Meaning Is Subjective;: It Needs to Be Interpreted In Regards to Reason.

by, Brett Urben, written for the Apollo Institute of Reason AIR Review©, republished with his permission

Mad Meaningless Meaning

In the Illuminist line of thinking with its focus on reason, madness, with its focus on subjective meaning comes with the territory, it seems. When your entire worldview and perception of reality is altered, you’re lucky if you only come out the other side mildly unscathed. Some of us with religious families or friends, lose them, and if we’re unlucky enough to grow up in a conservative area, our left-wing politics can be quick to leave us stranded, with no outlet for expressing our own ideas besides the internet. This can lead to isolation and, if our genetics leave us prone to it, mental illness.

One of the primary reasons I see for madness in online Illuminism concerns the sufferer’s attempts to find meaning in the smallest occurrences. Some become paranoid of others and, because of our link to the Pythagorean Illuminati, delve deep into absolutely deranged conspiracy theories, never regain their previous rationality.

I find it necessary to state clearly the difference between reason and meaning in the hopes of avoiding these events in the future, as the lines seem to blur for these people and create a canvass of terribly confused mythos delusions and ideas.

Meaning is Not Reason

Here I will define meaning as something’s intended purpose or result. People who undergo cycles of madness typically believe that an occurrence in their life had an express purpose of creating a certain result which becomes crystal clear in hindsight. Fortunately or unfortunately, it’s an innate feature of the human condition to search for meaning, and some are plagued with the notion that it is to be found in the most minute and obscure of places.

Reason, as we define it in Illuminism usually refers to either rational thought or as a descriptor of the “stuff,” or arche, of existence itself. Here I mean quite literally something’s cause. We can say “everything has a reason,” and still maintain our objectivity. “Everything has meaning,” unfortunately delves into the purely subjective realm. Reason pertains to Logos, and meaning to Mythos.

Meaning is Unimportant Overall

So many people in esoteric circles, especially on the twisted, abhorrent, and horribly sickening mess of tubes that we call the internet, are obsessed with finding meaning in every tiny crevice of a series of events that they become insane cave people, trolls, or a terrifying combination of the two: Discordians. Carl Jung suffered from regular psychotic episodes because of what I think were obsessive quests to find meaning in every thought or feeling he had. He had a need to link them to a higher order of symbolism, especially because of his theory of humanity’s vast reservoir of meaning and history stored within the Collective Unconscious.


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Although we ascribe great importance to Jung and his theories, people become infatuated with his idea of synchronicity. A synchronicity in the Jungian concept refers to, basically, a “meaningful coincidence.” Some Illuminists seem to forget the “coincidence” part of that definition. Coincidences do exist, and if we look deep enough, we can connect almost any two disparate ideas or events in as convoluted a fashion as we like.

Meaning Needs to Be Left Behind

Here’s how to avoid the insanity that results from making everything into a synchronicity: focus on REASON. Instead of trying to find subjective meaning that makes you feel like a special snowflake, search for the reasons why these synchronicities are possible in the first place, and think about them in an objective context (i.e., how they occur for each of us, not just yourself). Thankfully, we now have about one hundred books that detail how the entire universe functions and why it functions, including an entire series dedicated to eradicating the insane theories of subjectivist trolls.

Hopefully this helps to keep some of you rational and level-headed. The last thing we need is for more of us to succumb to madness, irrationality, and the subjective abyss. Unfortunately most of us are not as adept as Jung in pulling ourselves out.

Nec dextrorsum, nec sinistrorsum

The American Survival Guide

by Brett Urben, written for the Apollo Institute of Reason AIR Review©, republished with his permission

America is a laughing stock to the outside world. While we take innumerable selfies and post unending narcissistic Facebook rants about how blessed we are to have such loving family and friends, bombs are going off in the Middle East, pirates are murdering innocents in Somalia, and a small number of billionaires are living extravagant and disgusting lives which spit all over the countless people suffering in abject misery across the globe. In this country, smart people fight for survival.

Survival: All the Rest is Propaganda

If you live in the US, every single day, you are subjected to propaganda which serves to influence you into either buying some terribly produced product, believing in some insidious lie, or assuage your fears of the grim future which is assured unless we overthrow the oligarchs who run the planet. Just the other day I came across a sign in a grocery store which told me that the company is doing its part as a wise and productive “corporate citizen.” If you are like me at all, things like this have the ability of throwing you into a deep and furious rage which only drugs or sex can quell.

Survival: Hitting the Ground State

Unfortunately, there are so few Illuminists in existence that we rarely have anyone within the Matrix (heretofore referred to as America) to share this anger with in productive ways. The only way to survive in this country while still being assaulted by a ridiculous amount of malignant signals is to take a tip from the philosophical great himself: Socrates.


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As philosophers we have a skill that billions on the planet lack: we can say we know nothing. If understood through the lens of Ontological Mathematics, this phrase takes on a whole new meaning. The key to mental survival is holding no beliefs. We can “know nothing” and return to our personal, rational ground states. This becomes a shield which blocks those annoying messages from advertisements, mass media, and the internet which only exist to sway opinions to one side or the other. In fact, these errant signals, when interpreted correctly, can give us energy in the form of anger, which we can channel into our projects. We can find ideas for retaliation within them.

Survival: America is a Lost Cause

Unfortunately there isn’t much that us enlightened folk in America can do besides ride the storm. If we’re lucky enough to be near politically active groups, we can lend our aid. If we’re fortunate enough to have material wealth, then we can be of even more help. What many outside of the country don’t understand is that for those of us bright lights trapped in the vast darkness that is The United States, every day is a struggle to maintain our rationality while confronted by forces so irrational that even Charles Manson wouldn’t have a problem fitting in today. Hopefully, by using the Old World Order and their foot soldiers’ propaganda against them, we can maintain our sanity while also fighting the good fight.

For us here, hope is all but lost. Our leader is resembling Adolf Hitler more and more as the days pass, we have a massive percentage of the population supporting him even as his list of transgressions grows unbelievably longer, and even worse, a lot of them have access to firearms.
Hopefully change comes soon. Sadly it appears it will most likely be in the form of a mushroom cloud.

Ad Absurdum


‘Mysterium Tremendum’ Excerpt Commentary

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In light of Brett’s recent, basically accurate, blog post criticizing New Age, I’m writing an alternative advanced viewpoint, commenting on classic (AC) article ‘Mysterium Tremendum’ on topics later discussed Michael Faust’s AC ebook Eastern Religion for Western Gnostics. The article is in bold and my commentary is not.


Like the earth, the human body is said to contain key energy points and channels. Eastern medicine focuses on these. Acupuncture assumes that a subtle energy, called ch’i (associated with the vital “breath” of the cosmos, or the energy that animates all things), flows through 14 channels or pathways (called “meridians”) in the body. Needles inserted at precise points along these channels can remove obstructions and get the energy to flow properly again. Ch’i has two components in balance: yin and yang. If these become unbalanced, illness results.

These meridians in Taoism are equivalent to nadis–‘nerves’–in Hinduism/Yoga (and Jainism(?).) Even many Westerners definitely experienced unusual/intense activity/sensations in these, but it’s not clear whether meridians/nadis and chakras on/in them exist other than as nerves and simply locations in them. Electricity goes through the nerves, but it’s not understood if that is all, or–in relation to mathematical mind–how. Certainly it may have to do with different types of waves from the mathematical mind also called the monadic self.

Ch’i is the equivalent of r = 0 dimensionless mental energy.

In Hinduism, prana is the equivalent of ch’i, and chakras (energy centres) are said to absorb prana and distribute it through the human “subtle body” or aura.

The seven chakras are:
1)    the root chakra (at the base of the spine)
2)    the sacral chakra (in the genital region)
3)    the navel chakra (in the solar plexus)
4)    the heart chakra
5)    the throat chakra
6)    the frontal chakra (between the eyebrows)
7)    the crown chakra (at the top of the head)

Those are the main spinal chakras, though there are said to be minor spinal chakras (major and minor through the head totalling about 37, according to esoteric text a Hindu yogin gave me,) several more in the head, and perhaps hundreds to millions throughout the body. The frontal chakra is also called the third eye.

Each chakra is associated with different emotions and behaviours. It’s important to have them in a healthy balance. Opening or “activating” the chakras can lead, so it is said, to improved health, profound experiences, and even enlightenment.

You could say this is because chakras are associated with different levels of being, such as body, life, ghost, mind, soul, spirit, divinity (of course the energetic/spiritual are all the same thing–the mathematical monad–or alternatively as The higher-level Illuminati described a bit elsewhere, energetic/spiritual bodies correspond to Jungian consciousness levels.) The seven major chakras are also associated with seven major glands. It’s not clear chakras really have any relation to emotions and behaviours or whether they are part of a mathematical mental body more real than the material body, or if they are merely locations. If they are real, they could be involved in health, as well as ‘magic/psychism’ as the higher-level Illuminati say some paranormal things exist, but as Faust’s associate Mike Hockney later wrote in the God Series, only mathematics leads to enlightenment. Some people call the opening of the third eye (or parietal eye in the pineal gland, which has optic nerve) ‘enlightenment,’ and many people imagine it to happen, but if it does happen, it’s very clear that’s what it is: not involving imagery, but seeing light that is about as bright as the sun, and likely being temporarily disembodied, and also a nerve electricity prerequisite described in the next section.

Kundalini – the “serpent power” coiled at the base of the spine can be awoken, causing it to travel up through the chakras and strike like a serpent into the brain. This serpent bite is a double-edged sword. If done properly, it can bring enlightenment. If wrongly, madness can result.

Many people have experienced this (it involves electricity that would be felt involuntarily, and can also feel like fluid being forced up a pipe perhaps painfully) but Taoism (in which Kundalini-Shakti may be The Greater Kan & Li) and Yoga (a philosophy) don’t really have a complete model rather than partial, heavily mythos-based one.  Yoga texts describe the process of Kundalini awakening, i.e. bodhana (ascending,) Shaktipat (descending) to states at which adepts  attain enlightenment–states which even some Westerners attained–but everyone falls from Taoist & Hindu ‘enlightenment’ (and often goes mad) because it’s not (Neo)Pythagorean Illumination, (Neo)Platonic Enlightenment. Not just madness can result, but electrical shocks, heat and minor burns. It is said to be safer for the power to descend from the top of the head (though not much theory on that besides having a so-called ‘guru’ do it for you,) but that when yogis raise it, they do it in still (seated or lying) meditation only, then lower it back.

Chinese acupuncture [or Taoism including that] and Hindu chakra therapy [or Yoga including that] are closely related, and could probably be combined to make them more effective.

Anyone/Westerners undergoing Hindu/Yogic Kundalini awakening (or The Greater Kan & Li ) would be foolish to try to understand it without Taoism, or vice versa without Yoga… that being said, one must drop the huge amount of mythos in both Yoga and Taoism and find what they haven’t found.

In Western terms, various forms of psychotherapy might be considered equivalent to acupuncture and chakra therapy. Jung’s concept of libido – psychic energy – is similar to ch’i and prana, and the use of psychotherapy to clear mental blocks and traumas can achieve similar outcomes to acupuncture and chakra therapy.

The full similarity is to Hindu Yoga and Taoist Qi Gong (physical exercise similar to physical Yoga) & Nei Gong (meditation/etc.,) as well as perhaps other aspects of Ayurveda (Hindu medicine) and Traditional Chinese Medicine other than acupuncture. Kundalini and the chakras it goes through are part of Hindu philosophy and mythos, particularly Yoga and Tantra, and are understood in those contexts; it’s probably Westerners who coin terms like ‘chakra therapy’ as a simpler thing (along with many inaccurate versions of Yoga) separated from traditional Yoga.

A new type of alternative medicine could be formed by bringing together all of these disparate techniques.

That is important as humanity may be becoming slightly more rational, smart, knowledgeable, spiritual, and philosophical. More people are starting to focus on the philosophical/spiritual rather than religious, finding out about far Eastern philosophy, and have problems related to trying its techniques.  Western mathematicist rationalist idealists want the mathematicization of Yoga and Qi Gong, and the result’s integration into the Illuminati’s final grand unified theory of everything.

New Age Bulls***: Where’s The Merit?

by Brett Urben, written for the Apollo Institute of Reason AIR Review©, republished (edited) with his permission

As ontological mathematicians of the highest caliber, the Pythagorean Illuminati espouse thought and intuition over sensing and feeling. Unfortunately for us, this means we’re left out in the cold when exposed to the public sphere. Those of us, whether extraverted or introverted, who align with the former two functions are surrounded on all sides by about 90% of the human race, who wander aimlessly as if they were robots on a completely different frequency, operating on a wavelength that we could never hope to comprehend. But in the middle is the New Age crowd.

Their insanity and our rationality seem to meet in the middle when it comes to those who we label “New-Agers.” Their beliefs originate with the New Age religious movement. This species specifically focuses on feelings and (hopefully) intuition. They prattle on endlessly about “good vibes” and abhor conflict in all forms (if only they could stop conflicting with us, right?). As soon as someone with “negative” energy enters the room, they turn on that person with the ferocity that only Mephistopheles could take. If said person mentions anything that makes these loonies feel bad, they immediately enter into some sort of evolutionary pack mentality which forces the rational, “negative” person to slip deeper and deeper into their own negativity.

The New Age: Trust Me, I’ve Seen This Before

These people ramble endlessly about “third eye intuitions” and “radiating positive vibes” so much so that even [I’m turned off (and that’s unusual for me)]. However, there is a connection we can make between positivity, negativity, symmetry, and antisymmetry.

If we consider positivity to be spawned from the Luciferian instinct, which is concerned with preserving universal symmetry at all costs, and negativity to be born of the Satanic instinct, which only hopes for power through force (i.e., conscious antisymmetry events), then we can associate “good vibes” with the preservation of group cohesion, and “bad vibes” with the individual hoping to either enter said group, or dominate it as an individual.


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Unfortunately, the new-age people I complained about earlier won’t read this article at all (if you are, then you are immediately excluded from their hopeless addiction to the ecstasy of ignorance, so thank you!).

The New Age: Aligning Thought With Feeling

A good way to bridge the gap between rationalism and new age-ism is to begin with what my own mother called “sitting with one’s feelings.” Start a thought and analyze your feelings as you do so. Since everything is literally just thinking in action, it isn’t as hard as it seems. Observing the right and left sides of your body (corresponding to your left and right brains, respectively) as you think and feel will give you a sense of the dialectical flow of information. Hopefully this will lead to the strengthening of your corpus callosum, an increase in your mind’s power (negentropy), and the ability to use either one of your brains for the task which suits it best. However, I’m not you, so do take all of this with a grain of salt.

And please, for the love of Lucifera, do not go mad. Don’t troll us. Don’t blame us for your inadequacies. Just live and let live.

Vibes Positivum!

Electrons, Equations, And Souls

by Brett Urben, written for the Apollo Institute of Reason AIR Review©, republished with his permission

Electrons and their ability to seemingly occupy the same space have bedazzled and frazzled scientific materialists the world over. How can this be possible? Wouldn’t it be easier to just say that only one electron exists and can be anywhere it needs to be at any possible time? Obviously this would contradict many of the barely stable edifices of the current scientific paradigm and force an entirely new way of thinking, for (ostensibly) some of the greatest minds that the human race has at its disposal.

The number of electrons in existence is completely incalculable (at least until we know what the highest possible number is (we label this number Myriad). There is, however, a perfectly rational way to resolve this issue before that number is discovered. Ontological mathematics, as always, gives us a way out of any philosophical dilemma.

If we think of electrons as having a positive or negative charge, and remember that the universe itself must eventually balance out to net zero, we can deduce that each electron that exists has a partner which has the exact opposite (either positive or negative) charge. Since we Gnostic Mathematicians know that the universe will eventually reach perfect symmetry, and thus the end of the current cosmic age, we can rethink electrons in a much simpler way (using pure mathematical logic): As Above, So Below.

How Do Electrons Relate to Souls/Monads?

Well, since monads are all that actually exist, and their contents are just unoptimized, inefficient collections of basic sinusoidal waves, we can see that if we consider each of us as our own personal equation, then we are all constantly revolving around one another, in sometimes desperately futile attempts to relate (or balance our equations in pursuit of symmetry).


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We are all expressions of one supreme, immutable, and overarching mathematical law which guides us, binds us, and literally creates something out of nothing at every possible instant that we exist. This law is a formula discovered by the genius Leonhard Euler which we call the God Equation.
Each of us is an expression of this equation, with our only differences being our current sets of complex coordinates, represented by ai+b. These coordinates are the result of our unique positions (or I suppose we could label them as perspectives) that we have as a result of the massive antisymmetry event (better known as the Big Bang) which created the six dimensional spacetime reality that we inhabit today, and allows us each to individuate in a relentless competition for power (I call this The God Game [Thanks Mike Hockney]).

Since we are constantly and intuitively calculating and recalculating our current complex coordinates, this allows spacetime to continue to exist. The God Equation, if you aren’t conscious enough to do it yourself, will force you to accept a set of coordinates.

In our own mindspaces, we perceive the spacetime world as being relatively stable, with change happening at a snail’s pace. If we didn’t have minds, we would perceive absolutely nothing. We wouldn’t see, taste, touch, hear, or smell. The reason we can at one time perceive no motion and at another see the world moving by rapidly is because our actual selves are located outside of the world that they perceive. Everything, including thoughts, emotions, and physical movement are in constant motion. We can, with the power of our own conscious minds, quite literally slow down time and space. Have you ever been bored and felt like every second was passing as if they were eternal? Have you ever performed on stage and at the end realized that you don’t remember exactly how it went because you were “in the moment?”

Back to Electrons

When we touch an object, we aren’t actually touching the object itself. The forces concerning the electrons at our fingertips are interacting with those of the object. Even waving your hand in the air is manipulating space time. The Force is very real, and all that it takes to have it is conscious awareness of everything I’ve said in this article.

Onward to Abraxas!

Datum perficiemus munus.

We Will Sink Or Swim With Climate Change

by Brett Urben, written for the Apollo Institute of Reason AIR Review©, republished with his permission

Climate Change and Its Dialectical Necessity

pollution and clean energy concept.

Debates over humanity’s impact on our planet’s climate rage like Trump at a coke party. Are humans having an effect? Would our environment be just as f***** if we didn’t exist in the first place? The debate itself is a pointless exercise in frustration and mental masturbation. I will explain why climate change is a necessary part of planetary and human evolution and why playing the blame game is useless, and why, if we don’t fundamentally transform our outlook and behaviour, the dialectic will crush us and simply start over again.

Climate Change is Necessary

As with everything in the space time domain, climate change is a dialectical challenge imposed to test the human race. It forces us to become smarter and more technologically advanced. If we don’t achieve these things, becoming more conscious and mentally evolved as a result, we will fail and join the rest of the collective’s evolutionary failures in a state of utter extinction. As hyper capitalism drives us to starve ourselves of natural resources, pollute the atmosphere, and not care about the effects of our actions on the environment, we are either forced to confront the consequences of our excessive consumption and stupidity, or allow them to consume us and leave us as nothing but a skid mark on the ass-cheeks of dialectical evolution.

Endless Debate Will Not Stop Climate Change

Proving that humans are causing climate change is useless. There can only be scientific evidence which suggests that we are directly causing climate change. What is most important is progressing enough as a species in order to overcome it. We know it’s a problem that needs to be solved. That’s all that matters. Anyone who denies that it’s happening is an ineffectual nobody who only has a voice because people for some reason feel the need to validate their existence by arguing with them in the first place. The cause of the deniers is strengthened by wasting the time of people who could be fixing the problem rather than proving it exists in the first place.

Climate Change is the Final Test

Climate change ensures that our species will be forced to mentally evolve beyond its current, almost animalistic state of childlike confusion. If we don’t, we will suffer an agonising defeat, and all of the beautiful works of art and genius that the few bright flames among the vast swaths of extinguished candles will be lost in the abject emptiness of space. Humanity is to the dinosaurs as climate change is to the asteroid that brutally destroyed them. The dialectic has no qualms with ending our miserable existence and starting anew. Either we stand up, accept our own ability to change the course of history, and literally change the world, or we lay down, accept our fates, and submit to forces seemingly outside our control like the helpless babies we’ve proven ourselves to be time and time again.


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At every crossroads, humanity has gone the wrong direction. We’ve chosen fairy tales over knowledge, charlatans over geniuses, and submission to tyrants over domination of our own destinies. We have free will. We can transform our species into gods. We can still save the planet, ourselves, and ultimately the universe. It’s either that or we throw away all of the great work that Pythagoras, Hypatia, Leibniz, et al. have created and bestowed upon us. At this crossroads, one path leads to Hyperborea, and the other to the abyss.

The Archetypes Will Guide Us to Godhood

by Brett Urben, written for the Apollo Institute of Reason AIR Review©, republished with his permission

Archetypes: The Script in a Cosmic Roleplay

“All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts…”


We are actors with a blank resume. We aspire to be heroes, villains, fighters, soldiers, revolutionaries, leaders, healers, caregivers, casanovas, thinkers, mystics, you name it. Most of us exit the stage after being less than an extra in the play of life. The stories and myths we tell ourselves display some of the roles that humanity has played since the beginning of civilisation.They represent primal archetypes. The programmes which guide the workings of the human soul.

But why are they so powerful? Why does our species have the ability to identify with the same archetypes, and personify them in such a way as to make them a reality?

Archetypes, egregores, the collective unconscious, and morphic resonance are all interrelated and intimately connected with our mental evolution towards godhood. They are explained through ontological mathematics and ensure that the universe reaches perfect symmetry at the end of a cosmic age.

Archetypes, non-mathematically, are “…underlying forms… from which emerge images and motifs such as mother, the child, the trickster…” They are symbols that manifest themselves in human existence and interaction, and are personified in us and other beings. In a sense, archetypes are Plato’s Forms. However, they are not eternal, and are composed of basic sinusoids (which are eternal) combined into more temporal complex functions.

When we think of a certain type of person, such as a jokester or bookworm rather than a specific one like your cousin John, we are in fact thinking of the archetypes. Archetypes can be seen in regards to figures from history or just people we know. This happens because all humans can unconsciously tune into the same archetypes, and as a result, express similar behaviours.

Archetypes and Morphic Resonance

Morphic Resonance is a theory produced by Rupert Sheldrake which asserts that “…natural systems… inherit a collective memory from all previous things of their kind.” He was specifically talking about material, biological organisms sharing a collective capacity for learning between themselves. However, with an ontological mathematical framework and the knowledge that we are all made of the same “stuff,” we can say that we all have access to the archetypes as such, we have a mental, mathematical method of in which we “inherit a collective memory.”


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As more and more monads fully express certain archetypes, it becomes easier for others to access them too. Just as Sheldrake spoke of rats being able to navigate a maze more easily, humans will more easily be able to perform complex tasks, become smarter, and achieve divinity because of other humans who managed it before them due to their own efforts.

How do we use these Archetypes in real life?

As we we repeat the behaviours of certain archetypes, they grow stronger and attain a higher frequency, giving those who access them a better chance of performing that action better than before. Think of it this way: in America, soldiers are normally respected in public before even saying a word. Their uniform, haircut, imposing stance, and hardened demeanour automatically triggers a learned response from most people. The respect archetype is strong in these people. This applies to doctors, politicians, lawyers, you name it. To be a rational, thinking and intuitive person, you behave like Leibniz and Descartes, and you study rationalist philosophy and mathematics. To be a scientist, you study and think scientifically like Carl Sagan or Albert Einstein. Those who were exemplars of these archetypes strengthened them to an incredible degree. Those who partake of the same activities as these people, tap into the enhanced archetypes they left behind, thus speeding up overall progress.

It’s more than simply practising however. Tapping into archetypes involves a change in attitude, behaviour, and even personality in very rare cases. Could psychosis or mania be the result of a person being completely overtaken by an archetype? The Greeks thought of enthusiasm to mean being possessed by the gods themselves. Could the gods simply have been archetypes that were expressed very strongly?

Now think of it on a cosmic scale, with every conscious species accessing these archetypes. If a soul could completely express one of them, especially one that has existed within our collective unconscious for billions of years, and has a profound effect on every being it comes into contact with, how powerful could they become?

The key to gnosis is the complete integration of all unconscious content into one’s consciousness. This includes the archetypes. As we progress through our countless numbers of lives, we experience different roles and play different parts. We access different archetypes. The gods are those who have played every role, and rationally made each a part of the totality of their selves.

Because of morphic resonance, the more monads that become god, fully expressing the Abraxian archetype, the easier it becomes for the rest,  until finally, the cosmic tipping point is reached, where the necessary number of gods is reached causing a chain reaction, making it easy for the rest of the monadic collective to achieve godhood. In this moment the universe immediately achieves perfect symmetry, bringing an end to the Cosmic Age.

The end point is all well and good, but what about the most powerful archetypes? What about the journey towards the tipping point and the ones we assume during it? The ones that drive and dominate existence itself? What of the Demiurge, Lucifer, and Abraxas? Are they more prevalent in our lives than we thought? Can they communicate with us directly? How could they possibly do so?

In a subsequent article I will explore this in greater detail.

Reason Will Transform Us

by Brett Urben, written for the Apollo Institute of Reason AIR Review©, republished with his permission

Is exercising reason useless in a world that refuses to acknowledge it’s relevance? It is precisely because it is seen as useless that it can be so powerful. People wonder through life with no real goals, no long-term purpose, and no cause that they find sacred and would gladly fight to the death for. They have no principles, and if they do, they are based on emotionalism and short-sightedness. They’re stressed, and many of them are not even aware of how stressed they are. They can’t find a reason for it. Knowing why something is happening is key to changing it. In every aspect of life. Mental and physical.

The Human Immune System Obeys Reason

We cure diseases because we have a sufficient reason for their existence, which allows us to identify the main problems and address them as adequately as our knowledge allows us. The human body, if strong enough to detect and destroy pathogens, becomes stronger as a result. It knows how to combat them, and can more easily defeat and protect itself against them. It operates dialectically, as everything does.

The Principle of Sufficient Reason

“For everything that exists there is a reason why it is such and not otherwise.’

Essentially, there is a reason why everything happens. This is the cornerstone of rationalism. What if, like the human body, we could identify the problem at its very core, and change it? Often, disease is the result of poor health habits. If we can change those habits quickly enough, we can avoid it altogether. We know what is causing the disease. What if we realised that everything is simply a combination of basic sinusoidal waves. Could we solve our physical problems at the deepest level, because we know the precise cause? Could we change our own personal combination of waves in such a way as to make us completely immune to stress? To pain? To fear?


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People already do this without realising the meaning of it. Navy SEALS are trained specifically to mentally overcome physical obstacles. They overcome their pain sensitivity, their fear of the environment, and their stress. Stress becomes an indicator of when to act, rather than a dam that slows down their progress. They are irrevocably transformed by the conquering of their own feelings and fears. Just like the human body.

Pure Reason Transforms Us

Reason allows us to overcome our suffering, to know why it is happening. It allows us to identify the real root of the problem and act more decisively in changing it. The smarter we are, the more we access pure reason. The faster, the more effectively, and the more efficiently we can solve any problems we face at the most minuscule, particular level, and at the grand, universal level.
It turns us into efficient information processors. Recyclers of asymmetrical junk information and producers of symmetrical, rational information. Our mental immune system has become perfect at processing pathogens such as fear, anxiety, belief, faith, and all other forms of subjective irrationalism. Eventually, this occurs instantaneously. At its most powerful and efficient level, we become gods. We know all of the answers. We solve problems instantaneously. We can control space and time itself because we know better than the collective producing it.

Emotional Reason is Submission to Fate

The monadic collective operates according to unconscious reason. It does what “feels best” at that moment in time. What feels best is an increase in power. It has no concept of planning for the future, or the ability to recognise that a period of suffering can result in much greater power later on. The unconscious dialectic progresses through pure emotionalism at first. This means that if you judge what’s best solely on your emotional state, then you are in effect being controlled by forces outside of your control. You are not free.

Rational thinking based on pure reason frees us completely from that control. It allows us to free ourselves from our unique perspective, but still retain that perspective. It processes emotional reason, proves it wrong, and becomes stronger as a result. It strengthens us. It empowers us, and it allows for the types of superhuman action we thought only possible in movies and comic books.

Currently, achieving this requires the greatest amount of suffering capable by a soul. It requires journeying through the unknown country of the unconscious, facing our deepest fears, conquering them, and coming out the other side as a vastly transformed person. You will fail at first. But it’s absolutely necessary…

But the kind of person you are is the result of how you deal with failure. Not that you failed in the first place.

Can you handle it?

Ad augusta per angusta.

Free-Market Capitalism Does Not Reflect Human Nature. It Destroys It.

by Brett Urben, written for the Apollo Institute of Reason AIR Review©, republished with his permission

The core philosophical argument in favour of free-market capitalism constantly returns to the same tired reasoning regardless of all of its flaws and inconsistencies which are pointed out to its proponents. Yet still Capitalists claim it is the only economic system which caters to and understands “human nature.”

Their thin layer of understanding about human evolution which, essentially is the “law of the jungle” seems to support the selfishness which stands behind Free-market Capitalism. After all, according to Darwinism, we’ve only gotten to this point because of brutal, relentless competition which allowed us to survive and evolve.

Is free-market capitalism a result of Darwinian evolution?

But are we here economically due to this brutal, ruthless, evolutionary instinct? The ideology of free-market capitalism would actually disagree with this.

Did early humans who were competing with one another pay for lobbyists to influence the alphas of the jungle to let them do what they pleased?

Did early humans who were competing with one another have a police force in their pocket to harass other animals and protect their vast resources?

Did early humans who were competing with one another have access to the media with which to spread their ideas of self-interested competition? Did they own that media? If the average person grows up never hearing a single negative thing about the system that indiscriminately crushes millions in its wake, do you think they will ever question its existence and validity? Regardless of one’s side in the nature vs. nurture debate, this question merits asking.

My point is: even the ultra-greedy, completely self-interested economic (and therefore political) rulers of the world see the need to work together to ensure their continued dominance. True competition does not exist, at least not anymore. And it never will as long as there is a free (rigged) market at the fore.

Why can’t healthy, fair competition exist among humans? Why is is that only the super rich work together while the rest of us compete?


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 Can Free-Market Capitalism be explained using the theory of consciousness?

Pure Darwinism only applies to animals. Humans, with their developing neo-cortices, had the capability of producing self-consciousness and, therefore, free-will and foresight. Free-market capitalism’s misunderstanding of human nature stems from how consciousness came to be.

We became conscious as a species purely through socialisation and collaboration. Without others to confirm our existence as individuals, our conscious ego could never have developed. Through language, we gradually recognised that we were each different, with different thoughts, feelings, qualia, etc.

Basically, human nature, at its core, is social. We would not be able to espouse the ideal of “rational” self interest (as economists like to call it) and cutthroat, free-market capitalism if we were never social creatures who intuitively recognised the need to not be cutthroat and purely self-interested.

Now, we can label this as a form of self-interest (as I have explained in a previous article) but, leaving pedantry behind, it is clear that in order for human civilisation to have existed in the first place, humans needed to cooperate and look past their own immediate interest in maximising their individual power for a higher purpose: consciousness, free-will, and self-directed evolution.

Does pure self-interest, survival, instant gratification, and brutal aggression have a part in human nature? Of course. Before were we truly humans or were we animals? Those characteristics exist in our lower, id-ish, reptilian brains. The question to ask yourself is: why did we evolve the ability to transcend those impulses? Was it so we could ignore the more rational aspects that we developed?

That is exactly what we’ve done so far. The system of right now only appeals to our animalistic, childish and insecure reptilian brain. We need instant gratification, we need to be told we’re special, we need garbage surrounding and penetrating us so that there’s no risk of us putting that higher brain to good use.

As computer scientists say: garbage in, garbage out.

Has free-market capitalism taken away our humanity?

We are no longer human. We aren’t even animals anymore. We’re automatons. The elite have debased us to the point of abject meaninglessness. We are no longer souls with subjectivity. We are objects existing for the express purpose of powering a machine whose every part is breaking down.

Free-market capitalism is doing exactly that, and its appeal to human nature collapses in on itself when we see the ideology for what it is: a massive, global excuse for us to accept the enrichment of the few at the cost of everyone and everything else. It has turned us all into monsters and nearly completely eradicated our ability to use out neo-cortex, our higher thought.

We wouldn’t be here if we weren’t meant to cooperate for a higher goal. As it stands, we have a few rich cartels cooperating for their own higher (or should I say as low as Hell itself) goals, while they divide us by age, race, gender, physical ability, and whatever else their media wants to convince us is important to our fragile identities.

They’re just a bunch of old, fat, saggy men who haven’t earned a thing in their lives while convincing themselves that they’re our gods because of that exact reason.

Unplug their life support. In fact, smash the mechanisms that allowed this in the first place. 100% Inheritance Tax and the destruction of offshore banking will allow us all room to breathe for the first time.

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New Atheism And It’s Failure As A Movement And An Ideology

by Brett Urben, written for the Apollo Institute of Reason AIR Review©, republished with his permission

Scientific Materialists like Richard Dawkins deny that purpose exists. This is evident in New Atheism’s militancy in which they campaign to eradicate religion. They feel, because of its dominance and harmful effects to the human psyche, and as a result, the planet, that it is their sacred cause (i.e.: purpose) to end its rule over humanity’s future.


Need I say more? Purpose is inherent in the universe. Even those who deny purpose are driven and controlled by it. If New Atheism could take a step back, and see itself for what it is (a messy, dialectical response to the entrenchment of Abrahamism), then it would immediately understand. Of course, if they acknowledged that, then their entire worldview would be shattered and require reconstruction.

The irony is that they feel it is their purpose to assert the non-existence of purpose.

Unfortunately, as it has in the past, atheism will make no meaningful gains in the war against religion. Humanity’s need for purpose, comfort, resilience in the face of adversity, and, most importantly, an actual answer to its peculiar and terrifying condition requires a replacement of its current worldview, not the abolishing of the need for a worldview.

New Atheism is essentially nihilism, masked by a gutted and philosophically bankrupt version of Stoicism. Its adherents speak of science giving all of the answers, when it has conclusively provided none. It describes processes that occur and their causes, not the reasons why they occur: their purpose.

The irony is that they rely on an infinite regress of causes to “explain” how the universe operates, while denouncing theism for its infinite regress of causes that “explains” how the universe operates.

There is no functional difference between deism and the scientific explanation of the Big Bang. This shows that science is nothing but an interpretation of data they have gathered by observing patterns. Other scientists could just as easily be deist, and at least deism appeals a bit more to our sense of purpose.

To New Atheism, denial of purpose represents a giant middle-finger being flipped to the current religious establishment. If the population of the West has an average mental age of fourteen, then New Atheism has a mental age of about sixteen. They are in the rebellious teenager phase, and have yet to see past their current impulsive, irrational, and unconsidered perspective on life. It’s “cool” to be stoic in the face of meaninglessness and the creeping depression that results from it.

Are they allowed to be proud for refuting Abrahamism and breaking free of its psychological control? Of course. I applaud anyone who is able to do something like that, especially if they were up to their necks in it.

Are they allowed to be arrogant know-it-alls who appeal to reason and yet deny reason’s existence? Technically, yes. And that’s why they are beyond annoying.

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There comes a point when refuting an ideology that is so obviously nonsensical, destructive, and childishly false must be seen for what it is: a necessary task.

If you are a hyperrationalist, you know that there is so much more to learn, and that there are thousands of people today whose intelligence dwarfs that of your own. To make refuting a children’s story (albeit a horrifically violent one) a point of pride becomes an embarrassment.

Admittedly, I was a militant atheist know-it-all from age fifteen to eighteen. I know the feeling intimately. It’s an exercise in mental masturbation to ‘debate’ with creationists, especially when you find a group who encourages it.

But there comes a time to grow out of our rebellious teenage years and become adults. If you truly want Abrahamism to be defeated, then find a suitable, healthy, and, most importantly, purposeful replacement for it.

Don’t write “But there is no God” as a Facebook comment on a post about someone’s family member’s funeral. You’re doing nothing but strengthening the dialectical antithesis to your cause of New Atheism.

Your movement will fail anyway. It is so far removed from the human condition that it has no possibility of gaining any serious traction.

You might as well not look like a prick while you fail. At least add a bit of dignity to your arrogance.