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    Post by Satyr on Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:37 am

    Slave Sacrifices
    Belief in absolute order is the trembling hope that fears the magnitude of possibilities and wishes to reduce them to more manageable probabilities, even if these lead to the authoritarianism of a singularity - they offer their free-will as a sacrificial appeasement to the gods, on metaphorical alters, and for a moment they stop shaking.


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    Those who seek infamy direct their words to a different audience than those who seek integrity.
    One is motivated by the desire to impress and to be acknowledged by the masses, the other is motivated by a desire to perceive the world despite them.
    It's the same difference as that between populism and pop-art, from realism, and true art.

    One feeds off the appreciations of others, the other spills forth despite the protests, and threats of others.
    One sees humanity as a small part of world, the other sees world as humanity.
    One samples from the herd to build fantasies they can all agree on, the other samples from world to build abstractions all can acknowledge separately.
    Difference of imagination from fantasy; masculine from feminine disposition.
    The difference between slave and master.


    Truest are the men who do not do it for fame and fortune, but do it because they could not live with themselves if they did not.


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    Post by Satyr on Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:39 am

    Among the rarest form of the ‘unlovable’ are not those who cannot love but those who cannot be loved.
    They see in the other's desire a need they cannot gratify, and do not care to, and are always finding better suitors for misguided affections.
    They overflow with all that they require, and suffer the isolation of a mountain channelling a waterfall.


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    Post by Satyr on Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:42 am

    Do not fight arrogance.
    Let it take you to its inevitable humiliation.


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    Post by Satyr on Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:43 am

    A criminal returns to the scene of the crime when he isn't completely sure how he managed to escape detection.
    His doubts turn to vanity and he succumbs to curiosity thinking he can repeat the feat, but ignorant about how he succeeded he doubles the odds of his failure.


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    Most scavengers follow sensing weakness and imminent death.
    The clever ones follow sensing strength and an imminent kill.


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    Post by Satyr on Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:44 am

    The weak-willed and the coward prefers to believe that he is a product of his upbringing, and that everything he is ashamed of and proud of is a result of nurturing.
    He sacrifices the positive to deal with the negative.
    In this way he convinces himself that what has been done can be undone, with a simple change of heart and a different perspective, using a new title.


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    Post by Satyr on Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:48 am

    Only a halfwit would consider the friendship of a dimwit something to be proud of.
    The witless find in one another a witty support.


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    Kindness is not only mistaken for weakness but it is also used as a shield for its preservation.


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    Post by Satyr on Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:08 pm

    Self-Handicapping
    Fitness Signalling

    The handicap signals the male’s fitness, its health (parasite resistance, potential to endure a disadvantage in an environment where advantages are crucial).
    In males we may dare to include the Negros’s above average penis size, connecting him to a primal less stressful environment where pleasure exceeds creativity as the desirable trait.




    Besides the pheromone subtle indicator, and female/male physical symmetry, proportionality, expressing an inherited resistance to Flux, self-handicapping, using these disproportional physical displays appears to be sperm-warfare upping-up the stakes.
    The evolution of such extraordinary displays places the survival of the genes above the survival of the particular manifestation of said genes. Males face increased probabilities of death, where the survival of the individual and the species are not an end, and have a short time to take advantage of a disadvantage.
    The competition of one-upmanship, is an inter-species affair.
    The advantage towards member of his own, is accompanied by an increase in the disadvantage in relation to world, and every other organism in nature.
    Elaborate songs, among bird species, exposing its position to predators, are such self-handicapping signals to females of their own species.

    The human species extends this genetic signalling, using words/symbols.
    Self-handicapping may take the form of revealing controversial, unpopular positions, within a group, where such displays have a high cost, or it may take the form of hyperbole, approaching the level of insanity.
    A male, in an effort, to out-do his competitors, go to extreme levels of signaling his fitness, either by imitating, and risking being exposed as a fake, or by applying the extraordinary, to impress, and attract, risking being exposed as mad – because on a personal level such handicapping is a form of madness (sexual frenzy).
    Masculine “thinking out of the box”, desperate to be seen, appreciated, by potential mates, may succumb to desperation when its own mind fails to find a unique insight. Creativity begins to seek alternate methods of accomplishing the same effect, a profound insight would have, by using the manipulation of words – to such an extraordinary effect as to imply what cannot be delivered, or presented, but only appreciate esoterically, as a secret insight.
    The practice of suggestion, and shame, can bridge most any skepticism in the intended audience, when it is comprised of average minds.
    The effect is self-defeating, of course, if the intent is to attract a superior female, who will see through such methods, but males tend to settle, for what they can get, and will inflate the outcome to hide their disappointment – this is part of the political agenda, directed to the members of the group that witness all of this; converting a defeat into a victory, or a disappointment into a great success, signals to the females in the group that this male is gifted.
    The motive is to pass on the genes, at the cost of self.
    Intellectual signalling takes this form of linguistic hyperbole, where the male signals its fitness, in relation to others in its group, while handicapping itself in relation to world/nature/reality.
    Though the idea(l) expressed may be detrimental to the individual, in the world, which remains indifferent to such matters, having no connection to it, its ability to impress, with extraordinary claims, those within the group feeling the stress this world places upon them, determines its internal value – this is called politics.
    Elaborate, supernatural, extraordinary word-based displays, that only have an inter-species effect, are examples of human self-handicapping.

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    Females must be pragmatic.
    They evaluate from immediate appearances and do not delve into the reasons or the circumstances in past, beyond a certain level - their perceptual-event-horizon is shallow/narrow when compared to a male's who must prove himself worthy, by exceeding competing males - intellectually this means to think outside the perceptual-event-horizon box of the challenger, or of the median.
    A female big horn goat does not have to understand the how and the why of the male's extraordinary, disproportional horn display.
    She responds to its presence, acknowledging the handicap as evidence of the male's health - that the male survived, up to that moment in space/time, with such a handicap is evidence of his endurance, balance, strength, cunning etc.

    In human contexts, the sheltering of institution, allows exaggerated human displays of handicaps, but the female need not evaluate this factor, unless she is, herself, exceptional, but only respond to the fact that despite the handicap the male is present, is immediately apparent.
    This exacerbates the sperm-wars where male self-handicapping is used to signal health, and passes into the absurd, because there is no big cost to the handicap.
    What is left to appreciate is the immediate effect.
    Human males begin to compete on the level of noetic absurdities, or symbolic hyperbole, because they will not suffer the consequences of such handicaps, and the human female, being pragmatic, will appreciate the immediate impact, by how pleasing, and impressive the display is - pleasure is the most visceral, primal, way of appreciating value.
    She need not incorporate into her judgment the institutional factor, but only the immediate presence, and the fact that it remains present.
    No matter how rational, and self-aware she might be, the effect is instinctive, automatic, genetic.
    She responds to the impression of the exaggerated self-handicapping, interpreting it as a product of health, fitness, even if it is protected from world and has not been tested in world without this intervening protection.

    Competition takes the turn towards the extraordinary, the supernatural, and because words, referring to noumena, have not the cost of actions, or words referring to noumenon connected to phenomena - they do not suffer that limitation - competition between males becomes a game of verbal hyperbole, where the only criterion is that it remains true to its own fabricated premises, no matter how detached from reality they might be.
    Self-Cohesion, indicates symmetry, creativity, self-awareness.
    Competition becomes a juxtaposition of noetic cohesion, no matter how absurd the abstractions/noumena might be, in relation to an indifferent world of (inter)activities - a display of mental self-referential mastery, a comparison of fantasy, the fantastic (imagination detached from the limiting phenomena of precedent).
    The more fantastic, positive, pleasing a fabricated noumenon is, the more it is appreciated, though it remains irrelevant outside the mind.

    If we compare this to other species self-handicapping and take the red deer as our example, then the male deer's balance, its ability to endure the mass/weight of those extraordinary, disproportional to body mass/size, horns, brought to bear against another male of the same species, will determine the victor, and the female's surrender.
    These same horns may be a detriment against species outside this sexual display, or completely useless - species is a sexual category, as is human.
    The female awaits the victor, and does not evaluate any other factor. She does not have to, since this is all automated, and a product of evolution, as is her appreciation of a male's impressive handicap.
    As such, a more severe handicap, measured against that of another male's, for balance, endurance, self-referential cohesion, is appreciated by the female - she is attracted to it and does not have to comprehend the reasons, nor evaluate factors in relation to long-term consequences.

    In a noetic context, because human females appreciate physical and mental symmetry, any intellectual competition comparing world-views, or awareness in general, are evaluated in relation to themselves - how balanced, how not self-contradicting they are, because survival is not in question.
    The absence of value in world, like the deer's exaggerated horns, or their minimal effect, does not matter.
    What matters is inter-species comparisons of handicaps.
    The value, in other words, based on pleasure, or how it impresses and remains true to itself, and not how it relates to world.

    Philosophy becomes such a display, when left in the hands of men-children, handicapped and detached from reality.
    How pleasing and impressive the claims, how they remain self-referentially harmonious with their own premises, is what is judged - though these same positions might be detrimental, or insignificant, useless, in the world.

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    Like ornaments in our home, they serve no practical purpose.
    Their value is symbolic, transmitting a meaning we wish to associate with who we are.
    Ornaments, like sexual signals, are representations; superfluous, useless in all matters except how they pass on a message to the ones that can interpret/translate it – in most cases members of our own species (gene), evolved to respond to these ornamental displays, or members of our own meme, trained, to decipher the meanings symbolized, educated to connect them with other meanings, other noumena, or to phenomena.
    Some signifiers cross species (genetic) boundaries. Mammals understand a growl, for example, but not fish, not birds, the latter simply responding to the loud noise.
    Sexual signifiers are also ornamental, having exceeded, sometimes contradicted their original function.
    Peacock feathers, evolved to give flight, now weigh the animal down. Goat horns evolved for defence, or scraping nutrients out of soil, tree bark, now are useless in that function, or their utility is severely hampered, and only serve as display pieces, that actually make the animal less able to defend itself, or efficient in feeding.
    Words, released from their utility, of man engaging world, placed in a safe environment where survival is practically guaranteed, become ornamental displays – superfluous, symbolization, hampering the mind to engage world, but meant to seduce, to impress, to attract with their garish insinuations.
    MANifesto: Society – Culture – Words
    Language made into an ornamental display – art with no functionality, no relationship with reality.


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    Post by Satyr on Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:11 pm



    Don't know if they've done studies on intellectual signaling and self-handicapping.
    Perhaps I've touched upon a field that requires exploration.
    Tried to give an overview of the topic, as I understand it.

    Basically, the same that applies for self-handicapping in the reproduction strategies of song-birds, big horned goats, peacocks, and in human social self-handicapping as ornamentation, jewelry, and consumerism, in relation to "sexy" products like clothes, and cars must be followed further to include signaling on an abstract, intellectual level.
    A male looking for a higher-end female, mentally speaking, and wanting to display himself in relation to males belonging to an intellectual sub-group, will contexts the average mind will not pick-up on, like the signaling of a red dear is lost on a wolf, or another species.
    On the intellectual sub-grouping self-handicapping will take the form of ideologies, theories, appropriated, slightly altered, and then inflated to an extreme to impress others that can read the signaling.
    Again, the theory built within a sheltered environment does not have to worry about the costs, and only expect the benefits, if it remains within "acceptable" parameters.

    A male, wanting to signal his own genetic value will adapt a pre-existing one, personalizing it linguistically, by altering the metaphors, the words associated with it.
    The utility of the "philosophy" need not apply to a world outside human artifices, same as the peacock's tail, need not have any other utility outside peacock mating rituals, and signaling status to other male peacocks.
    Its "utility" is strictly emotional, its motive to impress with its hyperbole.
    If it were to be applied outside human contexts it would either be useless, having a neutral effect, or detrimental to the individual - self-handicapping.
    Within the relative safety of man-made environments built these elaborate mental structures, and compare them to one another's.
    They have no application in world.
    Their value determined by their appeal, how impressive they are, and how self-cohesive - they do not contradict themselves within their own premises.

    The signaling is the same as it is in any other species: "Look at my beautiful construct, useless in all ways except as a exhibition of how much time and how many resources I can waste within suffering any immediate negative consequences."

    Words (symbols) take the place of feathers, sentences and ideas (abstractions) the place of the tail, or the song bird's song, or the ram's horns.



    From meme to gene...
    Feathers arranged into tails, wings, meant for a specific function, sometimes change acquiring a new function,m which now comes into conflict with the original function.
    This is true of horns, feathers, singing, and words.
    The original function of the word as a connector between subjective and objective (subject/self <> word/language <> world/object, corresponding to mind <> nervous system <> body and/or son<>holy spirit<>god/father).

    We can now understand the Modern approach to "philosophy", as a signaling medium.
    With survival relatively "guaranteed" language becomes a medium for displaying self.


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    The general factor of IQ tests is referred to as the g factor, and it typically accounts for 40 to 50 percent of the variance in IQ test batteries. Charles Spearman developed factor analysis in order to study correlations between tests.
    E= introversion/extroversion
    P = Psychoticism


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    Post by Satyr on Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:50 pm

    Like virtue signalling self-handicapping is a way of displaying one's ability to survive despite the severe burden one assumes willingly.
    The deer has its disproportional antlers, the peacock its tail, and humans their sport-cars, art collections, mansions, and altruism.
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    Post by Satyr on Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:28 pm

    It is possible for a man who feels bitter towards those of his own kind to ally himself with their, and his enemies to find vengeance.
    Vengeance against his own blood.
    This has been associated with the r/ reproductive strategy, related to herbivorous species, usually living in large groups....such as herds.
    We may find its psychological counterpart among social carnivores - the omega-male complex.
    The alpha, is the dominant, and the beta is the challenger aspiring to be alpha, then there's the gamma, who is both and neither.....but then there's the lowly omega.
    Such a psychology would feel closer to the enemies of his own kind, than to his own kind.
    They, like him, despise the same higher echelons of the same social group... his group.
    This is the psychology of those who feel rejected, that only have others to blame for their lowly state.
    It's underlies the Marxist psychology, and is the root of Abrahamism.

    For females it is entirely different, because the female is attracted to anything that she intuitively senses as powerful, and what can produce a safe, harmonious environment within which to gestate and ween her potential offspring, and within which she can aspire to make long-term alliances.
    Her motive is to support any system that will be stable, rich in resources and safe. She prefers popular movements, because quantities hold power and belonging, and her reproductive role requires of her to be included within a powerful entity, such as a group.
    A female may resent the males of her own tribe when they impose rules that force her to settle for inferior males, because the superior males are all taken.
    Monogamy is such a restriction that females both benefit from and secretly despise.
    Females want to have the healthiest, smartest, most fit babies possible, and when the males in her group push upon her a male that, in her estimation, is substandard, she resents this. She is intuitively drawn to superior males, and tribal and/or racial identities do not matter to her, particularly when she is a beta or omega female.
    Her genes make her filter out inferior genes, even if they belong to her own kind.

    The omega male will find an ally in the female, for he is not that different to a female....being that he is an emasculated male.
    A female will despise authoritarian masculinity that imposes strict rules upon her sexual conduct, or that is brutal, and will find in the omega a friend.
    The popularity of Abrahamism among females and the lower strata of males is understandable....and this also explains the popularity of Marxism, and currently of post-modernity, among the same demographics.

    The omega may also display an attraction to powerful masculine icons, as a way of compensating for his effete nature.
    Both females and omega-males may even support hyper-masculinity in other tribes, in other groups, because these alien groups challenge their own alpha and beta males, even if their own kind may be less vulgar, and brutal.
    Undermining his own people is a subconscious motive underlying all omega-male ambitions.
    Omega's may rewrite the history of their own tribe to decrease its appeal, to slander and degrade it; may redefine the intellectual and physical works of his own people, to make them appear more akin to other tribes, or to the tribe they've rallied behind to avenge themselves against their own kind.
    An omega, is unable to aspire to become an alpha, or even a beta, so he may be attracted to passive ideologies, promising egalitarianism, peace, fairness, openness to other tribes...anything to diminish the bloodlines that made him possible.
    He would rather destroy his own bloodline than live with the knowledge that he was its lowest product.


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    Post by Satyr on Wed May 02, 2018 6:25 am

    Distance makes the 'heart grow fonder'.
    The mind perceives distance as an open field of possibilities.
    The world does not intrude on the mind's evaluations; all merges and separates. The loss of detail permits speculation, and the positive dominates.
    'Good from afar; far from good'.
    Distance allows the spirit to forget and forgive.
    A open expanse of space/time between observer and observed.
    The mind stands in the open, safe behind a wall of distance. Possibility and duration lose their immediacy; remoteness pushes them away, towards the horizon – the edge of perception.
    Distance is what language uses to detach mind from world.
    Making language vague acts like the effect of mediating space/time.
    An imitation of haze, fabricated by the intentional ambiguity of symbols.
    At a distance all seems beautiful; the mind projecting, filling in gaps in perception with its desires.
    At a distance the object is concealed though it stands revealed.
    All fades with time, all fades with space.
    Past is cleansed of its worse elements when memory recalls events from the depths of distant time/space. Distance is divine, sanctifying all.
    It permits the mind to wash away the written, and rewrite its own script.


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    Fatalism
    Illness could be the mind/body settling for what will protect it from what could prove to be far worse for its well-being – inverse Placebo Effect.
    Unable to calculate all the possibilities, the mind turns to madness to protect itself from them, or makes the body ill, forcing it to turn inward, and to raise its autoimmune defences to their maximum.
    Cynicism is the same, its reverse being blind faith in the presumes ‘positivity’ of the unknown, or a form of self-induced insanity, sacrificing an ineffective reasoning tool to the complexities of probability; having lost confidence in rationalism, or its own abilities to judge, the mind turns to the irrational, hoping the unknown, chaos, will randomly prove to be better, convincing itself that the random hides a deeper order that will bring about a higher form of order – fatalism.
    ‘Higher’ is always assumed to be ‘better’ for the individual.


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    Post by Satyr on Sat May 05, 2018 9:33 am

    To adequately explain my positions on body language, what it is, how it works and so on, I have to begin by laying down the groundwork, as I see it, and build from there.
    I'm a bottom<>up thinker, so I have to do this to make it comprehensible to others, and, primarily to myself.
    Brevity is a virtue and I will try to be as succinct and clear as I can.
    Nevertheless, the topic is complex and much more can be said about every part of it, but the topic is body language so this foundation has to be brief, and solid as possible, to make what follows make sense.

    I begin with how man perceives existence.
    Man converts existence to a duality, because without it there is no juxtaposition and without that there is no consciousness and no judgment.
    Thinking is the juxtaposition of abstractions (noumena), formed by the synthesis of internal (esoteric), and external (empirical) data, with the apparent (phenomena), which is the perception of flux, or dynamic (inter)activity, that which is present/presence, interpreted the apparent.
    An organism is this tension, this conflict, between self, and otherness.
    It converts the flux, into dualities, by using the simplest method of on/off, and therefore the easiest to evolve.
    In eastern traditions this dualism is conceptualized as yin/yang, in the west we conceptualized it, under the influence of Abrahamism as good/evil, and in secular contexts as positive/negative, and/or good/bad.
    This on/off refers to systolic/diastolic metabolic rhythms, or cellular cycles, and to the simplest mechanism of neural energy flowing through neural clusters, triggering 'on', and no neural energies flowing through neural clusters, the state of 'off'.
    These states are not absolutes, because the difference between energy and what we call matter is a difference in rate of (inter)activity relative to the observing organism, and its metabolic rhythms...so its a mater of relationships.
    From this simplest neurological mechanism we get dualities, like good/bad, for starters referring to what is edible, and what is not edible, and from there we get the friend/foe, duality, and the fight/flight automatic reaction which becomes ingrained in the organisms DNA, as memory.
    Male/Female is this dualism manifested as sexual specialization.
    From this mechanism we also get binary logic, and our mathematics 1/0, duality, producing geometry and the extension of these binary codes in space time, forming lines and shapes that map out existence for the mind.
    To conceptualize existence the mind must convert flux into dualities, like (inter)action, denoting a degree of harmony, is converted to the concepts of attraction/repulsion.
    This duo signifies the relationship, which can be approached from the perceptive of degree of harmony and/or degree of disharmony, which is how patterned (order) and non-patterned (chaos) Energies (inter)act and by interacting become apparent.

    The difference between what we call 'life' and the rest of existence, is memory.
    What differentiates life and distinguishes it from the non-living, is that its (inter)actions are informed by a past, which is stored, as code....and we call this DNA.
    For the living the past is never lost....it is always present, and this is why like needs and suffers.
    Need/suffering is life experiencing the flux of existence, relative to its past.
    We can say that for life the past is never forgotten, but is always made present, and that life is the constant challenging and reaffirming of the past, in relation to the present (presence) - the basis of evolution.
    To remain as brief as possible, the difference between what we call 'higher' organisms and 'lower' ones, is that for the latter past is made present, and present constantly (inter)acts, but for the former there is an added element of the 'future'.
    Past is made present, and then projected, as a form of preemption, into 'future'.

    So lower organisms, or less-sophisticated ones are past made present - dualism; higher organisms, or more sophisticated ones, are a triad, with the addition of 'future = past/present/future.
    In the Platonic paradigm this is represented by the triad of charioteer/reigns/stallions - reason/will/passions = mind/nervous system/body.
    Christians took this and warped it into father/holy ghost/son.

    We have an ascent, from duality to a triad.
    This is the distinguishing factor separating man from all of existence and from other, known, life forms.
    This triad is fundamental to comprehending body language, and psychology in general.
    It immediately points to different relationships with existence, and with each other.
    The mind/body divide, which I've analyzed in a thesis named Narcissism & Schizophrenia, is the root of nihilism and this current crisis of identity.
    It's a form of institutionalized psychosis.
    Compartmentalization, or newspeak, as Orwell named it , is this internal noetic compartmentalization expressed through the symbols of the nervous system, words.
    Nihilism also produces institutionalized autism, which is a byproduct of socioeconomic specialization.

    Passing over to our focus we've established the evolution of a triad, as a product of an advancement, from dualism (past made present), into a triad (past made present projected toward future).
    This triad is the basis of our spirituality, philosophy, and our psychology.
    In organic terms it is mind connected to body via the nervous system, which also includes the brain, as its processing hub.
    Nervous system belongs to both and to neither, as it is the nexus where the physical is converted (translated) to energies, and where these energies are converted to mind, or consciousness.
    As such we can say that language is the expression of the nervous system, first converting internal/external data to a medium the brain can process, and then re-converting them to (inter)actions (movement), and/or to art.
    Art is the externalization of mental models (abstractions), via a medium. Could be marble, sound, colour, texture, etc.
    Language is an rt-form, externalizing the mind's abstractions as sound - vocalizations, at first, and then as symbols, as it evolves in accordance with mental development.

    In language we see the triad fully expressed as past (DNA), present (interaction), future (idea).
    There are, therefore, three stratum to language, each corresponding to mind/nervous system/body.
    All these are part of communication, or a conscious and sub-conscious level.

    The body expresses itself, through automated processes not fully in the control, of the mind.
    This is why body can judge in antithesis to the mind's judgment - genes conflicting with memes.
    This conflict occurs in the nervous system, as anxiety....and comes out in language.
    Even written language can have three tiered meanings, sometimes one contradicting the others: text/sub text/intent.
    What words we choose, where in the sentence we place them, their frequency, all produces a linguistic melody.
    There's the dictionary definition, facilitating communication, there's metaphor implying something vaguely, and then there's the motive which is expressed sometimes without the writer/speaker being conscious of it.
    Body language should be added to the last part, only it is more clear when it is physical, and nor written.
    The writer can go to great lengths to clear his text of his own unconscious messaging, but the actor, the speaker, cannot.
    (Inter)activity is released in space/time and is not code, so it cannot be erased, or modified, nor can it be fully hidden.
    The reason why we wear clothes is because of the body's honesty, that may contradict the mind's speech.
    Body Language is the body expressing itself, through the nervous system, although the nervous system is not necessary, as in the case of plant. The human also emits odours, chemicals, energies into the world that circumvent the mediation of a nervous system. But even if they do go through the nervous system they cannot be fully controlled.
    This is what Know Thyself refers to - a continuous effort to know self, meaning past made present, and direct it towards an unknown, unpredictable future.
    We call this self-consciousness, and it may inhibit actions, and/or make them less graceful, fluid....because of the mediation of mind.

    Body Language exposes the body's automated, memorized, reactions, and we call these 'tells' when they are not controlled or conscious to the actor.


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    Females are genius in reading body language - deciphering subtle physical cues.
    Their reproductive role depends on them figuring out the group's psychological dynamics, the social hierarchy, and placing herself within its midst - figuring out her position in relation to others.
    This is why they gossip, as do men.

    To make their talent more effective it has to remain intuitive, because rationalizing it would exclude data....a female compensates for her lack of clarity, with the awareness of subtlety that is then incorporated into a vague sensation they cannot rationalize, explain, define....but can feel.
    Vagueness allows her to include into her 'mental models' data that would be rejected if it could not be included coherently...as in the case of reasoning.
    This is where males fall behind. For them clarity is essential (being hunters), so they need to incorporate data into cohesive models. Males, therefore, reject all data that cannot be incorporated, or that contradicts cohesion.
    Females use vagueness to assimilate data that contradicts other data, or that cannot be incorporated into a cohesive model.
    She sacrifices quality for quantity. Depth of thought is replaced by breadth of thought.
    This is how her mind can include larger amounts of data into her judgments.
    This is automatic, because it is her body's genetic memories that are judging, and then sending this judgment to the brain where it is converted to sensation - an inexplicable feeling.
    Women are also more emotional....they rely on their automatic reactions to phenomena, having more confidence in their bodies than in their minds.
    They are perfect genetic & memetic filtering agencies, and are used to symbolize nature: the intuitive and counter-intuitive aspects of order/chaos.

    This makes females difficult to fool, and more prone to disillusionment.
    Depending on how feminine/masculine they are, and what organ dominates - determining her psychology - they are usually in conflict between the ideals, they've been taught (meme) and the body's reaction to the wold in accordance to a past (precedent): the meme/gene conflict.
    Their minds may be told to value things, and male traits, that their bodies have evolved to reject.
    This conflict is what has been called 'female mystique'.
    Female indecisiveness, shallowness and fickle loyalties are due to this mind/body conflict, and her role as DNA sampler and evaluator.
    This is converted to memetic judge and jury.
    Her mind's judgments, raised to use cultural standards, conflict with her body's judgments, evolved in more austere, threatening environments.
    Pragmatism, versus instinct, or as they would put it: the mind versus the heart.

    Body language is what she is fluent in, and she knows not how or why.
    Words are not decisive to her, depending on her quality of mind, because she knows they are representations that can be meaningless.
    This is why she speaks a lot - like an echo orientation. It is more the sound, frequency, and sequence, followed by the response, the reaction, that she is reading.


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    Post by Satyr on Tue May 08, 2018 7:06 am

    The divide between the mundane and the spiritual is the division between mind/body, from the perspective of mind.
    Mind uses language to separate itself from the corporeal - freeing itself, in theory.

    The body remains indifferent to the mind's ploys.
    Through it the past imposes itself as presence. The world is for the mind a problem confronting its strategies - the body a constant re-minder, recalling what mind wants to forget.
    Body needs; mind desires.
    From the excess energies the body produces the mind hungers for release.


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    Post by Satyr on Sun May 13, 2018 6:42 am

    Human nature = a compound concept made up of two parts.
    Nature = refers to past.
    Human = refers to a species, a reproductive type.
    Human nature refers to a shared past due to the cooperation necessitated by heterosexuality, manifesting in shared traits.
    Each individual is a slight divergence from a shared family past.
    Each family is a slight divergence from a shared tribal past.
    Each tribe is a slight divergence from a shared racial past.
    Each race is a slight divergence from a shared species past.
    Each species is a slight divergence from a shared organic past.

    Memory (first-hand = experience – second-hand = DNA, third-hand, knowledge) is the connector to this past.
    Experiences = first-hand knowledge – nurturing
    Genes = second-hand memories inherited from parents – nature.
    Memes = third-hand experiences inherited via oral or written language – culture.
    Race is, therefore a compound divergence, slightly modifying inherited potentials in all shared traits.
    The progression increases the modifying divergence.
    Human nature is this shared past that diverges from other species, and species is a shared past that diverges from other organic life on earth.


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    Post by Satyr on Sun May 13, 2018 6:43 am

    Memory can be ignored, denied, forgotten, or it can remain unknown....but it cannot be expunged, cannot be erased.
    Memory refers to what cannot be changed - altered/erased - immutable. It refers to God, as a determining concept, that is both ordered, knowable, and chaotic, unknowable, mysterious.
    The present re-minds us of the past as appearance - aesthetics.
    Presence is chaos and order synthesized as interactivity that can be perceived and converted to phenomenon - the apparent.
    In the ordered apparent the random reveals itself as the unforeseeable making consciousness necessary - free-will is this organic consciousness of the immediate, the apparent, that adjusts to the unforeseen.
    Chaos, correctly defined as randomness, determines the degree of freedom will has.
    Will refers to the aggregate energies, conscious and unconscious, the mind can focus upon an objective.
    The objective is the product of juxtaposition and triangulation - evolving from dualistic juxtaposition towards higher forms of judgment that triangulate. Value refers to this juxtaposition and triangulation.
    Through the apparent the past is revealed - uncovered, un-forgotten (aletheia).

    No judgment is absolutely correct, so this juxtaposition, triangulation, must be continuous - every time slightly adjusting to errors in evaluation and to the cosmic flux of interactivity - consciousness mirrors cosmic fluidity, attempting to harmonize with it.
    Cost/Benefit is the outcome of every judgment and subsequent interaction that is informed by its judgment - applied.

    Philosophy attempts to become efficient by minimizing the cost of every wrong application of judgment, by using the juxtaposition of ideas, given a symbol/word - theoretical.

    The effectiveness of such a method is dependent on the minds qualities, involved in this method - their honesty, constitution, courage, integrity.
    Philosophy fails because only a few minds possess the right traits, cultivated to the right balances to remain objective and free from corrective elements, like self-interest, emotion, particularly fear, fatigue etc.
    In this case application of theory resulting in costs/benefits is more effective.


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    Cost/Benefit refers to the evaluation of the consequences after every interaction in relation to self or to an objective and/or external standard of measurement.
    The mind juxtaposes the consequences in relation to his judgment of the objective, using himself (subjective) or a different, indifferent, standard (objective) of measurement.
    This is the triangulation of actor (will)/objective/consequences (cost/benefit).
    The accuracy of the judgment of objective and of costs and benefits determines the effectiveness of the actor's corrective adjustments.
    The slightest error in judgment results in error in application and an increase in unforeseeable consequences - costs/benefits.
    An error may be costly or beneficial, yet it remains an error which cannot be repeated because it was not foreseen nor intended.


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    Post by Satyr on Sun May 13, 2018 6:44 am

    The reflective mirroring can act as a mesmerizing surface.
    The mind perceiving itself reacting to its own perceptions, discovering in them patterns it then associates with world, because self is a product of world.

    Perceiving self perceiving itself, reacting to itself, can become a self-referential loop.

    In art this becomes a projection of the artist's own reaction to world - externalized reactions via a medium, becoming a idol for self-contemplation.
    The observer finding patterns in his own projections to then reflect upon, and to decipher, leading to a new projection.

    To stabilize the process and give it a cohesion, the artist chooses a unifying theme, making it the identifying icon of his reflections of his own projections.
    It becomes a replacement for orienting objective, a kind-of buoy as it dives deeper into its own psyche.
    Reactions to his own reactions of a projection lost in time-space, like a diver loses sight of the surface he dove into, loses his sense of up and down.
    With no external stabilizing reference in the indifferent real this process can go on, in infinite regression, becoming stranger and stranger - surreal.
    Abstraction built upon abstractions with nothing to connect it to the world but emotion, sensations.

    Philosophy being a form of semiotic art falls victim to this losing an anchoring in the real.
    A philosophy can be built by referring words/symbols to more word/symbols, a perspective on another's perspective, with the world nowhere to be found - but alluded to, like a peripheral vision, of a surface the diver has lost sight of.
    As one dives further into the abyss of the internal, only a faint glimmer of light, infused by the liquidity of flux, hints at a surface. The diver is immersed in his own thoughts, reflected back to him.
    He is in the abyss of his mind (nous - νους), contemplating himself contemplating himself.....
    Meditation is broken only by an external consciousness contributing its own meditations.
    We are in the realm of the mystical, the occult.
    Philosophy built upon [philosophies, referring to philosophies, reacting to philosophies that are commentaries on philosophies.
    Perspective built on perspective referring to perspective, reacting to perspective that judges a perspective.
    Art of art, reacting to art, referring to another's art, as a copy and imitation of an art of another art...

    Inter-Subjective cocooning.

    In such a diseased environment how you define a word is no longer dictated by a world indifferent and independent of the mind's interpretations and reactions, but it becomes a definition referring to another's definition, based on a reaction and so on.
    The mind can define a concept in a way that would make it impossible to find a reference outside itself. It can then spend a lifetime searching for what it has no hope of finding.
    To explain why it cannot find it it will then fabricate supernatural, surreal, justifications.
    It does not want to find the concept as it has defined it, because it intuitively knows it will be detrimental to its well-being - the brain protects itself by defining concepts in ways that will make them unreal, and by doing so the possibility of finding the reference are nil, and along with this nil the possibility of being threatens, hurt, insulted, also become nil.
    The mind self-deceives to self-preserve, having placed its survival above its desire to see existence, and its own place within it, as clearly as possible.
    Mind plays a word game with itself.
    It's only interest in language, and philosophy, is to find loop-holes, or methods of Gordian semiotic knotting.

    Such minds are prone to addiction, finding in chemical inebriation the same disconnecting numbness and surreal self-hypnotism that relieves their existential anxieties.


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    Post by Satyr on Sun May 13, 2018 6:44 am

    So life evolves from dualism into a triadic in a multi-dimensional cosmos.
    Life relates to cosmos as a triad developing a fourth conception of possibility, in a cosmos that began as a dyad, and then exploded towards multi-dimensional space/time.
    Increasing randomness refers to this continuously fragmenting, multiplying, dimensions.

    Absolute chaos would mean infinite possibilities.....so it is as absent as the singularity - all absolutes being abstractions existing only in the mind as vague concepts.
    God, in the Abrahamic sense, refers to this non-existent singularity, and Satan refers to this absolute randomness of chaos.
    Chaos makes life possible.
    We see here why Satan is worshipped as a necessary evil. Both benefactor and trickster.

    Pagan gods were fighting alongside humanity against chaos - Titans.
    This is why they related to their gods as superior beings, superior anthropomorphized forces, not as salves to master, as the Abrahamics relate to their singular one-god.

    The evolution from simple dualistic organisms, to tridiastic ones, indicates an ascent, and the deciding factor was the evolution of the nervous system/brain, that divided and synthesized mind/body, in the third person.
    I've described the ascent of consciousness from lower to higher in metaphorical terms  HERE.


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    Post by Satyr on Sun May 13, 2018 6:45 am

    We find in the triad the entire canon of modern spirituality.
    An idealization of the yet to be completely known and understood, and its representation in allegories and mythologies.

    Nervous system evolved last, and language emerges from the nervous system synthesizing and interacting with the world beyond the mind/nervous stem/body triad.
    Semiotics are crucial as they both give form to the apparent, and give form to its product, the abstraction.
    So they are part to assimilation (input) - abstraction.... and part of their return outward as expres​sion(output) - art.
    Confusing the two is where nihilism begins.


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