Since, I appear to be the first to post here, I shall say a few words as an introduction. I am a peon. I talk in peon English. I'll not be able to converse in Heavy Academic English. I am well read; but, nevertheless, a peon.
In my pursuit of, what I call Spiritual/Emotional Growth, I have accumulated a large number of ideas, which I attempt to apply to my daily life. I combine the ideas in The Origin of Consciousness with Carl Jung's idea of 'the mental realignment of my priorities'. Accomplished by an 'autonomous noodle complex' or 'summarizer' (?).
I have had one personal experience with a 'voice' in my head, with 'pictures', and that was my last drink of alcohol for the past 15 years. Certainly, in the area of alcohol, my life changed instantly. I have been attempting to repeat this 'phenomena'; but alas, I have not even come close.
I don't care if it was self-hypnosis, a 'divine' encounter, the 'devil', the Bicameral Mind, the Bicameral 'God', a 'Summarizer', or an autonomous noodle complex. I have desperately tried to make contact with 'IT', one more time. I have tried to re-enact my emotional despair on that night, the utter defeat in my attempt to get free from alcohol, with no 'one or no 'thing' to turn to for help, isolated, abandoned, 'forsaken', "hopeless and helpless", ignored by the 'gods?', facing the realization that I would eventually die drunk.
After reading The Origin of Consciousness, I searched diligently, trying to find an author or 'group' that would be able to 'take it further'. Maybe, combine it with Carl Jung's teachings. Maybe, provide a format for 'practical application' in the daily life. Alas. I despair. Am I the only one searching?
I'll bathe in the River Jordan, dance around a Pentagram, chant endlessly, sit cross legged, whatever, anything to get results. I am reminded of the author, Hugo Enomiya-Lassalle, "Living in the New Consciousness", "Many will sit cross legged for many years, and achieve very little."
Air'ish, philosophical ideas are an interesting study. Practical application, enrichment of daily life, that is where it is 'at'. But, where is 'IT' ?
(To the Moderator: You may delete, move, edit, or whatever you consider appropriate.)
No Proof, No Worship.
My Soul is not immortal,
Has never been lost,
Can not be saved,
And will disintegrate
When this Mind/Body complex disintegrates.