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Mar 09 2013

Finite Personalities

fpSigmund Freud said that the mind is like an iceberg with a small tip rising above the surface, and a massive core down below. Most of us cling to that tiny island, obsessed with our thinking, and lose touch with our subconscious mind, the place of dreams, fantasy, intuition, and unity.

There are a finite amount of personality types embedded within the spark of conscious awareness given to the individual from the source. I’ll define ‘the source’ as the collective consciousness or collective intelligence manifesting itself as the universe. The universe is a cohesive unit with a progressive, evolutionary nature. Like a genetic algorithm, the universe began as a simple spark,which has been modifying, manipulating itself, and expanding since the event we called the Big Bang. This initial algorithm has blossomed into the complex reality in which we now live. Everything has intelligence whether awareness exists or not. A tree contains intelligence in it’s DNA which defines how it grows. Animals have intelligence whether they recognize it or not. Each individual entity retains a thread linking it back to the source, thus unifying all of creation. Even the sun and the planets express intelligence through their progression of existence and ultimate demise. All mass contains energy contains intelligence.

Intelligence is pervasive about the universe- non-localized because like energy, it is interchangeable with mass. As the source manifest within this reality, intelligence fuels its progressive evolution attaining awareness through life. Each of us contain a portion of source, perceiving ourselves and each other as independent… but we are one.  It could be said that God is observing us through ourselves. Humans seek comfort of the divine through many things, power, money, religion… but these are all empty promises because God exists in ourselves. As a society, and as a culture, we have forgotten our own divinity. We’ve lost our purpose and become robots, identifying only as the bodily form our awareness inhabits. Much conflict exist because of our apparent differences, irrelevant disagreements about truth, and delusion. That delusion is the source of evil.

The world suffered a significant loss with the rise of Abrahamic religions because most other sacred texts were lost or destroyed. We found some of them- the Gnostic Gospels, the Dead Sea Scrolls, hieroglyphs in Egypt and the America’s, etc. These jive with ancient Eastern texts describing methods for communing with our true nature- our unified divinity. They point out that the nature of awareness is clouded by delusion. The question I can answer is why would intelligence turn against itself why does it seem like intelligence is conspiring to destroy itself? Delusion? That seems to be the case at least on this tiny portion of existence. Intelligence or consciousness is conserved and can neither be created nor destroyed. It just is. It manifests, experiences the progression of time, and when it’s biological host dies, it is redistributed in the cycle of existence. If we could condense the lifetime of the universe into a perceivable amount, it to acts as a cycle, pumping out, in, out, in, creating the illusion of time.

No wonder love exists. It is the remnant of our unified nature, instinctually drawing us together and motivating us to help each other. Our conscious awareness has identified as being mundane, transitory, and characteristic of the material world. It glows like a background radiation permeating the universe.

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Aug 15 2012

Science Is Sure: Smart People Love Drugs

Science Is Sure: Smart People Love DrugsWith over 40 years of research to support their findings, a team of British scientists was slightly surprised to learn that people with higher IQs are much more prone to drug use. “It’s counterintuitive,” says lead author James White. “It’s not what we thought we would find.” And it’s not for lack of trying either.

The Cardiff University team consulted data from 8,000 people in the 1970 British Cohort Study, a group of human lab rats born in the same week in April 1970 and surveyed approximately once every five years about a broad host of topics. The results found that subjects that tested above average on IQ tests at age 5 were twice as likely to have done hard drugs within the past year, when asked at age 30. The smart kids weren’t just smoking pot, either; the numbers suggest that they prefer cocaine and ecstasy. White doesn’t know exactly what caused the difference but he has a good guess. “The likely mechanism is openness to experience,” he writes, “and, I think, it’s also this idea of having an educated view of risk as well.”

This is hardly the first time scientists have connected high IQ with drug use. Last year, evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa tracked a trend similar to that in the Cardiff study and also found that people with higher IQs were more likely to use drugs. He even took it a step further and offered a hypothesis of why. Kanazawa says that smarter people are attracted to “evolutionary novelties” like chemically processed drugs:

People — scientists and civilians alike — often associate intelligence with positive life outcomes. The fact that more intelligent individuals are more likely to consume alcohol, tobacco, and psychoactive drugs tampers this universally positive view of intelligence and intelligent individuals. Intelligent people don’t always do the right thing, only the evolutionarily novel thing.

Kanazawa’s theory would also support the latest findings. Because they require some basic, cocaine and ecstasy are evolutionarily novel in a way that marijuana is not. The good news for you smart people, however, is that even if you’re more likely to try drugs, you’re also more likely to kick the addiction faster.

PS: If you’re reading this and happen to have a high IQ, don’t freak out and do drugs. It’s really dangerous. Seriously, go watch Trainspotting or one of those scary new Darren Aronofsky commercials, if you’re not convinced.

via Science Is Sure: Smart People Love Drugs – Yahoo! News.

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