There is far more to this world than taught in our schools, shown in the media, or proclaimed by the church and state. Most of mankind lives in a hypnotic trance, taking to be reality what is instead a twisted simulacrum of reality, a collective dream in which values are inverted, lies are taken as truth, and tyranny is accepted as security. They enjoy their ignorance and cling tightly to the misery that gives them identity.

Fortunately, some are born with spiritual immune systems that sooner or later give rejection to the illusory worldview grafted upon them from birth through social conditioning. They begin sensing that something is amiss, and start looking for answers. Inner knowledge and anomalous outer experiences show them a side of reality others are oblivious to, and so begins their journey of awakening. Each step of the journey is made by following the heart instead of following the crowd and by choosing knowledge over ignorance.

Knowledge is the key to unlocking our potential. It gives us the self-​determination, responsibility, and power necessary to cast off the chains of covert oppression. Knowledge is therefore the greatest protector, for it also gives us foresight to impeccably handle the challenges of life and, most importantly, to sidestep the traps on the path to awakening. The more you know of higher truths and apply what you know, the more you begin operating under higher laws that transcend the limitations of the lower. -Montalk

Redefine your perceived notion of common sense.

Subjects covered: history, science, evolution, psychology, mysticism, archeology, spirituality, the cosmos, philosophy, occultism, secret societies, UFOs, and ETs.
There’s a place beyond words where experience first occurs to which I always want to return. I suspect that whenever I articulate my thoughts or translate my impulses into words, I am betraying the real thoughts and impulses which remain hidden.
The Painted Bird (Jerzy Kosinski)
We’re all—especially those of us who are educated and have read a lot and have watched TV critically—in a very self-conscious and sort of worldly and sophisticated time, but also a time when we seem terribly afraid of other people’s reactions to us and very desperate to control how people interpret us. Everyone is extremely conscious of manipulating how they come off in the media; they want to structure what they say so that the reader or audience will interpret it in the way that is most favorable to them. What’s interesting to me is that this isn’t all that new. This was the project of the Sophists in Athens, and this is what Socrates and Plato thought was so completely evil. The Sophists had this idea: Forget this idea of what’s true or not—what you want to do is rhetoric; you want to be able to persuade the audience and have the audience think you’re smart and cool. And Socrates and Plato, basically their whole idea is, “Bullshit. There is such a thing as truth, and it’s not all just how to say what you say so that you get a good job or get laid, or whatever it is people think they want.
David Foster Wallace (via journalofanobody)
Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant filled with odd little waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don’t always like.
Lemony Snicket (via wordsthat-speak)
Sometimes, it is the smallest thing that saves us: the weather growing cold, a child’s smile, a cup of excellent coffee.
Jonathan Carroll (via wordsthat-speak)
Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island (via an-art-gallery)
Find meaning. Distinguish melancholy from sadness. Go out for a walk. It doesn’t have to be a romantic walk in the park, spring at its most spectacular moment, flowers and smells and outstanding poetical imagery smoothly transferring you into another world. It doesn’t have to be a walk during which you’ll have multiple life epiphanies and discover meanings no other brain ever managed to encounter. Do not be afraid of spending quality time by yourself. Find meaning or don’t find meaning but steal some time and give it freely and exclusively to your own self. Opt for privacy and solitude. That doesn’t make you antisocial or cause you to reject the rest of the world. But you need to breathe. And you need to be.
I think that the reader should enrich what he is reading. He should misunderstand the text; he should change it into something else.
Jorge Luis Borges (via fuckyeahjorgeluisborges)

perfectlyun said: i can honestly say i missed your posts! welcome back

Thank you, my friend. My presence will most likely be staggered but not without the intensity. Be well.

getstupiddontstop said: Thank you for all the material you post on your blog. The selection is wonderful and truly very helpful! It has sent me to the source at times, and other times, it made me think deeper in subjects I only superficially thought upon.

Oh you know I am fond of content that promotes consciousness bending, mind twisting, heart ripping, while at the same time exposing the bittersweet truths. It is my hope that we can extract strangeness from the mysteries of life. Be well.

Anonymous said: Thanks for coming back, we missed you! :)

Thank you, kindly. I’ve been around, but not within the digital medium. =)

You must be prepared to work always without applause.
Ernest Hemingway (via thelittlephilosopher)

(Source: thatlitsite)

Our concern, our empathy, our compassion has to be universal; it can not be selective, it can not be self-serving. We have to stand up for freedom and human rights everywhere, regardless of whether the victims happen to be Sunni or Shi’a, or for that matter Christian, Jewish, Hindu or Atheist.
Mehdi Hasan (via thelittlephilosopher)

(Source: bu-hashem)

Often misconstrued, authenticity is not about being an open book, revealing every detail of yourself without rhyme or reason. It is simply the act of openly and courageously seeing what needs to be seen, saying what needs to be said, doing what needs to be done, and becoming that which you are intent on being.
Scott Edmund Miller (via creatingaquietmind)