SMF - Just Installed!
I've been reading "The Sovereign Individual: Mastering the Transition to the Information Age" which was a book written in the late 90s I think, someone recommended it in the circles we frequent and I bought it on a complete whim, but its a very interesting book and "prophetic" in a way, as much as predicting that computers will change the world could be. Its a good book for two reasons, it kind of lays out the sort of skills you will need to develop in order to survive in the future environment. It also gives you an outlook of the lay of the land in the future, what your environment will be like, what role will government actually serve, etc. It seems like it might be a nice tie in book with KWML, I mean that is a book that people have been reading for 30 years now without the imminent thread of having their job automated by a computer, this book I am talking about was written 10 years later with a tech focusanyways didnt mean to throw you off the scent here, this is just the book I am reading right now, and again recommended to me within these circles and i immediately bought it on a whim because i havent read anything in a while. it didnt dissapoint yet
I've seen it recommended a lot here.Has anyone had any success with the "Active Imagination Dialogue" technique they outline at the end? Or do you treat it purely as a "philosophical" book rather than a self-improvement one?Also a general KWML discussion if there's anything y'all want to say about it.
Glad you checked it out. I don’t do the dialogue thing cause I don’t have the imagination or concentration to go through with it but I have developed rituals to commune with the different aspects and I use images of kings, warriors etc to visualize the ideal, right now I’m reading Gilgamesh as a companion to KWML and I’ve had a lot of insights to the meaning especially after reading Iron John which I also strongly recommend. I watch a lot of low budget 80s ninja movies as well, they have a certain earnestness about them that I like and they are centered around living lawful lives (in the sense of the ninja code, not like the legal law system)
I'm curious, do some of you guys watch Elisha Long on youtube, or are these books just a meme in self improvement circles?
I’ve tried a lot of other self help stuff and was in therapy for a while and had meds and tried psychedelics etc but the jungian psychomythological method has really worked for me where everything else has failed and I have a suspicion that it’s because it speaks to things I was aligned with very early on, especially the aesthetic of kings and warriors and magicians and wild men and gods and monsters, my earliest memories are of playing with LEGO castle sets, building kingdoms and designing the army and identifying the bad guys, I’m autistic
trying psychedelics is literally jew crap brah. Joe Rogan peddles DMT all the time. such people want your destruction. avoid all drugs, alcohol, masturbation etc. maybe have a couple shots on the weekend to deal with the stress of life, nothing more, literally
Yeah I quit drugs a year ago, I drink a little more than I should but not excessively. The drug lobby is designed to induce anxioparanoic hysteria in otherwise intelligent but neurotic people