“The great European charlatans of the 16th and 17th century mastered the art of cult making. Just like us they lived in a time of great transformation. Organized religion was on the wane and science on the rise. People were desperate to rally around a new cause or faith. The charlatans had begun by peddling health elixirs and alchemic shortcuts to the wealthy. Moving from town to town they originally focused on small groups – until by accident, they stumbled on a truth of human nature. The larger the group they gathered around themselves the easier it was to deceive.”
Robert Greene pg 216, Law 27, The 48 laws of power.
The article in the link below contains the facts on spiritual business of the modern age: how much ‘spiritual teachers’ of various denominations earn, the bells and whistles of spirituality that hook humans to go in search of… what?
Kenneth (Jed) is not greedy by comparison, and I never said his was an organised extortion on a grand scale. He is more of a lone wolf in that respect. But the fact remains – it is nothing but a BUSINESS based on suggestibility of human nature, psychological immaturity and general fucked-up-ness of just about every human you meet. Yourself included.
I know, because I was once. I was you in that past life.
Jed calls it ‘getting the banana’. Have you got the banana yet, monkey? The only difference between you and me is the fact that I KNOW I am a monkey, and you don’t. Hence, the books reading, the long protracted conversations about the nature of Reality and ‘enlightenment’, the ‘attainment’ dick comparing, forcing Self to ‘love another’, while the plain and simple truth is: you don’t, are unable to love. Humans shamelessly take. They take emotions, material goods, attention, possessions, mutually depleting one another, leaching resources in the name of survival and then moving on to the next victim.
You don’t love you boyfriend, you love the stories about you boyfriend and how he makes you feel.
I probably love you B/F more than you think you do because I have no stories attached. I just am him… simple as heck and hard as heck to realize.
Love ya, Jed.