Well, fuck me. I am THOROUGHLY disappointed by what Jed wrote. So of course then, being me, I need to understand why that was the case. Here goes..
First… science and terminology
To make it clear… there are no words such as ‘holotropy’, ‘jeddism’, ‘autholysis’ in relation to mind.
is the breakdown
of all or part of a cell or tissue
by self-produced enzymes.
Jed borrowed a valid scientific term to lend credibility to his ‘new method’ of self-inquiry. He also simultaneously bashed science as a whole, stating that scientists ‘got it wrong’.
What did they get wrong? No scientist in the right mind will believe that personal existential questions can be answered through the tools available to science. One does not ask the toaster what the meaning of life is.
This is NOT what science is, and this is NOT what scientists do. Scientists are probably some of the most intelligent humans on this planet, because they grapple with problems and concepts and SOLVE them, concepts and ideas that are well beyond any average human being.
But it is OK to borrow scientific terminology, right? Own personal ramblings on the nature of this world begin to look so much more credible, right Jed? Holographic... quantum… autolysis... all good, to steal what is not yours, and then bash them for doing what should be done here in this world: understand how real things work. Then one gets to use electricity. Then one gets water delivered on tap into the house. Then one doesn’t have to toil the fields like our ancestors did.
Scientists do not set out to ‘save the world’. They set out to make things that work, and will work anywhere in the universe.
You borrow from them and then have the audacity to slam.. like any normal human would, according to the jungle law. Why not get objective for once and see things as they really are>>>>>>>>> Science is not religion and does not claim exclusive knowledge. It is a practical tool that WORKS. Period.
is a term invented by Stanislav Grof.
Combined the part ‘holo-‘ (Means ‘whole’)
with -tropy (means ‘a combining form in abstract nouns).
No shit. What does it mean? Who the hell knows. There is something vague about an ‘alternative technique’, ‘breath work’ and ‘consciousness exploration’, but they are all called ‘HOLOTROPY’. Got it?
That’s it! Again, personal ramblings of one individual would not be too bad, but the whole pseudo scientific institutions are born into existence around these. And our Jed is right bang in the middle, while pretending to be an outsider. Huh.. neat trick.
One of the persuasive tricks known to people who possess critical thinking is about the use of science or scientifically sounding terminology to make things look more convincing and trustworthy.
Hey, see? It sounds fucking awesome! Do away with the boring self-inquiry; move over, Niz and you other Baba lot!
Have I EVER used any of such self-invented terms on this website to convince any of you of the rightness of my persuasion? So here is one reason for disappointment: the deeper I look into this – the more deception seems to surface. It is SO DEEP that I can’t seem to find an end to it. Every month something else come to light, either here or in my private investigation that makes me realise just how much of a setup it turned out to be.
Kenneth’s shenanigans pale in comparison.
Next… the untruths
“From my perspective, the holotropic perspective is the natural state of consciousness of the Human Adult”
Natural hey?…. Is that why the world is full of human adults, like an abundant apple tree? You meet them everywhere you go, right folks?
This is a lie. If it were natural we humans would be immersed in and transmitting this higher state of being at every turn. You would see highly actualised, creative, emotionally solvent people going about their everyday business in coherent and creative ways. Including the serial killers, who at present display internal deficiencies of a scared child.
Jed you little cheat… you yourself had to work your ass off for two straight years trying to ‘get there’. Natural? Natural my ass. Hyena’s cry is natural. Tiger’s stripes are natural. Monkey’s cunningness is natural. Crocodile’s bite is natural. The rest is a breakaway archetype, rare, spontaneous and requiring some fucking serious effort, often combined with a breakdown. There is nothing natural about it, and that is why it is rare.
“Those in the juvenile state are generally around 98% hylo and 2 holo%.”
Figures also add credibility, but where do these come from? I teach my students NOT to drag unconfirmed, highly speculative figures into any papers. I teach my students to QUESTION any laid out figures, to see their origins, to check out sources, to THINK where it all comes from and who is behind the information.
For Jed marketing comes first. If it sells – it is true. Because it sells. What is this 98%? Says who? I, too, was guilty of saying things like ‘99.9% of people are children’, using this as an argumentative hypothetical device, but I learnt by now that this is not acceptable, unless one has true justification. Yes, most people are still kids in their minds, but how the fuck do I know how many? How can I state with certainty?
Have I learnt? Yes. Is Jed learning? No. If anything, he seems to be regressing. But wait, it gets better.
The costume of words that Jed’s dressed up his thoughts in – is appallingly fake.
“Once you confirm subjectively, to your own satisfaction, any non-ordinary phenomenon in your life — any instance of extra-sensory awareness, any confluence of events revealing unseen agency, any combination of fortune and timing that defies random chance, any act that can only be explained as manifestation or wishcraft — then you have effectively falsified the mechanistic, materialistic, hylotropic model and verified the idealistic holotropic model for yourself.”
What the fuck is this? Where is the ‘clarity Jed’? What is this clone who talks about ‘extra-sensory perception’ and ‘unseen agency’ and wishcraft? He has joined the loony tunes brigade of the New Age world which he was so vehemently against in the beginning… or his wife (who is into all this rubbish) has finally broken his spirit.
Well.. that was unforseen.
I am disappointed by the mystical undertones, the choice of phrases that in an average person would create more mind fog instead of mind clarity. It is as if Jed is deliberately leading people into the jungle, instead of an open clearing. I wish I could believe this deliberation; it would at least involve clear awareness on Jed’s part, but this has become apparent to me:
JED MCKENNA BELIEVES HIS OWN TALES
Well bummer. Cheating is understandable, in line with the general human code. After all, Jed despises morality and ethics, at least in his books (doesn’t this free you all to be the cunts that you already are?).
But claiming the possession of perfect advanced consciousness while blighted by blind spots.. disappointing, to say the least.
Is that what happens when one grows older? Nothing else to learn, to understand, to see, to take in, to ponder? But he is not growing; he is talking about the same shite again and again, but in increasingly fantastical, self-deluded undertones and dressing it up in phantasmagoria costumes. I used to believe it was a literary device to get his adherents to question the world… but nope, I don’t think so. The more Jed writes now – the more obvious it becomes, at least to me.
No further. Jed, our L’enfant Terrible of spiritual nonconformism – has finally conformed. He also stopped evolving and is slowly reversing to childhood mind immaturity.
You people can carry on. There is no more Jed. He fucked up, and fucked up his mind. Sorry.