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Mechanical Creatures

Post by Spirit-Being on January 15th 2010, 2:48 pm

TREATISE OF REVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY

BY: SAMAEL AUN WEOR


CHAPTER 17

MECHANICAL CREATURES


By no means can we deny that the Law of Recurrence
processes itself in every moment of our life.
Indeed, repetition of events, states of consciousness, words,
desires, thoughts, volitions, etc., exist in each day of our
existence.


It is obvious that when one does not observe oneself, one
cannot observe this incessant daily repetition.
It is evident that whosoever does not have any interest in
observing himself also does not desire to work in order to
achieve a true radical transformation.


To top it all off, there are people who want to transform
themselves without working on themselves.
We do not deny the fact that each person has a right to the
true happiness of the Spirit. Nonetheless, it is also true that
such happiness would be more than impossible if we do not
work on ourselves.


When one truly manages to modify his reactions against the
diverse happenings that occur daily, one then can change
intimately.


However, we could not change our way of reacting against the
facts of practical life, if we do not work seriously upon
ourselves.


We need to change our way of thinking. We need to be less
negligent. We need to become more serious and to face life in a
different manner. We need to face life in its real and practical
sense.


However, if we continue the way we are, behaving the same
way every day, repeating the same errors, repeating the same
negligence as always, then, indeed, any possibility of change
will be eliminated.


If one truly wants to know oneself, one must then begin by
observing his own conduct while facing the events of any day
of his life.


We do not want to imply by this that one must not observe
oneself daily. We only state that self-observation begins with
the first day that one starts observing oneself.


There must be a beginning in everything; thus, to start by
observing our conduct in any given day of our life is a good
beginning.


Certainly, the most appropriate beginning is to observe our
mechanical reactions when facing all those small details at
home, in the bedroom, in the dining room, in the house, on
the street, at work, etc., what we say, feel and think.


Then, what is important is to see how or in what manner we
can change these mechanical reactions. However, we will
never change if we think that we are good persons, that we
never behave in an unconscious and mistaken manner.
First of all, we need to comprehend that we are machinepersons,
simple marionettes controlled by secret agents by
hidden “I’s”


Many people live inside of us; we are never identical.
Sometimes, a selfish person manifests through us, other times
an irritable person, in any other instant, a generous,
benevolent person later on a scandalous one, a slanderous
person, afterwards a saint, then, a liar, etc.


Thus, inside of each one of us we have people of all types, “I of
all species. Our personality is nothing more than a marionette,
a talking doll, something mechanical.


Let us start by acting consciously during a small portion of
our day. We need to stop being simple machines, even if it is
for at least a few brief daily minutes. This will have a decisive
influence on our existence.


When we observe ourselves and do not do what this or that “I”
wants us to do, then it is clear that we begin to stop being
machines.


A single moment in which one is sufficiently conscious as to
stop being a machine, if it is done with will, tends to radically
modify many disagreeable circumstances.


Unfortunately, we live daily a mechanical, routine and absurd
life. We repeat occurrences; our habits are the same; we never
want to modify them. They are the mechanical tracks on
which circulates the train of our miserable existence.


Nevertheless, we think the best of ourselves.
“Megalomaniacs” abound everywhere. Those who think
themselves to be Gods, nonetheless, are mechanical routine
creatures, people from the mud of the earth, wretched dolls
moved by diverse “I’s.” People like this will never work upon
themselves.

If this made any sense to you you can download the full book by clicking the the link below which is in pdf format (Adobe Reader).

http://www.gnosticweb.com/files/pdf/EN_Revolutionary_Psychology.pdf

This was a suggested reading for the class i am taking called "Self Discovery Course"

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Post by d-knots on January 15th 2010, 7:50 pm

so, far it looks easy to read and
of interest to me
I might delve into it tomorrow after resting
reading is draining.. ahhhhh, but studying... can take forever....LOL
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Post by Spirit-Being on January 18th 2010, 5:14 pm

No problem d-knots it's an interesting read although i have not read the full book. But the few chapters i have read made alot of sense to me with my inner psychology. I know your time is limited, right now with family & daily life, it is a long book and would require many hours to finish it front to cover, right now just take care of what's important to you and one day you may have some free time to sit and read this book or another.

Rest up my friend Sleepy Time

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