In the past five years, mainstream media has been weaving in experimental methods from bleeding edge psychology and neurology. For at least the past century, memory implantation and other mental manipulation is a classic science fiction plot mechanic. We see it in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, where memories can be erased, something I would never want to do.
Imagine the sun rising in the Far East. It heats up the air and water, giving us wind and ocean currents, but doesn't its sociophysical energy also reverberate through humanity? As the world turns each day, there is random motion moving from the east to the west, driving social interactions. Pushing through the noise are faint, low frequency waves of cultural information rippling over and reflecting between geographic features. Vacuums of low population density tapers this resonance. Between the centers of civilization, the dispersion of information is strained through translingual membrane, limiting the number of social connections over which information can cross. These metaphors are not perfect, as behavior was not coordinated and our modes of transportation were limited throughout history.
Philoctetes and its interpretation is incredibly relevant in our time. To me, Philoctetes represents dejected individuals of many types, whose story and whose energy is inconvenient or difficult to engage. There are so many people like this: those who need health care, those who cannot live without social programs, those veterans who cannot afford health care. Unless we engage these individuals, gain their support and do so in the manner of Neoptolemy -- without deception and empty promises -- we will never conquer what lies before us in history. If we operate on the assumption that we can consign figures tainted with the inconvenient truths of reality to islands, but steal their support when we need it, we operate moving forward with the assumption that it is OK to use figures, who must bear the details of their life in solitude and in shame.
Scientology's goal? To market specific terms and key phrases to the target as the salvation to their inquisition -- which is how you plant your knowledge of word-clear locutionary phrases. Then, you can use metaphorical witch-pricking tactics to see how the target responds to key phrases. This indicates whether your mind control tactics and hypnotic suggestion works or not -- by eliciting darting eyes and 'knowing' glances. Great job guys: remember to suggest specific means of abusing confirmation bias in the minds of those who surround the target. This all allows you to mitigate risk, cast blame with inception, gaslight you -- while leaving zero evidence -- all while you *think* you are cooperating with something. Meanwhile, you abuse suggestion, casual interactions and social media tactics similar to spear-phishing. Ensure the target is *already* sociophysically isolated, so they will run from the current 'bad cops' straight to your 'good cop.' Dynamically alter who is a source of positive & negative energy in this isolated target's life.
Regardless of whether its schema can be ascertained, what is certain is the power these enigmatic forces exert on our world. Like a deer drawn to water, like hunting parties drawn to survey their prey, the fate of the minds of men is like a canyon cut away by the river of the metaphysical. The image of our minds is woven into its macrame sic passim via these most ineffable structures of the metaphysical and its shadow. The Earth's firmament is like any organic life's starting point. Rains fall from the heavens; their waters' ebb and flow thereby cutting away the terrain that preordains the fate of men. Whether its face is lost to the sands of time or is inescapablity exigent, this enigmatic metaphysical prognostication is relentless. It is all consuming, all containing and determines the steps you take, regardless of the paths you make.
To produce spiritual states of mind, would there be certain neuroanatomical objectives or goals for invoking them? If you control your mind, your motor faculties, your cognitive patterns, aren't you influencing electrical and energetic flows within your body, spine and brain? So, if you understand your brain as a computer with complex, biological transistors, then changing the electrical and energetic flows, globally, regionally and circuituitously absolutely has an effect on how they regulate themselves. Further, this is a discussion of neuroanatomy as it relates to spirituality in general, with a strong focus on Buddhist meditation. Christianity and other religious traditions have practices which can evoke similar and potentially identical spiritual states of mind. Some kinds of prayer, especially when extended, force you to open your heart and surrender yourself and your mind to God.
There are two things we should fear above all else: nihilism and ourselves. Antifragile design principles are excellent for solving the latter problem, but make no advances in protecting us the first. The ultimate systemic flaw of antifragile systems is that they rely on instilling a sense of purpose among the nodes carrying out action to protect order in system from the chaos of itself. Only some branches of hierarchy need to be motivated by stressing or feeding their incentivization methods to be convinced to act against any other part of the system. Therefore: demoralization can totally undermine antifragile systems, if it is systemic. In upcoming decades, demoralization resulting from loss of connection to loss of prosperity or from the loss of both our humanity and our individuality will lead to massive breakdown of our sociopolitical systems of control.
I also contacted the FBI. In case the FBI does not act to protect a citizen from harassment, I contacted their international counterpart, Interpol, who stands against law enforcement corruption. In case they do not act and remain complicit, I have began contacting as many people, projecting as much signal as possible around the entire world. Why? Because if I do this, the people surveilling me will attempt to silence me. There will be a flurry of activity across the country, where the same organizations in different areas will act to contain information and abuse innocent people. Plenty of fodder for Interpol to conduct their operation ... or not.
Find that tear of growing dew that wells on your hearts' pedals. It is one of love and one of sadness, but if it grows so open your heart. Once you find an anonymous martyr, then there are no more! Om'ing this brightness onto brightness onto brightness. Focusing my awareness into my mind's now vibration center. Escaping into enlightenment.
Sociophysical systems exhibit a wide array of behavior that can be modeled with physics metaphors. From atop a ziggurat in Sumeria or Mesoamerica, some of the basic sociophysical mechanics emerge visibly as patterns of interaction in crowds. The movement of people in a mall have a temperature, as they do at wider geographic scales. Density and temperature correlate with interest and intent. Moreover, the temperature and density of the group yields more connections and a faster rate of information diffusion.