‘There are forms of oppression and domination which become invisible

- the new normal.’

Michel Foucault

What people fear most is death and dying. It has been humanity’s curse since birth. The modern world, with its increased efficiency and science, debates death more than life. The awareness of suffering and the desire to overcome it are predominant in the modern age. The ‘healthy body’ and healthy self is about the avoidance of suffering and the overcoming of illness, at almost any cost. And, as I remarked at the end of the previous chapter, it is also a target of power…

Behavior Modification as the New Consensus Reality

The ‘Covid Event’ gave the unreal world its great coup over the place of the real. This perception intervention gave the final stimulus necessary to tip the twenty-first century into an awaiting technologically manipulated reality. A new landscape is emerging where, for the first time, the human mind is finding itself out-of-place within its own territory. What are now being termed the emerging ‘post-pandemic’ landscapes are likely to be hazardous territory for our mental, emotional, and physical states. The human condition is under modification.

New forms of power are on the rise, embedded within structures of health security, that are…

It’s time to bring it on home — to bring ourselves home.

If you don’t become the ocean, you’ll be seasick all your life.

Leonard Cohen

It is said that, overall, the individual tends to be unhappy not because of what they know but because of what they don’t know. In other words, we need to remember — to reconnect.

Humanity has long been in an age of separation, of longing, and this disconnection is at the root of many of our social ills. We are in crisis — individually, collectively, and soulfully. We are in a crisis of the…

‘A painted bird of paradise in a cage’


Why are so many things going on in the world right now that are detrimental to our own well-being? It appears self-evident that there is something fundamentally wrong with how the world is — in so many ways and upon so many levels. We are a species with noble character, with a great spirit, and with a sacred soul. In our hearts most people wish only for the betterment of all others — for equity, compassion and communion. And yet what we see going on in the world is nothing less…

The earth is not going through a moral crisis, but through an “evolutionary crisis.” We are not moving toward a better world…we are in the middle of a MUTATION toward a radically different world…Unknown to ourselves, we are in search of the new being; we are right in the midst of a human revolution.’


We have arrived at an important time in our collective human journey: humanity now has to face the fact that it is living within a dishonest civilization. The tentacles of our growth and progress have reached too far into the sullied bellies of power and…

An appropriate way to open this short essay is with a quote from a poem. In this case, an extract from Rudyard Kipling’s If

If you can keep your head when all about you

Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,

If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,

But make allowance for their doubting too;

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,

Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,

Or being hated, don’t give way to hating…

Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it…

Two things in particular pop…

‘No sign will enlighten those whose eyes remain closed. But for those whose look is clear, darkness itself becomes a sign. For do they not know that the night grows darker as dawn approaches?’

The Mother

In a previous essay[1] I noted that for the first time in our known human history, civilization in most of its forms has come to a halt. We have been stopped in mid-posture — a state of arrested movement — and have been placed in a space we are totally unaccustomed to. I suggested that this moment is also an opportune time to ‘arrest…

It is necessary now, perhaps more than ever, to be in a response mode rather than in a reactive mode.

I have suggested previously that what we are experiencing is a global collective ‘stop’ exercise that could be considered to be like a ‘reset button’ being pressed across the planet and across our diverse human societies.[i] It is a recognition that we are all in this global experience (experiment?) together. All the lids are off the various Pandoras boxes — all various forms of information are now out and circulating. So much is now ‘out there’ in the grand public…

‘The individual has to live in humanity as well as humanity in the individual’

Sri Aurobindo

In the Gnostic Gospel of Thomas, it is written that Jesus pronounced: ‘There is light within a man of light, and it lights up the whole world. If he does not shine, there is darkness.’ Furthermore — ‘If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.’ The inner resources each person has within them can bring insight, conscious awareness…

As human beings we seek the beautiful, and this gives us joy. But our lives have made everything complicated. We make ourselves complicated — life is being played around us like a game. This may not sound comfortable, or even correct, to some people. If it’s a game, then why is there so much sorrow and pain? This is the perennial question. Yet like a game, we have choices, and we make our moves. And there are players and game-plays going on all around us. And it seems that the game is rigged. One person who knew this well was…

Kingsley L. Dennis

Author of over fifteen books — including non-fiction, novels, essays, poetry, philosophy, and children’s books. Lives in Andalusia — www.kingsleydennis.com

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