Self Determinism and Sanity


Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism, the way you play it is free will.” ~ Jawaharlal Nehru

Determinism: noun PHILOSOPHY… Determinism is the philosophical idea that every event or state of affairs, including every human decision and action, is the inevitable and necessary consequence of antecedent states of affairs.

In this doctrine (for so it is) all events, including human action, are ultimately determined by causes external to the will. Some philosophers have taken determinism to imply that individual human beings have no free will and cannot be held morally responsible for their actions.

There are many varieties of determinism described, not including the ones we use in Supernoetics™. There is pre-determinism, theological determinism (it’s God’s fault!) and causal determinism. The latter states that all effects have causes and these causes have preceding causes, and there is a whole chain of causal events, stretching right back to the origin of Creation.

A list of a dozen varieties of determinism is provided in Bob Doyle (2011). Free Will: The Scandal in Philosophy. I-Phi Press. pp. 145–146 ff. ISBN 0983580200.

Fatalism is normally distinguished from “determinism”. Fatalism is the idea that everything is fated to happen, so that humans have no control over their future. Fate has arbitrary power, and need not follow any causal or otherwise deterministic laws. It “just happens” but there was nothing you could have done.

Some determinists argue that materialism does not present a complete understanding of the universe, because while it can describe determinate interactions among material things, it ignores the minds or souls of conscious beings.

A number of positions can be delineated:

Immaterial souls are all that exist (Idealism).

Immaterial souls exist and exert a non-deterministic causal influence on bodies (traditional free-will).

Immaterial souls exist, but are part of deterministic framework.

Immaterial souls exist, but exert no causal influence, free or determined, we’re just “attached” to material events and are pulled along for the ride only (so-called epiphenomenalism). We’re the “ghost in the machine”.

Immaterial souls do not exist — there is no mind-body dichotomy—and there is a materialistic explanation for all beliefs to the contrary (it’s all “stuff” doing its thing and this is also the origin of thought; there are no spirit beings).

We in Supernoetics™ are closer to the idealists, meaning that everything is here because we think it’s here and reality is NOT here when we don’t work with it. Quantum physics has gradually forced on us the view that physical events only take place because they are observed to do so; the so-called “observer effect”. The tree falling in the forest is a non-event, unless humans or other sentient entities perceive that it happens (or perceive it has already happened, in the case of a fallen trunk).

So we are able to influence physical events with psychic powers (ESP). It’s a given. Unfortunately, most of us are not very good at it and cannot manifest easily. That changes as you proceed along our Golden Path. But I constantly need to point out that the “laws” of attraction and manifesting are not laws; they are abilities and need to be learned (or re-learned). Continue reading

Take Time To Think Of The Mighty Wonder That Is The Universe


I’m reading from a copy of the New Scientist (journal) promotional email:

Quantum physics has always been a source of mystery and delight. It defies common sense yet we have learned to manipulate these strange phenomena.

Hey, is this even the right question? I think we should be saying that “common sense” defies physics. “Common sense” says that the mind is in the brain; aspirin kills pain; cancer is a consequence of genes; old age is a “disease” of wearing out parts; good whole food cannot hurt you; gravity is a hidden force that controls the universe; and vaccinations help prevent disease.

None of these supposed common sense observations are necessarily true.

Quantum physics says something far more enriching and exciting than common sense. It says the “real” world is an illusion. It’s all built with smoke and mirrors, on a platform of mere probability. Things only appear solid and real; they are not. There is no matter (particles), only the probability of particles. Electrons, one of the fundamental building blocks of the universe; are particles—but not really—they are actually waves… or both… or neither. Just a smudge or a whisper, really.

Hang on to your hat. Common sense cannot take you on this wild roller coaster ride.

I am constantly amused by the words of celebrity physicist Michio Kaku, who says, “It is often stated that of all the theories proposed in this century, the silliest is quantum theory. Some say that the only thing that quantum theory has going for it, in fact, is that it is unquestionably correct.” Boom boom! Continue reading

New Mind Modalities Revealed

In Supernoetics™ we are advanced beyond all competition. We have penetrated far deeper into the Kingdom Of The Mind than anyone else, including further than pretty hard-core research that’s out there!

While some are dividing the mind anatomically (right and left brain), we divide the mind functionally.

The Divided Brain

Following the work of UK psychiatrist Iain McGilchrist, we can now define right and left brain functions in different and more appropriate terms. The old right-brain-equals-emotions, left-brain-equals-rationality model is a non-starter, as I wrote many years ago. Both sides of the brain are involved in emotions; both sides of the brain are involved in linear function and rationality. We learned this from MRI scans. Real lateralized brain function is as follows: Continue reading

Indescribable Fluff Posing As Spiritual Prowess

There is some pretty lightweight coaching and teaching out there. It makes you wonder what planet some of these people are living on.

In my inbox today was a link to the following “profound” teaching (thing is, I know the teacher, she reads my writings and I know she’s a very nice person):

Whatever you want, apparently—whether it is money, time, health, love, friendship—these 5 steps will give you the tools to attract blessings in your life.

Step 1: Know what you want and DESIRE to receive it

Know that it is what God wants for you. Then have a desire to receive it.

Step 2: ASK for it to come into your life

Ask God. Ask Angels. Ask the Universe.

Step 3: BELIEVE you can have it and it will happen

Have faith in your desire being manifest.

Step 4: Let go and ALLOW

Allow spirit to work for you and follow through on any inspired action.

Step 5: Receive your desire in GRATITUDE

Express your thankfulness to God and the Divine.

So, nothing about eating right if you want to be healthy then—you just attract it? If you want money, just think hard, ask God. Ask the Angels. Ask the Universe. There’s absolutely no need for you to do any work. People will just throw money your way, even if you have nothing to give in return?

Friendship? No need to work on your patterns, communication skills and emotional set point. Someone will walk into your life and love you to pieces forever, no matter how obnoxiously you behave?

I don’t think so. Continue reading