Solving the Mysteries of Life with Abductive Reasoning

I experience life as a great mystery, so much so that my curiosity prompts me moment by moment to ask “why” to gain understanding of the world, and my life, to explore and understand why it is unfolding around me as it is. Those with a high degree of curiosity and wonder, who don’t just take the world at face value and unquestioningly go with it, exercise a form of […] Read more »

The Assumption of a Pandemic

The most dangerous ideas in a society are not the ones being argued, but the ones that are assumed. ~C.S. Lewis In regards to our first worldwide “pandemic”, many are ASSUMING several very big things in their reasoning when they support the official authoritative narrative: the threat is real, and is caused by what they say it is caused by. if real and properly identified as the real cause, the […] Read more »

The Royal Track of Mysticism

Do you want to take your spirituality and mystical practice to the next level? If so, I suggest taking the path that royalty takes. Please read the exchange between Alexander the Great and his mentor Aristotle (see attached graphic), where Alexander laments the release of information in Aristotle’s treatise “Metaphysics”, as it gives the common man what only the bloodlines should be allowed to know. However, Aristotle implied that one […] Read more »

How To Defeat SJW’s and Marxists

As we grow as an individual, and integrate our fragmented sense of Self through observing our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and reflecting on them, we grow psychologically from physically oriented beings into moral and philosophical beings. Each state of being transcends and includes the previous states of being, and each state that we master makes us more and more powerful as conscious and autonomous individuals distinct from the collective’s unconscious […] Read more »

Empathetic Reasoning, Sympathy, and Compassion

Most people hold a different definition of empathy than I do. Their version of empathy is how I define sympathy, and sympathy definitely needs to be held in check, because it’s typically psychologically enmeshed “together with the feeling”, which is the etymological breakdown of sympathy. Empathy: -en (in) + pathos (feeling) Sympathy: syn- (together) + pathos (feeling) Whereas sympathy is enmeshed together with others in a feeling, and only understands […] Read more »

Equality & Equal Outcome is a Myth

‪Equality between people is a myth; those who want to feel equal actually want to feel special, to feel that their uniqueness can contribute and add value in some way. Those who don’t feel special feel inferior, and they try to find ways to compensate for their feelings of inferiority by trying to feel equal, but one cannot reach equality from inferiority, one can only flip into its dualistic counterpart […] Read more »

Dealing with Sophists: Proving Your Argument vs Proving Yourself

Have you ever been caught off guard by a person who was attempting to debate you, rather than attempting to engage you in a fairminded conversation?  They ask for proof of your position, which on the surface seems to be a reasonable request, and they may even veil their position with words such as “science”, “reason”, or some altruistic motives, but since it is a debate against you and not […] Read more »

Intellectual Self-Defense and the Four Circuits of Being

There are four primary circuits of being, and each circuit transcends yet includes previous circuits. physical → emotional → rational → moral A moral person has fully incorporated their rational, emotional, and physical states of being. The emotional transcends and includes the physical, the rational transcends and includes the emotional and physical, and the moral transcends and includes the rational, emotional, and physical states of being. A moral being is […] Read more »

An Introduction to the Elements of Thought & the Nine Intellectual Standards

Here are some great introductory videos on the Elements of Thought and the nine Intellectual Standards.  For those who wish to master their lives, they will first need to master how thinking works, and how thinking improves and becomes more objective—after all, we do live in a mental universe governed by thought. “The All is mind; the Universe is mental.” ~The Kybalion, the First Hermetic Principle; Mentalism Click HERE for […] Read more »

The Rewards of Self-Deception, and why it is the Satanic Path

Self-fallacy, self-fallere (fallere = Latin for “to deceive”), aka self-deception, is a real problem for humanity. Rationalization, which is reasoning from a desired conclusion rather than reasoning from a solid premise, is called in the cognitive sciences emotionally motivated reasoning. Think of rationalization as the inversion of reason, where all inversion is “metaphorically “Satanic”, and it leads to Machiavellian thinking and behaviors, where the ends justify the means. Motivated reasoning […] Read more »

Intellectual Self Defense Example #1

Here’s another intellectual self-defense post with accompanying screen shots. This was a conversation I was having with another somewhat fairminded individual in a philosophy group, where the main topic of the group is liberty. An ideologue jumped in and decided to laugh at and ridicule my main two comments (that contained reasonable questions) without actually engaging, formulating an argument, or saying anything else. I chose to call him out for […] Read more »

The Weaponized Dialectic & How to Neutralize It

Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel was the philosopher who discovered that society progresses through a series of dialectics, which he termed thesis (problem), antithesis (reaction to the problem), and synthesis (the alchemical solution to the problem). Marx later took this concept and made it a weaponized tool of manipulation, whereby a person or group could create engineered (fabricated, synthetic) dialectics in which they could steer a population to a predetermined location. The […] Read more »

The Trivium, the Dunning-Kruger Effect, and Intellectual Self-Defense w/ Dylan Moore

Dylan Moore from the Volitional Science Network and I had a discussion on the Trivium, the Dunning-Kruger Effect, and how to use intellectual self-defense with those displaying the Dunning-Kruger Effect, which is his specialty. If you’d like to hear a thoughtful conversation, feel free to check it out.   Follow Dylan Moore at the Volitional Science Network: https://www.youtube.com/user/CrazyVysty Here’s the video where I first discovered Dylan, and where I learned […] Read more »

The Burden of Proof & Violent Mass Events

The burden of proof lies with someone who is making a claim, and is not upon anyone else to disprove. The inability, or disinclination to disprove a claim does not make it valid. “Bertrand declares that a teapot is, at this very moment, in orbit around the Sun between Earth and Mars, and that because no one can prove him wrong his claim is therefore valid.” ~Your Logical Fallacy Is […] Read more »

Crash Course on the Fundamentals of Defense Against Manipulation

The exact breakdown of the line which separates win-win interactions from win-lose interactions. One of the big questions of philosophy I never see people dive into is when it is NOT time to argue properly, or when to stop worrying about how to argue. This is not an overview of philosophical reasoning and the breakdown of how deductive arguments work. This video contains a crash course Fundamentals of intellectual self-defense […] Read more »