Lampposts of a Traveler’s Guild
The systematic Restoration of the Heart, the Mind, and the Spirit of the Native American Patriot and their eager and talented Youth, the Light and Hope of our Great Nation of Sovereign States
Household Journal of Frater Child Horus
Sovereignty is not a thing to be taken lightly or for granted. Our forefathers left us a gift which was earned rightly by blood, sweat, and tears of a United Civilian class, whose insight and ingenuity enabled them the wisdom, strength, and fortitude to take on the most Powerful Empire in the World.
We stood together in solidarity and agreement that the Principality of Sovereignty is the Right of each individual over his or her self.
Self-Governance is paramount to an up and flourishing culture and any community of individuals large or small which promotes the upward path of individual and sustainable self-governance of each citizen within the bounds of one’s own conscious; Reason and Science will show us the was towards True and Perfect happiness for the Whole of society which will blossom forth as a perennial garden of many colors all thriving together.
Nature knows its seasons as well as the Best time to sow its seeds and bear its fruits. Wise is the farmer who studies his astronomy, for every farmer knows that living in accordance with Nature’s Laws and customs both of heaven and earth are the best way to secure a bountiful harvest.
And so to support one another in this endeavor of planting and sowing, reaping and harvesting in abundance, which always supports the Good of All, they created a yearly “Almanac” which united their efforts by education, science, and reports of newsworthy intelligence, thus benefiting the ‘Unified Mind’ of all who endeavored to plant seed and thus provide human society with its necessary means for sustenance and Plenty.
Plenty is the mark of a Blessed community, so long as the bounty of the community effort is always used to affect the greatest good of its peoples.
A Nation of Happy citizens is a Nation of Well Natured Government Leadership, for the mark of True and Perfect ‘Human Shepherding’ is to ensure the precise environment for all the flock to remain happy in their respective stations and safe to pursue those endeavors and Talents which they are most inclined to pursue by the intelligence of the compressed seed from whence they sprung up out of the ‘Womb of Life’.
The blessed Human Birth is to be cherished above all things, for Humans are endowed with the same Natural Freedoms to learn and grow now as they were at the Dawn of their own self-awareness in Aeons past. Some have even proposed that the Function and Design behind the “First Cause” of all Creation was to create an environment where ‘God or Nature’ (as Thomas Paine so eloquently referred to the Guiding Intelligence) could contemplate its own existence. We are so inherently bound within the very threshold of Nature’s bosom, that we stand no chance of “objectively observing” Her without directly participating. We now know definitively that the very act of observing Nature at her fundamental level has a direct impact on Her outer expression.
“Nature Loves to Hide”
The Greeks understood innately what it has taken material science over 2,500 years to demonstrate via modern method, for the ancients were “shown” some of Her secrets simply by merit of the reverence they afforded Her Majesty and accomplished through participation rather than through cold mechanical assumptions that Nature and Human Life are two separate which can operate independently.
To give historical context, the separation began in the 17th century when René Descartes in his famous Meditations began to cast doubt even upon his own existence as he stared at the burning fireplace in timeless trance.
“How do I know I even exist at all given that I have experienced many dreams which I thought to be real, but were in fact illusions cast by my own mind, though strikingly convincing? There could be in the midst of all my experience, some ‘evil genius’ who has set out to deceive me my whole life long. Yet, the very act of thinking itself is a testament that I do in fact exist, it is only a question of how.”
“Cogito Ergo sum.” (‘I think, therefore I am’)
Granted, Plotinus (father of Neo-Platonism in Alexandria) had been quoted making a similar epiphany over a millennium prior, these were some of the conclusions drawn in the mind of Descartes at the Dawn of the European Enlightenment; for the Mind, Descartes felt he could be sure of, though the body (and therefore the world), he could not.
The separation of Mind and Body as independent entities helped thrust our understanding of the world into the great dualistic deception and allotting the human race permission to calculate new scientific discoveries by “testing” this realm of body and world safely and securely through the lens of “Mind” to see if we might mark out some consistencies whereby we can begin to acquire some real “knowledge” of the physical world aside and apart from ‘superstition’ which had haunted the West since the death of Hypatia and the fall into the Dark Ages of medieval Europe. This new Rationalism was a necessary step in the history of the West and its progressive dialectic of self-understanding and epistemology. Even his famous Cogito (‘rational mind’) had left a shadow of doubt, however, for there remained the mystery of how an independent agency such as ‘mind’ could even observe and affect change on the material Nature and her ever changing cycles and processes.
What then is the link between these two Realms of ‘thought and action’, ‘mind and body’? Descartes postulated that the pineal gland must be responsible somehow for this phenomena of intersecting polarity and attempted to justify the theory via a mysterious process coined participation. Mind ‘participates’ with body via the eye or ‘lens of the mind’ located in the center of the brain. Of course, the difficulty now in reconciling the basis of Cartesian Rationalism is that there is still no way to separate the mind and body into two distinct parts even through infinite division of parts into their fundamental Nature and to the point at which there is no crossover (even to the minutest degree). Unless one is “dead”, one cannot remove mind from body to observe completely free from direct interference. This shadow haunted Descartes until his dying day despite the course taken by material science which up until the quantum revolution assumed scientific observation and collection of data could be achieved impartially and without affecting the result by our very presence within the observation process necessary to gain “certain knowledge” of the world through the scientific method.
The two-slit experiment of the latter demonstrated repeatedly that Nature could not be observed without altering its effect and means of expression. The “Evil Genie” of Descartes private doubts had now crept into full monstrosity as this experiment begs the very first question of Descartes doubtful inquiry,
“How can I be sure of anything that exists outside my own mind?”
The answer seems to we that we have no “proof” of material Nature, for as soon as we make claims of “certainty” concerning our understanding of the material world, Nature suddenly vanishes, leaving us no better off than where we started, and we are astonished at our own ignorance on the matter.
Hence we go right back to Socrates’ axiom, where after doing a full survey of the information available to him through the books and lectures on Physis or “natural science”, he discovered that all was mere theory, often conflicting, and that the only thing he could be certain of was his own ignorance. His admission of ignorance crowned him “Wisest of Men” by the Delphic Oracle of Apollo, for all others believed confidently in their own knowledge while after pointing out the error of each persons’ false beliefs and opinions, at least he was certain that he had nothing to show where as the rest were showing ‘clams’ believing them to be ‘coins’. The height of human pride is to display before the world falsity and deception and believing in it so strongly that one would be willing to risk all in defense of the false rather than submit humbly one’s ignorance and inept nature even in the face of new light and new understanding.
Nature is incredibly malleable in her ability to adapt to new surroundings and constantly changing; all the while she is dropping breadcrumbs from time to time though which we might gain novel insights into the Beauty and Wonder of the Grand Design. The philosopher is never so bold as to stand by a principle after it has demonstrated its fallacious nature. If a premise holds reason, however we will happily take use of it for as long as it proves beneficial and useful. Systems of Knowledge come with useful lifespans just like any other scientific novelty, and are replaced when something better is able to take its place effectively.
Wise indeed was the foresight of our Nation’s Founders to this principle of dynamism in nature that even the very Declaration of Independence defined all government as temporary systems of human invention which are beneficial only as long as they continue to fulfill their function which is to increase the overall welfare of the people and their General Good by securing their Rights to Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. Any system they created must have itself the very same levers through which it might be dismantled once it had suitably performed its allotted function.
The Right to Revolution was granted a basic tenet within all state and national constitutions (to the best of my current knowledge) should the need ever arise whereby the people should re-write for themselves new systems which exceed the capacity of their predecessor in the promotion and betterment of the human condition.
We have been endowed with Reason so that we may always have the ability to analyze our own condition and discover for ourselves means of improvement. We now face a similar predicament as our constitutional drafters in that it is often easier for most people to accept a system of life which is a burden of habit than to deliberate action to remove those very causes responsible for their unnecessary pains.
There are at least two reasons for this unfortunate position. The first is out of hopeless defeat not knowing any possible solution to the problem they have been handed and the second is the mere convention of habit which would, for no better cause than human laziness, attempt to affect some practical means towards self-improvement. One who has become stagnant in their education and love of learning soon develops an aura of bitter cynicism and indifference towards life which is very sad to observe for one whose greatest joy is in discovery and growth. Education is not a staircase of 12 static levels, but a journey of self-discovery which continues on forever so long as one remains receptive and open like a child to greater and greater gifts of insight and perception which Nature always grants to the eager heart who continues to love and receive an open heart all that falls before one’s eyes without pride or presumption.
We are all called to service in one way or another as soon as we show capable ability and earnestness towards the unfoldment of the Mystery of the Great Work. All are called, yet few stop long enough to listen; and even fewer heed the call and mold their life so as to be of much use as human benefactor being themselves caught up too deeply in their own problems of mind / body dualism that there affords little perception as to their greater function(s) lying latent and dormant at the root of their own existence, and just awaiting a single command which raises up all those hidden assets safely stored in the hermetic seed-bank of their ancestral heritage.
We are all ‘hard-wired’ to perform Great and Noble Deeds when Necessity presses us to respond, and many are the voices of bewilderment who cry, “I didn’t know I had it in me!!” when they catch a mere glimpse of their own potential. Fortunate are they whose talents are cultivated early on and throughout life, for an environment where one is free and enabled to draw from the well of inspiration and develop those qualities which lead towards self-fulfillment is the environment which nurtures humanities greatest benefactors, for one who is happy expressing their Natural Talents is sure to bring happiness to many others over the course of their life. Why, then, would we not see it suitable to enable everyone with this opportunity by seeking always to establish environments all around us which seek to enable human beings this freedom and encourage the fulfillment of human expression, for I suspect that we will begin to organize and govern ourselves to greater levels of happiness and prosperity by promoting each-other’s strengths as opposed to each other’s weaknesses.
So together we Rise as One Great Nation out of Many unique and equally useful functions all which might discover for themselves essential Nature and be eager to serve in a way always beneficial to the Greater Good and Greater happiness of all creatures high and low with special reverence to other members of the human family with whom we might share Nature’s Bounties and Gifts as we do now share her unending and perfect distribution of sunlight, oxygen, and abundance of knowledge right from the lap of Grace whence from come all Good things both above and below.
Let us be courageous then as Americans free-born, and continue our long tradition of exceptionalism and progress. Even if it means redefining what it means to be an American Patriot, for if we were to compare ourselves to those great pioneers and forward thinkers who hand us a Free Nation and risked their very lives and reputations to do so, I fear we would fall short of the mark. But this is no cause to shrink back in self-denial and hopeless indifference, but an invitation to march forward towards new horizons utilizing the best of our forefather’s ideas and methods and giving them new life by discarding what no longer suits our needs and replacing therein quantum potentials, which are the gains of our active “participation” within the Grand Dialectic, that epic song of human perseverance ever anon towards the future discovery of “some Great Thing” the fulfillment of which unlocks the Mysteries to even the most unassuming of eager hearts.
No “Great Thing” was ever accomplished without the faith and perseverance of a wayward voyage to an undiscovered land and it is the solidarity of the collective forbearance of the whole crew faithfully fulfilling the station to which they are best suitable which safely lands the vessel ashore, and after returning back which news of the Great Discovery, is able to lead many others there and back again for all to enjoy.
Fraternitas Lux, New England Salem
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