Let's start by making a small step in spiritual thinking, using the
"100th monkey effect",
described in an excerpt from the book by Ken Keyes, Jr. "The Hundredth Monkey" :-
The Japanese monkey, Macaca fuscata, had been observed in the wild for a period of over
30 years. In 1952, on the island of Koshima, scientists were providing monkeys with sweet
potatoes dropped in the sand. The monkey liked the taste of the raw sweet potatoes, but they
found the dirt unpleasant. An 18-month-old female named Imo found she could solve the problem by
washing the potatoes in a nearby stream. She taught this trick to her mother. Her playmates
also learned this new way and they taught their mothers too.
tries to refute that this could be possible, by claiming that one of the monkeys swam to other
islands and spread the idea of washing sweet potatoes there. There is no evidence to support
monkeys swimming long distances, unless overcrowding is causing the necessity of a new food
source. The idea is reported to have spread to all the islands almost instantaneously (at least
as fast as radio could communicate in those days).
This cultural innovation was gradually picked up by various monkeys before the eyes of the
scientists. Between 1952 and 1958 all the young monkeys learned to wash the sandy sweet
potatoes to make them more palatable. Only the adults who imitated their children learned this
social improvement. Other adults kept eating the dirty sweet potatoes.
Then something startling took place. In the autumn of 1958, a certain number of Koshima monkeys
were washing sweet potatoes -- the exact number is not known. Let us suppose that when the sun
rose one morning there were 99 monkeys on Koshima Island who had learned to wash their sweet
potatoes. Let's further suppose that later that morning, the hundredth monkey learned to wash
THEN IT HAPPENED! By that evening almost everyone in the tribe was washing sweet potatoes
before eating them. The added energy of this hundredth monkey somehow created an ideological
But notice: A most surprising thing observed by these scientists was that the habit of washing
sweet potatoes then jumped over the sea...Colonies of monkeys on other islands and the
mainland troop of monkeys at Takasakiyama began washing their sweet potatoes. Thus, when a
certain critical number achieves an awareness, this new awareness may be communicated from mind
Although the exact number may vary, this Hundredth Monkey Phenomenon means that when only a
limited number of people know of a new way, it may remain the conscious property of these
But there is a point at which if only one more person tunes-in to a new awareness, a field is
strengthened so that this awareness is picked up by almost everyone!
Anyway, whether real or allegorical, the account serves to illustrate my thinking. If there was
a certain species where this ratio, instead of a "hundred", was just one! That would mean that
anything learnt, conceived of, or thought, could be instantly "known" by any other member of
that species, no matter the distance between these members. If that species were man, it would
explain why we, as a species, feel so superior to other species. It would explain why the
attempts of any one group of people to try to control all the others, would be futile, since
freedom of thought can never be contained. It would explain why there seems to be no limit on
the magnanimity of our consciousness.
My life has been an experiment, whereby, through enhanced intelligence and an attitude of
becoming happy when I make other people happy, I adopt an existence that stands outside of
the mainstream "deluded gorillas in suits" mindset. Telepathically, I have been met with
continued and, of late, increasing desperation by fellow humans to "let them into my secret"
of living in such a happy-go-lucky, yet lucid, manner. If I allow them any leeway to learn
from me, I am instantly betrayed by their failure to throw away
"common reality", and adopt the increased freedom of mind
they should have learnt from this leeway. They end up flailing around for a way to "fit me
in" with the way they behave and think; to try to put a square peg into a round hole. As I
make my way through my life of ever-increasing wisdom, amid this field of "stick in the muds",
I feel like a plough being followed by a steam-roller. I churn up the field ready for fertile
new ideas, and the roller of common reality closes it up again almost immediately. I prefer to
talk to people who aren't stuck in their conditioning.
The Laws of Engagement
Conclusion : most people in society are not in the
light, because you have to make an effort to stand outside of your conditioning and there are
no guaranteed results, but, by ploughing on regardless, they think that they are not doing
anything wrong. What an absolute disaster of a society.
- Those not in the light are those sticklers for the common reality as defined by scientific
upbringing (see Opinions on Society).
- Those not in the light are in a perpetual state of seeking retribution for invasion of their
personal privacy by telepathic means.
- The telepathic vocabulary of those not in the light is limited to about 20 words or phrases.
You cannot anticipate the telepathic output of someone who is in the light. It may well not consist
of vocabulary, so there is no point in trying to "listen"!
- Those not in the light expect those in the light to make them feel high whenever they like.
Those in the light may do this once or twice, but know that this is a fruitless task in the long run,
as feeling high isn't all there is to being in the light (although it is important). Comprehension,
empathy and selfless creativity seem to evade those not in the light, since they don't always make
you feel high, despite them being essential elements of being in the light.
- Quite often those not in the light want those in the light to telepathically "shut up". This shows
what little understanding they have, since a lot of the mental conversation of those in the light is
unconsciously generated. Those in the light have so much on their minds anyway, that most telepathy
goes unnoticed and ignored. The mind is very good at ignoring information it doesn't deem important.
- Those not in the light are so concerned about their social image, that if
someone manages to see beneath the facade they put on, all sorts of paranoia and obsessions get
built up. If you ever mid-flow stop to imagine what you look like to someone watching you,
then you will have completely lost track of that all-important flow, irretrievably. When saying to
yourself after this has happened, "I'll get another chance" or "It doesn't matter",
becomes more frequent than not, then you are losing the battle. Every "mind flow" you get on in
your life is different and unique. Dropping it for social image's sake, is a real waste of life force.
- Paranoia is deemed unacceptable by those not in the light, and is regarded as a necessary
learning angle by those in the light.
- Reality is the mindless immediacy of the surrounds for those not in the light, and is undefined
for those in the light.
- Those in the light never stop to "listen" (try to hear telepathy in the mind as words). They can
hear and talk simultaneously. Those not in the light are always stopping (mental activity) to
"listen" to those in the light, though they can rarely hear them, and are "bought off" with a mild
visceral bliss, generated by the rare moment of peace brought about by "stopping".
- Those not in the light seem to exalt a certain "Eladio" as their champion. Having met the dude,
I can vouch for the fact that he is a convicted criminal and a heroin addict. This is a sorry state
of affairs for the majority of socially-conditioned human beings, who stigmatise crime and habitual
drug-taking, but hypocritically worship a human being who does so. Those in the light also have a
mentor, but only for consultation purposes (like many people who "pray" to a "God"). His magnitude
is beyond description, yet he is a mere human, which bodes well for the freedom of mind experienced
by those in the light. Equality of importance of all life is what is advocated, and this is reflected in
the way light is shared out to all of its followers, including stubborn pig-headed dudes like me. Any
group pleasure is shone out like an untouchable but feelable lighthouse beacon, sweeping through all
members of the group. Further realisation reveals a hierarchy of wisdom (which
founded the feeling in the first place) stretching forever outwards with greater rewards of
feeling for those who attain the necessary understanding. No limits, no end in sight, lots of new
discoveries to be made. This results in a very cosy group feeling, whilst retaining all aspects
of individuality. Those not in the light are not able to express their own personality, and be heard,
for fear of upsetting "the system", but rely on other people's perception of their behaviour to define
their personality. This is not freedom, just simple towing the line. In these circumstances, not caring
is the safest attitude to adopt. Pleasure is experienced entirely viscerally (no sublimation of mind
or soul occurs, which is why it is always short-lived and dead-ended). Failure to adopt the
conventions results in temporary ostracism or even pain! Contrast those in the light, where failure
denies one the perception of the wisdom required to get high, and others remind you of that wisdom
to help you. Some people really do care!
- Those not in the light seem to think those in the light control them, or something's wrong.
The message of the light is we're all equally powerful. no one controls anyone (like anarchy);
everyone always has free will (the benefit of the doubt).
- Those not in the light are only telepathic with one species and always use words, not thought.
Those in the light commune with all life.
- Those in the light never "path" (send a message by telepathic means) questions or "path"
responses to them. Those not in the light nearly always "path" questioningly.
- Those in the light experience life. Those not in the light reflect on life.
- Those in the light like positive good things. Those not in the light delight in
schadenfreude and are negative and bad in the extreme, especially to those in the light, like
a childish jealousy. They act this way under the guise of "freedom of speech", but it's
really their pent up dissatisfaction with the way they perceive things, and the way they
think they're forced to live.
- To stand a better chance of being in the light, you have to destroy your own ego,
prejudices and conditioning. With this baggage, living for the moment will do you no good.
You should stop using drugs like alcohol and heroin. You have to shed your fears. You have to
accept that your life has ups and downs, and that being in the light is no bed of roses.
Security of certain lifestyle habits has to disappear. You have to take mental risks. It is
not always easy, but it has fantastic rewards : the harder it is, the better the rewards. The
rewards' origin should never be attributed to your own personal talents. When someone tries
to mentally "harm" you, do not seek retribution.
- Those in the light never "rest on their laurels". Those not in the light are always seeking
ways of doing so. The former is being alive. The latter mostly dead or in stasis.
- Those in the light are not afraid of (overly emotionally stressed by) feelings like
anger, aggression, passion and love. They don't feel constrained to the feeling-set that is
common to all humans by virtue of biochemical engineering. Those not in the light rarely
experience emotions on the spur of the moment - only when it is expected of them in the
current social context. They seem to be scared to be alive, and public image is what makes
them behave in any particular manner, even when no one is present!
- Music seems to impact the minds of those in the light far more than those not in the light.
- Those not in the light never telepathically lie, and don't believe that anyone actually
does. Those in the light often "path" the opposite to what they mean, especially
- Those not in the light regard other people's opinion of them too highly to have a life of
their own. They lose their individuality, and, as a result, mental freedom.
- Those in the light never swear allegiance to any ideology, belief, religion, movement,
faction, or politics. They would never seriously take an oath on anything. Even romanticised
ideals of common human emotions like love, trust and loyalty, are trivial. Such tenacities
are all hormonally or socially inculcated, and can only be of a temporary nature, when
measured against your whole lifespan. They understand that everyone goes through "phases",
and as you become wiser, these "phases" become so temporary, as to merit no long-term
entertainment whatsoever. So things like national anthems, hymns and political speeches could
never stir anything but ridicule in those in the light. Consequently, trying to label those
in the light as, for example, hippies, punks or rastas is a futile exercise.
- Those not in the light describe really good or bad things with qualifiers like "so" or
"such a". Those in the light describe them as they are. For example, "She is so
beautiful" as compared with "She is beautiful", and "It was such a wonderful
experience" as compared with "It was a wonderful experience".
- Those in the light know that you cannot use telepathy to harm or discomfort people. Those
not in the light are under the misapprehension that it can be used to discomfort or
physically hurt those in the light.
- Those not in the light seem to attempt a perpetual running commentary on those in the
light, even when it is wholly inaccurate.
- Those not in the light believe that vibrating air molecules or hitting furniture is the
answer to the fear of the emotional pain that their heads have got them into.
- Those not in the light erroneously believe their brutality to be of some use to those in
- Social image is a waste of time and effort to those in the light, and a habit-forming
lifestyle to those not in the light.
- Those not in the light seem to measure a man's worth by his public words and actions.
Those in the light measure a man's worth by what's on his mind.
- Those not in the light always look for a "hero", a single human being, to fall back on,
to be their mentor. No one human being can be responsible for the feelings and vibes of the
world population, as anyone in the light knows.
- Those not in the light spend most of their conversational time trying to see what effect
words have on those in the light. They regard themselves as untouchable observers, but they
really reel when those in the light point out that observing is not living, and that they
themselves are being observed in their state of observation. The mistake that is constantly
being made by society's inhabitants, is that they isolate themselves from their immediate
environment, in order to take up an observation point. In doing so, they also isolate
themselves from the roles that they play in that immediate environment. As a result, whenever
they act or speak, an immediate self-analysis is done in order to quickly adopt social norms
for fear of embarassment. This results in a very stilted, choppy existence, with no smooth
flow of ideas or life-force. What's more, these idiots think that a stop/start existence is
the norm because it is the best, and no one can "affect" them, because they can become
flippant, and deny any observation made about them. Basically, there is no permanence of any
contribution their life-force is making to their immediate environment, and, so, it becomes
impossible to deduce anything concrete about them. It also means that their life-force is
worthless, and their existence a game with no serious outcome. This is your "average Joe" - a
"nervous tic"-orientated mammal, who contributes nothing towards the good of the "tribe", and
believes that it is OK to exist this way, as long as their own selfish needs are fulfilled.
Those in the light never get embarassed, and are too honest not to listen to other
people's observations. Self-consciousness is a dead-end that can only yield selfish attitudes.
Read the following lyrics from Radiohead Fitter Happier and you'll see what I'm up against :-
fitter happier more productive
not drinking too much
regular exercise at the gym (3 days a week)
getting on better with your associate employee contemporaries
eating well (no more microwave dinners and saturated fats)
a patient better driver
a safer car (baby smiling in back seat)
sleeping well (no bad dreams)
careful to all animals (never washing spiders down the plughole)
keep in contact with old friends (enjoy a drink now and then)
will frequently check credit at (moral) bank (hole in wall)
favours for favours
fond but not in love
charity standing orders
on sundays ring road supermarket
(no killing moths or putting boiling water on the ants)
car wash (also on sundays)
no longer afraid of the dark
or midday shadows
nothing so ridiculously teenage and desperate
nothing so childish
at a better pace
slower and more calculated
no chance of escape
concerned (but powerless)
an empowered and informed member of society (pragmatism not idealism)
will not cry in public
less chance of illness
tyres that grip in the wet (shot of baby strapped in back seat)
a good memory
still cries at a good film
still kisses with saliva
no longer empty and frantic
like a cat tied to a stick
that's driven into
frozen winter shit (the ability to laugh at weakness)
fitter, healthier and more productive
in a cage
Perhaps we're nearer to the interpretation of the human species' role as portrayed in the film
"The Matrix" than we think or are led to believe.