Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Strict Vs. Professional

My Dear Young Magi,

My last post began your journey, a trip down a distance learning course, a catalyst to an altered state of consciousness from which you will never fully return. I encourage most to keep their day job and not travel here without being contelligent of entrainment.

Magick is the study of effectiveness, a discipline banned, and strictly forbidden, by most Catholic dirivative churches.

I am blessed; I spoke at Pat O'Bryan's Unseminar 6. The most common question asked of my performance was if I intentionally brought bad energy to stand in contrast to good energy. The word choices of puritanical minds has yet to cease to amaze me. This good/bad cosmography appears to me as littered with lens-skewing presuppositions of a dichotomous universe, a 3rd-world education, church educated propaganda dressed up in the unscientific guise of the emperor's favorite robe spun from the wool of objectivism, an imaginary tapestry woven by arbiters of various academies.
So iT goes

A seminar attendee asked: "Why do you need to be so abusive?" The interviewer's causal chain placed me as the cuase of Erica Douglas' dramatic sobbing during my close of my show on Pat's stage, at Pat's Unseminar Sex. This seminar attendee appears to me as suffering from a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, a constant state of anxiety connected to traumatic youthful events endured from a raging parent. They hear the word "strict" and they report reliving being beaten with a belt. Bummer. Their ploy for free NLP help appears to me as cute. This man brags one minute of a net-worth of 8-figures, then commands my attention, then just wants to talk to me as friends. No thank you. I'm sorry. Please forgive me. I'll love you from a healthy distance thank you very much.

FRIENDS, strict is the basis of 6-Sigma, not puritanical abuse

Strict definition
1. characterized by or acting in close conformity to requirements or principles: a strict observance of rituals.
2. stringent or exacting in or in enforcing rules, requirements, obligations, etc.: strict laws; a strict judge.
3. closely or rigorously enforced or maintained: strict silence.
4. exact or precise: a strict statement of facts.
5. extremely defined or conservative; narrowly or carefully limited: a strict construction of the Constitution.
6. close, careful, or minute: a strict search.
7. absolute, perfect, or complete; utmost: told in strict confidence.
8. stern; severe; austere: strict parents.

In Germany they swear with excriment, in The Netherlands they swear with viruses and in The Americas we swear with church approved shame.

My Dear Young Magi, angry emus like the woman to the left will spurr up energies, that's what unconsciously competent magis do... They get angry because they are blind to how they weild their power. They are generally benign. Wendi is a good witch; not a rager, a person who lashes out when a magi is weak, and then continues a power-hungy attack.

We began our course on Magick with a perspective of professionalism, a lens of money... For me money and professionalism are not inextricably linked. My perspective of professionalism spawns from an inquiry into sustainability. Professionalism is the craft of survival. There is little room in survival for anger. Anger and Propriety are well connected in Carse's Finite & Infinite Games. Propriety is temporal, when spellcrafting a temporary autonomous zone, their are times I see stages as belonging to folks. This is a cosmography of convenience and is easily trampled when a performer doesn't play their role. This usually emerges from a lack of perceived safety. They rage in ways they don't see. Jesus instructs me, "Forgive Liz Bosswells for they know not what they do."

You know you switched subjects very abruptly? What are you talking about?
Sorry. Bucky was reading The Illuminatus Trilogy. He used it as source book from which he might glean Sufi etiquette. The Illuminatus Trilogy presented Bucky with a new idea for a structure of world order. The counter establishment consisted of people who were united by cause, yet un-linkable, unthinkably connected because there was no label under which to associate them. He viewed this to be the code of the Sufi. The irony is that by this dictum, they wouldn’t call themselves Sufis. Whatever. He viewed the Sufis as united by a common value system. It was a similar structure to what he imagined a secret agent must work within. If you ask a secret agent if they’re a secret agent, they say no. Having Trudy say “no” felt like proof that she was a Sufi. This is flawed logic. But, at the time, it made perfect sense to Bucky. Robert Anton Wilson suggests that part of the code of the intellectual warrior is to write. Deny any association, and write about your observations and values; describe your visions.
For although in a certain sense and for light-minded persons, non-existent things can be more easily and irresponsibly represented in words than existing things, for the serious and conscientious historian it is just the reverse. Nothing is harder, yet nothing is more necessary, than to speak of certain things whose existence is neither demonstrable nor probable. The very fact that serious and conscientious men treat them as existing things, brings them a step closer to existence and to the possibility of being born.
Who said that?
Hesse wrote it. Don’t know if he ever said it.
Bucky was craving a life more intense than he thought he was experiencing. He wanted a fuller experience on this planet.


Rick Aster said...

To me, “professionalism” means an approach that is efficient enough and attractive enough to paying customers to keep an activity going. It often requires an attention to superficialities that might seem tedious.

In music, we often make a distinction between musical purists and professionals. “Purists” want to put all their energy into making good music. “Professionals” play to the audience and want to be remembered so they can be hired again. You know you’re watching “professionals” if they remember to tell you the name of the band every 15 minutes.

blueangel said...

Dear Ben, I am a bit lost trying to follow this. I adore Bucky and it took me a long time to be able to fully grok what he was saying. Robert Anton Wilson is brilliant, and Hesse :-)

What I am understanding and help me if I misunderstand is that some big players in the Internet Marketing world are accusing you of being unprofessional? And this all occured at the Pat O'Brian seminar?

OK, if someone has PTSD they cry easily when their situational button is pushed. In the EST and Landmark training people were "made " to cry all the time. People cry in George Adairs programs, Omega I and II. People cry for many reasons, break through s, release of energy, to get attention, to make you stop doing whatever it is you are doing, to get sympathy, because they cannot handle what they are hearing. I was not there so I do not know what happened , why Mark would not speak with you and why you are blamed for making someone cry. I guess you will not be invited back...:-)
How did Dr Joe V respond to all this, I think he was there and maybe a promoter of the seminar.

He is not one to pull punches, so, how were you unprofessional

To be professional usually meant getting paid. You become a professional when you people pay you.. that is the old paradigm definition. In the old days... 80's you could not be in the Olympics if you were a professional, ie you got paid for it. Once you had a record deal and were getting paid to gig - you could be called a professional.

Prostitutes are called professionals because they take money for their services.

All joking aside... professional means you act within the rules and boundaries a group sets up. IE professional behavior for teachers- you do not curse, sleep with your students, discuss sex with them, etc...

Anyway, without more information I cannot glean what you are truly saying.

Just some thoughts to add to the mix.
Peace out
blueangel ( from tweet)

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Ben Mack said...

Rick, thank you. Your musical purists and professionals analogy rocks.

Blue Angel, ummm, no. I was speaking about Mark Joyner at Ozworth. Thank you for commenting.