When you look into the tunnel, all you can see is darkness. It’s only when you can turn around that you can see the light. Find out which way you are facing.
How Culture is a Mass Hallucination
The light of truth can expose the mass hypnosis of Western culture. But, people still struggle to turn around. They are under the influence of groupthink manipulation. So, they can’t face the light. It’s too scary to see the facts. They would rather face the darkness. This is the power of tunnel vision.
The light of reason can help the mind to see. The light of reason can show the hypnotizing effect of social programming. The tactics of mass hallucination are not new. It is a tactic as old as the ancient religions of Egyptian, Babylonian, and Persian. These paradigms did not dissolve in ancient history. They became the bedrock of the Abrahamic religions (1). These are the Western Organized Religions of the Semitic origin, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Groupthink manipulation is the principal tool for hypnotizing the masses. It enables the intentional misrepresentation of mythology as fact. And, its acolytes are under such control that they fight back against anything that challenges the ideology. And, so the bias and prejudice of these ancient mystery religions make their way into politics. They create a powerful tunnel vision skewing facts.
When any religion becomes the basis for politics, the law of the land reflects their unhealthy bias and prejudice. This creates tension between science, logic, and common sense. On one side are freethinkers, those who what a better world for everyone. On the other side is the mass hypnosis of mythology and superstition. It is obvious to see which of these mindsets are the enemy of progress.
The Hypnotizing Effect of Social Programming
The 18th and 19th Centuries brought several groundbreaking scientific and archeology discoveries. Among these discoveries are the Rosetta Stone and the Behistun cliff inscriptions. The Rosetta Stone shows classic Greek and Egyptian hieroglyphs. The Behistun inscription is an enormous rock relief on a cliff at Mount Behistun in Western Iran.
This archeological site in Iran is significant because it shows the same message in several languages. This includes the undecipherable cuneiform writing of the Sumerians. It also contains Old Persian and Elamite and Babylonian. These discoveries enabled archeologists to decipher these ancient languages. By the 1600s, it was possible to link the lineage of Western organized religion to these earlier mythologies.
Many influential thinkers thought these facts end the control of the Abrahamic traditions. Surely, no reasonable person could cling to them once they knew the true origins. Surely, the light of illumination on their sacred texts and doctrines would set people free. But, tunnel vision is hard to overcome.
But they were wrong. Because, again, the light of reason can only illuminate only what the mind allows it to see. Groupthink manipulation has a powerful hypnotizing effect, blinding the ability to reason. People will protect their beliefs rather than face the implications of facts that conflict with their mythology.
The Church admits to the origins of its doctrines but without apology. Social programming is so complete, people reject anything the contradicts the belief system. This is how our becomes culture is a mass hallucination.
Symbolism in a greater or lesser degree is essential to every kind of external worship, and we need not shrink from the conclusion that in the matter of baptisms and washings, of genuflection’s and other acts of reverence, of lights and sweet smelling incense, of flowers and white vestures, of spiritual unction’s and the imposing of hands, of sacrifice and the rite of the Communion banquet, the Church has borrowed without hesitation from the common stock of significant actions known to all periods and to all nations. In such matters as these, Christianity claims no monopoly or originality — The Catholic Encyclopedia and International Work, Vol. 14 (1907). (2)
Groupthink Manipulation and Mass Hypnosis
Unfortunately, the best liars are those who believe the lie is true. So, if you can get people to believe a lie, they will pass it along as truth. Use the fear of death and provide an antidote. Then get them to accept the lie. This tactic of social programming links beliefs with a person’s identity. Now you have a mechanism for social control. Groupthink manipulation creates mass hypnosis and tunnel vision. This is is another name for propaganda.
Propaganda is a powerful tool with a hypnotizing effect. It can control a wide range of thoughts, values, and behaviors. As a result, many people accept extremist rhetoric through this effective tactic. The corruption of mass media by companies like Cambridge Analytica (3) shows how easy it is to control people. They affect the opinions of many with the hypnotizing effect of sensational stories. It doesn’t matter how outrageous or unfounded the allegations.
Religions start indoctrination early in life. So, a child adopts any fabrications as though they are fact. They keep up the indoctrination process perpetually. They use weekly or semi-weekly meetings. Groupthink manipulation tactics can dictate everything from personal relationships to commerce. This makes culture is a mass hallucination for many people.
Consequently, even though the basis of the paradigm is logically false, historically false, it can still thrive. Logical reasoning is easily overcome with groupthink manipulation tactics. Religious dogma and doctrine keep you facing into the darkness of mythology.
There are two perspectives. The first is to accept the darkness of the tunnel. More than likely this applies to those who ascribe to one of the sects of the Abrahamic traditions. The second perspective is for those facing the outward toward the light. Resist social programming and groupthink manipulation.
Accepting Tunnel Vision
If you are a follower of one of the sects of the Abrahamic tradition, don’t be upset. If you have read this information, we want it to be food for thought. We realize it brings up ideas that you have been taught or programmed to reject.
We hope this discussion will encourage you to do your research. Use resources from “outside” of your paradigm. That is don’t search for opinions that support the dogma and doctrine. Rather, use historical, scientific, and archeological sources from outside your belief system. Start with any doctrine and see where it leads.
Like any teacher, all we are attempting to do is help you see how groupthink manipulation affects your thinking. We are trying to honest and illuminate. However, asserting you are facing light while immersed in a sect of the Abrahamic tradition is part of the mass hallucination.
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Resist Social Programming
Reject the domination of the cultural narrative. Learn to turn away from the tunnel vision of religious propaganda. The work of the warriors of light has never been more difficult. Religious extremists are more volatile than ever. Their leaders see the mass hallucination starting to erode. The paradigm is shrinking in size and influence. More people are awakening to the facts behind the mythology. And, more people are leaving these sects as the facts become more readily available. The mass hypnosis of our culture is fracturing and crumbling.
So, Do what you can, where you are, with the resources you have. Also, plant the seeds of facts. Support science and the preservation of the archaeological and historical facts.
Sadly ancient mythologies and superstitions still rule much of modern society. Western religion is the source of this tunnel vision. So, our culture is a mass hallucination firmly under the influence of religious bias and prejudice. But the tide is turning. More people are awakening and turning away from the darkness. They are turning away from the groupthink manipulation of Western organized religion.
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(1) Abrahamic Religions, Wikipedia
(2)The Catholic Encyclopedia and International Work, Vol. 14 (1907)
(3) Cambridge Analytica, Wikipedia
(4) Joseph Campbell & Joseph Campbell’s book The Hero’s Journey, Wikipedia