Fascinating Discussion about Jordan Peterson and the Battle Against Materialist Ideology

Although it is not a critical part of this discourse, the sad connection that for me shows a weakness from the 1960’s and tends to weaken Sheldrake’s credibility, is the incorporation of psychedelic drugs into the worldview, uncritically. It seems to me that an ideology, philosophy, or spirituality that tends to use psychedelics as even an enhancer, cannot help but be suspect at the outset. Graham Hancock is another one, in my opinion, who’s work is important and truthful, as well as challenging to the mainstream, yet who’s credibility is damaged by his allegiance to psychedelics.

Now I realize that what both Sheldrake and Hancock believe and propose does not require drugs in any way for their truth or practice. However, in the discussion of consciousness, it is inevitable that the subject of altered states of consciousness comes up, and of course the part that psychedelics have played in the past. Neither one seems to be willing to take a principled stand against the practice, and apparently that is because they do not have any such principle.

That seems to be, as I have pointed out already, an unfortunate artifact of the period in which Sheldrake and others came to prominence, but many others have been able to leave it behind, both in practice and principle. Continue reading

Genes Don’t Control Biology

Now they call it EpiGenetics

You actually are what you think… with a catch…

Conscious thought is only about 5% of the total of what your mind is doing constantly. Your dominant thoughts are not what you consciously think they are. In fact, there is a whole hard-drive of programming that runs your life, and sends signals to your cells, that you are not aware of consciously. Some of that is the programming for your heart-beat and your breathing and digestion but there is also a lot of stuff that was put there between 0 and 7 years, and even some during gestation, that formulate default processes and responses to your environment.

They are editable but what is required, and what I find Bruce Lipton does not have a good practical handle on, is a dashboard interface to communicate directly to that subconscious.