Phase I, Introduction
We are going to step into the realm of the politically incorrect conversation now because this realm is tied into Wellness and Optimal Health Secrets. It behoves us to say a little about this topic in order to be inclusive. Our approach is not intended to attack any one, or any organisation. Our approach is purely an intellectual endeavour and not an attempt to parse every nuance.
You will note that we have completed the Five Excessive Consumptions screening form for our in-office patients/clients and our internet web clients as part of our new Wellness Research project. Thus, we should make a small effort to deal with the one Belief Adaption issue of religion, in order to cover more thoroughly the field of Wellness and Chronic Disease Prevention Strategies. We avoid the other 4 Belief Adaptions of politics, sexuality, culture and poverty. Near the end of this essay we will see that trying to stay away from politics, and the other Belief Adaptions, for that matter, may be a losing battle.
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Phase II, The Topic Religion
From the Netflix series 6 on interviews with Joseph Campbell a world expert on myology. The six episode series is called ‘Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth’.
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The word religion means Re Ligio (which translated roughly means) the linking back in English. Linking the person back to a source. Religion is established as that connecting link to God.
The monster is the thing that breaks all of your standards for harmony and ethical conduct. (The monsters are well depicted in art in most every culture.) The monster is also within us as is God. We are the manifestation of the Divine.
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Religio came into English around the 1200s as religion.
Some argue that regardless of its definition, it is not appropriate to apply the term religion to non-Western cultures. Others argue that using religion on non-western cultures distorts what people do and believe.
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Phase III, Comments
So, from my perspective, the linking back to the God figure was the original purpose of ancient religion and mythology, and supposedly of religion today as well. But, the God is not really a figure and is not really personified in many ancient cultures. The personification can be thought of as an allegory so people can better understand the concept. The God is the unknowable mystery of being. That God is thought of differently in different societies, in different cultures as some sort of transcendency. Some societies consider the God as separate from one’s self in spite of many ancient prophets saying the opposite. Other societies consider the God manifesting as all life, including humans, and not separate from, but contained-within-contained-without, a part of but not a part of,,,, the mystery within.
When we search inwardly for the source of these God concepts I cannot tear myself away from the more modern idea that raising the God idea is an attempt of the human thinking mind to understand the ANIMAL non-thinking human mind that reacts with stimulus-response emotions often with little or no thinking. That emotional mind is the mystery. So, as I see it, the human race has been attempting to understand the human emotional mind and interpreting that mystery as a God figure, simply because this emotional mind is difficult to understand. It is really the human genes that have programmed the person to think this way so it is really the human attempting to understand how it’s own genes are working, particularly the animal genes which convey the emotions.
One might look at the whole God issue in modern times as a Red Herring to distract one from the real issue at hand, the issue of understanding the flow of the animal genes along with the flow of the human genes and their inevitable interactions. After all, the other mammalian species have the exact same animal genes giving the exact same animal emotions, and likely, as we see played out around the world today, the exact same animal emotional stimulus-response mechanisms.
Thus, humans lie, steal, kill and believe magic is real, like other animal species, because that is what is encoded within the animal genes. That is the way the animal kingdom works and humans are part of that animal kingdom. Humans have just given words, different words, to the animal behaviours. The issue of the spiritual is thrown in by the human intellect to explain that which cannot be explained. It’s an intellectual (human thinking) attempt to put words to the mystery, the unknown, the unknowable, to all the events beyond our event horizon of understanding. How do we fault the animal for being well, the animal? We don’t. We show the human side of our gene pool toward them, the compassion, the empathy, the love, the justice.
There are those who rise above the animal. But, that takes courage to go counter to the animal stimulus-response mechanisms. And, further, it takes courage to go counter to the human desire to make MONEY, particularly from the religion experience, the linking back (to the God) experience. And so, we see the ORGANISATION of religions for the purposes of power, money and self-preservation, self-preservation of the organization that is. That organisational need might be thought of as a monster within. Thus, the monster will vary by culture and time, and that monster is within us just as the God is within us.
Dr. Victor Jean Ouellette, DC, MS
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Phase IIII, Speculation
With regard to how war was dampened down in the mid 1600’s Europe by Westphalian sovereignty known as the Peace of Westphalian of 1648, we see that people can come together to end war and agree upon territories. The idea of ‘sovereignty’ came about at that time thus, ending the ongoing might-makes-right warring of those days. At least it temporarily ended it….. for the most part.
This makes us wonder as to how the future billionaires are going to solve the issues of population explosion like never seen before by the human race when immortality is on the verge of becoming ‘immanent’. Immortality WILL be seen ahead of time. It will have it’s harbinger. When it is seen, that will be a time of terrible turmoil for the human race as billionaires position their families for succession in a world with no death from natural means. So,,,,,,, if there is no death from natural means then,,,,,,, will death come from un-natural means????? Will billionaire families gather and agree on death via some TREATY OF THE IMMORTALS of 2151? Will death thus, be structured by some human intellectual process after a short period of return to war-for-power? AND further, might that intellectual process be hampered after the return to family inbreeding as seen in the middle ages, in order to keep the MONEY within the family. At that future date though, it won’t be money that is the issue needing protection. It will likely be the rights to family procreation. Ah, those times of turmoil and vicissitude. Maybe we very well have it easy now days.