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GENUINE POWER

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Mindpower, Health, Wealth, Sexual Love and Happiness

 

 

David L Hunter
The Local Group

 

Genuine: Really being what it is said to be; not counterfeit or artificial; real; authentic.

Power: Great ability to do, act, produce or affect strongly; vigor; strength.

Source: Webster's New World Dictionary; Third College Edition.



 

Copyright 1996 by David L Hunter
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Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction

Part One The Power Source: The Self

What the self is
The history of the self
The future of the self

Part Two The Passport to Genuine Power: Self-Knowledge

Removing limitations
Tools for self-observation
The art of introspection
The guiding forces of the self

Part Three The Master Plan for Genuine Power

Planning for success
Philosophy
Convictions
Principles
Metaphysical value judgment
Values
Virtues
Life mission
Goals
Plans
Time line

Part Four The Consciously Controlled Life

Living on purpose
Genuine power versus false power
The good life

Appendices
Conclusion
References
Footnotes

 

 

Acknowledgments

The following people deserve explicit credit and appreciation for their contributions to Genuine Power:

Person

Contribution

Frank R Wallace

Provided the Neo-Tech concepts contained in this document

Leonard Peikoff

Provided the Objectivist philosophy concepts contained in this document

Ayn Rand

Provided the Objectivist philosophy concepts contained in this document

 



 

 

Introduction

Genuine Power is a universe-centered journey that is unlike anything else on planet Earth. A new, integrated control will forever replace that out-of-control feeling by anyone who develops genuine power. That control develops slowly at first. It then builds astonishing momentum after subsequent readings. One will never be the same person again.

This journey begins with the mind. It then expands throughout evolution, civilization, self- knowledge, conscious control and culminates with the good life. No matter what one's current level of knowledge is, one will be ready to capture genuine power.

Can a person integrate the contents of his or her mind? Can a person gain an integrated view of existence? Is it possible for all knowledge to come together to produce a powerful new picture of life? One needs to understand every idea in this document to discover that these things are possible and necessary to gain genuine power.

This document will provide genuine power to everyone who integrates its ideas into his or her life. Each part contains thoroughly researched concepts and is one part of a dynamic picture. One needs to begin with part one and then move on to each subsequent part in sequential order to discover the full power of this document. That power comes from the integration of all the parts, which forms a new, dynamic picture. That picture radiates genuine power, certainty and security for everyone who grasps its essence. One will then achieve all of one's values and goals forever.

 

 

 

Part One
The Power Source: The Self


 

What the Self is

Power: This idea held man's attention for thousands of years. He searched for power in leaders, animals, mountains, planets and stars. He tried to discover power in religion, God, saviors, angels, devils and dreams. Man hoped to find power in government, physical strength, prayer and mysticism. Publications describing various powers are everywhere. But the great paradox of man is that the power he consistently looked for resides in the last place he would look.

Man had to remove many layers of myths before he could locate the source of power. After speculating that the source of power comes from things throughout the universe, man finally turned inside himself. What did he find?

Man was not content to discover flesh and bones in his attempt to discover power. Man had to find the self. This is exactly what he found. What is the self? The self is the mind. It is the sum of the conscious mind and the subconscious. The mind operates in the brain, mostly in the cerebrum.

The conscious mind functions primarily in the left hemisphere of the brain. Language, math, science, logic and analysis occur in the conscious mind. The subconscious functions primarily in the right hemisphere of the brain. Art, music, imagination, emotions and integration occur in the subconscious. The two hemispheres of the brain exchange information through a large bundle of nerves called the corpus callosum.

The brain contains many neurons that make connections with each other. As the human being grows, these neurons form a continuously evolving network. Electrochemical messages pass among neurons throughout this evolving network. The result of this activity is the human mind.

What is the human mind? The mind is consciousness. It is the experience inside each person that is invisible - though not undetectable - to other people, yet undeniably real for each person. What is consciousness? Consciousness is a representative model that parallels the external world. It is generated with words that are metaphors of things and behavior in the physical world. Consciousness, like mathematics, is an operator which enables a person to develop superior solutions in his or her mind before taking action in the world. The mastery of reason, logic, grammar and a large vocabulary enhances the ability of a person's consciousness to perceive and integrate reality.

Each person's self is the controlling entity of his or her life. It is where the person's thoughts, convictions, values, goals, plans, feelings and emotions reside. The self learns and grows - or stagnates and dies - during life. The self eventually becomes conscious of itself. This consciousness of self comes from self-knowledge. The more self-knowledge it generates, the greater is its ability to control its own life.

All other forms of life survive by adapting to their environment. Only the self survives by altering the environment according to its own requirements. By working within the laws of reality (i.e., the laws of physics and mathematics), the self controls nature. From nanotechnology to astrophysics, the self integrates and controls the physical environment. One can witness this control in semiconductors, nuclear fusion, cyclotrons, architecture, spacecraft, etc.

Power ceased to be a mystery when man examined the faculty that is unique to human beings: Volitional, conceptual consciousness. Man discovered that genuine power comes from the disciplined use of his own consciousness combined with productive effort. By learning about the history of the self, one can understand where the self is heading.

 

The History of the Self

Between four and a half to five billion years ago, an event occurred which altered the Milky Way galaxy. That event was the emergence of the sun and its solar system. Three and a half billion years ago, life evolved on the planet Earth. The first forms of life were simple, single-celled organisms. These primordial organisms evolved into multi-celled organisms. This flow of evolution continued from multi-celled organisms into a large variety of marine and land creatures. Mammals and primates evolved from this diversity of life. As trees receded in Africa, some primates were forced to come down from their dwelling to live in the African plains. This new breed evolved into primitive man.

Fifty thousand years ago, the species Homo s. sapiens emerged from this new breed of primitive man. Homo s. sapiens is the last surviving species of the genus Homo. Ten thousand years ago, man had a consistent oral language. Five thousand years ago, man recorded events using writing. Three thousand years ago, man invented the alphabet. Written language evolved from the pictograph, to the hieroglyph, to the ideogram and then to the alphabet.

The alphabet enabled greater precision in thought and communication. Man generated a new array of metaphors and analogies using letter-based words that were not possible using picture-symbols. This new control of language allowed man to gain a clearer and deeper understanding of the world. Using an increasing array of metaphors and analogies, man discovered his self. These alphabet-based metaphors and analogies enabled man to invent consciousness (see Neo-Tech III by Frank R. Wallace). Using mental models and metaphors, man became conscious of his surrounding world, his self and his relationship to the world. This newly invented power called consciousness enabled man to break free from the present moment and tribal association so he could control his own life. In fact, consciousness gave man a new power over his own life.

Man began to philosophize a few centuries after evolving into consciousness. Philosophers speculated about the nature of the universe. They attempted to discover how man could know things. They proposed how man should conduct his life. Finally, philosophers undertook the task to design a society that is proper for man. At this crucial time - the planning of conscious man's civilization - the only disease of the conscious mind became institutionalized (1). That disease is mysticism (see Definitions by Frank R. Wallace). Mysticism blocks mental integrations, which leaves a person unable to deal with reality in those blocked areas. Mysticism - which is irrationality - is why man constructs societies that continually collapse. An irrational civilization arose on planet Earth as mystical errors spread through spurious philosophy. From ancient Greece and Rome, to Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, societies rise and fall like a house of cards in the irrational civilization.

Irrationality is what prevents every individual from developing genuine power. The cause of irrationality or mysticism is camouflaged dishonesty and laziness. Mysticism was present throughout the history of the self. Fortunately, the future of the self reveals a different picture.

 

The Future of the Self

The self evolved on earth approximately three millennia ago. Before the discovery of the self, man was amoral. Man became morally responsible after the discovery of the self. Man's free-will consciousness gave him the power to choose his own actions instead of following prehistoric rituals. With this new power of choice came the responsibility of moral conduct. Many men chose to be moral, while other men chose to be immoral. Because of mysticism, certain immoral men - such as Odysseus, from the epic poem The Odyssey - gained the status of heroes. Subsequent generations learned that these immoral men were heroic and their deceptive, destructive characters were virtuous (see Rise and Fall of the Anticivilization by Frank R. Wallace). These teachings, along with mystical errors in philosophy, culminated in the rise of an anticivilization.

Anticivilization is a dead-end social organization controlled by parasitical elites and professional value destroyers who cause endless cycles of destruction, suffering and death. An anticivilization can exist only when mysticism is widespread.

The degree that mysticism is in the mind of a person is the degree that his or her mind is detached from reality. Mysticism encourages a person to act on his or her emotions. Emotions, however, are not tools of thought. Thus, emotions require clever deceptions - backed by physical force - to be acted on. The result of emotion-based actions is the destruction of values and decreased quality of life for everyone. This is the source of false power.

By contrast, genuine power grows when a person removes the mysticism from his or her mind. One can then understand greater realms of reality. When one is free from all mystical limitations, one can potentially achieve anything that is possible within the laws of nature. The man or woman who is free of mysticism wields genuine power.

Man has been searching for power throughout the ages. He learned that by turning inward, he could become conscious of the methods and contents of his mind. Then man learned that he would gain genuine power by removing the mysticism from his mind. From the perspective of a mysticism-free consciousness, the anticivilization is a grotesque aberration of the mysticism-plagued mind. Man discovered that he could forever vanish the anticivilization from his life by removing the mysticism from his mind.

In essence, the future of the self is the mysticism-free individual living in a rational civilization. Rational civilization is the Civilization of the Universe. The Civilization of the Universe is the open-ended universe filled with value producers providing endless wealth, happiness and life. This transformation of consciousness and civilization is now occurring. There was a transformation from preconscious man to conscious man three thousand years ago. Today there is a transformation from mysticism-plagued conscious man to mysticism-free conscious man. This transition, like the one that occurred three thousand years ago, is nonstoppable. Anyone who removes all the mysticism from his or her mind will gain genuine power and enter the Civilization of the Universe. He or she will wield power that is unimaginable to those who are still crippled by the disease of mysticism. The mysticism-free person inevitably discovers paradise on earth.

The following table displays the history and future of the self.

Date

Epoch

Pre-8000 BC

Foraging Animal Man
(Period of hunting and gathering)

8000 BC - 1000 BC

Agrarian Bicameral Man (2)
(Period of preconscious civilization)

1000 BC - 800 BC

Consciousness Evolution
(Period of invention, spreading and use of consciousness)

800 BC - 400 AD

Greco-Roman World
(Period of ancient Greece and Rome)

400 AD - 1400 AD

The Middle Ages
(Period of Christianity, The Dark Ages and Medieval Ages)

1400 AD - 1600 AD

The Renaissance
(Period of reawakening to classical learning)

1600 AD - 1800 AD

The Enlightenment
(Period of change from religious dogma to reason that culminated in the Industrial Revolution)

1800 AD - 1860 AD

The Age of Romanticism
(Period of change in the fine arts from neoclassicism to creative originality)

1860 AD - 1915 AD

The Age of Science
(Period of scientific breakthroughs culminating in the theory of relativity)

1900 AD - 2000 AD

The Age of Irrationality
(Period of world wars, mass murder and mass property destruction)

2000 AD - Eternity

The Rational Civilization of the Universe (3)
(The switch from a criminal-based civilization to a law-based civilization will result in permanent peace and prosperity)



 

The Constitution of the Universe
(from the Neo-Tech Constitution by Frank R. Wallace)

Article 1)

No person, group of persons, or government may initiate force, threat of force, or fraud against any individual's self or property.

Article 2)

Force may be morally and legally used only in self-defense against those who violate Article 1.

Article 3)

No exceptions shall exist for Articles 1 and 2.



 

 

 

Part Two
The Passport to Genuine Power:
Self-Knowledge

 

Removing Limitations

How could one remove mysticism from one's mind? One must first develop the ability to focus one's awareness on the contents of one's own mind. One will then encounter defense mechanisms attempting to protect one's mysticism. This is common. If genuine power is one's goal, one must persevere in self-analysis by dismissing all defense mechanisms (i.e., rationalizations, denials, projections). Protecting one's mysticism seems natural at first. Yet, when one removes all mysticism and discovers the omnificent mind (4), nothing feels more natural - or more powerful.

Self-understanding is the prerequisite for genuine power. There cannot be a genuinely powerful person who does not fully know his or her own self. From self-understanding comes self-control. From self-control comes the ability to control every area of one's life. This complete control leads to consistently increasing genuine power.

Most people have never achieved a thorough understanding of self. Perhaps this is because they avoid the constant effort and relentless honesty needed to gain self-understanding. As more people overcome the barriers to self-understanding, they will isolate and remove their own mysticism. They will then evolve into the mysticism-free omnificent mind and discover abiding prosperity. This healthy state of mind is available to every person. One's level of intelligence does not matter.

When one makes a commitment to persevere in self-analysis, one is ready to achieve self-understanding. But one needs to learn the tools for self-observation to fully understand one's self.

 

Tools for Self-Observation

When a person understands the logic underlying any thing or situation, that person achieves mastery over it. From computer software, to a scholarly subject, to an artistic skill, if one does not learn the logic behind it, one inevitably experiences frustration. Yet a person literally makes an activity look easy once he or she masters the logic behind it. This is so, because for that person it does become easy - and often enjoyable. This principle also applies to self-observation. Self-observation, when approached rationally, becomes a skill that one can master and enjoy.

One hundred generations of human beings lived in the anticivilization. The anticivilization discourages self-observation. Thus, many people never mastered the valuable skill of self-observation. The result is a lack of self-understanding. This lack of self-understanding enables deceitful people to control the citizens of anticivilization. Thus, dishonest people's wishes, feelings or dogmas manipulate the citizens of anticivilization. Allowing other people to control one's self prevents one from developing genuine power.

When a person masters the tools for self-observation, the person enjoys learning about his or her relationship to reality. One will probably not like everything one discovers, but self-knowledge and self-acceptance are the foundation for change and growth. One will experience pleasure from achieving self-understanding because one is gaining control over one's life and future.

A person could learn a lot about human nature simply by observing human beings in a variety of situations. Recognizing facial expressions, body postures and voice qualities of people reveals many different states of consciousness. Many babies and children seem happy and curious most of the time. Young adults seem energetic and eager to live. Adults seem serious and often bored. Many elderly people seem drained and disoriented. By observing different people, one could recall one's own various states of consciousness.

Questioning other people - from children to the elderly - about their experiences in life could provide key insights into one's own experiences. Studying biographies of different people could provide new perspectives on one's own life. A benefit of studying the lives of other people is that one can learn how to put one's own life experiences into a total context. This context could reveal the consistent patterns, direction and meaning in one's own life.

Gaining mastery over self requires the combination of studying the lives of other people and studying oneself. The process of self-observation is much more comprehensive than the process of observing other people. Self-observation consists of directing one's awareness on one's body, facial expressions and voice quality across a span of time. One can use this awareness to discover the obvious and subtle characteristics of one's posture, motions, gestures, breathing, voice quality, etc. A videotape recorder, audiotape recorder, mirror, photographs and relevant information from others can help one develop a full awareness of one's physical presence.

One needs to become conscious of all of one's attributes to gain a thorough understanding of self. Some attributes to discover and integrate are one's posture, motions, expressions, dimensions, colors, sounds, aromas and textures. The analysis and integration of one's attitude and character are also important for a thorough understanding of self. Clues to one's attitude and character come from recalling how one approached and handled previous situations. But discovering one's soul or self - in the deepest sense - requires that one advance beyond self-observation and master the art of introspection.

 

The Art of Introspection

Knowledge of one's physical presence - how one presents oneself to the world - is a necessary part of self-understanding. Knowledge of one's internal experiences - one's various psychological states - is also necessary for self-understanding. The former knowledge comes through extrospection and the latter knowledge comes through introspection.

Extrospection is the process of using one's senses of vision, hearing, smell, taste and touch to observe the world. A person gains sensations from the world through these senses. The person's brain automatically integrates these sensations into percepts. Then the person volitionally integrates these percepts into concepts to condense his or her endless percepts. Next, the person uses these concepts to form complete thoughts. These thoughts are then integrated into fundamental generalizations or principles. Principles enable the person to understand and use the data of the reality so he or she can successfully deal with reality.

Introspection is the process of using one's conscious awareness to observe one's internal experiences. A person becomes aware of the conditions of mind and body by focusing his or her awareness on them. The person then explicitly identifies these conditions, in conceptual terms, and integrates this data with the rest of his or her knowledge. Introspective knowledge enables the person to understand and successfully deal with his or her internal experiences.

The anticivilization encourages extrospection while discouraging introspection. In fact, the teaching of introspection is rare. Learning and mastering the art of introspection is essential for genuine power. Introspection becomes easier and more rewarding when one practices it consistently. Introspection is the foundation of self-knowledge.

One captures awesome power by discovering the contents of one's own consciousness. Diligent introspection will reveal these contents. Contents of consciousness are: Convictions, principles, values, goals, plans, thoughts, emotions, feelings and memories. Identifying, evaluating and integrating these contents of consciousness is necessary to gain genuine power. Eliminating invalid concepts and contexts along with repressed emotions is also necessary to experience genuine power. Psychotherapy (5), guided imagery (6), sentence completion exercises (7), journal work and purposeful conversations are mighty tools for identifying the contents of one's mind. After identifying these contents, one can scrupulously analyze, validate and integrate the contents of one's consciousness. By integrating all of one's knowledge - using the master plan in part three - and derepressing (8) buried emotions, one will achieve a clear, brilliant mind and graceful body movements. Many people lose this state of mind and body after childhood.

People could be helpful in untangling severely confused thoughts one might have. But the responsibility to accurately understand self, reality and one's relationship to reality rests on each individual. No person is in a better position to know one's unique self other than oneself. And no person can give any one else that intimate understanding of self. Since journal work is a personal process, it could be the most effective tool to gain self-knowledge. Journal work - if approached rationally - will provide a coherent picture of one's life. It could also reveal the stages of one's character development and knowledge expansion. This coherent picture allows one to seize control of one's life. Before seizing control of one's life, however, one needs to seize control of the guiding forces of the self.

 

The Guiding Forces of the Self

The journey along the path to self-knowledge is not complete without discovering the guiding forces of the self. Discovering these guiding forces is necessary to develop genuine power. When one discovers and seizes control over these guiding forces, one becomes the conscious master of one's own soul.

What are the guiding forces of the self? They are the convictions and value judgments stored in one's subconscious. Once formulated, these guiding forces act like instant decision-makers which influence all of one's thoughts and actions. Where do they originate from? Amazingly, people seldom consciously choose and validate their own convictions and value judgments. Thus, these are often acquired through the culture: The educational, political, governmental, media, religious, art and entertainment institutions of a society. The convictions and value judgments of the culture are usually absorbed by the people within that society.

How do convictions and value judgments reach these institutions in society? The intellectuals of the society spread them: The scientists, teachers, writers and artists. Finally, where do the intellectuals derive their convictions and value judgments from? They come from the fundamental ideas generated by the predominant philosophers in their era of history (9). Tragically, most philosophers throughout history promoted ideas that decreased the power of the individual and increased the power of the ruling elite. By identifying and validating one's own convictions and values, however, one can end the absurdity of being guided by other people's emotions or edicts.

A conviction is a belief or assumption that one holds to be true. Convictions direct a person's actions. One acquires convictions throughout one's life: From early childhood through one's adult life. Once acquired, these convictions remain in one's subconscious unless one chooses to replace them. Many people do not examine their convictions. Thus, they are unaware of their irrational convictions. Typically, people acquire convictions from cultural osmosis, desires or fears instead of logical thought. The person's subconscious then stores these convictions despite their truth or falsity.

To successfully deal with the facts of reality, which is the essence of genuine power, one needs to consciously identify and validate one's own convictions. Disciplined thought, reflection and journal work enable one to identify his or her own convictions. Once identified, one can check their validity according to the facts of reality using logic. One can then dismiss irrational convictions and consciously discover other rational convictions.

A Value is a worthy thing or situation that one works to achieve or retain. Values are the motivating force underlying a person's actions. If one wants to experience control and abiding fulfillment, one needs to consciously choose and rank one's values. The alternative is to arbitrarily accept values, which leads to chaos and a lack of fulfillment.

Using the same methods to identify one's convictions, one can bring one's value judgments into conscious awareness. Once identified, one can eliminate any contradictions in one's values. One can then consciously discover new values and arrange them in hierarchical order. Without prioritized values, decision making becomes precarious and sometimes frightening. If one holds contradictory values, one will achieve some values at the expense of the others. But by explicitly choosing and ranking one's values, one will experience a pervasive sense of clarity, tranquility and control in one's life.

Secondary convictions and values evolve as one expands his or her knowledge. By becoming fully conscious of one's convictions and values, one can efficiently manage these throughout one's life. One will then seize control of the guiding forces of the self. This results in self-assurance, security and warmth which remains with oneself for life.

 

 

 

Part Three
The Master Plan for Genuine Power

 

Planning for Success

One needs to evolve into the state of full consciousness to develop genuine power. What will a person focus his or her full consciousness on? A master plan will provide the material to focus one's consciousness on. A properly constructed master plan provides purpose and order in one's life. Without an explicit master plan, the many choices in life can be overwhelming. Uncertainty and anxiety become common experiences for the person without an explicit master plan. But with a rational master plan, certainty and fulfillment become one's prevalent experience of life.

The Master Plan for Genuine Power consists of ten sections. By understanding each individual section and integrating all ten sections into a complete document, anyone can evolve into full consciousness and genuine power. The ten sections are: Philosophy, convictions, principles, metaphysical value judgment, values, virtues, life mission, goals, plans and time line. Philosophy lays the foundation for all the subsequent sections.

 

Philosophy

Genuine power and long-range success grow out of philosophy. False power and long-range failure also grow out of philosophy. Genuine power comes from one specific philosophy, and false power comes from its opposite philosophy. Unfortunately, conscious man's history grew out of the philosophy of false power. Except for a few noteworthy epochs, conscious man lived under the influence of bad philosophy.

Human beings endured the destruction brought on by bad philosophy for two millennia. Dishonesty, rule-by-force, collapsing empires and world wars are the products of bad philosophy. Fortunately, a valid, practical philosophical system arose during the last half of the twentieth century. That philosophical system is Objectivism. Ayn Rand discovered Objectivist philosophy. Ayn Rand's legal heir, Leonard Peikoff, systematized her philosophy. Objectivist philosophy exposes earth's anticivilization while revealing the entire Civilization of the Universe. Its essence resides in the thirteen words listed in the right column of the following table.

A person could spend an entire lifetime studying philosophy without fully grasping its power to guide one's life. Fortunately, one needs to learn only Objectivist philosophy to gain and cash in on this power. This philosophy is necessary to step out of the dangerous anticivilization now infesting planet Earth. Anyone who understands the essence of Objectivism can forever dismiss the anticivilization and step into the Civilization of the Universe.

Integrating this philosophy into one's master plan will lead to total self-guidance. The format for the first section of one's master plan is:

PHILOSOPHY
(Reference: The Role of Rand and Peikoff by Frank R. Wallace)

Branch of Philosophy

Application to One's Life

Metaphysics
(nature of existence)

What is, is.

Epistemology
(man's method of thinking)

Perceive it.

Ethics
(man's relationship to existence)

Integrate it honestly.

Politics
(man's interaction with other men)

Act on it.

Esthetics
(nature of art) 

Idealize it.



 

 

Convictions

One's convictions influence all of one's thoughts and actions. It follows that irrational convictions lead to failure and frustration, while rational convictions lead to success and fulfillment. If genuine power is one's goal, then rational convictions are necessary. This means that one needs to identify one's convictions and check to see if they correspond to reality. By becoming conscious of one's convictions, one can discard any irrational convictions and validate the rational convictions. One can then continue to discover new, rational convictions to expand one's knowledge and efficacy.

Many people are not conscious of their convictions. They are unaware of the profound influence their convictions have in every area of their life. Since they do not validate their convictions, they are unaware of any false or contradictory convictions that are at the base of their knowledge. In several cases, their convictions are floating abstractions detached from the facts of reality. This translates into uncertainty and inefficacy in thought and action.

Validating one's convictions is crucial to attach the contents of one's consciousness to reality. With consistent effort, one can integrate all the contents of one's consciousness with reality. When the contents of one's consciousness correspond to reality, and one has a valid method of thinking, one can generate knowledge without limits.

The following list contains some validated convictions. One needs to check one's own convictions and, if necessary, discover new, valid convictions. Integrating these logically-validated convictions (10) into one's master plan will lead to certainty. The format for the second section of one's master plan is:

CONVICTIONS

Every person is an end in himself or herself and each person exists for his or her own sake.

Happiness is the emotion that comes from the achievement of one's values.

The good is anything that furthers human life and the evil is anything that threatens human life.

The good is omnipotent and the evil is impotent: The good does not need the evil but the evil needs the good, because the evil can exist only as a parasite on the good - and always to the net destruction of the good.

A value gained through force, threat of force or fraud is outside the realm of evaluation and thus is not a value: Values, like knowledge, are contextual.

Dishonesty is futile because it leads to a clash between one's self and reality.

Fully integrated honesty combined with productive effort is the tool for limitless prosperity, happiness and romantic love.

Each person's supreme responsibility is to develop an accurate understanding of self, reality and one's relationship to reality.

Consciousness is integrated with reality through the automatic act of sense perception, and then through the volitional acts of concept formation, concept integration, abstraction from abstractions and conceptual validation.

Conceptual validation requires both vertical integration (i.e., traveling backward through the hierarchical structure to the perceptual level) and horizontal integration (i.e., integrating one's conclusions with the rest of one's knowledge) - using logic as one's guide.

Knowledge is hierarchical (vertical) and contextual (horizontal), and one can achieve certainty - not omniscience - about one's knowledge within accurate contexts.

Emotions are the result of the convictions and value judgments held in one's mind.

Friends are people who hold similar values.

Sex is for integrated mind and body pleasures, along with enhancing the relationship between one's romantic love partner and oneself.

Art is the medium that an artist uses to bring his or her sense of life to the perceptual level.

Art provides the viewer with emotional fuel that enables him or her to sustain value production.

Money is primarily a tool for increasing value production, not for increasing value consumption.

The function of a moral government is to protect individual rights through the military, local police and law courts.



 

 

Principles

The essential difference between man and all other animals is that man has a conceptual consciousness and all other animals have a perceptual consciousness. Animals can only deal with the perceptually given in their environment. They cannot integrate their percepts into concepts. Thus, animals are unable to use conceptual thoughts to guide their life and produce life-enhancing values such as cars, buildings, books, advanced technology and art. In fact, the concepts of past, present and future are beyond the grasp of animals.

Man has to organize and condense his endless percepts by integrating them into concepts. Next, man has to integrate his concepts into rational thoughts. He then has to form principles to organize and condense his many thoughts. Principles - such as scientific, ethical and legal principles - enable man to expand his knowledge without limits and efficiently access any portion of his knowledge. Finally, man's actions have to arise from his principled thinking - not from random thoughts, emotions or immediate perceptions. Since man cannot escape the consequences of his actions, he has to know if his actions will further or threaten his life. Principles enable man to know what the consequences of his actions will be in the present and future. Man, unlike any other animal, has to think and act long-range. Principled thinking and action make this possible.

Principles guide one's thinking (i.e., cognitive principles) and actions (i.e., moral principles). There are only two fundamental alternatives concerning principles. One alternative is to consciously choose rational principles to guide one's life. The other alternative is to reject rational principles and, by default, be guided by subconscious irrational principles. But if man's nature requires that he think and act long-range, then rational principles are necessary to survive as a human being. Irrational principles encourage man to act expediently while ignoring his long-term requirements. The inevitable results of irrational principles are painful experiences and long-range destruction - both to self and others. By not consciously choosing rational principles, one inescapably lives by undefined, arbitrary principles. This is the principle of being unprincipled.

Developing and increasing genuine power requires that one choose rational principles to guide one's thinking and action. The following list contains some rational principles. One can add other principles to this list as one discovers them. Integrating these rational principles into one's master plan will lead to self-confidence. The format for the third section of one's master plan is:

PRINCIPLES

Act in accordance with self-preservation

Think in essentials and principles

Act from one's own honest integrated thinking

Act in accordance with the hierarchy of one's values

Live by free-market entrepreneurship

Live a moral life

Honor the good and scorn the evil

Uphold objective law and reject subjective law

Add self-chosen principles here



 

 

Metaphysical Value Judgment

Each person holds an all-encompassing view of the universe. Many people hold this view implicitly as a feeling or sense of life. Some people formulate this view explicitly - in conceptual terms - through a deliberate process of thought. No matter how a person holds this view, there are only two alternatives. One alternative is the benevolent universe judgment. This means that the universe is favorable to human life and man can achieve his values on earth. The other alternative is the malevolent universe judgment. This means that the universe is hostile to human life and man is incapable of achieving his values on earth.

Due to the pervasiveness of bad philosophy, many people throughout history held the malevolent universe judgment. This judgment diminishes the power of anyone who holds it implicitly or explicitly. Genuine power grows from the benevolent universe judgment. Like a self- fulfilling prophecy, the person who holds the benevolent universe judgment inevitably experiences a harmonious and fulfilling life.

Integrating the empowering metaphysical value judgment into one's master plan will lead to security. The format for the fourth section of one's master plan is:

METAPHYSICAL VALUE JUDGMENT

Man is an efficacious being living in a benevolent universe. This means that the universe is favorable to human life and man can achieve his values on earth. 



 

 

Values

As explained in the philosophy of Objectivism, man's life is the standard of value and it is the ultimate value. In other words, the highest value is the individual self. All other values are meaningless without the individual self. Following the highest value are the three supreme values: Reason, purpose and self-esteem. These make all of one's other values possible. Reason is the faculty that identifies and integrates a person's sensory data - such as sights, sounds and smells - into concepts, which enable one to deal with reality. Purpose is the central focus of one's life which takes the form of productive work. One's values and goals need to integrate with one's purpose. Self- esteem is the state of knowing that one's person is good and one can achieve his or her values and goals. It is the appraisal that one is worthy of living and achieving happiness.

Following the highest value and the three supreme values, one can add other values to this section. Examples of such values are: Freedom, happiness, achievement, prosperity and romantic love. One can then rank all self-chosen values to pursue them rationally. Integrating the following values into one's master plan will lead to self-control. The format for the fifth section of one's master plan is:

VALUES

Oneself

Reason

Purpose

Self-esteem

Add self-chosen values here 



 

 

Virtues

A virtue is a moral quality that a person exercises to achieve or retain a value. Objectivist philosophy identifies and explains that the primary virtue is rationality. The six derivative virtues of rationality are: Independence, integrity, fully integrated honesty, justice, productiveness and pride.

Rationality is the volitional process of keeping one's consciousness attached to the facts of reality through the consistent use of reason. Independence is the acceptance of the need to live by the work of one's own mind, whatever type of work one chooses to do. In essence, it means that a person's primary orientation is to reality, not to other people. Integrity means that a person is loyal to his or her convictions and values, and acts on rational principles. Fully integrated honesty means that one refuses to fake reality. One lives in reality; therefore, one has to correspond to reality. Justice means judging people's character and actions. It requires that each person receive exactly what he or she deserves - for good or bad. Productiveness means that one creates material values (i.e., goods or services), and one produces more net tradeable values than one consumes. Pride means that one shapes one's self in the image of one's values, which makes one's life worth living.

Following the primary virtue and the six derivative virtues, one can add other virtues to this section. Examples of such virtues are: Courage, perseverance and enthusiasm. Integrating the following virtues into one's master plan will lead to happiness. The format for the sixth section of one's master plan is:

VIRTUES

Rationality

Independence

Integrity

Fully integrated honesty

Justice

Productiveness

Pride

Add self-chosen virtues here



 

 

Life Mission

The life mission is the central focus of one's life. It establishes the hierarchy of one's values and integrates one's goals. All of one's actions - either directly or indirectly - need to support one's life mission. When all of one's actions are directed toward a single mission, each action has a cumulative effect. One's productivity then increases exponentially to a remarkable level of efficacy.

Consciously choosing one's life mission, and arranging one's life to support this mission, provides one with the self-assurance needed to make businesslike decisions. The life mission - which is one's unifying purpose - is the work one chooses to do. While each person will choose a different form of work, there are two fundamental alternatives to choose from. A person can work to replace the anticivilization with the Civilization of the Universe. Or a person can work to prevent the Civilization of the Universe from replacing anticivilization. Genuine power flows from the former mission while false power flows from the latter mission.

Some examples of people who held genuine power by implicitly working to replace the anticivilization with the Civilization of the Universe are: Aquinas, Copernicus, Giordano Bruno, Kepler, Galileo, John Locke, Newton, Adam Smith, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Adam Weishaupt, Charles Darwin, James J Hill, Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Calvin Coolidge, John D Rockefeller, Albert Einstein, Ayn Rand, Sam Walton.

Some examples of people who held false power by implicitly working to prevent the Civilization of the Universe from replacing anticivilization are: Augustine, Attila the Hun, Genghis Khan, Machiavelli, Thomas Hobbes, Immanuel Kant, Alexander Hamilton, Napoleon, Georg Hegel, Karl Marx, Woodrow Wilson, Lenin, Sigmund Freud, Franklin D Roosevelt, Hitler, John M Keynes, John Dewey, Stalin, Mao Tse-tung, Ayatollah Khomeini.

False power inevitably leads to the destruction of values, people and entire nations. Genuine power inevitably leads to the production of values and the increased well-being of people and entire nations. Integrating this empowering life mission into one's master plan will lead to stardom. The format for the seventh section of one's master plan is:

LIFE MISSION

Mission:

Work to replace the anticivilization with the secure, rational Civilization of the Universe.

Reason:

To live and achieve one's values in a rational civilization that is favorable to human life.



 

 

Goals

Man, as a living entity, is a goal seeking organism. Nature does not automatically fulfill the requirements of his life. He has to understand and work with nature to achieve the values his life requires. Man does not automatically know what he must do to meet the requirements of his life. But if survival is his goal, then he has to do something consistently to sustain his life. What must he do? Man needs to continuously set and achieve goals to sustain his life.

By explicitly setting goals in each area of one's life, one can eliminate conflicting goals. Also, explicitly setting goals in each area of one's life enables one to integrate one's goals with one's life mission, which produces extraordinary results. Many people do not explicitly set goals in each area of their life - probably because they do not have an integrated, valid philosophy of life. The Master Plan for Genuine Power provides one with a valid philosophical base (sections one through seven) from which existential actions can arise (sections eight through ten).

If one consciously sets and achieves goals from a valid philosophical base, one will develop genuine power. One will then seize control over every area of one's life. That complete self-control is necessary to experience well-being, happiness and prosperity. Listed below are eight fundamental categories of goals that will enable one to take complete control over one's life. These categories contain descriptions of the essentials for each goal. One needs to decide his or her specific objectives within each category. As with the other sections, one may choose to add to these identifications.

Physical goals support one's physical well-being with respect to nutrition, exercise, sleep, physical appearance, bodily protection, etc.

Psychological goals support one's psychological well-being with respect to developing full conscious awareness, eliminating all forms of irrationality, integrating the contents of one's consciousness, developing psychological protection, etc.

Intellectual goals support one's intellectual development with respect to learning how to think in essentials and principles, learning how to use integrated thinking, developing new cognitive skills, developing new knowledge, etc.

Emotional goals support one's emotional well-being with respect to acknowledging and accepting one's emotions without acting on them, allowing oneself to experience the full range of one's emotions despite guilt or fear, learning the specific causes of one's emotions, not repressing one's emotions, derepressing one's emotions that are buried deep within one's subconscious, etc.

Value production goals support one's life mission and values with specific reference to the value of purpose. This purpose can be any form of productive work, which becomes the central focus of one's life. Genuine power requires the integration of one's work with one's life.

Financial goals support one's financial well-being with respect to seizing control over one's finances, researching all of one's expenditures and investments before each transaction, choosing one's annual income and savings amounts, etc.

Material goals support one's personal and professional needs and desires with respect to housing, transportation, education, communication, recreation, etc.

Romantic love goals support one's personal happiness with respect to the initiation and development of a sexual love relationship with a compatible partner, consciously growing this relationship through abstract and material value exchange, planning and experiencing pleasurable adventures with one's partner, etc.

Explicit goals in each area of one's life provide one with structure and direction. This structure and direction create coherence to one's days, weeks, months and years (i.e., to one's entire lifetime). One can use these goals like a map to achieve one's values. Additionally, explicitly chosen goals can give one a sense of security and comfort from knowing what one will achieve and experience during one's lifetime.

Integrating these fundamental categories of goals into one's master plan will lead to a purposeful life. The eighth section of one's master plan is:

GOALS

Physical

Psychological

Intellectual

Emotional

Value production

Financial

Material

Romantic love



 

 

Plans

In essence, plans integrate all the abstract sections of this master plan and consist of the action steps to achieve one's values and goals. While the previous sections provide the foundation and direction for one's life, this section provides the steps to fulfill one's life requirements and aspirations.

Dividing one's plans into hierarchical segments creates manageability among them. An example of segmented plans is: Stage one; knowledge acquisition. Stage two; value production. Stage three; financial and material acquisition. Stage four; relationship development. In this example, each stage continues as it flows into successive stages.

Integrating rational plans into one's master plan will lead to fulfillment. The format for the ninth section of one's master plan is:

PLANS

Foundation building stage

Value building stage

Acquisition stage

Relationship development stage

Add self-chosen stages here



 

 

Time Line

The final section of one's master plan is the time line. This valuable tool includes one's significant accomplishments, along with those that one plans to achieve. It brings the entire span of one's life into the space of one page. Elements of the time line are: Years, ages and accomplishments in one's past, present and planned future. This concluding section provides the invaluable integration of accomplishments with time.

Integrating this time line into one's master plan will enable one to seize control over one's future. The format for the tenth section of one's master plan is:

TIME LINE

Year Age Accomplishment



 

 

 

Part Four
The Consciously Controlled Life

  

Living on Purpose

Living without explicit plans will lead to a chaotic life as one faces an unending array of choices. Without explicit plans, simple decisions can become difficult. Yet, having explicitly developed plans are of little value if one does not fulfill them. By developing and actualizing rational plans, one will achieve one's values and goals. One will also increase the strength of his or her character.

Actualizing the Master Plan for Genuine Power requires continuous thought and effort throughout one's life. Yet, anxiety and tension about the future steadily dissolve as one gains the power to control one's own life. In anticivilization, fear, guilt and anxiety are the prevalent emotions experienced by its citizens. In the Civilization of the Universe, courage, guiltlessness and security are the prevalent emotions experienced by its citizens. This master plan contains information that enables anyone to enter the Civilization of the Universe. Fear of the future dissolves when one enters the Civilization of the Universe because one controls every aspect of his or her future.

Living on purpose is the process of developing and actualizing one's master plan. This master plan is easy to use when organized into a single format: Each section integrated together in sequential order. By organizing this master plan into a single format, it becomes easy to modify as one expands his or her knowledge and experience.

In review, the Master Plan for Genuine Power contains the following ten sections:

THE MASTER PLAN FOR GENUINE POWER

Philosophy

Convictions

Principles

Metaphysical value judgment

Values

Virtues

Life mission

Goals

Plans

Time line



 

The use of this master plan results in the consciously controlled life. In other words, one becomes conscious of each area of one's life and then volitionally directs each of these areas. What are the rewards for living the consciously controlled life? The rewards are mental, physical, emotional and financial well-being.

The consciously controlled life leads to everything. It requires full consciousness during all of one's waking hours. Anyone who consistently exercises this mental state can evolve into genuine power.

 

Genuine Power versus False Power

People strive to gain power in politics, government, business, love, friendships, art, etc. This constant striving for power culminated in two opposing forms of power. One form is false power and the other form is genuine power.

False power is an unnatural condition for human beings because it arises from nonreality and irrationality. False power comes from conjuring up specious ideas that mislead others without their knowledge of what is really happening. In essence, false power depends on concealing reality and honesty in any particular situation while creating a virtual reality of honesty. For example, a person who displays a pretense of sincerity toward others while furtively working to drain them.

The fundamental technique of false power is asserting facts out of their appropriate context. Facts woven into false contexts can seem valid (11). People can then be led into destructive actions ranging from ruining a person's life to ravaging an entire nation. False power gives people an illusion of power and control. But it inevitably leads to a pseudo self-esteem, stagnation, constant guilt and the relentless fear that someone is going to expose one's deceitful schemes. False power results in a demoralized character that eventually collapses - unless corrected - into senility or suicide. Some well-known twentieth century political leaders are obvious examples. When an entire nation or civilization is built on false power, it too eventually collapses. Ancient and modern history contain several examples.

Genuine power is the natural condition for human beings. It delivers unbeatable advantages to everyone because it is grounded in reality. Thus, it is a real source of power. Moreover, one can easily inject it into every area of one's life. In addition, it always delivers real advantages to other people. In essence, genuine power requires that one eliminate all the mysticism from one's mind (12). It then requires that one always correspond to the facts of reality. Finally, it requires the discipline of honest, integrated thinking one hundred percent of the time. One is then able to develop and integrate stunning concepts, without limits, which are grounded in the facts of reality. One can reduce these concepts back down to observable data to prove their validity for unbreached power.

The result of genuine power is a permanent increase in efficacy. Efficacy leads to self- esteem. Self-esteem leads to a guiltless, shameless and fearless experience of life. This leads to a strong, morally pure character. A strong, morally pure character leads to happiness and prosperity. This happiness comes from the ability to achieve all of one's values and goals. This prosperity comes from exploiting the legitimate opportunities one creates by being a valuable person.

Genuine power results in the improved quality of life for everyone through limitless value production. This improved quality of life applies to individuals, nations and entire civilizations that are based on genuine power.

The following table compares the two forms of power:

False Power

Genuine Power

Is based on the unreal, uncertain, unprincipled, unearned, unhappy

 

Is based on the real, certain, principled, earned, happy

Requires purposely integrated dishonesty grounded in Subjectivist philosophy

 

Requires fully integrated honesty grounded in Objectivist philosophy

Asserts false contexts and specious reasoning

 

Asserts accurate contexts and valid reasoning

Survives through initiatory force, fraud, coercion, guilt and value destruction

 

Survives through free competition, business, guiltlessness and value production

Expands the evil while destroying the good: It is negative, ignoble, immoral and guilty

 

Expands the good while destroying the evil: It is positive, noble, moral and innocent

Uses sex as a means to escape reality: This results in impotence

 

Uses sex as a means to integrate reality: This results in virility

Arises from the closed-end integrations of mysticism-plagued consciousness: This is a limited power system

 

Arises from the open-ended integrations of mysticism-free consciousness: This is a limitless power system

Holds the environment, society, the state, God - or anything - as a higher value than the individual human being

 

Holds the individual human being as the highest value in the universe

Increases power by diminishing the quality of life for all human beings: It delivers ignorance, poverty, sickness and death

 

Increases power by improving the quality of life for all human beings: It delivers knowledge, prosperity, health and life

Typical examples are: Politicians, armed bureaucrats, humanoid judges and prosecutors, many lawyers and journalists, corrupt professors, pseudo businesspeople, religionists

 

Typical examples are: Inventors, entrepreneurs, principled business- people, hardworking laborers, rational scientists, honest writers, competent artists, most military and local police personnel

People include: Draco, Plato, Caligula, Augustine, Kant, Napoleon, Marx, FDR, Hitler, Mao

 

People include: Confucius, Aristotle, Aquinas, da Vinci, Galileo, Mozart, Edison, Ford, Einstein, Disney

 

Books include: The Holy Bible, The Republic, The Aeneid, The City of God, Utopia, The Prince, Leviathan, The Critique of Pure Reason, Das Kapital, Civilization and Its Discontents, The School and Society, The Jungle, The New Freedom, Mein Kampf, The Art of Loving, Beyond Freedom and Dignity

Books include: The Organon, The Elements, Beowulf, Magna Carta, Summa Theologica, Revolutionibus, Principia, Two Treatises of Government, Wealth of Nations, Origin of Species, The Meaning of Relativity, Atlas Shrugged, Cosmos, The Neo-Tech Discovery, Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand, Zonpower

 



 

The Good Life

Human beings continually seek the good life. From man's foraging days through the agricultural revolution, the industrial revolution and the information revolution, man strives to improve the quality of his life. From this constant endeavor arose the discovery of fire, the wheel, the alphabet, mathematics, the lever, the steam engine, the assembly line, the automobile, computers, spacecraft, et al. Indeed, man brought himself out of cold, dark caves and into space vehicles that explore new worlds.

Seeking the good life is a natural, healthy desire. Why have so few individuals achieved it throughout history? The bad philosophy that pervaded earth for more than twenty-three centuries prevented most people from living the good life. What could one do to actualize the good life now, here on Earth? One could take conscious control over every area of one's life. By using the Master Plan for Genuine Power, one can discover the good life.

Removing mysticism from one's mind to fully integrate with objective reality is the only route to becoming one's own conscious master. One can then take complete control over one's life. One needs to plan his or her own life without contradictions. One then needs to act on these plans, not on random thoughts, emotions, immediate perceptions or other people's arbitrary assertions.

 

 

 

Appendix A

Civilizations Compared

Every person will eventually live in the Civilization of the Universe. The following comparison reveals these two opposing civilizations. One can best understand these differences by relating them to one's own daily experiences. Within a few months, one will understand which experiences belong to the anticivilization and which experiences belong to the Civilization of the Universe.

 

Anticivilization

Civilization of the Universe

Continuous success is impossible

 

Continuous failure is impossible

It is based on a dark, guilt-filled world of illusions

 

It is based on a bright, guiltless world of reality

Value production is cleverly attacked and undermined

 

Value destruction is uncompetitive and thus cannot survive

Poverty, envy, disease and death are expected

 

Poverty, envy, disease and death are obsolete

 

The destructive people control the productive people

 

Each individual's self controls his or her own life

Initiatory force, fraud and coercion become moral, legal and institutionalized

 

Initiatory force, fraud and coercion are categorically immoral, illegal and ostracized

Subjective law is the foundation for its legal system

 

Objective law is the foundation for its legal system

Group rights - such as minority or animal rights - violate individual rights

 

Individual rights are inviolable

Time is not very important and is continuously wasted

 

Time is very important and is not wasted

Art is a vehicle that portrays the irrational

 

Art is a vehicle that portrays the rational

Interpersonal communications revolve around the loss of values

Interpersonal communications revolve around the achievement of values

 

Each citizen develops his or her mind to a fraction of its potential

 

Each citizen develops his or her mind to its full potential

Five percent of the people flourish financially while the other ninety-five percent stagnate financially

 

Everyone flourishes financially without limits

Most people do not achieve their childhood dreams of endless excitement, money and sexual love

Everyone achieves and surpasses their childhood dreams of endless excitement, money and sexual love

 

Each person feels subtle guilt for upholding his or her own convictions and values

 

Each person feels subtle guilt for violating his or her own convictions and values

The cardinal principle is self- destruction; the highest value is one's selflessness; the primary virtue is irrationality

The cardinal principle is self- preservation; the highest value is one's self; the primary virtue is rationality



 

 

 

Appendix B

 Four Stages of Mindpower

1. Animal Mind: Pre-8000 BC. Human beings use the same mind as their primate cousins during this stage. Their perceptual mentality enables them to develop crude forms of technology such as hand tools and fire. Nature provides human beings with this mind.

2. Bicameral Mind: 8000 BC - 1000 BC. Human beings take the first step beyond their primate cousins and all other animals during this stage. Their right brain sends simple audio messages to their left brain which guide their daily activities. This preconscious mentality gives human beings the ability to build prehistoric civilizations, but it is nature-driven (see Neo-Tech III by Frank R. Wallace). This is a very limited mindpower system. Nature provides human beings with this mind.

3. Mysticism-plagued Conscious Mind: 1000 BC - 2000 AD. Human beings permanently jump beyond nature during this stage. Using the fully developed alphabet, human beings invent volitional, conceptual consciousness. With introspective and self-visualization powers, they can consciously think, imagine and plan their own lives. But mysticism corrupts this mind by preventing limitless integrations. This is a limited mindpower system. Human beings construct this mind.

4. Mysticism-free Conscious Mind: 2000 AD - Eternity. Human beings take the final step beyond nature during this stage. They form objective concepts, which are symbolized by words, to represent things and behavior in reality. Each person then eradicates all conscious and subconscious mysticism from his or her mind. Once free of mysticism, each individual can integrate all knowledge. This mindpower enables each person to capture unlimited knowledge, prosperity, romantic love, happiness and life. This is a limitless mindpower system. Human beings construct this mind.

 

 

 

Appendix C

Evolution of Civilized Man

 

Preconscious Bicameral Man

Mysticism-plagued Conscious Man

Mysticism-free Conscious Man

SOCIAL ORGANIZATION

Prehistoric civilization

Transitory anticivilization

Civilization of the Universe

ROLE OF PHILOSOPHY

None

Provide base for parasitical-elite class

Provide base for self- guidance

ROLE OF RELIGION

Provide direction

Provide explanations for the unknown

None

ROLE OF GOVERNMENT

Establish order

Expand parasitical- elite class

Protect individual rights

MODE OF LAW

Concrete-bound

Conceptual; subjective

Conceptual; objective

POWER SYSTEM

Revelations

Purposely integrated dishonesty

Fully integrated honesty

CONTROLLING AGENT

Nature

External authorities

One's own consciousness

PSYCHOLOGICAL BASE

Schizophrenic/ nonrational

Mystical/irrational

Mystic-free/rational

RANGE OF KNOWLEDGE

Immediate perceptions

The universe

All of existence

MODE OF SURVIVAL

Memorization

Specialization

Integration

LIFE SPAN

Brief

Brief

Immortal

BUSINESS PRODUCTS

Subsistence needs

Maximum profits

Maximum values

ROLE OF ART

Convey information

Propagandize

Refuel one's consciousness

ROLE OF SEX

Procreation

Manipulation via guilt and shame

Mind and body pleasures

INTERNAL EXPERIENCE

Hallucinations

Anxiety

Fulfillment



 

 

 

Conclusion

The Master Plan for Genuine Power provides life-enhancing direction for everyone. Any person can use this document to immediately control his or her life. The purpose of Genuine Power is to provide each individual with a practical orientation to life as a Citizen of the Universe. By using the material in part three, one can assemble his or her own master plan to navigate through the Civilization of the Universe easily and enjoyably.

In essence, this document provides the base to prosper from, in every area of one's life, as one enters the Civilization of the Universe. One will then capture stunning mindpower, health, wealth, sexual love and happiness.

 

 

 

References

Over five hundred books and tapes were studied to produce Genuine Power. The following fifty materials are its essential references. RGV stands for recommended materials to study in order to gain major values. RAE stands for recommended materials to study in order to avoid major errors.

Adler, Mortimer J Aristotle for Everybody. Ashland, OR: Blackstone Audio Books, 1993. Audiotapes

Allen, James. As A Man Thinketh. Marina Del Ray, CA: De Vorss & Co., 1993. Book

Anthony, Robert. Betting on Yourself. New York, NY: Random House Audio, 1991. Audiotape

Attenborough, David. Life on Earth. Chicago, IL: Films Inc., 1988. Videotapes

Bly, Robert. Iron John: A Book About Men. New York, NY: Random House Audio, 1991. Audiotapes

Bradshaw, John. Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child. New York, NY: Bantam Books, 1990. Book

Branden, Nathaniel. The Psychology of High Self-Esteem. Chicago, IL: Nightingale Conant Corp., 1986. Audiotapes

Bronowski, Jacob. The Ascent of Man. Paramus, NJ: Time-Life Video, 1974. Videotapes

Burke, James. The Day the Universe Changed. Los Angeles, CA: Churchill Films, 1986.Videotapes

Buscaglia, Leo. Politics of Love. Chicago, IL: Nightingale Conant Corp., 1984. Audiotape, RAE: Learn the 'love everyone' concept, which leads to selflessness, to avoid this error.

Chopra, Deepak. Ageless Body, Timeless Mind. New York, NY: Random House Audio, 1993. Audiotapes

Clark, Kenneth. Civilization. New York, NY: Time-Life Multimedia, 1971. Videotapes

Collier, Peter and Horowitz, David. The Rockefellers: An American Dynasty. Newport Beach, CA: Books On Tape, 1989. Audiotapes

Covey, Stephen. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster Sound Ideas, 1989. Audiotape

De Angelis, Barbara. How to Make Love All The Time. New York, NY: Rawson Associates, 1987. Book

Downs, Robert B. Famous Books, Ancient and Medieval. New York, NY: Barnes & Noble, 1964. Book

Durant, Will. The Story of Philosophy. Ashland, OR: Blackstone Audio Books, 1991. Audiotapes

Dyer, Wayne. The Awakened Life. Chicago, IL: Nightingale Conant Corp., 1990. Audiotapes

Field, Higgs. Zonpower. Boulder City, NV: The Zon Association, Inc., 1995. Book, RGV: Learn how to jump from the anticivilization to the Civilization of the Universe to switch from endless losses to limitless prosperity.

Getty, J. Paul. How to be Rich. Chicago, IL: Playboy Press, 1965. Book

Givens, Charles J. Superself: Doubling Your Personal Effectiveness. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1994. Audiotape

Hamilton, Mark. Neo-Tech Cosmic Business Control. Boulder City, NV: Neo-Tech Publishing Co., 1989. Book

Hawking, Steven. A Brief History of Time. New York, NY: Bantam Books, 1988. Book

Hayes, Charles D. Self-University. Wasilla, AK: Autodidactic Press, 1989. Book

Hill, Napoleon. Think and Grow Rich. New York, NY: Fawcett Crest, 1960. Book

Hubbard, L. Ron. Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health. Los Angeles, CA: Bridge Publications, 1990. Book

James, Muriel and Jongward, Dorothy. Born to Win. New York, NY: NAL-Dutton, 1978. Book

Jaynes, Julian. The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1990. Book, RGV: Learn the metaphysical nature of consciousness to increase one's own efficacy.

Joseph, Rhawn. The Right Brain and the Unconscious. New York, NY: Plenum Press, 1992. Book

Maltz, Maxwell. Psycho-Cybernetics. Los Angeles, CA: Audio Renaissance, 1988. Audiotapes

Meyer, Paul J. Breaking the Success Barrier. Waco, TX: Success Motivation Institute, 1991. Audiotape

Mystics. The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments. New York, NY: American Bible Society, 1991. Book, RAE: Learn how the 'self-sacrifice' concept is promoted in its many forms to avoid this error.

Nightingale, Earl. Earl Nightingale's Greatest Discovery. Los Angeles, CA: Audio Renaissance, 1992. Audiocassettes

Peale, Norman Vincent. The Amazing Results of Positive Thinking. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1959. Book. RAE: Learn how the 'positive thinking' concept - when grounded in religious bromides - is futile, to avoid this error.

Peikoff, Leonard. Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand. New York, NY: Meridian, 1993. Book, RGV: Learn the essence of the Civilization of the Universe - including how to think - in the book that will dominate life on planet Earth.

Plato. The Republic. Translated by Benjamine Jowett; Norwalk, CT: Easton Press. 1980. Book, RAE: Learn the elaborate illusions which comprise the anticivilization to dismiss them forever.

Rand, Ayn. Atlas Shrugged. New York, NY: NAL-Dutton, 1992. Book

Robbins, Anthony. Awaken the Giant Within. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1992. Book

Russell, Cheryl. The Master Trend. New York, NY: Plenum Press, 1993. Book

Sagan, Carl. Cosmos, A Personal Voyage. Los Angeles, CA: KCET/Carl Sagan Productions, 1989. Videotapes

Simon, Sidney B. Getting Unstuck. Chicago, IL: Nightingale Conant Corp., 1988. Audiotape

Sobel, Robert and Sicilia, David B. The Entrepreneurs, An American Adventure. Boston, MA: Enterprise Media, 1986. Videotapes

Superstar Teachers. The Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition. Dubuque, IA: The Teaching Co., 1992. Audiotapes

Toffler, Alvin and Toffler, Heidi. Creating a New Civilization. Atlanta, GA: Turner Publishing, Inc., 1995. Book

Tracy, Brian. Maximum Achievement. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1993. Book

Viscott, David S. Risking. Los Angeles, CA: Audio Renaissance, 1989. Audiotape

Waitley, Denis. The Psychology of Winning. Chicago, IL: Nightingale Conant Corp., 1978. Audiotapes

Wallace, Frank R. The Neo-Tech Discovery. Boulder City, NV: Neo-Tech Publishing Co., 1990. Book, RGV: Learn how to break one's mystical bubble to capture limitless success.

Watts, Alan. Man, Nature and the Nature of Man. Los Angeles, CA: Audio Renaissance, 1991. Audiotape

Ziglar, Zig. How to Get Whatever You Want. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1978. Audiotape

 

 

 

Footnotes

1. Lao-Tzu, Buddha and Confucius are the philosophical founders of eastern civilization. Socrates, Plato and Aristotle are the philosophical founders of western civilization. These men lived between the sixth and fourth century BC, and each one possessed an incredibly powerful conscious mind. Plato possessed the most creative mind in comparison to these men. His creative writings influenced life on earth more than any other philosopher. Yet, his teachings and writings contained mystical errors and intentional dishonesties. Thus, his writings provided the philosophical base for a criminal/parasitical-elite class to rise and control the productive class throughout the world . . . even to this day. (Return)

2. Bicameral man is the name for preconscious man. The bicameral mind is completely different than the conscious mind. Void of introspective and self-visualization capabilities, bicameral man functioned through audio hallucinations - similar to modern-day schizophrenics. The nature of bicameral man, as well as the invention of consciousness, is explained in The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind (J. Jaynes, 1990, Houghton Mifflin). (Return)

3. The following four points foretell the coming of the Civilization of the Universe to planet Earth: (1) Millions of Objectivist and Neo-Tech products are circulating around the world. (2) The dawn of cyberspace combined with the computerized ostracism/praise matrix. (3) The honesty oath that is replacing the truth oath in America's judicial system. (4) Scientific proofs for the Civilization of the Universe are rapidly approaching confirmation in quantum physics and astronomy. (Return)

4. The omnificent mind is the mysticism-free mind that controls the force fields of existence. Functioning within the laws of physics and mathematics, the omnificent mind consciously alters existence via the symmetry-breaking of gravity units to unleash new realms of matter (M), energy (E) and consciousness (k). (Return)

5. Psychotherapy is helpful in severe cases, but it is not necessary in most cases. (Return)

6. Guided imagery/relaxation audiotape programs can be beneficial in calming one's mind and body. One could then accurately identify the contents flowing across one's consciousness. (Return)

7. The Psychology of High Self-Esteem (N. Branden, 1986, Nightingale Conant Corporation) is an effective audiotape program consisting of sentence completion exercises. These exercises guide one back to his or her youth to release highly-charged emotions that are buried deep within one's subconscious. (Return)

8. Derepressing buried emotions is the process of releasing the repressed emotions and denied feelings from one's past. This repressed material - from infancy through maturity - remains in one's subconscious where it subtly undermines one's competence and ability to experience abiding happiness. Sentence completion exercises enable one to purge all repressed emotions and feelings from one's past. The result is a clear mind free of past grief, sadness, shame, guilt and fear. One then feels as light and free as a radiant child. (Return)

9. Plato (427 BC - 347 BC) laid the philosophical foundation for totalitarian governments, Christianity, the Dark Ages and the Medieval Ages. Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC) laid the philosophical foundation for the Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution, the United States of America and the Age of Science. Immanuel Kant (1724 AD - 1804 AD), building upon Plato, laid the philosophical foundation for the Age of Irrationality. Ayn Rand (1905 AD - 1982 AD), building upon Aristotle, laid the philosophical foundation - Objectivist philosophy - for the Civilization of the Universe to arrive on planet Earth through the United States of America. (Return)

10. The two sources that contain the logical validations for the convictions in this section are: Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand by Leonard Peikoff and The Neo-Tech Discovery by Frank R Wallace. (Return)

11. The Republic (Plato, 370 BC) shows how to integrate facts into good sounding but false contexts. Plato taught the parasites among the ruling elite how to enslave entire nations using the technique of false contexts. Thus, he gave birth to the parasitical-elite class 23 centuries ago. They are responsible for persecuting, jailing or in some cases murdering the benevolent souls of Jesus, Boethius, Joan of Arc, Galileo, Spinoza, et al. (Return)

12. One needs to reduce one's concepts back down to perceptual, observable data in order to determine which concepts are valid and which concepts are invalid. Concepts that cannot be reduced to perceptual data are mystical. One can then eliminate these nonreducible, mystical concepts through the use of one's volition - by suppressing them until they disintegrate. (Return)


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