For a model, framework or system of operation to be accepted as a science, it has to be repeatable. If you can maintain consistency in the application of rules, such as logic, and non-contradiction, then the model or system of proof is stable and concludes a scientific fact. This establishes a “harmony” of the system as viable and true, demonstrated through objective reality. If a contradiction is detected, then the construction of the system, framework or model is flawed. If there are different circumstances, then there can be different or additional rules applied to match that variable change.
In Natural Moral Law, we can be the causal generator of an action-effect and do something. If we hit someone, they can hit us back, if they choose, but free will makes Natural Moral Law reciprocity an act of volition, not automatic, and so the conditions are variable depending on a Free Will Causal Agents’ own will to reciprocate, redress and correct the wrong themselves. This is why Morality is not seen as a “pure science”, despite there being political and social sciences that operate along similar conditions of variability. The person being hit could choose not not be friends with you, or do nothing at all and be a doormat. There is always an effect to an immoral cause, even if unseen externally.
Volition or Will, is the central component to a returned effect that causes harm. When there is free will to generate an effect, that is the cause and effect first relationship. The effect goes out as input for someone else to generate a cause from that effect, and they produce another effect into the world as well, that can come back on the generator of the first cause-effect, in reciprocity, which completes the Cause-Effect cycle between two Free Will Causal Agents under Natural Moral Law. This is the second type of cause and effect relationship. Morality can be understood as a “perfect” system, because it is objective, as Cause and Effect is objective. A cause generates an effect, which will stimulate another cause to generate another effect. Even if not outwardly manifested, there are internal effects generated from that immoral input affect, such as emotional feedback within the affected agent, despite no reciprocity being engaged in to fully complete the Cause-Effect cycle back onto the source.
Aligning with Natural Moral Law is seen as a rhythmic fluctuation in degrees, similar to the Left-Right Brain infographic. A Natural Moral Law Free Will Causal Agent can never be perfectly Moral, nor perfectly anything, as it relates to causing harm which cannot be avoided completely in the survivalist and interactive way of living we engage in. We can only approach the model, system or framework in degrees of not creating harm for others. To demonstrate, there is murder, rape, assault, theft, personal space and lying, which all cause harm to varying degrees upon consciousness beings who feel pain (animals) from those volitional acts. Lying can also be intentional through active Will, or accidental through being fooled and honestly speaking a lie by believing it.
Human behavior is part of nature, reality, existence, the universe. Reality, existence, universe and nature has Natural Laws. Therefore, human behavior has Natural Laws since it is part of reality, universe, nature. The Natural Law for behavior is known as Morality, Natural Moral Law. There is a science (knowledge) of behavioral dynamics that can be applied as an objective law in reality.
Natural Moral Law is a science that can be demonstrated through observable objects, phenomena, events and processes in objective reality, specifically relating to human immoral behavior that can be personally felt by consciousness beings capable of feeling. Moral violations only apply to beings capable of feeling violated, and only such beings can respond to being violated (animals). The universe has other Natural Laws of impersonal Cause and Effect, that are not morally based or related, that have no source in morality or immorality, and have no feeling of moral violations that cause harm or pain, and hence do not reciprocate Cause and Effect based on any perceived harm or pain, because these laws are not capable of this. Herein lies an objective reality that is not recognized in the conceptual framework of “Natural Law” that is currently being popularized, that of the distinction between moral cause and effect, and simple cause and effect in general everywhere unrelated to morality. When the term Natural Moral Law is used instead, this fallacy can eventually be discerned if we look more closely at all the of the components of the “Natural Law” concept that many people accept.
Natural is from Latin naturalis, ‘by birth’, from nature, Latin nasci, and PIE *gene-. I have related these words with knowledge, consciousness and morality elsewhere. Whatever is “born” into existence, is a part of what is called creation, the universe (that which is turned into one). Natural is what exists inherently, not simply a condition that ‘is’ currently existing.
However, are we talking about what is natural in the universe/nature itself, or are we talking about what is natural to specific human behavior, to human nature? When discussing the “Study of Natural Moral Law Consequences to Behavior”, this is referring to the latter type of ‘natural’ regarding human behavior (Natural Moral Law), and not the behavior of nature and the universe itself, which operate under a variety of Natural Laws. Natural Moral Law responsibility and violations belong to the natural behavior of human animals. This is another distinction people do not make, regarding the term nature/natural and how it applies in different ways, on different levels.
Law is from Old Norse *lagu, plural of lag, which is literally “something laid down or fixed”. This would mean it doesn’t move, immovable. Law is placed, laid down, and fixed in a permanent state as a program which is unalterable and immutable once it is compiled into creation. Certain Laws apply where they specifically apply, and do not go outside of their limitations. All programs and Laws have limitations and boundaries. Gravity does not apply where there is no gravity. The strong force do not apply beyond a very small scale of existence, the fentometre. There is a domain of applicability for Laws that cannot simply be blindly applied to any or all facets of existence.
Natural Laws are particular fixed and immutable aspects of existence, reality, universe, or nature. All material aspects of the variability, diversity and multiplicity in reality are mutable and changing, not infinite, and exist within one or several Natural Law boundary conditions. The immutable and unchanging aspects of reality (Laws) are not seen in themselves within the physical material realm of effects that change, as they are unseen forces acting upon physicality. These immutable forces are the immaterial, nonphysical causal aspect that don’t change, hence they are unwavering and exist, even if we do not see them as objects in themselves. Natural Moral Law Free Will Causal Agents have behavioral Natural Moral Law applying to them as part of their responsibility, known as Morality. They always apply, whether we want to understand them or not. They exist through a recognition of interpersonal and social behavioral reciprocity in Cause and Effect. Natural Moral Law Cause and Effect is a subset of the truly Universal Natural Law of Cause and Effect that is not simply bound to human behavior.
Science is from Latin scire, ‘to know’ by separating one thing from another, to distinguish, by cutting into reality, splitting, dissecting and dividing particulars to find underlying parts within. In metaphysics, this is applied to finding the underlying universals within particulars. In modern scientific discovery, this is usually applied to the physical aspects alone, whereby they divide, split and cut into individual particulars of the physical domain to find more physical parts and understand how our reality is constructed. Modern science also looks at the underlying universals, such as the forces that affect physical reality (gravity, weak force, strong force, etc.). This process of discovery in reality, is applicable to the sphere of human animal behavioral relations with other animals that can feel the consequences to our actions.
Natural Law Science is to know the immutable Laws that are applicable to certain parts of what exists. To know by cutting into the variability, diversity and multiplicity of the particulars and find the underlying universal principles that apply in certain ways. Natural Law Science, in terms of Natural Moral Law, is about learning knowledge regarding human behavior that we can detect through observing human conduct as natural phenomena in nature, which includes the causal forces in consciousness that produce those behavioral effects.
The most occulted and important Natural Law is that of Cause and Effect as it relates to the sphere, or dimension, of Natural Moral Law Free Will Causal Agents, enacted upon other Free Will Causal Agents (all animals, since they can feel harm). This important higher order Law, is Natural Moral Law.
There is a way to understand Natural Moral Law, and that is to discover the knowledge demonstrating how it works. We can learn about the functioning and behavior of individual consciousness, which is mostly about thoughts, emotions and actions. These aspects of consciousness lead to generating behavior/actions in the world, which affects others. This is where Natural Moral Law applies, as an aspect of ourselves, of our authentic and examined real selves, detached from the conditioning into falsity and conformity of tradition, culture and customs of cult-ure, that prevent us from realizing the consequence to our behaviors. This realization and further actualization in alignment with Morality, is referred to as the “True Self”, “Higher Self”, that can be brought about using a more developed “True Care/Higher Care/Higher Desire”, doing things as a “Higher Willed” consciousness being, that allows us to live as a “Higher Consciousness” being, who chooses to recognize the responsibility to live in Morally better ways for other beings and ourselves, as our “True Nature”. This is our more developed and evolved human natural potential, to evolve beyond the animism and trap of the pleasure principle that lower order consciousness beings are more influenced by through a programmed aspect of living and surviving in amorality.
Knowledge of Natural Moral Law (Morality) enables an understanding of the consequences to human behavior that would otherwise escape us in our selfish sole pursuits in life as carnal, fleshly, animistic, lower base consciousness animals, attempting to live “amorally”. There is an objective Law for our behavior, otherwise there is no objectivity when it comes to our actions/behaviors, and we can do anything under Moral Relativism. Responsibility to Natural Moral Law is not universally applicable to all beings in nature, and does not become enacted as a reciprocal Cause/Effect force automatically, as does gravity or any other universal force. Natural Moral Law responsibility to behavior is applicable to Natural Moral Law Free Will Causal Agents that are capable of understanding Moral Laws through the abstraction engine of higher order consciousness, while a reciprocity against a violation of Natural Moral Law can be effected by any Free Will Causal Agent (animal) capable of feeling harm and pain created by those who violate their responsibility to Natural Moral Law.
As mentioned earlier, the domain of applicability that is “natural” in this definition, is not for everything in the universe, but only for human behavior, or if applicable, behavior of higher order consciousness beings capable of understanding abstract concepts like Morality. Natural Moral Law responsibility applies to the Natural Moral Law Free Will Causal Agents that it applies to, higher order consciousness beings, human animals, and the consequences to actions comes from a Causal relationship with other Free Will Causal Agents (any animal), individually or aggregately, that are capable of responding to their actions, and providing consequences to their actions. The Free Will Causal Agents most capable of reciprocating or correcting a violation of Natural Moral Law, are Natural Moral Law Free Will Causal Agents, humans.
In the global sphere of all humans, or higher order consciousness beings, living within a closed system such as a planet, the actions generated by Free Will Causal Agents (any animal) will produce Effects in that system that can reverberate back onto them, because what happens in a system, affects the system that operates according to impersonal objective laws. These are Natural Laws of Cause and Effect (not Natural Moral Law) that do not deal with the force of human behavior exclusively, but with “actions” of any kind caused by any force. This can be seen through Free Will Causal Agents (animals) that can create disease and affect other life, or create overpopulation, etc. There are consequences that result from amoral behavior that is not related to Natural Moral Law, as Natural Moral Law applies to those beings who are responsible to it by being capable of understanding it.
Human behavior is an output force into reality, and there are other forces in reality to which Cause and Effect apply. This latter form of truly Universal Natural Law of Cause and Effect (not Moral) is found in weather, and other interactive forces within the universe at all scales, from the sun, to the atomic level of structuring matter in reality. Responsibility in Moral actions apply only to higher order consciousness beings (Natural Moral Law Free Will Causal Agents). Natural Moral Law Free Will Causal Agents generate actions that produce consequences. Other impersonal forces also generate actions, but do not have Morality applied to them, in affection, as they are not Free Will Causal Agents capable of experiencing the feeling of pain from immoral actions (like other animals are capable of experiencing), nor are they capable of understanding Natural Moral Law, not because they are a lower order consciousness being, but because these forces are not a consciousness being at all. Natural Moral Law applies to Natural Moral Law Free Will Causal Agents that can negatively or positively affect other Free Will beings that are capable of experiencing the feeling of harm that results from those immoral actions. Any animal has consciousness and free will, and can feel consequence to human or higher order consciousness beings generating immoral actions against them. Impersonal non-free will, non-consciousness forces are not capable of feeling the consequence of human or higher order consciousness immoral actions.
This delineation needs to be understood, or else the understanding of Natural Moral Law as generated through and by Natural Moral Law Free Will Causal Agents, as a human behavioral force, will be falsely and blindly corresponded to Universal Natural Law of Cause and Effect that does not exclusively use human behavior as a force.
The aggregate output of force within a system affects the system, and the system can respond, if able, with reciprocal forces. We can destroy the planet through our behavior, and this will generate an effect for us to reap, as the planet will deteriorate and not be able to support life. It is a Natural Law of Cause and Effect, but not a Moral one. The effects are ultimately generated by us, and we create our own suffering. The planet, or some magical universal force, did not send back a Moral consequence of our own actions. Only a Free Will Causal Agent can reciprocate a consequence to a moral violation as they can feel the pain and harm, while a planet operating under certain forces is not a Free Will Causal Agent. Animal overpopulation works in the same way, through simple Cause and Effect Natural Law, not Cause and Effect Natural Moral Law.
In the aggregate we do it all to ourselves by our own actions, where Natural Law Cause and Effect can apply, and Natural Moral Law Cause and Effect can apply, but they are not the same and are not reciprocated from the same sources or Causal Forces (non-free will force). A comet can destroy the earth, and this is not a human behavioral force, but another causal force outside of Natural Moral Law. Only Free Will Causal Agents (any nonhuman animal) or Natural Moral Law Free Will Causal Agent (human animals), can reciprocate consequences to Natural Moral Law Free Will Causal Agent immoral behaviors, in a Moral dimension, since Morality deals with creating harm against free will consciousness beings who can experience the feeling of harm.
Morality does not apply to a planet, or other impersonal forces that are not Free Will Causal Agents (like animals). These forces are impersonal causal agents that do not respond to immoral behavior, they do not experience the pain and harm from immoral actions as animals do. The destruction of our planet will not be created by Natural Moral Law violations against other humans to which Natural Moral Law applies. The destruction of the planet will be created by the effects of our own actions in the aggregate, not the effects of imaginary Moral forces in the universe acting upon us. Moral responsibility and reciprocity applies to higher order consciousness beings. Any action can be generated by any causal force, free will or not, and Free Will Causal Agents (any animal) can feel the effects of that action. Moral or immoral actions are generated only by higher order consciousness beings with such a responsibility to Natural Moral Law, and they are therefore Natural Moral Law Free Will Causal Agents.
We, Natural Moral Law Free Will Causal Agents, are the principle generators of Natural Moral Law Reciprocal Actions against violators of Natural Moral Law that harm us or others beings. Other animals can reciprocate a causal feedback as a consequential action from our immoral action, to affect us, but they are not acting in the capacity of the responsibility of Natural Moral Law Free Will Causal Agents, they are merely Free Will Causal Agents. without the ability to understand Natural Moral Law.
No other force will enact a reciprocity upon Natural Moral Law violations apart from Free Will Causal Agents capable of feeling immoral violations. Natural Moral Law violations cannot apply to non-free will impersonal forces or material objects, that do not have consciousness and are not capable of feeling harm from our behavior. Lower order consciousness nonhuman animals can generate actions towards us if we do them harm in violation of Natural Moral Law, as they are Free Will Causal Agents as well, but they are not capable of understanding Natural Moral Law, and hence the responsibility of Natural Moral Law does not apply to their behavior. The weather may generate actions that are a result of our behavior, but it does not feel the harm of our actions, nor is it a Free Will Causal Agent to which a violation of Natural Moral Law can apply.
Any Natural Laws (not exclusively Moral Law) that are not physically existent in themselves, are nonetheless capable of being seen through the manifestations of existent aspects of reality. Aspects of the unseen immovable universals are visible in the manifestations of the particulars as they operate within reality. This is how we detect gravity and other unseen Laws at work, as forces in themselves working upon extant objects in reality. Natural Moral Law is detectable not through anything other than Natural Moral Law Free Will Causal Agents.
We are studying the observable laws of behavioral natural phenomena of Natural Moral Law Free Will Causal Agents, not natural phenomena in the universe itself. Moral responsibility does not apply to lower order animals that are incapable of understanding it, despite being able to be affected by immoral violations, and can act in ways that have a causal effects on others and create consequences for their actions. Moral reciprocity does not apply to forces that are not Free Will Causal Agents (animals), such as weather, or a comet, since they do not feel the harm of the actions, nor do they respond to being harmed (as animals do despite not understanding Morality).
Their is always a cause and effect (a basic natural law) relationship everywhere in existence, but this universal perspective is not what is being discussed in the localized sphere of human behavior, or higher order consciousness, and to claim such would be a false equivocation. Natural Moral Law is universal in that the responsibility applies to all beings in the universe capable of higher order abstraction and understanding of the concept of Morality. Just as the effects and responsible awareness of gravity does not apply where there is no gravity, the effects of Natural Moral Law does not apply where there is no consciousness being capable of feeling the harm or pain from an immoral action, nor does the responsibility apply beyond those who understand Morality and immorality. Natural Moral Law responsibility is only applicable to Natural Moral Law Free Will Causal Agents, since they are of a higher order consciousness that can understand this. This makes them Natural Moral Law Free Will Causal Agents (and not simply Free Will Causal Agents), that can act in an understanding of the operational capacity of, and responsibility to, Natural Moral Law.
A system, or forces within a system that are simply impersonal forces, and not Free Will Causal Agents capable of personally feeling harm or pain, will respond and react, as a program does, under simple NATURAL LAWS, but these are NOT Natural Moral Laws. This is a foundation point of the fallacy that allows people to believe in or convince themselves of a magical, impersonal, “Natural Moral Law Force” that operates outside of Free Will Causal Agent capacities to reciprocate, that are capable of experiencing pain and harm, that will respond in relation to that pain or harm. Impersonal non-free will, non-consciousness forces, will not respond in to a Moral violation that causes pain or harm to be felt, as only Free Will Causal Agents (animals) can feel such violations, and respond to such immoral actions. Universal forces merely act in a standard Cause and Effect capacity as a global Natural Law, not Natural Moral Law.
Please understand this pivotal objective reality about Natural Moral Law. There is no impersonal causal force acting in a reciprocal Moral capacity to harm and pain inflicted, as only personal Causal Forces, Free Will Causal Agents, can do so. If you believe there is a magical force in your speculation and belief about how Natural Moral Law operates, then you need to demonstrate it in objective reality. I can demonstrate my explanation in objective reality, whereas your imaginary force cannot be demonstrated. Natural Moral Law is NOT a force. Natural Moral Law is the understanding of how to use force within the Boundaries of Moral Law, a Natural part of Higher Order Consciousness Living.
For more resources or information on Natural Moral Law, please see my main site: Evolve Consciousness. There are visual inforgraphics and audios/videos.
Part 1 and Part 2 in the Language and Reality series dealt with the relation of logic and grammar. This is the last article in this series, briefly describing more aspects of logic itself. Please go read the other parts to understand what I have already explained about grammar and its interconnected relation to logic and reality. Part 4 also explains the central importance of logic in the Trivium Method.
Law of Non-Contradiction (LNC) or Principle of Non-Contradiction (PNC)
The Law of Non-Contradiction or the Principle of Non-Contradiction (nothing can both be and not be), is a foundation for correct, accurate, proper, optimal, right, good and true thought about anything in existence. The Law of Identity (whatever is, is) and the Law of Excluded Middle (everything must either be or not be) are variations of the same principle found throughout all of reality. This understanding is the core of the Law of Logic. This is a first principle of reality.
Those who fail to understand and use the Law of Logic correctly are failing to perceive, conceive, understand and navigate reality. This ignorance of Logic is related to accepting unreality as reality, wrong as right, evil as good, falsity as truth, due to not removing the contradictions in the various conceptual frameworks that provide us with our understanding of reality. Ignorance of Grammar existing in reality will also sustain falsity and contradiction.
Induction and deduction are both forms of logical processing. The higher second order logical processing is the deduction to verify the conceptions formulated from the first order inductive logic, i.e. non-contradictory identification. We feedback between the two, refining, distilling and concentrating our conceptions in definition and comprehension.
Enumerative induction is simple counting of the extents in existence. Counting is at the root of reason, to count, to collect and gather (leg, logos) and this is at the root of dialog and dialect, which both mean to speak across. This includes dialectical induction, which leads to deduction (and continued feedback) to verify the possible proposition of compatible terms for greater consistency, strength and solidity. Intuitive induction is the recognition of self-evident truths about reality.
Sensory data relates to the specific person inducing that part of reality, such as the green of grass being seen. There is no proof of green, it is intuited from what we see. Another person who is blind, would not have the same sense experience and not be able to identify and recognize green in the grass before their body, for they would not see it nor be capable of inducing recognition of green from reality. A general proposition is intellectual, not sensory, and can be understood without specific senses. Most grass is green can be understood, even if the grass before you cannot be seen to be green if you are blind, it most likely is green, and you can feel it under your feet to know it is grass.
Identification of reality leads to being able to create definitions for these aspects of being. The logical syllogisminfers an aspect of reality from existing propositions or premises. The classic example is:
All men are mortal. (major premise)
Socrates is a man. (minor premise)
Therefore, Socrates is mortal. (conclusion)
If any of the initial premises are false, then we will never end up with an accurate conclusion with consistency and integrity.
Dialectic is a logical mode, having a conversation with ourselves, an inner dialog for the most part. We can externalize our thoughts and have a dialog with another, to seek truth and remove contradictions with the help of others. Once we have removed a contradiction, we can gather more data. We infer an error and then need more data to get closer to the truth. Logic is the art of non-contradictory identification, i.e. definition. Using the general big picture to find something particular, or a species, in that general category, the genera, and describing its differences that make it what it is and not something else (identity).
The feedback between thought and emotion is akin to feedback between inductive and deductive reasoning/logic. Grammar of initial thinking is inductive and intuitive, while derivation inference logic is deductive and possibly of a higher order. We abstract commonalities as possible universal truth and verify if indeed they are true or not by looking closer at the differences and again at more commonalities and so on. Emotions feedback with thoughts just as logic feeds back with grammar, and eventually they generate enough care to will ourselves into the motivation to act.
Induction cannot be separated from deduction in real life, as they both help us understand reality and are a part of living and making decisions. Logic is the art of valid inference. Inference is a thought process itself, but we seek valid thought. The study of the syllogism, deduction, is where we start to order our mind to tend to not accept contradictions, to be able to recognize contradictions as fallacies. Ex: there is an event that is induced into your experience, you identify a problem with the event through deductive inference. To form the solution you use induction. Your solution can be deduced by someone else to determine its validity. Deductions refine approximations to get closer to a detailed clarity and precision.
Logic is the light that shines upon the darkness of uncertain but possible intuition. The “right-brain” general holistic big picture from intuitive induction, aided by the “left-brain” higher logic of deduction. People can get to know themselves this way, by applying general principles of the mind and psyche (psychology) to their own lives and deduce the reality of their own condition. This is part of Alchemy, the Trivium Method and Natural Law Expressions.
Synthesis, intuitive induction, is so much easier than analysis, deduction to remove contradictions. Putting things together is easy, it’s part of more basic thinking (Logic Level 1). Taking things apart and verifying them, reorganizing things, that is harder mental work (Logic Level 2). People have much ease in mashing things together into concepts and accepting them, but they don’t do the harder work to verify if those concepts are even founded in truth, to see if they have a basis in truth at all.
The harmony inherent in the universe is not that “Everything gets along”. Harmony, in the universe specifically, is the result of non-contradiction between the ability to exist as a thing, within itself, and not being something else that would make it not it. It is not that there is no conflict existing anywhere the universe. Clearly, conflict exists, both in the world and in ourselves. Contradiction are created in the imaginal mind of man through misinterpretations of our own doing. Logic, the art of non-contradiction, is used to minimize these errors in conceptual thought. It brings all of the valid and true relationships and correspondences about reality that we symbolize through language, into harmony so that they connect and form a pattern, a web, a big picture.
The evolution of consciousness into greater thought is part of higher order consciousness capacities that leads to greater morality.
Contradiction and Unity Consciousness
Unity consciousness is not a whole scale thing, just like left-right brain balance is not a whole thing, it fluctuates. It works on an individual particular basis, case by case, event by event. It is up to the individual consciousness to consistently maintain integrated unity consciousness.
If you accept lies as truth and live them integrated as the unity of your thoughts, emotions and actions, then you will have a form of “unity consciousness”, but not unity with reality, with what is right, good and true. You will be in contradiction with authentic reality, but you will not see it as such, as the “reality” you accept is actually an unreality, and this unreality you are not in contradiction with, so you think all is fine in your (un)”reality”. Ignorance can create unity consciousness, where you thoughts, emotions and actions are in harmony in certainty with the wrong-actions you are doing, but they are not in harmony with reality in that case, and it is not a unity consciousness in the true sense. Unity consciousness must be coupled with unity or alignment with reality to produce a proper navigation of reality and true unity consciousness.
The basic level of consciousness is stimulus-response, a programmed response, programmed by nature or something else, with no memory or lesson of that stimulus-response relationship. Repeated stimulus-responses can modify future responses. This is a plant, operating according to programmed algorithms, no thought expressions like animals for interactivity and mobility in the world. Animals have more memory and lesson learning behavior, although apparently not as powerful as human animals though.
This is required to understand Natural Moral Law, wrongs, righting those wrongs, developing a memory of evil, learning lessons, etc. Plants are not animals. Humans are animals, but we can evolve beyond lower consciousness modalities to more greatly embody principles of Truth, Love, Good, Right, Morality, etc. We can choose to learn lessons from knowledge and memory, rather than continue in existing programmed behavior to perpetuate falsity and limitation.
Most people are in a programmed behavioral modality of living in this primary mode of consciousness, of basic stimulus-response without the necessary thinking to process and understand what is happening. The environment, and the control system, provides man with signal inputs, and we output programmed responses because we have been conditioned to limit our thinking and conditioned to behave in certain ways, within the limits that are imposed upon us, right or wrong. We currently don’t determine objective Truth and objective Morality for our selves, we get told what it is and accept it. We get lazy in mind or consciousness expressions if we don’t develop the ability to think for ourselves and figure things out on our own.
The next level of consciousness involves memory for the storing of knowledge so that we can share and build on it. To take in information with the 5 senses, process it with the “6th sense” of the consciousness, and use the information actively or pro-actively to move around and interact with the environment. The higher order consciousness of humans can express and demonstrate more memory, more teachability, more learning capacity, than nonhuman animals. Most of us as humans spend our time in the basic perceptual level of consciousness, being mostly awareness, of taking in the surroundings of the environment. This is the grammar input. Knowledge and memory leads to our greater conceptual mental life, the next level of consciousness. We first live in awareness and stimulus-response, then bring in our higher order thought and emotions to motivate us to act on an array of choices after we process our reality and understand it better. This increase in options and choices for actions in the world is not benign, but brings with it the possibility to create not only the greater good, but also the greater evil. This is a heavy responsibility that most of us are not living up to, because we willingly choose not to seek to know and understand Truth and Molarity to greater depths, levels and degrees.
The conceptual level of thinking is voluntarily, requiring volition, or will. Percepts are automatic. You open your eyes and you see. A noise is made and you hear it. They are automatic acquisitions, and some make an impression that is held in memory relative to the context of activity you were doing at that time. Then in mind, you can pro-actively model and juxtapose various percepts and concepts together, and then test it out in reality. Are your perceptions, thoughts and conceptions in harmony with reality around you? Concepts are abstractions about things in reality. The power of the mind-consciousness is in building abstractions from other abstractions, to form new concepts from previous concepts, and continue to learn, grow, improve, evolve, etc. Non-automatic, volitional conceptual thought puts ideas together (induction), or pulls them apart (deduction). We take a general observation, and in an attempt to explain it we need to take it apart into components. If broken apart and explained properly then the concept demonstrates an certain degree of veracity towards an aspect of Truth.
The essence of man can be said to be our great ability to perceive and use ratios, as a rational reasonable thinking being. Perceiving ratios in nature allows us to design images and objects in our minds. If the designs are accurate and in harmony with Natural Laws, we can reproduce the image into reality. The prime ratio (the first subtext of substance) is is Cause and Effect, a 1:1 ratio, correlating man’s existence to reality. Existence and consciousness, along with cause and effect, are axiomatic foundations to our existence. Coming to know ratios allows us to manipulate our environment and construct things from nature. Man finds and uses ratios with rational thought.
Also, consciousness recognizes patterns and replicates them. Ratios, are detectable through patterns occurring over and over to elucidate the existence of the ratio or proportion within reality that manifests the repeating pattern of ration. We can recreate patterns that are represented by ratio. For example, I make a smoothie and do it by eye. I recreate the same pattern, based on ratios and proportions of fruit and liquid, to create the desired smoothie. I do not need to measure the perfect ratios, and I get a glass that is full to the rim with the smoothie, only sometimes having just a little too much.
The mind/consciousness is partly an image making factory. It is the machinery to create images and symbols from thoughts and emotions feeding back from processing reality.
We create self-images and worldview images. These become reflected into our ways of thinking, living and doing. These images come from reality, or what we perceive, conceive and understand as “reality” if others create false images for us to accept. Falsity and unreality becomes “reality”. The worldview of reality and the self-image of our ego-personality-identity construct get formed/shaped from the social environment we live in and are imposed with the images of.
Most of the images, concepts and ideas in the minds of humanity are simply there for complacency. If you are satisfied with your way of living, all will be well, your image of how life functions and is sustained. If life is crappy, then your image has deteriorated and you no longer see that image as valid any longer compared to what reality is showing you. Perceptions and reality conflict, and this creates internal conflict.
The image can be true or a fantasy, the belief in it is what matters to those who inculcate and manipulate them into creation. Money isn’t real, government isn’t real, but we imbue them with power to manifest that spell into existence and curse ourselves. The more the magic spell or image is in favor with what people want, or think they “want”, then they are more willing to accept the current or new conditions they live by that is representative of that image being accepted and lived by. The science of imagery can be used to show people the true state of their current condition and make them realize how wrong it is. Analogies, comparisons, allegories and metaphors can all be used to create images in our minds that can connect and correspond.
The dark science of imagery is the method of creating images in the minds of people for them to believe in, accept and envision as the way “reality” is. The majority of image in our minds, of the reality we see, is initially perpetuated or molded by the dark occultist “priests” to maintain the illusory image of the power structure they created and control with. We are conned and fooled like a magic trick, manipulated into mind control and limiting programs of behavior to continue participating in our own enslavement.
Watch the movie The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1. From the beginning of the movie, it is about a battle between two sides creating two competing images/symbols to influence the minds (mind-virus) of the masses in order to move them in a specific direction. Rhetoric and emotional appeals are effective in image creation of worldviews and self-concepts, both to appeal to falsity or Truth, to slavery or justice. People can be inspired into falsity or Truth. This movie also displays the attachment and identification we have to personal relationships, and how it compromises our ability to serve and stand for Truth and Morality. We don’t do what is right, good and true because we are too attached to others, and ourselves, in addition to the false self-images and worldviews we are attached to that prevent actualization and realization of Truth, or of making a moral world. That is seen in the previous movies as well.
The more perverse things get, the more easily the evil can be seen. We are currently progressing towards more perversity, but still retain a semblance of sanity through the numerous false images we are inducted with. It’s harder to see (and hence harder to change) but easier to change things now if we want to, while later it will be easier to see the evil (and hence easier to change) but harder to change the perverted chaotic condition the world will be in because of how deep into evil it will be. The vision to see reality is difficult but the condition easier to change, while later the vision will be easy yet the condition difficult to change.
We need images in our mind to motivate us, to stir the emotions, to stir the “heart”. Without images in mind, without imagination, there is very little motivation. Motivation is to do something. If that is something to do, then we are currently not doing it, otherwise we wouldn’t be wanting to do it, we would already be doing it. So to do something else, other than what we are currently doing. This can be viewed as something new. Something new requires imagination to be thought up first, felt, and then motivated to act upon. Images can be inculcated into other minds without any critical thinking or logical processing of the image to determine its veracity, if it is an illusion or not. The creation and manipulation of images, along with the limitation of imagination, is a powerful methodology for mind control. Logic, and understanding how to use it correctly, both in analysis and synthesis, is required to progress in comprehending reality.
After the initial input of the symbols and words, logic is assigning grouping and ordering to letters to make them take on meaning and provide understanding about reality where only arbitrary symbols were used before. We remove contradictions in our definitions of reality. Remove the artificial unreal to find and see that which is real. Contradiction only exist in man’s mind, not nature. Definition is the identifier for how we reference and understand reality. If you fail to define a word properly, or understand what it means, then your reference to something real will be skewed and incorrect. The word used is describing a part of reality. If the word is not described properly, you are occulted from the true meaning of the word as it is intended to represent reality.
Definition is the “heart” of logic, as it gets to the core of our understanding of reality. Definitions point to the nature or essence of a word or concept. Definition brings meaning to symbols which reference reality in some way. A definition is to de-finite a meaning from reality, to set limits and boundaries to symbols as they reflect the limits and boundaries of existent particulars in reality. To have infinite meaning is to have no meaning with everything meaning the same thing.
There is a need to establish common conceptual ground within ourselves as well as others when we communicate. The solution to the problem of semantic misunderstandings, contradictions and confusion in our minds and in our reciprocal communication with others, is to properly define our terms that reference aspects of reality. If I define the term X as ‘abc’, but you define term X as ‘bcd’, then we are not on the same page nor the same path, so we cannot even be talking about the same thing, despite having some similarities in the conception. Words matter. If someone takes the time to define the terms in their argument, their proposition, they will be able to see if there are contradictions within the structure of their argument. If there are errors, the proposition needs to be revised and corrected. Errors, which are falsities, are a negative, and the negative holds the field in logic.
Parts to definition:
– Providing a positive statement with positive terms, describing what a concept is, not what it is not, where possible. Although, it’s often easier to understand something in the apophatic, negative of what it is not.
– Describes genera, general commonalities, class, similarity, universal; and the differentia, essential distinctions, individual.
Define what something is, in the positive when possible, rather than what it is not, the negative. A negative, in terms of the absence of something, can’t be proven. In definition you want to state a positive affirmation, for the reason that they are verifiable, because it’s something that is. You can’t prove something that is not, because it is not. You can’t prove someone didn’t do a crime (negation), you have to prove that someone did do a crime (affirmation).
Induction seeks out the general genus, the sameness in the particular individuals that have it in common. Deduction is the differentiated species, uniqueness, special place in the class of being looked at. Analogies are comparisons, and are metaphors, personifications, allegories and similes. They are inducted abstractions which are universal and general in nature. A particular individual that is unique cannot itself be described except in reference to the universals that it has, either in common or difference with others.
An explanation (make clear, interpret, expound, flatten out) is an important step past the initial implications (entangle, interweave, connect, fold in) we make from direct awareness, inference or analogy in comparing what we observe in reality. Prior to written records of data storage to preserve knowledge, explanations were hard to come by because concepts could only be stored in consciousness and shared with others through speech. People created many beliefs from what they saw around them without much of a method for verifying it. Aristotle described such a method for veracity, known as deductive logic. Deductive logic starts with the cause and why, with a preexisting database or knowledge-base to support it. Concrete particular examples need to be known to substantiate the causal relations and explain the connections in reality that we use to derive universal concepts.
Logic and Processing
Logic asks “does it follow”. Logic is the art of valid inference, the process of correct thought. A valid inference is to take out the contradictions. Other people imply something to you, and you infer from them what they are saying about reality. The Trivium Method is a framework that reflects how our minds works. Take in knowledge (grammar), remove contradictions (logic), and speak it back out into the real world (rhetoric), refined in clarity and understanding.
The True Art of Logic eventually leads to Shadow Inner Work. This is the purpose of learning about the Trivium Method, Natural Law Expressions and Alchemy. The Art of Deduction of the self is about the reduction and of untruth, falsity or non-contradiction. Something does not follow because it does not fit or belong there. We keep only what fits to build particular puzzle. That is Alchemy and Natural Law alignment with reality.
Logic is the most important and requiring the most effort. Looking to assimilate info. That’s hard, is it? Just look, and in it goes. Assimilation of grammar is not difficult, although it does involve time. What is difficult, is the processing of the information, even in data collection partial processing through induction, which is a form of logic. If we can’t make sense of the data or understand it, then it’s worthless to us right now. We might as well read Chinese characters and not understand them. If we don’t understand what the symbol means, it’s worthless at that time for us to understand reality through it. Grammar, without the understanding provided through logic, is only helpful to navigate the obstacles of survival and live in the environment, in a basic stimulus-response state of being. With time we could possibly deduce what a symbol means in another language. Logic is the central power of the Trivium Method. The logic of induction in grammar allows us to create ideas and concepts. The logic of deduction allows us to take them apart and verify if they actually make sense and are repeatable, or if it was a mistaken error of not enough data in grammar input.
Logic is in the middle of the Trivium for a reason. We can’t get to know we have a valid output until we verify the input. Logic is not first in the Trivium process, but it is the most important. Without the input of grammar, you have nothing to process. It all starts with input and grammar, but you get nowhere if you don’t process it correctly, you will be just a robot in stimulus-response of preconditioned behavioral programming.
The induction-deduction spiral again is: input percepts, induce logically the data to get to the general universals inside the particular aspects of reality, to get to the essence, the form. Verify the general universal by deducing it’s universality in the specific particulars of reality.
Most people cannot reach step 2 of processing correctly, because they have not been doing the step 1 effectively, which is the input of the various information out there to make sense of reality. The amount of information is too enormous and they don’t even want to start to do that work. Even when people get to the processing, they are not filtering out information that is false, contradictory, unnecessary, distracting, or has nothing to do with the solving of the problem we say we want to solve. There is so much garbage as part of the information field that people don’t even want to intake any information. Most people can’t get through step 1 input properly because the truth is such a needle in a stack of needles they think they will never find it even if they look.
Logical processing is required to filter bullshit and useless information, that which is a distraction, unnecessary or counter-productive, that which prevents us from getting where we need to get to — towards True Freedom, Prosperity, Order and Peace. Processing can also be likened to an anti-virus to prevent specific corruptions we took in from mixing into our operating system in life, to prevent bullshit from getting in, to keep garbage out from the mental food we want to consume. A spam filter process can also be used, as it is not an anti-virus. We want to filter our crap coming in before we store it to memory for recall and output. Sometimes stuff gets through and taken in which then needs the anti-virus to scan and remove. The anti-virus scans what we have already taken in, finds the corrupt mind-virus and then quarantines it in the system. Input and output without processing is simply robotic programs running, no true thinking, only thought within the programmed limits. Grammar is first in order, as without input there is nothing to process. Logic is required the most, and is first in importance. Logic gets us to keep going back to grammar for more data once we see that we lack data to properly understand something. The logic anti-virus is the fallacy detection kit. It scans the data taken in for consistency and error (non-contradiction).
Failure to process data correctly will result in a failure to understand reality correctly, a failure to discern greater aspects of Truth. This is why we have people engaging in action prematurely, misguided, only partially in right-action yet also still in wrong-action, which never produces the right results in the end. This is why we have people going around on numerous issues and other “reforms” of controlled external gradualism, focusing on secondary manifestations and symptoms, without tackling the causal human consciousness that is the root of the problem.
Logic is concerned with Truth, therefore also untruth and the negation of truth which attempts to obfuscate truth, haze the light, and entrench us into darkness. Contradictions are untruth and unreal. Logic is the art of non-contradiction, of removing contradictions, which is also concerned with the removal of falsity and fallacies that represent the negation or obfuscation of truth. Falsity prevents truth from being grasped, the light from being seen, and clarity from being obtained. Contradiction leads to the darkness of untruth, through the negation of the ability to find truth in the cloudy muck of double-think unreality of that contradictory mind.
The task of thinking correctly, of removing contradiction and fallacies, is not desired by most people because they are set in stone in their beliefs, entrenched in the darkness of the calcified ego, and do not want to change their worldview, self-image or ego-personality-identity construct. It is also some of the hardest work their is to do, as it takes much time, attention, energy, effort, dedication, determination and persistence. Cognitive dissonance keeps people holding onto their contradictions for the most part as they do not listen to the emotional cues and signals telling them about unreality. The feelings of unease and anger can tell you about falsity in your life. It is not always anger at the truth we don’t want to face for making us confront the lies in ourselves, the anger can be at the lies someone is speaking as well. Honest self-respect and responsibility to Truth must be used to be curious, doubt and question our perceptions of reality. We can ask ourselves questions, or others, argue with ourselves or others. Curiosity is not a chore but a motivation to know and understand even more.
The Trivium builds discerning judgment. Contradictions can be detected, then we can find the source that caused them, and correct these errors. This will help to produce an uncluttered and ordered mind. For most people this intuitive process is only briefly engaged in for the base functions of living, but making the process explicitly understood helps us refine our ability to use these intuitive tools we have. We are fallible beings, and we must know the wrongs to make the right choice. Wisdom is knowledge and understanding to be used in objective world as right-action, otherwise it’s not wisdom, it’s only internal understanding not being actualized and realized in reality. Making the right choice, doing the right thing, is wisdom, because you take the knowledge and understanding and apply it in your life. Contradictions and inconsistencies are the result of a failure to identify reality accurately and lead to wrong-actions from living in falsity, unreality. Logic brings the internal subjective realm into alignment with the objective rhythm of reality to produce harmonious external manifestations, right-action.
A “magician” of the modern age engages in a con game to deceive and manipulate the target’s sense perception and comprehension of reality. That is what we agree to in this exchange, wanting to be fooled so we can experience wonder, amazement, awe and mystery at something done. They hide things up their sleeves and trick us in clever ways. In this way, a “magician” is creating a false reality that we accept and buy into. It is wondrous and amazing to be bedazzled by this magic. This also ties into the wonder and amazement of new ideas and concepts. We can’t erase an idea once it’s in our head (although we may not accept it), and some are fantastic ideas that bring a sense of amazement and awe. An alchemical magician is not deceptive but is direct with Truth, expressing reality as it ‘is’. A dark sorcerer uses truth to manipulate people into falsity, they use tactics of deception, like the modern “magician” does to create an unreality for us to accept.
Also, the past infatuation with theater and acting, as well as modern, is based in this awe and wonderment, as we are fooled, although willingly, into believing false realities, fiction. However, we can often learn from the secondary experiences and allegories that are analogous to reality. These allegories create referential images in the mind that are similar to aspects of reality. It’s a process of invoking images in the mind, which can enrich our understanding of reality, or be used to manipulate it.
The Classical Trivium is based on the emphasis of “effective” rhetoric, towards sophistry and clever oration as an art. This creates a false correlation that “good” speech, convincing speech, makes you a “good” person. It is to convince people and thereby create a status of being a person who is honest and true, all to gain favor and influence over others. This is part of Emotional Mind Control. Modern age sophistry is the politics to make people “feel-good” and applaud for their leaders because they are convincing. Making promises they cant deliver, a false pretense. It is telling people what they want to hear, things that sound impressive. It is counterfeit wisdom, anti-truth.
The Trivium Method is direct truth, not focused on “effective” communication to convince someone, but of simply speaking the truth about the condition of reality. The modern “magician” uses our attention against us to trick us into seeing things that are not really there, and buy into things that are not real. A modern “magician” can make us pick the card they want us to pick, or make us see what they want us to see. In life, this is having us “choose” our “own” path, while actually offering predetermined pathways for “success”. They have us looking at certain aspects of reality they want us to so that we just go along with it. Much of it is based on suggestion, influence, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and greater comprehension of the sensual and psychological domain to create various deceptions .
“The true skill of the magician is in the skill he exhibits in influencing the spectators mind.”
– Dariel Fitzkee, Magic by Misdirection, pg. 33, copyright 1975
Some of us do break away and begin to think for ourselves more. We begin to want to know, to no longer want to be fooled by the images and illusions in the show, and want to overcome the fancy and acceptance of the spells the dark sorcerers have cast on our minds. Usually, a catalyst is required to shock us awake from our sonambulistic dream state. Once we get smacked awake by evil in our presence, or conscious awareness through secondary experience or knowledge, it can catalyze us to care more about what is going on, to care more for Truth and Morality by proxy of not wanting to be fooled anymore, to be deceived, manipulated, conned, tricked, etc.
That is when we go from being content with being fooled as long as we are “happy” and “feel-good” about the illusion we accept in our relative zone of comfort, to greater degrees of awakening and evolving consciousness, to work on uncovering reality more and more, to seek Truth. At first we don’t know where we going, we realize we are the fool, but we know we need to start the journey and begin to learn more about what is going on because we are ignorant, fooled and wrong, not knowing about what ‘is’ really happening. That commences the journey, from being a standard idiotic fool with no clue about reality, to the initiated fool who begins the journey towards truth, whether they know it or not. That first bit of care is what started it for me. I can speak of this (that many other people can also relate to) because this is how it started for me in 2006. I can better describe it now due to the level of understanding I have about reality and myself.
We pay for the trick, we buy it, to be entertained, in wonder, in awe, amazement, mystery. If we are not in “happy” in “feel-good” satisfaction with our lives and the way we live, or of our understanding of reality and ourselves, most people still fail to learn more about it to empower themselves and seek more pleasure gratification to get rid of that subconscious unease with humanities overall direction. Some people have the false-self indoctrination well established and are “happy” in this system, while others may have an unclear nagging discontent towards the way of life we currently engage in. Without a catalyst, most end up wandering the cyclical system loop and perpetuate more of the same anyways. Breaking past the illusions can be very difficult.
“Misdirection. What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes.”
– Swordfish (2001)
There are many things we can miss seeing or hearing, for we don’t see or hear everything when our attention is focused on a specific. Misdirection takes advantage of the functionality and limits in human consciousness in order to give the wrong picture. In social engineering, this is to produce a false image and memory for recall and construction of secondary subjective reality for a basis of living. The mind of a typical audience member (masses) can only concentrate on one thing at a time. The modern “magician” (manipulator, sorcerer) uses this perceptual restriction to manipulate the audience’s sensory input and ideas about reality, leading them to draw false conclusions about what actually occurred in reality, in actuality, in Truth.
One of the most important things to remember when thinking about misdirection and “magic” is this: a larger movement conceals a smaller movement. This is how the social engineering media of shaping the collective public mind is used to direct our attention away from more important worldly matters.
Isn’t that what a “magician” does? Distracts you from what is really going on? From what is really important? Convinces you of something that is an illusion? Casts a spell on your mind to have unreality accepted as reality?
4.1.2 Buying and Selling to Manifest Our Own Consequences
People sell us beliefs in order for certain deceptive false constructs to continue to be accepted. As a result, we pay with the currency of our time, attention and energy directed into perpetuating them. We buy into them, thinking they are legitimate, good, helping, or required, and we feed their sustainment and growth in existence. Creating unreality into reality.
We are buying what they sell. We buy the political rhetoric, we buy the “magical” illusions. We want to “feel-good”, and they make us “feel-good”, they motivate us, they stimulate us, etc., so we buy into what they sell because we are suckers for sophistry, Emotional Mind Control and other fallacies.
This is how we manifest the word spells cast onto our consciousness in existence. We do it directly, or allow others to do it. We don’t have to buy into it. Then it has no power over us. We empower the spells into manifestation by engaging in acts that allow them to exist. All the “laws” that get invented by men, all the governments, money, everything is illusory and only exists because we give it the power to exist by creating it ourselves or allowing others to do it. We are all in this together, on one spaceship planet earth. If people believe in falsity, then they behave according to falsity, and they create a world of falsity. This is how we co-create our self-imposed enslavement and self-inflicted suffering in the aggregate whole of humanity. The individual unit is what creates the totality of the whole sphere of humanity, but the individual “karma” (NL) is localized, while the “karma” (NL) of the aggregate is applied to all individuals as a collective condition of existing in one system, spaceship earth.
Word alterations, how do they happen? Is it always organic from people associating words that have the same sound or meaning together that brings about a reversal or opposite in their meaning? Or is it also an organized effort to change certain words? Sometimes words can be created to create a perception of reality, and then it can be altered later by influence. Alterations can be done to existing words, by putting out material (media) that uses the word in a certain way to induce it with the meaning of the context it is used in rather than the older meaning. This influences the use of the word, and develops into common use of the language.
Who has the power to publish literature in older times? The scholars. The scribes. It was always academia or the rulers who had the money to learn these skills and pay others to create stories for them. Those few who were literate and could write, the scribes, were in pay by the ruling elite. Earlier there were the priests who were the script keepers. They created the words to express vocal meaning in reality, and could alter the perception of reality according to a story they told about reality. Oratory is a powerful tool for this reason, because prior to writing the only method of communication and influence was through speech. Priests were the old time story tellers who had the power of the science of imagery to create images in the mind from the telling of stories, creating narratives and conceptions about reality. Oratory skill, rhetoric, sophistry, clever speech, these were used to win over the “hearts” and “minds” of people.
Images and imagination are a fundamental part of human consciousness, to enslave us or free us. Restrict imagination of possibilities and you can feed the masses your images as what is “real” and “possible”.
4.2 Dark, Negative, Classical and Limited Trivium
There is the real Trivium Method for Truth, and there is the Classical Trivium for control and manipulation while possibly convincing yourself you are doing “good and right”, that is if you don’t already know exactly what you are doing. The training in the Classical Trivium is to get ahead and win, to “survive” within the constructs of the systems of society and try to manipulate your way to the top. If you do not have access to more precise Trivium methodologies, such as the Classical Trivium in private education institutions, then the Limited Trivium is what you are taught as the standard of thought processing that mirrors others around you, as this is the norm for everyone to think this way. The Classical Trivium teaches knowledge of how to gain relative degrees of freedom within the corrupted system. Without access to the ladder-climbing capabilities of the system, you don’t have access to the comforts or survival mechanisms that the system provides. Standard education is introduced as a way to convincingly coerce people into conformity with the system in an effort to maximize their survivability in that system. If you can learn of the manipulative ways of the corrupt system, then you can work your way to higher levels of control and comfort.
Many people prefer presentation, and appearance, over the substance of Truth that counts. People have been conditioned into diluted forms of the Classical Trivium for manipulation to navigate the human constructed world and get ahead, into a more Limited Trivium that keeps only the limiting aspects. More specifically, conditioned into a dilution of the true rhetorical art form, into resembling that of manipulative sophistry, that of preferring an effective “aesthetically” appealing presentation (to the eyes, ears, or other senses), than the Trivium Method’s central search for Truth regardless of the appearance, garb and presentation that a message is delivered in.
Logic is at the center in the Trivium, concerned with Truth, and is the art of arts, to direct our actions in life. People prefer and sometimes require (in their false conditioned selves) to hear a message in a pleasing way (Emotional Mind Control), or to have the message align with their preexisting concepts, or else they tend to reject it. They are infected with the corrupted art of rhetoric as sophistry, the art of persuasion and influence, through “aesthetic” pleasantry, putting Truth secondary in consideration, which has taken Truth out of central focus. This is similar to the “magical” diversion of attention, as the focus is not where it should be, on Truth. Effective convincing is preferred to actual Truth in the devolved form of the Trivium, such as the Classical Trivium, and the Limited Trivium of the masses.
I put Logic as central because it is focused on Truth, and this is the goal of the Trivium Method as I define it. It is true, the end goal of communicating it to others is important, that is the goal, to affect change and influence in others about how reality functions, but the Truth is found in logic, and this should be the central focus, which is to ultimately be expressed in the culmination of the Trivium, rhetoric, the active expression of that Truth discovered. The active expression is the output, but the output itself is based on the processing from within consciousness itself, which is where logic is used. The resulting output in based on the input and the processing. They are more important in terms of producing the Right-Action output, as the rhetoric itself is not what produces that Right-Action, it is the expression of action itself, not how the action was produced. While the output itself is what matters in the end, we still require accurate and correct means to get there (grammar and logic). The overemphasis on the effectiveness of rhetoric as the “master art” will cloud our position and ability to stand in truth, represent the truth accurately, and in the end find the truth correctly.
The grammar and logic are the most important in order produce the rhetoric to share the truth. Thoughts and emotions are the important internal aspects of consciousness that will produce the actions to change things. If we corrupted grammar or logic, our rhetoric will be corrupted. The same is so for thoughts, emotions and action. Just as logic is the central to process to get us to know what we are going to do, emotions via care are what motivate us to do what we do after we figure it out and stand in conviction of our conclusions (right or wrong).
4.2.1 Problematic Rhetoric
The Dark Trivium is the dark, negative and false Trivium, as the Classical Trivium is in its purpose. Rhetoric is the culminating output of the internal modalities of Grammar and Logic. Rhetoric results from the other two, and is dependent upon them as the foundation for output. The output action is what counts in the end, but the input and processing are what determine the output. The inner tools of grammar and logic can be limited and therefore provide for a limited or foolish rhetoric, but the grammar and logic can also be developed yet willingly produce false corrupted rhetoric in order to manipulate others into falsity.
Your rhetoric is determined by your logic, to choose what rhetoric to use. Words don’t just come out by themselves through rhetoric, they are preceded in structure by logic to formulate the specific rhetoric. If there is no logic, then I don’t understand how a structured rational communication can even be created. Logic is required, as is grammar. It is always the logic and grammar that matter most in the creation of the rhetoric to communicate about reality. The rhetoric is only the action output, it is not the reason, the why, for the output. The why of logic determined how you output. The how was not done by a cognitive process of rhetoric, it was done by logic, and the output itself is known as rhetoric. It is a response. There is stimulus in grammar input. Without some form of thought, there is only stimulus-response automated programming. With greater thought comes more freedom of choice and will. Humans have higher order consciousness and have the greatest potential capacity for thought and logic on this planet, but we often fall short of living up to our potential.
If the grammar and logic is accurate, and the right is known along with the wrong , yet someone chooses the wrong over the right in their output action, or simpler rhetoric in communication, then the logic is still the problem in the end somewhere at some root level that has them choose evil over good. Rhetoric is the output from the free will choice in knowing good and evil, right and wrong, and so to choose the wrong is in your formulation of logic to make that choice.
In some cases, it seems the lack of True Care is what corrupts the proper fuller logical understanding. The dark care or apathy is going to underly the choice, in objectively knowing right from wrong, yet still choosing the wrong. The logic is flawed, for if it were known why good is better than evil in all choices objectively, the logic would be sound and lead to the right-action, but since this is not chosen then the person is not using sound logic, and concludes evil is better, at least for themselves in a lack of consideration for others.
The lack of care, apathy, or the dark care to do evil, underlies the corruption of logic. They don’t care for others, so the logic never arrives at the feedback conclusion about true morality and rights. Thought and emotion feedback, care and logic feedback. Your direction of thought will be affected by your care, and your care will be affected by your thought and logical conclusions. It can be a self-perpetuating trap, from Dark Care, to corrupted logic and grammar input (also ignorance), and back to reinforce the Dark Care again. The dark care can either limit correct input from grammar and true honest processing, or not limit it buy simply always choosing the wrong and evil, no matter what input is provided to show good is better for them in the long run. As a game theory, it is win-win instead of “dark force” of win-lose domination.
4.2.2 Rhetorical Spectrum
True rhetoric deals with honest dialect, to express Truth. There is a rhetorical spectrum, or rhetorical duality/dichotomy, that shows there is this honest dialectic, between ourselves and others, and there is the sophist rhetoric of influence and favor to “win” and get people to accept what is being sold, true or not.
There is the original Trivium Method, which is the Positive Trivium of Light and Good, concerned foremost with Truth, Truth itself as the means, goal and expression. There is also the Classical Trivium, the Dark and Evil Negative Trivium, concerned foremost with effective oration, effective speech, effective rhetoric and effective convincing of something. By effective, they merely want their message to take effect in the receiver, that is all, not that it is necessarily the whole truth they can express to the person, or even a truth at all as an overall concept. The rhetorical skill is used to convince, motivate, persuade, and inform in order to “win” people over to accepting a concept. This motivation for use can become problematic.
The Trivium Method has logic central, the art of arts, concerned with thinking itself, and with Truth itself. Truth is simply ‘what is’, the grammar and other derivatives we can uncover that ‘is’. We can speak plainly and simply, as thing are, without obfuscation, euphemisms, etc. Straight forward, forthright, honest, frank, to the point. Dialectic is to establish a Truth from opposing views, to reconcile through logic of correct thought, reason. A dialog can be had with your self, to be curious, doubt, and question on your own, or with the help of others. Rhetoric often loses sight of this search for Truth which is central to the Trivium, and people get focused on minor fallacies, rather than the actual Truth presented that they don’t want to look at (more on this below).
The light and dark aspects of the Trivium can be mirrored in the rhetorical use of appeals. “Logos” or rational appeal, “pathos” or emotional appeal, and “ethos” or ethical appeal can all be used for light or dark. The light can get people to understand reality from the aspects of consciousness we have to experience reality: thought, emotion and action. The dark uses the skills and knowledge of how consciousness learns about reality to manipulate how people understand reality.
Emotional appeals are not always fallacious, and has a proper and right purpose. There is dual purpose in emotions, even in the negative ones, such as the positive and negative in anger for instance. The emotional appeal is not to be used to avoid truth and silence the truth that hurts you. It is not to trick people with emotional ploys and tactics, but to show people emotional truth of reality, to feel reality, to care about what is being done that should not be done. Show them reality, evoke emotional truth about wrongs, have them face that reality they are ignoring and don’t want to face. There is good and bad to emotional appeal. One for truth, the other to manipulate against truth and get personal desires fulfilled through emotional acceptance of the falsity, of unreality.
The dark side of the trivium promotes effective acceptance of a message in the delivery output phase, not necessarily the truth of reality. Other tools, like NLP, NVC (Non-Violent Communication), etc., can also be used in conjunction to further get your message to be accepted by others. People can know how to bypass obstacles and barriers in consciousness, although many hinder us, many also help to protect us. There are those who engage in this form of rhetoric to win people over to their argument because they honestly think it is the “right” good and true thing to do, but they will end up going down a winding road, diverging from a straight direct path. There will be convoluted mental gymnastics involved to placate delicate sensibilities that differ from person to person, in order to conform to variable minds that can’t handle the simple direct Truth as it ‘is’. This can be effective indeed, but side steps for a long time. Sometimes this work is effective, but much of the time I have found these obstacles and objections to simply be excuses people will not let go of. The simply direct Truth is more effective in the end, for everyone. Effective rhetoric to “win” people over is preferred when you want to manipulate people, and not simply let the Truth you speak represent itself in full detail and view as you express it as such. This is not to say knowledge and Truth don’t take time and don’t progress to higher levels through degrees and grades, because they do. I am not talking about that aspect of reality here.
The dark aspect of the rhetorical duality includes:
– debating – to beat down, beat completely, i.e. to “win” your argument
– sophistry – wise, clever in convincing speach, not necessarily Truth
– gain favor – appeals to get you to like them (the message deliverer) in order to like what they say
The favor is important to manipulators, as you are less likely to listen, let alone accept the message, if they are telling you things you really don’t want to hear, which is what the truth does much of the time. They need to gain your favor in order for their words to have more weight and impact on you. If they get you to like them, then they have influence upon you and can get you to more likely accept what they have to say, or sell, as the concepts are being sold for others to buy into and affect how they live their lives.
“The Sophists taught artistic quality in oratory (motivation via speech) as a manner of demonstrating one’s aretē. Oratory was taught as an art form, used to please and to influence other people via excellent speech”
Politics is all about sophistry. Motivation through speech, regardless of truth or proof, as an art or oratory. Original sophistry was good in meaning and purpose, but it got corrupted and turned into all about how good you are at convincing someone of something, even if it is bullshit. You were a “good” person because you were “good” at convincing people of things.
Since I have likened the Trivium Method to the Natural Law Expressions and Alchemy, we can also look at the dark trivium as the “dark side of the force”. It is a force we embody in our thought processing and ultimately in our output and actions, to seek to manipulate through the power of the force of thought. The light Trivium is like Natural Law Expressions and Alchemy, representative of aspects of the force of Truth, Love, Good, Right, Morality, Natural Law, etc., the aspects of transcendental being. The dark force is Falsity, Fear, Evil, Wrong, Immorality, etc. the lack of the force that is.
4.2.3 Fallacy Fallacy
People can become fallacy-obsessed, and think a fallacy demonstrates a falsity in reality, when it actually only demonstrates a falsity/error in reasoning, not an error of the conclusion itself, but in explaining the conclusion. The fallacy in explaining a wrong/erroneous conclusion can indicate that this is how someone arrived at the wrong conclusion. Fallacies are helpful to show people why their conclusions are false if they are indeed false, because their reasoning is faulty. Someone can use fallacious statements that are erroneous while advocating for a verifiable Truth, the truth the are talking is true, but the way they delivered the truth had errors, but most people can still understand the truth delivered.
The use of fallacies does not automatically invalidate a proposition or conclusion. They get stuck in the delivery, the rhetoric of the delivery of the message (does it have any fallacies) rather than looking at what is said. If the conclusions is erroneous, then fallacies can be demonstrated to show how the person is not reasoning accurately. To claim a conclusion is false because there are any amount of fallacies, is a fallacy fallacy. To claim a conclusion is false without even looking into it honestly, without curiosity, critical thinking and objective detachment from ourselves, is a fallacy of the mind itself. Anal-logic is not real logic. Look at the truth being expressed, not the rhetorical form of the message alone. If someone expresses a fallacy but speaks the truth about reality, then it is still truth. Rhetorical focus on the message delivery first, and not Truth first, is indicative of the poisoned Classical Trivium focus on manipulation, rather than Truth. When you only point out the fallacies, while ignoring the truth or falsity of the conclusion, you tend to side-track the issue. Fallacies need to be pointed out when they prevent access to Truth. Fallacies used to express a Truth is erroneous in its expression, but still has the Truth at its core, inside, internally, in substance. So yes, sometimes people fail to express things accurately, and you can point it out. If they are expressing a Truth, but do it incorrectly, as with a fallacy, you cannot simply deny their conclusion while only focusing on the fallacy used to demonstrate it.
4.2.4 Winding Road
Related to the obsession with fallacies and the message delivery instead of Truth itself, is the sophist rhetoric of wanting a message to simply be accepted, and using whatever sophisticated methods of delivering a message (NLP – neuro-linguistic programming, for example) is valid to have someone accept the message. Instead of having someone accept the message from the bare Truth itself contained within, you want to manipulate and massage the Truth into a palatable message for others to accept. Some may say it doesn’t matter if not all the truth is spoken of accurately (spoken of as plainly and honestly as it appears in reality), as long as the main concept in the message is accepted. The focus is the message, not the truth therein. When you sacrifice the truth so easily in favor of effective acceptance of a message, you will inhibit your own ability to discern Truth effectively and as a result often merely defend a falsity as truth, convincing people of falsities as truth, because your primary focus was on the presentation, the appearance, the effectiveness of the receptivity of the message, instead of the truth first itself as what is given in a message.
Manipulative tools, like NLP, and the dark side of tools like NVC, Classical Trivium, etc. can be used to gain favor in people’s “minds” and “hearts” towards what you are saying, and therefore uncritically accept it. It is very clever sophistry. Focusing on the message output is a blinding factor that prevents us from focusing on the truth itself that is contained in the message output. You can get lost in wasted time trying to show people pointless fallacies that don’t stop them from seeing the truth, and you can get lost in winding road sophistry to try to get people to accept a concept you want them to accept. The truth that is spoken for the truth, speaks for itself as the truth. The truth spoken in tongues, twisted, winding, gymnastics to massage it into people, is not direct truth, but gets morphed and reshaped, and this can lead to alterations.
4.2.5 Greater Good Manipulation
The methodology of the Trivium can be a negative and manipulated against us to control us with the “greater good”, “greater than ourselves”, “service to others”, “oneness”, “interconnected” feeling to be inspired towards and achieve a goal. The Dark Trivium user can control us into maintaining false reality constructs while thinking these illusions are “good” and “moral” endeavors to give our time, attention and energy to. We can conform to truth, or the consequences of going against Truth and Morality. There is the conformity to Truth or falsity/lies. Giving ourselves to something larger than us, the “greater good”, can often be the conformity with falsity and evil rather than the substantive Truth and Good we believe the appearances to be. Evil cloaks itself in the appearance of Truth and Good, of righteousness, while creating fear, ignorance, apathy, cowardice and laziness. We can easily be deceived by our undeveloped state of consciousness and lack of objective critical thinking into larger agenda that we are convinced are “good”, but are not, such as the “global unity” blindness that is not founded in Natural Moral Law reality.
We seek purpose and meaning in life, both in ourselves and in reality. We use language to correspond different meanings and communicate about reality. We attribute meaning to things in reality that we can uncover. We also give ourselves, our energy, our time, to that which we find has the most meaning. Those things we find are sometimes not simply “found”, but are fed to us, sold to us, and we willingly buy into them. Government service, military service, police service, pleasure service, etc. People have an idea of what is important with a given meaning and purpose, and give themselves to it in large part, because it is bigger than themselves individually, it is part of a collective that is larger than any one member. They become part of a universal. This is recognized subconsciously as a desire, despite the conscious mind being unaware of what is happening. This provides a sense of belonging, part of greater family, a greater collective, a sense of purpose with that belonging. These are basic desires we have and they can be manipulated into preselected pathways to channel our energy and behavior in life. Only the Evolution in Consciousness, to develop conscious awareness of reality and these mechanisms in ourselves, will allow us to be free from all the mind control and change ourselves in alignment with good and not evil. The dark occultist manipulators know many of the motivational factors human beings have, and use them to manipulate us, while we remain ignorant of these inner-capacities and their outer ramifications. So, we are born into the world blind, with eyes closed. We are blindly being led, following others. We want to feel connected to others, so we unite along a common idea, a universal greater than ourselves or any other person, and connect with those people in that specific group. This connection can be an attachment that creates ingroup vs. outgroup favoritism and behavior that disregards Truth and Morality in favor of maintaining the attached dogma. We hand ourselves over to this power and let it use us.
Ivy League schools train people in the Classical Trivium, in how to use these tools to promote their chances of success and survival within the various systems we have constructed to enslave ourselves in economic survivability. The negative Classical Trivium enables you to be a clever orator, to convince and influence people effectively, to win and get your way. This training is the dark trivium, the negative trivium, “my freedom”, “my truth”, “my survival”, which relates to Satanism, carnism and solipsism: all about “me”. People who are academically trained, or otherwise learn to be manipulative, can out-maneuver other people and appear to “win” arguments. But it’s all a sham, an illusion, a magic trick of word spells cast on our minds, but most people can’t see it for what it is. Many other people believe their own bullshit, and they spread lies as if they were truth (honestly) because they have not established correct, firm, solid, grounded foundations in reality from Truth and Morality. Those who fail to use the Truth and Trivium Method, will often relegate to denial of their immorality and wrong-doing. “Animals matter morally? Pssh! I deny that reality!”