Joseph Maynor

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  1. Or is a Guru more than a Life Coach? I'm trying to get clear about this Life Coach concept which seems to be both new and old at once. Relevant video to watch:
  2. What's the trip like? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanita_muscaria
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvia_divinorum I picked up some 120x haha. I'm not gonna do any until I have a sitter with me that is totally sober. I've had the 40x, the 60x, and now I have the 120x! The SALVIA Experiential Rating Scale Level - 1 "S" stands for SUBTLE effects. A feeling that "something" is happening, although it is difficulty to say just what. Relaxation and increased sensual appreciation may be noted. This mild level is useful for meditation and may facilitate sexual pleasure. Level - 2 "A" stands for ALTERED perception. Colors and textures are more pronounced. Appreciation of music may be enhanced. Space may appear of greater or lesser depth than is usual. But visions do not occur at this level. Thinking becomes less logical, and more playful; short-term memory difficulties may be noted. Level - 3 "L" stands for LIGHT visionary state. Closed-eye visuals (clear imagery with eyes closed: fractal patterns, vine-like and geometric patterns, visions of objects and designs). The imagery is often two dimensional. If open-eyed visual effects occur, these are usually vague and fleeting. At this level, phenomena similar to the hypnagogic phenomena that some people experience at sleep onset occur. At this level, visions are experienced as "eye candy" but are not confused with reality. Level - 4 "V" stands for VIVID visionary state. Complex three-dimensional realistic appearing scenes occur. Sometimes voices may be heard. With eyes open, contact with consensual reality will not be entirely lost, but when you close your eyes you may forget about consensus reality and enter completely into a dreamlike scene. Shamanistic journeying to other lands--foreign or imaginary; encounters with beings (entities, spirits) or travels to other ages may occur. You may even live the life of another person. At this level you have entered the shaman's world. Or if you prefer: you are in "dream time." With eyes closed, you experience fantasies (dream like happenings with a story line to them). So long as your eyes are closed you may believe they are really occurring. This differs from the "eye candy" closed-eye imagery, of level 3. Level - 5 "I" stands for IMMATERIAL existence. At this level one may no longer be aware of having a body. Consciousness remains and some thought processes are still lucid, but one becomes completely involved in inner experience and looses all contact with consensual reality. Individuality may be lost; one experiences merging with God/dess, mind, universal consciousness, or bizarre fusions with other objects--real or imagined (e.g. experiences such as merging with a wall or piece of furniture). At this level it is impossible to function in consensual reality, but unfortunately some people do not remain still but move around in this befuddled state. For this reason a sitter is essential to ensure the safety of someone voyaging to these deep levels. To the person experiencing this the phenomenon may be terrifying or exceedingly pleasant; but to an outside observer the individual may appear confused or disoriented. Level 6 - "A" stands for AMNESIC effects. At this stage, either consciousness is lost, or at least one is unable to later recall what one had experienced. The individual may fall, or remain immobile or thrash around; somnambulistic behavior may occur. Injuries can be sustained without pain being felt; on awakening, the individual will have no recollection of what he/she did, experienced, or said in level 6. People cannot recall what they experience in this very deep trance state. This is not a desirable level, because nothing can latter be recalled of the experience.
  4. Give me the Shadow Stages for each of the following Spiral Dynamics stages: (1) Blue (2) Orange (3) Green (4) Yellow (5) Turquoise (6) Coral (7) Teal E.g., is Blue the shadow of Turquoise? Like that. But think for yourself too, no speculating. Draw from your own observation and experience. If you don't know, just leave that one blank and answer the ones you think you can take a reasonable crack at. The more detailed analysis you can give from your own observation and experience the better. Just giving me the Stage Only is very conclusory. You need to give me details that support your conclusions. This is my only tisk tisk that I have for the Forum. There are far too many conclusory statements being made on here with no desire to back them up with reasons or detail. And the reason why I know there's no desire is because even when I ask for reasons, nobody ever gives them to me. So I've proved by observation and experience on the Forum that many if not most people are averse to backing up their conclusions with reasons or detail.
  5. Big 5 Aspects of Personality Cognitive Functions of MBTI Ennneagram of Personality Theory The 4 Humors Personality Theory How to think in terms of personality theory in everyday life? I do this so I know it's possible. You wanna become a master of personality typing in your personal development work. It's extremely useful and fun to boot. This is extremely important in understanding all kinds of relationships (including but not limited to intimate relationships). You should get to the point where you can type people you come into contact with in terms of MBTI (albeit tentatively). You should know how to look up cognitive functions for each type and know what each cognitive functions means. E.g., you should know what introverted vs. extroverted thinking is, you should know what introverted vs. extroverted intuition is, you should know what introverted vs. extroverted sensing is, and you should know what introverted vs. extroverted feeling is. There's a lot you gotta educate yourself with here, but personality theory is a powerful tool in Personal Development Work, especially for Relationships work. This will teach you the mechanics, the look under the hood, of Relationships.
  6. How to be a scientist in a lab with your psychedelics and getting optimal bang for your buck regarding personal development work. And maybe give specific advice for each one, emphasizing psychedelics that people are gonna get easily like shrooms and lsd. And then explain what to make of psychedelic insights — both during the trip, and after the trip.
  7. Good https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Causality
  8. @Zizzero Yep. Concepts can be a double-edged sword if not treated wisely.
  9. If you could get what you want (your most sought-after objectives), would you be worried about equality? The people in life standing on the sidelines of life screaming "no fair" often just don't like the game. Don't hate the game. Own the game.
  10. What are those "people" though? Like if you look at stuff where you're paying attention to just what's coming in your awareness ports. And what are the thoughts that get attached to those "people"? Video on point to watch:
  11. The Ego fully surrendering the Ego.
  12. Is there really a Stage Orange environment? Says what/who?
  13. Who says things are pointless and imaginary. That doesn't sound like much fun. Your life is what you make of it.
  14. Yes. But all love must come from within you. An insecure being cannot love sustainably; however, he or she's all too eager to suck up love if they can snatch any.
  15. Turn your life into the best video game ever. You don't need video games, you're in the best one. This reminds me of when Ross Perot said (and I'm paraphrasing) you don't need to like sports to exercise your competitive instinct anymore because all of us are in brutal competition for our jobs in the global economy every day.* *SOURCE https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ross_Perot
  16. Only run for President for one reason -- if you can win. Making a living off of running for President is kinda ridiculous.
  17. The future is a concept/visualization in God's Mind. Create the future by changing your actions right now. Tell the Mind to f*ck itself and go do what you know you need to do. People don't know how to do this and thus they imprison themselves.
  18. Nope. Being is knowing who/what you are to the extent that you can use the Mind without the Mind using you.
  19. Keep up the good work.
  20. This is a profound question. I like to say: All beliefs are excuses. Those who do do. Those who can't do teach. When we can't do, our Ego-Mind needs to justify itself by weaving a suit of theory/rationalization that can be clung to like a child's blanket. People create teachings when they can't bring themselves to do. After all, if you could do, you would just do, there would be no issue/problem.