Inner Space :  The Official GrahamHancock.com forums
For discussions on all matters relating to personal development, religion, philosophy, psychology and so on. 
Welcome! Log InRegister
Hi Anne-Marie
I origonally purchased the book on addictive thinking for, at the time, a girlfriends daughter who was dating a alcoholic.She refused to accept the book so I skimmed the book making notes on the page corners for later reference and put it away.Recently after reading banah's biblical research and differing discussions about karma and reincarnation I decided to finally read the book entirely.Something about the book seemed to pop up in my head that I thought was relevent.Ananda wrote a post on the idea that the information failure propagated by the media about our governments intelligence failure in Iraq was the result from our own individual failure.I thought it was a brilliant piece and very insightful and true.But evidently not to many others did since she recieved minimal response.I wondered why?This question and banah's research led me into wondering if addictive thinking is the result of humankinds Karma.Part of the addictive personality is self deception.One of the interesting things about addictive thinking is that people of higher intelligence often manifest through their behavior a higher level of addictive thinking.Therefore intelligence is no protection against self deception.Actually the higher the intelligence the more intense and elaborate the rationalization used to justify the self deception becomes.It is the distorted rationalizations that creates and supports the self deception.Doesn't it seem to you that humankind for all of our advances in science,medicine and technology just seems to make the same mistakes over and over again.For all of our material advances we really haven't advanced that much in the spiritual realm.When I write about spirituality I'm just not writting about religion but also about morality,values and ethics.We as a species make the same mistakes as our ancestors but we seem to apply more intense and elaborate rationalization for there justifications than they did.It appears that we don't really learn from our past mistakes universally.I was told by a Bhuddist a long time ago in Asia that a way to recognize Karma was to identify the things that keep happening over and over again throughout life.If the same things happen over and over again they may be an indication of karma.If this is true then wouldn't humankind karma be recognized the same way?If it is,which I believe,then addictive thinking is something that humankind has to address in order for us to advance.I don't think we will advance until we do.We have to eliminate our self deceptions.If we continue to advance in intelligence(Increase our ability to learn and understand)in all areas except spirituality then we only become what we already are.And this is a species who will continue to create more intense and elaborate rationalizations to support our self deceptions.A thousand years from now we will still be dealing with many of the mistakes we deal with today and have dealt with in the past.So can humankind turn around the negative impact of addictive thinking and change.Yes they can but I don't believe many people realize what the real problem is.Ananda said it best when she wrote that the real intelligence failure was our own failure of intelligence.Unless each individual searches and tries to change the self deception and the other addictive traits we posess we will continue to have intelligence failure in our future.





Thank you,dane

Options: ReplyQuote


Subject Views Written By Posted
What is Karma? 803 adequatedane 11-Feb-04 21:28
Re: What is Karma? 240 David L 11-Feb-04 21:56
Re: What is Karma? 217 fiascohoho 12-Feb-04 01:42
Re: What is Karma? 226 David L 12-Feb-04 02:01
Re: What is Karma? 204 drowningcreek 28-Feb-04 18:21
Re: What is Karma? 244 Anne-Marie 28-Feb-04 20:18
Re: What is Karma? 206 drowningcreek 28-Feb-04 21:35
Re: What is Karma? 256 Anne-Marie 12-Feb-04 07:40
Re: What is Karma? 258 adequatedane 12-Feb-04 03:04
Re: What is Karma? 239 adequatedane 14-Feb-04 15:53
Re: What is Karma? 244 Anne-Marie 14-Feb-04 19:27
Re: What is Karma? 236 wirelessguru1 14-Feb-04 19:38
Re: What is Karma? 256 Anne-Marie 14-Feb-04 21:09
Re: What is Karma? 245 wirelessguru1 15-Feb-04 00:42
Re: What is Karma? 272 Mark Staab 15-Feb-04 06:26
Re: What is Karma? 255 Anne-Marie 15-Feb-04 07:42
Re: What is Karma? 232 wirelessguru1 16-Feb-04 00:55
Re: What is Karma? 268 Anne-Marie 16-Feb-04 06:59
Re: What is Karma? 243 Anne-Marie 15-Feb-04 22:07
Re: What is Karma? 240 Anne-Marie 15-Feb-04 22:11
Re: What is Karma? 263 David L 15-Feb-04 03:57
Re: What is Karma? 230 Trygve Hogebol 29-Feb-04 17:42
Re: What is Karma? 249 Cleopatra 11-Feb-04 22:44
Re: What is Karma? 228 adequatedane 12-Feb-04 03:07
Re: What is Karma? 232 adequatedane 14-Feb-04 16:21
Re: What is Karma? 254 Anne-Marie 14-Feb-04 19:15
Re: What is Karma? 237 Anne-Marie 12-Feb-04 07:30
Re: What is Karma? 220 adequatedane 14-Feb-04 16:42
Re: What is Karma? 245 gene douglas 12-Feb-04 09:00
Re: What is Karma? 234 wirelessguru1 14-Feb-04 19:42
Re: What is Karma? 230 adequatedane 25-Feb-04 14:56
Re: What is Karma? 224 Anne-Marie 25-Feb-04 22:03
Re: What is Karma? 271 adequatedane 25-Feb-04 23:00
Re: What is Karma? 216 Anne-Marie 26-Feb-04 07:23
Re: What is Karma? 250 wirelessguru1 28-Feb-04 06:36
Re: What is Karma? 246 Anne-Marie 28-Feb-04 12:05
Re: What is Karma? 219 adequatedane 28-Feb-04 16:17
Re: What is Karma? 242 Anne-Marie 28-Feb-04 19:54
Re: What is Karma? 232 adequatedane 29-Feb-04 15:41
Re: What is Karma? 261 Anne-Marie 29-Feb-04 20:19
Re: What is Karma? 238 adequatedane 01-Mar-04 00:25
Re: What is Karma? 268 Anne-Marie 01-Mar-04 07:28
Re: What is Karma? 225 ArmchairObserver 01-Mar-04 16:04
Re: What is Karma? 223 Anne-Marie 01-Mar-04 20:42
Re: What is Karma? 253 adequatedane 03-Mar-04 02:56
Re: What is Karma? 233 adequatedane 03-Mar-04 02:40
Re: What is Karma? 257 Anne-Marie 03-Mar-04 06:08
Re: What is Karma? 226 adequatedane 04-Mar-04 03:17
Re: What is Karma? 232 Anne-Marie 04-Mar-04 07:16
Re: What is Karma? 253 adequatedane 04-Mar-04 22:22
Re: What is Karma? 235 wirelessguru1 05-Mar-04 05:07
Re: What is Karma? 233 Anne-Marie 05-Mar-04 07:15
Re: What is Karma? 227 wirelessguru1 05-Mar-04 08:07
Re: What is Karma? 234 catweasel 05-Mar-04 10:28
Re: What is Karma? 232 Anne-Marie 05-Mar-04 20:08
Re: What is Karma? 247 Anne-Marie 05-Mar-04 20:06
Re: What is Karma? 239 Anne-Marie 05-Mar-04 20:19
Re: What is Karma? 234 wirelessguru1 06-Mar-04 01:52
Re: What is Karma? 222 Anne-Marie 06-Mar-04 09:41
Re: What is Karma? 527 wirelessguru1 07-Mar-04 06:32
Re: What is Karma? 219 adequatedane 05-Mar-04 23:20
Re: What is Karma? 221 wirelessguru1 06-Mar-04 01:34
Re: What is Karma? 242 Anne-Marie 06-Mar-04 07:08
Re: What is Karma? 252 catweasel 28-Feb-04 22:40
Re: What is Karma? 242 David L 29-Feb-04 00:11
Re: What is Karma? 241 catweasel 29-Feb-04 08:30
Re: What is Karma? 232 Anne-Marie 29-Feb-04 09:50
Re: What is Karma? 230 catweasel 29-Feb-04 11:27


Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.