Through History I shall defeat all ignorance and untruths coming from the rancid mouths of dissemblers and deceivers. I shall even conquer all lies and False Narratives vomiting forth from the media propagandists who hide and obstruct True and Actual History. I am secure from the powerful who seek to destroy the Ignorant and Weak.
I shall Praise the Six Truths of History, and its Recurring Cycles, which shall never break asunder. As long as the Absurd Human Condition under Civilization exists, the Great Circle of History shall never remain unbroken…
My Personal Psalm-Prayer-Paean to History
I have learned a hammer hard lesson of life. History is not for the university, nor for some graduate school scam operation, nor for any lame cable TV show, nor for some boring, plastic glass, encased museum exhibit.
History is a Living Practice of the Heart, always led through the Mind.
History signifies Faith; a Faith that lives through the discovery of the actual historical truth.
History is the Armor of the Mind, which protects it from the multitude of Lies, False Narratives and Bad History. History also maintains an Armor over one’s own mind in avoiding the quagmires of ego-self delusions.
History is the Weapon of Truth conversing with the Liberated Mind. History frees the Mind from Official State Media Propaganda, while maintaining guard duty against the Mythologies of Elite Ignorance and Coverup.
Crap History clogs and drains around the jails, schools and universities, inside museum exhibits, and on the TV and Cinema screens.
All empires, nations, cultures come into being and then pass away – the same is true for the stars, humans, animals, plants – all living existence. We are nothing in the grand scheme of things. We make history every day we wake up in the morning.
The Great Men of History have lived as the most powerful crooks wielding power over the weak. Anyone possessing power can act violent and deceitful. Such is the nature of the State. The powerful band together in order to commit legal violence against the powerless.
The Freedom found in History comes with Responsibility. Now that we know the truth, we must share it only when asked. We have to defend respectfully the truth, when we encounter the lies. History is the only Art form that possesses such power. You have to fall in love with it – it is not for everyone.
One just has to possess that peculiar attraction for History; finding fascination in the stories, reading about the actual tales, telling the real History to others – even writing about fascinating historical topics. Only the Heart can move the Will to move. Yet again, the Free Mind takes the lead.
History does require a profound sensitivity to culture, thoughts, behavior patterns, word order significance, language, myths, religion, legends – and always stories, while searching for more stories. The only way to access the hidden accounts is to read a lot of different books. The reader needs to write notes on the important lessons of those books – and then one can compose another narrative about such places and times.
The preliminary reading list for the budding historian includes general history books, encyclopedias, dictionaries, other reference materials, images, paintings, sculptures, works of art, religious architecture, comic books, magazines, newspapers, language manuals, symbols – and reading whatever source seems available and that relates to the subject. An interested person can gather articles on the Internet through typing a subject name. The most popular websites are http://www.academia.edu and http://www.scholar.google.com
The Good Historian reads every source imaginable. He or she even investigates the Historical writers who wrote their accounts during a particular historical period, called primary manuscripts. If the historian is real good, then he or she can read on whatever connects to the actual historical participants, even finding out the names of the protagonists. The historian visits private libraries, museum libraries and special collection rooms inside regular libraries. The historian also surveys the inscriptions and documents from the period of study, generally found in state and private archives.
History includes everything and everyone – nothing is thrown out – all things stay connected in some absurd, strange way. This is the reading portion of the Work. From browsing through a crazy amount of reading material, comes an underlying formulation of the Truth. Rather than starting with the Preface and Introduction, reading the bibliography and source pages first – are excellent places to begin.
Writing becomes a necessity after such a sacred journey of the Mind through the Reading Discipline. We, the historical writers, finally choose a selected Historical Period, which comes out of a Component Earth Region. We transform into travelers without actually moving.
The Power of History lies in its answers for contemporary times. Through understanding the Historical Past, one knows the reasons and conditions for the Historical Present.
All Factors have their underlying Conditions. There is no Original anything. Events trigger more Events and then History rebirths – it suddenly bursts alive once again. The Big Wheel keeps on turning. As long as humans live tied asunder to Human Civilization, implying urbanization, writing, reading and all of Civilization’s arts and technologies, then History’s breaths continue to arise and cease, come into being and pass away.
Those of us who practice the Art of History, do not study the dead, but the living ghosts, gods, spirits, energies and collective consciousness of times past, still writhing in agony inside our own contemporary times, all lodged inside our mental perceptions of memory.
Those who do not know History live condemned to suffer grievously for their Ignorance. They live with tight blindfolds tied around their interior brains. Their thinking is terribly disabled unto their own egos. They are bound, slave tied and have no escapes. Those people willingly Stand in Line for the next Rounds of Historical Slaughter.
As History breathes and spurts, and so it also maims and kills. The Rebirths of History depict Human Mental Folly in all its Irony and Ignorance. The Wheel of History just does not stop moving and the Dead Weight of Bad Karma poisons the next generation on the Ship of Fools and the Plains of Idiocy. Only continual change, rise and power, decline and fall are permanent.
All Humans crave the will to power, the power of becoming, and this power of becoming is the root of greed. The rich want more wealth because it breeds greater prestige in the world. The political-economic elites want even more power because it encourages greater fame and renown.
There have been many Military-Political-Economic Conquerors in World History, but they all had to die. They could not take their prizes with them and truly enjoy them in the afterlife. The Pharaohs tried in Egypt. But the grave robbers/colonial archaeologists blurted out the last jokes. All dead human weight transforms into the rotting corpses of putrid muscle, cartilage meat, dried and brittle bone sticks.
The Ones who have transcended this Human failing are those who have become the Conquerors of their own selves – the greatest victors over their own false narratives – transcending their own histories. There is no Eternal Soul, nor Eternal Self, in the created nor uncreated.
History ultimately explains the Truth of Life leading to the Uncertain Time of Death. There also exist the tales on History’s Prophets who have predicted the Time and the Hours of Human Death – yet those same prophets had to die too. And so their prophecies still live – but they do not.
Since we all must die, our physical extermination remains certain. This Truth leads us to understand the Plagues and Snares of past generations. We can free ourselves from the Fool’s Folly: the twin Hydra Heads of Ego Craving and Worldly Grandeur, and the Crazed Trinity of Permanence, Self-Immortality and Eternal Bliss.
History is the Armor against such Mind Madness. Those Sacred Realms of Mental Illusion and Fantasy have never existed, nor do they exist, nor will they ever exist. No Golden Age, nor Paradise, nor Heaven, nor Ambrosia of the Gods, nor Valhalla and Sublime Bliss all together. Gods, Spirits, both Malevolent and Benevolent, and all types of Ghosts, scatter and move among us; the Hellfire and Hellice exist right here, right now. History breathes inside of the Mind, from beginning to end. Endless ruins, tombs and graves fill the dirt, mud, water, grass and sand.
Once again, History is our most powerful Weapon. It fends off all species of Dissembling Liars. It corrects all Loquacious Fools strapped to Ignorance. It immunes the Mind from the Deceptive Techniques of Media Propaganda. History is the Art that possesses such power.
Painting can show an alternative reality. Sculpture can display an unorthodox image. Only History leaves Truth to Stand Alone, whispering the Silent Breaths on the limitless struggles for power over the path of true liberation. Even Distracted Minds hear the Messages. The Art of History analyzes the Truths from the past. Historical Knowledge and Understanding lead to Faith, Mind Armor and Mental Weapons.