or: Pushing apparently-objective epistemology to the limit
Mark Passio is a metaphysical researcher who was once a member of Anton LaVey's Church of Satan (whose members are not faith-based believers but "skeptical atheists" — the Hebrew root of the word "Satan" being "opposer" or "one who questions"). Having left that path, he began studying the Western occult tradition (what he often calls dark occultism and the mystery schools), later explaining his findings on his website What On Earth Is Happening.
As his website states, his intention is to bring light upon the following:
- The components of our own Consciousness
- How to recognize Truth and Deception
- The Emotional Polarities we experience in our lives
- The differences between Magic and Sorcery
- What a healthy or destructive Worldview looks like
- The basic nature of Good and Evil
- The basic nature of the problem we collectively face as a species
- The forces of Dark Occultism at work in our lives
- The multi-faceted methods by which human consciousness is manipulated on a daily basis
- The underlying agenda of those performing the manipulation
- What Natural Law is and how it contrasts with the law of man
- What Sovereignty and Anarchy really mean
- Grassroots Solutions that anyone can employ to begin to turn the tide and heal the damage that has been done to our ourselves and our world
These are ideas that we are 100% in tune with, while at the same time believing that Passio's understanding of reality is incomplete. That which Passio knows, he knows, but we suggest that, if considering the ontological ground zero (cogito ergo sum) and employ methodological skepticism, as we do here on The Biggest Picture, then the subjective reality metaparadigm seems to have better explanatory power than the objective reality metaparadigm. As far as we can tell, the bulk of Passio's work is largely in harmony with the new metaparadigm, and can be (and should be) subsumed by it.
Passio's work on ponerology (the study of evil) and Natural Law is probably worthy of a Nobel Peace Price. We would suggest that all researchers research Passio's material on Natural Law, so that we can all truly be on the same page in regards to human liberty and freedom. Passio recommends above all the books The End of All Evil by Jeremy Locke and The Most Dangerous Superstition by Larken Rose — "burn all other books" if only these two survive, says Passio.
By investigating etymologies and the intended meaning as understood by the mystery schools, Passio elucidates the true meaning behind critically important words that we use in our everyday lives without fully comprehending their actual meaning. Passio's elucidation of the precise definitions represent the original intent (meaning) behind the words, while the common understanding is distorted by meanings created by the control system.
Passio points out the programmable nature of humans, in a way very similar to (and complementary to) Bruce Lipton. Like Lipton, Passio points out that the first 6 years, the "formative years" of the child, is the life period during which belief systems become crystallized, as the brain (receiver antenna) is operating in theta brainwave frequency as a grounded state.
If the programmed beliefs are out of alignment with the true self, the child will be more likely to serve as another cog in the wheel in the control system.
Passio expands the definition of religion from just cultural religions to 4 others: the belief in "authority"/statism/government/politics, money, scientism, and the New Age movement. We certainly agree with the first 3 — and to some extent the 4th. The New Age movement has as many goofballs as any other loose grouping of people, but that doesn't mean one can throw out the baby with the bath water.
Based on the Hermetic principles, Natural Law is a definitional key to understanding true freedom.
Passio powerfully shows that common sense really means the ability to distinguish right from wrong; that morality is actually common sense. Passio synthesizes the mystery traditions into the understanding that rights are actions. A Right is an action that does no harm to another human/sentient being. A Wrong is an action that causes harm to another human/sentient being. (At least human).
Natural Law logically derives anarchy, with the understanding of the objective [definitional] difference between Right and Wrong — thus exposing the belief in authority as an illusion of a diseased psyche.
In this 9-hour seminar, Passio elucidates the real, original, intended meaning of words that describe the natural rights of human beings:
Mark Passio: Natural Law Seminar - FULL version
On October 19th, 2013 Mark Passio presented his seminar "Natural Law: The REAL Law of Attraction" at the Yale Omni, organized by Arthur Capozzi & Christopher Capozzi, and produced for distribution by Tragedy and Hope dot com.
At the bottom of this page are images of Passio's most important slides from the presentation (the full 9-hour presentation is still highly recommended viewing, however).
What Passio is missing
Passio is a beacon of light in the darkness of the objective reality metaparadigm. What The Biggest Picture is proposing, however, is that the objective reality metaparadigm is really nothing but a tiny speck of darkness in the light of the subjective reality metaparadigm.
Distinguishing his understanding of how reality is created from the "common New Age notion", Passio says:
Each individual is not creating their own reality. In the aggregate, humanity is co-creating the collective shared experience that we are all undergoing. We collectively create our shared experience. Not "each individual creates the reality that everybody experiences". Yeah, you do create a microcosmic aspect of how you experience your life, ...
The Biggest Picture suggests Passio is missing a larger paradigm — one that is not necessarily in contradiction to his understanding, which is constrained to a 4-dimensional spacetime understanding of reality. In fact we are proposing that both of those two ideas ("each individual creates the reality" and is "co-creating the collective shared experience") are compatible and true.
Passio is making the mistaken assumption that a subjective reality model implies solipsism. This is a failure of imagination — specifically of higher-dimensional thinking and the magnitude of infinity. It is defined in philosophical terms as the equating of anti-realism (no objective reality) and solipsism (no other minds). One does not necessarily imply the other. Other metaphysically-advanced critics of the Law of Attraction (and the more general idea of the New Age movement) have made the same assumption.
Passio seems to believe that nonduality (unity consciousness, or nondual awareness) is "the total unification of one's thoughts, emotions, and actions". This is an accurate description from the perspective of the Physical Mind in the 4th dimension, but it is an incomplete understanding in that it is also the unification of all levels of consciousness above the Physical Mind beyond the 4th dimension.
Passio seems to have fallen for the assumption that science is sufficiently "authoritative" to be considered to be the only appropriate ontological starting point. Passio, like Bashar, points out that it comes down to the old adage of know thyself. We suggest that Passio doesn't yet fully know thyself (and that Bashar does), even if Passio may be epistemologically (but perhaps not ontologically) ahead of most people.
Passio hasn't exposed himself to information about the idea of the higher causal realm of the 5th dimension, i.e. the causal mechanics beyond 4-dimensional spacetime posited by the (non-VR model of the) subjective reality metaparadigm and elucidated by Bashar.
Higher-dimensional thinking is what allows the logical mind to bridge nonduality with the dimensionality model of theoretical physics, with the introduction of the concept of the Higher Mind — the 5th-dimensional aspect of the self that reflects back a physical manifestation based on the vibrational resonance of how one feels (one's state of being) — the dynamics of which are described by the Law of Attraction.
According to this logic, the experiences of time and causality are thus not 4th-dimensional phenomena, but are shifts in the 6th dimension from one parallel reality frame to the next, in the VR-like multidimensional physical phase space created by the non-physical soul, all parallel realities really existing simultaneously in the here and now.
Causality vs. change as the only constant
Passio sees causality as the only constant (see for example at 1:11 into his video The Matrix Trilogy Decoded), and this seems to be correct from a 4-dimensional spacetime perspective in which time exists linearly "outside of", independent from, space. However, if everything exists holographically here and now (2nd and 3rd Laws of Creation), it follows logically that reality manifestation is ultimately non-causal.
The 5th Law of Creation states that change is the only constant in Creation. The "constants" of physics do not appear to actually be constants either, as Rupert Sheldrake elucidates.
Notice that before one perceives causality, one perceives change. Change, always previous in the observational chain before causality, is the only fundamental constant that we can verify empirically. One can observe change and never not-observe it. One cannot universally observe (4-dimensional) causality — and even if we could, that would give no indication of the role of dimensions beyond the 4th. So one cannot assume causality is a fundamental quality of reality, much less a constant. Change is clearly more fundamental than causality, and so far as we can perceive, it's without doubt a constant. So if there is only one constant, then this is the one. When we have diverse channeled messages communicating this idea, we ought to pay attention.
Remember, there are only two mistakes that one can ever make on the path to truth: not starting, and not going all the way.
Before we can know what knowing is, we have to know what reality is. Ontology preceeds epistemology, because all knowledge can be doubted, but existence cannot (as denoted by Descartes' cogito ergo sum). Passio may have the most advanced epistemology within the objective reality metaparadigm, while Bashar has the most advanced epistemology of the subjective reality metaparadigm. Which metaparadigm is the correct ontology?
Bashar - Ayahuasca, Healing
Bashar explains what Know Thyself means.
Physicist Tom Campbell, using a virtual reality model, has created the first Theory of Everything of the subjective reality metaparadigm. Bashar's non-VR but multidimensional model of the subjective reality metaparadigm seems more appealing, more logical, and more fundamentally simple — and he claims he (and his Essassani hybrid civilization) knows it is the correct ontology, and he does appear to be able to answer any and all questions asked to him about any conceivable subject.
Sources of information
As Passio points out, the quality of our understanding is derived from, and correlates to, the quality of the information, and sources of information, we each expose ourselves to. Our sources and Passio's sources overlap to a great degree — and we especially resonate with Passio's statement "Terence McKenna never fails to amaze me" — but Passio seems to have, at least to some degree — as did Terence McKenna (though in a pre-YouTube era) — thrown the channeled sources of information out with the bath water, assuming that they are, in general, deceptions to keep us in a state of inaction, so that the control system can continue its consolidation of "power" (mind-control effectivity) over the destiny of humanity.
The amount of anecdotal material that would come pouring forth if these things were stressed I think would shock everyone. And somehow it has to be taken out — and this is a really sensitive issue that is very hard to talk about. How could such a screwy notion be taken out of the hands of squirrels? In other words, we have no shortage of people assuring us that aliens of all sorts are channeling left, channeling right, this, that, the other thing... The problem is the reverse of the problem in radio telescopy, where they search the skies and get nothing; our problem is just a cacophony of hysterical claim-making. Where do you begin, you know? The Urantia book, you got the Nine, you got all kinds — and this is not a new phenomenon; it's, well, you can choose your point, but certainly since the onset of Theosophy and Alice Bailey's school, and there's been a lot of channeling in the 20th century. So the problem is one of filters. Which aliens do you believe, and how do you tell garbage from the real thing? And I think this is a problem for information theorists — it's a poker playing problem, essentially, and shouldn't be difficult to solve if we apply ourselves to it; it's just that, for us, the notion of a dialogue with an interior other, is... psychopathy; so, we're very "leary" of that... [audience laughter].
And this is the challenge that this website has taken up. The primary catalyzer, however, is Bashar, who is by far the most convincing of the channeled sources to the logical mind. We welcome Passio to research Bashar's message and determine for himself if the ontology he presents (as if obvious truth, interestingly) has superior explanatory power than the fundamentally-objective reality ontology Passio is currently operating within — perhaps after clarifying the definitional distinction between the ideas of anti-realism and solipsism.
Passio on carn(ivor)ism vs. veganism
Mark Passio About Meat-Eaters
Passio may be correct in his understanding of carnism/carnivorism as Wrong (i.e. an act in violation of natural law, because it causes harm to another sentient being), while at the same time on the soul level it still may be an act of love, because our planet does have naturally-occurring predation (and even parasitism; even if these may have been introduced by ET consciousnesses).
Bashar points out that the animals — who are not disconnected from the awareness of their higher being as we are, and thus understand that they do not end — are willing to sacrifice themselves for the purpose of acting as a reflection of our own brutality:
It is not the idea of saying "oh gosh, I hope I'm going to be abused today" — that's not what is meant by choosing that experience. What is meant is there is the realization that they can somehow perform a service by putting themselves in a situation that can have the effect of allowing people to see things differently — you understand? So, the idea is that they may be willing — of course plants and animals know even better than most humans that life is transcendent and transitory and they know they do not "end" — therefore many of them are willing to perform the service of allowing the humans to learn the lesson of balancing things out and doing things in a positive and constructive way by actually allowing themselves sometimes to be part and parcel of the abusive scenarios that are created on your planet, so that perhaps it will cause a response for humans to realize that there might be another way they would prefer to interact with the nature around them. Do you follow?
Of course, there is a big difference between the original intent, and degree of respect, behind human predation of animals and farming, and the mechanized meat factory CAFOs (confined animal feeding operations) of modern industrialized farming — which, by any criteria of compassion, is a monstrosity. The proteins, fat, B vitamins, minerals, etc, that the human body requires to function adequately/optimally can all be found in non-animal food sources, especially in the superfoods (e.g. cacao, goji berries, hemp/pumpkin/chia seeds), but only a few generations ago these food sources were scarcely available.
Bashar also says that some human bodies do still require the idea of sustenance from animal sources, so, even though we agree with Passio on a fundamental level — and this understanding is reflected in beings in the higher densities, who eat less and less dense foods until that type of energy source (living things) is no longer required at all — we suggest that the distinction of "sentient/human beings" serves as a stepping stone. Whether "truly natural" or introduced externally at some point, species on the Earth eat other species, and apparently sometimes even their own species — and this not only "as a result of extreme food shortages or artificial conditions, but commonly occurs under natural conditions in a variety of species." There is also the question of sentience in smaller beings, such as when we accidentally step on an ant or smaller creature, or the thousands of bacteria (and other microorganisms such as parasites, symbiotic archaea and phages, etc) we are killing every second by merely being alive as humans.
Natural Law seminar slides
9 hours condensed into as few minutes as one needs to pause and reflect upon these ideas:
A tiny sampling of Passio's incredible amount of powerful cutting-edge truth information:
Mark Passio Explains War on ISIS in 2008
PLEASE SHARE! This is an important video right now! I couldn't believe what I was watching when I saw this portion of Mark Passio's lecture "What on Earth is Happening." It's pretty obvious that the people pulling this shit off are laughing their asses off at us. Hardly even trying to veil the deep occult underpinnings of the foreign policy decisions that are being made I recommend checking out Mark Passio's work. He has so much info that it is incredible. Watch his Natural Law seminar, and anything else you wish. You will become much smarter and have a better understanding of "What on Earth is Happening."
The Seven Hermetic Principles - Mark Passio
Four of the seven "Hermetic Principles" that define the natural laws of the universe are intimately connected to the mirrors process, they are the Principle of Correspondence, of Polarity, of Cause and Effect, and of Gender. Mastering the mirrors process is the single most important spiritual step that a person can take to transforming their life and taking back their personal power. This process is a practical way to unravel the patterns of "why" your life is manifesting as it is, and "why" you behave and experience life as you do. Once all of the mirrors are understood, you can then experience life in a conscious manner, rather than the old, repetitive unconscious fashion that you used to experience life. Life doesn't happen to you anymore, as you now get to make life happen.
Mark Passio - What On Earth Is Happening - FULL
9 Hours and 31 Minutes (FULL version)
What On Earth Is Happening is a culmination of many years of extensive research and investigation into the nature of our shared reality. It is a journey of self-exploration, examining human Consciousness and the way it relates to the universal problems which we currently face as a species.
Part 1: Consciousness, Polarity & The Brain
Themes: the nature of human Consciousness; the Emotional Polarities and their internal and external manifestations; the structure of the human brain; Magic vs. Sorcery; the nature of Good and Evil; brain imbalance explained.
Part 2: Occult Influence, Mind Control Techniques, & Astro-Theology
Themes: the basic nature of the most significant problem we collectively face as a species; an introduction to the hidden forces of Dark Occultism at work in our lives; the multi-faceted methods by which human Consciousness is manipulated on a daily basis; understanding religion as Astro-Theology.
Part 3: Subversive Use Of Symbolism, The Hegelian Dialectic, & The Globalist Agenda
Themes: how symbolism is used for influence and control; specific symbols and their interpretations; the Hegelian Dialectic; a breakdown of the 9/11 ritual; an analysis of the globalist esoteric agenda.
[Recorded December 2008 by Karen DeBiasse and David Simmons. Original upload in parts: http://youtu.be/x4aW1hGswEY]