Dan Massey

Avatars in Second Life?

For more on Transhuman Erotic Freedom... También en español You can refer back to our last post talking about Krishnamurti as an example of two concepts of avatar as they played out in the life of one person. Initially, Krishna was publicly identified as an avatar representing a fixed system of belief, Theosophy. When he renounced this role that he had been thrust into, his willingness to sacrifice the false social foundation of his life to honor the truth he found in his own mind made him into an avatar of the ...

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Becoming and Being an Avatar—Choosing the Transhuman

For more on Transhuman Erotic Freedom... También en español "I think when one sees something true and beautiful, one wants to tell people about it, out of affection, out of compassion, out of love. ... Can you ask the flower why it grows, why it has perfume? It is for the same reason the speaker talks."                                            —Jiddu Krishnamurti Krishnamurti was "discovered" at age 14 by Charles Leadbeater, a prominent Theosophist, who proclaimed him destined to become ...

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Time to Make Corporations into People? Give me a Break!

For more on Transhuman Erotic Freedom... We want to continue an earlier discussion of the fallacies of the decision of the US Supreme Court in the Citizens United case from a viewpoint of pure logic and how it is a subject with which the legal profession as a whole seems quite unfamiliar. The essential error in the decision in that case stems from the assumption that a corporate person is functionally equivalent in society to an individual. The patent falsity of this concept is well known to political scientists of the rationalist school since the 1940s; however, rationality is not a feature of today’s ...

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Why Has Everyone Lied to Me All My Life?

For more on Transhuman Erotic Freedom... También en español Check out Terence McKenna’a "Culture is Not Your Friend” on YouTube for a quick overview on the subject of this post. From cradle to grave, most of us fail to realize how comprehensively devoid of truth many fundamental precepts of "modern society" actually are. People are always talking to us from the day we are born. Eventually we figure out what they are trying to say and we try to do what they tell us to do, to be a part of “group think.” After a while they tell ...

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What Happens When Atheists Pray?

For more on Transhuman Erotic Freedom... A lot of people seem to think that, by believing in the myths of a religion, they will acquire some sort of privilege above all other people—they can become those chosen by their god to impose his will on the world around them. In return for their dedication, they expect some kind of payoff—a manifold return on their investment. So they pray for what they want. Sometimes they get it. More often they don't. From this many conclude there is no god. Of course they would be more accurate to conclude that there is ...

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Sex Futurism, Erotic Mysticism, and Transhuman Separatism

For more on Transhuman Erotic Freedom... Preparing to launch our redesigned website in the next few weeks, we have been testing alternate tag lines for our banner head, looking for the most accurate way to define our work in less than a half dozen words. This evening (8/3), VenusPlusX hosted a book party in our home for sexologist Gloria Brame PhD, with Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance. Dr. Brame is the keynote speaker at the Alternative Sexualities Conference  in DC (sponsored by the Community-Academic Consortium for Research on ...

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The Crowned and Conquering Child–Transhuman Lord of the New Age

For more on Transhuman Erotic Freedom... Throughout all human history, those who understood the central mysteries of sacred sexuality and gender variation as keys to inner joy and outward satisfaction have hidden away their knowledge of such matters. Why did they conceal this marvelous knowledge, now freely available to all? First, these mysteries are the most direct way to open the inner gates between the purely sensory and the transcendent spiritual experience of the individual. And this inner attainment enables the individual to break free from unfactual and untrue beliefs and habits acquired from the social environment. Once set free, the ...

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Transgender Transhumans! Are you headed to Venus Plus X?

For more on Transhuman Erotic Freedom... También en español Depending on how you space it, VenusPlusX or Venus Plus X, it’s no accident that you may have stumbled over a novel by Theodore Sturgeon of the same name. Since first reading Venus Plus X in 1960, it has invoked a strong resonance with my own inner truth even though it was Sturgeon’s creative imagination, a perhaps fantasy. It is our namesake because it stands as the earliest and still clearest exposition of the world’s essential ideas and ideals in the world of sex and gender, and guides the our work ...

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…and The Model is Not the Action (Sex is not Gender)

For more on Transhuman Erotic Freedom... The field of General Semantics introduces patterns of thought required for success in computer programming and related subjects, and I’ve been struck by how much its basic ideas of cleaning up human thought by insisting on principles like "the map is not the territory" correspond to real life and all language. In the 1930s, when Korzybski began to popularize this thought, relatively few people were interested in this subject that had largely been the domain of professional philosophers. Today, this sentiment is so commonplace in many technological areas it is hardly ...

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The Name is not the Thing and…

For more on Transhuman Erotic Freedom... This is the story of the great change in the accepted understanding of human language that occurred in the last century and how it is forcing extensive public reevaluation of large bodies of "received wisdom." In less than one century a logical/linguistic misconception has become a hallmark of ignorance and illiteracy. It has so dominated popular thought as to give rise to so-called "Christian Fundamentalism" and numerous other literalist philosophies that greatly inhibit social progress. The second part of this story will explain another logical/linguistic misconception that continues to distort human understanding of the foundation ...

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