POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGICAL MOMENTUM

526707_10151161308506608_1069795696_nArticle by Mark I Rasskazov.

Human power grows from positive resonance with the superorganism.  In a well-functioning system, intelligence, competence, and respectability are rewarded, because they increase the health and benevolence of the system as a whole.  This happens when the people in charge have an expansive sense of self which is well integrated into the system they guide (and great leadership is primarily the guidance of the led and the enabling of their success and personal power-integration).  This is the benevolence-power.  Unfortunately, all too frequently, we encounter a different situation in our institutions and organizations today — in the private world, and much more in the government organizations.  Too frequently, the super-organism has dysfunction stemming from the people at the top, and spreading inexorably to the bottom.

The reason that positive psychological momentum is so important is that it is the repository of mental positivity that makes us psychologically attractive to our fellow human beings — facilitating the human connections that make success more likely; and it feeds into our self-esteem, which increases self-confidence, without which it is impossible to exercise any conviction related to the truth as we see it — and without this, we are bound to become impotent victims of whatever current happens to carry us along; and the current of the zeitgeist today is carrying us swiftly over the edge of a rocky cliff.  If you want to be successful: be happy!

SnooksituationA dysfunctional system uplifts the ignorant, the sycophantic, and those that habitually engage in self-deception.  One cannot overestimate the importance of positive psychological momentum to the increase of personal power — and a dysfunctional system designs situations such that an intelligent, self-honest human being is kept in a constant state of self-defeating negativity, anger, and discontent.  This creates a natural advantage for those who are stupid and ignorant — and provides an incentive for the intellectually capable to adapt by engaging in constant self-deception — which, while making it easier to establish positive psychological momentum in the short term, undermines the bedrock of their character in the long-term, potentially stunting their intellectual development permanently; thus feeding back into the vortex of socio-intellectual destruction.

To overcome this, the Transegoist must relearn what our society has attempted to weed out of the human psyche: that his natural state is that of a predatory animal.  Most of the people that still have a predatory instinct are, incidentally, the same people who are the most successful in the system; the ones who are too stupid to be susceptible to the subtleties of the anti-humanist zeitgeist being brought to bear upon them in their schools, churches, and colleges.  The intelligent must rediscover their instincts — our eyes are at the front of our heads; we were designed by both God and nature to tear flesh from bone.

200px-Objectivist1Now, this is not to say that we should hunt people down, or commit acts of violence against innocents; on the contrary, we need to embrace our warrior spirits in resistance to evil.  And evil people have the instinct, not of a predator, but of a parasite.  A predator’s instinct is to weed out the weak.  A parasite’s instinct is to destroy the strong.  A healthy predator increases the viability of the superorganism.  A parasite destroys the superorganism by bringing the strong to their knees.  The parasitic and the weak have a symbiotic relationship: the parasite clears the way for the weak by destroying the strong, and the weak lend credence to the siren-call of the parasite by ineptly blundering into situations that make the arguments of the parasite seem rational.  Practically, the parasite is defeated by the strong when the strong recognizes, and hypnotically inculcates into his psyche: «I am superior to the system.»  Upon the integration of this thought into his soul — a process which takes years — the individual must proceed to think carefully about how to interact with the system.  There are three factors that must be taken under consideration:

1.  His rediscovery of his predatory soul enables him to shed false guilt inculcated into him by the parasitic educational system.  This frees his mind to reestablish positive psychological momentum.

2.  This momentum is sustained by identifying the elements of strength within the system and integrating with them.

3.  This momentum is protected by identifying when confrontation with weak people and dysfunctional superorganismal elements is either necessary, or worth the risk.

Successful implementation of this by superior individuals defeats systemic dysfunction.

It can be done.

If you are strong then exercise your will to take heart and take power.

Rise with us.

TRANSEGOISM

Article by Mark I Rasskazov, Editor in Chief.

Transegoism is the philosophy of directed self-destruction and reconstruction.

In order to fulfill our destinies as human beings, we must rise above what we are and become what we can be.

Thus, the proper human experience is a linear state of constant becoming within the holistic state of participating in the constant state of The Universal Being.

Human greatness is a phoenix of destructive immortality — not of the objective, but of the subjective — constantly refining its genetic code to greater heights and states of being inconceivable to one’s current understanding.

This is accomplished, not by struggling against the real, but by incisive perception of the real, and adjustment to it — spiritual evolution.

Transegoists believe in the transcendence of the self; not in the sense of the embrace of altruism — an idea which has been a blight upon human existence — but in the sense that:

1.  The individual transcends what he currently is to become what he is destined to be, and

2.  The individual acknowledges the Universal Being which is compiled of all of the real — in the same sense that the individual is compiled by his DNA and individual cells — that he is fundamentally connected to his fellow man and to the Universe as a Whole.

Metaphysically, we believe things are what they are, and that all things are fundamentally connected — that the physical and spiritual realms are two aspects of a single Truth.

Our epistemology is that man has been endowed by the Creator with the ability to comprehend the real, and may use that information to destroy and recreate himself.

Our aesthetic is that art should uplift mankind while enabling us to more deeply perceive and understand the real — and experience what can be created by us from it.

Ethically, we hold that man is a heroic being with a spark of the divine, who must work out in himself what the Universe has destined for him to become.  We believe that man must accept responsibility for himself — not only for what he does, but for what he is; and shape himself according to the level of enlightenment he has achieved.

Politically, we hold that the Universal Personality will emerge as a natural consequence once mankind enjoys a state of perfect individual freedom.

Our motto:

«Take heart!  Take power!  Rise above!»

We are becoming what we are.

We are experiencing the divine.

Rise with us.

The symbol of the Transegoist philosophy

SUBRATIONALITY

«The heart has reason of which reason knows not.»

—Blaise Pascal

This simple statement rings very true to me.  It is my conviction that, on some level, human beings are entirely, 100% rational; although they may not fully understand their own line of reasoning.  Thus, the common view of man as a being struggling between a rational self and an emotional (and, by popular implication, irrational) self, is deeply inaccurate.

Emotions are automatic responses to phenomena based upon those phenomenas’ relationships to the subject’s true value system.  For example, a man who believes that a person’s body-ownership is sacrosanct will be deeply upset if he witnesses a rape.  A man who believes that killing someone is never right, regardless of the circumstances, will experience feelings of horror in the face of wars and executions, while someone who believes that under certain circumstances killing is necessary, may or may not experience the same emotions while witnessing the same events.  Therefore, emotions, contrary to popular understanding, can, in fact, be thought of as rational responses to phenomena.

Furthermore, without realizing it, we frequently act upon unidentified and unscrutinized emotional responses.  People who do this regularly (act without being able to identify the reasons for acting in such a way, post-facto) are typically thought of as «impulsive,» yet, I maintain, the reasons are there; they may be obscure, and they probably are not well thought out, yet they are there.

«Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.»

—Aliester Crowley

This statement is entirely correct, although, perhaps not in the sense that the author meant.  Mr. Crowley (of Black Sabbath fame) was a prominent Satanist and Hedonist.  Although the man was frequently cryptic of speech, one might imagine that what he meant by the statement was that one should not be held back by what he considered to be frivolous moral principles.

However, there is another possible meaning to this statement, which I think is perhaps more thoroughly accurate: that our actual value system, in conjunction with a man’s strength of character operates as law which, consciously or unconsciously, guides that man’s behavior by means of constituting his will.

So if you do a thing which is not consistent with your system of values as you understand them, what you must ask yourself is, «Is my understanding of my own value system incorrect, or is some short term sense of gratification able to override what I believe to be right?»