Threshold Psychology – Introduction

Threshold Psychology presently stands as a collection of starts, hints and clues – topics intended to be developed further – plus a few extracts from other Threshold publications. The psychological perspective of this work is common to all the Threshold disciplines, including Threshold Wellness/Illness, Threshold Science and Threshold Mathematics. So, inevitably, there will be some overlapping.

Threshold Psychology stands distinct from the various denominations of Western psychology, psychiatry and psychotherapy. This is primarily because they lack the cosmic overview and insight gained from the Threshold perspective, as will be explained. Because their thinking is limited to the out-look from the point of view or view-point of separate units of consciousness, looking out from within a physical body, they lack an all-encompassing, inward perspective.

From the Threshold perspective there exists a primal universal consciousness of which each individual being is essentially a focal point, clothed in physical matter. But within the other related Western disciplines, consciousness is normally assumed to refer only to individual or group consciousness, without any reference to its universal dimension. That’s because in Western materialistic science there has as yet been no acknowledgement of the pre-physical dimension of our world. Yet a clear example of this is the image in an architect’s mind of a building that doesn’t yet physically exist.

This difference of perspective on consciousness is crucial. For all psychology is essentially about consciousness, the non-physical dimension of our lives. Yet orthodox psychology is still heavily influenced by the materialistic physical sciences which are not equipped or competent to handle the non-physical phenomena of our lives, and are thus inadequate and inappropriate for applying to this dimension.

For example, there can be no realistic quantifying or mathematical formulae applicable to such experiential realities as love, joy or longing – other than by way of over-simplistic, unreliable estimating of transient feelings, followed by statistical analysis of this dubious data. Thus the obsessive fixation of many Western experimentalists on the physical brain and the endless ways its functioning can be measured and statistically related to psychological phenomena.

The basic assumption

The first basic assumption of Threshold Psychology is the primacy of consciousness, an awareness that consciousness is the universal, primal essence of all that we humans can know and experience – ie as thoughts, ideas, feelings, and experiences of energy and matter. Grasping this premise brings coherence to the fragmented confusion that’s evidently prevailing worldwide at present.

Discovering this underlying and overriding coherence brings an enhanced understanding and the realisation that our lives on Earth do have meaning and purpose. And purpose, as used here, does not carry any religious implications. Nor does it mean childish fantasy ambitions to be a ‘winner’, regarding wealth, status, fame or superficial authority and worldly power. A sense of meaning and purpose also brings a heightened sense of responsibility.

By contrast, handing over to others one’s individual responsibility as a human being, while seeking the comfort and reassurance of belonging to this or that group – religious, ethnic, national, professional or whatever – is psychologically limiting, and especially so if that group demands loyalty at the expense of personal integrity.

The tone of this work is necessarily impersonal because its perspective is from a level beyond individual personality concerns, and some unfamiliar terms are used to clarify this distinction.

Also, the three basic Threshold principles are just the bare essentials for this fuller understanding of our lives and our world. Yet they account for the richness and diversity of all the qualities we experience, and all the cultures, myths, legends, stories, characters and plots that have emerged in the evolving of human consciousness on Earth.

One way to check the validity of the Threshold perspective is to ‘test-drive’ it for yourself, ie to temporarily adopt its assumptions for perhaps a few months and apply it to all aspects of your life. This requires an open-minded, unprejudiced attitude, without which it’s not worth trying.

A chess analogy

To illustrate the value of the Threshold perspective, in enabling one to think ‘outside the box’, ie beyond the limiting parameters of any particular discipline or closed system, here’s a simple analogy. A chess champion’s failure to overcome an apparently insignificant challenge could not be explained by the chess experts after lengthy obsessive expert analysis of all the moves made on the ‘square of squares’ chessboard. But when attention was paid to the state of mind, attitude and body of the champion at the time, in contrast to that of the challenger, the reasons for the unexpected outcome became clear… (continued)

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Threshold Mathematics: Introduction

This work is a small start towards a mathematics of the Threshold, the dynamic interface between the pre-physical and the physical-material realms of being. This Threshold can be compared, to the transitional threshold levels in the physical-material world at which gaseous vapour becomes liquid water and liquid water becomes solid ice.

The Threshold perspective is a psychological one which both overviews and penetrates to the heart of the whole discipline of mathematics, so as to see it within its greater cosmic context, and thus as a sub-culture functioning within a much bigger picture. This enables issues within current mathematics to be approached from beyond its own strict boundaries, assumptions and conventions.

Threshold Mathematics is not an alternative system in opposition to current orthodox mathematics. It is the basis of an emerging language, intended to bring increasing coherence to our human understanding of the dynamics of conscious being and the vitality of life itself.

Thus it deals with a dynamic dimensionality beyond physical space and time, and beyond the extremely useful but limited world of Euclidean mathematics. It’s also not a purely abstract or platonic discipline, detached from the reality of the physical world. And it’s not trapped, inertia-bound, in the currently prevailing conventional number system, which is inadequate for handling that greater reality.

Threshold Mathematics is, in essence, the mathematics of conscious being, which involves detecting and understanding various patterns of phenomena that lead to a fuller understanding of:

– how the cosmos and individual I came into existence and continue to function,

– how individual I relate to the cosmos, at both the pre-physical and physical-material levels,

– how individual I relate to other entities within the cosmos

– how the concepts of time and space fit into this perspective.

This involves developing a sense of presence, engagement and participation in the evolving cosmos.

It also transcends the familiar Western distinction between subjective and objective, which implies a significant progression beyond the conventional notion that pure mathematics is necessarily objective and abstract.

“Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe” is an alleged quote from Galileo, an early pioneer of Western materialistic science. Others have made similar claims that mathematics is the language of nature and so on.

These can be interpreted as ways of asserting that there is a coherent order to be found behind the apparent superficial randomness and disorder of the everyday world in which humans live their lives. But given that physical-materialistic science and its associated mathematics have proved sterile in helping humanity comprehend the rich, multi-level subtleties of conscious life, another kind of mathematics is needed to serve as a more appropriate language for this purpose.

Threshold Mathematics offers an inclusive and comprehensive approach to understanding the basics of cosmic order and functioning. It opens up a simple, coded, diagrammatic way of describing the dynamics of being a human individual within our greater cosmic context. Each individual being is understood to be a focal point unit of consciousness, and an integral part of a greater inclusive presence of conscious being, called in this work universal consciousness, UC (a non-religious concept).

Threshold Mathematics deals with the pre-physical realm beyond the scope of physical physics, and brings a coherent rationality to the supposedly counter-intuitive quantum world. It’s based on three axiomatic principles governing how the cosmos, including all that it comprises, originated and continues to function. These are outlined in The Becoming chapter in Notes from the Threshold, which sets out the essentials of the whole Threshold Perspective.

Threshold Mathematics, meanwhile, has resolved certain key mathematical ‘problems’ which for centuries had remained unresolvable to mathematicians working within the limitations of conventional mathematics and especially its number system. For example, revealed is the rationality, the rationale, of the so-called irrational numbers, and the previously undiscovered order governing the sequence of the prime numbers, first published online in 2006 in The Primal Code.

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Introducing: Mama SCAB

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In 1694 the Bank of England was set up as banker to the then Kingdom of Great Britain,

an event seen by some as the handing over of English sovereignty to a group of financiers.

That, in effect, created the kind of monopolistic institution now known as a central bank.

Later the Rothschild family business moved in and set up other branches across Europe,

and in the mid 20th century established three arch-banks: the World Bank, IMF and BIS.

This financial empire thus became the global syndicate of central and arch-banks, SCAB,

or Mama SCAB because, from the Threshold perspective,

                                   it’s an expression of humankind’s feminine aspect from the descent era.                                                (see Notes from the Threshold at http://www.pathwayinitiatives.co.uk)

Mama SCAB, in cartoon imagery, is the spider whose enticing global web of debt money

entraps the separate, competing nation states, sucks them dry and leaves them depleted.

And it’s her IMF that issues the currency called SDRs, Special Drawing Rights,

that’s used for financial transactions between nation states –

one more way in which the world has become ever more indebted to,

dependent on and controlled by Mama SCAB.

Papa State

In this work Papa State is a symbolic figure representing the archetypal nation state,

so-called because it’s essentially an expression of humanity’s masculine aspect,

a domineering ‘father figure’ from the descent into matter era.

His many symbolic ‘sons’ are the world’s nation states,

each with its own bit of territory and a population to control and exploit….

…So, an ongoing mutually interdependent partnership can be recognised

between the masculine nation state and the feminine central banking syndicate, SCAB,

which has a (daughter) branch lodged within the territory of almost every nation state…

and the couple are seen symbolically as locked into a loveless marriage of convenience

in which Mama is increasingly in control saince she controls the world’s money supply.

Thus the ongoing adversarial tension between them,

as Papa State tries to exert his dwindling power and authority over Mama SCAB

who is continuously undermining and subtly sabotaging his efforts.

…The context is a world in which humankind has become addicted to

and dependent on Mama SCAB‘s ‘debt money’,

as she sits like a spider in the middle of her worldwide web of debt.

And Papa State‘s many symbolic sons, the nation states of the world,

are always in rivalry with one another and requiring more of Mama‘s money

to fund their extravagant lifestyles and wars…

However, Mama, although in control, still needs the status and protection

that only Papa State can provide.

So, she marries off each of her symbolic daughters, the central banks of the world,

to one of his sons… to lodge in that state’s territory

and control things there for her from behind the scenes.

The exception to this pattern is the jewish State of Israel

which, through a bit of dot-joining and inferring, 

appears to be sponsored and funded by SCAB

Excerpts from Notes from the Threshold & The Threshold Perspective Dialogues

Now almost all money worldwide is issued in the form of interest-bearing loans by the central bank in each country, to whom it is all ultimately owed. The world, in effect, operates on debt money, through loans, mortgages, card credit etc. Only a tiny percentage of the total money supply today is created free from debt, and that’s the physical notes and coins still issued,  interest-free, directly by nation states.                                                                                       from Notes from the Threshold                                                                                                                                             

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Here’s an extract from The Threshold Perspective Dialogues. (The protagonist addresses the investigator as “doctor” in a semi-humorous way.)

 “…Think about it – just about everywhere in the world, people are struggling and squabbling about what they’re told, and believe, is a ‘shortage of money’. Yet no one is asking why, how come or where does this non-existent, imaginary stuff come from, or who produces it and controls its supply into the world. It’s certainly not governments, since they’re all struggling with their own long term debt and budget deficit problems.

And you don’t have to be a mathematical genius to understand the basic trick. If SCAB lends £100 into the world at 5% per annum interest, then at the end of that year £105 will be owed to SCAB – that is, £5 more than the £100 that was put in. Multiply that process up into the trillions lent over several centuries, and it becomes obvious how the world has run up a vast amount of debt that’s mathematically impossible to repay and is ultimately owed to SCAB… whose clever divide-and-rule trick has been to keep all individuals, groups and nations competing against one another – all too pre-occupied with money ‘games’ to realise that they’re the exploited victims of a huge global scam.

…So this is the moment when the dark, murky secrets of Mama SCAB need to be revealed – not out of any malice or vindictiveness, but simply for the future wellbeing of humankind. For a start, one major deception that’s complicitly perpetuated by all the media experts could be ended instantly, and that is the pretence that the various SCAB institutions, such as the IMF and all the central banks, are somehow separate, independent organisations…

…But about money, there can’t be many areas of life on Earth today where ‘not enough money’ isn’t a daily concern. That’s because just about everything nowadays gets translated into money terms, and so everything has its price tag. Why? How come? Well, this has been  one of SCAB‘s major propaganda successes – tricking humanity into believing that we need money just like we need air and water… a delusion reinforced daily through the world’s mass media and education systems.

Yet money doesn’t exist. It’s one of the great illusions, one of the great scams of human history – how the basic, practical idea of money was long ago hi-jacked by devious moneylenders… and how the present make-believe ‘money scores’ game has been exploited to keep humanity fearful and greedy, in a permanent attitude of rivalry and thus distracted, so that ruling elites can carry on with their privileged lifestyles. How can there be real shortages of something that doesn’t exist? It’s all in the mind, isn’t it, doctor?”

If you say so. Now please continue.

“There is a fairly clear and concise explanation of this in Notes from the Threshold, so I won’t go over it all now… except to say that it’s also the key to one of the major conundrums of our time: how there can be an abundance of food and other basic resources in the world, yet so many people struggling to survive in conditions of dire deficiency… how there can be such a gaping divide between the tiny minority, the one percent living way in excess of real need and the vast majority deprived of the essentials for a basic decent life.

It’s because most people are still unquestioning victims of the money trick. And you don’t have to be familiar with all the nuts and bolts mechanics of how it’s done to realise you’re being deceived. And when the trick is further exploited… ie when SCAB and its associates seize land and property from debtors who can no longer pay the ever-accumulating interest due, this amounts to legalised larceny and fraud. And, remember, this is the seizing of real assets in place of ‘pretend money’ debts, originally created out of nothing… like the Greek State in 2011 being pressurised to sell off various ‘national assets’ cheaply to Mama SCAB‘s IMF and others. Which makes these ‘banksters’ a newer kind of land-grabbing aristocrats who consider themselves superior human beings, somehow deserving of a life of excessive wealth, privileges and authority.

In simple terms, this is why Mama SCAB wants the world to eat, sleep and breathe money, ie to remain addicted to it… because the more money the world borrows from her, the richer and more powerful she becomes… as long as enough people continue to play along with this global scam, for fear of being punished one way or another. Thus you have all her media stooges and the rating agencies obediently complying with her demands… and speaking her ‘monetising’ jargon, which then shapes how the general public think as she outwits the masculine sovereign state politicians in this perverse ongoing double act.”

So, what would you suggest as a viable plan for the post-money era?

“Well, first we need to focus on how the present corrupt money system operates, what needs short-term fixing to make it fair and just. Then it’s a matter of what longer-term redesigning is required to meet humanity’s real needs. …instead of continuing to feed the selfish greed continuously stoked up by the media outpouring of propaganda supporting SCAB‘s dark agenda? So, going back to your question, the only tendency I have that’s anything like an obsession regarding money is a fascination with the psychology of how easily people can deceive themselves, be deceived and keep deceiving others. There you go. I’d better stop there, hadn’t I?…

…I don’t know if you’ve ever considered this, but every time you use your credit card to pay for something, you’re increasing the world’s supply of ‘debt money’… which is ultimately owed to Mama SCAB, as each debt and the interest due on it filters through various layers of financial institutions back to the mother source herself. Thus the devious and calculating Mama SCAB has contrived for herself this pivotal position. And although she’s well past her prime, her unlimited wealth means she can employ others to run the business for her.

So Mama SCAB continues to divide and rule by keeping everyone competing – both as individuals and in rival groups everywhere. Also, financing both sides in a war is an extremely profitable business – when they’re too busy fighting each other or clearing up the aftermath to bother about how they’re both being manipulated. Apparently, other highly profitable investments for SCAB included financing the ‘communist’ revolutions of the 20th century, which were followed by massive borrowing just to keep the new regimes’ going. Which re-defines ‘communism’ and ‘socialism’ – at least in Russia and China – as forms of ‘state capitalism’, with their governments controlled behind the scenes by the central bank lodged in their territory.

The ‘Taxpayer’

…However, once you see the state as a protection racket and taxes as its protection money, ‘the taxpayer’ appears as an exploited victim… especially when you think of all the wealthy individuals and set-ups paying accountants to help them avoid paying taxes. So the taxpayers’ money is not what most people assume it to be, ie wealth held and used by the state on behalf of its taxpaying citizens… because it’s already owed to SCAB‘s central bank in that country. And it’s only by keeping the mass of humanity ignorant of all this that SCAB‘s global money scam continues to prosper. The governors of central banks, meanwhile, are treated by the media like high priests of finance, supposedly committed to serving the best interests of each state and its taxpaying public… when that’s not at all their actual agenda, which is to serve SCAB’s long term aims.

SCAB’s long term aims

Significantly, during the 2008 financial crisis, certain eminent UK politicians, including the future prime minister, clamoured for the Bank of England to be given even more control and power. Which raised the question whether this was done out of naive ignorance and faith in an old established institution, or a cynical manoeuvre to win favour with SCAB… whose ongoing policy is always to get more of humanity deeper in debt… to SCAB.”

from The Threshold Perspective Dialogues

BBC’s wall-to-wall capitalism promos

In the UK, from the 1980s the BBC dedicated more and more broadcasting time to financial, commercial and economic affairs… and this development was no accident. It coincided with Britain’s rapidly increasing national debt – owed to the Bank of England, ie SCAB, whose status, profits and influence were thus raised. The 2007 credit crunch then greatly intensified media attention on big-time finance,uch that the wall-to-wall coverage amounted to a major propaganda blitz… promoting capitalism… and therefore indirectly, SCAB. And implicit throughout all this, one unmistakable message was being delivered: All major challenges confronting humanity have to be addressed and evaluated in terms of money, ie within the warped logic of economics, the creed of capitalism… and for one simple reason: this boosts the profits and prestige of SCAB.

And when it’s needed, who’s got the (imaginary) money?

By 2008 it was crisis time worldwide… and the stresses were apparent at the fault line of the uneasy alliance between the global financing Jews and the state-based Christians… while Muslims were making their powerful presence felt on the world stage in other ways. Sovereign debt crises were humiliating states that could no longer ‘afford’ to ‘self-govern’, because of the mounting interest due on their debts – ultimately owed to SCAB. So, against the ideals of ‘free market’ capitalism, there was only one option left available. To save its own global empire and the world from immediate financial ‘meltdown’, SCAB conjured up, out of nothing, vast quantities of money to feed into the global system, as interest-bearing loans, in order to ease the situation. This ‘massive dose’ fix was called ‘quantitative easing’, aka ‘printing money’. Which is also why, in economics jargon, central banks are called the ‘lenders of last resort’. Feeding in this mergency sustenance created that instant but false sense of confidence which is always followed sooner or later by trouble, when the short-term effect wears off.

Austerity or growth stimulus? The bogus debate’

By 2010, there was a clear division of opinion amongst economics experts regarding how best to avoid another major economic downturn, prevent high inflation and achieve some stability and a lasting global recovery. The question was, which option offered the best solution: (a) the American-led short-term approach: to stimulate economies back into growth by increasing State spending, but thereby further increase the already vast public debt owed to the local branch of SCAB, eg the Federal Reserve… OR (b) the European-led longer-term approach: to impose severe austerity programmes, in order to reduce indebtedness to SCAB sooner and so be paying less interest, but at the risk of damping down any economic recovery.

Stimulus essentially represents expansion, while austerity causes contraction. But seen from the Threshold, this was just a media-hyped, academic distraction, a bogus debate, since the ‘either-or’ question was based on a false choice: Pay later or pay sooner, but either way, suffer the consequences, ie you pay and lose – because SCAB wins either way, given its controlling position as the world’s money supplier. Not on the menu was the option of creating a more sane and fair global set-up. So, the citizen/taxpayers were left to squabble and complain among themselves – like children whose pocket money has been reduced, but who don’t dare to or know how to question the authority of their parents, so as find out why there’s less money available.

The austerity con: a step towards a new feudalism

The Threshold view highlights a sometimes overlooked fact concerning money: During economic ‘downturns’ the total wealth in existence doesn’t actually diminish. It’s merely redistributed, with the result that many get poorer and a few get much richer. So, advance notice about money supply policy would be very useful for those few. When a downturn is imminent, they can sell quick. Then, when prices have fallen, they can buy back cheap, so that at the next upturn, selling at a higher price will produce a profit, a win. Meanwhile, the bewildered onlookers, the ‘losers’, are told that it’s austerity time, and that ‘We’re all in this together’, despite the rich-poor gap widening ever further.

The fact is that when a government claims that there’s of a ‘shortage of money’ and various austerity measures are required, that so-called ‘shortage’ does not directly correspond to any real scarcity in the world. It’s just that the supply of money has been restricted by the central bank, as part of its relentless push to maximise profits and maintain its dominance. However, to let this crucial fact become public knowledge would be an embarrassment, an admission that the weakened State is at the mercy of the global loan shark, SCAB. So it’s quietly ignored and, as a distraction, the experts argue endlessly about details. This is like the famous psychology experiment involving the ‘invisible gorilla’, in which people’s attention is so focussed on counting throws in a ball game that they fail to notice a gorilla walking right through the middle and waving.

From the Threshold, the austerity con can be seen as a step towards a new feudalism. By drastically purging the so-called ‘public sector’, which is not the core State, the elite few can extend their dominance over the disempowered many. The professional middle classes can thus be reduced down to a minimum sufficient to support the elite’s lifestyle, while remaining governable, ie disempowered, compliant and unquestioning – a prospect most current ‘winners’ would prefer not to contemplate. Meanwhile, governments will claim that tax increases and State spending ‘cuts’ are ‘fair’, ‘progressive’ and necessary for an imagined ‘recovery’.

The pyramid survives

So the current established order of authority, wealth and privilege is maintained, which means the pyramid-shaped hierarchy as a whole remains intact – whether SCAB increases or decreases the money supply. The elite minority stay at the top, playing high stakes poker; the deprived masses are kept down at the bottom, tempted with lottery prizes; and at the mid-levels, fraught games of aspirational snakes and ladders are played out. Meanwhile, the curses of inflation and deflation are held up as threats to people’s wealth, with biflation as the simultaneous inflating of commodity prices such as foodstuffs, and the deflating of wages and the jobs market… which widens the rich-poor gap.

And so this insanity continues unchallenged, as if an essential condition of life on Earth… until the middle class ‘ex-winners’ rise above the madness and start to think ‘beyond’. Which is where the soon to be explained One Humanity project becomes relevant.

from Notes from the Threshold

“…At the moment, SCAB sets the agenda that says ‘global finance overrides national politics’ or, as someone else put it, ‘All profits are being privatised and all losses socialised.’ Which basically says that SCAB is manipulating things such that her favoured financiers keep winning – through all kinds of subtle assistance, such as artificially low borrowing rates which enable them to speculate irresponsibly, ie virtually risk-free… and then, if their bets fail, getting bailed out by states with money ultimately borrowed from SCAB and raised through taxes collected from ordinary people. Meanwhile, the favoured speculators are kept immune from any significant official state punishment for their fraudulent misdeeds.

This is all part of preparing humanity for an imminent direct experience of powerlessness… when the global governance plan of SCAB and her collaborators for a single world currency leading to a dictatorial world government would be implemented. So at present we’ve got the US economy being weakened by the day – despite the illusion of rising stock values which only reflect the increasing wealth of the ‘winning’ minority – and the Euro-zone disintegrating through so called ‘contagion’, ie one ‘weakest link’ state after another falling victim to the plague of speculators who bet to win on on states crashing financially. All of which causes widespread uncertainty and fear of bankruptcy and defaults. I did say her fingerprints are everywhere, didn’t I?.

So it’s all approaching a crucial point where the credibility of the world’s money system is being severely tested – as sovereign debts, which are all ultimately owed to SCAB, are now reaching critical levels beyond which they become mathematically unrepayable because of the ever-increasing interest due. Meanwhile, SCAB‘s mass media dependents obediently make no mention of her death-grip on sovereign states. So this remains ‘off the radar’, as far as the general public’s concerned… as she bamboozles the world by speaking in different tongues through, for example, her IMF, her ECB and other central banks.

So, what kind of mass insanity is all this, given that money is only imaginary, and SCAB’s debt money system is essentially a devious, complex device for controlling humanity in a pathologically self-interested way? And what to do about it?

Well, for a start, this debt money, a dangerous relic left over from the descent era, is now such a toxic threat to life on Earth, that it needs to be eliminated as soon as possible. And any new global set-up also has to reconcile the more masculine, domineering qualities of Confucian China, North Korea and the Arab world with the more manipulative feminine interests behind the now redundant capitalist mindset.

So, along with all the other practical changes proposed in the OH vision, it has to be the end of divisive, territorial sovereign states, each defending their patch’ and imaginary wealth… and the end of SCAB‘s debt money system which is dependent on keeping the world divided in conflict so as to keep profiting from this. That’s what to do about it first, since you ask.

I’ll ask you a blunt question. Why do you seem to be focussing so much on Jews and money?

Because until the great money scam, with all the corruption and conflict it’s causing worldwide, is effectively cleansed, humanity will sink deeper and deeper into long term trouble. This is about how the original usefulness of money – as a standard measure and store of value and a convenient means of exchange – was hi-jacked and corrupted as usury, ie moneylending for profit by charging interest. And as money began to be treated as a commodity itself, this activity became formalised as banking. Thus the historical bad reputation of the Jews… which ncreased as the central banking yndicate established a monopoly on supplying the world with imaginary money, all issued as debt… and not backed up by gold, silver or anything of  material value – only by empty government promises to pay out more of the same borrowed promises to pay. And I’ll repeat once again: highlighting this deep, dark problem of humanity is not anti-semitic.”

from The Threshold Perspective Dialogues

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Notes from the Threshold & The Threshold Perspective Dialogues are available as free PDF downloads from www.pathwayinitiatives.co.uk

Mama SCAB: an Introduction – a low budget video on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0yyzE1sS5k

Papa State – the rough cut: a low budget video on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFOW0eAXNLM

Introducing: Papa State

The State: an official protection racket

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The word state, like status and static, refers to how things ‘stand‘, the state of affairs or status quo, regarding authority, power, wealth and privileges.

In any country, the State can be seen as essentially a territorial protection racket.

The ruling elite makes a non-refusable offer of ‘protection’ to its subjects,

and demands in return the payment of taxes as protection money,

obedience to its rules and loyalty to its leaders.

In wealthier societies, as a calculated concession,

state ‘protection’ also includes the provision of whatever minimum welfare it takes

to offset mass discontent and pre-empt the possibility of revolution.

This provision is usually blurred into the idealistic notion of so-called public service.

So, to clarify what the State is (including federal set-ups), a simple distinction can be drawn.

1. The actual State is an opaque ‘official’ systemrun by individuals

in a complex network of official and unofficial roles through which authority is exercised,

so as to maintain the privileged positions and lifestyles of the elite ‘establishment’.

2. The fantasy State is a romantic fiction that confuses (a) being employed

by the actual State to serve its purposes with (b) the ethical ideal of public service.

By fostering this fantasy, the goodwill of citizens is harnessed to preserve the status quo.

In the UK, ‘The Crown’ is the symbolic title for an old feudal institution of royal authority,

the power of which is claimed to be a ‘divine right’ and is exploited by the ‘establishment’.

And this still operates within the superficial set-up known as a ‘capitalist democracy’,

under which, the so-called ‘constitutional monarch’ is a kind of ornamental figurehead or mascot,

set up for mass reverence in order to maintain the overall status quo.

Papa State

In this work Papa State is a symbolic figure representing the archetypal nation state,

so-called because it’s essentially an expression of humanity’s masculine aspect,

a domineering ‘father figure’ from the descent into matter era.

His many symbolic sons are the world’s nation states,

each with its own bit of territory and a population to control.

In effect, it’s a reservation, sometimes called our ‘homeland’,

in which various peoples are lumped together, like it or not,

labelled ‘our nation’ and required to respect and serve ‘the flag’.

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All the while, Papa State pretends to be the benevolent, paternal and indispensable guardian of ‘the people’ – protecting them against all enemies and criminals as well as from harm by unscrupulous capitalists and bankers. And he’s loyally supported by an unofficial network of privileged dependants and hangers-on, known as the establishment.

The armed forces are the crucial element regarding who’s really in charge and how political power and authority can be enforced. Which is why military coups occur when the authority of the state is threatened. Military personnel are paid primarily to protect Papa State‘s regime against threats from other sovereign states, while police are paid primarily to protect it against threats from within his territory. Other police work is secondary to that main function.

Secret agents are paid primarily to protect state interests at home and abroad, while the civil service handles the administration of the country’s non-military affairs, and the judiciary deals with the enforcement of the state’s laws.

The true nature of ‘the state’

In 2014, the self-styled Islamic State, aka ISIS and ISIL, in Iraq and Syria exposed the harsh, stark, unvarnished realities of raw state power and domination in the way it inflicted ruthless brutality on those people whose lands it had conquered. Indigenous populations were offered the simple choice: If you don’t submit to our authority by converting to our belief system, you will be killed OR… you can buy protection from this horrible fate by paying us a special tax.

This and other less obviously extreme regimes with a similar attitude around the world are contemporary examples of humankind’s primitive masculine side. They are relics of an earlier evolutionary era of male dominance, characterised by crude physical force, inspired, incited and rationalised by idealistic religious belief. The psychology of this phenomenon, which includes a powerful element of redirected, suppressed sexual energy and idealistic passion, is addressed elsewhere* on this blog, as viewed from the Threshold perspective.

So, although the world is now shifting into a different era, the question remains:

How will the established and more subtle Western ruling elites react when their privileged positions of authority and wealth are seriously threatened? Will they be equally ruthless, even if somewhat more discreet and subtle?

Meanwhile, Papa State’s education systems have the job of programming each new generation into becoming loyal, obedient, compliant citizens, motivated and willing to preserve the status quo. And his mass media are there to keep reinforcing the process. ‘Stockholm Syndrome’ is a psychological term that describes how some prisoners or kidnap victims come to admire, sympathise with and serve their captors.

Papa State provides just enough public welfare services for the masses to keep discontent manageable and the population fit enough to serve his purposes. In this respect, any delusions about so-called ‘public service’ need to be dispelled. Being employed by the state is not the same thing as choosing to serve the real needs of your fellow citizens, the public – although the two notions are often conveniently confused to make employment by the state appear to be a virtuous, public-spirited option.

Also, it’s necessary to remember that all state funding ultimately comes from the privately owned, profit-driven organisation that controls the world’s supply of money, referred to here as Mama SCAB. (SCAB = Syndicate of Central and Arch-Banks, the arch-banks being the IMF, World Bank and BIS). For an explanation of the name ‘Mama SCAB’, see the short article, Mama SCAB on this blog, or Notes from the Threshold.

The loveless marriage of convenience

Symbolically, Mama SCAB and Papa State are locked in a loveless marriage of convenience, characterised by mutual mistrust, treachery and continuous competitive rivalry for superiority. And it’s to Mama SCAB that Papa State is deeply, inextricably in debt. Also, there’s now a ‘local’ branch, ie a central bank, lodged in almost every country worldwide. They’re there to unobtrusively supervise and maintain control over each country’s financial affairs – primarily for the benefit of the SCAB empire, despite the pretence that they’re serving the host state.

Domestically, Papa State also sponsors a 24/7 pantomime soap called parliamentary politics, where powerless, posturing politicians pretend to govern the country. This charade serves as a daily distraction for the citizen voters who are periodically invited to elect a new cast of puppets for the show. In this way public attention is distracted and deflected away from what’s going on behind all the scenery and play acting.

So, what to do about it?

– See the situation for what it is, from the Threshold perspective, and not in the ways propaganda from Papa State, Mama SCAB and certain supremacy-seeking religious organisations try to programme us to see things. States, over time, have become entrenched, sclerotic institutions, symptoms of humankind’s pathologically inertia-bound condition.

There also exists, apart from the UN, an unofficial, unspoken, worldwide ‘league’ of nation states, based on collusion between them. For although they tend to act as competing enemies, they mutually need and support one anothers’ existence, as privileged elites, each ruling over their respective populations. And as such, they don’t want to be disempowered or eliminated, as they would be, according to Mama SCAB‘s agenda.

– Check out the One Humanity (OH) practical vision for the next era of human evolution (outlined in Notes from the Threshold).

Use it to start creatively thinking and planning – short term and long term, locally and globally – how best to carefully dismantle the present world set-up and replace it with more grown-up and sane ways of running our human affairs on Earth.

– Realise that this will take several generations to get going, and will meet considerable resistance and sabotaging. So, don’t expect instant results. But instead, consider starting to take responsibility for the world our children’s children and later generations will inherit.

The One Humanity vision is explained in Notes from the Threshold

a FREE download from www.pathwayinitiatives.co.uk

Papa State – the rough cut: a low budget video on YouTube

at www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFOW0eAXNLM

Mama SCAB: an Introduction – a low budget video on YouTube

at www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0yyzE1sS5k

The Loveless Marriage of Convenience – Mama and Papa are still running the show

 


P A R T  O N E

P a p a  S t a t e

In any country, the State can be seen as essentially a territorial protection racket. The ruling elite minority makes a non-refusable offer of ‘protection’ to its subjects, and demands in return the payment of taxes as protection money, obedience to its rules and loyalty to its leadership.

Papa State symbolically represents humankind’s masculine side, a father figure relic of an evolutionary phase characterised by male dominance, ultimately through crude physical force. The word state, like status and static, refers to how things ‘stand’, ie the state of affairs or status quo, regarding authority, power, wealth and privileges.

To clarify what the State is or isn’t, there’s a simple distinction to be made.

1. The actual State is a set up system of ‘official’ centralised authority and power, run by an elite group through an obscured hierarchical network of unofficial connections, with the purpose of maintaining the privileged positions and lifestyles of that elite ‘establishment’.

2. The fantasy State is a romantic fiction that confuses and blurs:

(a) being employed by the actual State to serve its purposes with

(b) the altruistic ideal of ‘public service’, ie for the benefit of ‘the people’, aka the public.

By fostering this fantasy, the goodwill of citizens is harnessed to preserve the status quo.

For example in the UK, ‘our NHS’ and ‘the taxpayer’ are notions that reinforce the State.

In the UK ‘the Crown’ is the symbolic title for an old historic claim of supreme authority on behalf of the monarchy, which still operates behind the frontage of a ‘capitalist democracy’.

In wealthier societies, as a calculated concession, state ‘protection’ racket includes the provision of whatever minimum welfare it takes to offset mass discontent and pre-empt the possibility of revolution.

The true nature of ‘the state’ exposed in 2014

In 2014 the raw, unvarnished, stark, essential nature of the state was exposed in an extreme form by the self-styled Islamic State when it’s leadership offered the following choice to populations it had conquered: If you don’t submit to our authority by adopting our belief system, we’ll kill you… OR we’ll protect you from that fate if you pay us a special tax.

M a m a S C A B

(S C A B = Syndicate of Central and Arch-Banks.)

Central banks are the ‘local’ branches of SCAB, a privately owned global financial business with monopoly control of the world’s money supply. The arch-banks are the IMF, World Bank and BIS.

Why the title Mama SCAB?

It’s because the devious manipulation of greed and finance is connected with a particular aspect of humanity’s feminine side, relic of the same past era that brought us Papa State. So currently, through controlling the world’s money supply, she’s able to control him.

Who owes what to whom?

The national debt, also known as the sovereign, public or government debt, is what each state owes the central bank that’s lodged in its territory. But in return SCAB needs the prestige and authority that the state can confer in order to protect it from public hostility towards its greed-driven money-mongering activities.

This unwholesome relationship of mutual dependency between the state and SCAB can be likened to a loveless marriage of convenience, characterised by mutual mistrust and endless competing for superiority in the relationship. And within it the old style gross masculine politics of dominance and force is now being outsmarted by the more subtle feminine economics of greed, finance and banking. Thus the symbolic name, Mama SCAB.

An indicator of the power relationship between states and SCAB is the fact that the indebted states need to keep borrowing ever more money from SCAB, just to pay off part of the ever-accumulating interest due on their debt. That interest forms part of the annual budget deficit that governments usually pledge to reduce. And it’s why ‘growth’ is taken to be a normal requirement for an economy, ie to cover the continuous increase in its irredeemable debt.

The long running conflict between Mama and Papa has created in societies a deep fault line, a clash of two irreconcilable value systems, sometimes symbolised as: patriot v. mercenary, loyalty v. greed, flag v. banknote, nation v. market, society v. economy, politics v. economics, Main street v. Wall Street, ruling state dynasties v. Jewish moneylending central bankers…

So puppet governments all over the world have to straddle the two incompatibles, politics and economics, in order to create an illusion of coherence called a policy, which is always subject to the currently prevailing ‘economic climate’. Thus the continuous tension over the State’s spending priorities, which are ultimately at the mercy of SCAB, operating through its worldwide web of central banks.

Who is ‘the taxpayer’?

Caught between the two conflicting forces are the ‘protected’ and exploited citizens. Loosely labelled ‘the taxpayer’, they are required to contribute through taxes to the interest payments due on the ongoing debt the State owes to SCAB. Meanwhile, the ruling elite’s privileged and excessive lifestyle also has to be funded.

So,

(1) the taxes citizens pay amount to significantly more than the cost of meeting their needs,

(2) each national government’s primary obligation is not to the electorate but to SCAB,

(3) the State does not use its tax revenues primarily for the benefit and welfare of its citizens.

Therefore the idea of the taxpayer ‘owning’ and ‘bailing out’ banks taken over by the state is simply a pretence, repeated over and over by the compliant mainstream news media.

PART TWO

Double trouble: economics and politics

Despite all that’s been said so far here, it is still possible for humanity to move beyond our current entranced, sleepwalking condition, and wake up to an appreciation of how the two prongs of this financial trap work together.

Fiscal policy is about each Papa State government’s taxing and spending choices (political),

Monetary policy is about control of the world’s finances via the central banks (economic).

Economics, the greed creed, is essentially a false belief system, an attempt to rationalise capitalism into a kind of pseudo-mathematical science. In this way humanity is being misled, confused and exploited – as the collective victim of a huge global deception, ie SCAB‘s money trick of creating new imaginary money out of nothing through a neat bit of financial conjuring, and then lending it out at interest.

Who controls the world’s money supply controls the world

SCAB, the world’s prime moneylending syndicate, operates as an exclusive loan shark through a complex set-up of competing money dealers it oversees and controls. It has also acquired official supervising authority over the finances of nation states. Consequently, these states, having been enticed into a serious addiction to money, now have to keep feeding their collective habit by continually borrowing more just to offset the outstanding interest they already owe. That is, so long as humanity’s addiction to and dependence on this imaginary token stuff called money lasts.

Meanwhile, the arch-moneylender, Mama SCAB, cultivates a worldwide ethos of greed and fear-driven competition, commonly known as capitalism. This has been a proven divide-and-rule method of maintaining influence and control, even though humanity has now been collectively misled into a degenerative post-capitalism phase.

Thus we’re burdened with ever-increasing debt and enforced austerity, punctuated by periodic ‘maintenance’ injections of SCAB-created QE pretend money which produce ‘liquidity’ booms (‘good times bubbles’) – in order to keep the insane nonsense going. That is, until enough people wake up to this scam and determine to evolve a better way.

Political control through money

Historically, in the shift from an era of descent into matter to one of ascent out of matter*, the world has thus become increasingly monetised, because money is a more efficient means of political control than cruder physical methods. Keeping people addicted to and pre-occupied with money, and the inevitable corruption this generates, is a cheaper way of maintaining the status quo – at least in the short term.

Keep the game going in order to stay in business

The whole international financial system can be visualised as a cluster of bubbles, all sustained within one big ‘mother’ bubble, SCAB. So should any significant bubbles in the cluster burst, all will inevitably be affected. In 2008, several did, whereupon the whole system lurched and violently contracted, seized up in fear… appearing close to implosion and collapse.

How close may never be fully known – because of the lack of transparency and honesty amongst those most intimately involved. But had the collapse happened, as well as bankruptcy for nation states, it could also have been the end of business for SCAB too…ie the end of it’s influence in the world through its global web of debt.

Facing this prospect, it was more than ready to step in, as always, to avoid a meltdown and keep the game going in order to stay in business. This is why the cynically named ‘quantitative easing’ trick was introduced by SCAB. Since when there has been much nervous posturing, warning and reassuring going on in the worlds of governance, finance and economics.

Solutions?

Regarding solutions to this messy situation, the various ‘experts’ seem as divided as ever. In line with the Threshold understanding of polarity in all matters, some advocate diminishing the size and influence of the state down to a bare minimum, while others blame and advocate dismantling the whole corrupt central banking set-up.

Since there’s some limited merit in both viewpoints, it becomes clear that the next major evolutionary step for humankind is to realise that in this age of global awareness, both Papa State and Mama SCAB represent redundant ideas.

The real priority for humankind now is therefore to apply all our know-how to end the pathological insanity that leaves of some of humankind struggling to survive in dire deficiency of basic needs, while others live in unnecessary excess of their real human needs. For it’s this imbalance that keeps the extended human family dysfunctional and divided into opposed factions, endlessly preoccupied with jealous fighting and feuding.

So, the ongoing ‘marriage of convenience’ between Mama SCAB and Papa State has left humankind with the stark choice:

– Carry on degenerating with fudged, dishonest, sleight-of-hand, short-term compromises until the whole system implodes and disintegrates, leaving the way open for a new dark era of neo-feudal fascism,

OR

– Pro-actively start to transcend the whole confused mess and together evolve new, more grown up ways of running human affairs on Earth – which is where Threshold thinking with its One Humanity (OH) vision has much to offer.

NB: The powerful influence of mass organised religion is discussed elsewhere*.

* See: – Notes from the Threshold, a free PDF from www.pathwayinitiatives.co.uk

– Papa State – the rough cut: a low budget video on YouTube

at www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFOW0eAXNLM

– Mama SCAB: an Introduction – a low budget video on YouTube

at www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0yyzE1sS5k

Why This Blog Now?

Why this blog now?

Because we, humanity, are now at a critical tipping point, a crossroads, where some crucial decisions have to be made. And if we, as aware and responsible individuals, collectively fail to make these decisions ourselves, then a small minority amongst us, whose motives most of us wouldn’t like at all, will eagerly try to decide our fate for us. And not surprisingly, it’ll be exclusively for their own worldly advantage.

That’s why this blog now.

So, what’s the choice?

The choice is ‘Wake up, grow up and start taking responsibility for the world we’ll be leaving for future generations OR carry on sleepwalking in this semi-hypnotic trance’ – in which case we’ll be herded like cattle into some kind of neo-feudal fascist future, run by a pathologically delusional minority of wannabe big time winners. Right now, the latter outcome appears to be increasingly likely, but is by no means a guaranteed certainty.

Yes, waking up to this kind of choice is difficult. And then following through with making decisions is also difficult.

So, the specific purpose of this blog is to make some powerful and empowering information as widely available as possible. The motivation is that this knowledge brings some much needed overview and insight into how we, humankind, have become such a dysfunctional species despite all our current technological ‘smartness’, and, crucially, how we can start to make our way out of this tangled mess.

That’s why this blog now.

Who’s it for, specifically?

It’s for whoever’s open to receiving some unfamiliar but timeless, basic knowledge about some of the big, deep questions that affect all our lives in greater and lesser ways. It’s for all who are prepared to venture beyond their familiar comfort zones, and to think ‘outside the box’. That is, the mind-box we were each fitted with in the name of education, and which the mass media feed 24/7 with a confusing, incoherent, mind-numbing mixture of programmes.

That’s why this blog now.

Where does this special information come from?

It was unexpectedly gifted to me, the founder of this blog, after a period of some long and deep thinking.  It came from I know not where nor whom, but it was not directly from a person or a book or a video – which is not to imply any religious notions.  The adopted name and title clearsthepath hints at the nature of this work – clearing the path to a deeper and more coherent understanding of this world.

Much work has already gone into making a modest start to this project. But there’s much much more still to be done. The next stage potentially involves everyone and anyone who becomes aware of this knowledge and is ready to work with it. A forward looking practical vision, entitled One Humanity (OH), is outlined in Notes from the Threshold, a free download from www.pathwayinitiatives.co.uk/

That’s why this blog now.

Also, many indicators around the world are telling us that the stage we, humankind, are currently at on our evolutionary journey is our collective adolescence.

What does that mean?

Adolescence is the phase when the child, still showing various infantile tendencies, is physically maturing into adulthood. For many adolescents it’s a phase of much insecurity and anxiety, mixed with excitement and discovery. Thus the emotional volatility, the swinging between extreme states of mind, such as idealism and cynicism, the hyper-sensitivity to how others perceive us and a tendency to over-react to whatever pleases or displeases us at any moment.

It’s the phase when we strive, as self-centred individuals, for independence from parental authority and control, having not yet realised that full adult maturity involves acknowledging our inter-dependence on one another. So, in our collective adolescence we find various relics of our collective infancy still deeply affecting our lives and our world. For example, there’s the obsession with competing to be a winner and defeating those we sense as rivals – which goes back to the infantile and animal phase of establishing one’s place in various pecking orders.

Then there’s our preoccupation with claiming exclusive ownership of material possessions, property and territory – like small children or like animals defending their living space. Yet all the while, our adult minds know full well that nobody actually owns this planet and can therefore realistically claim ownership of any part of its surface. Obviously, growing out of this immature phase is going to take some time, but a positive start is badly needed right away.

That’s why this blog now.

Clears the path? – what path?

The path to a more grown up and sane future for humankind on Earth is littered and obstructed with the debris, relics and damage of a dark era of descent into matter that we could now start to leave behind. That is, once we start to wake up and grow up, as mentioned earlier, but from here on with the benefit of this vital Threshold knowledge that’s presently being made available.

That’s why this blog now.

Some may at first find this kind of thinking discomforting, and immediately feel defensive or hostile towards such unfamiliar and radical ideas as those being referred to here and in Notes from the Threshold. As a consequence, they may prefer to hang on to what advantages they feel they’ve gained under the prevailing status quo, regardless of whether they sense a resonance of truth and integrity with this new but timeless thinking.

Also, being fully adult in mind and body involves taking on the responsibility to help all those not so advanced on the path we’re all treading, each at our own pace, instead of selfishly exploiting those we consider inherently inferior or weaker and therefore OK to exploit.

That’s why this blog now.

This short introduction can only serve as a hint and offer a few clues as to what’s to follow. The basics of this work project have now been assembled and can be found in a few documents – all with Threshold in their titles, the main source being Notes from the Threshold – all on the website www.pathwayinitiatives.co.uk/

That’s why this blog now.

On ‘reading the news’ – a few pertinent questions

1. How best to ‘read’ the messages embedded in a news broadcast or newspaper, knowing that there’s an unspoken attitude and agenda being promoted which is intended to be unquestioningly accepted? So, what questions come to mind?

2. What does the particular selection of ‘newsworthy’ items and headlines reveal about the values, priorities and agenda of the organisation presenting this as ‘the news’?

3. What vital insights, overviews and other perspectives are being omitted and why, despite all claims to impartiality?

4. Is there some devious deceiving and misleading going on, but without any outright lies being told?

5. What’s the real message, gross or subtle, behind the carefully chosen words and images being presented as ‘the news’ – usually in a disjointed, unconnected, jumbled and incoherent sequence of items?

6. Is the overall effect of this or that ‘news’ presentation coherent, clarifying and empowering OR disjointed, confusing, unenlightening and ultimately disempowering?

7. Is the bias in this or that ‘news’ presentation favouring more the interests of state institutions and officialdom OR the world of private commercial and financial interests?*

8. Is the idea being promoted, overtly or subtly, that a particular religious doctrine or other belief system is inherently superior to all others?

9. What does the choice of presenters, experts, commentators and vox pop individuals say about a media corporation’s intended image and actual agenda?

10. How aware are the news presenters and staff that they’re being hired and used to promote certain biased partisan interests, despite the adopted posture of unbiased political neutrality?

12. Are most people aware that state propaganda and commercial advertising are ‘two sides of one coin’, together mutually supporting the overall status quo?

13 Why do the mainstream news media fail to acknowledge explicitly the ongoing shift in influence away from humanity’s masculine side towards it’s collective feminine side?

14. Is the Chomsky Method (below) being diligently followed by all news media organisations?

The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion but allow very lively debate within that spectrum – even encourage the more critical and dissident views. That gives people the sense that there is free thinking going on, while all the time the presuppositions of the system are being reinforced by the limits being put on the range of the debate.”  Noam Chomsky

* The significance of this distinction is explained in Notes from the Threshold, a free PDF download from http://www.pathwayinitiatives.co.uk.   See ‘The loveless marriage of convenience’ (pages 39,46).