Redemption 3.0

ZARATHUSTRA: “To redeem what is past and to transform every ‘it was’ into ‘Thus would I have it,’ that only do I call redemption.”

Chapter 42 – “Redemption” from “Thus Spake Zarathustra”

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But how is that done? My best guess?

Love.

MY DEFINITION OF REDEEMED FREE WILL:

defn) The abilities to 1. Choose the past in the here and NOW and declare “Thus HAVE I willed it now and THUS DO I CHOOSE TO LOVE IT!”; 2. Choose what IS in the present and declare “Thus DO I will it now and THUS DO I CHOOSE TO LOVE IT”; and 3. Choose what is a potential future now and declare “ Thus SHALL I will it now and THUS SHALL I CHOOSE TO LOVE IT!”

This notion is inspired by Joseph Campbell from one of his lectures  Caps indicate his verbal emphasis.

 

“In modern times, the strongest statement of the principle of the individual is that of Neitzsche’s philosphy and the idea of the Superman.

This has been a greatly MIS-represented point of view.

There has been a general tendency to confuse Nietzsche’s view of the Superman with his view of the master man. They’re not the same.

Nietzsche speaks of the naive man animal – POWERFUL in his life, who lacks, however the sense of the spirit. And then there is the principle of what he calls the man of the decadence – who is questioning man’s problems and so forth. The intellectual, the Socratic man, is, as he says, “the SICK man.”

The master man and the man of the decadence…

The Superman is the one who embraces BOTH principles. Both has the courage to live and has the wit to question life – to query it. Thomas Mann in all of his writings, this is his ideal. The ideal of the man with the intellect, and the words that KILL that NAME life – that KNOW all its faults, and yet has the courage and sympathy to LOVE life IN its faults and WITH its faults and because of its faults.

- Joseph Campbell, Volume 1. Mythology and the individual Lecture 1.1.3 – Symbolism and the Individual

Gluten Free Sweet Potato Pancakes Cheap as Saran Wrap Birth Control

Originally posted on Cheapass Vegan:

Delicious and simple.

2 Cups of Microwaved Sweet Potatoes
1 Cup of Harina Pan Flour (Pre-cooked corn flour used in Arepas found online or at Fiesta Stores in the international section)
1 Cup Pamela’s Gluten Free Pankcake/Baking Mix.
2 Cups Almond Milk
1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup (optional)

Assembly:

Microwave Sweet Potatoes for 8 minutes and check if soft enough. Take them to the sink and take the skins off while ringing them in cold water so you don’t burn your hands. Set them aside.

Mix the Harina Pan Flour with 1 cup of Almond milk. Let it absorb it for a minute

Mix in Pamela’s Gluten Free Baking mix and almond milk.

Add in the cinnamon and sweet potato and mash up until it is all one nice consistency.

Cook in a skillet on medium heat for several minutes per pancake.

TOPPINGS

1. Once cooked spread the…

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Kerry Kellam’s Gluten Free, Vegan Cornbread that DOESN’T Suck!

Originally posted on Cheapass Vegan:

Actually, It’s the best cornbread I have EVER had. Period.

Finding a Gluten Free, Vegan Cornbread that doesn’t SUCK is a challenge. This recipe is amazing and I love it better than any cornbread I have had. It’s Sense and bounces off your stomach like a rock and I keep going back for Thirds every time I have it. It’s crunchy, chewy and hearty.

This isn’t cheapass at first. To buy the ingredients from scratch to make this will run you about thirty bucks. After that though, you can make a Lot of it. We had this at a friends house and we both flipped. Kerry makes it differently EACH time so we had to do a third degree to get him to piece together exactly HOW he put it together.

The ingredients are available at Central Market, Whole Foods or online.

Preheat Oven to 450.

Ingredients: 

3/4 cup Corn…

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Phil Fable – Guest Phil Teaches Brain Exercises

SCENE: A VERSION OF HALLOWEEN ON ANOTHER WORD CALLED “TWINTER”

PLAYERS: New Phil 1, Old Phil 2 and kids.

“Let’s begin! Imagine the reality that you have no soul at all. That you are only meat and that this is ABSOLUTE AND UNIQUE AND SUPPORTED BY SCIENCE WITH STRONG EVIDENCE AND TRUMPS RELIGION.”

“Well, THAT’S cheery.”

“Try it. Let me know when you are there.”

Phil sat for 45 seconds.

“Okay. There.”

“Now emotionally take that reality and FEEL it as much as you can. Embrace it and be brave even if it disappoints.”

“Okay. It sucks. Really.”

“Now, imagine that you are an immortal spirit with a transcendent free will that is beyond the filter of science and that this reality is ABSOLUTE AND UNIQUE AND TRUMPS SCIENCE.”

“Okay.”

“Now emotionally take that reality and FEEL it as much as you can. Embrace it and be brave even though your free will in this world isn’t what you want.”

“Okay. Got it.”

“Now play with alternating absolutes. FEEL each absolute separately. Switch back and forth between them believing each of them to be true while you embrace it. Then feel the other being ABSOLUTELY true.”

Phil played with this for about fifteen minutes while Guest Phil handed out candy with a scary mask on so as not to confuse the kids with two identical Phils. When the kids were gone he took off his mask and returned to instruction.

“Now for the tricky part. You may notice that your belief has a space for only a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ value. Most versions of us can feel them both as true only when one value is used at a time. Is that what you feel?”

“Yeah.”

“Okay. Great. Now bring these mutually exclusive ABSOLUTES into the SAME value space as both being ABSOLUTELY true. You may feel it won’t work. There is a reason for that. Do you know what that reason is?”

“No.”

“IT DOESN’T WORK,” laughed guest Phil.  “It makes NO sense. It fails utterly. Totally. It is ULTIMATE DISSONANCE AND MADNESS. But try to FEEL them as true as a paradox manifested by decision.”

“Yikes, that’s hard.”

“Work on it. Try it again for three minutes.”

Three minutes go by as Phil sits on the steps. Guest Phil puts on the mask as some more Crank-or-Candy kids come to the door. One is dressed as a Wamproot. Guest Phil gives him all some candy. Afterward, he looks at the Wamproot and holds his arms straight out with his fingers wide.”

“I want to root your soul and drink its Blahd” he yells.

The little boy turned back and raised his hands straight up.

“Yapko Desidum – to hell with you evil beast!”

Guest Phil clutches his heart.

“GOT .. ME…Wamproot” he croaked.

The kids walk away happily. Guest Phil turns to sitting Phil.

“How about now?”

Phil looks at Phil in the ridiculous mask and replies.

“Well, it’s hard because my brain wants only one value as absolute. But holding both absolutes in the same absolute value space seems to create a feeling of energy. I want to call it a life force. It’s kind of like having a puzzle and trying to put two pieces into the same slot at the same time. It’s impossible but you CAN try to do it and that trying has a strangeness to it. An energy I want to call a life force.”

“Oh, PUH-LEASE! You are so easily fooled,” said guest Phil. “You so want to be a Wodo with a sword of light saving the world. On my home planet a Wodo is called a Jedi. People that want to be Jedi are called DELUSIONAL FANTASY NERDS.”

“Wow. THAT hurt.”

“Consider it just a little harsh self talk. Can I have something to eat? After that I need to leave.”

“Sure.”

Our New Aeroponic Garden!

Our New Aeroponic Garden!

I looked for this model for quite awhile when I saw a video about a NYC restaurant that grows all of its vegetables on the roof.

Well, I finally found it from a dear friend who sells them and who posted it on Facebook. Sadly, it’s only available through a multi-level marketing company. That happens with new ideas sometimes. Hopefully, this model will go mainstream soon.

But I verified that it is INDEED the model the NYC restaurant uses to grow all their vegetables on their roof. And IMHO, the BEST model out there. Highest yield, smallest space – on wheels.

The whole get-up here cost around 800 US the base is about 500 (with shipping). But the CAPACITY of this baby will keep a family of four in green vegetables all year long. This will save us about 400 bucks a month since my wife and I are vegans. So we should be in the black on it in about three months.

The reason I like it so much is that it can come with wheels. That way, when it’s about to freeze, I can just pull it inside the garage.

Here is where you can find more info: http://www.towergarden.com

Here is a gallery of it in action. http://livingtowers.com/gallery.htm

Here is my friend who sells them. http://somaranch.com

If you want one please buy it from Helen. She is a great force for good in the world and a great purveyor of healthy, vibrant living.

Now, I gotta start some seedlings! Strawberries, Tomatoes (Especially GREEN ZEBRAS!), Kale, Green Beans, Three types of lettuce!

Woo-hoo!

In the summer, it’s watermelon!