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Date:         Tue, 04 Jul 89 22:40:21 EDT
From:         Homer 
To:           adore-l@ualtavm,
              mccabe@mtus5


     I say that the spirit entering the body after it is born is
psychotic because only a psychotic spirit would throw away
all of the awareness, knowledge and skill it had just gained
in its previous life, in order to become a cute little schmoo again
in some mother's arms.  Think about it.

     At best its an effort at OBLIVION (Past lives? What past lives?),
at worst its an effort at UNEXISTANCE (Spirit? What Spirit?).

     Ranging from 'I have lived only once' at the highest down to
'I AM a body' at the lowest, the child goes to school, grows up, and
in general lives his whole life below Awareness of Responsibility
For Condition, not to mention that he has no idea what his condition really is,
which is somewhere between RUIN and DISASTER.

     RUIN, DESPAIR, SUFFERING, NUMBNESS, INTROVERSION and DISASTER.

     Below DISASTER is INACTUALITY, DELUSION, HYSTERIA, SHOCK, CATATONIA
and OBLIVION in that order.  Next below OBLIVION is DETACHMENT.  So he
spends his whole life walking about thinking that his condition is
none of his business.

     I am going to go into this scale of awareness characteristics
in detail from top to bottom in the coming months, but I just wanted
to say this now before I forgot it.

     OBLIVION comes from the French word 'TO FORGET'.

     Can't remember your past lives?  I wonder why.

     Look to suppressed DISASTER (INACTUALITY).  That is the gate down
the garden path.

 Homer               adore-l@ualtavm      7/04/89 No subject