Angel Tech is a code name for the process of stabilizing the contact between right (ANGEL) and left (TECH) hemispheres of the brain. A joining of the spiritual and reasonable, if only mainstream science would get out of its denial and step up to this ideal.
Never forget that 'reasonable' science was founded...
This page is not attacking science, this page is attacking materialist science which is serving as the New Inquisition against anything that doesn't support their fundamentalist materialist belief system. We are aiming to join mysticism and science again as they are one and the same.
RAW: I coined the term irrational rationalism because those people claim to be rationalists, but they're governed by such a heavy body of taboos. They're so fearful, and so hostile, and so narrow, and frightened, and uptight and dogmatic. I thought it was a fascinating paradox: irrational rationalists. Later on I found out I didn't invent that. Somebody else who wrote an article on CSICOP, that's the group they all belong to: Committee for Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal. Somebody else who wrote about them also used the term irrational rationalism. It's a hard term to resist when you think about those people.
I wrote this book because I got tired satirizing fundamentalist Christianity, I had done enough of that in my other books. I decided to satirize fundamentalist materialism for a change, because the two are equally comical. All fundamentalism is comical, unless you believe in it, in which case you'd become a fanatic yourself, and want everybody else to share your fundamentalism. But if you're not a fundamentalist yourself, fundamentalists are the funniest people on the planet. The materialist fundamentalists are funnier than the Christian fundamentalists, because they think they're rational!
DAB: They call themselves skeptical.
RAW: Yes, but they're not skeptical! They're never skeptical about anything except the things they have a prejudice against. None of them ever says anything skeptical about the AMA, or about anything in establishment science or any entrenched dogma. They're only skeptical about new ideas that frighten them. They're actually dogmatically committed to what they were taught when they were in college, which was about 1948-53, somewhere in that period. If you go back and study what was being taught in college in those days as the latest scientific theories, you find out that's what these people still believe. They haven't had a new idea in 30 years, that's all that happened to them. They just rigidified, they crystallized around 1960.
(Taken from a 1988 Interview)
"In (Gordiano) Bruno's day the 3 terms were divided up differently, you had science and mysticism on one side, and religion on the other side. Science and mysticism are alike in their struggle against religion. They were both based on experience and respect for the individual. The idea of science and mysticism was go out and discover for yourself. Find out what works, find out how the universe is actually structured and how you relate to the structure of the universe. And so there were basically 2 areas of scientific exploration, the external and the internal. But they were both pursued by the same method, the experimental method."
Mass Psychology and Education. The Impact of Science on Society: Part 1, 2, 3, 4
System of a Down: Science has failed our world
Science... it's not all it's cracked up to be folks.
9 dumbass reasons why consciousness isn't researched by mainstream science
Taken from TTC University course: Philosophy of Mind by John R. Searle, D. Phil.
These are reasons M. Searle heard that are excuses to not have mainstream scientific inquiry into consciousness, they are all easily refuted!
So thank you mystics! Thank you Timothy Leary! Thank you Ken Wilber! And everyone else who researches consciousness!
mainstream science is like pop music
"Magicians and scientists are, on the face of it, poles apart. Certainly, a group of people who often dress strangely, live in a world of their own, speak a specialized language and frequently make statements that appear to be in flagrant breach of common sense have nothing in common with a group of people who often dress strangely, speak a specialized language, live in ... er ..." :p
"I loathe science and am always keane to attack it in most situations (...) but I love reason and I'm perfectly
aware of the difference."
a: "It's nonsense," b: "It is not important," c: "I always said it was a good idea," and d: "I thought of it first."
Arthur C. Clarke explains the four stages in the way scientists react to the development of anything of a revolutionary nature.
"See first, think later, then test.
But always see first.
Otherwise you will only see what you were expecting.
Most scientists forget that."
"Thereís science and then thereís reason and science has at times used reason although at times its
conclusions have been fairly unreasonable. Reason is a universal method for dealing with information,
whereas science is an extremely culturally conventionalized method. I think thereís a role for reason
and the razors of logic but this is a branch of formal philosophy, not a branch of science; science
appropriates everything to itself and then we tend to genuflect before it but what we really need is
a relativistic approach to the true scope of science which is considerably less than it has claimed
for itself. In the 20th century, itís claimed to be the arbiter of truth in all domains when in fact
itís simply the study of those phenomena so crude that the restoration of their initial condition
causes the same thing to repeat itself, and thatís a very small part of the sum total of the phenomenal
"Dreams have also inspired important scientific advances. Perhaps the most celebrated of these is the
inspiration for discovery of the molecular structure of benzene by Kekule. The Russian chemist
Mendelev discovered the periodic table method of classifying elements
according to atomic weight while dreaming. Elias Howe completed his invention of the sewing
machine while dreaming. Albert Einsteinís theory of relativity came to him partly in a dream."
From "Dream Yoga and the Practice of Natural Light" by Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche. (How does this add up with 'pure reason'?)
"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."
"Logic will get you from A to B, but Imagination will get you everywhere."
"It's not that I'm so much smarter than other people, it's just that I stay with problems longer."
"Analyzing is equal to murder, we murder the vitality of the experience, murder the spirit and deny the soul, when we desire that everything works according to the logical functions of the left brain."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology,
in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology."
"We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology. We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces."
"European scholarship regards human civilization as a recent progression starting yesterday with the Fiji islander, and ending today with Rockefeller, conceiving ancient culture as necessarily half savage culture. It is a superstition of modern thought that the march of knowledge has always been linear. Our vision of 'prehistory' is terribly inadequate. We have not yet rid our minds from the hold of a one-and-only God or one-and-only Book, and now a one-and-only Science."
Shri Aurobindo Ghosh - Indian Philosopher
"In our civilization the chasm that stretches between mind and heart yawns deep and wide and,
as the mind flies on from discovery to discovery in the realms of science,
the gulf becomes ever deeper and wider and the heart is left further and further behind."
Science fails to recognize the single most potent element of human existence!
letting the reigns go to the unfolding is faith, faith, faith, faith!
SCIENCE HAS FAILED OUR WORLD!
SCIENCE HAS FAILED OUR MOTHER EARTH!
SPIRIT GOES THROUGH ALL THINGS! SPIRIT GOES THROUGH ALL THINGS! SPIRIT GOES THROUGH ALL THINGS!
System of a Down
"Normal science does not aim at novelties of fact and theory and, when successful, finds none."
"Psychedelic experience is only a glimpse of genuine mystical insight, but a glimpse which can be matured and deepened by the various ways of meditation in which drugs are no longer necessary or useful. If you get the message, hang up the phone. For psychedelic drugs are simply instruments, like microscopes, telescopes, and telephones. The biologist does not sit with eye permanently glued to the microscope, he goes away and works on what he has seen..."
"The whole history of science has been the gradual realization that events do not happen in an arbitrary manner, but that they reflect a certain underlying order, which may or may not be divinely inspired."
"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mystical. It is the source of all true art and science."
The very notion of selfhood is an attacked idea, necessary for the mechanisms of advanced capitalism to function as they do. In 'Inventing our selves: psychology, power, and personhood', Nikolas Rose (1998) proposes that psychology is now employed as a technology: one that allows humans to buy into an invented and arguably false sense of self. It is said freedom, Rose writes, that assists government and exploitation rather than the antithesis of it.
"What the thinker thinks, the prover proves."
"I can, of course, put myself into the sectarian scientist's attitude, and imagine vividly that the world of sensations and of scientific laws and objects may be all. But when I do this, I hear that inward monitor of which W. K. Clifford once wrote, whispering the word 'bosh!' Humbug is humbug, even though it bear the scientific name, and the total expression of human experience, as I view it objectively, invincibly urges me beyond the narrow 'scientific' bounds."
"Explanations are never the most interesting part of science."
"What the flying saucers are doing is erroding faith in science, they are an antidote to the scientific paradigm
that has evolved over the past 400 years and which has led us to the brink of global catastrophe."
"An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field."
"The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'"
"Hypnosis exists on all levels of human society, and very few scientists can remember that their
favorite models started out as metaphors."
Robert Anton Wilson
"Technology... the knack of so arranging the world that we don't have to experience it."
"The transformations of culture do not take place in history, they take place in myth. A model, a hypothesis, or a myth is a way of rendering the invisible. Because the unconscious is outside time, it can perceive transformations beyond the limits of the ego. These unconscious internal linkperceptions are expressed in art or mythologies. We ourselves are living in an age of cultural transformation, but if you went to the experts to ask for a description, they would tell you nothing. You have to go to those who are at home in the unconscious and in the subconscious, the artists and prophets: through myth and symbol in art, internal linkscience fiction or religion, they will describe the present by speaking about the future."
William Irwin Thompson