William Bramley/The Gods of Eden

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Summary

"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed, second it is violently opposed, and third, it is accepted as self-evident." - Arthur Schopenhauer

Truth when broken down into its basic elements comprises of Logic, Common Sense and Circumstantial Evidence. Logic is the principles of reasoning, especially of the structure of propositions as distinguished from their content and of method and validity in deductive reasoning. Common sense is sound judgement. Circumstantial evidence is relating to, or dependent on circumstances or physical evidence. All three elements have to coincide with each other for it to be the truth.

The gods of Eden is a book which was published over 10 years ago. Many people who read it at the time rejected it because much of what it says goes against orthodox teachings. With all that I have researched this doesn't surprise me at all. People are basing their beliefs on what they have been taught and often the societal system reinforces those teachings. When the truth does come out it is mocked just as Arthur Schopenhauer said. Many people have suffered because of this. The life story of Galileo is an example.

Galileo had proof the earth orbited the Sun but the church refused his information and tried him for heresy because his findings contradicted those of the church. The church later reversed the charges in light of the truth.

A Purpose for War

William starts his book by questioning why humans go to war. Human psychology, sociology, political leadership, economic conditions, and natural surroundings have to be taken into consideration. "Many thinkers, however, have erroneously equated all human motives with motives found in the animal kingdom. This is a mistake because intelligence breeds complexity." Motivation becomes more elaborate with the rise of intelligence.

"It is easy to understand the mental stimuli in two alley cats squabbling over a scrap of food, but it would be a mistake to attribute as simple a state of mind to a terrorist planting a bomb in an airport." (PP 2) In other words, you must raise your level of thinking/awareness to a higher level in order to see the truth.

War is an effective tool for political and social control over a large population. It can be used to keep a people divided as well. If a people are divided they are less likely to realize the truth. Conflicts and turmoil cover earth's history like a rash. But very few even realize who started these wars and for what purpose simply because they are not looking at the world from the proper perspective. (Continue reading...)

Excerpts

Monetarism and the Paper Aristocracy

The New Reign of Terror

Chapter Index