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Can Cannabis Protect You From Cognitive Warfare?

While cannabis can help you disrupt the internal and external automation, it cannot do it by itself. Here’s how you can help the process.

This article originally appeared on Cannabis.net and has been reposted with permission.

We find ourselves in volatile times. The past two years have taken its toll on the collective mind, body and soul of humanity. We no longer trust the media, the institutions that are meant to safeguard us, and many have drawn imaginary lines of “difference” between themselves and their neighbors.

Many of us find it difficult to understand just how the hell we got here.

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How did the conspiracy theorists get so much “right?” Are we really entering into a dystopian future, enslaved by the elite in a neo-corporate feudalistic system…where you need to prove how many times you got “boosted” against the latest alarmist pandemic before you can exercise basic human freedoms such as traveling or dining at your favorite restaurant?

These are all narratives that have been circulating the internet and have plagued conspiracy theorists for decades. Only recently, has the possibility of such a future gone mainstream due to the tyrannical reactions of western leaders and their allegiances to elitist clubs trying to shape the world in their image.

The uncertainty, the looming fear, the volatile news cycles — could all of this be part of a war strategy called “Cognitive Warfare”? As outlined by NATO:

“In cognitive warfare, the human mind becomes the battlefield. The aim is to change not only what people think, but how they think and act. Waged successfully, it shapes and influences individual and group beliefs and behaviors to favor an aggressor’s tactical or strategic objectives. In its extreme form, it has the potential to fracture and fragment an entire society, so that it no longer has the collective will to resist an adversary’s intentions.

“The aims of cognitive warfare can be limited, with short time horizons. Or they can be strategic, with campaigns launched over the course of decades. Several successive campaigns could be launched with the long-term objective of disrupting entire societies or alliances, by seeding doubts about governance, subverting democratic processes, triggering civil disturbances, or instigating separatist movements.

“Cognitive warfare integrates cyber, information, psychological, and social engineering capabilities to achieve its ends.

According to this Substack article: “[Cognitive Warfare] seeks to sow doubt, to introduce conflicting narratives, to polarize opinion, to radicalize groups, and to motivate them to acts that can disrupt or fragment an otherwise cohesive society. Social networking sites induce social proofing, wherein we mimic and affirm others’ actions and beliefs to fit in with our social groups, which become echo chambers of conformism and groupthink.” 

The article by Karen Hunt is a must read! This is but one aspect from the article and will help put into perspective a lot of what’s happening in this world.

The fact of the matter is that when you look objectively at what’s going on, through the lens of warfare, the mind is truly the ultimate battlefield. Can you honestly say that you “trust” the media or your government? Surely there are some that would say yes, but we are at a point in time where the vast majority of people feel disenfranchised by their leadership, subjected to the agendas of the affluent and powerful.

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However, understanding that the mind is the ultimate battlefield — and knowing that the CIA attempted to use cannabis as a mind control agent yet found it to have the opposite effect — I was wondering whether cannabis could also inoculate you against this kind of mental warfare.

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“Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out”

Timothy Leary famously said, “Turn on, Tune in, Drop out” and was infamously labeled as the “most dangerous man in America” according to Bill Minutalgio and Steven L. Davis. Leary had escaped prison after he was arrested for two cannabis joints and thrown into jail for ten years. Leary was a Harvard professor and an outspoken representative of an ever-growing counter-culture.

But what Leary meant by his infamous quote, “turn on, tune in, drop out” is a call to awaken the conscious mind. Leary also mapped out the 8-Circuits of Consciousness which is a map of how the human consciousness imprints itself in hierarchical orders. Robert Anton Wilson talks about it in detail in his book Prometheus Rising.

The point I’m trying to make here is that when it comes to Cognitive Warfare – your participation is absolutely essential. In order for the warfare to work, you need to opt in and respond emotionally. Leary found emotional action to be of the lowest expressions of consciousness. He said:

“Emotions are the lowest form of consciousness. Emotional actions are the most contracted, narrowing, dangerous form of behavior. Emotions are caused by biochemical secretions in the body to serve during the state of acute emergency. An emotional person is a blind, crazed maniac. Emotions are addictive and narcotic and stupefacient.

The emotional person cannot think; he cannot perform any effective game action (except in acts of physical aggression and strength). The emotional person is turned off sensually. His body is a churning robot. […]

The only state in which we can learn, harmonize, grow, merge, join, understand is the absence of emotion. This is called bliss or ecstasy, attained through centering the emotions”  

Turn On

Turning on, in my view point is “becoming an active observer” of the self. It’s about becoming conscious about your own actions and thoughts, to become mindful about where your attention rests.

In this aspect, cannabis can help as I explained in my article about Mindfulness Toking. This is the first step in being able to interrupt the Cognitive Warfare because when you become aware of your own thoughts and actions, you also become aware of thoughts and actions that are not of your own – and then you have a decision on how you respond.

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Tune In

This aspect of the quote relates to “what frequency you’re tuned in to”. In other words, where do you spend your awareness? Robert Anton Wilson once wrote; “What the Thinker Thinks, the Prover Proves”  which basically eludes to how our unconscious mind interacts with reality when we engage with particular “reality tunnels”.

Within the context of Cognitive Warfare – those engaging in these tactics would like you to fall victim to particular narratives in order to increase instances of your focal point in your life. For example, if you believe that there are people out to get your money and to steal everything you have, your unconscious mind begins to look for “evidence” to support this idea.

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Therefore, “tuning in” is what you can do by tuning your conscious awareness into that which you want to see more of, and diminishing that which you don’t

Drop Out!

Finally, you need to drop out of the mainstream narrative. The media, corporate press, politicians, they all spin tales to influence your behavior. Your superpower is “non-engagement”. This doesn’t mean to ignore actual threats to your life, but it does mean to stop emotionally responding to these issues by realizing that you are in control of where your attention rests.

While the World Economic Forum might be pushing an agenda called “The Great Reset,” dropping out of the narrative is as simple as doing something completely different when confronting the narrative. For example, “The Great Reset” is also the name of a breathwork meditation I created as a response to the WEF agenda. This is meant to disrupt the narratives and reclaim your mind.

Bottom Line

While cannabis can help you disrupt the internal and external automation, it cannot do it by itself; you have to actively work on safeguarding your mind from invasive narratives meant to demoralize, ostracize and ridicule the individual.

In a world where people are pushing war, we’ve got to be pushing peace.

This article originally appeared on Cannabis.net and has been reposted with permission.

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