The Golden Rule (WinterSolstice5of12).
By now you may be sensing the problem: if higher dimensions of existence are real or; at the very least if more evolutionarily advanced beings exist in this 4-D universe and they exist via voluntary associations, then we are practicing and normalizing something which goes against our long-term best interests. This conditioning has effectively made us prisoners! We'll get into who the wardens are as we move along in this series.
A note here for all the materialists: even if you end up being correct and humans end up being an inconsequential cosmic fluke I would still argue that The Golden Rule, as understood in these posts, would still be relevant and humanities best way forward as far as survival of the species and survival of life in general on this planet. The rest of this series will explore what a Golden Rule economy would look like.
In my last post, I touched on the desert mid-east northern hemisphere solar origins of Judaism and I'll briefly touch on the Solar aspect of Christianity here. I should mention first, though, that the literal historicity of these myths is dubious at best, and non-existent at worst. What's a fact though is that the warring tribes within Judaism by the first century A.D. had every reason to replace a physical temple with a symbolic one. And this appears to be exactly what happened: the Judaic solar tradition simply got renewed in the form of Christendom--as did Islam which would succeed in formalizing a totalizing theocratic method of control which had its roots in Babylon, and we'll touch on that in the next post. The main point is that the State control of religious experience which began in Babylon continued within the Roman Empire and the Solar (and lunar) aspects of these religions are unmistakable.
The rest of this series will explore the reasons why having an economic system premised on unnecessary exploitation and coercion (almost always maintained by force and violence) was and always will be a bad idea--in fact, a very bad idea!