External authorities, contracts and the illusion of transformation.

Recently I was introduced to a video in which the individual speaking appealed to a ‘spiritual court of equity’ to hear their declaration of severance from all kinds of spiritual contracts. There were a number of things that struck me in the video as being out of order, but it was this concept of some cosmic spiritual court that I wanted to deal with first. I’ve noticed that amongst many who resonate to any number of variants of New Age religious philosophy, the references to ‘galactic federations’, ‘spiritual courts of equity’, councils, overlords, Archangels, Universal Creators, gods and other such entities is frequently put forward as a solution to the global problems that currently beset the planet. There appears to be zero perspective on the reasons why these appeals to external authorities is not only an action reflecting Empire’s purpose and intention, it’s also useless if one wants an empowered, Empire immune planetary community.

(BTW, I’m not interested in discussions about the veracity of these beliefs, which would be nothing but a different shade of heteronomy itself; what I am interested in is clarifying the limitations of any of the current planetary perspectives, embedded within Empire as they are, regardless of shape, tone or message. )

The concept of a ‘spiritual court of equity’ is still founded on the philosophy of and ultimate reliance on an *externally governing force*, an overlord, an external authority under which other Beings are subordinate. This is Empire in a different suit. Courts of *all* kinds-the various colour of law, including ecclesiastical, or the courts of rulers and kings, a different kind of domination from the former- were created for *individuals that couldn’t get their own shit together in some way or another* and needed an external authority to intervene for them. Sui generis is the antithesis of this: there is no external authority because in a system of individuals that recognise their own unique authority external authority isn’t necessary.


I’ll give you the analogy of the immune system. While an immune system is weak and the individual is struggling, external agents- herbal remedies, vitamin therapies etc- can be useful to support that individual through their process, but the aim is to eventually create a robust immune system that can deal effectively with any challenge that individual experiences. Individuals who rely on external agencies for their health are never truly independent; they are always subject to their reliance on the external agent for their wellbeing. This creates a dependency within the organism that, if not remedied, has lifelong effects that limit the possibilities of that individual. The object of any whole system healing modality is to raise the function of the individual to the highest point of autonomy possible, not to continue with a dependency that isn’t necessary or useful. (This is the contrast between the purpose and intention of holistic healing systems and big pharma: one has the individual’s best interests at the forefront and the other has the interests of the corporate hegemony’s profits. This creates two monumentally different intentions and outcomes.)

To expand this example out into the macro, any society that cannot function without external agency as authority is unhealthy and dependent on a subtle yet profound level: dependency on external agency creates the thin edge of the Empire wedge, a weakness that can, over time, be exploited by those that do not require such dependency- those who are willing and prepared to act to create their own realities. That the realities generated by such individuals are generally at the expense of the dependents is part of the inevitable outcome of dependency: those that do not create for themselves will have their reality created for them and one size fits all realities usually fit the individual really badly, one way or another. Only the individual can ever know what is truly best for them; external agencies are only ever going to be able to best guess and that will depend on the purpose and intention of their foundational platform.

Are those who recognise their own Creator abilities interested in supporting a system that encourages and fosters spiritual dependencies? What sort of ‘creator’ is interested in fostering and promoting a sense of permanent dependence within its creation? What kind of parent is the individual who deliberately creates dependency in their child, for their own particular agenda and purpose? Do we consider that kind of behaviour-the manipulation of individuals into dependencies- to be healthy? If we wouldn’t consider the deliberate fostering of dependence in a child to the degree where that dependence cripples their ability to be effective creators of their own adult life to be an acceptable model of physical and emotional patterning, why would we accept the same concept as a spiritual model? Why do we accept spiritual models that, under the guise of ‘loving compassion’ or ‘spiritual assistance’ or any of the other sugar coated flavourings, are used to perpetuate a model of spiritual dependence as the ‘way the universe works’?

I’m not in the least bit interested in appealing to any external authority to take care of any situation that I’m facing- I want to do that on my own. I don’t want an external authority to ‘rescue’ me, I want the ability to take care of mySelf regardless of the situation. To this end I’ve been considering the issue of immune system in the micro-macro scale, exploring the possibility of an immune system that has developed effective mechanisms for dismissing energetic and spiritual heteronomy, the actions of those who would dominate and control me. For me to feel secure in my ability to navigate the physical realm, it’s become apparent to me that I need an effective immune response to psychopathic domination, be it in the singular individual or the macro scale planetary domination system. I want to have an immune system that effectively responds to heteronomy in any form, including physical threat.

Eco-systems have system wide immune responses that trigger when a system is threatened from an external agency; the planet has the ability to respond to the threat of solar winds and actually has an ‘immune system response’ of sorts that cause various elements of the biosphere to actively respond to solar activity. The problem for the eco-system is that the concept of an element becoming psychotically detached from an awareness of its own interdependency with the system was never factored for: in other words, our current planetary ecosystem has no effective strategies or responses in place for the glaring problem of profoundly dissociated sentient Beings, commonly called ‘humans’. The micro of this is the observation that individual Beings have similarly not yet developed an immune response that comprehensively deals with the issue of the psychopathic predator element within their community and culture; communities have no effective immune response to protect them from psychopathic incursion and, upscaled, entire nations are similarly without effective immune strategies.

The common answer to this observation is the suggestion that it is possible to use the elements of Empire against Empire itself: ‘economic sanctions’, ‘political action’ creating ‘new laws’ that will force individuals and communities into various behaviours; if these fail then the fall back of threat of violence, actions of violence and outright war are the next behaviours of in the limited repertoire. The irony is that Empire has woven its own mythos so successfully into the planetary community’s consciousness that individuals who propose these- or other heteronomy based solutions- often have little to no idea that they are actually perfectly serving Empire’s intentions, desires and goals. The possibility that there can- and are- entirely different ways of achieving the outcomes of peace, abundance for all and a planetary community that is utterly unreliant on external agency for its wellbeing is beyond the mindset of such individuals.

This isn’t the domain of those whose worldview and perspective is solely created by the mainstream media and dominant culture; it’s open knowledge that the majority of the New Age religion-disguised- as-transformative-philosophy was created to serve the interests of the dominant paradigm and throttle the exploration of new paradigms, platforms and perspectives. The immotility embedded within the thinking of even those promoted as ‘agents of change’ hides itself in the artful deception that moving a piece around on the board constitutes actual transformation: part of this deception lies within the language itself.

butterfly is a transformation

Change is not evolution. Change is not transformation, it is a shift from one thing that is already known to another thing that is already known; social evolution is an entirely different creature from social change. This is why I never use words such as ‘revolution’ to describe the social transformation I’m interested in: despite the way the language is commonly used, revolution means to move in a circular motion around an unchanging central hub. In the case of societies, the central hub is the mythos upon which that society functions, the foundation of beliefs and consensus reality that the society has agreed to play by. For the majority of human history in this particular cycle of commonly accepted history (which has nothing to do with any actual history of humanity, but rather is just the version of history which those in control have created to promote their own particular purposes and intentions), a mass questioning of the underlying mythos has never been undertaken.

This isn’t to say that various communities haven’t been successfully engaged in considering questions about the apparent mythos- the issues of religion, of political, military and economic dominance, racism, sexism and the whole swathe of seemingly insurmountable challenges that currently plague the planetary community: there has been an increasing groundswell of challenges to the dominant paradigm, deconstruction of a thousand ‘sacred’ limitations and restrictions of the individual and the community, micro to macro. None of these to date have managed to get to the heart of the infinitely headed hydra and as a result the planetary community is being led by the nose, manipulated and shepherded into precisely the behaviours that the controllers want them to display.

While individuals are oblivious to the hub around which they revolve they will continue to act in exactly the ways that have been set out for them. They will continue to follow the hidden dictates of those engineering the behaviours, the psychology and the culture that is emerging as dominant on the planet; they will continue to be bewildered by the failure of their revolutions and uprisings to transform anything at all.

This is why the sui generis is unlike any other platform on the planet: it identifies and remedies the central hub, the operating platform that the psychopathic Wetiko culture requires in order to function. It names the one thing upon which every act of harm against any other individual, creature or ecosystem is built on; it identifies that which must be present in order for harm to occur to another.

That foundational element is heteronomy.

Heteronomy is both the belief that, for whatever reason, one individual or group can dominate and control another individual, group, creature or living system and it is the actions that spring from that belief. Without the foundational platform of belief in heteronomy, no harm could be done to another without the awareness that such harm was simultaneously being done to Self, one’s community and entire system of support. To function, heteronomy encompasses the idea of Self as separate from everything else; heteronomy engages and incorporates the concept of groups, classifications and ‘other’ in order to accomplish its goals and intentions.

Heteronomy creates Empire.

 Without heteronomy, it is impossible to create a system by which others are dominated and controlled. Those without the philosophy of heteronomy do not naturally engage in the domination and control of others; they recognise implicitly the co-creative nature of the multiverse and function from that platform. Heteronomy allows the perspective of ‘us and them’ through a sleight of hand, the equating of ‘similar’ with same, the emergence of sameness as a category that defines ‘not us’, classification weaponised to create a means of dominating and controlling anything outside the desires, goals and intentions of the few who control the definitions.


Sui generis is the remedy to heteronomy. Sui generis is the term used to describe something that is unique, beyond categorisation and generic; sui generis points to a reality that most individuals recognise in a limited fashion but have been deliberately discouraged from taking to the logical amplification- that all Beings, creatures and living systems are sui generis, unique, without peer, not subject to category, homogenisation, limitation, definition, discrimination, control or domination by any external agent. Sui generis is its own jurisdiction, its own authority: the controllers have used this in commerce and copyright to set the worth of a unique object, work of art, book, creation, but they have steadfastly maintained their division of sui generis from living Beings because living, sui generis Beings cannot be put under the domination of an external agency. It’s in their own law, which they themselves are dependent on for the constructs of their own commercial agencies, the rules by which they play amongst themselves: these are part of the hidden ‘law’ that courts and other agencies of rule are using when individuals who do not know they are seen as property enter into. Everything is commerce in the world of the pathocracy and commerce needs established rules for setting the worth of something. The foundational principle of sui generis is the bottom line that does this in their system.

Sui generis in action dissolves the heteronomy in this way: a sui generis Being knows what they are and that they are not a thing. They know that their authority begins and ends with their own Being; that which makes them unique are the very same elements that make all other Beings unique, so they have no basis upon which to claim any false superiority over another individual, creature or living system- which includes the planet. They know that an action of heteronomy is an act against the sui generis principle itself, which they rely on to maintain their own autonomy and self regulating authority; only the insane act in ways that are contrary to their own wellbeing and thus actions based in heteronomy are the actions of the insane.

Empire is revealed in totality for what it actually is: an expression of disorder, disturbance, a psychological and emotional pathosis which, if left unchecked, threatens all life around it. Empire is recognised as the enemy of individual and communal evolution; it is finally seen as the predator it truly is and responded to appropriately.

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  1. Songs for the Otherkind » Deconstructing the right to dominate via ‘democratic process’ and other subjective despotisms. October 18, 2014 3:25 pm  Reply

    […] S: Simply put, no, they are not. I’ve written a substantial essay on the difference between the two and comprehending the nature of contracts is part of the getting clear of heteronomy. Essentially, *agreements*, as I said, contain the awareness of the shifting nature of Life within them, they are not set in stone; contracts, on the other hand, are absolutely written in stone and are designed to be enforced, which requires enforcers, which sets up the new platforms of the next Empire.  http://songsfortheotherkind.com/blog/external-authorities-contracts-and-the-illusion-of-transformati… […]

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