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Article 9, May 5th 2012 AJN/RFB The Science of Consciousness" Once upon a time there was a wise man,

who had a great number of students. Every now and then they asked him where he had gotten his knowledge, and every time he pointed to a golden chest, standing in the corner of his room. The day the man died his self-appointed successors opened the chest and found a book bound in leather. Only a single page in it was written on, and the more they tried, to understand it, the angrier and more disappointed they became: "When you see the difference between the container and the content, you are on the path to wisdom."

The Golden Chest Quote from the "TRADITION"

Basically we, the WTU, try to improve the qualities of the three human centers: The Center of Motion, the Center of Emotion and the Center of Thinking and raise the intensity of mutual connection being only possible on the basis of a fundamental understanding of the tree centers.

The Center of Motion: It is not directly evident which form of intelligence the Center of Motion can take. Our difficulties in imagining the intelligence of the Center of Motion has it' s origin in our assuming that it in any way resembles the Center of Mind's form of intelligence. In fact they do not resemble each other at all. The Center of Mind's intelligence is linked to the past and the future, which is no part of the Center of Motion's experience. However the only thing it is engaged with is the immediate present. It is not interested in achieving something that lies in the future or correcting something of the past. Thing' s are on the other hand not registered in form of memories in the Center of Motion, like known in the Center of Mind. For former the things, events are either active or latent.
For this reason, we in the WTU sumarise the areas and the inputs that act as food to the Center of Motion (GUILD, FIGHT, HEALTH, DRILL) as the so called "School of the Instant".

The Center of Emotion: One can basically say, that in our modern world the intelligence of the Center of Emotion is the worst developed function. Our feelings are unstable and unreliable. We can do nothing unbiased in the end, not even think as we please, since we are not in control of our emotions. Most of the time we are occupied and full with automated emotions like affection and aversion and spend a large part of our existence in emotional states, that are not constructive, like anger, doubt and fear. This lets us realize, how far we are from how human beings should be or let' s say think they should. We have been trained to live through such states entirely through our environment, their eligibility first and foremost coming from the emotional equivalent to the instinctive reaction to pain and physical discomfort. Our feelings are practically in a stage of slavery. The actual function of a feeling, is to perceive things as they really are. This does not happen by seeing, hearing or knowing, but by participation (meaning the getting involved with something). When we are ready to in this way participate, a connection is created, based on awareness and not knowledge. Only then we start to be, what we truly are. For this reason everything related with community and creative activity has got to do with the Center of Emotion. For this reason we in the WTU sumarise the areas and the inputs that act as food to the Center of Emotion as "Art and Martial Art" and "WTU-Tantra". The general term in the WTU is "The Path of the Heart".

The Center of Thinking: About the Center of Thinking we, in our culture, think to know the most about. It is what separates us from the animal. Man has another relation towards time and space, being able to meditate on the past and the future, and with an imagination, functioning independent of any sensory stimulus. That enables us to gain knowledge an animal could never acquire. By abstract thinking we can visualize the world. Still as long as we are not forced to do so by outer difficulties, we spend our life in a sort of dreamy state, while automatically forming images in our head. This process is mainly influenced by our physical awareness: By what we see, hear, touch, taste, smell but also by the overall state of our body, meaning we have different thoughts when we are feeling sick than when healthy.

Those dreams can also take shape of images every now and then. Usually however, they appear as words, internal monologues and internal dialogues. Gurdjieff called this process "formatting", which makes also clear, that in normal state we do not have an intellect, but a mere formatting machine, an automat. This internal dialogue keeps our world running. Through this process we use words regardless of their actual meaning. This automatism is in a modern human being absolutely dominant. Nonetheless we can use this ineffective state of our Center of Thinking, as a first impulse for change. You are actually able to tell the Center of Thinking, different to the Center of Motion and Emotion, something about transformation. The same formative mechanism, that imprisons us in our dreams, can help us: We can get it to form and maintain a non abstract ideal, an image of what we could be. We can thus become aware of the blindness of our state of mind. The first step is the most crucial: Whenever a formative thought comes up in us, putting an idea of work within reach, we should take the according measures so it does not just remain an imagination, but realize it. This function of the Center of Thinking is the fundamental urge to "see". This function arises our demand for things to make sense. However we should not confuse this with discontentment. The consequence is that we no longer follow a certain direction of knowledge, just because we are already accustomed to it. The overall field and the food for this area of the Center of Thinking, we call the "Science of Awareness" in the WTU.

To achieve his or her aim, namely helping the practitioner, a navigator utilizes every tool known to him or her. A human being has many different layers, all influencing each other, they can be mutually supporting or disturbing as well. A holistic course of action acknowledges and uses this circumstance. Normally we know three layers: the layer of motion and instinct, the layer of emotion and artistry and the layer of mind and intellect. Still there are further ones, which have either through a lack of practice and usage like a flaccid muscle fallen into oblivion, or are still in an embryonal state. One could also call the learning target of the practitioner as follows: To bring all the centers and layers of perception into a perfect, high-quality equilibrium. The relevant tools for that cover techniques and exercises for un-conditioning of our thinking, and tools for reaching certain level of consciousness. The outer form of these tools changes according to the requirements and the conditions and circumstances of the time. The automatic, arbitrary use of these tools can lead to when they are thought generally applicable the degeneration of the learning system. People like to copy what has been taught and handed down to them fragmentarily, or what they have watched elsewhere themselves, without knowing the necessary coordinates. You can compare it to a child, watching sick people always go to the apothecary, when in need for a medicament. One day, when the child itself has a cold, it will also go to the apothecary. The door there is open and the chemist just went in another room, so the child takes some random pills and Often people just follow phrases designed for another culture and time ("the more exotic the better"). Or they study and try to learn with tools designated for their ancestors, a long time ago.

These are the following tools, which always have to be adapted to the time, the circumstances and the people themselves: 1.) Visual, acoustic and other sensations: Here music and journeys, people get impulses from are to be put here as well. 2.) Legends, analogies and couched materials: This tools are constructed in a way that they are not supposed to install a conviction in the Center of Thinking, but a pattern or a blueprint, which should help the Center of Thinking to "navigate" in another way. 3.) As addendum to regular human cognitive abilities certain objects are used as symbols. 4.) Through collaborative working and training a specific dynamic is created not based on emotion or indoctrination and brought into flux.

There are 7 kinds of exercises: 1.) Exercises for the Center of Motion 2.) Exercises for the Center of Thinking 3.) Exercises for the Center of Emotion 4.) Exercises for the Center of Motion & the Center of Thinking 5.) Exercises for the Center of Motion & the Center of Emotion 6.) Exercises for the Center of Motion & the Center of Thinking & the Center of Emotion 7.) Exercises for the Center of Motion & the Center of Thinking & the Center of Emotion & automatisms

That way we provide every of the three "centers" with high-quality nutrition according to a certain recipe. The impulses resulting from that begin spreading in waves and remove obstacles. Such a whole and complete human being has individuality and "character". And that "character" has a will and only it has will a power flowing through everything, but only a whole "character" can make use of that power. Observing the development of a human with will, one realizes, he or she can get in conflict with the surrounding society. Such a human will seem to his fellow man as authoritarian, arrogant or not selfcritical enough, or else such a human being will begin arranging oneself in the modern niveau, level of communication. This means: One has to speak the petty language of modern man, with it' s superficial and sophisticated intellectual modulations. An aspect of this language is it' s ineffectiveness. One is constantly forced to express every point he or she tries to make with numerous justifications. In order to be taken serious, one has to assure oneself, by confirming and backing up what one tries to say with as many quotes from so called authorities as possible. In the everyday life such behavior is reflected in referring to something, that has been said in a newspaper or in television. People think they are educated and well informed, when they can parrot as many information as possible. And they think, when many people have said something before, or when it is shown on TV or written in a newspaper, it somehow has to be true. Conformity is confused with education and insight. If it is just someone' s personal understanding, resulting from someone' s own comprehension, someones "character", someone' s access, a fact is commonly seen as irrelevant, however true it might be. Whatever can be expressed complicated and long-winded, can be said easier and usually more accurate. Why that is not done? Because it alienates people. Because it touches tabus. People rather stick to acted powerlessness and lacking keenness. People are but a shadow of what they could be, just as if a curse would lie upon them. They are hurt and weakened deep down inside. Powerlessness predominates. People can no longer come back to their roots to draw strength. They therefore have no longer quality or just a distorted image of quality. What do we intend in the WTU? We unfold "Quality" in our life. "Quality" is always quality. "Quality" has something to do with authenticity. It just takes different shapes, and appears on the outside in different clothes. That, which has "Quality" / authenticity in ourselves, exactly that is their original source and whatever comes in touch with it is "touched" by it!

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