The Book of Little Triggers- C. Furnace,  Friends and Teachers  - copyright  2005

 

  The Book Of Little Triggers

The BOOK OF LITTLE TRIGGERS  is actually a collection of index cards I started in the 1970s to collect both quotes from various sources and my own thoughts to which I had an "AHA!" experience. I still add to it, and take it out for inspiration and meditation. I have attributed the work of others, and positioned it after my own entries. Thanks to all who inspired me, especially Miron Murcury , Robert Anton Wilson, Dr. Tim Leary and Dr. John Lilly. If any of the old members of The Network (Ted Schulz?) read this, thanks for linking us all up!

Standing upright and breathing is a good place to be.

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Courtesy is the currency of civilization

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When you see Godzilla, stay away from Tokyo

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The only waste is imagination

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Perfection is the goal

Improvement is the method

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Nothing that can be remembered is completely true

Nothing that can be imagined is completely false

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Why walk and talk when you can sing and dance?

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Commit yourself to little deaths and greater resurrections

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When you find an obstacle too tough to move

you've found a place to stand

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The awakened have no problems, merely challenges

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The future is forever beginning now

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Mihi Diem Perficias (Make today a perfect day)

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The dedicated student teaches to learn

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A teacher can only guide you up to his or her own limitations

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A fear conquered is a power gained

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 Every act of anger costs

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Enlightenment is a leprechaun

take your attention away for a moment and it disappears

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Dancing with the Tao

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When surfing the currents of change, find the current first

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Better to reign in Self than serve in heaven

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The most fundamental distinction is between Content and Process

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Adventure = inconvenience, excitement and potential danger

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End goals take priority over process goals

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Where is the dividing line between subjective perception and "objective" reality?

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Goals, not expectations

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The Lion Tamed formula is Power + Focus = Strength

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synchromesh

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Love Thyself (then find someone you like better)

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Why attempt Magick? Like Number 6 in THE PRISONER,

we are all captives of our beliefs and perceptions.

I'm seducing my jailer!

("They've given him a number and taken away his name")

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Yod (Thesis), Heh (Antithesis) Vau (Synthesis)  and Heh (Progress)

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Now listen to the voice of persistence  -  Miron Murcury

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Solve et Coagula (break Form to release Force, focus Force to build new Form) - Alchemy

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The State is the chief cause of Anarchism, Capitalism is the chief cause of Socialism, Thesis is the chief cause of Antithesis, the Past is the chief cause of the Future - Robert Anton Wilson (my interpretation)

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Hate is dysfunctional. If I hate you, I put a turd in my pocket and search for you all week. When I finally see you, I throw this dried out turd at you and it bounces off. Now who's pocket smells like shit?  -  Dick Gregory

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The whole function of Crowley's Magick, Leary's Neurologic, Tibetan Tantra and Dr. John Lilly's Metaprogramming is to experiment with alternative belief systems or models until you realize that holding to any one model is stupid and self-limiting  -  Robert Anton Wilson

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Infiltrate the future now! - Dr. Tim Leary

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This statement is false - Zen

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In the East, the sun rises from Earth to Heaven. In the West, it descends from Heaven to Earth.

(This explains the variations in the two spiritual systems developed) - Alta La Dage

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Switch that bitch from negative to whole-ass positive - Vaughn Bode

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That which does not kill us makes us stronger - Nietzsche

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Who is the one more trustworthy than all the Buddhas and Sages?   - Robert Anton Wilson

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The greatest hero is he who walks away from a fight he knows he could have won  - Bruce Tegner

Use the least amount of force necessary to control the situation. Ron Savage

Swear the oath of peace - Stephen Donaldson

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A great truth is a truth whose opposite is also a great truth. Without paradoxes there is no hope of progress         - Niels Bohr

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Stalking: 1) a warrior chooses his battleground 2) discard everything that is unnecessary  3) consciously decide which battles to enter. Remember, each battle is for your life 4) Relax. Abandon yourself. Fear nothing 5) When facing impossible odds, retreat and concern yourself with something else 6) Compress time, warriors don't waste an instant 7) a stalker never pushes to the front, but works from behind the scene and looks like an innocent bystander - Carlos Castaneda

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The way up is the way down  - Robert Anton Wilson

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A preliminary to any raising of our sights towards a higher vision of life is that our thinking should have   absorbed  the truths of the previous level  - Louis Pauwels  

 Einstein swallowed Newton alive and kicking - James Blish  

 Lower things will be found again in higher things, though in another form  - Plato
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Why not be all I can be? Why not be the whole fucking river, though I'm programmed to think I'm just a bubble?  - Vaughn Bode

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To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower. Hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour - William Blake

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There are four principles to unify mind and body: 1) keep one point, growing infinitely more dense, in  the belly (your center) 2) relax completely 3) keep your weight underside 4) extend your Ki into the universe -            Koichi Tohei , Aikido Master

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The Robot (that part of out mind which is automated)  - Dr. Tim Leary

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Yoga is: Sit still! Stop thinking! Shut up! Get out! - Aleister Crowley

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The Observer watches the Observed AND the Observer  - Gurjeff

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Sex is the craving for the mingling of consciousness, whose symbol is the mingling of bodies - Colin Wilson

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Distinguish between the Map and the Territory - Dr. John Lilly

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You can lead an ass to wisdom, but you can't make it think - Robert Anton Wilson

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0 = 2    - Aleister Crowley

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Accepting help honors the Helper - Stephen Donaldson

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Recognize everything around you as Nirvana, hear all sounds as Mantra, see all beings as Buddha                       - John Blofeld

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In the alembic (chalice or container) of thine heart, through the athanor (furnace) of affliction, seek thou            the true stone of the Wise  - Alchemy

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And the Light shineth in Darkness, and the Darkness comprehendeth it not.Out of Darkness, let the Light arise      - The Golden Dawn

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All things pass thru the period of action, then they return to repose. They grow, bud, blossom and fruit. Then they return to the root  - Dao De Jing of Lao Zi tr. Aleister Crowley

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Wait like a mountain, pounce like a tiger  - The Tao Te Ching of Lao Tzu

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The answer is" It's more fun that way". What was the question? - Edgar Rice Burroughs

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That which is untried remains impossible - Stephen Donaldson

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The belief in coincidence is the most wide-spread superstition of our time - Dion Fortune

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What is above knows that which is below, but not vice versa. One climbs, one sees. One descends, one sees no longer but one has seen  -  Rene Daumal

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Show me the face you had before you were born  - Zen

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The final secret of the Illuminati is to turn gravity into levity - Robert Anton Wilson

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To light a candle is to cast a shadow  - Ursula LeGuin

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The label is unimportant if the Truth is known - H.P. Blavatsky

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All it takes is the resolution: Think. Know. Act. Now. - Robert Anton Wilson

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Synergistic  2+2 = 5   -  Bucky Fuller

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Three ways to expand your intelligence: 1) expand the scope, source and intensity of the information you receive 2) constantly revise your reality maps and seek new metaphors about the future to understand the present 3) develop external networks, spend time with people as smart or smarter than yourself. Seek out those who are smart in ways and about subjects unknown to you - Dr. Tim Leary

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Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law. Love is the law. Love under will. - Aleister Crowley

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In the subatomic world we can never know both the position and momentum of a particle with great accuracy. The better we know one, the hazier we must be about the other - Werner Heisenberg

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I am the Sun in it's rising, passed through the hour of cloud and night. I am Amoun the Concealed One, the Opener of the day. I am Osiris Onnophris, the Justified One, Lord of Life triumphant over Death. There is no part of me that is not of the Gods - The Golden Dawn

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You attached to that which you attack. That is the tar baby principle  - Robert Anton Wilson

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The thirty spokes join in their nave, that is One. Yet the wheel depends for use upon the hollow place for the axle. Clay is shaped to make vessels, but the contained space is what is useful. Matter is therefore of use only to make limits of the space which is the thing of real value - Dao De Jing of Lao Zi tr. Aleister Crowley

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Sometimes life is intensely interesting and meaningful, and this meaning seems to be an objective fact, like sunlight. At other times it's as meaningless as the wind. We accept their eclipse of meaning (unfortunately). Sex gives us a glimpse of a concentration of mind that would make us God-like if we could command it in other spheres. Human life is dream-like because most human beings exist passively. Their consciousness is little more than a reflection of their environment. Nothing is worth possessing except this intensity of consciousness. Only in moments of relaxation do we achieve a state where consciousness is at once fully awake and yet unfocused.         - Colin Wilson

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Green    Red

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Tempus Loquendi, Tempus Tacendi (there is a time to speak and a time to be silent) - Robert Anton Wilson

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Definition: Magick is the science and art of causing change to occur in conformity to will. Postulate: Any required change may be effected by the application of the proper kind and amount of force in the proper manner through the proper channel to the proper object. So, 1) every intentional act is a m,agickal act. 2) every successful act has conformed to the Postulate. 3) Every failure proves that one or more of the elements of the Postulate have not been fulfilled. 4) The first requisite for causing  (specific) change is a thorough understanding of the situation. 5) The second requisite for causing any change is the practical ability to set in right motion the necessary forces.  - Aleister Crowley

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    Control the focus of your attention and the state of your body to cause internal change

 - Tony Robbins

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