Book of the House of the Conscious Mind
The definition of religion is subjective, however, a person's right to practice their “beliefs” is a sacred right as a human being, and something most people treat with respect, so long as there is no conflict of interest with another community. I grew up studying the Judaeo-christian Bible, with a Jewish father and Maronite Catholic mother, near the United States largest Muslim population, and as a teenager studied many religious texts, from the Bahagavad Gita, Egyptian Book of the Dead, to books on Norse Paganism, Alchemy, even the Necronomicon and Book of the SubGenius. The most fascinating part being the practitioners deep level of devotion to obvious myths. While not being able to relate to traditional belief systems, I have always been drawn to sound, rhythm, and music, and feel an overwhelming emptiness within myself if I cannot hear the traditional rhythmic music of my community played at proper volume levels for extended periods of time, from evening through the following day without a second of silence, or a break in the rhythm. At the time of this writing, in my current location of the United States, it is illegal to play music in any public format past a designated time, not for noise ordinances, but only to comply with another communities religious practice. Their beliefs have penetrated the legal system of a country supposed to be based on separation of church and state, and have directly prohibited my community from participating in our own form of worship, which is a basic human practice that the very first known cultures on Earth experienced, that includes social gatherings and dancing to rhythmic sounds for extended periods of time. We have been gathering as a community for well over 30 years at the time of this writing, and have been continuously religiously persecuted, with many of our members being arrested and jailed for practicing their faith. In my youth I did not understand the level of hypocrisy and persecution I was experiencing, but as a middle aged adult with decades of life experience, the discrimination is clear, and it is obvious that we deserve and are entitled to the same legal protections as the groups who have put strict regulations on our service.
Belief and Instinct
The reason we as humans have so many beliefs is that we have so many unknowns, it is a common human survival instinct, and subconscious brain activity to regulate mental health, because humans need something we commonly refer to as closure, an answer to the questions we ask out of both our curious nature and desire for knowledge. Beliefs are just guesses – they are not knowledge of any form. The vast majority of religions available to humans on planet earth rely on a mechanism called “blind faith”. Blind is telling you not to look, and faithis asking you to accept someone elses guess as factual information, in other words – don't ask questions. This is achieved by the easiest and lowest form of manipulation which is fear. Most religions are formed around the belief in a higher power, or godlike figure who will not only punish you in your current life on Earth, but also any possible existences after you are dead if you don't have blind faith. They have flipped this blindly accepting someone's guess into a mark of strength and pride as opposed to weakness and gullibility, which is someone who easily accepts lies as truth, and can be manipulated to one's will without effort. No person knows what happens to us or our consciousness after our body is dead, but most religions offer this knowledge as a reward for blind faith, even though it is not knowledge at all, but just another belief, so you need to believe in order to believe. A tremendous fear of death (coupled with our pain mechanism) is what keeps us humans from making fatal errors like jumping off cliffs, and guides many of our daily choices, like exposure to disease, what nutrients we consume, the number of offspring we have; etc. so even the prospect of getting an answer to life's biggest question can become the primary focus of life itself, regardless of how little sense the answer would make to anyone outside of that specific community. Fear of Missing Out is also a very real human mechanism, we also live in fear of not experiencing events that can enrich our consciousness, thus all religions offer a fantastic reward better than anything existing on Earth, after death, in exchange for blind faith and submission to someone else's guess -to the point where people are manipulated to believe this current life does not even matter, and is only a test for a greater unseen promise that if not delivered on, is the individuals fault for not having enough blind faith. In Earth's Common Era 2021, the dominant religion believes in symbolically drinking the blood of their deity, and prays to the ancient torture device used to martyr such according to their mythology, which is a reinterpretation of an older mythology, based on what all of the dominant religions have in common: Sun Worship. Life on this planet is fully dependent on a star we call the Sun, whose proximity is the perfect distance to keep the Earth the proper narrow temperature range for water, which would become ice if too cold, and gas if too hot. Every life-form on the planet is made of over 50% water, thus we cannot exist outside of these very real conditions. Every major religious holiday is based around solar events such as the annual day with the least amount of visible sun, winter solstice, and the time of year it's continuous movement appears to stop for 3 days, the Equinox, in conjunction with the amount of the Earth's shadow that is cast on our Moon, a giant spherical rock orbiting our planet clearly visible at night.
To overcome the human instinct of fearing the unknown is a goal all human beings should strive to achieve. It is natural to form beliefs, but those beliefs should be based on the most current and accurate scientific information, not someone else's guess. Our combined knowledge as a species is constantly growing and evolving, and so should our beliefs. New information that conflicts with our current beliefs should not be seen as a threat, but an opportunity to evolve and enrich our experience on Earth. It is also important to understand the difference between culture/tradition and religious belief, in that you can practice the ceremonies of your ancestors for reasons of tradition and cultural preservation, while accepting the mythology behind the practice is pure fiction, regardless of how strongly previous generations believed those stories as fact.
Our original services were referred to as warehouse parties, as they often took place in unused and abandoned warehouses from previous eras. The main objective is having the best possible professional sound played continuously throughout the night, into the morning, so warehouses were ideal, as they could fit speakers stacked as tall as 4 or 5 average people, and accommodate various size audiences depending on configuration, while not drawing attention from non-participants.
The officiate of the ritual is referred to as the DJ – which stands for “disk jocky” - a term originally used to describe the people who used disc shaped records to transmit pre-recorded music to a wide audience. While the original DJ's played all types of music with breaks between songs, we have evolved, and refined the music to a specific type that puts ourselves in an advanced mind-state without any distractions from melodic human narratives, while keeping the beat continuous – creating the perfect environment to explore your own consciousness with clarity, while freeing your mind from controlling your body, which is then controlled by the unstopping rhythm. Those who have experienced this feel a profound connection to the greater universe through a common language of sound and rhythm that binds all people on all planets.
You are not obligated to do anything at all. While official weekly meetings are always a goal in a building owned or leased by the organization, this religion can be celebrated anywhere there is continuous music that fits the criteria described within this book. If you live outside populated areas where these options are present, you can invest in a full range public address sound reproduction system starting for approximately the same monetary cost as a large size sleeping bed, or 5% the cost of an “automobile” transportation device, and through wireless communication systems you can obtain and transmit continuous music provided or recommended by the House, or discovered on your own. Music is a greater force than any human words could be, so there's no speech or secret information you are missing out on by practicing at your own home. You do miss out on the social experience, and in-person networking with people from all corners of the planet who attend events.
We hear and feel random noises and vibrations in almost any environment without taking notice, but as soon as those sounds are arranged into a mathematical pattern, we subconsciously start moving our bodies, if even a simple toe or head movement. We recognize repetition as rhythm, and it has a deep physical connection to us as humans. Over longer periods of time his repetition will guide your physical motion giving your consciousness the freedom to explore your mind without the burden of controlling your body.
There are many types of music for many purposes. Music is as diverse and fascinating as the individuals who populate our planet. Many humans on Earth have melodies and rhythms going on within their heads beyond their control. While we can steer and guide our random thoughts, and have free will over our actions, most humans completely lack the ability to control the music that plays in their head when no sound is audible. Conscious effort to silence this only makes the phantom music louder and more pronounced. To some, their head is filled with familiar sounds, while other human heads are filled with original unheard textures and patterns they can be compelled to reproduce in the real world with instruments or audio recording devices. For those music creators, the need to produce music can be as instinctive as the need to eat, or sleep. We know that when music is played, people come together to experience it, and our lack of understanding why does not stop us from accepting its importance, and recognizing that this experience is natural, and essential to being human.
In its most basic form, music is air moving at a variable frequency that mimics the waveform seen on any type of visualization device. A speaker is a device that pushes the air back and forth at that same variable frequency. Frequency is just a term for how many times the waveform repeats within a second, and everything on this planet, from living cells, to the magnetic energy in your brain that transmits thoughts and actions, vibrates at a specific frequency and unique waveform shape. These are things that can easily be measured with common scientific equipment. Even a solid tone played through a speaker is the same shape moving at hundreds or thousands of cycles every second, but because it is moving so fast you don't hear the fluctuation, the same way you would not see the individual blades of a fan when the motor is spinning them, but the repetition is very much there. When you repeat the same musical phrase over time, you are also creating a unique waveform played at a specific frequency. We do not understand the greater energy these repetitive musical phrases are generating, but the emotional response and triggers we receive from fluctuation of tone over set intervals of time are undeniable, and a not yet understood essential element of life itself. Exploring this relationship between sound, repetition, and emotion is the core of what House of the Conscious Mind is about.
To become ordained as an Officiate of the House of the Conscious Mind, you must have personal interaction and approval from the founding member. This meeting can take place anywhere in the world if the candidate is hosting, or the individual can travel to Detroit, requiring 10 days of personal interaction and production of an official service. Once ordained, you will have the ability to produce services in your local area under, and in support of the head House of the Conscious Mind organization, conduct legal marriages; etc.