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Modern human is a remnant of Heidelberg man
What makes us human? Is it consciousness? Is it our ability to reach reality? And specifically better than other species? Do we have a purpose? Are we closer to the gods because of that? Because humans represent such a radical break with…
Where have we come from?
Meanwhile, in Africa Dry and cracked land where nothing grows anymore. Africa probably looked like this after more than 200,000 years of the Saale glaciation about 130.000 years ago. Ice age caused an extended drought during its existence and drove the local…

What is "Homo Reliquiae"?

Note! This blog contains highly controversial claims! Moreover, many of the views do not correspond to general scientific theories.
The articles here try to convince you why we humans should be called homo reliquiae instead of homo sapiens (wise

). Homo reliquiae means a “surviving man”. We are not wise—sapiens—but just ancient remains and relics of our original species, homo heidelbergensis (bodoensis). This blog also tries to convince you that understanding ourselves is possible and that in addition to questions, there are also answers. After 20 years of studying, I have concluded that the emergence of modern humans +100.000 years ago virtually meant that we left behind, abandoned, and gave up [relinquere] a critical feature that used to make us mentally adults. My hypothesis proposes to limit the origin of modern humans to microevolutionary events. That means modern humans are not a new species, but a defective modification of Heidelberg man. Now all human adults are just overaged teenagers. Because of this, we can’t understand life and its various phenomena. I have no tools to prove this, but my articles offer interesting circumstantial evidence to support this hypothesis. I should point out that almost all of my arguments differ from the prevailing and paradigmatic views regarding man and development. Otherwise, I guess there would be no idea to present them.

The logic behind psychedelic experiences?
We can discuss psychedelics in two different ways, either distorting or revealing reality. If we treat them as distorting or hallucinogens, there is no point in looking for their logic because substances that distort reality have nothing to do with understanding reality.…
What is reality?
Modern neuroscience has come to realise a curious thing: the complex human nervous system creates an artificial reality in the human mind. Anil Seth,  a British professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex,  rightly questions the human concept…
What is Shame
For every teen, there will finally come a desire to cut loose from their parents. That is the beginning of the change from childhood to adulthood. However, the imaginings of a young adult can in no way match up to what’s coming.…

FAQ

Have we lost our ability to have transcendental experiences as we grow up?
First, transcendental experiences belong only to adulthood, be they spontaneous or psychedelic. Already the young may get some idea of the subconscious, but our bodies naturally do not allow them to experience anything deeper than that. The young grow up as they…
What is being an adult? I don’t think there is an objective definition for this.
I am redefining mental adulthood as a consequence of my hypothesis. The mystical experience can only be understood, in my view, as a lost and suddenly re-appearing adulthood. So it is something very different from the ”social” adulthood we are used to.…
How did you reach your conclusions? Through the psychedelic state?
Not through psychedelics, but through a mystical experience. Mystical experience has been quite well described in Wikipedia, while it is not explained there as I see it. I am referring, in particular, to the rarely manifested version of it which is produced…
Worth watching
The real world by Alan Watts
I respect Alan Watts (1915-73), widely known for his books and speeches on Oriental philosophy. He speaks openly and clearly, always intending to get the listener to understand the heart of his message. And I think he only really had one, but all…
Hofmann’s Potion
The great scientist Albert Hofmann should be taken seriously — much more seriously than is being done today. Hofmann clearly understood that LSD or psychedelics, in general, carry a great mystery. Psychedelics are not just medicine for the mentally anxious and distressed,…

Philosophy

What is wrong with philosophy
Why does philosophy often not help to understand the human mind and, the contrary, obscure things? Why are questions of philosophy “eternal”? The “mother of Sciences” has influenced the entire way we read the human mind and see it as…
“Mind at Large”
”We should do well to consider much more seriously... the type of theory Bergson put forward in connection with memory and sense perception. The suggestion is that the function of the brain and nervous system and sense organs is in…

Mysticism and Religion

Richard Dawkins and the nuisance of religion
An evolutionary biologist and a well-known advocate of scientific thinking, Richard Dawkins seems to criticize religion and belief because these are based on mass hysteria and fear as a political tool. However, science works differently. It is contemplating without being subjected to…
Mysticism and Philosophy
Mysticism and Philosophy is a book on mystical experience published by Walter Terence Stace in 1960. Stace's work is, as its name implies, a philosophical work. It is not about life skills, an ethical guide, but a clarification of concepts (mostly mystical…

Articles from the book