Chase: “I’m 25 as of now. I’m growing my hermit’s beard hahaha. I haven’t been to college. And I dropped out of high school in 11th grade.”
me: “Steve Jobs, Collin Wilson…. They (and I) would say you are untainted with flecks of paint. I don’t know what I mean by that. Probably that the original, the genuine, is unmasked. Or probably you’re free to (yes!) you’re free to shift paradigms. Please take me with you. You are my guide and guardian in the Other (need a word) Atom?”
Chase: “Haha It’s simple. First realize nihilism or nothingness in it’s entirety. Realize that this is truth and that nothing you or anyone else presupposes as truth is true. Nothing is true, everything is permitted. (I had several people who tried to combat me on this by saying, is it true that nothing is true? For some reason everyone wants to argue with me…) You permit within your mind what your truth is by your mental acceptance. Research all you can about nihilism and dive into it head first and make this your reality. It begins as faith, then it will become (with enough thought) the truest reality you can know to exist. Nothing is true, everything is permitted.
Upon achieving this, you can then pick any religion. Start with one you truly hate. This will become your religion. There is no end date until you come back to the realization of nothingness.
Nothing is true, everything is permitted.
Once you have chosen your first religion, then proceed to understand all of it’s facets. Learn the mysticism, read the books, watch videos, communicate with others part of your religion. Learn everything you possibly can. Worship the God or Goddess of the religion. Pray to it. Perform the austerities such as fasting and meditation. Follow the religions rules of conduct. This is your religion. Believe in it.
Once you arrive back at phase 1 realization, stay in this mode as long as you like. You can even learn that phase 1 is not inherently true either. Or move onwards to a different religion. Do the same thing with it until you are at least 90% sure this one is true. Live and breathe it. Study it. Become a devotional devotee of your new religion.
You can learn that all religion’s major philosophers had one thing in common. And that is an understanding of God/Goddess is not external or outside of your own self. There is nothing that really exists outside of yourself. To you, if you were to cease to exist, then everyone else within reality would also cease to exist along with you. If your reality ends, so too does everything and everyone else. At least from your perspective. But how do you know there is anything other than your self?
Belief paradigm shifting can be fun or very painful to the mind. Be careful because others could consider you mad, because 90% of the population will not even understand if you try to explain it to them. Maybe that’s why I am a recluse.”