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This blog/site continues to evolve – just as I do.

The popular posts and pages are in the sidebar.

Of particular interest to me:

Of course, you’ll find people have been coming here to find out about phenoms such as Burt Goldman and his Quantum Jumping.

I write, edit, and publish books from my working Missouri farm.

Notable ones are:

“Go Thunk Yourself!” – a self-help guide

“Get Your Self Scam Free!” – obvious

“The Online Sunshine Plan” – Internet marketing guide

and a recent addition (my last self-help book)

“Freedom Is (period.)”

And my current plans are to segue over into cartoons, as I’ve been drawing these all my life and people like them – plus it brings me peace to help others smile. (Stay tuned, as this will be it’s own new site.)

Now, below these few paragraphs is a longer explanation of what I’ve been up to. But you can simply skip over to the sidebar to find out what’s interesting to you.

What  you’ll find on this site is what continues to interest me. And I hope it resonates and is helpful you you on some level or other.

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For some years, most of this life, I’ve been searching for keys that would explain how life works. I traveled most of this country and have worked in so many trades and professions I lost count. Even got into and out of cults and scams as part of that education.

Eventually, I wound up back on my parent’s farm, running it on a day-to-day basis while keeping other jobs to pay my bills. I kept studying and learning, though.

The final point was finding Lester Levenson and Alan Watts. Together (on top of my Go Thunk Yourself research and books), I found that there was no more looking to be done. Lots of application, but I found my own peace. And, outside a single last book [“Freedom Is – (period.)”], I’d done with the subject. Just not cut out to be a guru.

Here you can see my evolution process. If you have the energy and time to track back through the 500+ posts and too-numerous pages, you’ll see exactly how this came about. But it’s really not that necessary. Get my books and read the short version.

Now, what I have to do in front of me is making this farm a success by raising grass fed beef cattle – and also in my oldest passion, which is drawing funny pictures which cheer people up: humorous cartoon parodies (with some caricatures on the side.)

Upcoming Release…

Working on studying the original Levenson Release Technique materials, as this seems to be the underlying key to famous authors such as Charles Haanel, Napoleon Hill, Wallace Wattles, Earl Nightingale, and a host of other Personal Improvement guru’s (alive or passed on.) You’ve seen a few posts on this to the right, but it looks to be a major shift as I incorporate these basics below these other famous authors classic works.

Which means my 10th anniversary edition of Go Thunk Yourself! is now ready to be written. Working title is “Go Thunk Yourself – Revisited.” Now I consider the path taped, the route ready for walking – and guides at every curve to inform you of your options. (Of course, I still have to write this book, and there’s a little more research before I can start that.)

This doesn’t change my concept that there is only one mountain, but many paths to its top – with Levenson added in, we now have the possibility of a certain attainment of personal freedom within a single lifetime, no matter what you chose to study on the way up.

[update] Working title now is “Freedom Is — (period.)” And this book is nearly fleshed out completely and being edited into a final form. Current plans are to release it on Amazon through Lulu.com with online promotion. So it should get quite interesting shortly…

Here’s an article I wrote some time ago, which gives the basic premise this site and what I’ve been working on for so long. I’ve long held that there is a common system of thought below all we’ve encountered and had access to in all this time.

What it leaves is what we do with all of this, and the creations we leave for others as we go…

There’s a whole system out there running your (and everyone else’s) universe…

Of all these self help books, all those self improvement tapes, all the religious dogmas, every ideology, there is a single underlying system which explains how everything works and fits together.

Woooof. That’s one heady statement to make.

But I’ve been working this over for over 8 years now as a steady research and collecting notes the earlier 40-some – on just about everything that crossed my path. So when I say that I’ve been able to boil down the universe into a single system, it just might be plausible.

The basic is back on the farm. Did you know that Nature runs the same, no matter what you believe, or practice, or what party you belong to? True. Plant a seed anywhere on this planet and as long as it has enough sunlight, enough nutrients, and is warm enough to do it’s job – you’ll have a sprouted plant. Keep these conditions long enough and that plant will make seeds so you can make more plants.

Heated greenhouses in Antarctica prove it.

So how do all these religions say they are the only way out and that all others are (whatever)? They are simply running marketing silos, trying to build a monopoly of belief and so finance their buildings and what-not.

That’s a bit cruel, and perhaps steps on everyone’s toes at once. But if you analyze organized religions against marketing data, that’s what falls out. (There is even the modern saw that whatever party wins the election, they both act the same when in office.)

Back up a bit.

All – and I mean all – religions and philosophies contain certain common points. One of these is the “Golden Rule”. Every single historical belief-system we have on this planet has recognized that there is a definite reciprocity on this mud-ball we live on. What ever you do has consequences – and these all come back to haunt or elevate you. Your choice – treat people like manure and you’ll get manure dumped on you. Treat people with respect and you’ll get respect. Be charitable, get charity. Help others, get helped.

On and on and on.

Most nations have outlawed capital punishment – who wants to cast that first stone?

I think that if you looked hard enough, you’d also find some recognition of the Law of Attraction in all these – but it’s a different search. I know it’s been written about in both the New and Old Testaments. And Huna mentions it – which is the oldest-known philosophic system still practiced on this planet.

Of course, this above would then be a complete study all on its own. And I’ll leave that to theologists to study up as part of the postgraduate studies. I’ll keep to the broad strokes.

Let’s just go with this idea that, like Nature, we are all living on this planet under the same rules. We all have bodies which are different hues and shades, but all function the same. There are only so many blood types, and they can all be fixed with varying degrees of success when they get broken.

It is just logical that all these religions, cults, and belief-systems (extremist, moderate, conservative) work because of that underlying common system, not in spite of it.

How would I go about explaining it?

1. Take Napoleon Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich” as the base, and back up to Huna’s 7 principles to explain how this works.
2. Expand to his Law of Success, and widen the scope to include Haanel’s Master Key System, as well as Mental Chemistry.
3. Compare with Science of Getting Rich.
4. Examine the phenomenon of “The Secret”, which is pushing the Law of Attraction.
5. Review Atkinson’s works along this line, as well as Earl Prevette.
6. Back this up through Genevieve Behrend to Thomas Troward.
7. Which then brings us right back to Huna as an overall and underlying base for all modern self help.
8. Then come forward through current religions to show their similarities and posit the point that all religions (and all belief-systems/world-views) depend on a common system of philosophy in order to work at all.
9. Now, the base foundation for a common system could be laid, taking just the key points held in common by all above authors and Huna.

And this is just the beginning. Once you lay out the basic principles, personal techniques could be approached, so that anyone could improve just about anything in their lives (thought being the first point of creation, any system of thought would then enable anything to be created/achieved/acquired).

As well, an approach to world peace is possible. If all war is either economic or ideological in origin, it would be possible to show that everyone would be richer if you allowed free commerce, as well as other human freedoms.

This underlying system does exist. Interestingly, it isn’t a question of proving it, but disproving it… Because it runs on faith for fuel. Faith is based on knowledge and understanding. Those that doubt only limit themselves. The best gains to be had are by thoroughly immersing oneself in the subject. You can’t try out a pair of boots to see if they fit and wear well unless you put them on, first.

And so: Good Hunting!