The following is an anthology (in abridged form; the full article is available here). The text herein has been culled from the public domain and synthesized into this compendium of chaos, magic & anarchy.
Nothing so conclusively proves the radical difference between our human and animal nature, as the capacity of the human mind to entertain speculations in regard to itself.
This is the self-referencing perceptive state known as Consciousness.
Beliefs are tools for creating desired effects. To fully realize this is to face a terrible freedom in which Nothing is True and Everything is Permitted, which is to say that everything is possible, there are no certainties, and the consequences can be ghastly. The purpose of finding meaning in Life is to create beliefs by acting as though such beliefs were true; you Fake it till you Make it, to obtain the power that a belief can provide. Afterwards, if you have any sense, you will laugh it off.… Read the rest