The Hidden LawWritten by Tom Horn
THE HIDDEN LAW When you were at school your teachers, unknowingly, did you a disservice by only revealing half truth about world. The consequences of imperfect knowledge are truly devastating, as you will learn. Welcome to a different type of lesson. An orthodox school curriculum assumes that world is explainable. To be understandable, world has to be comprised of chains of causes and effects. You know kind of thing: this causes that, that causes other, other causes something else and something else causes final outcome. If we have infinitely accurate information about each stage in chain we can predict an outcome – and this outcome is really a jumping off point for further stages in chain. Tracing chains of causes and effects increases our sense of security and makes world appear predictable and understandable. Foreseeable chains of causes and effects are not only way things happen in this world. There are also LIVING TRENDS. Living trends differ from chains of causes and effects in that they are inherently surprising – that is to say, they have outcomes that can only be experienced as surprises. It is very difficult to become an expert on such will-o-the-wisp phenomena. Therefore, knowledge of living trends is not on school curriculum. In fact there tends to be no interest in them or even an emotional denial that they exist at all. But they do exist and we are all in grip of them. So what is a living trend? It is a pattern of development that spontaneously emerges, apparently without a cause, from natural world. There is a rapid inflationary phase, a plateau phase of unpredictable length and a sudden surprising reversal of trend. Participating in a living trend gives a feeling of being in a comfortable routine leading to a secure outcome. However, all time you are heading for an unpleasant surprise. Let’s have an example. Consider investors in stock market. Suddenly, from out of nowhere, confidence appears. This is reflected in rising prices. There is a rapid inflationary phase wherein stock prices rise to unrealistic levels. Then acceleration of confidence tails off and remains at a given high level, as plateau phase is entered. An unpredictable moment arrives when all confidence drains away, prices plunge and there is a big shakeout of market. The thing that makes people available to living trends is ‘IMPERFECT KNOWLEDGE’. All of investors have only a partial understanding of economic realities behind share prices. Their individual notions of what is true increase sum total of chaos and disorganization within overall scenario and it is out of principle of chaos that living trends make their impromptu emergence. We are told that ‘the Truth will set us free’. What is meant is that Truth will set us free from participation in living trends. This is why successful market speculators and entrepreneurs often come from ranks of those who performed rather badly at school. They know they don’t know anything and that insight makes them more likely to intuit truth of beguiling living trends in market.
Why Do Trees, Frogs and People ExistWritten by Tom Horn
WHY DO TREES, FROGS AND PEOPLE EXIST? It’s a miracle that we are here at all. Our very best researches tell us that whole world has been going down tubes from very beginning. It’s true. As far as we can tell from examining processes that we can understand, whole of existence is sliding into formlessness. This can be demonstrated by thinking of a snooker table with all balls set up in their initial pattern. The cue ball is struck and all coloreds are scattered. If three wound up in a straight line, we would call it ‘a fluke’. If several wound up in some kind of pattern we might call it ‘a chance in a million’. If they all wound up in their original complex arrangement we would feint with disbelief. What generally happens, of course, is that all balls will wind up in a pattern-less state. So it appears that cause and effect processes, operating under known scientific laws, invariably lead to a more random grouping of their parts. If any patterns do occur, these are chance events that are quickly reabsorbed into march towards a featureless condition. Now imagine that you put some chemicals in a jar, shook them up and then waited. Eventually, when all interactions had occurred, mix would have wound down into a dead state with a temperature everywhere same. Is universe like this? Are we really on road to a dead featureless condition? This trend has been going on since world began and yet trees, frogs and people have come to exist. Recognizable patterns of living structure, together with routines of behavior, are everywhere. Is each of them simply a ‘chance in a million’? What are chances of finding say a transistor radio by side of road that, by some lucky clash of materials, had somehow made itself? The chances are pretty slim I’d say. And yet we, as human beings, are much more complex than a transistor radio. How come we exist? Enter evolutionary theory. First there was a blob of living protoplasm floating in some primeval swamp. How it got there, theory cannot demonstrate. However, Darwin’s theory has a lot to say on how blobs of