What if Anything is Beyond Your Ken?

If there was/is anything beyond your ken you would not know about it, because by definition it is beyond your ken, your ability to cognize and assimilate.

Perhaps a better question is “where does my ken end? Am I aware of the step function change from within my ken to beyond my ken?”

Can you expand the boundaries of this ken? Yes.

Not so long ago someone asserted to me that the guardians of the race do not exist and by extension there is no spiritual hierarchy. He was always a bit of a gobshite prone to being adamant and making assertions beyond his ken.

There are a lot of people like him. If something is beyond their ken then it cannot, must not exit. They do not know where their ken ends yet are prone to soap box.

If you work in higher education as I once did, part of your job is to extend the ken of young people and from time to time to mess a little with their heads. An undergraduate level only goes so far, nuance and depth are found after a few more years. Most people who do an undergraduate degree forget the bulk of it in a few years.

I am married to a non-scientist and although she can manage well in the world, she lacks a physics understanding. This physics understanding has improved. When I say let gravitational potential help us shift this downstairs, she knows it means let it go, let it fall.

People by and large are unaware about their lack of understanding.

Say for example you are shit hot at maths and quantum optics, it does not mean that you have the faintest notion of the interpersonal dynamics of “Love Island” or the market at Electric Avenue in Brixton. Your ken of humanity might end at the door of the Physics department. Under certain circumstances your lack of ken could be dangerous for you. I had an ongoing banter with the weed dealers at the bus stop in Brixton. They asked me if I was a copper, because of my short hair, no. It was our little joke. They knew my face and I theirs. I was safe.

Unless you can turn off your internal dialogue at will, your ken does not extend to quiet mind, much less to the point before thought. You may be a smart cookie, but you have never known mental silence, it is beyond your ken.


Do you know where your ken ends?

When your ken ends do you have the humility to act accordingly?

Or in you self-diagnosed omniscience is the end of personal ken a notion which you cannot countenance, after all you are an omniscient being are you not?

Is There Anything Beyond Your Ken?

I’ll start this off with an abstract comment.

“If you are still scared of the bogeyman, he still has you by your metaphorical testicles…”

I personally like to draw on pieces of knowledge from as many different sources as I can. Knowledge itself is not burnished nor tarnished by its purveyor.

One day two people were talking, and one said to the other that he did not understand him, and that miscommunication was taking place. The other said that he understood his companion well and that there was no miscommunication.

Of these two who was accurate?

Most people are happy to accept the notion of seeing, prophecy and telepathy for the ~90 minutes it takes to watch a motion picture. After all Tolkien, Herbert, X-men etc. provide entertainment. There are less people who accept these notions take place in real life. Prophecy is a big part of several religions.

Amongst the professional natural scientists and engineers, the notion of seeing is likely to be discounted even derided. It is some made up shit that can’t give six sigma proof.

In the previous post I put up some aphorisms pertaining to seeing. If you are interested have a read and contemplate on the profound philosophical depth behind each aphorism.

Over the years I have had numerous occasions when I have said to others that I do not think like them, I have no internal dialogue and that my view of the world differs from theirs. They may have heard what I have said but they almost inevitably interpret it to mean that it differs only by a little. After all I am a trained scientist with > 50 physics / chemistry papers in peer reviewed journals so I can’t think that differently to them.  When I say that thinking is entirely volitional for me, they have no idea what I mean. When I say miscommunication is taking place, they think that they understand what is going on.

In our times it is common practice to lie.

So, for example if people were talking about me behind my back and I was 200 miles away, they would imagine it safe to deny that such conversations had / were taking place. How could I find out if no one told me?  If hypothetically I was/am a seer and had seen these conversations, I would trust my knowledge better than anything they might subsequently say. If I then asked directly and they lied to me I would know from the sound of their voice that they were lying. If they tried to persuade me, they would be digging themselves a deeper metaphorical hole.

If the fullness of time if humanity develops a widespread capacity of seeing mendacity must eventually pass, spin will wither and die.

It is my general observation that some people imagine that their knowledge encompasses way more than it does and that their ken is more pervasive than it is.  People can pooh-pooh stuff without having done a proper investigation of it themselves.  This is especially the case if THEY say that something is whacko.  The omniscient THEY are everywhere.

So, two questions:

Is there anything beyond your ken?

If so, what is it?