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Fear of Death

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  1. Lisa says:

    Why fear the inevitable? Dwell on life while you live it, death is just part of life. Birth is death and death is birth.

  2. peter says:

    nilisim,superficial,death worshiped/feared as a god,what is an article like this doing on David Ickes web site?, it is very much a “LITTLE ME” article and contrary to Icke’S view that we are part of eternity and the all good,bag of shite.

    1. admin says:

      This is not David Icke’s website, Peter ;) But, anyway, David Icke never said “we are part of eternity” or part of anything. For him, we ARE everything. But he’s not the first and only to believe and say so. His vision is very close to that of Aurobindo, The Mother, Satprem, and Ghis (see http://www.personocratia.com).

  3. James says:

    At last – Ernest Becker’s work and terror management theory being brought into the alternative media to help explain why humans are so driven, divided and destructive. Long overdue recognition of the one simple truth that many of us are blind to: we are driven by the reality of our own mortality (whether for good purposes or bad).

    Excellent article!

    1. maria herman says:

      Not the reality, the FEAR of our own mortality. We perceive it is a reality.

      1. truthalways says:

        Maria, how can we have mortality when we are immortal? I am not my body, the body is a physical vehicle inwhich I reside, when that body is no longer useful, I will leave it behind.

  4. Kris says:

    Once the fear of death disappears death no longer exists. For we see that we are not just the body but that we are all that exists for all eternity.

    And if anyone disagrees with my world view I’ll thump them on the snout.

    Happy New Year.

  5. Chris says:

    “Only humans have the capacity to project reality in time and imagine the future.”

    Elephant graveyards?

    I agree with the concept of manipulation via fear is being used. A lot of us actually becoming a product. Look at how our sense of humour changes every decade or so, why would it do this? It’s because a large percentage of the populace have become so influenced by TV, they are it. Using quotes, news, and mannerisms from TV. They liked the way it looked, repeat it, use it, become it.

    After pulling the plug on TV a couple of years ago, I can still see this within myself. I can’t shake them off, as they have become me, or rather I had become them. Everything from quoting one-liners, certain opinions, even my own mannerisms and expressions have been influenced.

    Yes, we are naturally influenced by things in daily life, but due to TV our daily life means we are literally bombarded with these things, a lifetimes worth in a day/week. Yet still people say “it doesn’t affect me”.

    I spent a summer during the 70′s as a child wishing to be the 6 million dollar man. As a teenager I thought smoking would make me look as cool as James Dean. I drank Carling Black label as a late teenager/young adult, as well, you want to be humourous down the Pub.

    Media has probably stolen a large part of you.

  6. d.B. Led says:

    Wow! Great stuff. Since teen years I always suspected that church and state used the fear of death to scare the shit out of everybody and then to take advantage of them while they’re cowering. This article crystalizes this idea so well.
    It’s on the Icke site in order to support the concept that the sociopaths who pretend to run the world are doing so consciously based on an almost universal no-fail principal, here called TMT. It’s a form of violence against the unsuspecting and innocent in order to obtain a specific political purpose: control. And the high from the control is somehow hoped by the sociopaths to get them through the night.

  7. Jay says:

    +

    Thank you for this revealing essay. I came across a collection of book plates which seem to echo an aspect of your thesis:

    http://50watts.com/Ex-Libris-Mr-Reaper-1

  8. [...] Fear of Death – The Terror Management Theory of Everything – by Gary Vey, WarIsCrime.com [...]

  9. Ian McFerran says:

    This article comes from the position that reincarnation isn’t a reality, when huge amounts of research have been shown to demonstrate that the Spirit is not the consciousness and lives on after physical death. Even more simple things like Out of Body Experiences show that we are more than our bodies and neurons. Sorry, but I’m not impressed with this article at all.

    1. admin says:

      Ian, of course we are all in ‘business trips’ here, and live through many incarnations. We enter through the birth-door and exit through the death-door, but, when we ‘die’ nothing happens to our real selves, we just become more experienced. There are no ‘bad’, ‘wrong’, or ‘useless’ experiences, and — this article is one of them ;)

    2. maria herman says:

      Well, see, you DREW that conclusion. But all it says is that fear of death seems to be innate, and the powers that be are exploiting it to direct our behaviour.

      Perhaps these manipulators know the fear is unfounded. They don’t care, as long as they have control. Perhaps they somehow instilled that fear in the first place, to disempower the controlled. That is far more likely.

  10. Strongbow says:

    @Admin

    I like your comment :-)

  11. truthalways says:

    This is a ‘construct’; deliberately put into place via religion, dogma of all kinds throughout the ages, to disengage humans from realises their innate selves as conscious caring people. When you are able to connect to your true self, you realise there is no death, and that once you shed the body (your physical vehicle) you continue. I have died, and I know who I am, and where I go once I am out of my body. We all ‘sense’ our true selves, find a way back to that connections.

  12. david says:

    good article, hardly grounbreaking tho

  13. maria herman says:

    “I came to deliver those who were held in bondage all their lives through fear of death”

    This article clearly demonstrates that all humans seem to have a fear of death. There are powers that be that manipulate this fear to their own ends.

    However, that is not in any way proof that the human race is not deeply mistaken. Just because we fear something, does not mean it is so. And there seems to be gathering evidence that the opposite is in fact true – that we are eternal, not just as an unconscious energy field, but as individuals interrelating with each other eternally and infinitely in one realm or another. Not a given, but a growing suggestion.

    What if we realized that we do go on? Would the whole world be transformed? I like to think that that is the whole problem. Not that we need to accept our inevitable snuff from existence, and self-awareness, but that we have feared the imaginary monster under the bed.

    1. admin says:

      Maria,
      I wouldn’t select this article for publication if I thought for a moment that the fear of death has a serious foundation or that death itself exist at all.

      The very idea of death is proper to purely mechanistic vision of the life phenomenon which suggests that all I am is this ugly food & drink processing bag of bones. Such a worldview is nothing but a theory! It cannot be proven scientifically, that is empirically. Worse than that: if it could, and a scientist could experience death and then get back to life to receive the Nobel prize, he wouldn’t get it because that would be proof of … exactly the opposite — that there’s no death as an end to our existence! ;)

      What I want to say is that all we can talk about here is the ‘death’ of our ‘spacesuit’ that we need to survive and act in this dimension’s environment. And we have no more reasons to fear about it than the astronauts when they get back home from space and take off their spacesuits that they needed to survive and act there ;)

  14. Tony says:

    Good article. We’re being played like a fiddle, and are manipulated by masters of the art. The example of ugly forms put deliberately in ice cubes is poignant. Advertisers have employed this type of technique for many decades. And political parties certainly do play to people’s basic insecurities. Countless millions have been spent deliberately studying the psychology of human beings. People have been studied for a very long time by powerful interests for the purpose of steering us in the direction those interests want. It keeps society where they want us – all down on the farm with the herd. And in my opinion, they are relentless because if they ever let up on us for a brief moment, we’d free ourselves of their deliberately induced fear, and their control.

  15. Paul says:

    “Different worldviews sometimes conflict, resulting in wars and aggression”. Perhaps it’s the other way round. Governments collude to create wars and aggression in order to generate different worldviews so that the ‘real’ leaders of governments can ensure the election of whichever puppets they require to continue their objectives of de-humanisation of the human race

  16. CAROLEANN says:

    Cowards die many times before their deaths;
    The valiant never taste of death but once.
    Of all the wonders that I yet have heard,
    It seems to me most strange that men should fear;
    Seeing that death, a necessary end,
    Will come when it will come.

    William Shakespeare, “Julius Caesar”, Act 2 scene 2
    Greatest English dramatist & poet (1564 – 1616)

    1. admin says:

      It’s Caesar’s words in the play. It doesn’t mean that Shakespeare himself considered death “a necessary end”, or an end at all ;)

  17. max pullara says:

    Thank you for a very interesting read. After years of theorizing my head hurts and I can safely say I am no nearer any firm answers myself.

    That said I am enjoying the journey and trying my best to add some spice to other peoples lives whilst in turn allowing them to spice mine.
    As it is just perhaps that, a “journey” of infinite possibility. I don’t seek it but I certainly don’t fear death, I like to see myself as already dead but not in any negative aspect, quite the contrary. I feel like we are eternal energy that passes from one form to the other. Our body dies but that isnt even ours anyhow! Our bodies are mere tools that are neccessary for being able to experience the physical realm.
    It is like a fairground ride…. How can we ride a rollercoaster without a ticket and a seat? We cant. But we do eventually get off the ride and return somewhere or perhaps move on to some other existence/ride. How is that scary? It is exciting! Live free without fear and express yourself anyway you choose how! Ps I am not religious in anyway. But I still love you :)

  18. Sarah says:

    Fear of death?

    I like to the quote i heard recently…’Death – It’s still one per person and its guaranteed – deal with it!’

    I think it is sometimes the fear of illness first that Big Pharma play on, maybe on the back of the fear of death. But right now, most of don’t want to get sick – how else would you persuade so many to take a flu jab, when we know we are very unlikely to die from the flu!