Stupidity is your own fault; and it is a fault, and it is yours. Therefore no one else should be made to feel responsible for someone else’s stupidity, their lack of knowledge, or their fear of any change that their improvement might bring about.

To lack knowledge has been thought to be due to your being ignorant. And this is correct, because if you choose to ignore whatever knowledge is around you, you then shall lack in that knowledge.

The saying that he or she is ignorant, is said in such a way as to be purely demeaning, and to suggest that you are in some way beneath par as a human being, whilst in fact suggesting something else, and being correct in direct interpretation. Interpretation can be direct, or it can be altered in order to make whatever you look at, look like something else.

To lack knowledge has been considered to be someone else's fault. “I could not finish school….” for whatever excuse etc. “We were poor”, etc.” Ignorance is purely a choice, made by cretins with no wish to be informed, and stupid enough to think that they are.

People who live in the same place all their lives, are unlikely to have any knowledge outside their place. They nevertheless consider that they know all there is to know. They remain oblivious to that which they don’t know. They think that what they know is all there is to know, for they are limited by lack of experience, as their minds have never been stretched. Their minds, outlook and horizons are therefore shrunk in order to fit that small place, limited by those often self-imposed, close horizons. Their outlook becomes blind to anything that they do not know, and therefore what they don’t know does not exist for them; their chosen lack of knowledge therefore preventing them from understanding; their conceit allowing them to believe that they know all there is to know; and that they fully understand even that of which they cannot possibly conceive, because of their limitations created by their small, tightly bounded environments.

A man has no knowledge of that which he does not know. He is oblivious of what there is to be known when he has no knowledge of its existence. In other words, you don't know that you don't know, what you don't know.

Knowledge is gained slowly, and is sharpened by age, experience and time. The learning of one more thing, no matter how small, allows us to expand beyond our previous horizons. We do not appreciate sight because we have never been blind. Neither do we appreciate knowledge or experience that we have never known or experienced. But then again, mankind appreciates little that requires effort of thought.

Response to Irish Times Article 16th April 2010

The reality underpinning all this misery and confusion, is that people who once felt that they belonged to a system of collective security, shaky though it might be, are now faced with the harsh and unforgiving reality that much of what they were fed was based on dreams and illusion. That illusion was formed by a combination of their basic human need to give and to receive, and the subtle, underhand and little recognised methods of influencing their minds to act according to fear of the loss of a security which, were it truly existent, could never be justified by blind and rote obedience to rigid and unyielding dogma and inflexible authoritarianism.

Human beings need security and justice above all other considerations. These things are not merely wants: they are essential. So what went wrong?

The answers will not come from Rome or from the minds of men who deny reality by promoting “the right to believe”, as such mindset is unable to work out the contradiction of such a statement, which equates to “the right to remain blind”. Take off the blinkers if you want to see around you, instead of blindly following the blind, for this is what has been done, both to us, and by us, as we both lead and are led by example. It’s time to wake up and smell and taste reality…but no, we don’t “believe” we need that, do we? More contradiction.

It’s very sad to see all this misery and confusion, but the fact still remains that nothing will change for the better until the wines of confusion wear off, as the mind, both individual and collective, will not be ready to see clearly until then.

We don’t need more “visions”, as that’s what we blindly followed. We don’t need more blind faith, as that’s what got us here. We don’t need many things that we have already so dearly mortgaged ourselves for, or perhaps I might venture to say, “prostituted” ourselves for, for that is what we have indeed done.

What we do need to do is to clean up our act and behave with some form of reason and self respect, which will not be found either in the bottom of a beer glass or bowing to fanciful and unfathomable tenets, and by the paying of heed to mumblings and mutterings to unseen and unsupportable powers. The Straight and Narrow Path is always there, but you have to understand that it has to be walked upon, and it offers no “forgiveness”, which is another of those platitudinous words that appears all so frequently where the need to make excuses for bad behaviour is required.

Denis McGowan

6th Degree in The Way

The Way

To describe The Way is not an elementary task. I do not think that there is anything more simple than the philosophy of The Way, yet in its simplicity more complicated. The Way started when reason was born in the mind of Adam Edam, as it says in the writings, “When Adam Edam stood upright, walked upon the earth and gained reason, hence was the beginning of the first man.”

The Way is reason and about reason. Through the use of reason coupled with logic, man learns and gains knowledge. Through knowledge, together with reason and logic, fueled by his inquiring mind, man accesses the most fundamental requisite of all that exists, which is factual truth. Continue reading “The Way”

Pope apologises for cover up

Written in response to a Sky News broadcast on Easter Sunday 2010, regarding the Pope’s apology for the cover up of the sexual abuse of children.

Dear Sir or madam,

Your program this morning is all about the sexual abuse of children and the Pope’s apology for the cover up. He apologises whilst hiding priests and nuns away from the law, because of the Rwanda genocide that they took personal part in. What's the use of apologising for hiding sex abusers, while he still goes on protecting and hiding murderer priests and nuns? Continue reading “Pope apologises for cover up”

Modern Man

See the modern man of fashion,

A man of poor taste, with reason in ration.

A busy man, who wants not employment,

Seeking only riches and mindless enjoyment.

A man who squanders his time and treasures,

Drunken joys spent on unspeakable pleasures.

Goes to Church and pays close attention,

His sexual pursuits too low to mention.

In drunken stupor, tasteless to dress, and pointless in play,

His worthless life is just thrown away.

No mind to hold an opinion of his own,

Inadequacy covered with a disdainful tone.

He looks down on all that his eyes can see,

From his false world appears polite, his friends and he.

Taught by the actor and the low, his smiles how to sell,

Even taught how to write and taught how to spell.

How great the blank verses that he painfully makes,

With empty head copies others’ mistakes.

Customs and fashion copied, his only rule,

Lives a chimp, and dies a fool.

Passed through life, no notice of harm,

Not even the sense to feel any alarm.

Bob Crosbie


The Compass Needle



See the compass needle swinging,

To the World’s magnetic field.

As o’er the seas of life you’re sailing,

Check your course, and never yield.


To the north there lies a demon,

‘Evil’ is this demon’s name.

To the south, the Lord of Goodness,

Sail you south from whence you came.



To the West, another demon,

Hate is named where sets the Sun.

To the east lives Lady Love,

In whose womb all life’s begun.



To the Nor’ Nor’ West, a lesser demon,

From his loins much pain is born.

To the Sou’ Sou’ West lies Charity,

With the gently nature of a fawn.


To the Nor’ Nor’ East sad Sorrow lies,

And Sou’ Sou’ East lies Joy.

Take care life’s compass, watch her well,

Don’t treat her like a childish toy.


Swing about and check your heading,

As you sail life’s fickle sea.

Only you can chart your course,

Whilst sailing into destiny.


© R. G. Crosbie 28.12.1981

So What's it all About?

So, what is this thing called life? What does it all add up to? What's it all about? Is it about living, or is it about death? Is there a future for it, never mind a point?
When you're very young you're taught all sorts of things, mainly to do with nothing tangible. You are taught to believe in all things that are beyond belief; Father Christmas, the Tooth Fairy. They appear to be harmless, don't they?
Slowly, religion is introduced. The virgin birth and the baby Jesus. Stories about his life and his death. None of them true, but fascinating none the less. They stick in your imagination, and in such a manner is your subconscious mind accessed, and from there a little at a time your whole mind is affected and controlled. All appears to confuse, so they tell you to have faith. Faith in what? And why faith? “You must believe in something”, they say. Why? Why not know for sure, instead of just believe?
Better to know surely? But if you question, you're a bad person. Jesus won't love you and you'l go to Hell when you die. You do not question what the priest says. You will have blind belief if you're a good person, and if you haven't got blind faith and belief, then you're on your way to Hell. You're five years old and still wet behind the ears, and they are threatening you with death and damnation that goes even beyond death, and for all eternity.
You're too young to be anything at this point, but innocent, yet they threaten you with burning in Hell if you don't do as you're told. No wonder that there are so many wet beds.
And what are you told? “Don't tell lies. It's sinful, and you will go to Hell.” What about Father Christmas then? Now who's going to Hell?
If Father Christmas turns out to be just a childish story, then what about God? I've never seen him and he never answered my prayers. So is that just another lie? Is that what religious life's about? Lies, deceit and skulduggery?
Perhaps religion is really about love instead? They tell you that it is. Now that would be nice, but people seem to want to keep killing each other over it and because of it, so where's the love? It all appears to be expediency to me,”the standard menu for all occasion sort of thing. Close your eyes, close your mind, and believe. “The Lord works in mysterious ways, his wonders to perform.” That covers it all and makes things as clear a mud. But don't question them, or Hell awaits.
It appears that if they cheat someone then it's not wrong; it's business. If you cheat them, then it's dishonest, and the bankers have their policies cast in stone. All's well as long as no one knows and you don't get caught.
You make a contract with a bank and they can change the goalposts whenever they like, and you're stuck with whatever they throw at you. You get told that it's the bank's ‘policy’. What about your policy? Well you're not allowed to have one, so hard cheese. All for your own good of course. Could you imagine what would happen if ordinary people had the same rights in agreements as Bankers? Could you just imagine going into a bank and asking the banker for his address, date of birth, his salary, and does he own his house? He'd throw a fit if you asked for collateral before handing over your money. Yet is seems fair to me. If he wants such information etc., before he gives you someone else's money, then why shouldn't you be entitled to the same when you give him your money?

Hold on a minute! Usury is considered a “mortal sin”. So how come the Vatican owns a bank and most bankers are Christian, and wouldn't get the job if they weren't? They have to appear in Church on Sunday, because it gives the general public ‘confidence'. The stench of hypocrisy here.

All the things that they say are either just wrong or actually sinful. Sex is wrong and sinful, yet look at what the priests do. “Suffer the little children to come onto me”, said this guy they call Jesus, that loves us all. He said that it would be better if a millstone be placed around your neck and that you be cast into the sea than harm a little child. Where are all the millstones now? Maybe they have used them all up and not told me?
More expedient lies, or perhaps they are ‘special' and it doesn't count in their case? Obviously the priests don't believe what they preach, if their behaviour is anything to go by, so why do they expect us to? Perhaps it's a matter of “Don't do as I do. Do as I say”? Then there's their power, at all costs.
Do you know that perversion, from a scientific point of view, is complete? It affects all your thinking, not just your sexual urges or preference. So what does that say about the priesthood and all the other sodomites that run our country, and therefore our lives? What does that say about us, that haven't the guts to stand up and say, “enough is enough”?
Bankers are supposed to be honest men. That's why we are supposed to be able to trust them so much. Look what they've done. Everybody's lost their pensions and now they're back on TV, advertising their “expertise in pension plans”!!! How's that for sheer neck? Not a sign of shame.

They've dumped on us from a great height, stolen our money, legally of course, and now they come back to rub it in. Guess what? People are taking out pension plans with them again. Who's mad here, them or us?
The Roman Catholic Church wants and expects its members to pay in order to cover the compensation to those abused as children. Do they really hold their membership in such contempt? Do they really consider you all to be so stupid? It appears so.

It was said today on TV that we need the “moral guidance” of the Church of Rome. Who the hell do they think that they are, offering moral guidance to anyone? To sodomise, sexually and physically abuse helpless children in their care, is the lowest, dirtiest, foulest, most vile, most immoral and evil thing any one can perform. There is nothing more immoral. Yet they still have the face to pretend to be the ultimate authority on the subject of morality. They're laughing at us, such is the level of their power over the populace, and their confidence in their clever brainwashing, mind bending tactics.
So what's this thing called life all about? Abuse? Cheating? Stealing? Perversion? Murder? What? All that appears to be good about this existence seems contaminated by religious and political parasites. All aspects of our lives are conducted and controlled by hypocrites, sodomites and every evil thing that the religious and political leaders can come up with.
In fairness though, the politicians are all controlled by the independent bankers and the Church. If the independent bankers don't like a politician, he won't get elected, and if he inadvertently makes it into government, he or she won't be there for long. The unseen kings who manipulate and bully to get what they want usually do make it. And what do they want? Why, everything of course. Hitler is dead, but there are plenty more like him to fill his boots.
Where does that leave you and me? It leaves us between a rock and a hard place, and soon they will take away your rock, or start to rent it to you, if you don't look out! They are about to take away all cash and replace it with plastic cards. Digital money is all you will have, and they will have full control over that for obvious reasons. If you argue¾ you bad evil person¾ then your card will be stopped. You won't be able to buy food, or anything. The Church will own your mind, and probably your arse, as they seem to like them; especially little boy's arses.
Politicians will have full control over all your actions by use of secret police and the army; and the bankers will own everything else. This will include seeds to grow your food under licence of conglomerates, who have copyright on the cellular structure of modified food plants and, thus allowing them to have complete control over all your food. Think about it.
You will even be denied medical treatments and a house to live in. You will have nothing; and so far you don't know or realize what the type of nothing really is. You won't even be able to own your own thoughts, as free speech will be fatal, because it will be illegal.
So what's it all about then? More to the point, what's it going to be about? Slavery or serfdom? Take your pick.

Bob Crosbie

Rules Concerning Death of Way followers

1. When death comes, the ancient rules are that the body must be buried before the sun rises twice.

2. The body shall be wrapped, or placed in a coffin.

3. It may or may not be embalmed.

4. The body shall be placed on its back, with arms folded and right leg over left, according to tradition, so that the deceased shall always be known as a follower.

5. An ordinary member who is not in good standing may not be buried closer to a Caulbearer than ten body lengths.

6. A Caulbearer who is not in good standing shall be buried ten body lengths from all followers, to demonstrate his or her shame. They shall not be honoured after burial.

7. Mourners' feelings shall always be taken into account regardless of the circumstances, or others’ feelings regarding the deceased.

8. It was the custom that a rod was driven through the heart at the graveside to ensure that the person was in fact dead. (Better to be spiked than buried alive. Hence the idea in the story of Dracula) Though it is not necessary in modern times, it is nonetheless acceptable if preferred by the deceased. A pistol or rifle shot will also suffice.

9. A statement of his or her position in The Way shall be given. An account of special deeds and generosities shall be given by the highest degree present; preferably not by a family member for modesty’s sake, but it is acceptable if there is no one else available.

10. Suitable verses may be recited, read, or favorite songs may be sung.

11. Some of his or her words may be read or recited, and reminiscences may help the mourners in their time of grief.

12. No slight or rebuke against the deceased shall be uttered.

13. Appropriate words of the True Wisdom may be read, to remind others of their purpose.

14. The Covenant should be read over the open grave.

15. The body must be buried no less than what is now measured at three feet below the surface, and covered with stones for protection. Should the depth be deeper; then the stones are not necessary.

16. The body of a Caulbearer shall be honored by placing stones upon the grave from the time of the last spouse's demise. It shall be done every time anyone comes close to the grave. Such shall be done in honor of the deceased and his or her deeds.

17. A marker should be raised above the grave giving a record of degrees and titles attained by the deceased.

18. More than one body may be buried in the grave, such a wives or children who are followers. They may be buried either beside or above.

19. Any who are not followers of The Way may not be buried within a follower’s grave; other than a spouse or child of the deceased.

20. Relatives shall visit the grave to give honour at the anniversaries and at Solstices unless they are within three days of each other.

21. Cremation is acceptable to all, but Caulbearers and the body of a Caulbearer shall be held as sacred, and must not be defiled.

22. The burial gardens shall be maintained by the followers of The Way, either directly by labour, or by the giving of donations. All must participate, lest their good standing be compromised.

I have been asked why Caulbearers must not be cremated. The answer is simply so that people who follow The Way have a grave which is a marked place, where they can go to in order to contemplate the life of the Caulbearer and follow the example of that life.

If it was a good life then they can learn what to do. If however the Caulbearer was a bad person, then they can also learn, but they may learn what not to do, which is equal in importance to that which they must do. Mankind must know and understand both. Therefore the sayings, wisdom and actions of the Caulbearer and all the other Caulbearers, especially the six gone before, can be contemplated in the presence of their earthly remains during man’s endless search for true enlightenment.

Unfortunately, in their efforts to destroy The Way, other religions have destroyed the graves of the six, but not the graves of all Caulbearers, as in their latter years they have failed to understand what the piles of stones are all about.

I have even seen Christian crosses placed on the megalithic tomb sites, so that people will think in some perverse way that they were Christian, or at least associated with them in some way, in the hope that they may profit in some way. I cannot help wondering what they would say or do if we placed pentacles on their cemeteries. Yet, to illustrate the ignorance, stupidity and conceit of them, you will find pentacles in nearly every church in the Christian world, along with dozens of other symbols of The Ancient Way.

By the way, in case you are wondering why I use the word Ancient, it is to differentiate between other uses of the words by modern usurpers, such as Christian groups, modern Taoists and others who have take the Ancient Way or Tao and its teachings and perverted them. They have done this in order to give credence to, make up, or invent their religions and reinforce their false beliefs in the eyes of the ignorant.

Way thought for 1st October 2011


Even the finest laws are not The Way itself. Even the finest name is insufficient to define The Way. Without words, The Way can yet be experienced within, and without a name, it can still be known. To conduct one’s life according to the spirit of The Way is to conduct one’s life without regret, raising no cause. To realise that unique potential within oneself , is a benefit to all mankind.

Birth – Introducing the Newborn

Bring the child before the community for introduction, so that they may be known, and that all followers be aware of their individual and collective acceptance of responsibility towards this new member of the wider family of The Way.

All members, wherever they may be in the world, and regardless of any other thing, are held to be both father and mother to every child born within The Way, and of any who enter The Way. They must protect them and, if and whenever necessary, they must clothe them, house them with the same love, affection, and with the same sacrifice that they would for their own children. They must keep watch for their well-being at all times.

Any fear of deprivation, abuse, or even the slightest problem that any such child may have, is their responsibility, and they must view it as such, and act on the child’s behalf, ensuring their safety, health, happiness, education and well-being, without consideration of costs or effort required in such pursuit. Any person who does not live up to this to the letter, with all reason, common sense and logic, is not of The Way, and shall be abandoned.

A ceremony shall be held as soon as is practical, and all members within the region are expected to attend. Should it not be possible to attend at that particular time, they shall however attend as soon as possible.

Take this matter more seriously and conscientiously than any other.