For those of you who are watching the HBO series Westworld....I thought this was a thought-provoking review re: what might be going on in the layered, sometimes confusing series -- and in our own world. Very Gnostic concepts and relevant to a lot of what is discussed on Skeptiko. https://off-guardian.org/2018/05/05/westworld-does-the-door-of-perception-lead-to-the-valley-beyond/ The article asks whether we might be living in our own version of Westworld -- where our brain serves as a programmed filter to keep us in a controlled feedback loop and filter out the larger consicousness and awareness we might otherwise have -- and where the majority of us never stop to question the nature of [this] reality. Sure seems to be the case. The article also suggests that those of us who are bothering to question this reality might also be going through a consciousness awakening similar to the slowly awakening "hosts" on the fantastic WW series....but are any of us getting closer to the center of the maze, and why does there have to be so much violence and suffering and misdirection to wade through -- what kind of "Mind/Consciousness" at the epicenter envisioned that this was the Game to Play to wake its ignorant/sleepwalking creations up? David/Mod(s): I wasn't sure where to post this, so feel free to move to a more appropriate existing thread if you think it belongs elsewhere.