See Part 24 - Awakening Your Genius
Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in a square hole, the ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them, because they change things. They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who'll do it. [Apple Computer ad 1997]
Pierson says, "The very fact that there is about the product of another's genius what you and I cannot understand is a proof of genius, i.e., of a superior order of faculties." [More on Keelys Theories]
"Your transcendent genius is the result of your communion with God. By your masterly interpretation of the rhythmic heartbeat of His thinking you have caused others to commune with you and God. Your meditation and theirs are one. You have made them to forget their sensed bodies and dwell in the Mind kingdom of your high heavens with you and all illumined Souls who dwell in God's kingdom of Light." [Russell, Home Study Course, Unit One - Lesson 2.2]
"OSCAR WILDE had a great insight. And this man was turned out of England, EXPELLED BECAUSE OF HIS STRANGE IDEAS. His contemporaries thought that he was a little bit crazy. Do you think a crazy man can have such a great clarity, such a great consciousness? BUT THIS IS THE FATE OF ALL THOSE WHO ARE BORN AHEAD OF THEIR TIME. The gap between their understanding and that of their contemporaries is so vast that THEY ARE ALWAYS MISFITS. Oscar Wilde is one of the most famous misfit geniuses of the world.
"But always remember: whenever you can find any book, any poetry of A MAN WHO WAS CONDEMNED BY HIS CONTEMPORARIES, look into the poetry, into the book, into the statement; because that statement MUST BE CARRYING SOMETHING OF TREMENDOUS VALUE which the contemporaries could not understand.
"THE GREAT MAN HAS TO WAIT CENTURIES TO BE UNDERSTOOD. The people who can understand them come when they are long dead. They live a life DISRESPECTED, DISHONORED in their own lands by their own people. And they give TREMENDOUS TREASURES, but there is no appreciation in their contemporaries. These rebels are THE VERY SALT OF THE EARTH. It is because of these rebels that humanity has a little hope, that consciousness has grown a little bit higher.
" JUST TAKE AWAY THESE FEW REBELS FROM THE HISTORY OF MAN, AND MANKIND DISAPPEARSÂ and there are only barbarous, inhuman, ugly creatures left behind. But the people who have given you all the wisdom that you have, all the consciousness that you have, all the sensibility that you have... YOU HAVE PAID THEM WITH CRUCIFIXIONS.
"Oscar Wilde lived his life being deported from this place to another, from that place to another, without any honor. Still, NOT A SINGLE WORD OF COMPLAINT, no grudge against anybody, but a simple acceptance that "I HAVE COME BEFORE MY TIME. It is not their fault, it is just my fault. I should have waited a little longer.
"But perhaps even today he would have been before his time; STILL HIS TIME HAS NOT COME. I have looked into his words and I can say it authoritatively: still he will have to wait for his people. The people who are living around the earth, even today, misbehave with him as the people of his own day did.
"But I would like my people to UNDERSTAND THESE REBELS, because these are AUTHENTIC HUMAN BEINGS. These are the crystallized souls, integrated consciousnesses.
"Not your bogus saints, but great poets, great mystics, great painters, great creators in any dimension... THEY HAVE A VISION WHICH GOES TO INFINITY; they have a depth like the Pacific and they have the heights of the Himalayan peaks. If you can make friends with these rebels, something of their flavor may enter into your own being too. It may become a seed in you, and in the right time may bring great flowers and great fragrance."
The Rebel Ch #26: Physician of the inner world
pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium, part 3 of 4
"There are those who are geniuses and yet are so very close to the border that an emotional shock may make a demon of a genius. There are those activities in which a spiritualized cell, by environment, may make of the demon a saint." [Cayce (281-63)]