What is it?
“I did not enter into and endure or pass through the Spiritual process by being an asshole or true believer. Doubt was my Siddhi, the kind of Siddhi I acquired through that intellectual discipline, I do not believe or communicate bullshit, nor do I suggest that you bullshit yourself. Put yourself through the hard school, and really consider it. You must realize that capacity for discrimination, or you really cannot cut it in the Spiritual process. It takes a long time to be really schooled in discrimination. There is more to discrimination than just things of the mind, ideas, and so forth. Discrimination is a tool you also bring to non-ideas – to impressions and events that have nothing to do with intellect or mentality or culture or society. You must bring discrimination to events that transcend the conventional or lower body-mind, that transcend the first three stages of life. I was able to use that tool in the higher stages of life. I know how important it is as an instrument for growth into the higher stages. Therefore, you must acquire a similar capability.”
Franklin Jones (Adi Da Samraj), 1971
More on Doubt
What is precisely and devastatingly wrong with the universal scientism of modern society and all the forms of mass politics that are derived from that scientism is that the modern scientific and political world view does not permit the human being his psyche and the Way of the psyche.
Scientism (or the disposition of scientific materialism) constantly obliges the individual to stand face to face with mere elemental experience and to deny all reality and hierarchical supremacy to higher and subtler dimensions, which in ancient times were commonly recognized to be the
fundamental resource of human individuals and societies.
Scientism denies our true connection to the energies and creative sources of the world. We are denied true religion by the mind of scientism and all of the social and political agencies of popular scientific or material culture.