Krešimir Mišak: ‘On the Edge of Science’

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Krešimir Mišak (47) is a journalist, musician and writer, most famous for his talk show „On the Edge of Science” („Na rubu znanosti”), which he hosts on the Croatian Radio Television HRT. The show has been broadcasted since 2002 and the author’s name is often associated with paranormal and fringe scientific topics. Over the course of years Krešimir Mišak has hosted quite a number of national and international guests on national television discussing subjects like ‘The Universe as Hologram’, ‘Man & UFO’, ‘Collective Consciousness’, ‘Quantum Field’, ‘The Secret of Tesla’s Waves’, ‘Ancient Vedic Science’, ‘Transcendental Meditation’, ‘Soul Journey’, ‘Amazonian Shamanism & Ayahuasca’, ‘Transhumanism’, ‘Mindfulness’, to name only a few.

In the ’80s Mišak was co-founder of the Croatian rockabilly band Fantomi (Phantoms) where he was playing guitar till 1995. Founded in 1999, in Mišak’s current rock band Hakuna Matata he performs as vocal, guitarist and songwriter together with Danko Stefanović (bass) and Goran Markić (drums). The band from Zagreb recorded four albums – Antigravitacija (Anti-gravitation) (2006), Free Energy (2008), Uspon i pad Četvrtog Reicha (The Rise and the Fall of the Fourth Reich) (2014), Snovi i oružje (Dreams & Weapons) (2017) and was part of two live albums (2007 & 2009). Their next album is in the making and the rest is at will of the ‘Cosmic Secretary’.

This multi-talented artist and father of three girls still finds time to write for a number of magazines such as Modra lasta (Blue Swallow), Svjetlost (Serenity) and Nexus and is author of eight books, amongst which I like to mention the popular science book „Telepatija i telekineza (Telepathy and Telekinesis) (2006), the books „Putovati kroz vrijeme? Zašto ne!” („To travel through time? Why not!”) (2012), „Dečki, odjebite u skokovima” („Guys, fuck off in jumps”) (2013) and the book called „Duhovni ratnik i beskrajni kozmički orgazam” („Spiritual warrior and infinite cosmic orgasm”) (2016). On top of that, science fiction is a genre Krešimir Mišak adores. Thus, it is no wonder that the award-winning author has published a dozen of science fiction short stories since 1999, most of them in the Futura magazine and the Annual collections of Croatian science fiction and in his book „Zvjezdani riffovi”(„Galactic riffs”)(2005) …

You have graduated Journalism at the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Zagreb in 1996. Nonetheless, your career has started much earlier, at the young age of sixteen while you were working at the Educational department of the Croatian Radio. After graduating from University you continued working in radio, being on air and producing educational programs for children and programs about education. Your life changed when you got the offer to work in television and host your own show …

– It is absolutely clear that there are no exact answers to how things happened, because they are all simultaneous, and life is complex, so all answers are partly inaccurate. Today, I cannot look at those events apart from the whole picture, I would say, fateful processes in my life and the lives of all the others I know. In a strange way, it started to happen at a time when I already felt jaded in my radio job – and this saturation was conditioned by the fact that it simply went too easy, I was too well incorporated and it was no longer a challenge for me and actually – it was great. And then, there were tendencies toward working in television, which I basically refused in the beginning when asked by Jasna Burić, because I was seeing television through politics and I had my own ideas about it. However, other things in my life started to happen at that time, various things I was working on were shutting down, and I’m a believer in the football philosophy, which says – if you don’t shoot at the goal when they pass you the ball, you’ll concede a goal. And then, because of my ‘religious presumption’, I decided to say ‘yes’ to the offer on television, though I didn’t know what it was all about. I just hoped to accomplish my cosmic duty. Božidar Domagoj Burić invited me, who imagined that there would be a show called ‘On the Edge of Science’, which was supposed to be one of four shows. One Monday a show on social issues was broadcasted, then one on nature, one on ethical issues, and one was “On the Edge of Science”. That’s how it started the first year, and for me it was an experiment, running alongside, while I was still working in radio. The second year it started every two weeks, and then every week, which I thought would be impossible at first … That’s how it all was, in that distant past.

The ‘paranormal’, phenomena, which are beyond the scope of normal scientific understanding, I would dare to say that even the spiritual field fall in the scope of your interests and are topics you and your guests are talking about in your show On the Edge of Science”. In 17 years of hosting this show, what are the fields you discussed most?

– In seventeen years, the talk show ‘On the Edge of Science’ had, first of all, its own stages. Every couple of years, the focus would totally change or new topics would come up, since new fields were needed. So, for the first five years, they were conservative, classical topics that were previously categorised in books as ‘mystery’. These were topics such as Atlantis, The Great Flood, UFOs, Paleocontact, Free Energy … All that I consider today as classical topics of fringe areas, because, at that time, they still had not been approached by deeper implications of those topics on our world view. For example, if it was about parapsychology, then it was considered through solid facts, and not through, let’s say, the question of the meaning of life in a world which is, on its most fundamental level, distinguished by timelessness and spacelessness, which is exactly what parapsychological experiments had shown. As social topics emerged over time, also a whole spectrum of topics, which are today unjustly labelled as ‘conspiracy theory’, came up. Though, this term means absolutely nothing, because it is about a wide range of topics – about GMO, oil, about the usual topics that are already well known to people, so they know what it is about, knowing that this is not about conspiracy theories, but that it is about social manipulation, to put it differently. How deep is it going? When did it start? Is the very emergence of civilisation part of this manipulation? In order for a person to absorb the second point, the functioning of modern society, he or she has to absorb the first, which is alternative archeology and events at the beginning of the emergence of civilisation. As the topics’ content deepened over time and as I met different people, new people also started to show up with specific discoveries, which didn’t exist till then, ranging from members of other cultures from different continents to philosophical topics, which came to light and which were neither spiritual nor scientific, e.g. the question of free will. At the same time, individual topics arose, like some separate microcosmoses, as there is the visible and invisible in painting, and so on. As the world changed, so did the show, as well as me and of course, everyone who watched it, because the show started long before Youtube, which appeared sometime in 2007, which means, that these topics were not easy to approach. Today, it’s easy to keep track of Cold Fusion conferences online, and it has far gone into research, although, mainstream is pretending that this is not happening, but at that time, research was at an early stage. I remember the show in the first season on the topic of water. Today, a phenomenal Russian documentary exists on that topic, but in the past, it was the first time people heard about Jacques Benveniste, Dr. Masaru Emoto, Dr. Fritz-Albert Popp, the term biophoton, etc.. Everything was put in one show … I was very ambitious then, so the show had up to four guests and five TV reports. This had to be done and synchronised to every single minute. For me, it was a very stressful period …

How do you choose guests for your talk show?

– I could say that they rather choose themselves, that is, I have no opportunity to contact some institutions, which have ready guests for me, because such institutions don’t exist. Each year, I could choose maybe ten, twelve guests within the scope of around forty – the number of guests, which is needed annually – based on my acquaintances and people with whom I have already discussed some topics, so there is no other possibility than relying on the ‘Cosmic Secretary’. That is, people call me, they recommend some guests, tell me when some authors will arrive, and some I get to know accidentally … For years I was paranoid that topics could disappear, until I finally realised that I cannot do much about it, and that it is enough to recognise them. I have to admit that I was confronted with some topics even four times, till I finally accepted them, because I was so stupid. Let’s say, Anita Moorjani, which was one of the best talk shows, because that woman said everything, which matters in life at all … Three times different people offered me that topic, and I asked what it was about, and they said that it is about a woman who had a near-death experience … I said, well, that’s what we already had as subject many times … The same offer happened for the second and third time, until the fourth person called, who is an acquaintance of mine and told me: „Hey, Anita Moorjani is coming, would you like to invite her?” I said, „Well, obviously I will!” You see, this is how it happens, sometimes even against my will – to put it that way.

You travel for TV programs as well. Tell us about your trip to the United States …

– From 2007 to 2012, I was working with Mislav Hudoletnjak on a documentary feature popular science series in seven parts called “Children of the Sun”, which was filmed on several continents, based on the relation of the Sun and people through mythology, science, health, technology, etc.. Mislav was more in charge of the acting scenes, while I was of the documentary part, both of us created the whole and overlapped in many ways. It’s impossible to find limits in the working process when people are working together as team. In Washington, we filmed an international exhibition project for the construction of solar houses by universities worldwide, in Los Angeles, the technology of a solar sail – a spacecraft powered by solar wind with Louis Friedman, Carl Sagan’s associate and founder of the Planetary Society. We were in the JPL studio (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) where we also filmed some other technologies. Jacob Liberman, an ophthalmologist who is dealing with light, lived in Hawaii, Achary S, author of the book “Plan Christ”, spoke to us about the influence of solar mythology on the figure of Jesus Christ. She lived somewhere near Portland. Just somehow around that time, in Australia, a solar car competition took place. In Mexico, in the ancient city of Xochicalco, we filmed three-day rituals devoted to the winter solstice. Everything can be seen in this series, I suppose, on the Internet as well.

What are your favourite subjects? Subjects where you feel that there is quite more to explore …

– Essentially, only one subject meets the mentioned criteria and that is – me alone.

People, by nature, are empathic beings. Why is empathy so important to mankind?

– I would say it’s because empathy actually means connection. It also means the ability to empathise with other experiences and states, which means that you will, at least basically, have a better relationship with people through empathy. I think the answer is hiding in the very question. If people are “empathic beings by nature”, then it is clear why empathy is important to mankind – to make humans feel natural, comfortable and fulfilled, for people, in fact, mostly find fulfilment in relationships with other people and they are also ones mirror to look at oneself as well. For this reason, all people in dystopian novels describing totalitarian, repetitive, algorithms-guided societies (does it sound familiar?) such as “1984” by George Orwell, “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley or the novel “We” by Yevgeny Zamyatin are always unhappy and unfulfilled. Furthermore, if we start from the logical thesis that our life is actually our life experience, it is clear that this experience will be deeper as we can better connect with other experiences as well as with our own. After all, let us for a moment make a mental experiment in which the main law in the world would be empathy. How would it be possible with such a law to mutually torture or kill people? What empathy actually tells us is: He is actually You. You are actually Me. I am actually Him.

What is meant by the second, which makes the difference?

– The second, which makes the difference is the second in which we keep ourselves from reacting reflexively and thus give our ‘slow bear’ time, our neocortex, to be activated. Sounds banal, but it isn’t banal at all, neither when it comes to the quality of individual living nor when it comes to issues of the organisation of human society. That second is necessary to ‘circumvent’ the part of the brain known as the R-complex, the ‘Reptilian complex’ or the ‘Reptilian brain’. For those who believe in evolution, it is about the evolutionary remains of dinosaurs. For those who realise how difficult it is to imagine that systems of unabated complexity (which are all systems of our body, which only function if all parts are in place and functional) originate gradually, will still wait for the answer to the question – where from is the ‘R-complex’ in the center of our brain. Perhaps, its existence fits in with the ideas of genetic engineering done with the human race in an indefinite past? Let us consider this – the R-complex is ‘in charge’ of: territoriality, hierarchy, an affinity for rituals, fear in a survival situation, and the mode of behaviour “fight-or-flight”. If we look at the world around us, the world seems to be organised just by the R-complex. That is, all people are sustaining it with their reactions, inner motivations and urges, and the R-complex is the one, which reacts instinctively, without thinking. The question is, how would our world look like without the R-complex? Probably, a lot better. Here’s a banal example from life – you drive a car and someone pushes in front of you. Of course, you go crazy. This is in fact a reflex reaction of the ‘reptile’ from your brain, which fights for territory. However, if you are sufficiently aware of not succumbing to this reaction, you will realise in a second that there are also other conclusions. Perhaps, yesterday you took someone’s advantage in traffic? Maybe someone is in a hurry, and you are not at all. After all, you’ll both wait at the next traffic light. Many constructive perspectives arise, if you leave the ‘action-reaction’ system, and for this, just a second is needed! But that second has to be practised very much.

Can you explain the bridges between science and mystical experience?

– Bridges between science and mystical experience, contrary to the prevailing belief, exist actually pretty much because, in the first place, many psychiatrists and later other scientists had come to those areas and had given explanations, which show the possibility of a different interpretation of reality. Dr. Raymond Moody, who was a pioneer of out-of-body experiences, looked into a crystal ball to see some of his own subconscious contents, which had their own autonomy. The quantum physicist Wolfgang Ernst Pauli and the well-known psychoanalyst C. G. Jung explored synchronicity as a phenomenon that breaks the cause-and-effect sequence, but has a meaning for those who are experiencing it. There is a device called LL stimulator, which creates a feeling that there is no space or time, which brings us to perception issues. There are studies of astral travel, there are worlds, which are seen by people with visual impairment … Dr. Rick Strassman, a well-known psychiatrist, is the author of the book „DMT: The Spirit Molecule”, and this is exactly what can be found in ayahuasca and other South American narcotics. Furthermore, some scientists of the physicist Roger Penrose, in collaboration with the anaesthesiologist Professor Stuart Hameroff, discovered microtubules in our brain, for which they concluded that they represent the hardware through which our consciousness has access to unrestricted domains, or a quantum field of reality in which there is no space or time. The British biologist Rupert Sheldrake, who has, with the concept of morphogenetic fields, practically shown that there are ‘drafts’ for all organisms, which therefore do not develop randomly. Recently, DNA is being explored through light, through biophotons, meaning a coherent light-like laser, but with very rare photons, where DNA is not just a gene storage, but a communication device, in fact an antenna … Moreover, the latest research on water, every year there are conferences on this subject – the recent was in Bucharest, where it is more and more shown, how much water clusters can contain information, is leading us soon to a single conclusion, which cannot be avoided in the future, namely, that all water in the world is a huge, liquid computer … Then, the linguistic-wave genetics of Pjotr Garjajev who discovered that light can turn into sound and sound into light and thus, in some way, induce genetic modification through resonance and light. I think that these are all bridges, which explain, at least, the mechanisms of mystical experiences coming from science.

What does the term ‘Sacred Geometry’ mean and how does it impact our lives?

– Sacred geometry is, in fact, fractal geometry, and fractal geometry is a fundamental feature of the universe. Some fractal aspects of reality can easily be seen in DNA spirals through vortexes, snail shells, up to galaxies. However, fractal geometry can be expressed also mathematically and, if going that way, then it can be seen that fractality is part of social movements, the organisation of cities, the self-organisation of the Internet, the relationship between parts of the human body, or the way waves create clusters of sand on beaches. It is everywhere around us and within us. Some years ago, the axis of the universe was discovered, which also has fractal features, and through the fractal-holographic principle, in which every piece contains all the information about the whole, it seems that everything is a reflection or inherently linked to that tree-like axis, which overwhelmingly reminds us of the Tree of life concept of ancient people. All this goes back to old Johannes Kepler who said long ago – God is geometry. Not any kind of, but fractal. It is invisible, immaterial and everything is created in its own image. Doesn’t it sound like a solid description of God?

Music is your passion. You write and arrange your songs with your band Hakuna Matata. What does the band name mean?

– The name Hakuna Matata is known from Disney’s animated feature „The Lion King” and means a certain type of life philosophy in Swahili, which could be described as relating to problems with ease. When we called our band Hakuna Matata with the idea of being something colourful and comic-like, we did not count on the fact that Youtube would appear on the Internet and that with this band name cartoons will pop up. I also didn’t know that it means ‘no problem’, because at that time, in fact, there were only problems with the band. Eventually, it happened that, after twenty years, in which our band exists, thoughts coincided with the band’s name. Sometimes, paths are bypassed.

On your last album, as you mentioned on the cover, you did music in A432 hertz tuning, though, it is not a very understandable subject for non-musicians. What’s still interesting is the fact that more and more musicians are turning to that frequency. Why?

– It’s about the traditional frequency of A432 hertz (Hz), the so-called Verdi tuning, since Giuseppe Verdi composed operas, so the pitch was adapted to good human voice, the one, which is very consistent with ‘Sacred Geometry’. With the pitch A432 Hz most of the tones are in the mathematical table of harmonics exact round numbers without decimal digits. When using A440 Hz, the pitch used as standard, most of the tones have a comma and after the comma – infinity. A440 Hz was somehow violently introduced to America, first through RCA (Radio Corporation of America), then the military industrial complex, the US government, then they switched to BBC, so even Joseph Göbbels came to England before the War and they all worked hard to introduce the A440 Hz frequency. This is very interesting from the point of view that we are nowadays flooded with music from all sides, which wasn’t the case in the past, which means that we are constantly floating in the sea of frequency A440 Hz, for which some people say that we are moving away from cosmic frequency or energy. On the other hand, the very number 432 from the equation A = 432 Hz, is deeply platonistic. Let’s just consider the fact that this is the speed of light in miles, etc.. To not go further than that, it can be said that this frequency is more in harmony with the geometry of the universe.

After having produced four studio albums with Hakuna Matata, the fifth is in the making. In which colours and moods will it shine?

– To answer this question – how the new album will sound and in which direction it will go, I should actually put it in a slightly wider context, otherwise the answer would make no sense. The point is that on the past ten albums, in collaboration with various bands, I have mastered some skills or learned something – about song arrangements, other instruments used in those arrangements, how to complicate songs, about their simplification and lyrics evolved as well … On the last two albums, as there were only three of us in the band, on the album „The Rise and the Fall of the Fourth Reich”, the playing was pretty convulsive at first. I was the only guitar player for the first time and things were a bit tense. Then on the last album „Dreams & Weapons” I relaxed, we made a really good album with diverse and powerful songs, but still based on minimalism (although it can’t be heard – that’s the idea of minimalism, that it does not sound like it) and it was an album I was completely satisfied with, according to my criteria. So, I reached my goal. At that time, I also became aware of the cycles in life, in my case, of my five years cycle, when something started, and suddenly disappeared, and something new began … Besides, these years were also inwrought into a bigger cycle of 45 years, as parallel to this album and the book „Spiritual Warrior and Infinite Cosmic Orgasm”, for the first time the album and the book were combined on the same subject, and also were released and published at the same time. A lot of things were happening, my mother died, I moved, underwent enforcement proceedings, everything was there and it was obvious to me that it was a bigger fracture and I have to admit that I even was scared of thinking that after more than thirty years that I was playing – and that’s a habit – I don’t know what to play anymore, since I’ve said everything I wanted to say. Very stupid, but true, because when you have nothing to play, you don’t play (smile). I realised, that if the circle was closed at the top, since there were a lot of metaphysical topics on certain aspects on that album, that things would come back down again. Nevertheless, new songs have started to emerge, which are less ambitious, a bit more melancholic and mystical, with more minor keys, before, I didn’t use them, and now the songs portray more impressions, thoughts, situations and they are no longer trying ‘to say something’. In this new atmosphere, it seems to me that the songs are more emotional and that people can listen to them as to warm, cosy music without having to pay necessarily attention to the lyrics, as it was the case before – a sausage of lyrics and smash it until you tell it all, till then you don’t stop playing (smile). The new atmosphere is inspirational to me, somewhat mystical, but not in an instructive way, rather from the inside.

The title of your last book „Spiritual Warrior and Infinite Cosmic Orgasm” sounds interesting. Why did you choose this title?

– I wrote this book on the basis of psychedelic experiences over the course of a few years, which were mostly related to the question of the nature of reality. The title of the book is actually a summary of one of those visions or insights, but it thereby has a universal meaning, because everyone is in his or her life, of which each is full of challenges, a kind of ‘warrior’. Not a warrior who will stab someone with a spear, because that’s beneath him or a case of extreme necessity for a real warrior. Against whom is he going to fight then? Well – against himself. That’s why he is a ‘spiritual warrior’, because all his battles are happening within himself. And that ‘warrior’ – as I have seen him at the Ayahuasca ceremony – has only one challenge in life: dare to indulge in this phenomenal, but also grandiose ‘infinite cosmic orgasm’, which has nothing to do with physical sexuality (it is just a pale copy of it), but with the state of inner bliss or deep emotion, some kind of inner peaceful euphoria. So, what would then be the challenge of indulging in something so phenomenal? Well, in having the impression that it will overpower you with its intensity, like some giant tsunami. The only way to avoid this is to give in completely, and this is already a challenge for a true warrior. And it’s also a good book title, because the older boys from my neighbourhood told me that sex sells. Maybe I should have put some pictures as well?

How would you explain the content of this almost 500 pages book in five sentences?

– The book deals with the question of mystical experience and its transformative power. It’s elusive, immaterial, but once you start looking at the world and life as if they are (which they are) mystical experiences, that is, real experiences within the surreal world, it becomes clear that the mystical experience is utterly undesirable, also from the perspective of the transhumanist agenda control over human energy and thoughts. When I had written the book, it was even not clear to me what it was about, so I asked my old man (who edited the book – for which I’m immensely grateful to him) what the book is about and whether it is about anything at all. He told me that everything is clear and that it is about the heart, which is supposed to overcome the mind. Well, I thought, ok, it can be also seen like this. Let everyone find something else, because mystical experience raises the question of the nature of reality, and important parts of the book are devoted to some other levels of reality (such as, for example, the whole zoological garden of light beings, which can’t be seen with the naked eye, but can be seen in a spectrum close to the infrared, which is nowadays no problem to capture with modern cameras). And also the fact that the world around us has been increasingly transformed into an algorithm-driven machine, that human thoughts and beliefs are controlled by the supervision of the meaning of words, that human attention is being fragmented and that we are intentionally dragged away from our natural state of being, and our natural state is mystical experience. Howgh, Shokre has spoken.

Why do you love the science fiction you love? 

– Actually, I no longer know, if I like science fiction or if I liked it. However, I’ve been reading sci-fi since I was eight or nine years old, first in the form of short stories, which carry by far the strongest sci-fi power, because sometimes a novel is too much to work off the “sci-fi-principle”, which is: invent new circumstances, put a hero in them and see how he or she will deal in a human way with these circumstances. At least, in that way, sci-fi is defined according to Theodore Sturgeon. I always liked sci-fi, because of unexpected turns as well as of the “sense of wonder” that it holds. With time, as I broke through the layers of what we call “reality”, sci-fi became less and less interesting, because the world around us has begun to look like a far more fantastic story. Once you find that the Moon, Earth and the Sun are precisely placed through some giant planetary engineering, when you see books about ‘Ringmakers of Saturn’ with images of giant, thousands of kilometres long ‘electromagnetic ships’, which sow crystals of which the Saturn rings consist, when you absorb the ancient mutually matching reports of those who the Sumerians called ‘Anunnaki’, when you sense that the whole civilisation could just be a giant gold digging machine for those types of people also involved in genetic engineering of digging slaves (that would be us), as well as in having brought forth the cataclysm 13 and a half thousand years ago, then in the system of a totalitarian state (the first was Sumer, and via Rome, Great Britain, America, became the norm for the whole world), which is completely contrary to all the natural structures of human communities, when you realise that fibres are thrown from the sky, which are part of transhumanist efforts to transform the human race into a human swarm, which instead of individualisation strives for atomisation … When you find out that our planet is full of UFOs, which are constantly filmed (and shown in Mexican central news!) as they enter volcanoes, when you see all that and much more, sci-fi may look far less imaginative. In addition, I noticed that sci-fi, from the times of Herbert George Wells, was used and is used for so-called ‘Predictive Programming’, that is, in this case, for getting people used to transhumanist ideas about the future related to the conjunction of humans and machines and uploading humans to the cloud. But, old habits die hard, so I still love sci-fi, which manifests in a way that I still buy all sci-fi editions, although, they more frequently stay intact grouped on my shelf.

Happiness is an inside job. Where is the key?

– The key to happiness is the same as the key to unhappiness. You know how pessimists-realists use to say – happiness is the young unhappiness. Everyone is wondering what’s the key, no one wonders where’s the lock, that is – what is happiness? First of all, it is obvious that it has something to do with the fulfilment of our expectations. As expectations arise from the inside, by changing your expectations, you will reduce the standards you need for happiness, i.e., you will need less for happiness. This is already the first step. However, that’s not easy at all, because our feeling of unhappiness grips us constantly and from within and that’s why people are afraid of being alone with themselves – that they could suddenly be unhappy when the surrounding noise, inputs and stimulation disappear. To not talk in abstract words, I will say this – for a happy life two fundamental things are necessary – a goal and the discipline to achieve it. Achieving the goal will not bring you happiness, but it will make the goal unnecessary. You will be happy in the process while approaching the goal and while seeing and feeling how it comes to fruition. In this sense, ‘happiness’ can be equated with ‘enthusiasm’. People would probably live happier, if they wouldn’t be so locked in their own perceptions, which seem so real to them that they hurt their entire body. If they would ‘relax’ a bit that grip of constant thinking about themselves and projecting themselves on everything around them and of automatic thought patterns and of reactions to anything that someone else says about him- or herself in that particular situation, in which they see themselves again, then they would realise that every person has the same amount of comfort and discomfort in life – in their subjective experience. They might realise that they are neither happy nor unhappy, but that everyone has their own shit and their sunny days. If someone counts on constant happiness – he or she is mistaken. Of course, happiness should not be confused with your comfort zone, what people usually do. In other words, happiness is something to work on. Not from the outside, but where it resides – and that’s inside yourself. The work on happiness begins by eliminating the illusion of unhappiness. When it disappears – here it is, happiness and the potential, which is there all the time. How can we work on happiness? Well, typically – through introspection. Meet yourself, you know, that’s nothing new under the sun. Happiness is to a great extent, if not to the greatest, a matter of interpretation. And who is doing the interpretation? Well, you! And who is then happy or unhappy? Well, you! So, what’s the key then? Well, you! But first, you have to give yourself time and space to enter the silence, and to cry, if you have to, but it would certainly be good, if you wouldn’t allow any of your so-called feelings to fascinate you. These are just some of those experiences there, created through some of those interpretations there, nothing that is real. People seem to forget that they will die. I think, recalling that fact would contribute to day-to-day happiness (though, it seems wrong that that’s bad news – depends on who you ask!).

You have proven to be successful in different fields – journalism, music, writing, writing fiction … Who is the ‘Cosmic Secretary’ and how does she operate?

– The “Cosmic Secretary” is a fictitious figure whose influences on life are, nonetheless, very real. For me, it all started when I unquestionably determined that some things want to happen, and some not. Of course, I learned this from my own experiences, and there’s nothing cryptic about it, everyone had such situations, people may just not pay attention. The classic situation – you’re thinking of something to happen, and suddenly a problem occurs. You push harder, the thing is still falling apart. You push the envelope – and eventually the thing falls apart and you go crazy. Who’s fault is it, when you had put it in your head?! On the other hand, there are things that practically happen by themselves, if you don’t vitiate them. These were the first signs of what I would later call the “Cosmic Secretary”. As I was getting smarter (which also coincided with how much I got lazier), with time, I would immediately give up on plans that would show some difficulties and waited to see what other unplanned situation would unfold instead. And it really did – a situation, which arrangement would be very complex, but somehow it made it in front of me as a whole without any effort, like a miracle. I say miracle, because the principle of the “Cosmic Secretary” is based on synchronicity. Synchronicities are always miracles – that is, events that break the cause-and-effect sequence, but have a meaning for those to whom they happen. I have also noticed that the term “Cosmic Secretary” is very much liked by people, so I assume that in the future it will be widespread as an everyday term – when people ‘get’ this principle in their lives. People like it, because it is clear and deprived of confusion. Someone would say ‘God’, ‘destiny’, but essentially, these are such difficult and great words, moreover, the “Cosmic Secretary” operates also with daily small commitments and arrangements, there, she can be best seen. That is why it is a ‘secretary’, and therefore she is also ‘cosmic’, because she operates on the basis of some modalities we are not aware of, as if no space and time exists for the realisation of her plans, and where everything simply aligns and synchronises by itself. We can actually become aware of these modalities just and only through the “Cosmic Secretary” and the synchronicities related to her. Unconsciously, enlightened by experience, I actually practiced a couple of years to accept the plans of the “Cosmic Secretary”, so today, there is not a single thing in my day that is so fixed that I cannot give up instantly – if so decided by the “Cosmic Secretary”. The key is to give in and not to hold on to your own plans, consequently, life becomes so much smoother, more flowing, things shape up and you follow them. Before, for example, I was afraid for years that I wouldn’t have enough topics, and today I’m just waiting for them. If they should come, they will come one way or another and if they shouldn’t, I cannot do anything about it. The application of the “Cosmic Secretary” holds a risk, which is, that you sometimes forget that you need to work off something on your own. The “Cosmic Secretary” does not do the work for you, she’s just making the ‘arrangements’, got it?

If you could pick only one word to describe our relation, which word would you choose?

– Tree.

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