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Avatarism Presents: The Land OF 10,000 Temples


Avatarism Presents: The Land OF 10,000 Temples

90% of the people living in Thailand are Buddhist. When they call this place the land of 10,000 temples they are not joking. Around practically every corner and down every alley there are beautiful temples which house unbelievably beautiful Iconography of Buddha in his many permutations. Still more temples reside next to those temples that celebrate his many disciples. On my recent trip to Bangkok and Changmai I encountered friendly buddhist monks who spoke to me frankly about the most popular religion of Thailand.

I asked one young monk in orange robes at temple Wat Cheddi Luang if there was a God? He smiled and said simply, “no.” I asked him, “is Buddha a God?” Again he smiled and said, “no.” Looking around at all the Golden Buddha’s, paintings of Buddhas, and shrines to Buddha it was confusing to me as a Westerner to think that buddha was not their God. So I asked another young monk, “Who is the Buddha?” He smiled (I was becoming accustomed to seeing this smile whenever I asked a question) he said “Buddha is the best possible teacher.” So all these temples and monuments were not because of some supposed higher power or untouchable god, all this was for a great teacher….the greatest teacher! 

I began to understand the power of this idea as I went from temple to temple and sat in front of golden Buddhas, hundred foot tall Buddhas, and even thousands of tiny Buddhas laid out in perfect lines sitting in the shadow of one giant Buddha. When you find the best possible teacher you want to be reminded of him or her as much as possible to keep that teaching alive within yourself. As I travelled, I started to notice that every business, every public place, and even taxis and tuk tuks (three wheeled motorcycle taxis) had mini shrines in prominent places. The idea of this “best possible teacher,” started to become real to me.

Just being in the presence of a great figure from history or sitting with a person who has attained some mastery will give you a measure of that greatness to take away and use for yourself. At very least it gives psychic access to that idea and you may choose to enrich yourself with it, or not. To let it become part of you , or not.

We all start from somewhere. Our parents ideals and faults, the movies we watched as kids, our second grade teacher etc. These are the first building blocks to our character. If we never progress past these basic ideas then there may be a kind of self imposed ignorance that sets in and it may be completely invisible to the carrier of such simplistic ideals leading to a spiritual short sightedness or a small mindedness. 

The more we let in, the bigger we get. Robert Anton Wilson and Timothy Leary both has marvelous ideas on this. To widen the reality tunnel, to mock up a better case scenario is the birthright of every human. To embody whatever the hell you want to and to let it become you is the most outrageous trip you can take. Who says you-are-you anyway? Who says you can’t decide to embody a great teacher? Who says you can’t become a superhero or a master of some difficult skill?

Only other monkeys with pin-hole sized reality tunnels, that’s who.

This is the idea of embodiment, and it is one of the central concepts in Avatarism. To know that greatness is yours for the taking. To know that you need only to embody that greatness in the slightest to begin to understand it’s power… and when you understand it… you are more free to become it. 

Embodiment is the magic that I speak of and write about most. It’s a mixture of acting, role playing, and self programming. The fact that you may not really believe you can do it, isn’t a problem. The fact that you may not be a wizard or a fairy or a person of greatness is a feature not a bug allowing you to drop the whole thing and deal in a more simplistic way with the things of life, if need be. 

The important thing is to begin to embody, to consciously create your character, to seek that which is best for you, to up level, and to see others on this road and uphold them. 

I experienced this when I was a child and had the fortune to meet the great Jim Henson. I stood before him and he treated me as an equal. I can say honestly that I was never the same after that experience. For the 7 year old me, the creator of the muppets was the best possible teacher. After sitting in front of so many beautiful statues of the Buddha where he is depicted as calm, serene, peaceful, and in a state of easy pleasure I can say that I have been changed By this experience as well.

Who is your best possible teacher or teachers? Who can you call yogi or trusted friend or refuge? I have had many teachers and I hope I will have many more. To be reverent enough to find your heroes in the world, to seek them out, to worship them, but yet have enough irreverence to know that you may have what they have….that is also at the core of Avatarism.

We are collections of memories, instances and experiences that either glance off us, horrify us, or up level us….(sometimes a bit of all three.)
We may seek to up level or character on the real world platform and so play a better game moment to moment day today year-to-year.

Avatarism is an inquiry into the nature of character itself. An open source game/philosophy for conscious character creation

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Avatarism presents: “What is Avatarism?”


Avatarism presents: “What is Avatarism?”

Avatarism presents, “What is Avatarism?” 

“Avatarism lets us all wipe the slate clean and start over as the incredible people that we want to be” -Recent workshop participant.

What is Avatarism?

Created by Alexander Polinsky, Avatarism is an exciting, creative, and spiritual process, where you learn to to transform yourself from what you have been into what you want to become. Based on science, ancient teachings, Jungian psychology, neurolinguistic programming, ritual theatre, and modern technologic culture, Avatarism is an easy, fun, and powerful way to permanently change the quality of your character, heal yourself, and find completely new ways of being.

Avatarism is effective because it helps you learn about and transform the quality of your own character. Avatarism uses impact-oriented games and direct experiential processes to help you to change the most painful or unworkable aspects of your life and craft your own personality based on choice and free will.

Avatarism is a workable technology for creating the “you” that you always knew you wanted to be but did not know how to achieve. 

With Avatarism, you will learn that you are perfect, whole, and ready for more. We help you target that “you” and begin the adventure of building the “future you” on the real world platform.  In Avatarism, we call this phenomena “Up-Leveling,” or the act of taking on new skills and characteristics that improve the quality of life and make us more able and magnetic than we were before.

Avatarism shows you how to transform yourself very rapidly. You will learn how to take on new skills and embody new archetypes while preserving all the wonderful qualities you already possess. The ability to change yourself is ultimate freedom. As you learn the game of Avatarism, states of happiness, peace, and bliss will be available to you at will. 

The only constant in life is change, and through Avatarism we can become an expert at the change game. 

Avatarism works by helping you experience other archetypes and skill sets that you may not have allowed yourself access to because of your past programming or social constraints. These “programs” that your brain is running may not have been wholly chosen by you, but were forced upon you by parents and your environment before you even knew what choice was.

These old and degenerate programs block you from direct access to your highest vision of yourself and, if unchecked, will direct you back again and again to those places and actions that cause you pain. Avatarism puts you in service of yourself, as your own best friend or avdocate. In Avatarism’s experiential games, we alter old patterns and create new and engaging ones to take us into states of infinite confidence, ultimate mastery, and unbridled happiness. So, don’t be hard on yourself for having some problems in life, you can do something about it!

As a  student of Avatarism, you will learn to embody characteristics of power, confidence, magnetism, mastery, grace, eloquence, compassion, nurturing, and even superhero-like qualities, including heroism, strength, valor, and excellence. 

The way to up-level is not to lament about past failures, emotions, and stories, but to tap into the embodiment of the things we DO want and sail true in this new direction.

Avatarism is something we have all already been doing in some way through books, movies, hero worship, collecting skills over a lifetime, or at halloween when we transform into a completely new character and realize the freedom that it brings. The Avatarism teachings will allow you to embody these characteristics and skills constantly, especially when the going gets tough and when old programs threaten to “take over for your own good.”

Avatarism may be the most fun game you will ever play because the result is your true personhood, being fully awakened, and having access to immense pleasure in your lifetime.

The ways in which we can embody our highest vision for ourselves are infinite, but there are a few basic skills in Avatarism that help you form the framework of your practice. 

These are the 7 attributes of Avatarism:

1. Conscious character creation

2. Embodiment 

3. Skill Collecting

4. Mastery

5. Upleveling

6. Upholding

7. Fermenting culture and community 

Being adept at the game of Avatarism is one powerful way to gain freedom, personal magnetism, and make your life more blissful, and full of discovery.

It is impossible to effectively learn Avatarism from this blog or a book; it requires “darshan”. Darshan is the Sanskrit term for “an event in consciousness where a powerful exchange occurs between student and teacher.” Taking the lessons from someone who is adept and skilled in the practice is the only way to properly receive the teaching. 

The Aim of Avatarism is to inspire and assist you on your journey. 

Avatarism is taught in 5 different ways. No matter which one you choose, you will gain the skills that are required to practice Avatarism with confidence forever.

Avatarism Basics Training- 1 day program

Avatarism Uplevel Training- 2 day program

Avatarism Upholding Training (for couples)- A 3 day program for learning Avatarism and discovering the true character of the person you fell in love with.

Avatarism Upholding Training (for families)- A 3 day program for learning Avatarism and discovering the true character of your loved ones. 

Avatarism Adept Training- A week long program for people who want the deepest understanding of all the skills of Avatarism.

Coaching is available by phone, Skype, or in person, anywhere in the world.

Avatarism is an inquiry into the nature of character itself. An open source game/philosophy for conscious character creation

For a Free Avatarism Character Sheet Kit go to:

Like Avatarism on Fscebook:

#Transformational #superheroWorkshop

#Embody #Uplevel #Uphold