Knowingness is defined here as the ability to know.
A being has an infinite ability to know, but can be tricked into losing that knowingness and into relying on other sources for information. When that happens, from then on, the being has to consult other sources in order to know about things.
Let me restate this as an axiom: A being who has not been tampered with can know everything. In order to be tampered with, he needs to be persuaded to ignore what he is capable of knowing.
This can be accomplished with the aid of a spiritual or physical device for attracting and trapping a being’s attention.
Here are some examples of such a device:
A magic mirror which displays the viewer’s image with artificially generated responses. The being is attracted by seeing their own image and is captivated when the mirror responds to their presence with programmed responses generated by what the viewer is doing or saying. This device appears in several fairy tales, most notably the mirror used by the evil witch in the tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.
There are several devices available today which perform this function. Siri, Alexa and Cortana have become the oracles of this modern age. You ask any of them for the weather report or where to buy fresh figs and they will produce answers based on their stored information.
You may well ask what is the harm when a device can produce data on demand. If you do not seek the data through direct action, how can you determine whether the data is biased or incorrect? Try asking Alexa a question about a political figure and see what kind of response you get.
Once you start relying on a machine to give you truthful answers instead of finding your own truths, you as a being have subordinated your knowingness to a programmed device with unknown inputs and purposes.
Today we have mass media organizations which are basically politically programmed channels of propaganda. If you have no other way to check the information you are receiving through these channels, you will accumulate a vast amount of biased data and your actions will be destructive to the extent that you do not or cannot verify the date you have been fed.
People in the distant past consulted oracles to learn what the future held for them. People today consult the evening news broadcast to learn the same. The talking heads may be truthful or biased, but the damage to your knowingness comes from relying on someone else’s interpretation of current events.
If you do not track down news to its original source, you will always be relying on someone else’s interpretation of events. If you have ever read a news report of something you have personally witnessed, you will have a better idea of the misinterpretation and misrepresentation that can exist for even the simplest event.
Beings have been tricked into relying on outside sources of information a very long time ago and once this habit has been established, it is very difficult to break.
If you feel you cannot know anything you set your mind to, you or your beings may still be the effect of this trick.
Let’s push this a bit further. Do you feel that you need an instructor to learn about spirits or the universe at large? Do you feel you need advice on who to vote for? Do you feel that your ability to learn is less than other people? Do you feel you need advice on what to study?
If any of these are true, you may still be the effect of an early effort to make you lose your knowingness. Find that effort and make it vanish. Your life will be very different.
You will regain your ability to know.