Psyborg dynamics and dehumanisation

What preceded this: according to Benders, man is born with a multidimensional quantum machine (the brain) that is disfigured by society and school into a kind of glorified calculator. Three brain nodes are created by the system in the prefrontal cortex: the thinking node, the talking node and the visual cortex. The area of tension between these three he calls ‘the psyborg’, a kind of being that is governed by ‘psychological laws’ and exists almost exclusively in the frontal brain, cut off from body and reality.

The great trick of what we Tolltec warriors call ‘the parasite’ is to minimise the thinking node, because as the backmost node it has the most connection to the middle and deep brain. The parasite did this by taking over and externalising what ancient cultures called ‘the third eye’: television, the Internet, computer screens – these three replaced the third eye, bombarding people’s brains with a huge flood of information and images, so that the visual cortex became dominant in people instead of the thinking centre that was unfavourable to the parasite.

This strategy produced a type of person who was taught to identify with the label ‘ADHD’. An overgrown visual cortex makes them restless for long periods, unable to concentrate and unable to read books or follow thoughts that consist of several steps. A highly controllable group of people, exactly what the parasite wanted, and anyone with eyes to see this phenomenon is surrounded by people who can easily be controlled by a fallacy and who are ‘connected’ all day to ‘the control centre’ where they check whether a thought is correct or not.

Every now and then, some smart aleck asks me: isn’t the term ‘psyborg’ also a way of dehumanising people and representing them as soulless machines?

No. The psyborg is an installation. It is a configuration of brain nodes that you can undo with the right techniques. It is a long and difficult process, but it can be done. It means that I claim that essentially everyone is a human being, but they have been hacked by something that has no good intentions towards humanity. Nobody is 100% psyborg, of course, but the majority of people are. You can easily clock that in yourself: what do you do when confronted with a problem? How long do you think about it yourself? What is the result of that ‘self thinking’? Or do you check ‘the solution’ offered by…Central Command after just one minute?

Unfortunately, when you are young, you were born into a handicapped situation: a fattened visual cortex from an early age. That too can still be undone, because the Universe is big and the predator in relation to it essentially a silly joke. In any case, you have one big advantage over my generation: you can watch television without advertisements these days, and that’s a huge gain over that old externalised third eye, but of course it has been replaced with an incredibly dominant mobile screen.

A few simple rules to take the first steps. Treat your mobile like a computer. That is, leave it at home, never take it outside. Do this for a year and see if you feel better.

Set your own rules. I do the same: who thinks he can approach me with the ‘automatic talking code’, I simply remove from my environment after a few warnings. As soon as someone indicates that they have no respect for my way of life, it’s an open race – fine, toodle-oo, because those who do not understand that such automated talk nodes are the problem – they will continue to tire you with eternal small talk and your energy and time are too precious for that.

Another thing that makes the psyborg so easy to recognise? Its catchword: unscientific. They are figures who have not even spent an hour in their lives following the philosophy of science, people who really do not have a clue about the dynamics behind science, but still: every time they come across something that does not fit into their wafer-thin layer of popular opinion, it turns out to be unscientific, a stopgap that signals the psyborg to return to the banding approved by Central Command.

The psyborg is an entity that stops investigating once it hears that stopgap ‘unscientific’. 


Mountains, giants and mushrooms – in this fairytale-like collection, magic whirls and swirls, yet another reality breaks through as well – the whole world turned into The Shining, and the pilgrimage to Szymborska’s grave, a simple stone in Krakow, fails at the last minute; a journey without check marks across sixteen national borders to his daughter, however, succeeds. In its combination of fairy-tale nature, historical background and eerily topical reality, this collection of poems is Benders’ best since he lost count.


You have no time to read this, but that is because you are no longer human. If something of the original person were still alive in you, the old mycelia of childhood, then you would learn a lot from this book, indeed, with its magical knowledge, it might become your most useful possession. A book about the human imagination, and how it managed to get into the iron grip of trans-dimensional cockroaches. Furthermore, there are also magical tips to substantially improve your life and your time acceleration, and M.H.H. Benders also makes light-hearted mincemeat of the entire Dutch literature, what more could you want!

If you don’t want to crawl around mars like a cyber insect under a scrubbed boot – which is on the agenda – then you’d do well to read this book.

The first collected work of Martinus Hendrikus Hogervorst-Benders comprises no fewer than 712 pages and weighs in at least 1.4 kilos in thin print. It is the most ambitious collection written in the last thirty years, and certainly one of the highlights of Dutch literature as a whole, in line with Snoek and van de Woestijne. Anyone with a heart for literature and who wants to read an ambitious book brimming with cast-iron poems instead of yet another typical Dutch-language ‘masterpiece’ will be delighted with the purchase of this brick.

The Microdose Bible is the worlds most comprehensive and complete oversight of mind altering substances, teacher plants and mushrooms. Dutch mycologist and philosopher M.H.H.Benders takes you on a magical journey full of wonder about what teachers nature has to offer. Includes the Psychosupersum, a guide that describes all known mental disorders and offers wisdom for their treatment. 

This book will be published end of 2022.