The World Machine may also be called the ‘collective consciousness’ of our race. But it also includes all our institutions, traditions and routines and even the very paradigm that we call consensus reality. It’s the body politic and our social structure; our values and ethics. As ‘no man is an island,’ so our very civilization is that machine. To be asleep to the machine is to serve the machine. The higher man learns how to make the machine serve him.