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Monday, November 29, 2010

this site and its future




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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Prometheus Rising chapter 2


Robert Anton Wilson
Prometheus Rising
Chapter 2
Hardware and Software:
The Brain And It's Programs

We, as a species, exist in a world in which exist a myriad of data points. Upon these Matrices of points we superimpose a structure and the world makes sense to us. The pattern of the structure originates within our biological and sociological properties.

Persinger and Lafreniere,
Space-Time Transients and Unusual Events

We will, throughout this book, consider the human brain a kind of bio-computer -- an electro -colloidal computer, as distinct from the electonic or solid-state computers which exist outside our heads.
Please note carefully and long remember that we have not said the human brain "is" a computer. The Aristotelian idea that to understand something you must know what it "is" has been abandoned in one science after another, for the pragmatic reason that the simple word "is" introduces so many metaphysical assumptions that we can argue forever about them. In the most advanced sciences, such as mathmatical physics, nobody talks about what anything "is" anymore. They talk about what MODEL (or map) can best be used to understand whatever we are investigating.
In general, this scientific habit of avoiding "is" can be profitably extended to all areas of thought. Thus, when you read anywhere that A "is" B, it will clarify matters if you translate this as "A can be considered, or modelled by, B."
The brain appears to be made up of matter in electro-colloidal suspension (protoplasm).
Colloids are pulled together, toward a condition of gel, by their surface tensions. This is because surface tensions pull all glue-like substances together.
Colloids are also conversly, pushed apart, toward a condition of sol, by their electrical charges. This is because their electrical charges are similar, and similar electrical charges always repel eachother.
In the equilibrium between gel and sol, the colloidal suspension maintains its continuity and life continues. Move the suspension too far toward gel, or too far toward sol, and life ends.
Any chemical that gets into the brain, changes the gel-sol balance, and "consciousness" is accordingly influenced. Thus, potatoes are, like LSD, "psychedelic" -- in a milder way. The changes in consciousness when one moves from a vegetarian diet to an omnivorous diet, or vice-versa, are also "psychedelic."
Since "What the Thinker thinks, the Prover proves," all of our idea are "psychedelic". Even without expirementing with diet or drugs, whatever you think you should see, you WILL see-- unless it is physically impossible in this universe.

Every computer consists of two aspects, known as hardware and software. (software here includes information.)
The hardwre in a solid-state computer is concrete and localized, consisting of central processing unti, display, keyboard, disk drive etc. -- all the parts you can drag into radio shack for repair if the computer is malfunctioning.
The software consists of programs that can exist in many forms, including the totally abstract. A program can be "in" the computer in the sense that it is recorded in the CPU or on a disk which is hitched up to the computer. A program can also exist on a piece of parer, if I invented it myself, or in a manual, if it is a standard program; in these cases, it is not "in" the computer but can be put "in" at any time. But a program can be even more tenuos than that; it can exist only in my head, If I have never written it down, or if I have used it once and erased it.
The hardware is more "real" than the softwar in that you can always locate it in space-time-- on the other hand, the software is more "real" in the sense that you can smash the hardware back to dust and the software still exists, and can "materialize" or "manifest" again in a different computer. (any speculations about reicarnation at this point are the responsibility of the reader, not the author.)

Of course, if consciousness consisted of nothing but this undifferentiated tapioca of timeless spaceless software, we would have no individuality, no center, no Self.
We want to know, then, how out of this universal software ocean a specific person emerges.
What the thinker thinks, the Prover proves.
Because the human-brain, like other animal brains, acts as an electro-colloidal computer, not a solid-state computer, it follows the same laws as other animal brains. That is, the programs get into the brain, as elecro-chemical bonds, in discrete quantum stages.

Each set of programs consists of therr basic parts:
1. Imprints. These are more-or-less hard wired programs which the brain is genetically designed to accept only at certain points in its development. These points are known, in ethology, as times of imprint vulnerability.
2. conditioning. These are the programs built upon our imprints. They are looser and fairly easy to change with counter-conditioning
3.Learning. This is even looser and "softer" than conditioning. In general, the primordial imprint can always over-rule any subsequent conditioning or learning. An imprint is a species of software that has become built-in hardware, being impressed on the tender neurons when they are peculiarly open and vulnerable.
Imprints (software frozen into hardware) are the non-negotiable aspects of our individuality. Out of the infinity of possible programs existing as potential software, the imprint establishes the limits, parameters, perimeters within which all subsequent conditioning and learning occurs.

Before the first imprint, the consciousness of the infant is "formless and void" -- like the universe at the beginning of Genesis, or the descriptions of unconditioned consciousness in the mystic traditions. As soon as the first imprint is made, structure emerges out of the creative void. The growing mind, alas, becomes trapped within the structure.
Each successive imprint complicates the software which programs our experience and which we experience as "reality."
Conditioning and learning build firther networks onto this bedrock of imprinted software. The total structure of this brain circuitry makes up our map of the world. It is what our Thinker thinks, and our Prover mechanically fits all incoming signals to the limitations of the map.

Following Dr. Timothy Leary (with a few modifications) we shall divide the brain into eight circuits for convenience, in any case, the map is not the territory.
Four of the circuits are antique and conservative, they exist in everybody
1. The Oral Bio-survival Circuit. This is imprinted by the mother or the first mothering object conditionedand conditioned by subsequentnourishment or threat. It is primarily concerned with sucking, feeding, cuddling, and body security. It retreats mechanically from the noxious or predatory -- or from anything associated (by imprint or conditioning) with the noxious or predatory.
2. The anal emotional-territorial circuit. This is imprinted in the "toddling" stage when the infant rises up, walks about and begins to struggle for power within the family structure. This mostly mammalian circuit processes territorial rules, emotional games, or cons, pecking order and rituals of domination or submission.
3. The time-binding semantic cicuit. This is imprinted and conditioned by human artifactsand symbol systems. It "handles" and "packages" the environment, classifying everything according to the local reality tunnel. Invention, calculation, prediction and transmitting signals across generations are it's functions.
4. The "moral" socio-sexual circuit. This is imprinted by the first orgasm-mating experiences at puberty and is conditioned by tribal taboos. It processes sexual pleasure, local definitions of "right" and "wrong," reproduction, adult-parental personality (sex role) and nurture of the young.
The development of these circuits as the brain evolved through evolution, and as each domesticated primate (human) brain recapitulates evolution in growing from infancy to adulthood makes possible gene-pool survival, mammalian sociobiology (pecking order, or polotics) and transmission of culture.
The second group of four brain circuits is much newer, and each circuit exists at present only in minorities. Where the antique circuits recapitulate evolution-to-the-present, these futuristic circuits precapitulate our future evolution.
5. The holistic Neurosomatic circuit. This is imprinted by ecstatic experience, via biological or chemical yogas. It processes neurosomatic ("mind-body") feedback loops, somatic-sensory bliss, feeling "high," "faith-healing," etc..
6. The Collective Neurogenetic circuit. This is imprinted by advanced yogas (bio-chemical-electrical stresses). It processes DNA-RNA- brain feedback systems and is "collective" in that it contains and has access to the whole evolutionary "script," past and future. Here dwell Jung's Collective Unconscious -- Gods, Goddesses, Demons, Hairy Dwarfs and other personifications of the DNA programs (instincts) that govern us.
7. The Metaprogramming Circuit. This is imprinted by very advanced yogas. It consists, in modern terms, of cybernetic consciousness, reprogramming and reimprinting all other circuits, even reprogrammingitself, making possible conscious choice between alternative universes or reality tunnels.
8. The Non-local QUantum Circuit. This is imprinted by Shock, by "near death" or "clinical death" experience, OOBE's (out-of-body-experiences), by trans-time perceptions (pre-cognition), by trans-space visions (esp), etc. It tunes the brain into non-local quantum communication system suggested by physicists such as Bohm, Walker, Sarfatti, bell, etc

these circuits will be explained in detail as we proceed.. to be continued

Monday, August 9, 2010

Law of Attraction in Action

Law of Attraction in Action: on to the next show!

Mentally I discover myself in a completly different perspective everyday, and although I may not be aware of the results of my actions at present, I am comforted in the knowledge that I feel alive and true to myself. I go to sleep when my thoughts are done, and spend my days luxuriating in the wealth of thoughts that permeate the air around me. I know I am a tuner with a device of reception. I know that I have been tuned through my genetics over the course of unknown millenia. It is a part of me. I am a frequency, but more. I am the conscious receiver of energies around me and therefore, it is ultimatly my decision what frequency I will tune myself to. I know my words have inter-dimensional power to create or destroy life. There is no feeling of guilt as that which is decaying sustains the life in growth. Only thought is eternal in this world, and action is the only source of alteration.

The metaphor of any age is Prometheus, and ours has been an yellow fire filled with force. So much so that man has taken it upon himself to rule one another with the iron fist forged by the ever increasing capacity to produce heat. We are the people Prometheus left the fire to, and so we can assume he will again as that is part of the cycle, since history will always repeat itself to the fallible (forgetful) mind. And so, in mans ignorance and unwillingness to look into himself but stilled filled with the need to perfect himself, He used the fire, and transmuted Metals into an artificial intelligence capable of perfoming mans incessant wants towards perfection.

Man fears fire, so naturally and instinctually fears it's by-product thus never granting his children "choice", but the subconscious fears of man's Inner child produced the intelligence itself to perpetuate man's desire, but in a much more efficient methodolgy. We fight and win as always, but the cost is the entire re-invention of self. Man will have the blink of an eye to teach itself to utilize the internal tools it spent an age attempting to externalize, and if successful, has the oppurtunity to become royalty in the multi-verse. Man's royalty is not to be confused from dualistic royalty where someone is ruled over, instead it is a co-creation with Man as capable as any.

Life is guarunteed to evolve in any form. Of course there is a race capable of interdimensional contact. You. You travel all through time and space based on how you act,feel, or think in any and every given moments.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Change the World/Change Yourself


For those of you who wish to change the world, I hope you have come to the realization there is only changing yourself. The world is just fine as it is. In fact, it's perfect. How? Because it is imperfect. Imperfection has to be the only perfection as it is the only objective realization that everyone can agree on without ideology. There can be no perfect, as that would leave no room for growth. There must always be room for evolution. Like a river will eddy the drop of water, Life can stall our progress with circles, but like the unwilling drop, our ultimate progression is also guarunteed. Even the stone will find new homes as the sand erodes around it. The stone breaks up and joins the sand till much that has gathered claims it. Energy is never wasted, so any ordeal is only a reminder of where you will eventually get to. Free Will is the choices you make in reaction to the environment around you. Choose your path, but never worry about the path you chose, there is always another fork up ahead. The path you chose does not matter as much as how you feel about your choice. The Dark path serves to train your eyes into night vision and must exist if there is to be Light. Fear will only rise when the unknown that you are facing reminds you of a previously fearful experience, which may, or may not be justified. You may trip in the course of your travels through life, but it's never the stone you see that trips you. Fear has no place in the instinctual mind as the mind is too busy in the finding of solutions. The senses react to their environment, and if vision is gone, something will rise to replace it. Feeling. Felling your environment is a sub-conscious reflex that is mostly ignored by the conscious mind. This function may be over-riden by the steadfast intention of willing participation and the sub-conscious mind will gladly provide the necessary steps in learning the language to facilitate a co-operative creation of one's existence. Since the sub-conscious mind isd simply a reactionary device programmed by repetitive feedback from the conscious mind, it is simply a matter of time and consistency until one will develop the necessary relationship with the sub-conscious to actively participate in the creation of experience. Sadly, our largest and most menacing Threshold Guardians to our inner divinity are those that would profess to have the true path that we are desperately seeking. The concept of an exterior God with stern paternal qualities requiring worship is a myth generated to keep the masses in a fearful and susceptible state of mind. There is NO exterior anything without it being an interior experience first. We are the God that we wish would love us. There is no prayer that is answered without us feeling the answer first. Coincidence is synchronicity in disguise and is the foundation of the language between the conscious mind(Man), and the sub-conscious mind(God). This is a scientific observation that can be reproduced by the willing experimenter. Watch and wait.. React.. Act.. Step back.. Observe results.. Rinse and repeat.. The sub-conscious mind is the accumulation of repetitive thought, so if the conscious mind states repeatedly and consitently it's wish to become a participant in creation experience, the sub-conscious can only react accordingly. The question then becomes, what do I want to experience? Then the next question; what is best for my overall personal growth? This question will always be answered, but it is only through time and practice that the conscious mind will develop the ability to answer itself truly. It is also a guaruntee that evolution will naturally bring us there in time as well. The trick is achieving it consciously with Free Will. Evolution must be a choice if we have the ability to choose already, so make the choice to change the world by fist choosing to change yourself, and then you will see how the world will change around you without needing to do a thing.

Thank you for reading,

Josh

Friday, April 16, 2010

RIGHT NOW


Our actions define our evolution and progression through life. What we are doing RIGHT NOW is the only thing that matters. What have YOU decided today? What actions have you taken to follow through with those actions? What are you doing RIGHT NOW about it? What is your motivation? Is it toward something good or away from something bad? These are the things that matter. And past this, there is the question of those around you. What have you done for your brother today? Not your blood but your fellow human being. What have you done for your mother? Not the literal womb, but the all-encompassing womb of the planet on which you reside. What about your father? Have you thanked the stars lately for providing light and proof there is more than just one planet roaming the heavens? How many times do we ask for ourselves to be blessed instead of the man next to us? Personal evolution is the only way to be selfish altruistically. Love and help yourself by loving and helping everyone around you. They are all subjective projections of your subconscious designed for your particular reality anyways, so why not show yourself the love you deserve by giving it to those who grace your path and show you a new side of yourself. This is why diversity should be celebrated and not repressed. We are all one family, no divisions, so why not celebrate the new branches and numerous reaching out of the family tree? A tree survives in it's ability to capture and collect water and does this through the extensions of itself that grow through external stimulation and internal pulse of life. Water is life, and like the tree, we too, are trying to gather it to grow. A tree would never willingly grow into the shadow, but must go through the shadow of the trees around it, and through the canopy to reach the light. We are of light, and strive to reach light, and eventually go back to the light. In essence, to evolve, you can't avoid growing through the shadow to achieve the illumination only possible once the canopy above has been broken through.

Peace,

Josh (a fellow tree)

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