Thursday, August 09, 2007

Author, Author



Ev'rybody's doin' somethin', I heard it in a dream.
But when there's too much of nothing, it just makes a fella mean.
- Bob Dylan


This isn't what I've been meaning to post for days now, but it seems I need to post this before I can clear my head of it.

One afternoon in Los Angeles in the winter of 1976, the week he began compiling his notes on various branches of the UFO cult "the Order of Melchizedek" for what became Messengers of Deception, Jacques Vallee stood curbside at Sunset Boulveard and hailed a taxi. He looked downstream at the rush hour traffic, raised his hand towards several oncoming cabs, and one swerved into the curb lane and stopped for him. After a short ride, during which Vallee did not discuss his current research, he paid his fare and accepted a receipt. He stuffed it in his wallet and thought nothing more of it, until two days he noticed it was signed Melchizedek:

I cannot afford to write this story, because I cannot expect anyone to believe it. At the same time I cannot sweep it under the rug. There is only one Melchizedek listed in the LA phone book, and I have the receipt signed by the driver right in front of me. [Reproduced in the book: "2-21-76 Receive $6.25 for taxi fare from Roosevelt Hotel to 3321 S La Cienega, Red & White Cab #98 M. Melchizedek."] It was this incident that convinced me to put more energy into understanding the nature of such coincidences.


Vallee, who is both a computer scientist and a UFOlogist, invested his energy in Information Theory, which led to his model of an Associative Universe.

Time and space may be convenient notions for plotting the progress of a locomotive, but they are completely useless for locating information.... What modern computer scientists have now recognized is that ordering by time and space is the worst possible way to store data. In a large computer-based information system, no attempt is made to place related records in sequential physical locations. It is much more convenient to sprinkle the records throughout storage as they arrive, and to construct an algorithm for retrieval based on some type of keyword.....

The Melchizedek incident that I experienced on February 21, 1976 suggested to me that the world might be organized more like a random database than like a sequential library. Since there is only one person named Melchizedek in the LA phone book, I have to conclude that mere coincidence cannot explain this incident. Alternative explanations are equally inadequate, unfortunately. I did not discuss my research with the driver, so a hoax is out of the question. There could be a well-organized conspiracy against me, of course, to put lady taxi drivers on my path with names related to my current reading interests, but the motivations of such conspirators would be rather obscure! Fortunately, another avenue of explanation exists.

If there is no time dimension as we usually assume there is, we may be traversing events by association. Modern computers retrieve information associatively. You "evoke" the desired records by using keywords, words of power: you request the intersection of "microwave" and "headache" and you find 20 articles you never suspected existed. Perhaps I had unconsciously posted such a request on some psychic bulletin board with the keyword "Melchizedek." If we live in the associative universe of the software scientist rather than the sequential universe of the space-time physicist, then miracles are no longer irrational events.

If it isn't yet clear, then yes, this too is about Theresa Duncan and Jeremy Blake. Or rather their Second Life, in limbo and online. Or perhaps not even that. Because their existence, even virtual existence, appears irrelevant to the dizzying links-within-links radiating from their absent centre.

If our universe functions associatively - which we might expect, if both it and our consciousness are holographic - then our dwelling upon a subject may be the equivalent of an evocation: a calling forth of information both useful and irrelevant. If we are using the associative tools of computer science to enhance our cosmic file request, what we conjure up could appear both miraculous and terrifying. Or a conspiracy so vast, with ourselves in the middle of it, that we can hardly conceive it. Though it is our conception, our meta-fiction, unaware.

Some things - some stories, places, and names - are simply strange attractors. Invoking them is to create a gravity well, a distortion of reality, in which everything else seems to run towards them. The Johnny Gosch case may be many things, but it is also that. The distortions can be abetted by human tricksters, deluded or disinforming, but synchronicities and oddities abound which cannot be explained by them, unless you're the kind of person who can broodingly conclude Vallee indeed was the target of a well-orchestrated conspiracy to put in his path unusually-named cabbies related to his research. Thinking "Gosch" triggers a cosmic Googling, and suddenly, Gosch is everywhere you look. And it doesn't just seem like that; that's how it is.

Remember how Jeff Gannon became so strangely enmeshed in the Johnny Gosch story, it became plausible to imagine they were the same person? And how that apparent twinning was exploited as evidence they were identical, rather than allegorically congruent? The recurrence of "JG" for instance: Johnny Gosch, Jim Guckert and Jeff Gannon. (And we may as well add now "Jon Gaskell.") That the incidental anagram of someone acquainted with Jeff Gannon became the lynch-pin to a theory linked to Gosch - well, naturally. That's precisely the kind of plausibly weird synchronicity the universe loves to toss back at us when we dwell on such things. But in such cases, the strangeness is greater than the sum of the conspirators, unless we regard the universe as a co-conspirator. And perhaps we should.

There are conspiracies, and mysteries, and horrors. But if you feel like you're in a Thomas Pynchon novel, then congratulations: you wrote it.

79 Comments:

Blogger Professor Pan said...

Excellent, Jeff. And I'm also glad you pointed out RAW's warnings about entering "Chapel Perilous."

And here's a synchronicity for you -- I was listening to the audiobook of Pynchon's "The Crying of Lot 49" as I read this.

8/09/2007 05:29:00 PM  
Blogger SeamusAndrewMurphy said...

I'm so sodden with rationalism and practicality that I don't believe a word of this blog entry (my loss, I suppose), but it is such a beautiful idea that I can't help but ponder what a wonderful world or Universe ours would be if this were only true.

Thank you for making my day just that much more rich.

8/09/2007 06:32:00 PM  
Blogger tsar_haller said...

“Thinking begins only when we have come to know that reason, glorified for centuries, is the stiff-necked adversary of thought.”
Quote by Martin Heidegger. Well, at least one of them.

I think the next logical step in the Theresa Duncan story would be a mysterious woman coming forward claiming to have borne Jeremy Duncan's love-child. I wait with baited breath...
God bless Anarchy.

8/09/2007 06:37:00 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Here's what such a universe might look like.

Jeff said:

..."invested his energy in Information Theory, which led to his model of an Associative Universe...."

I'm surprised you didn't tie this back in to your previous interest in Sheldrake and morphic field resonances, Jeff?

Or what if things like prayer or meditation on some object or idea tend to lend to some sort of real world (or zero point) standing wave and slowly encourage it's being called forth, whether by it slowly popping into another's head directly, or lending toward more people creating things (like writing) dealing with the topic or in inventions?

In what I posed on the comments of the previous post, about anti-gravity effects stemming from the implications of Einstein's electrogravitics in his Unified Field Theory, the authors of those articles noted that the effects noted were typically "nonlinear" and took "time" (and not strength which would be linear relationship to how hard you immediately push) to actually create the resonance 'punctures' in space/time for these equally tangible though weird real-life effects: that alter gravitation, that cause metal instabilities, and which even led to forms of metal transmutation and "unknown metals", according to Hutchinson in one video/audio clip I listened to before.

'Cold fusion' arrangements, done equally through high frequency issues on the physical world like the Hutchinson effect (on atoms in this case, instead of on whole bars of metal), create actual transmutation of elements in small amounts as well, just like the Hutchinson effect. Why they are so spotty is that these effects might be nonlinear as well, something that chemists doing the experiments in this vein wouldn't be familiar with.

So we might require expanding elctrogravitics of Einstein to make sense of the physics material changes and human participative morphic fields as well as linked in, er, an "electromorphic-physical-gravitics?" This gets occulted science really fast, particularly in books like "The Men who Stare at Goats" where this attitude really blossomed up when the Bushes got on top in the executive branch in the USA.

If subtle thought forms (which are electromagnetic remember) and frequencies play subtly on the frameworks of the physical world, should we have expected anything different from (electromagnetic effects of) prayer and meditation, given things like the Hutchinson effect and 'cold fusion' basically showing it is true? I would have to know more about thought form frequencies research before I really go out on a limb and saw it off to see if I'll float.

Are prayers/meditations forms of jiggling with this directionality or steering of such morphogenics (if it exists, or if it doesn't does it actually call itself up anyway)?

And with the corporate media consolidation of these thought forms, massively seeding the same thoughts around the world, how dangerous and malicious is that?

8/09/2007 06:40:00 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

"I'm surprised you didn't tie this back in to your previous interest in Sheldrake and morphic field resonances, Jeff?"

If I hadn't been rushed to post this, I would have, so thanks for reintroducing it here, Mark.

Magic is largely about correspondences, so perhaps what we're seeing, in associative information theory, is an aspect of the science of magic.

8/09/2007 06:50:00 PM  
Blogger ericswan said...

It's recursive and that's why we have Alice looking back instead of moving forward. The timespace we occupy is written in the big book and computers are part of the handy bit of going back or leaping forward in the timelines skipping double dutch or hailing cabs in the big city. I know what I was doing that particular week in 1976 and maybe even at that particular time. I was participating in an oral exam with Professor C. Jane Gregory in her course on the future of Leisure at UWO. Her final question was "What did I see as the recreation of the future" to which I replied that we would be painting pictures with our minds in the heavens. I got an 80% on the exam. In less than a month, I had dropped out of my 4th year never to return to academia.

The point of this distraction is this. I think time is a human attribute. The space that was occupied in a big bang way of looking at existence is that we as planeteers have moved out of that space occupied in 1976 and time is an extension or culmination of our other senses of touch, taste, sight, hearing, and smell. Just like a certain odour will trigger a certain remembrance, more than one of our senses detecting a similar set of parameters will trigger a deja vu.

I no longer think we can paint pictures with our minds and project them into the atmosphere. I know we can.

8/09/2007 08:04:00 PM  
Blogger et in Arcadia ego Eve said...

There is no science to magic. There is magic to science. I should know Jeff, I'm a witch remember?

My real name is Baba Yaga and my home awaits me on (some seriously)chicken legs.

8/09/2007 08:05:00 PM  
Blogger Shrubageddon said...

Excellent, Jeff. And I'm also glad you pointed out RAW's warnings about entering "Chapel Perilous."

I would imagine this is precisely what disinformationists would seek to accomplish. You turn the curious into hopeless paranoics, or agnostics. Both are harmless. Full steam ahead.

8/09/2007 08:25:00 PM  
Blogger et in Arcadia ego Eve said...

Also, Jeff - I would also add that magic is not about correspondences. You can make a correspondence w/ anything. My own brother and father have the initials JG.

When I asked JD why he chose "Gannon" for his psuedo he said he took the "G" from Guckert and replaced the "C" from Cannon, because he intended to blow those liberal pressies right out of the Whitehouse press room with cannon ball (as oppossed to sofball) questions. Not to worry, I did tell him that was retarded.

But conspiracy theorists immediately assumed that he chose his name as a hat tip to James Gannon of the DMR. So see you can make correspondences out of anything. It doesn't make them real.

That's not magic. This is magic:

http://science.krishna.org/Articles/2002/10/025.html

8/09/2007 08:34:00 PM  
Blogger Professor Pan said...

Shrub says:

I would imagine this is precisely what disinformationists would seek to accomplish. You turn the curious into hopeless paranoics, or agnostics. Both are harmless. Full steam ahead.

Agnostics are not harmless. Agnosticism is a tool allowing one to penetrate the layers of bullshit to get at the core truth.

And it's so much better to come out of the hall of mirrors with your sanity (relatively) intact than gibbering nonsense, seeing patterns where they don't exist, and dumping piss on neighbors' barbecue grills.

8/09/2007 09:48:00 PM  
Blogger hapolati said...

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8/09/2007 10:05:00 PM  
Blogger Belliosto said...

The weird synchronicity of the word Genesis. Hopsicker writes in October 29, 2006 on Portland Independent Media Center: The 'Genesis' of the Adnan Khashoggi Wing of the 9-11 Truth Movement (infiltration).

Weird indeed.

8/09/2007 10:29:00 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Clicking on the relatively ancient "Rigorous Intuition 1.0" post that Jeff linked to above under "holographic" (back to April 2006), I followed another link about the frequencies in some strange 'other world phenomena' mentioned there which someone did an analysis of the frequencies:

Music and Harmonics

Early work and theories

Much work has been carried out in the area of sound analysis with regards to crop circles, initially inspired by various sounds and 'tones' heard in some of the early formations.

One such famous case was the trilling noise recorded at the Operation White Crow event which took place in 1989.

The trilling sound was one I was lucky to perform analysis on myself, after Colin Andrews kindly loaned me a copy of the original recording. It consisted of a number of short bursts of oscillating tones, recorded on audio tape. Sceptics and hoaxers, including Doug and Dave, were quick to come forward and claim that the noise was in fact that of the Grasshopper warbler, a small bird. However, what they neglected to take into account was that the grasshopper warbler is actually quite rare and it's haunt is downs, commons and marshes - hardly crop fields.

However, the most conclusive evidence was discovered some time later whilst I was hunting through a BBC sound effects archive. I discovered a CD recording of the actual grasshopper warbler, along with all the other native warblers of the UK. I duly sampled this sounds into the computer and compared the frequency waveform and fourier analysis of the warblers with the recording Colin had made at Operation White Crow. The two were clearly not the same, as shown in the diagram below."


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It shows a different, though very high frequency series of tones in the 4000 Hz range.

This multiple thousands of Hz range was the range supposedly of "Philadelphia Project reconstruction" analysis mentioned in article links I placed as links previously (and below) from American Anti-gravity, as well as I think (don't quote me) various Hutchinson effects as well. I don't remember the frequencies tended to be used to get the 'cold fusion' transmutation effects.

http://www.americanantigravity.com/documents/Einstein-Antigravity.pdf

http://www.americanantigravity.com/documents/The-New-Nazi-Bell.pdf

Cymatics and Crop Circles?

Think of Jeff's prevoius post's picture of vibrating salt into patterns, and then think crop circle patterns impressed into wheat fields or corn.

The rest of that Music and Harmonics link states:

"Diatonic Ratios and Harmonic Geometries

One of the first researchers to point out [crop circle] links with musical scales was Gerald Hawkings, a retired professor of astronomy at Boston University.

Having worked at the Harvard-Smithsonian Observatory in the 1960's, he had already done much research on the astronomical importance of Stonehenge.

After earning a subsidiary degree in Pure Mathematics from London University he analysed aerial photographs and ground surveys of crop circles and was surprised to spot a clue to their possible origins - lying in the ratios of musical notes.

If we examine the exact frequency of the white notes on a piano we will find that, with perfect tuning, the note middle C has a pitch of 264Hz (vibrations per second). If we play the C note in the octave above (C') we will find that the frequency is 528Hz. This is exactly double, giving a ratio of 2:1.

If we now examine every note in the major scale we will find an elegant, yet exact, diatonic ratio - shown in the [missing] diagram below.

diatonic ratios

These ratios are fundamental to music because as we rise each octave above middle C exactly the same ratios are used but doubled.

For example, E' (Each ' is used to represent the rise of one octave) has a ratio of 10/4 and A'' gives 20/3. These ratios also give the intervals in all the notes in the other major keys too. [well, sort of, see my other point below #2]

So, how does this relate to crop circles?

When we started analysing the ground surveys of crop formations we started to find that the same diatonic [cymatic?] ratios started showing up in the relationship between various elements of the formation - either the ratio of a circle to it's ring, or perhaps a large circle surrounded by smaller satellite circles.

Gerald analysed the entire sample of circles accurately measured by Colin Andrews and Pat Delgado between 1981 and 1988.

Out of a total of 18 formations, 11 gave diatonic ratios.

In 1988 a formation was discovered at Corhampton in Hampshire which not only contained diatonic ratios, but also precise Euclidian mathematics.

This ultimately gave rise to five crop circle theorems.

If you would like more information on Hawkin's crop circle theorems I would recommend visiting Freddy Silva's Crop Circular web site, which explains them well.

Circular Harmonics

When I first heard of this Hawkin's, I became intrigued, strongly believing that he may indeed be onto something. He had already contacted me to comment on my three dimensional geometrical analysis, and I was now becoming intrigued by the 'musical link' being interested in this aspect of research myself.

One day, whilst working in my capacity as a computer programmer, I discovered a program for the Acorn Archimedes range of computers which could take a scanned photograph and 'play' it as a sequence of tones, or harmonic scales.

I decided to experiment with some crop circle photographs to see what tones were produced.

I decided to initially try with a scanned aerial photograph of the famous Mandlebrot formation which appeared in Cambridge in 1991.

I loaded it into the computer programme and started it running. What came out of my speakers quite surprised me.

It wasn't exactly music, but it was certainly not objectionable. In fact it sounded almost like some of the 'new age' music tapes you can buy. After a few moments, the tones become almost hypnotic and I was sure they may be beneficial to meditation.

Perhaps it could be a way to communicate with the circle makers....

I decided to develop my own computer software based upon this initial idea, and to take it a step further and be able to not only geometrically analyse and 'measure' the formations but also 'play' them as music using a set of basic musical rules.

Over the years this software has developed and can now perform quite complex analysis and synthesis of musical tones and harmonics based either on the actual 'pixels' in the image or on the actual physical ratios of the formation itself.

Being initially surprised (and impressed) with the results, I decided to 'record' some more formations and went on to examine a computer drawing of the actual Mandlebrot set, along with scanned photographs of the first 1994 Galaxy formation which appeared along the Avenbury Avenue and the 1994 Oliver's Castle formation which appeared in the punchbowl near Devizes.

I left the sounds playing for 60 minutes and subsequently recorded them onto an audio tape, of which copies are available for for research purposes.

Due to popular demand, I've recently produced a CD of these sounds too. Please feel free to email me if you are interested in obtaining a copy for your own research, meditation or healing purposes.

A short sample of the CD is available to download as a WAV file, [at the bottom of that page] but please note that the sample here has been converted to mono, 11KHz in order to make it small enough to download. The original is of much higher (stereo, 44KHz) quality.

Download a .WAV sample of my recording lasting 26 seconds. (819K)

This work is currently very much underway and I hope to report more findings over the next few months."

http://home.wanadoo.nl/mufooz/cropcircles/Crop-Sound.htm


Thus, the rest of that Music and Harmonics section notes that crop circles may be even designed based on some kinds of "cymatics logic", if many some are actually 'alien' after all.


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My rebuttal about 'pure tones' and current music, which I think more should know about if you start to seriously get into cymatics issues and vibration issues in health or strange physics effects--which fit into the presumed "Philadelphia Experiment, to the Hutchinson (harmonics) Effects, to Cold Fusion high frequency effects, to presumed crop circle diatonic scales being used in many of them in the physical ratios of the patterns, to various interesting cymatic frequency healing devices, to Qigong practitioner's hands emitting secondary sound waves they have found out that, when recorded and played back to hospital patients, heal faster (more on that below), etc. The healing (audial) touch?

The "Music and Harmonics" section above talked of notes fitting harmonically into an 8-note scale and passed over that this is actually unnatural for the harmonics that the human body and mind tend to recognize as harmonic and pretty: fifths.

It's only fifths that are actually strangely human-mind felt harmonic and pretty (no one really can explain why), while octaves are just the same frequency doubled, without the various reverberatory tones of consonant notes like fifths (or thirds, fourths). Though it's fifths that humans tend to note as the prettiest, the world round.

However, most music (and fifths) you will hear nowadays will always be tuned flat from instruments. Every note.

Why?

That's what this long quote is about, from a book.

How intentionally flat tunings became known as "well-tempered" is the point of this. "Well-tempered" tends to on the surface imply harmony, though perversely it's nothing like that. It is equal, though it's all flatted notes and subtly outside of harmonic resonance, particularly for fifths.

Our admixture of odd tunings popularized by the West from the early 1700s has an interesting history. Europe started to popularize non-harmonic scales subtly out of whack, for intentionally creating flat notes equally flatted to squeeze in fifths into octaves, to avoid retuning an instrument when you wanted to change keys.

However, the idea of 'equal flatting' of fifths to fit them into octaves series was actually a Chinese inventor's idea in the 1580s: to put two different disharmonic scales (octaves, based on 2x the previous note; and fifths, based on 1.5x the previous note, that never really match anywhere) artificially together into the same instruments by 'flatting all fifths' over a scale of 12 notes equally, to scrunch and make the octave series the basis for the flatted fifths--which it is the fifths that are the most human-healing oriented and pretty.

The "tempering" allowed for transposings between octaves and keys. Got that? No. :-)

Well, I copied (really, spoke into some text to speech software) to clarify from a book I have on Chinese science history, in its interesting chapter on music.

When Bach wrote his "well tempered clavichord" it is generally unappreciated that he was actually writing a musical manifesto of this different transpositional and intentionally flat tunings. He wanted to popularize this flatted tuning, and demot previous different harmonics based tunings in Europe and and it turns out, worldwide. The implication of Bach's publication of 1722 flatted Well-Tempered Clavier series has been very profound.

(Perhaps this is why I've always enjoyed "pre-Bach" music: of the 1600s with different tunings on ancient instruments more than other 'modern' 'post-Bach' European music. There's something about Bach that has always just made me feel angry like it was harmonically wrong or something. Grating. :-)

However, the odd thing is that Bach was drawing his ideas about equal tempering from a Chinese musical theorist of the 1580s.

Anyone who gets into 'pre-modern' tunings and scales or actual pure harmonics is going to run into both Egyptian (pyramids) issues and Chinese issues of their harmonic scales and their 2,000 year old bells.

Forgive the quote's length. It's just three pages in a book. Skip over it if you are not interested-- though if you follow anything from above or the last post, 'real harmonics' are key to a lot of different things discussed here at RI.

The quote is from The Genius of China: 3,000 Years of Science, Discovery and Invention, by Robert Temple (1989), 206-213:

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The first understanding of musical timbre. Third century A.D.

We have already mentioned timbre. It is sometimes called the "quality" of a musical notes. It may be defined as the original fundamental note sounded, together with the overtones present with it. A tuning-fork casts no timbre, because it merely sounds of the fundamental note free of overtones; but the rich and resonant sounds [caused by sympathetic vibrations in other non-played strings that sound when you play 'one' note on the piano, since the sound itself starts to 'play' any other sympathetic frequencies on other strings automatically through the air] produced by a modern piano are a triumph of the art of production of harmonious timbre.

The only sources of harmonious [automatically adjusting] timbre possible in non-electronic musical instruments are vibrating strings [in pianos] and [sympathetic] vibrating columns of air (as in pipes or flutes).

Bells can be acceptably harmonious in their timbre [particularly ancient Chinese bells, see below, that actually were cast to play fifths and thirds harmonically--which no one can still do today, a lost art how they designed their 3,000 year old bells], but percussion instruments have bad timbre.

The Chinese achieved a deep and profound understanding of timbre [sympathetic resonance], and went further than any other culture, before or since, in exploiting it for musical purposes.

The ancient Chinese zither known as the ku ch'in, or just simply ch'in (sometimes called the classical Chinese lute, although it is in reality a halftone zither, usually of seven strings but originally a five and occasionally of nine) is, as Needham tells us, "the only musical instrument in any culture which has no frets and actually marks the nodes of vibration on the board."

The very fact that there can be such a thing as a stringed instrument with no frets seems astonishing in itself.

The point of this instrument was that the strings were not played in such a way as to ever change their pitch, as happens when a string is pressed on to a fret in other instruments, such as the guitar or the violin. The ch'in was played with each string remaining at the same pitch at all times, and the art of playing was the production of different timbres of each string at a constant pitch.

This is so subtle that many Westerners might balk and question whether the result would strictly be music at all. But it is in fact a wonderfully rich and satisfying music.

The strings of the ch'in are all of silk. The traditional manner of playing them involve more than 26 different "touches" or means of plucking or stroking them, for vibrato alone....The playing of the ch'in obviously require a musical notation different from usual.

Musical notation for this instrument took the form of instructions, not only on which strings were to be used, note by note, but on the "touch" by which the fingers were to play each note.

Many piece of music for this instrument also survived which additionally indicates that the rising or falling intonation of the words [similar to different tones for the same word sounds in the Chinese language can mean different words] sung by the singer were to be accompanied by the zither; the change in voice intonation was matched by the variations in timbre of the instrument -- a particularly subtle musical technique [shadowing the Chinese sung language perfectly].


Equal temperament in music; 16th century A.D.

The inventor of equal temperament and music was Chu Tsai-Yu, who published his invention in 1584. The first mention of his invention was in the unpublished papers of the great mathematician Simon Stevin (died 1620). Chu Tsai-Yu was born in 1536, a prince of the Ming Dynasty.

But he turned his back on his princely rank and concentrated instead on studying music, mathematics and the science of the calendar.

This system of equal temperament appeared in his book A New Account of the Science of the Pitch-Pipes, published in 1584. The Chinese did not pay much attention to the new system, but the Europeans quickly saw its advantages [mechanistically].

Two years earlier, the great Chinese scholar of the Jesuits, Matteo Ricci, commenced his studies at Macao. From 1580, the Viceroy of the Cantonese province [where Portuguese city-colony Macao was on the Chinese southern coast] had established biannual "trade fairs" lasting several weeks, at which Chinese and Westerners exchanged ideas and goods.

The interchange between East and West was intense, just at the moment when Chu Tsai-Yu went into print with his new theory. It is a case of perfect timing which gives one the feeling that it was "meant" to happen.

We do not know the exact mode of transmission of the idea to Europe; there can be no doubt that Western music was to be totally conquered by the Ming prince, for within 52 years of Chu's publication, his ideas were published by Pere Marin Mersenne.

The Ming ended eight years later, but Ming music today blares from every transistor radio in the world.

The first published reference to the mathematical basis for equal temperament in Europe, was by Mersenne in one of his many books of musical theory, entitled Harmonie Universelle, issued in 1636. Werkmeister later popularized equal temperament, and Johann Sebastian Bach took up the cudgels on its behalf by composing a series of pieces, collectively entitled The Well-Tempered Clavier, consisting of "preludes and fugues in all the tones and semitones... for the use and practice of young musicians who desire to learn, as well as by way of amusement, for those who are already skilled in this study."

This epochal work was published in 1722. Yet probably only a few of all those who have ever listened to or play these pieces have had any idea of Bach's underlying intentions. The Well-Tempered Clavier was a work of propaganda [and like much coldly thought out purposes of propaganda makes "bad emotional art", though that is just my opinion as a Tartini (1692-1770) lover [<-- listen] and von Biber (1644-1704) lover [<-- listen] instead of a Bach lover].

Bach (1685-1750) had adopted equal temperament with a passion later to be matched by that of his fellow-composer Giuseppe Tartini's opposition to it [whom I've always preferred].

Equal temperament allows one to modulate fluently from key to key consecutively in the composition and performance of music [without retuning].

It was passionately adopted by those who thought the practical advantages of this were paramount [or those who were lazy and emotionally tone deaf] and was as passionately opposed by those who thought that purity of tone and other substantial factor should not be sacrificed to such base utility.

These frenzied debates and disagreements have died down now in the West, at least for the moment. [However, if there's healing in only pure harmonics of frequencies or even Hutchinson-like or 'cold fusion'-like alchemy, or in medical practices, the concern for pure harmonics may be set alight once more in music through equal sympathetic vibration; see my conclusion to this quote].

Equal temperament, so hugely aided by the prestige [and manic coffee impatience/addiction] of Bach, triumphed utterly during the 19th century, yet many of today's musical experts do not really understand its principles, and no more than a handful of Westerners can now appreciate what music would sound like without it.

[Except you reading this perhaps, right now.]

The only way for the reader to appreciate the magnitude of the subject is for us to consider the underlying problem which makes perfection of tone in all music composition impossible. It is one of the most fascinating but least known of the fundamental enigmas of the Universe. There is no music conceivable, on what ever planet, in whatever galaxy, where the dilemma could be escaped.

Let us illustrate the manner in a simple way by discussing a piano.

Most people know that a note struck simultaneously with a note 8 notes higher (in a scale) is an "octave". The low note and the high note are the same (say a C), except that the high note is 'C an octave higher than the lower C'. The higher one is double the frequency of the lower one. [Middle C is around 264 Hz, or vibrations per second.] This is true whatever note played; an octave is defined as a note of a particular frequency sound with a note of twice that frequency. Octaves are quite simple. They also rather boring, because the same notes sounded an octave apart have no variety. There is neither consonance or dissonance; there is just uniformity. An octave is like a man standing and staring at a photograph of himself which he holds in his hand: a simple double image.

How much more interesting it would be if the man were to stand with his arm around a woman whom he loves, or were to be scowling at one whom he hates. The first would be a consonance and the second would be a dissonance. The interest of life is in its variety and juxtaposition; hence, a C played with any other note than another C takes on greater interest to us than the octave.

The most pleasing consonance of two notes sounded together is what is called a "fifth". This is not simply subjective; an analysis of the sound waves involved shows that the higher harmonics of the notes have consonant beats with one another. But there does remain a mystery about the preference human beings find for harmony and the annoyance they experience upon hearing dissonance. Sir James Jeans has written: "it must be admitted, however, that [there] is a defect of most theories of discord. Innumerable theories are ready to tell us the origin of the annoyance we feel on hearing a discord, but none even attempts to tell us of the origin of the pleasure we feel on hearing harmony; indeed, ridiculous though it may seem, this latter remains one of the unsolved problems of music."

What, then, is this most pleasing and harmonic of all sounds, the fifth?

For it was the fifth rather than the octave which was the basis for Chinese music. [Actually if you struck a Chinese bronze bell it would sound a fifth harmonic actually, or a third harmonic, instead of a 'note'. This has only been found out actually in the past 10 years, that the Chinese knew how to cast predictable HARMONIC multitone bells 3,000 years ago, which Europe couldn't even do until this century:

"Archeological sensation
The 65 bronze bells from the tomb of Marquis Yi of Zeng (433 B.C.) are considered as one of the most fortunate discoveries in archeology. Due to favorable conditions of tomb preparation, soil, and soon natural water filling, the bronze of the bells survived fully intact. The bells sound as they did 2,436 years ago, and - as yet - better than any replicas that have been made in our days.

Two tones per bell

Two-tone bells were common in China between 1200 and 200 B.C. After that the advanced know-how to cast them was lost, and it could not yet be fully recovered in our days.

The bells have an eye-shaped cross-section and vibrate in one of two modes, depending on where they are struck.

A strike in the middle of the front makes frontside and backside vibrate as whole units and produces the lower tone sui.

A strike between the middle of the front and a side edge makes frontside and backside vibrate as two units each and produces the higher tone gu.

If struck correctly, both tones are fully independent, each with its own fundamental and harmonics. This is shown in a spectral analysis, presented together with the underlying sound samples, of the two tones of one of the original bells.

Quality and timbre of the two tones are fully compatible, and they are both marked by tone-name inscriptions on the bells.

Thus, both were intended to be used in musical practice.

Of the 33 bells in the melody section of the Zeng ensemble, 21 have a sui-gu interval of a minor third (mean 312.4 Cent, SD 13.8), 10 have one of a major third (mean 403.1 Cent, SD 18.1), and two have apparently mistuned ones with 244 and 342 Cent (details below).

Tone name system

The tone names inscribed on the bells very clearly reflect a theory of scale generation by both fifths and thirds. It must be examined, however, if the actual tuning practice agrees with the theory. The results show that it does not. The tone name system obviously had lost its theoretical background for the bell casters (details [not] below). But it is a very interesting name system, because it shows an awareness of the thirds in the concept of scale construction, something that developed in Europe [only] ca. 2000 years later."

http://web.telia.com/~u57011259/Zengbells.htm

That website may have a hardwired answer to why fifths and harmonics sound 'right' to the human brain, as well as why vowels in languages sound pretty: they are mostly the same harmonics and processed in the same way by the brain.

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Pitch and harmony detection in the auditory midbrain

Before 1998 it was unknown that the unique neural map of acoustic frequency in the auditory midbrain (inferior colliculus) is a functional adaptation for pitch extraction from complex tones.

The vocalization sounds of many mammalian species and the vowels of human speech consist of a series of harmonics (e.g. 900 Hz, 1200 Hz, and 1500 Hz).

[All meditation mantras I've ever heard are full of sonorous vowels, hitting thus harmonics in the brain and body.]

They are unified in the auditory brain of these animals into a single percept of one pitch (an equivalent of 300 Hz in the given example).

This spectral synthesis supports the localization and the identification of single sound sources in natural, noisy environments.

The auditory midbrain is adapted to this task by its anatomy of stacked neuronal layers. Each layer processes sound signals from a specific bandwidth of the acoustical spectrum, and the separation into bands is optimal for the neuronal combination of harmonics that is needed for pitch extraction.

Because the auditory midbrain is hardwired for the processing of low-order harmonics in vocalization sounds, it is also hardwired for the processing of harmonic spectral components in music.

The mechanism that provides pitch detection in speech does the same job in music as well.

Our brain prefers harmonic tones and harmonic tone combinations, because it can extract more information from them [and because it 'makes the brain glow' more, as it hits different 'stacked neuronal layers' in their phrase simultaneously.]

Back to Temple:

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A typical example would be the chord CG. Then if you play successive fifths, using a top note of one fifth as the bottom note of a new fifth, you do not come to a C again for quite some time...In fact, you have a succession of 12 fifths, before reaching another.

Musical theorists like to speak of the ascending fifths as a "spiral of fifths", and they draw them in a diagram spiraling upwards.

If you count the number of octaves between the first and last note in a spiral of 12 fifths, you'll find that there are seven. As the spiral has gone round, it has repeatedly missed the higher octave notes of the original note, [making eighths and fifths without any 'real' harmonic connection at all] until finally after 12 fifths it hits the seventh octave of the original note. [So they say...] Then and only then [i.e., only the distance of seven octaves actually has a somewhat harmonic resonance with the fifths] do the two separate ascending series, meet.

And upward (or downward) spiral of fifths and an upward (or downward) spiral of octaves thus only me up when 12 fifths and seven octaves end on the same note. Until then, on their upward or downward courses, the two means of proceeding had been quite separate. It is as if two runners were running the same distance on two separate tracks which went over and under one another repeatedly until they reach the same finishing post, at a point where the separate tracks met for the first time since the start.

This is important, for upon examining this more closely we find that it is not as simple as it seems -- there is something curiously wrong.

The problem is this: musical tones are very precisely measurable in the laboratory, and an exact number is assigned to every note as its frequency. Now, when one plays a C seven octaves higher than another C, we find that its frequency is 128 times that of the original. (Every octave doubles the frequency, and if you progressively double something seven times you have in fact made it 128 times its original self). But if you want to have a sequence of fifths [12 times over, here's the paradox, which of course are exactly close to the same note] which increased by 1.5 times the original frequency (which is what fifths do) 12 times over, you will achieve a final result not exactly equal to the 128 of seven octaves [2^7 = 128x], but equal instead to the slightly different amount of 129.75, which is the value of (1.5)^12 [=129.75x].

The fact is that the mathematics of the fifth is incommensurable (harmonically) with the mathematics of the octave [despite current piano tuners claims to the contrary, or even piano builders].

A note which is a fifth higher than another note has a measurable frequency 1 1/2 times that of the lower note.

And [duh] the number 1.5 is arithmetically incommensurable with the number two (which expresses the doubling of the frequency of a note when raised an octave). So the fifth in the octave are out of joint with each other on fundamental arithmetical grounds.

The spiral of fifths comes to a stop at a point which is 1.0136 times the sequence of octaves. (Or, the frequency 129.75 is 1.0136th that of 128). This value, 1.0136, is known as "the comma of Pythagoras", after the Greek philosopher who discussed it [who supposedly learned everything from Egypt].

The different keys are established in Chinese music by the 12 different notes of the spiral of fifths [in other words the Chinese "octave" was based on a harmonic repeating of fifths not eighths, a comparatively huge 'octave,' so to speak, thinking about a piano, which means 12 fifths was one 'octave' to the Chinese], and these 12 notes are all found within the compass of a single fundamental octave. The spiral of fifths ascends from C to G to D to A to E to B to F sharp to C sharp to A flat to E flat to B flat to F back to C (except, as just mentioned, this C is not absolutely precise). It will be appreciated that all of these notes fall between one C and the higher or lower C, and give the 12 keys. These 12 notes also give the complete chromatic scale of modern music.

Equal temperament is an artificial system created to get round the fact that the spiral of fifths ends on a note that's slightly off the end of the sequence of octaves. The tiny fraction of 0.0136 is divided into 12 equal parts, and each part is subtracted from one of the 12 notes into which an octave [in Europe] is divided [i.e., the white and black piano keys]. This means that the gap between a note and its "fifth" is no longer precisely 1.5, but is instead a tiny fraction less, 1.4983.

This "violence" done to all the fifths squeezes them into the tinier space of a pure octave.

All 12 steps in the octave are now precisely equal [from each other, instead of related to harmonics], and are called semitones. In order to accomplish this, each fifth has been artificially but evenly rendered flat by about one 48th of a semitone.

All equally tempered music is thus uniformly and unremittingly "flat".

But it provides a regular and reliable structure so that one can modulate from [flat] key to [flat] key [quickly], for as much richness and variety of composition as one could desire.

This is not to say that much has not been lost -- sacrificed on the altar of utility. Our modern ears have been so debased by hearing only equally tempered music that we no longer know a pure tone. We send for a piano tuner to tune our piano, but in fact, he comes and tunes it flat, as relentlessly as ants march forth from their nest. We are thus subjected, from birth to death, to nothing but flat notes [in modern music scales].

We never so much as hear a pure tone [or, perhaps, know their healing power.]

Before equal temperament, in both China and the West, there were various "modes" of untempered music. For the sake of simplicity, we can speak as well of the ancient Greek ones, which have less difficult names, though they all have Chinese equivalents. There were the Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixo-Lydian, Aeolian and Locrian modes. Instruments could be tuned to only one mode at a time. Some of the modes were happy and carefree, while others were sad and mournful. They represented a vast richness of emotional [and perhaps healing] intensity and experience which has now completely and utterly vanished from the music known to us today. It is impossible to describe them: the colorations and subtleties of the different modes were somewhat like the difference which we note between the major and minor keys, multiplied several times.

In the absence of these old modes, not a single person in the entire Western world unafflicted by deafness can avoid hearing at every turn, music fashioned [to flat notes] from an imported Chinese theory [into European mass produced instruments and music notation].

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The book Civilization One (2006) has some interesting things to say about Chinese harmonics as well as Egyptian and Babylonian harmonics.

In short, Prince Chu Tsai-Yu invented equal temperament in music, and published the idea in 1584 in his New Account of the Science of the Pitch-Pipes. He proudly stated: "I have founded a new system [to intentionally flat all 1.5x based fifths equally, to fit 2x based octaves]." Little could he have realized that his system would be universally adopted in the West. Coffee-addled Johann Sebastian Bach was its leading promoter--or addict, you decide.

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More purely created electronic harmonics are the basis of some interesting healing technologies invented in the past 30 years. Note the Qicong frequency generator as well1!

Cymatic Instruments in Sound Therapy

In Sound Therapy such devices are employed that utilize specific sound frequencies to achieve therapeutic benefits such as pain reduction or relaxation. Treatments from devices such as cymatic instruments and the Infratonic QGM today are being used worldwide.

The Infratonic QGM: The Machine That Produces Qi Energy

Lu Yan Fang, Ph.D., a senior scientist at the National Electro Acoustics Laboratory in Beijing, China, discovered that Qigong masters emitted from their hands high levels of waves called secondary sound. She constructed a machine that simulated this infratonic sound and tested it on over 1,100 hospitalized patients.

Numerous therapeutic benefits were noted, including pain reduction, headache relief, increased circulatory functioning, muscular relaxation, alleviation of depression, and increased brain production of alpha waves.

Her instrument, the Infratonic QGM, received awards of recognition from the China Ministry of Health and the National Committee for Traditional Chinese Medicine.

In China it is medically recognized as an effective pain management tool.

In the United States it is today pending FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approval for use as a therapeutic massage device.

Cymatic Therapy

Sir Peter Guy Manners, M.D., D.O., Ph.D., of Worcestershire, England, states that cymatic therapy is not applied through auditory channels, but directly through the skin.

Cymatic therapy uses sound waves within the audible range to stimulate natural regulatory and immunological systems, and to produce a near-optimum metabolic state for a particular cell or organ.

Dr. Manners says, every object, whether inanimate or alive, possesses a unique electromagnetic field that exhibits antagonistic, complimentary (resonant), or neutral reactions when it interacts with other electromagnetic fields.

Resonant equilibrium represents the healthy state (resonance may be defined as the frequency at which an object most naturally vibrates); illnesses is represented by resonant disequilibrium.

Cymatic therapy uses a computerized instrument to establish equilibrium in the body by transmitting resonant frequencies of sound into the body.

These signals pass through healthy tissues, but reestablish healthy resonance in unhealthy tissues.

Dr. Manners has researched the signals given out by healthy tissues [and utilized a particular Yale University researcher's previous work as well].

By intercepting [i.e., 'listening electronically to'] electrical messages transmitted via the central nervous system to individual cells, this research has allowed the [artificial] coding of cymatic signals that cells understand. [I think IC recently posted something about the nervous system running on sound waves, as much as electromagnetics, right?]

Each tissue has been given an H-factor (harmonic factor) according to the signal emitted.

The cymatic instrument adjusts acoustic audible sound frequencies in order to induce beneficial stimulation, activation [of what, DNA?], and circulation when applied to the body via direct contact with affected areas or by way of acupuncture meridians.

Cymatic therapy does not cure, but simply places the body in a situation so that it can cure itself without pain, surgery, or drugs.

Dr. Manners believes cymatic therapy for humans in the future will likely concentrate on the skin, peripheral nerves, and bone, since these are the areas capable of regeneration.

It may also be useful in organ transplantation, balancing the resonance of the transplanted organ with that of the recipient.

Cymatic instruments have been in use worldwide for over twenty-eight years, and have been in use in the United States since the late 1960s.

They are used by nurses, chiropractors, osteopaths, and acupuncturists throughout the world. Training is required to become a cymatic practitioner. Cymatic instruments produce no side effects, and the only contraindication for use is for patients with pacemakers.


[Here's a picture of one. Check the PDF on that page as well, for a list of particular coded "frequency symptoms correction chart". Here's a picture of a U.S. manufactured one, with the speaker unit that is held up to the body.]

The [electronic-audio based] Cymatic instrument, and (third) [electromagnetic, non-audio] Vibe Machine [<-- link, video interview with the inventor, Gene Koonce, 18 minutes] are three forms of electromagnetic/audio frequency healing technologies, based, basically, on what might be called music--and how different parts of our body vibrates either in sync with health or out of sync with ill health.

We’ve already gotten into DNA issues of frequency being activated (biophotonic light).

The Cymatic instrument is based on the physical fact that certain areas of the body have their own frequencies (a Yale University researcher did the basic research on this in the late 1960s and 1970s, which Sir Guy Peter Manners applied in his Cymatic instrument), and are ‘off’ in ill health.

I would theorize that the mechanism here is that righting different resonances in the body switches on DNA in special ways, just as the same way that audible chanting might do the same or singing, or music. (Though the Vibe Machine seems to give a jolt to the ATP cell energy manufacture, by correcting the body's intracellular frequency to allow the body to make ATP more efficiently, or at optimal health--which has according to some (currently anecdotal) even capacities to detoxify heavy metals from the body naturally when you are optimized. Gene Koonce is sort of a 21st century Raymond Royal Rife who isn't dead...and who has already mass produced his equipment and pollinated it around the world (thankfully), whereas Rife's machines were not mass manufactured and were soon killed off.

8/10/2007 01:18:00 AM  
Blogger slomo said...

Re: Chapel Perilous. After about a week of Theresa Duncan, I decided that the whole story is a spiritual sinkhole. I now avoid any commentary touching on the Duncan/Blake affair.

The theory of the associative univerise is absolutely correct, at least in my experience. For that reason, there are some stories better left untouched. The best that can be hoped for is an enormous energy drain, and the worst, possibly a sinking madness.

I'm on the fence about RI in general. I've learned alot, but I'm not sure it's really helped in the long run. I'll probably keep coming back, but I feel an increasing and urgent need to balance out my wanderings in the internet ARG with much more substantial, meaningful, real-world interaction.

8/10/2007 01:35:00 AM  
Blogger Poulet said...

Right, people.

Well, I have to go now, because I'm due back on the planet EARTH.




Theresa Duncan Central --Fresh, rational posts, written in ENGLISH. Check it out if you dare.

8/10/2007 05:41:00 AM  
Blogger rev said...

This is synchronous:
http://www.slate.com/id/2171416/

especially how it again appears
here:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/31/AR2007073102098.html

(sorry about redirecting attention to the departed couple, I just noticed those articles and it really bugged me. Yeah, Ms. D had a bit of a contentious relationship with Slate or vice versa--But who could have thought of a better eulogy? Or maybe it's just a coincidence...The article would disturb me coinciding with anything...The author's two main criticisms of the CoS "religion" being it's cost and it's "aesthetics"...how bout that...)

8/10/2007 06:29:00 AM  
Blogger Shrubageddon said...

Agnostics are not harmless. Agnosticism is a tool allowing one to penetrate the layers of bullshit to get at the core truth.

Perhaps you misunderstood. You are an agnostic, Pan. perhaps even an Atheist From reviewing your posts on the Forum, it is obvious you are.....and you are harmless. You do seem to make it your life's work to rattle sabers with the likes of HMW and Alice. If what Alice and HMW says has any modicum of truth, and I believe it does, then the PTB owe you Big Time. You're not only harmless to them.....you are their little Eichman, wittingly, or not.

8/10/2007 07:43:00 AM  
Blogger tmb said...

Interesting synchronicity, I was just reading Divine Magic The Seven Sacred Secrets Of Manifestation: A new Interpretation Of The Classic Hermetic Manual The Kybalion, which is somewhat in the neighborhood you explore . . . concentrate on it constantly and it will come, the form it comes in may not be quite what you wanted . . . .

8/10/2007 09:34:00 AM  
Blogger rhiannon said...

a friend of mine recently made a comment about how the internet has provided the first real-world manifestation of direct access to the akashic record...

...i had never thought of it that way, and it blew my mind a bit.

it ties in perfectly to your "keyword" call-up idea, so i thought i'd share.

8/10/2007 01:19:00 PM  
Blogger EarthCitizen Scott said...

Looking at the universe as a Hologram has always been a boon to my worldview. The Whole is inside of any piece. The idea that the 'reality' we inhabit works on a 'database' type modality is very much the way I have practiced my transformative manipulations of said 'reality'.
If there is a way to positively influence synchronicities to appear consistently in ones life, I have found correspondences of vibration to be the best tool to use. Sigil Magick also gives a clue to how to repeatedly work with this 'database'.
In Sigil work, a monogram of sorts is made up of letters of the words of a stated desire. It is then charged by various methods then the important part.
DESTROYED AND FORGOTTEN.
I think this is a big clue to how it all works.
The intent is formulated.
The symbol created in the mind.
Emotionally charged somehow.
Destroyed in the physical and mental realm and forgotten.
and then blissfully forgotten,
the Universe RETRIEVES the 'information' in a physical form. As if somehow the dictum, Nature abhors a vacuum is ALL IMPORTANT.

Austin Osman Spare is the greatest proponent of this method and most well known and I have always thought he was a model to research for ways to tap into this trick of consciousness.

Anyway, my point is that I think one of the biggest parts overlooked when discussing this phenomenon is the 'forgetting'

I think this to be the real 'switch' that turns on this as an ability to connect with the holographic database of reality.

Put the intention out there, forget it and it will come.

The other thing I wanted to mention about this post is something I read years ago that has sparked a lifelong obsession of Place and Proper Names in conjunction with paranormal events.
I think it was Loren Coleman who wrote a book I read which had as part of its thesis how certain placenames seem to 'draw' weird phenomenon to their respective towns and cities, etc. Lafayette was/is one such name/place that repeatedly seems to crop up as an example.
Any thoughts on this I would love to hear.
I loved this post as it brought back many memories of my own experiences with Melchizedeks (Drunvulo) Sacred Geometry and my love of synchronicity.

Professor Pan, "The Crying of Lot 49" is another item of its own special place and your mention caused me to visit your blog.
I am sure to return to your blog as I found it very interesting in many respects. Your UFO experience just one example, plus your post on missing Terrence McKenna whom I met and also loved very much. CHEERS!

Sincerely,
EarthCitizen Scott

8/10/2007 03:42:00 PM  
Blogger et in Arcadia ego Eve said...

For you Shrubbery...in "D minor" the saddest of all keys..

http://hocestenimcorpusmeum.blogspot.com/

8/10/2007 03:58:00 PM  
Blogger ericswan said...

It's easy to read alot into Duncan's work because it's so vacuous. Death by Tylenol and bourbon leaves me wondering if this really was suicide. My limited Scientology experience consists of reading L. Ron 40 years ago. At the time, I thought he had something. Later, I discovered that what he had was plagarised from Blavatsky. Duncan's work reminds me of an art exhibition of photos in a gallery I worked at in Banff, Alberta. The featured artist was an employee of this gallery and the show consisted of really small frames picturing really small penises. Self portraiture I'm thinking. Anyway, the analogy to me was the confrontation of really big issues of censorship with David's really small slingshot.

Blavatsky was haunted by her peers in her day as is Scientology in the present. The fact is Theosophy and Blavatsky is still the highest form of inquiry that this planet has achieved.

8/10/2007 04:16:00 PM  
Blogger iridescent cuttlefish said...

Gravity & Light

Jeff,

You’ve been coming at this problem, this question of why/how things happen from many different angles over a long-ish period of time; as frustrating as the apparently slow pace of the accretion of this insight seems to you—especially as the pace of the death spiral around us quickens—you must surely recognize that you are very, very close. I sometimes worry that you make too much of the very real dangers along the path you’ve taken; not the thugs of the Owners so much as the power of the creation machines they run.

You’re right—the way the world works is not as simple and two-dimensional as the typical cardboard cut-out conspiracy theory suggests. It’s not just some black ops agency making hits and putting funny money in gangster banks (although that sort of meticulously detailed Gladio-esque research certainly helps open eyes held willfully shut against the sticky, sick truth of how things really work). Nor is it as facile as the you-make-your-own-reality/What-the-Bleep crowd tells us. (Thanks for that link, Sounder!)

It’s both, and neither and all of the above.

I know that you’re not very comfortable with Robert Anton Wilson’s “occultick” antics (Crowley’s Law is a sickness unto itself, ein Ding an sich, in Kant-speak), but this is a case where we’d always and everywhere do well to remember that the universe doesn’t seem to operate on the either/or principle. This was RAW’s greatest gift to us—aside from his humor & wit in the face of tragedy & pain and his heroic eschewellings of dogma in all its guises—that things can be both, neither and all of the above, sometimes, always and/or simultaneously.

Maybe Logic.

This is no mere trite truism. To really wrap your mind around Maybe Logic without surrendering your ability to make informed judgments to faux & facile relativism is the great rational leap of faith. Many have crashed without helmets or insurance while attempting this trick.

Here’s how Maybe Logic applies to vibrations in the sense of the wave-like structure of All: it’s the heart of the quantum mystery. Every schoolboy knows about the supposed “dual” nature of light—that the photon is both a particle and a wave, depending on how you look at it. The implications of the two-slit experiment are so far-reaching that very few of us have even attempted to map them all out. They include:

• the central importance of the viewer’s perspective, as well as of the viewer’s observation itself (Schrödinger’s phantom cat)
• the possibility that other things we assume are purely one thing might well also “be” something else
• that the appearance of duality in the properties of light also illustrates something quite eerie about the nature of time and…gravity, the most mysterious of all the forces we know about (so far)

This is the missing link in the morphic fields of creation—the “weakest” force of the physicists. What is gravity, after all? Isn’t it just possible that this puny force which (despite its apparent insignificance) is the only one of the Big Four that’s able to force its snout across the dimensions of the multiverse might just be the glue that binds resonance & pattern into concrete reality?

What if Vallee’s “synchronicity” was caused by gravity congealing his thought patterns into the appearance of the oddly named taxi driver? We know there’s something going on between our brains and reality and that it’s not just in the quantum laboratory randomly killing cats, either. We know that positive thoughts help healing; we know that eco-therapy can even help heal damaged minds. And how many times have we said “I was just going to call you!” or “I was just about to say that”?

In that link back to The Body Electric you remind us of the bio-photonic nature of DNA, along with Pibram and Bohm’s holo-models of reality, and all that stuff is pointing in the right direction…without really describing the actual mechanism of how this stuff works.

So here’s what I’m thinking. The photon is gravity’s rainbow. In Ian McDonald’s new one, Brasyl, he talks about the frog as the only creature able to see a single photon of light, the only one with “quantum vision”. Kiss the golden frog (the cupubaira) and you too can see the ten thousand worlds all jockeying for superposition; you too can cause the waves to collapse into the probability of your choice. Because thoughts that resonate have weight… and the human will, if properly focused, tunes your frequency…or those of others, for better or worse.

Charisma. Charm. Or Quark, Strangeness & Charm. Anton Mesmer wasn’t a charlatan and he didn’t hypnotize the patients he helped. He “mesmerized” them by having them touch a sort of generator he built than ran on vegetable matter. Electric cabbages.

Diamagnetism.

“Coincidentally,” you just happened to have posted something about levitation & diamagnetism on the discussion board…because this thing, this notion of how all things “para” really works is starting to tune you. Your mind is a sort of tuning fork that has been ‘magnetized’ in this way. (No, I’m not calling your mind an unknown species of cabbage, although the Python in me is tempted by the symmetry and the sheer poetry of it.)

Here’s the genesis of the idea, more or less. Pythagoras and his Harmonics, of course, and Reichenbach and Mesmer’s Od; Schauberger & Steiner’s diamagnetism; Bohm & Sheldrake’s orders & fields; Popp & De’s photons…and Einstein’s greatest blunder: gravity. Forget the silly strings. We have chakras, and so does the earth—measurably, in both cases.

As we and this living planet think, breathe and exchange information & energy, photonic emissions--swirling vortices of living, diamagnetic energy--are generated, and if they resonate with the music of the spheres or gain their own currency with other living bell towers, they attract/produce gravity. The weightier they become, the more reality congeals around them, the more real they become.

Hypotheses, theories, paradigms…rumors, allegations, facts…buzzwords, propaganda, history.

Aside from the fascinating and frightening manner in which reality can be formed in such jello molds, the implications of this bizarre causality do not stop with cold, hard reality itself. It’s a dynamic dynamic—it’s all relational, not relative. The great unsuspected relationships to be explored are not in which banker financed which “revolution” but in how electro-magnetic fields really work (not the official version), how certain forms of magnetism relate to gravity, and how gravity is related to time.

I’m guessing that we could will certain changes in our everyday reality with the power of a unified human mind (May’s metaconcert); that the real materials science revolution will not be nano-tech but magnetically directed crystallization; and that an anti-gravity device would do funny things to time as well as our favorite modes of transportation.

Since the following “leaks” are out there, in addition to links for every weird notion I’ve just described, I’m also guessing that certain agencies whose business it is to know about and if possible control such world-changing technologies already know all about them. But that’s just redundantly obvious, isn’t it?

Thanks for all the carrots, Jeff! (I know that fish is supposed to be the real brain food, but carrots help us see, and that’s what we need to do, not just think ourselves into even deeper ruts.)

(A NEW VIEW OF MAGNETIC FIELD: TransEinsteinian Mass-Energy Consideration~~Bibhas De...Etheric Fields and Biophotons~~Stuart Wilde...Newsflash: Time May Not Exist, Not to mention the question of which way it goes...~~Tim Folger...and just for a peek at what light might do when we're not looking, Plasmonics and Cloaking)


ericswan,

What if theosophy were just another metaphor, or language, or model (like physics, for example) that helped us to conceptualize the many-faceted multiverse--would that diminish the truth of its message in your eyes?

8/10/2007 05:20:00 PM  
Blogger ericswan said...

It never claimed to be a religion but it did however, acknowledge that there is a dark side.

8/10/2007 06:26:00 PM  
Blogger Prof. Hex said...

I've always had pretty good luck getting the Universe to answer questions for me - even my friends have noticed.

One day I was walking with my friend Pam in San Francisco and I wondered aloud about the etymology of the name of Hotaling Alley.

The next day Pam and I were sitting at a bar when a guy on the next bar stool, a stranger, started explaining the whole story to the bartender. Pam turned to me and said, "I hate you."

8/10/2007 09:14:00 PM  
Blogger Shrubageddon said...

I can't help but be reminded of Jeff's post about time catching up with you. We may gain discernible, or not so discernible, glimpses of phenomena and gain further understanding of what lies beyond our senses, but these are essentially individual epiphanies that die with us when we return to the dust from whence we came.

Evolution is a bitch.

8/10/2007 09:29:00 PM  
Blogger Shrubageddon said...

Richard,

That story about your paranoid crack addict friend and the weed wacker was pricelss....for everything else there's Mastercard and Jonny Gosch.

I'm serious. I can't get it out of my head.

"So I took the weed wacker."

You need to write a book....I mean that in all sincerety. Your material is so raw, pure and uncontrived, you just can't make shit like that up.

Later,

Shrubageddon

8/10/2007 09:58:00 PM  
Blogger et in Arcadia ego Eve said...

Richard,

Could you please take the weed wacker and come to my yard...really - I've just come back from another happy hour (yes, again) with a bunch of (this time) female attys and I realize that all I've ever wanted in life is for someone to give me babies and TAKE CARE OF MY LAWN!!

I'm not joking...I'm totally serious. I don't make this up - it's RAW and it's PURE and it's ABSENT and JOHNNY GOSCH CAN'T FIX IT!!!!

(but maybe AMEX could?)

8/10/2007 10:32:00 PM  
Blogger et in Arcadia ego Eve said...

p.s.

Shrubbery....you are a very cute fart head.

8/10/2007 10:44:00 PM  
Blogger Syn Diesel said...

Jesus F Knowing, this guy Mark could've held off a bit.

8/10/2007 11:56:00 PM  
Blogger Syn Diesel said...

Can we start in with the tryptamine molecule insights soon?

8/10/2007 11:58:00 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

"Jesus F Knowing, this guy Mark could've held off a bit."

How do you think I feel? I had to put that together? lol

I warned people to skip if it annoyed them, though it's on track with resonance and all its physical world and technological implications (yes! who wants to talk resonating DNA/tryptamines and drugs keyed into resonance as well.)

I think particularly for most people who frequent this blog, it helps to have a high tolerance for jigsaw puzzle pieces without having the boxtop to follow such links or rabbitholes as I or others tend to post--and offer like marbles we found for a game we're making up as we go along. I tend to post things:

Like.

These.

Or.

Those.

And maybe these.

8/11/2007 10:07:00 AM  
Blogger iridescent cuttlefish said...

Hey Boys & Girls!

I just dropped in again to share another view of the Multiverse, but don’t worry about the mentation involved—it’s a comic. Well, there’s some other stuff after the cartoon, too, which is actually quite good, but it’s the Cheneyverse that I wanted y’all to see.

I think that this sort of nugget might appeal to both of you, Syn & Mark. God knows we all run into each other in pocket-verses often enough to recognize each other's thought trails--a less exotic signature than those auras which have given the New Age a bad name ever since Ms. Blavatsky midwifed it into "existence" a hundred years ago. (No offense intended, ericswan--you know I dig that stuff, too, or at least some of it. "Root races" always made me a little nervous, but you can't exactly dissect your pizza before you eat it to make sure it's absolutely kosher, now can you?)


Prof. Hex,

I'm intrigued. How do you account for those synchronicities, or was that your point, that we should just enjoy the bloody mysterious things and not constantly seek to understand the mechanisms?

8/11/2007 11:54:00 AM  
Blogger Great Galactic Ghoul said...

actually Mark your long post on the secret of Fifths is a rare breakthrough on the internet into the secret of alchemy and natural resonance in harmony with ecology.

The fifth is based on ASYMMETRIC resonance -- not quantum chaos -- not any one-to-one correspondence based math (i.e. the symmetry principles of western science).

So even the holographic model relies on the concept of "frequency" as a symmetric resonance with a contained experiment.

It's not that science is wrong, rather since "math is ontology" (Alain Badiou) technology is contained by the math which itself comes from NONWESTERN harmonics, as detailed in my new blogbook:

http://mothershiplanding.blogspot.com

sound-byte for my book?

Tribal Trance Transduction

8/11/2007 05:23:00 PM  
Blogger Syn Diesel said...

"How do you think I feel? I had to put that together? lol"


Hehe, it's mostly BOOGER's crappy formatting style. I'll need to cnp your post Mark and read it in one of those neat-to Windows applications.

8/11/2007 08:44:00 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Thanks, Drew, you "Ghoul." :-) I saved a copy of your e-book there for future reference and insights.

8/11/2007 08:55:00 PM  
Blogger FDR Democrat said...

Try an anagram generator.

Dick Cheney (Richard Bruce Cheney) anagrams to "Behead Rich Currency."
Richard Milhous Nixon anagrams to "No! I shun horrid climax!" (Alternately spelled, Richard Milhouse Nixon anagrams to "His climax: Ruined Honor").
Thomas Loren Friedman (NYTimes' "moderate liberal" globalist) transforms to "Infernal Mad Smoother."
Arnold Schwarzenegger anagrams to "He's grown large 'n' crazed."
Ronald Wilson Reagan translates to "A long-insane warlord."
Donald Henry Rumsfeld? "Fondly handles murder."
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin? "Vivid void, triumphal criminal."
Augusto Pinochet Ugarte? "Naughtiest coup outrage."
Augusto Pinochet? "One top US CIA thug."
Albert Arnold Gore? "Groaned ballot err."

Not exactly Melchizedek synchronicity, but Fortean nonetheless, if Dick Cheney beheads our currency.

8/11/2007 11:09:00 PM  
Blogger Dr. Bombay said...

Omnimental,
We are all going to die
"soon", relatively speaking of course. But just not soon enough
for you I'm afraid.

Jeff,
Your post reminded me of an
interview I read with the author
Cormac McCarthy. When he first began
to write he was constantly flat broke. He woke one morning to find
he was out of toothpaste and didn't
even have enough money to buy a
fresh tube. He thought to himself
"fuck it" and went to check the mailbox. Pulling his mail from the box, he noticed that right on top
of the stack of mail was a coupon
for a free tube of toothpaste.
I remember driving to Cape Cod
one time. I was in my late teens
and was driving an old Plymouth
that didn't have a clock on the
dash. As the young lady who was
with me reached for the power knob
of the radio she said "I wonder
what time its getting to be?"
The radio came on and a voice said
"The time is exactly five fifteen".
"Thank you" my friend said to the
voice on the radio as she turned
the radio off and, looking at me,
gave me a great big smile.

8/12/2007 03:03:00 AM  
Blogger marcus said...

Mark, you asked Prof. Hex about "How do you account for those synchronicities, or was that your point, that we should just enjoy the bloody mysterious things and not constantly seek to understand the mechanisms?"

I ask myself the same question. And when I hear people’s theories on the subject - it becomes mind-blowing to me. There are as many theories as there are people.

Maybe there is something in that! That there is no one specific answer? After all, why should there be a single answer?

On another point, a metaphor: I put my body into motion. I don't need to know how. If I practice martial arts, by control over my body grows exponentially. Even still I don't need to know the hardcore science of my body. Awareness of my body tells me far more.

I think we over complicate things. There is something to be said for understanding reality in simplistic terms. Simplistic does not = idiotic. Most idiots are clueless about simple concepts.

It seems to me that our journey should be towards simplicity - which can be found through inner awareness and conscious thinking. ( http://www.thethoughts.co.uk/thoughts/spheres-of-awareness/ ) Yet we seem to be obsessed with complexity.

8/12/2007 08:55:00 AM  
Blogger Shrubageddon said...

Marcus,

Amen to that. I agree with your sentiments. This is what is so appealing and effective about Zen. Empty your mind of the "clutter." and things begin to fall in place, including you.

8/12/2007 09:16:00 AM  
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8/12/2007 10:32:00 AM  
Blogger Auer said...

Thanks Mark. Your post about sounds and frequencies and tuning systems was most interesting...

Ive basically known most of this already, being a musician also (play the trombone and electronic instruments), but this really clarified to me why I like the music of Robert Rich especially..he uses microtuning and synthesizers that can be tuned whatever way you like, and uses his own tuning system that is different from the normal western one. This causes his music to be a lot more resonating and harmonic than could otherwise be possible. He has also studeid human sleep patterns and psychology of sleep, and created music to be listened to while asleep (like the Somnium 8 hour DVD, recommended!). Other superb albums are Stalker and Bestiary, both something no one else has done similarly.

8/12/2007 12:07:00 PM  
Blogger ericswan said...

Thanks Drew. I agree with everything you've said without having read any of the sources that you quote. Must be my left-handedness that intuits rather than capitulates to the left brainers. My intuition is telling me that time is the sixth sense and timespace is not going anywhere.

8/12/2007 05:59:00 PM  
Blogger R2K said...

: )

8/12/2007 06:45:00 PM  
Blogger Syn Diesel said...

Here's an interesting link per the egregore / morphic resonance thingy in the other thread who's topic seems to have moved here.

"Particles" exist on an even smaller scale beyond our resolution, including sub-atomic and electron/photon waves. The whole "aether" thing.


"Life" found in inorganic interstellar dust

Physicists have found evidence that inorganic dust with life-like qualities exists in interstellar space, according to new research published in New Journal of Physics that hint at the possibility that life beyond earth may not necessarily use carbon-based molecules as its building blocks and also offer a possible new explanation for the origin of life on Earth.

An international team has discovered that under the right conditions, particles of inorganic dust can become organised into helical structures which can then interact with each other in ways that are usually associated with organic compounds and life itself.

V.N. Tsytovich of the General Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Science, in Moscow, working with colleagues there and at the Max-Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching, Germany and the University of Sydney, Australia, studied the behaviour of complex mixtures of inorganic materials in a plasma, the fourth state of matter beyond solid, liquid and gas, in which electrons are torn from atoms leaving behind a miasma of charged particles.

The researchers showed using a computer model of molecular dynamics, that particles in a plasma can undergo self-organization as electronic charges become separated and the plasma becomes polarized resulting in microscopic strands of solid particles that twist into corkscrew shapes, or helical structures which are electronically charged and are attracted to each other.

Not only do these helical strands interact in a counterintuitive way in which like can attract like, but they also undergo changes that are normally associated with biological molecules, such as DNA and proteins, according to Tsytovich and his colleagues.

They can divide, or bifurcate, to form two copies of the original structure and can also interact to induce changes in their neighbours and can even evolve into yet more structures as less stable ones break down, leaving behind only the fittest structures in the plasma.

"These complex, self-organized plasma structures exhibit all the necessary properties to qualify them as candidates for inorganic living matter," says Tsytovich, "they are autonomous, they reproduce and they evolve".

The plasma conditions needed to form these helical structures are common in outer space, he added.

Plasmas can also form under more down to earth conditions such as the point of a lightning strike and the researchers hint that perhaps an inorganic form of life emerged on the primordial Earth, which then acted as the template for the more familiar organic molecules we know today.

8/13/2007 12:34:00 AM  
Blogger iridescent cuttlefish said...

Much food for thought here, folks.

Mark, that was a great bit of research you did there on those mysterious Fifths--it very much bolsters the case for the sympathetic vibratory universe model. Aside from adding to our understanding, however, it also begs the question of what we might do with this knowledge. One of you guys responded to the somewhat rhetorical question I asked of Prof. Hex--whether he was interested in exploring the mechanism of synchronicity, or if he preferred to keep a little mystery in his mystery--by admonishing us to strive for simplicity, a notion that was echoed by Shrub, who found a whiff of Zen in it.

While I can certainly empathize with the wish to keep things simple, for any number of good reasons, I don't think we ultimately have much choice in the matter. For one thing, we are innately curious; if there is anything at all inherent in our nature it is curiosity. The first time we lived in Eden, we were given strict orders not to eat the fruit of a certain tree, lest we presume to aquire god-like powers without the wisdom to wield them.

Now, poised on the edge of Eden's opposite, the encroaching dystopia of the worldkillers, we don't really have much choice in the matter. We live in a world in which the "gift" of Prometheus has dislocated us from our environmental niche; as we spread across the planet, our Promethean fire engines are eating up the earth and accelerating the death spiral by exponentially increasing entropy in our artificially "closed" systems.

We might not believe the propaganda of the PTB; we here and some small minority of intrepid explorers elsewhere in etherspace might have stumbled upon hidden truths about the nature of Nature--that entropy itself is a lie, or at least only half of the true energy dynamic of the universe, and that we could just as easily stop the death spiral and rebuild the earth's natural systems, redesigning our relationship with those systems, etc--but most of the world cannot see over this horizon because they don't believe there's anything else "out there".

If Drew is right, and I find no reason not to believe him (however much I wish it weren't so), then the worldkillers have long known Pythagoras' secret and, instead of using this knowledge of the fabric of reality as we would, to free mankind from the bondage of want and the manipulation of scarcity, they've found some fiendish Dark Path in which to channel the immeasurable energy of the Void, then we no longer have the luxury of growing Amish beards and hoping it all turns our alright without our intervention.

It doesn't help any that time is growing short, that the edge of the cliff is now visible (I won't repeat any of the dystopian porn I've been reading at places like Common Dreams, other than to mention that Darth Cheney's minions are now publicly referring the readiness & capacity of those detention camps that Halliburton has been building), but we can take heart in Douglas Adams' insistence that "Don't Panic!" be our watchword.

There are other heartening signs as well. As cowed & fearful and dreadfully ignorant as the herd has historically been, people are getting fed up with the rape of the world and the excuses of the rapists. The divisions so carefully cultivated between us are themselves becoming suspect. The news of those polls that Mark tells us about--the ones which demonstrate that we really do all want the same things, regardless of the lies we're told about how "impossible" they are to achieve--is spreading.

Another source of hope & inspiration is that the innate human quality we call curiosity has not died. As much science has been forced to function as the handmaiden of Empire, cats are sneaking out of bags every day now. (Syn's story is one such example...)

To be sure, ericswan is still right when he says that we've got to build functional alternatives, communities that are sustainably self-sufficient, in order to make the current model irrelevant & obsolete, but the suppression of science is springing too many leaks for those creepy Dutchmen to plug with their nasty fingers.

We know that there is more to life than we've been told, that we've been lied to about a great many things. Everyone knows that medical science is the whore of Big Pharma and that Big Oil has far, far too much power & influence. Now everyone is looking up at the hot sun and wondering why it is that we can't seem to be able to convert its boundless energy to our use. (And that's without actually comparing the money that's gone into pursuing militarist oil hegemony with solar conversion research...)

Most of us also believe that the unexplained powers of the human mind are as real as they are hidden. Who hasn't walked into a place that exuded despair or joy or any of a hundred natural vibrations? Sure they're subjective experiences, but that doesn't make them unreal. When we are finally able to present demonstrable proof (repeatability, in the accepted jargon), for the many things which the proponents of the Dead Universe tell us are "impossible," then the rest of the formerly docile heard will begin to entertain other possibilities.

Like the extent to which we've been manipulated and the ways in which the Music of the Spheres can be used for the preservation of Life, instead of immanentizing the eschaton.

Here are a couple of short pieces from another Schauberger enthusiast who knows that entropy is a scam, Sepp Hasselberger. He is one of the "good Pythagoreans," which you can see for yourself in:

A NEW BEGINNING FOR THERMODYNAMICS (1993)

and

Quantized Space: Evolution in a Universe of Frequency (June 23, 2007)

A sample from the latter:

Chemical and biological evolution tends in the direction of higher and higher frequency of vibration, eventually approaching the basic frequency of space. Consciousness is associated with frequency and appears to develop as frequency increases. Pure consciousness has the frequency of empty space.

Entropy is associated with matter and energy, but is counteracted by the extremely high vibrations of space and consciousness.

Particles of matter do not actually "move" in space but are re-created at each new location along their trajectory by a pattern of quantum waves that determine the material existence of their associated particles. Think of a cathode ray tube, where pixels are activated by a beam of electrons, creating a moving picture for us to see. In physical reality, we have quantized or "pixeled" space where material particles can appear, creating what we perceive as a universe of moving, material reality offering an exquisite variety of perception and almost infinite complexity.


Oh, yeah--he gets into the gravity of the rainbow, too.

8/13/2007 02:52:00 PM  
Blogger Emlon said...

Virginia Tech project funded by DARPA:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/08/070810194840.htm

8/13/2007 03:33:00 PM  
Blogger Emlon said...

Is anyone else unable to get to the Discussion Boards? Are they down?

8/13/2007 03:37:00 PM  
Blogger Great Galactic Ghoul said...

Science is fascinating but unfortunately the application of "frequency" or "harmonics" is plagued with problems.

For example in quantum mechanics intensity of energy is determined by frequency which seems to uphold the harmonic model. But this discovery of frequency over amplitude as intensity is belied by the ultraviolet catastrophe which states that energy intensity becomes much less probable in the higher frequencies.

Both classical and quantum physics rely on the equipartition principle as the structure for technology -- the tests in pure science are determined by symmetrical-based geometry, eversince the "symbolic revolution" of 9000 BCE.

What I recommend is "tribal trance transduction" as what we can do. The full-lotus is harmonics based on asymmetry -- a tetrahedron made up of 4 equilateral triangles, each made up of two 2-3-4 triangles resonating as 2:3 Yang and 3:4 Yin.

Most can't sit in full-lotus. I sit in full-lotus while in cafes, libraries, restaurants, at work, etc.

The next step is called the "small universe" -- the 12 harmonic nodes along the outside of the body. Anyone can sit in a chair and open up the small universe. An excellent tape is for $3 clearance from http://springforestqigong.com

Of course if you can find a qigong master that transmits the energy then the work is much easier.

The culture to model is the Bushmen traditional culture which uses trance music to create the same alchemy as qigong. That culture represents humanity from 80,000 BCE to 10,000 BCE.

I recommend http://congotronics.com for good tribal trance transduction music.

8/13/2007 06:40:00 PM  
Blogger ericswan said...

Drew... I sleep with a TV blasting and I work shiftwork. You could say that I'm a peace with myself. The fact is that I usually leave CNN on and every once in awhile, I snap awake to hear something that strikes me as being another piece of the puzzle of life. My quiet time is spent in a community gardening setting where I spend my half hour of meditative time watering and stairing into the heavens as I water in the middle of the night. Very refreshing.

I have no idea why I would want to "trance" or why my twisted worn out body would want to lotus. Most of my wretched old body parts are worn out from working "laboriously" for the man and there is not much left over. As a consequence, I'm angry at what I see happening.

Now try if you don't mind, explaining what it is I'm missing. I am I. I am at one with my fellow man. We here are the broken backs of TPTB.

8/13/2007 07:03:00 PM  
Blogger Shrubageddon said...

it very much bolsters the case for the sympathetic vibratory universe model.

Is this a clever way of proselytizing, IC. It sure as hell sounds like it. There's as many theories as there are people, or so it seems, and a great many people have their entire lives and identities wrapped in those theories, down to the very last painstaking detail. So many of these theories are conflicting and disparate...they all can't be right, can they? I don't know....maybe they can, but if that's so, no one can claim that their pet theory, no matter how conventional, is thee correct theory.

In regards to your sypathetic vibratory universe model.....let me guess. The only reason it doesn't fully maifest itself is because of the evil few who force the many like my colleagues to stab me in the back every day? My colleagues don't want to stab me in the back just as the crack dealer doesn't want to sell little kids crack....it's because the evil few are blocking the sympathetic transmission....am I correct?

Never fear, though, because help is the way.

Never fear, though, because help is the way.

Credit to Jingofever for posting this on the forum a couple of weeks prior to little fanfare. It is an inconvenient truth for the optimists...to know that their tactics can be used just as easily for destructive, self-serving purposes.

From the link:

A group called the Invincible America Assembly made that claim and more on Friday, insisting they have America's prosperity under control and their positive vibes will bring fewer hurricanes and better U.S.-North Korean relations.

Through group transcendental meditation the assembly -- which has 1,800 people meditating daily in Iowa since it was formed in July 2006 -- releases harmonious waves which benefit all aspects of U.S. life, spokesman Bob Roth told Reuters.


I hope they don't team up with the fundies and meditate for Armageddon....nah, no need to do that, we're doing it already, everyday, with our focused, rabid consumption.

8/13/2007 08:54:00 PM  
Blogger iridescent cuttlefish said...

Well, Shrub, I'm not sure how to respond. I don't think I'm proselytizing when I talk about waves as the structure of matter, or any other interpretation of the meaning or fabric of existence, for that matter--I mean, it's not exactly a religion, right? As for your question about why it doesn't "manifest itself" if it's true, well, I guess I'd say it does manifest itself; most of us just haven't noticed it yet.

I do agree (I think) with your point about pet theories, although I'd also hasten to point out that the SVU model isn't my theory--it's just one that "resonates" with me.

Your last thing with the transcendental stock market meditators was hilarious, a wonderful example of just how stupid we can be. Who in their right mind would pick a robust stock market as the ideal utopia? Not only is that not how consciousness effects reality, but the morons never seemed to have stopped to consider that a healthy stock market would only intensify the disparity between rich & poor anyway.

Fookin' halfwits.

Reminds me of what Julian at Zaadz wrote about that wretched sequel to What The Bleep called The Secret. (I've got a typical rant in there somewhere near the bottom.)



And now for more resonance:

I own a broken body, too, ericswan, so I empathize, but maybe we can still get a new lease on life. From the Educate-Yourself page on resonance and health:


Georges Lakhovsky, Bioelectric Pioneer (1869-1942)

On our Forbidden Cures page, we briefly touched on the work of Georges Lakhovsky, a Russian engineer who had emigrated to France before World War I. In 1929, Lakhovsky published a book in French called The Secret of Life. A few years later it was translated into Spanish, German, and Italian, but it was not until September, 1939 that it was finally published in London in English; precisely the month when Hitler attacked Poland and kicked off World War II. The book received almost no attention in the English press or from the North American medical establishment.

What Lakhovsky discovered was simply mind boggling: He postulated that all living cells (plants, people, bacteria, parasites, etc.) possess attributes which normally are associated with electronic circuits. These cellular attributes include resistance, capacitance, and inductance. These 3 electrical properties, when properly configured, will cause the recurrent generation or oscillation of high frequency sine waves when sustained by a small, steady supply of outside energy of the right frequency. This effect is known as resonance. It's easiest to compare it with a child swinging on a playground swing. As long as the parent pushes the swing a little at the right moment (the correct 'frequency'), the child will continue to swing high and continuously. In electronics, circuits which generate these recurrent sine waves can be called electromagnetic resonators, but more commonly they are referred to as oscillators. Lakhovsky tells us that not only do all living cells produce and radiate oscillations of very high frequencies, but they also receive and respond to oscillations imposed upon them from outside sources. This outside source of radiation or oscillations are due to cosmic rays which bombard the earth continuously. This stupendous realization, achieved during the golden years of radio, not only led to a new method of healing by the application of high frequency waves, but broadened appreciation for the newly emerging field of hidden science known as Radionics or Radiathesia.

When these outside sources of oscillations are in sympathy, that is they are exactly the same frequency as that produced by the cell, the strength and vigor of that cell will be reinforced and become stronger. If, on the other hand, these outside frequencies are of a slightly different frequency, rather than reinforce the cell's native oscillations, they might dampen or weaken them, resulting in a loss of vigor and vitality for that cell. The cells of disease causing organisms within an infected person, produce different frequencies than that of normal, healthy cells. For people or plants suffering from disease conditions, Lakhovsky found that if he could increase the amplitude (but not the frequency) of the oscillations of healthy cells, this increase would overwhelm and dampen the oscillations produced by the disease causing cells, thus bringing about the demise of the disease causing cells trying to set up shop in the body. If he pumped up the amplitude of the disease causing cells, their oscillations would gain the upper hand and cause the person or plant to become weaker and more ill. Lakhovsky viewed the progression of disease as essentially a battle between the resonant oscillations of host cells versus the oscillations emanating from pathogenic organisms.

He initially proved his theory using plants. In December, 1924, he inoculated 10 germanium plants with a plant cancer that produced tumors. After 30 days, tumors had developed in all of the plants. He took one of the 10 infected plants and simply fashioned a heavy copper wire in a one loop, open-ended coil about 30 cm (12") in diameter around the center of the plant. and held it in place with an ebonite stake . The copper coil acted as an antennae or a tuning coil, collecting and concentrating oscillation energy from extremely high frequency cosmic rays. The diameter of the cooper loop determined which range of frequencies would be captured. He found that the 30 cm loop captured frequencies that fell within the resonant frequency range of the plant's cells. This captured energy reinforced the resonant oscillations naturally produced by the nucleus of the germanium's cells. This allowed the plant to overwhelm the oscillations of the cancer cells and destroy the cancer. The tumors fell off in less than 3 weeks and by 2 months, the plant was thriving. All of the other cancer-inoculated plants-without the antennae coil- died within 30 days. In his book, Lakhovsky shows pictures of the recovered plant after 2 months, 6 months, and 1 year. Three years later, with the original coil left in place, the plant grew into a very robust specimen.

Taking his cue from the germanium experiments, Lakhovsky then fashioned loops of copper wire that could be worn around the waist, neck, elbows, wrists, knees, or ankles of people (or animals) and found that (given enough time) much relief of painful symptoms were obtained. These simple coils, worn continuously around certain parts of the body, would invigorate the the strength of the human cells and increased the immune response which in turn took care of the offending pathogens. At the time, when news spread of the success achieved with these "Lakhovsky Coils", many Europeans were clamoring to get their own and often had to wait for months due to the backlog. One of the main reasons why so many people find copper wrist bracelets effective and beneficial is because the bracelet is functioning as a Lakhovsky Coil (it's also providing minute trace amounts of copper to the body, which helps too). To achieve the Lakhovsky effect, it's important that the coil (or bracelet) is "open" and made of copper. Closed rings simply don't work.
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Lakhovsky's Multi-Wave Oscillator (MWO)

Georges Lakhovsky publication of the English version of The Secret of Life at the very outbreak of World War II went unnoticed and little reviewed, but Lakhovsky's reputation for obtaining dramatic results with his amazing Multi-Wave Oscillator gained world wide attention nevertheless. By 1941, he had made his way to New York, escaping the Nazi occupation of France. Mark Clement, in The Waves that Heal, describes how Lakhovsky was approached by many people and organizations hoping to capitalize on his MWO therapy. A film was made by an " enterprising beautician" which featured several cases following treatment with the MWO that "proved to be both interesting and convincing" . Lakhovsky was also approached by several hospitals in New York hoping to test his apparatus experimentally. Remarkable results were obtained from a seven week clinical trial performed at a major New York City hospital and that of a prominent Brooklyn urologist in the summer of 1941. Later editions of The Secret of Life detailed many of these cases. What seemed like a promising development in the use of the MWO in America quickly faded after Lakhovsky unexpectedly died in New York in 1942 at the age of 73. His equipment was removed from the hospital and patients were told that the therapy was no longer available. Except for this brief trial in New York, Lakhovsky's work remained completely unknown to the American public. Even the spectacular success of the New York cases were quickly forgotten; an unlikely lapse of memory in the natural scheme of things. It seems that hidden hands were at work when it came to obliterating the memory of Lakhovsky's Multi-Wave Oscillator in America.


The Beck Rescue

Lakhovsky's name and achievements probably would have continued to remain unknown in America had it not been for the efforts of Dr. Bob Beck, D. Sc.. In 1963, Bob found an original Lakhovsky MWO stored in the basement of a well known hospital in southern California. He managed to gain access to the machine and opened it up to see what was inside...
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and more, including The Vortex: The Key to Future Science by David Ash & Peter Hewitt

Even if you're suspicious of people peddling orgone accumulators door-to-door, there is plenty of documentation for claims that such things as positive thinking, laughter, and eco-therapy help us recuperate from illness. The mind/body connection might be little understood by mainstream medicine, but even they aren't dumb enough to deny its existence. Now, the harmful effects of microwaves and many other frequencies & types of electromagnetic radiation, well that's another story, since that's business, of course. Seems to me that they were awfully reluctant to acknowledge the effects of asbestos, too.

It's not just that they don't want to step on any other monopolists' clawed toes--the health industry is in the business of treating symptoms, not providing cures. There's no repeat business there, and any enterprising MBA can tell you that's a bad business model.

8/13/2007 11:47:00 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Lakhovsky was one of the people Gene Koonce researched before building the Vibe Machine linked above.

8/14/2007 01:30:00 AM  
Blogger Tin Mole Man said...

Pstyeah right. Frequencies, resonance, oscillation. Fine.

When I think really hard about good things, they rarely happen unless I physically force them to happen. When one thinks about bad things, there are forty thousand people standing by to chide, "careful what you wish for."

This is because the human world and the universal mind by which it is propelled is malevolent, basically, these days; but the black magicians running things need an excuse, a patsy, a way to turn it around on their victim, as the devil always does: why not your thoughts, or your less than judicious search into hidden darknesses of the human stench of the underworld?

I can hear the old scumbag now: "If you hadn't found out my indescretions at the bank with the children and made it your obsession, then I wouldn't have had to kill you by dropping a safe full of money (from the bank) on your head. When you think really, really hard about me going to prison, you get just that: a safe full of money dropped on your head."

8/14/2007 04:03:00 AM  
Blogger Sounder said...

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8/14/2007 07:28:00 AM  
Blogger Sounder said...

From I.C.

“Because thoughts that resonate have weight… and the human will, if properly focused, tunes your frequency…or those of others, for better or worse.”

The frequency is tuned in whatever direction we focus. Only with a proper center created through the application of a larger criteria for understanding, will we tune into (and make tangible) consistently positive resonance expressions. The Pentagon is sponsoring the Left-Behind people to distribute a ‘Convert or Die’ video game to the troops. This is an example of the Ahrimanic principal in action. Wonder what that Boylen freak had to do with this. Anyway, these folk continue their effort to ‘freeze’ the spiritual into the physical, while confronted by ‘illuminists’ seeking to divorce the spiritual from the physical, neither faction able to accept things as they are. (That is, an appropriate and positive integration of the spiritual and physical.)

From Sepp, (maybe)

“Particles of matter do not actually "move" in space but are re-created at each new location along their trajectory by a pattern of quantum waves that determine the material existence of their associated particles.”

In the model I currently hold to, all sub-particles and particles are moving. No ‘quantum waves’ are needed. If at the same frequency, (velocity and vector) the magnetic field lines will cohere and make a larger particle, for the duration of one ‘wavelength’. Then electrostatic repulsion forces take over and break the particle up again into its sub-particle components.

8/14/2007 07:31:00 AM  
Blogger Belliosto said...

Yeah the positive does not need the negative to exist. Truth does not need lies for authentication, and darkness does not need light to be real. We ourselves are led by influences that are beneficial or regretful. Our freewill conscience is a gift that too many people overlook. There is talk about spirit. Soul. The physical world but not as much talk about freewill conscience. Intellectually this teaching about freewill conscience is corrupted by too much self centeredness and self righteousness. We dust specks in the Milky Way are not that important to be this way. This gift of liberty of choice always needs morals and ethics to keep it functional. Abusing this freedom force is the history of our world. Power being a major mechanism used to destroy freewill conscience.

8/14/2007 09:36:00 AM  
Blogger Shrubageddon said...

Freewill Conscience is not a gift....it is a construct. Hyper advanced lifeforms probably wouldn't even recognize our sentience, just as we don't recognize an ant's.....that's why I so enjoyed A Bug's Life.

8/14/2007 09:51:00 AM  
Blogger et in Arcadia ego Eve said...

Darling SS,

I couldn't resist:

A Bug's Life = Usable Fig (get it Jeff....as in Fig leaf??)

also, and infinately more importantly:

A Bug's Life = A Fib Glues

8/14/2007 10:17:00 AM  
Blogger Shrubageddon said...

Eve,

You're not only adroit....you are positively decadent. Try not to confuse curiosity with worry and consternation. On can lead to the other, but it's not a rule.

Regards,

Social Services

8/14/2007 10:41:00 AM  
Blogger et in Arcadia ego Eve said...

http://theresaduncancentral.blogspot.com/ supports sin-sore-ship

Let's all give "Poulet" a big round of applause for the contribution of nothing.

p.s. Social Services - we all have to eat!

8/14/2007 10:47:00 AM  
Blogger e_cop oldschool said...

I heard Jeff Wells was MIA. I guess that's not just a mere e-rumor.

What used to take place on this site was:
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Anonymous Said:
You people have more than a couple of screws loose. It is impossible that powerful people talk to each other. Conspiracies are for kooks.

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Anonymous Said:
Okay Anonymous, can you please explain why there was 152,000 acres of heroin harvested from Afghanistan in 2003, and a year earlier, 76,900 acres were harvested; but before, during the Taliban's rule, there was only 4,210 acres in 2001? See CNN "U.S.: Afghan poppy production doubles."
Then tell me, Anonymous, why the editor at CNN felt that the story was that it doubled in one year from 2002 to 2003, instead of the story being the stark fact that it increased by a factor of 36 from 2001 to 2002, i.e. as a result of the U.S. invasion, the heroin production increased by a factor of 36. Why wasn't the headline "U.S.: Afghan poppy production increases 36-fold due to U.S. invasion."

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Anonymous Said:
Anonymous, do you actually believe everything you hear from CNN? What are their sources?

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Anonymous said:
If you read the headline of the article, you will see that the U.S. government is attributed to the figures.

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Anonymous said...
Oh, now we ,believe everything the government tells us whereas when it is inconvenient to your take on things, they are all a bunch of Pinocchios?

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Now we see this at RI:



any_analyst said...

Something analytical

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et in arcadia ego eve said...

Hey Shrub, Do you like smelly socks? I found one behind my ear last night just before bed. Tag: you're it.

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Shrubageddon said...

eve, did you have to violate my olfactory nerve thusly. I really could have done without it. Tag: you're it.

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et in arcadia ego eve said...

Shrub, yes, I do love to give the audience the gratuitous, token, sycophantic praise of you, thus authenticating your bullshit.

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Shrubageddon said...

eve, I know you are my best ally, and I yours. Whenever your nonsense comes into question, I will be there. Whenever there is rigorous anything to be undertaken, I will be there to deride and amuse with salient male bonding, instead of analysis, much like you see on Television on Sunday mornings.

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Just_Another_Dick said...

Oh come on you guys, don't leave me out of it. I thought you loved me too?


Huh? I thought we were supposed to be rigorously intuiting something besides our own e-territories. I guess Jeff Wells is gone forever. Looks like inquiring minds will have to go someplace else.

8/14/2007 12:35:00 PM  
Blogger Shrubageddon said...

Old School,

we're supposed to be vibrating...of which rigorously intuiting is only one part.

Please recognize the sympathetic resonance that cloaks you and all of us....and let it in.

God Bless,

Secret Service

PS: We may have to eat...but we don't have to eat with murderers...or do we?

8/14/2007 12:47:00 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Mr Old School said:

"Huh? I thought we were supposed to be rigorously intuiting something besides our own e-territories. I guess Jeff Wells is gone forever. Looks like inquiring minds will have to go someplace else."

Aw. That's so gratuitously harsh. Leave the lovebirds alone. It's cute. If there's not an ounce of love or sympathy in your heart, all the analysis in the world means nothing. Except Rigorous Inquisition.

Though of course nothing is stopping anyone here from you providing your two cents or wooden nickels or whatever you want to post, the above included I guess.

Though something is still be learned from St.-Exupery:

"It's only with the heart that one can see clearly. What is essential is invisible to the eye."

Apply that to any run of the mill dessicated digital blog...though this is not one of those places I think, as a gestalt has comfortably formed that is open to a great deal of things. And I think it happened because more than simply analysis goes on here, and it has a lot to do with what that little epistle above relates at the link.

"But if you tamed me, I'd be unique to you and you'd be unique to me...and then one day, they'll come a day, a Christmas eve midsummers day..."

Shrub said:

'shh, we're supposed to be vibrating...'

hee hee

8/14/2007 01:57:00 PM  
Blogger et in Arcadia ego Eve said...

Jeff - Poulet banned me from Theresa Duncan Central. Why would he do that when I am standing behind Kate Coe? And you know I always post with grace and PG-13 decorum.

Well, I let him have it....I told HIM to PICK MY NOSE!!!

(that's a little Gook-art)

8/14/2007 02:04:00 PM  
Blogger iridescent cuttlefish said...

The frequency is tuned in whatever direction we focus. Only with a proper center created through the application of a larger criteria for understanding, will we tune into (and make tangible) consistently positive resonance expressions.

You da man, here, Sounder. This is where all that stuff we’ve talked about with Goethean science—the morphology of Nature, etc—and Jaap Bax’s attempt to use his studies of the morphology of crystallization to build a bridge between mechanism and holism comes into play. While it might seem that this wider framework you describe is a theoretical abstraction, it’s not: the whole can be seen in the particular, if you have the proper frame of reference. The questions you ask do determine the answers you get, even though there is a physical and a spiritual reality “outside” of us.

For example, if we build an ericswan village, where all material needs are met through collaborative effort and using biomorphic methods, then we have the possibility of also addressing the need for a sustainable, non-exploitive spiritual communion. In fact, this sort of communion doesn’t require any sort of church or dogma or priest caste at all; the spiritual can be “reached’ through the material.

Barn-raising versus lynching; good mob/bad mob.

The difficult part of this is that our conditioning makes spiritual communion seem like a surrendering of individual will to the hivemind. It appears counterintuitive to find liberty and personal fulfillment through any sort of joining together. Just as with the paradox of abundance actually being more responsible and less wasteful than scarcity, so too is the human potential—the farther reaches of human consciousness—only possible through synergy, or syntropy, in Bucky & Sepp’s jargon. On some level we understand how the whole can be greater than the sum of its parts, but we don’t really believe it until we’ve experienced it.

There is no security without liberty (not the other way around, as it’s currently sold), no freedom without autonomy. If we’re not allowed to choose, we have not made a choice, no matter how attractively Rush once packaged Ayn Rand. (I think they’ve moved on from that stage, finally, judging from Neil Peart’s reassimilation with Life after the loss of his family.)

And if the choices we’re offered are meaningless (Democrat/Republican, market capitalism/market socialism, etc), then we have no possibility of making a choice, unless we go outside the categories we’re offered.

Belliosto is also correct, in that this “freewill conscience” is a gift, or maybe a consequence of sentience. We are primates living pitifully small lives in an unfashionable arm of yet another spiral galaxy. And yet, we can achieve the sort of metaconcert that Teilhard de Chardin envisioned (without the direction of the Pentagon) and we can amplify our puny voice enough to vibrate along with the Music of the Spheres.

Primate or bug, in the grand scheme of things, it doesn’t really matter. Unfortunately, as another result of our conditioning, we unconsciously accept the “rightness” of hierarchies; don’t we just love our Royals, whether they’re far-off princesses or maniacal dynasties—Bush I & II, Clinton I & (God forbid!) Clinton II?

If all Life is really interdependent and infinitely, intimately connected, then Shrub's galactic supreme beings don’t really have any more (or less) intrinsic importance than we insignificant beetles singing All You Need Is Love”.


(A deep resource on all of the above...)

8/14/2007 02:46:00 PM  
Blogger Great Galactic Ghoul said...

OK SOUNDER posted a comment excerpt and responded on the central point:

The Uncertainty Principle undermines symmetry -- i.e. momentum times position does not equal position times momentum and for this reason science is inherently screwed.

Nick Begich has jumped on the "technology is neutral" bandwagon by focusing his new book "Controling the Human Mind" with a promotion of neurobiofeedback resonance.

This is all too corney because everyone want's a techno-fix. But technology is controlled by the trajectory of mathematical deduction -- the "music logarithmic spiral" featured in my blogbook, as per the "actual Matrix plan" expose.

Whether it's quantum gravity or superstring theory the future of unified field "resonance" is defined by mass squared as inversely proportional to energy frequency distance.

In other words even though the Uncertainty Principle violates the commutative principle the algebra is still converted, as per the Poisson Bracket, back to logarithmic-based geometry: Freemasonry.

In contrast NonWestern Music uses asymmetry as it's foundation whereby the music notes C to G is 2:3 or Yang and G to C is 3:4 or Yin.

Everytime we listen to Western-tuned music we're having our brains calibrated into a state of passivity, nostalgia, and materialism.

So the "quantum holism" of the New Age cults won't work. Neither will the Bushmen culture survive. Only the Cosmic Mother will remain unveiled -- the formless awareness.

When we sit in full-lotus then we resonate with this formless awareness but we "listen" to it -- not using phonetic-based language or logic. We can INFERE the existence of nonlocal consciousness as a dimension that can not be seen -- i.e. not space. The logical inference is simply the source of the I-thought which is considered to be self-transcending since the I-thought does not refer to anything.

At first a person repeats I-I-I over and over but not as a mantra, rather as a logical experiment. This turns into the practice of listening to the source of the I-thought.

There is no "frequency" or "amplitude" but rather the Tai-Chi waveform that resonates, through asymmetry, back to formless awareness. The form of the formless is not a container.

8/14/2007 03:20:00 PM  
Blogger et in Arcadia ego Eve said...

hmmmmm.....e_cop oldschool not exactly "old school" - congrats on your 5 profile views. Do you always establish new blogger profiles to debunk Roman Catholic vibratory LUUUUUUVVVVVVVV!!!

I love you Secret Service <3

8/14/2007 03:50:00 PM  
Blogger iridescent cuttlefish said...

Uh, Eve? I’m sure old school’s methods might seem transparently ham-fisted to you, but don’t you suppose describing the Sympathetic Vibratory/Associative/Holographic/Electric Universe as some sort of “Roman Catholic vibratory LUUUUUUVVVVVVVV” fest is, well, a bit more effective as a “debunking” method?

Aside from the fact that de Chardin’s cosmic unity was not exactly well received by the Church (since it’s egalitarian in nature and therefore quite antithetical to the imperially hierarchical imperative of that most pyramidal of religions), the other schools of interpretation that posit the resonance of frequency & wavelength as being critical to any understanding of the Music of the Spheres were not pioneered by any sort of Jesuits. Walter Russell, Michael Talbot, Rupert Sheldrake…Bibhas De?! I can see where their ideas might be catholic, in the original meaning of the word, but that’s about the extent of the connection that I can see. Or is our friend Drew Hempel a secret Dominican?

Another thing that baffles me about the whole thing is why the Secret Service or the Satanic Spammers who clotted this venue until Jeff finally exorcised them through the Registered User filter would even care about how a handful of nuts viewed the fabric of reality. Sure, some of us have some practical applications of all this endless theorizing that they’d like to try out—myself included—but how could the Big Boys possibly threatened by such things?

Now, sure, when we’re talking about exposing the scams that have been perpetrated by the usual suspects, especially the orchestration of State Terror incidents, it’s a bit easier to understand why our discussions might discomfit the System, but even back when we did a lot more of that sort of thing—when Gladio and the fascist bankers’ league were typical topics du jour—I don’t remember any oily agents trying to shut us down. There were, of course, persons who attempted to steer threads away from certain dark pools, but they never seemed to really “carry the day”.

I have experienced corrupted & derailed threads, of course (that scarcity & abundance fiasco on the discussion board a few weeks ago was most enlightening in this regard), but when there are enough clear minds at hand, threads are not so easily hijacked. This is where your friend in the SS has a certain point: when Jeff threw out the satanists, we also lost some great, great voices who didn’t care to register their identies with the Googleplex. Even if I didn’t always agree with them, simply having the variety of perspectives our lost friends used to provide was the best preventative against the sort of thing you’re talking about.

Who doesn’t miss starroute, Tsoldrin, Oarwell, jules, jon, Christopher, Miraculix, Luposapien, and all the many, many others who made these comment fields so interesting? Even fencing with Mojo and his many avatars was worth the price of inclusion. I still think Jeff should rethink that decision—there are ways of delegating the maintenance of the fields to handy spam-farmers who could keep out the worst of the bloody-minded pornographers without imposing strict guidelines—but even as it stands, and even with the frenetic pace of Jeff’s new duties, we still manage to put some rigor into our intuition.

The reports of our demise are greatly exaggerated, although maybe it is time to focus a little more on those practical applications. Drew, have you looked into larger scale projections of the golden vibe? I remember reading somewhere that there are ways of producing a sort of anti-ELF/HAARP beam, using those reclaimed sections of the original frequencies of creation. Any ideas? I could probably dig up some links, if you're interested...

8/15/2007 01:22:00 PM  
Blogger Great Galactic Ghoul said...

IC you may be referring to the new Fantastic Four film that I saw yesterday for $1.50. The secret to cutting off the power of the Destroyer is to figure out the pulse modulation of silver surfer's board. But only by silver surfing choosing to destroy himself could he save Earth and destroy the Destroyer, which would have kept eating up other planets as well.

But the kid behind me bleeped out that the shock wave of silver surfer destroying the destroyer would have killed Earth as well -- unless of course the specific "pulse" modulation of the Destroyer would not affect Earth.

The way out of this conundrum is the super hot "invisible" lady who reminds Silver Surfer of his love, which until then had been his motivation for serving the Destroyer and saving his planet.

But Silver Surfer realized that the "choice" is logical inference whereby his love for super-hot invisible women is so awesome that Silver Surfer resonates his sense of self back to its formless source of Female Essence.

I thought Fantastic Four was a bit better than Spiderman II (or was it III)? Too much U.S.A. nationalist propaganda in Spidy but both play up the "me mutant yet me have me place in pomo late capitalist society because of me secret powers" angle.

8/15/2007 01:41:00 PM  
Blogger ericswan said...

Secret powers corrupt absolutely.

8/15/2007 04:13:00 PM  
Blogger Sounder said...

"There is only one thing for it then--to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting..." -T.H. White, The Once and Future King

The Once and Future King was the first serious book I read, or read seriously. Maybe it is time for a re-read. I am busy now with Atonement by Ian McIver. Excellent read; deep issues held within the banal.

Author, Author, riddle me this. What do the dualists and non-dualists have in common? They both want to saturate the ethers with radio-modulation behavior control. They will both place (intellectually designed, prescripted expressions of) being before consciousness to justify their own self-importance. They will fail because reality does not work that way.

Drew, your intellectual range is astounding. And we agree that the fix will not be tech based. Our categories and their use have a suspect pedigree. Yet we seem obliged to gather them up, and see who can make a bigger pile. Pick the jewels out of the garbage, fine, but realize it’s mostly garbage.

8/16/2007 06:56:00 AM  
Blogger Great Galactic Ghoul said...

Take Cosmic Horror as a new retro-future lit. genre. The Colour Out of Space -- Lovecraft's epitome of cosmic horror -- relies on synaethesia for captivating the reader

Lovecraft writes: the stagnant vapors caused strange tricks with the hue of light.

Now if you think about that description it's hard to conceive of a causal relation. In fact smell was the first sense to inspire atomic reductionism of Democritus (sp.).

Atoms -- points that we can't see but can smell. Light -- massless points that are bent by spacetime.

Atomism was also considered to be the answer to Zeno's paradoxes of time causality. Even though the infinite series had not be formalized into a logical axiom we can see that atomism, from smell, created this "containment" of infinity through geometry: Freemasonry.

The first geometric series arose from PI which is now proven to be a transcendental number, not stated in algebra. Yet PI is based on a LOGARITHMIC series -- so there is an algebraic concept behind PI.

SMELL has now be proven to be a "macroquantum" phenomenon and if we take the "Secret Life of Lobsters" example (another New England cosmic horror analysis) -- the antennae that sense chemical smell rely on

resonance of pressure waves.

But the pressure waves are modeled through "quantum chaos" and so it is with smell and so it is

with light.

Hence a "stagnant vapor causes tricks with the hues of light."

But finally -- the reason quantum chaos is MOSTLY GARBAGE -- i.e. a smell of cosmic horror -- is because quantum chaos is completely controlled by the Matrix -- the machines.

In fact the machines we're in control as soon as phonetic language got tied to equal-tempered geometry as Freemasonry.

The true pressure wave -- the form of the formless -- is asymmetric and can only be listened to or logically inferred -- NOT SEEN.

Pressure is sound, not smell, as anti-gravity.

8/16/2007 12:27:00 PM  
Blogger Edo said...

Hi Jeff,

could you please explain exactly what you mean by
this? :
"If it isn't yet clear, then yes, this too is about Theresa Duncan and Jeremy Blake. Or rather their Second Life, in limbo and online. Or perhaps not even that. Because their existence, even virtual existence, appears irrelevant to the dizzying links-within-links radiating from their absent centre."


what do you mean exactly by their ABSENT centre?


ABSENT CENTRE? because of their death? their emptyness?

please explain.


thank you!

E.

8/16/2007 04:37:00 PM  
Blogger rob said...

This morning I woke up thinking about a short story written by Robert Leman titled " A view through the window"; also the subject of an episode of "Night Visions" hosted by H. Rollins.

I then got up and read this blog. I would encourage anyone interested in this subject to look up this story; it is right on target

8/25/2007 11:59:00 AM  
Blogger Professor Pan said...

Shrubby sayeth:

Perhaps you misunderstood. You are an agnostic, Pan. perhaps even an Atheist From reviewing your posts on the Forum, it is obvious you are.....and you are harmless. You do seem to make it your life's work to rattle sabers with the likes of HMW and Alice. If what Alice and HMW says has any modicum of truth, and I believe it does, then the PTB owe you Big Time. You're not only harmless to them.....you are their little Eichman, wittingly, or not.

Oh, dear shrub, how wrong you are. My life's work is to explore and elucidate, using the appropriate tools of logic and rationality. It's clear you've read little of it, other than my attempts to dispel some of the more paranoid and inane drivel found on the board.

My beliefs do not, in any way, resemble atheism.

But "Little Eichman?" You have outed yourself as an asshole, dear vegetative mass.

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