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Dissolving Boundaries

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Alfred North Whitehead the transcendental object at the end of time...

It seems more likely to me that all this complexity is better directed toward the end of the cycle when, after billions of years of internal linkevolution, everything finally comes together. internal linkAlfred North Whitehead proposed this same idea. He said that history grows toward what he called a "internal linknexus of completion." And these nexuses of completion themselves grow together into what he called the "internal linkconcrescence." A concrescence exerts a kind of attraction, which can be thought of as the temporal equivalent of internal linkgravity, except all objects in the universe are drawn toward it through internal linktime, not space. As we approach the lip of this cascade into concrescence, novelty, and completion, time seems to speed up and boundaries begin to dissolve. The more boundaries that dissolve, the closer to the concrescence we are. When we finally reach it, there will be no boundaries, only eternity as we become all space and time, alive and dead, here and there, before and after. Because this internal linksingularity can simultaneously co-exist in states that are contradictory, it is something which transcends rational apprehension. But it gives the universe meaning, because all internal linkprocesses can be seen to be seeking and moving in an effort to approximate, connect with, and append to this transcendental object at the end of time.

-internal linkTerence McKennainternal link_Timewave Zero and internal linkLanguage_

Singularity Terence McKenna - the force will be with you...always

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Where are you heading for the future?

internal linkAndrew Till: To a place of total sonic unification where boundaries and titles don't exist.

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Life uses borders and life violates borders and life constructs media of its own to fill up the extra spaces. The internal linkamoeba and the fertilized egg are both sacs of juice and internal linkslime -- one grows by splitting itself, the other by being split. Viral-like internal linkDNA is "freely exchanged" in gushes of juice and internal linkslime -- liquid with paradoxical form -- the very liminality of form itself -- secret secretions -- the viscous slippery in-betweeness of the organic -- the placental wetness of becoming.

internal linkHakim Bey - _Boundary Violations_ 

remember the slime...

UFOs over China in 1974

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The Greek word eschatos refers to the last things, the final things.  The internal linkEschaton is a neutral way of naming what some call the Buddha Matraiya, some people call it the internal linkUFO    internal linkintervention at the end of history, and some call it the second coming.   It's the last thing;  the Eschaton.  What I think is happening is that all boundaries are dissolving;  between men and women, between society and nature, and ultimately the boundaries between life and death. We are going truly beyond ambiguity, beyond syntax, We've been trapped in a kind of demonic simulacrum for 25,000 years, created out of internal linklanguage.  Now the accelerating internal linkprocess of involuted connectedness characterizing this internal linkWhiteheadian progression of epochs toward the internal linkconcrescence, is in fact being fufilled.

Terence McKenna - _The internal linkEvolutionary Mind_

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"Reality" is a word in the English language which happens to be (a) a noun and (b) singular. Thinking in the English language (and in cognate Indo-European languages) therefore subliminally programs us to conceptualize "reality" as one block-like entity, sort of like a huge New York skyscraper, in which every part is just another "room" within the same building. This linguistic program is so pervasive that most people cannot "think" outside it at all, and when one tries to offer a different perspective they internal linkimagine one is talking gibberish.

central nervous sytem...floating brains Robert Anton Wilson's pyramid

The notion that "reality" is a noun, a solid thing like a brick or a baseball bat, derives from the internal linkevolutionary  fact that our internal linknervous systems normally organize the internal linkdance of energy into such block-like "things," probably as instant bio-survival cues.

Such "things," however, dissolve back into energy internal linkdances -- internal linkprocesses or verbs -- when the nervous system is synergized with certain drugs or transmuted by yogic or internal linkshamanic exercises or aided by scientific instruments. In both mysticism and physics, there is general agreement that "things" are constructed by our nervous systems and that "internal linkrealities" (plural) are better described as systems or bundles of energy functions.

So much for "reality" as a noun. The notion that "reality" is singular, like a internal linkhermetically sealed jar, does not jibe with current scientific findings which, in this century, suggest that "reality" may better be considered as internal linkflowing and meandering, like a river, or interacting, like a dance or internal linkevolving, like life itself.

internal linkRobert Anton Wilsoninternal link_Cosmic Trigger_

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"Civilization is entirely the product of phonetic literacy. As it dissolves with the electronic revolution, we rediscover a tribal integral awareness that manifests itself in a complete shift in our sensory lives....This new electronic environment itself constitutes an inner trip, collectively, without benefit of drugs. The impulse to use internal linkhallucinogens is a kind of empathy with the electronic environment."

        - internal linkMarshall McLuhan 

Marshall McLuhan

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A network is like a country in that it is a web of relationships regulated by standards. In a country citizens pay taxes and adhere to internal linklaws for the benefit of all. In a internal linknetwork, netizens feed the web first for the benefit of all. The network economy is a meta-country. Its web of relationships differ from those of a country in three ways:

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In both country and network, the surest route to raising one’s own prosperity is raising the system’s prosperity. The one clear effect of the industrial age is that the prosperity individuals achieve is more closely related to their nation’s prosperity than to their own efforts. Lester Thurow, an internal linkMIT economist, has pointed out that enabling the lowest paid to earn more is the best way to raise wages for the highest paid—the theory being that a rising tide lifts all boats. The network economy will only amplify this.

internal linkKevin Kelly - _New Rules For The New Economy_

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When marijuana was popularized in the 20s and 30s in the American jazz scene, blacks and whites sat down together as equals and shared "joints". The racist anti-marijuana propaganda of the time used this crumbling of racial barriers as an example of the degradation caused by the devil's weed. Harry Anslinger, head of the newly formed narcotics division, warned the middle-class about blacks and whites internal linkdancing together in internal linkteahouses, using blatant prejudice to sell internal linkprohibition.  Reefer madness was born from the hysteria generated then.  In the early 60s cannabis was once again popularized by poetic nonconformist beatniks.  Pot helped to open the eyes of the internal linkyouth and change the values of a whole generation of flower children that questioned the value of war and the sanity of global pollution.  In response President Nixon declared a Drug War upon the flower children and the threatening tendencies toward peace and their internal linkubiquitous sacramentalinternal linkincense, marijuana.

— Chris Bennett, Lynn Osburn & Judy Osburn, _Marijuana in internal linkMagic & Religion_

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internal link604 release _All Boundaries Are Illusion_ CDatomjacked inventory cache on 21-3 (1997)

the race of the double helix

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In astrophysics, implosion describes what happens when a massive star collapses into the dimensionless internal linksingularity that forms the heart of a internal linkblack hole. In our world, implosion is most obviously catalyzed by the media, which dissolves the boundaries between sectors of the internal linkrealinternal linkintensifying the internal linkfeedback  internal linkloops wherein signs and images, commodities and data, circulate through institutions and individuals. The speed and intensity of these internal linkflows erode traditional structures of knowledge, communication, and culture–indeed, they erode "structure" in general, giving way to a world of internal linkprocess and mutation. Expanding on internal linkMcLuhan's insights, internal linkJean Baudrillard argued that the media's primary object of dissolution was the boundary between media and everything else: "There are no more media in the literal sense of the word–that is, of a mediating power between one reality and another, between one state of the real and another."


- Erik Davis - _Anchors Aweigh!_

Today's underground scene can be seen a petri dish for emerging forms of human consciousness (which doesn't mean all of them are necessarily worth pursuing). Take the mix, perhaps the single most novel and revolutionary element of the internal linkdub/hip-hop/disco inferno. In contrast with more rock-based genres, which allowed people to bond around identities like "Deadhead" or "internal linkpunk," DJ culture gestured toward a dissolution of such identities. Immersed in the mix, from freeform radio and Grandmaster Flash to Cornelius and internal linkQ-Bert, we grow to expect and enjoy a world of sudden ruptures, odd juxtapositions, and fragmented snippets of things we once encountered whole. The mix gets inside us, and changes the way the world arises before us.

imagination manifests realities

From turntables to samplers, technology helped bring this "mix mind" into being. But the mix also prepares us for the world of technology, a world where everything is interconnected, where every sound, image, and word internal linkimaginable can be translated into the universal lingo of the bit -- and then spliced anew. Indeed, music's role in the future of consciousness is hard to separate from technology's role in the future of consciousness --  not to mention technology's role in the future of music. At the most basic level, the emotions and desires of human beings probably do not change all that much, but you'd have to be a knucklehead not to see how email, brain drugs, and genetic engineering are changing our contemporary sense of self. And though you wouldn't know about it from reading internal link_Wired_ magazine, music technology has bred and continues to breed many of new mutations of the internal linkvirtual age.

- Erik Davis - _The Future Mix_

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Breakout - designed by Woz and Jobs at Atari

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Well, what these new technologies are doing is dissolving boundaries.  The nation state, the monolithic party, and the nuclear family---all boundary-defined institutions of one sort or another---are legacies of the past; what we need is an ideology that is mercurial, shifting, non-static. And as long as we’re talking about internal linkmercury and mercurial things, there is in internal linkalchemy (a pre-modern form of thinking) the idea of the Coincidencia Oppositorum, which means that you have to have  ideologies which are able to accommodate positions which within the context of the previous ideology would’ve appeared contradictory. The very notion of non-contradiction is a notion that emerges out of the linear, print-created mindset; the whole sterility of that world-view is its inability to live with the presence of contradiction. And so it denies it, which creates the unconscious of a society where we’ve got serial killers running around. The world is not as simple as we desperately wish to make it within the context of the linear world-view.

internal linkTerence McKenna


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"internal linkTrue sanity entails in one way or another the dissolution of the normal ego, that false self competently adjusted to our internal linkalienated social internal linkreality... and through this death a rebirth and the eventual re-establishment of a new kind of ego-functioning, the ego now being the servant of the divine, no longer its betrayer."

- internal linkR.D. Laing

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