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"there is nothing real outside our perception of reality" - sample from 604 track _Perception Of Reality_ MP3 by Psy-chaos
reality then becomes a "shared hallucination", meaning that there is a cemented, agreed upon perception of something. if there was a race of people living on an island who thought that the color green was actually the color pink, are they wrong? to the majority of the people on this planet, maybe, but to them the notion of "being wrong" about something like that is absurd. they are simply not sharing in the agreed upon perception, or hallucination. wars are fought over this kind of difference. in order for us to stop fighting, and even arguing (a waste of valuable time), we must simply accept that "green" is "pink" to some people. english prime. - @Om* 2/3/2000
"'reality' is for people who can't handle drugs..."
The fractal-enhanced map-point leaflet announced a giant, illegal party -- a rave, where thousands of celebrants would take psychedelics, dance to the blips of computer-generated music, and discuss the ways in which reality itself would soon conform to their own hallucinatory projections. No big deal. Bohemians have talked this way for years, even centuries. Problem is, after a few months in their midst, I started believing them.
Quantum physicists at the best institutions agree that the tiniest particles making up matter itself have ceased to behave with the predictability of linear equations. Instead, they jump around in a discontinuous fashion, disappearing, reappearing, suddenly gaining and losing energy.
Mathematicians, likewise, have decided that the
smooth, geometric model of reality they have used since Euclid first
drew a triangle on papyrus is obsolete. Instead, using computers, they
churn out psychedelic paisley patterns which they claim more accurately
reflect the nature of existence. And who appears to be taking all this
in first? The kids dancing to electronic music at underground
gatherings. And the conclusion they have all seemed to reach is that
reality itself is up for grabs. It can be dreamt up.
- Douglas Rushkoff - _Cyberia: Life In The Trenches Of Hyperspace_ (1994)
reality (rê-àl´î-tê) noun
1.The quality or state of being actual or true.
2.One, such as a person, an entity, or an event, that is actual: "the weight of history and political realities" (Benno C. Schmidt, Jr.).
3.The totality of all things possessing actuality, existence, or essence.
4.That which exists objectively and in fact: Your observations do not seem to be about reality.
5.Philosophy. That which has necessary existence and not contingent existence.
In fact; actually.
In Huichol, the term "nierika" refers to a portway between so-called ordinary and non-ordinary realities. It is a passage way and at the same time a barrier between two worlds. Nierika, a decorated ceremonial disk, is also said to mean mirror as well as the face of the deity.
In Part Two of _The Holographic Universe_, "Mind and Body," Michael Talbot discusses the psychological aspects of the holographic model. According to Bohm, "In a universe in which all things are infinitely interconnected, all consciousnesses are also interconnected. Despite appearances, we are beings without borders. Deep down the consciousness of mankind is one." (p. 60) The holographic theory, according to the author, can explain many psychological phenomena. Some of these include psychic phenomena, the ability to see "auras", psychosis, the power of the mind to heal using visualization techniques, effects of placebos on healing, lucid dreaming and altered states of consciousness. The power of the mind is awesome and remains untapped. The author believes that by understanding the holographic model we can learn to access these powers. "In the implicate order, as in the brain itself, imagination and reality are ultimately indistinguishable, and it should therefore come as no surprise to us that images in the mind can ultimately manifest as realities in the physical body." (p. 84)
"All life is only a set of pictures in the brain, among which there is no difference betwixt those born of real things and those born of inward dreamings, and no cause to value the one above the other."
- H.P. Lovecraft
There are . . . intangible
realities which float near us, formless and without words; realities
which no one has thought out, and which are excluded for lack of
Natalie Clifford Barney (1876-1972), U.S.-born French author. Quoted in: "On Writing and Writers," in Adam, no. 299 (London, 1962; tr. by Ezra Pound).
"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 imagine one is talking gibberish.
The notion that "reality" is a noun, a solid thing like a brick or a baseball bat, derives from theevolutionary fact that our nervous systems normally organize the dance of energy into such block-like "things," probably as instant bio-survival cues.
Such "things," however, dissolve back into energy dances -- processes or verbs -- when the nervous system is synergized with certain drugs or transmuted by yogic or shamanic 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 "realities" (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 hermetically sealed jar, does not jibe with current scientific findings which, in this century, suggest that "reality" may better be considered as flowing and meandering, like a river, or interacting, like a dance or evolving, like life itself.
- Robert Anton Wilson - _Cosmic Trigger_
The planetary entity and its human inhabitants are, for the most part, not on speaking terms any more. This is partially due to the accumulation of an excessive, static "grey noise" generated by the unavoidable side-effects of a mechanistic Industrial Age. Its pervasive electro-chemical pollution has all but buffered humans from the direct resonant relationship normally affording their sense of placement as planetary midwives. This story conveys certain attempts at establishing communications between the planetary entity and its human inhabitants during the Great Collapse of 1987-92, a highly critical stage of their mutual future history.
The communication style of the
planetary entity is broad-band, multiple frequency
transmission. Its modus operandi is not unlike a high-powered,
broadcast radio-satellite simultaneously transmitting multiple
messages. Now, as a rule, most human minds can usually permit one
thought or concept at a time. The occasional irregularity emerges with
those minds willing and able to permit enough uncertainty
to beget an awareness of multiplicity. This presupposes a recognition
of and participation in a multidimensional reality wherein all dimensions
are equally valid aspects of a greater changing whole. Preference for
one level over another, at any given time and/or space, is
a matter of personal style. If there was a name for this multi-purpose
brain function it might be:
Reality Selection...a prerequisite for hearing the multi-vocal planetary entity.
As humans endure the multi-faceted awareness of simultaneously converging information sources, they learn to dial and fine tune those frequencies appropriate to the concerns of the time and place they are in. With persistence, the development of a reality selection circuit (in the Central Neural System) encourages High-Velocity Interaction with other humans by virtue of tolerance. (As humans distinguish and qualify various levels within their own being, they tend to tolerate internal contraries thus, vicariously allow for differences in others).
Tolerance minimizes inertia by maximizing flow.
By allowing for the unpredictability of simultaneous truths, certain humans start growing more receptive to signals beyond the realm of their own minds. It is here in the Concept-Free Zones where humans can unwrap their high-frequency antennae from self-preoccupation and direct it towards each other.. and down to the planetary entitiy.. on up to the stars and.. beyond.
- Antero Alli -_Akashic Record Player_
"You're caught in a labyrinth
of choice and possibility in the world today so you have more
opportunity to express your desire, fulfill your desire, sin if you
like. The thin line between paradise and The Devil's Circus (ref
604 release _Devil's Circus_ on Dragonfly).
agony and the ecstasy. I try to resonate