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internal linkTerence McKenna's software plotting the internal linkfractals of "novelty" over many thousands of years of earth's history, up to internal link2012 C.E., at which point novelty will reach the state  of internal linkinfinite fulmination. He defines novelty, of course, as "the density of connectedness" or the "degree of complexity." The I Ching says that internal linkTime is a series of identifiable elements in internal linkflux. There are 64 of these "elements." He also believes that what we today call the internal linkI Ching is but a tiny fragment of a once immense device, now forever lost. 
Terence McKenna - the force will be with you...always I Ching

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Looking at the I Ching from a internal linkquantum physics perspective, Terence and his  brother Dennis discovered a wave pattern in the ordering of the Tarot's trigrams and hexagrams that suggested  time could be mapped. One of the oldest "structured abstractions" known, the I Ching has been found scratched on the 6,000 year-old shoulder bone of a sheep. Since the I Ching is particularly concerned with the dynamic  relationships and transformations that internal linkarchetypes undergo, McKenna intuited that the I Ching must also be deeply involved with the nature of time as the necessary condition for the manifestation of archetypes as categories of experience.

Centering his attention on examining the King Wen sequence of sixty four hexagrams, McKenna's search for the  ordering principles that lay behind it managed to translate what was essentially a mystical diagram into a rationally  apprehensible, mathematical model. Working with Peter Meyer, McKenna developed a personal computer software package that takes his discoveries concerning the I Ching and creates time maps based upon them.  These time maps, or novelty maps, show the ebb an internal linkflow of connectedness, or novelty, in any span of time from a few days to tens of millennia.

In McKenna's novelty map, when the graph line moves downward, novelty is assumed to be increasing. When there is movement away from the base line, novelty is assumed to be decreasing in favor of habitual forms of   activity. According to this graph, one trend toward greater novelty reached its culmination around 2700 B.C.,   precisely at the height of the Old Kingdom internal linkpyramid-building phase. Perhaps most remarkable of all McKenna's  discoveries was the fact that the only point in the entire wave that has a quantified value of internal linkzero is December 21, internal link2012 A.D. -- the same date that has been interpreted as the internal linkMayan Calendar's end of time.

The Timewave zero model shows the past 1,500 years to have been highly novel times that have internal linkoscillated at  levels of novelty very close to the horizontal axis, the maximized "zero state." When the zero point is reached, the   wave passes out of the past and into the future. We are approaching a point, says McKenna, "when the rational  and acausal tendencies inherent in time may again reverse their positions of dominance."

McKenna views history, with it's hunger for completion, as "an anomaly... a complete fluke," in which "all ideas  of salvation, enlightenment, or internal linkutopia may be taken to be expressions in consciousness of the drive of energy to  free itself from the limitations of three-dimensional space." As history races toward it's denouement, internal linkevolution is  carried out of strictly biological confines and into the mental realm where internal linklanguage and other abstractions begin to pull us together toward "a complex internal linkattractor that exists ahead of us in internal linktime." This"internal linkconcrescence," says  McKenna is now so close that it can be felt in the sense of accelerating time and complexity.

McKenna discusses the repercussions of our collective approach to Timewave internal linkZero and how internal linkpsychedelics can be used to condition ourselves for our upcoming move into of the body of eternity and out of three-dimensional time and space.

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Well, who was it? Oscar Wilde, or somebody said, "Consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds." internal linkReality is inherently paradoxical.

And the beginning of intellectual maturity is to be able to simultaneously hold two contradictory ideas in your mind at the same time. People ask me if I believe in the 2012 prediction. I don't believe in anything. My anti-ideological stance makes it very important to believe nothing. I regard Timewave Zero as a fascinating model of a previously unmodelled system - which is human history. The fact that it seems to deliver interesting data... for instance, I predicted a very deep plunge into novelty this past summer. Just as it was at its deepest, the Martian meteorite chock full of fossils arrived - along with a lot of email demanding to know where was the miracle I had predicted. [laughter] I like the word models. What we're trying to do is build models. By saying the word 'models', we make it very clear that this is not 'Truth', and that there will be a better model, and we'll swap the old for the new. So at the moment Timewave Zero is simply a better model of history than the idea that there is no model at all, which is what's taught in the Academy. The definition of history, if you study history in the Academy, is: it's a trendlessly fluctuating internal linkprocess. If true, it's the only trendlessly fluctuating process ever to be observed in this universe. So obviously it's not true, it's just that we lack a model. So people say... like, Toynbee's model was that 'God is waiting', somebody else had a 'Great Man' model, Marx believed it was all driven by class struggle, and Freud that it was all libido. Well, these are just opinions. Those aren't theories, those are opinions. A theory has an ability to make predictions, and refine itself, so that's what I offer with Timewave Zero.

- Terence McKenna

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track _Timewave Zero_ MP3 (160k)atomjacked inventory cache by Spacetime Continuum and Terence McKenna off of _Alien internal linkDreamtime_

Hello.. alright. Have you ever noticed how ahh, there's this quality to reality which comes and goes, and kind of ebbs and internal linkflows and nobody ever mentions it or has a name for it except some people call it a 'bad hair day' or some people say 'Things are really weird recently.' And I think we never notice it and we never talk about it because we're embedded in a culture that expects us to believe that all times are the same, and that your bank account doesn't fluctuate except according to the vicissitudes of your own existence. In other words, every moment is expected to be the same and yet this isn't what we experience. And so what I noticed was that running through reality is the ebb and flow of novelty. And some days, and some years, and some centuries are very novel indeed, and some ain't. And they come and go on all scales differently, interweaving, internal linkresonating. And this is what time seems to be. And Science has overlooked this, this most salient of facts about nature: that nature is a novelty conserving engine. And that from the very first internal linkmoments of that most improbable big bang, novelty has been conserved because in the very beginning there was only an ocean of energy pouring into the universe. There were no planets, no stars, no molecules, no atoms, no magnetic fields; there was only an ocean of free electrons. And then time passed and the universe cooled and novel structures crystallized out of disorder. First, atoms; atoms of hydrogen and internal linkhelium aggregating into stars. And at the center of those stars the temperature and the pressure created something which had never been seen before which was internal linkfusion. And fusion cooking in the hearts of stars brought forth more novelty: heavy elements - iron, carbon, four-valent carbon. And as time passed there were not only then elementary systems but because of the presence of carbon and the lower temperatures in the universe, molecular structures. And out of molecules come simple subsets of organism. The genetic machinery for transcripting internal linkinformation, aggregating into membranes, always binding novelty, always condensing time, always building and conserving upon complexity, and always faster and faster and faster.
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And then we come to ourselves. And where do WE fit into all of this. Five million years ago we were an animal of some sort. Where will we be five million years from tonight? What we represent is not a sideshow, or an epiphenomenon, or an ancillary something-or-other on the edge of nowhere. What WE represent is the internal linknexus of internal linkconcrescent novelty that has been moving itself together, complexifying itself, folding itself in upon itself for billions and billions of years. There is, so far as we know, nothing more advanced than what is sitting behind your eyes. The human neocortex is the most densely ramified complexified structure in the known universe. We are the internal linkcutting edge of organismic transformation of matter in this cosmos. And this has been going on for a while; since the discovery of fire, since the discovery of internal linklanguage. But now, and by now I mean in the last 10,000 years, we've been into something new. Not genetic information, not genetic mutation, not natural selection, but epigenetic activity: writing, theatre, poetry, internal linkdance, art, tattooing, body piercing and philosophy. And these things have accelerated the ingression into novelty so that we have become an idea excreting internal linkforce in nature that builds temples, builds cities, builds machines, social engines, plans, and spreads over the Earth, into space, into the micro-physical domain, into the micro-physical domain. We, who five million years ago were animals, can kindle in our deserts and if necesary upon the cities of our enemies the very energy which lights the stars at night. Now, something peculiar is going on here. Something is calling us out of nature and sculpting us in it's own image. And the confrontation with this something is now not so far away. This is what the impending apparent end of everything actually means. It means that the denoument of human history is about to occur and is about to be revealed as a universal internal linkprocess of internal linkcompressing and expressing novelty that is now going to become so internal linkintensified that it is going to flow over into another internal linkdimension.
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You can feel it. You can feel it in your own internal linkdreams. You can feel it in your own trips. You can feel that we're approaching the cusp of a catastrophe, and that beyond that cusp we are unrecognizable to ourselves. The internal linkwave of novelty that has rolled unbroken since the birth of the universe has now internal linkfocused and coalesced itself in our species. And if it seems unlikely to you that the world is about to transform itself, then think of it this way: think of a pond, and think of how if the surface of the pond begins to boil - that's the signal that some enormous protean form is about to break the surface of the pond and reveal itself. Human history IS the boiling of the pond surface of ordinary biology. We are flesh which has been caught in the grip of some kind of an internal linkattractor that lies ahead of us in time, and that is sculpting us to its ends; speaking to us through internal linkpsychedelics, through visions, through culture, and technology, consciousness. The language forming capacity in our species is propelling itself forward as though it were going to shed the monkey body and leap into some extra-internal linksurreal space that surrounds us, but that we can not currently see. Even the people who run the planet, the World Bank, the IMF, you name it, they know that history is ending. They know by the reports which cross their desks: the disappearance of the ozone, the toxification of the ocean, the clearing of the rain forests. What this means is that the womb of the planet has reached its finite limits, and that the human species has now, without choice, begun the decent down the birth canal of collective transformation toward something right around the corner and nearly completely unimaginable. And this is where the psychedelic internal linkshaman comes is because I believe that what we really internal linkcontact through psychedelics is a kind of internal linkhyperspace. And from that hyperspace we look down on..., we look down on both the past and the future, and we anticipate the end. And a shaman is someone who has seen the end, and therefore is a internal linktrickster, because you don't worry if you've seen the end. If you know how it comes out you go back and you take your place in the play, and you let it all roll on without anxiety. This is what internal linkboundary dissolution means. It means nothing less than the anticipation of the end state of human history. A internal linkreturn to the archaic mode. A rediscovery of the orgiastic freedom of the African grasslands of 20,000 years ago. A techno-escape forward into a future that looks more like the past than the future because materialism, consumerism, product-fetishism, all of these things will be eliminated and technology will become internal linknanotechnology and disappear from our physical presence.

the quest for the first molecular assembler... nanotech imagination manifests realities...

If we have the dream, if we allow the wave of novelty to propel us toward the creativity that is inimitable to the human condition. That's what we're talking about here: psychedelics as a catalyst to the human internal linkimagination, psychedelics as a catalyst for language; because what cannot be said, cannot be created by the community. So what we need then is the forced internal linkevolution of language. And the way to do that is to go back to the agents that created language in the very first place. And that means the psychedelic plants, the internal linkGaianinternal linkLogos, and the mysterious, beckoning, extraterrestrial minds beyond. Hooking ourselves back up in to the internal linkchakras of the hierarchy of nature, turning ourselves over to the mind of the total other that created us and brought us forth out of animal organization. We are somehow part of the planetary destiny. How well we do determines how well the
experiment of life on Earth does, because we have become the cutting edge of that experiment, we define it, and we hold in our hands the power to make or to break it.

This is not a dress rehearsal for the apocalypse. This is not a pseudo-millenium. This is the real thing folks. This is not a test. This is the last chance before things become so dissipated that there is no chance for cohesiveness. We can use the calender as a club. We can make the millenium an occasion for establishing an authentic human civilization, overcoming the dominator paradigm, dissolving boundaries through psychedelics, recreating a sexuality not based on monotheism, monogamy and monotony.  We.. All these things are possible if we can understand the overarching metaphor which holds it together which is the celebration of mind as play, the celebration of love as a genuine social value in the community. This is what they have suppressed so long. This is why they are so afraid of the psychedelics, because they understand that once you touch the inner core of your own and someone else's being you can't be led into thing-fetishes and consumerism. The message of psychedelics is that culture can be  re-engineered as a set of emotional values rather than products. This is terrifying news. And if we are able to make this point then we can pull back, we can pull back and we can transcend. Nine times in the last million years the ice has ground south from the poles pushing human populations ahead of it and those people didn't fuck up. Why should we then? We are all survivors. We are the inheritors of a million years of striving for the unspeakable.
Gaia UFOs over China 1974

And now with the engines of technology in our hands we ought to be able to reach out and actually exteriorize the human soul at the end of time, invoke it into existence like a internal linkUFO and open the violet doorway into internal linkhyperspace and walk through it, out of profane history and into the world beyond the grave, beyond internal linkshamanism, beyond the end of history, into the galactic millenium that has beckoned to us for millions of years across space and time. This is the internal linkmoment. A planet brings forth an opportunity like this only once in its lifetime, and we are ready, and we are poised. And as a community we are ready to move into it,  to claim it,   to make it our own.  It's there. internal linkGo for it, and thank you.

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I think that this internal linkglossolalia is probably mixed up with the generation of language itself. In other words, we probably invented language long before meaning, and it was some very practical person who got the idea that the words could have meaning.

Before that, language was primarily verbal amusement. After all, the most readily at hand musical instrument is the human voice. Sound is an incredibly powerful transducer of energy that we haven't really come to terms with. When we put a test tube in which a chemical reaction is going on, into a square wave generator and bombard it with very high amplitude sounds, we find that these sounds drive the chemical reaction faster, as if sound were an enzyme. When people are loaded to the gills on ayahuasca, they do the same thing. They sing for hours and sonically drive these states, navigating through a world of vocal landscapes that come forth from sound.

internal linkTerence McKenna - _Timewave Zero and internal linkLanguage_

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