12 December AD 54
Technical Essay # 84
FAF 29 April AD 42
Several current trends in society lead towards increased causation and experience of one's own reality. Even though some of these trends might appear negative or might appear to conflict with each other, they might very well converge.
Drug use could be seen as an attempt to change reality into something more desirable. It tends to put you at effect, and it has numerous side effects. However, the use of hallucinogenic drugs awakened a great many people to the existence of different realities, particularly in the 60s of course. Nowadays most of the people who were exploring the boundaries of reality with drugs have probably moved on to other approaches. Today most druggies are probably in it to bear the stress of everyday life better. But it should not be ignored that there is always a positive intention somewhere; to change, to handle things better, to experience more, or whatever.
The "New Age", whatever that is, has as one of its main points of agreement that one is creating one's own reality. One is manifesting in one's life what one focuses on mentally and spiritually. By improving one's state of mind one can create more desirable realities for oneself and others. That is a dramatic advance over the prevalent religions and philosophies people believed in before. Not that new age ideas are new, really. They have been around all the time, they just didn't take root widely like they have done recently.
The "Computer Revolution" is another trend. Just about anybody in the civilized world can own their own computer now. With a computer you can create your own little world where you are completely in charge. It works as a mind amplifier in that you can model your thoughts, try out different possible scenarios, distribute them to others, and so forth, much more easily than in any other medium.
Of particular interest is the Virtual Reality projects. If you haven't heard about it before, keep your eyes open, it is a trend that might become comparable in magnitude of importance to the invention of the telephone or the atom bomb. In brief, in a few years it will be possible to make an all sensory system simulation of reality indistinguishable from the real world.
The basics of Virtual Reality are already in use. You put on a full body suit with built in sensors that track all your movements. You wear a helmet that provides you with 3D color pictures of what you supposedly see, and you have stereo headphones on also. By moving your body you can "walk" around in a realistic simulation of for example the architectural design of a building, you can open doors with your hands, you can turn your head and see what you would see, etc.
Advances in computer science are moving very quickly. It would be fairly realistic that in 10 years everybody could have Virtual Reality equipment at home. And not too long after that we will reach the point where Virtual Reality environment are completely indistinguishable from Ordinary Reality, including similations of people.
The thing is that with a computer you can in principle make anything happen. That includes anything you can see in a movie, and a good deal more, and you can act in the movie with full sensory input. You can be in 3D Feel-o-rama porno movies with anybody or anything you choose. You can play games where you walk around killing people to score points, but with ALL the right perceptions you would have if you really did it.
Virtual Reality could be THE drug of the next century, unless consciousness advances enough at the same time. Otherwise a great portion of the population would happily and voluntarily spend most of their time in artificially created environments where they can experience whatever they want. There would not be much incentive to go to work or interact with other people, you could get all the things you want right in your living room. If it sounds a bit like implant stations, it isn't far off of course.
But, looking at it from the positive angle, virtual reality is just another trend that leads towards creating your own reality. It is a mechanical way, but you would be more cause over it than with hallucinogenic drugs, with no physical side effects.
So, one way or another, the trends are going towards more alternate realities.
However, it would be wise to ensure that the individual can be more cause over his realities. And that they have means of staying sane in any reality. Otherwise, new interesting realities can easily become traps.
Much points to the idea that reality is already multi-dimensional, and beings are inherently capable of navigating through any number of alternate or constructed realities.
The physical universe as we know it is just one of a great many probable realities or dimensions that can be experienced. Each one is an agreed-upon universe. Because we have been accustomed to this particular universe, and because we have gotten used to perceiving it with perceptions that are part of the illusion, it appears at first to be more real, more solid than anything else. That in itself is a case situation that needs to be resolved.
As long as you aren't able to move in and out of alternate realities at will and to experience any of them at will with full and satisfactory perceptions, then you can be trapped. Somebody just needs to supply a universe with enough variety and enough interesting perceptions, and you'll gobble it up indefinitely. That is probably why you thought you were stuck here in the
It isn't really a question of somebody forcing you to stay here in the MEST reality. You can leave at any time. It is just that it is so damned interesting here, and there is so much one can see and feel, that you might not want to go anywhere else. If you think otherwise, it is because you have left most of your cause with the subconscious part of you who doesn't feel like going anywhere else.
So, I'd say that one of the prime objectives of clearing, or whatever we will call it, is to re-familiarize the individual with creating, choosing, and experiencing different realities.
It is not that human beings don't experience a lot of other realities. That is mostly what you do when you sleep, and most people receive lots of communications and perceptions from other places also when awake, they just don't recognize it.
Creating one's own reality doesn't just mean walking around in MEST having "good postulates", getting red lights to change to green, and so forth. That is a good start, but you need a lot more to be any kind of free from MEST.
Anything anybody can experience by taking LSD, you ought to be able to perceive, if you choose, but much more stably and with you at cause. Anything anybody could manufacture in a virtual reality environment, you ought to be able to produce yourself anytime you want to, all by yourself.
It shouldn't have to take drugs, hypnosis, and electronics to give you a thrill. As long as you are dependent on external stimuli to entertain you, then you can be trapped by them. Implanting is basically providing compelling enough input, that you believe you can't produce yourself, so that you get hooked on the source of the input, and will accept whatever goes along with it.
If you can hypnotize yourself, and manufacture your own "drugs" and "electronics", and you can create exciting enough universes all by yourself, then you couldn't possibly be trapped or addicted to anything. Anything you can create, change, and be cause over, cannot affect you.
It is kind of the old 8008 idea. Move the power of the external universe from infinity to zero, and the power of your own universe from zero to infinity.
It is probably most fun to share universes with others. Therefore one has go along with the program in those universes to some extent. However, that never has to mean that one does it to the exclusion of all other universes. You can play a game of chess without having to lose the abilty to play basket ball whenever you wish.
Part of the trick will be to use "stable" data that aren't part of any particular reality. As long as you involuntarily use parts of the physical reality, or any other reality, as fixed reference points, then you can't move around easily. Exposure to other realities would bring about confusion, because your fixed data get shaken.
That is one of the targets of clearing, of course. Any inflexible data that you are identifying with need to change. Either you make them flexible, or you stop identifying with them.
Using dynamic, fluid principles of operation, independent of perception, is the only way of staying unstuck. That is what we could call exterior operation. Immortality as a being is also tied to the absence of fixed anchor points. If you insist on physical perceptions, you have to die to change scenery. That is not the real truth.
It would be a good idea to build up the ability to make convincing illusions. Can you sit down and mock up another different place with full and detailed perceptions? If you can make it more real than the current environment, then you would actually BE there. All it takes to go anywhere else is the ability to make it more real than here. And REAL is basically the fullness of perception and experience.
The action of constructing a reality is in some ways opposite to what we have mostly done in clearing. But if you don't learn to do it you would be missing one side of the coin. Taking away realities (erasing) without providing a way of making new ones, can be just as limiting as providing realities without any method of getting rid of them (implanting).
To construct a good reality you need to know how to make things persist, how to build elaborate scenarios that actually do something without falling apart, how to add as many different kinds of perceptual qualities as possible. To perceive and operate in different realities you need to be able to make and unmake your connection to them, you cannot carry them around when you go somewhere else, and you need to keep a fluid consciousness despite any change in environment.
Note that the concept of creating one's own reality can be expressed well in various systems. You can express it in physical terms through the principles of theoretical physics including quantum theory. You can express it psychologically as how one conditions oneself to have the experiences one expects and how one generates neural pathways in the brain to correspond to one's view on reality. It can be expressed religiously as how the divine powers supply what you pray for. And you can express it philosophically, as we are used to, in terms of how each being creates his own universe and the agreed-upon intersection between created universes forms the illusion of the physical universe. Whichever way we describe it it adds up to the same kind of thing.
If you don't create your own reality, somebody will create it for you.
If you keep your awareness dynamic, beyond any perceptions, you can never get stuck in any kind of reality.
By selectively choosing or designing the perceptions and the environment that will be interesting or useful to you, you can be yourself much more and you can enjoy any reality.
*Note: If you are interested in reading more of the FAF's technical articles from long ago then I will turn you on to the source from whence they spring. Just ask. Fair enough?
18 Dec 2004 @ 04:11 by astrid : Hmmmm....
I read it. 'twas intriguing. 'v'been thinking 'bout it...an' it's even more intriguing...
That is all I know at this point... Come to think of Castaneda's experiencies with Don Juan. Then again, they did have "some help" from the always trustworthy an' faithful Peyote Plant... an' I only have Balishag an' Wriggleys Spearmint... not even a Kahlua to "fall back" on....
Doesn't that FAF-guy have any EXPERIENTIAL Article to share??? Why do Boys "always" provide "TECHNICAL"STUFF???? ...makes me so maaadddd ...... I'm an Experience-oriented gal... sort of... Hey, don't raise those Eye brows , an'wipe that grin off your face... Shnarl...Grrr...
Yeah, tell FAF to cough up some "Living" Experiential EXAMPLES after each Techno-Clinical -as in "dead"- Explanation.
Have you been experimenting with the Virtual Boudoir, or just flying in the Wind on Horseback?... I know you( have!
An' how does this apply to David Copperfield, you know the one with Statue of Liberty... an' The Great Wall of China???? If you can teach me Teleportation I'll be there at your Doorstep with the next Flight! ...well untill I learn Teleportation....
Get on with making it all( the actual Info that makes all this actually possible and achievable/)accessable to little Dumd Blondes like me, Your Damsel Heart.
FAF=Flemming Allen Funch otherwise known, around these parts, as Ming the Mechanic. You are not blond and you are not dumb and not all blonds are dumb either. Technical is as technical does, eh? For an interesting aside check out the FAF now as opposed to the FAF then.
Virtual boudouir? ;)
18 Dec 2004 @ 18:25 by astrid : Ohhh, well....
...just a link I stumbled upon in my long chain of Free AssyAssolymciations... ; )
Now that we got that squered away... FAF... OK. Flemming... still too technical -if not given examples from "Real Life" to anchor my feeble girly Mind with some Frames of Refence that I can relate to....
But seriously. My Question to you is: HOW does this Virtual Stuff ( that you're alluding --in fact not just alluding to , but talking about-- ) apply to what D.Copperfield is doin'???
Who in their right mind would choose to sit inside, alone in their Chmamber dressed in a weird-ass suit to virtually experience Life, IF they could go "out there" an' do what Copperfiel (et Co.) are ( SEEMINGLY ) doing there?!?!?...
Besides; I'm not good at flirtin' at all, though some times I TRY -like recently ....I think this is the second time in my life I tried that traine... Not very successfull... Ahhh well... I'm better at being just my own silly Goof(-y Me)
But I know I would/WILL be good at LEVITATION/TELEPORTATION etc... It's just an MOT... So,if -or as soon as- you know "how to" hasten it, if you don't mind sharing The Secret with me... it would be greatly appreciated, as the saying goes./XO /Fatalia
18 Dec 2004 @ 20:06 by : I have
no idea what D Copperfield is doing or not doing. As far as I know he is an illusionist. Nothing that interests me. From what I hear his 'ACT' is very techically interesting but I am not interested in the least. Flemmings' article [sic] is just that...an article written, by him, a long time ago. He was a Scientologist, once upon a time, so...perhaps you'd need to know something about that 'religious philosophy' to understand any instances which could be equated with your frames of reference.
As far as levitation and teleportation goes please examine your reasons for possessing your 'meat bot' (body) in the first place. Exaggerated powers are not all that interesting. There is more to life than 'Siddhis.' The 'Siddhis' are 'by products' of the search and not ends in themselves. Luv ya A-d keep the 'excitement' alive.