There are countless intriguing patterns that can be found within
the I Ching. I don't know what they mean, but here we explore some of
them... Firstly we map out the correlation between the hexagrams and
the binary numbers, and then within this context we explore that
patterns formed by the various pairs of hexagrams and groups of
pairs. More >
Notes from a brainstorm about symbolism and its
place in the broader context.
Firstly a mind-map that gives a high-level overview of the context
in which these thoughts take place (full size pdf), and then some brief notes.
My good friend Glisten
was recently asked to describe the vision arising from my work in one
sentence; I too gave this some thought.
The work is broad so here are five sentences that address
The allegedly physical universe is a construct of observable
phenomena arising from a cosmic quantum computational process, and
the stream of awareness that witnesses phenomena is a 'thread' of
the cosmic process.
All objects, places and events arise due to the unified
cosmic process experiencing itself as it unfolds according to its
nature; within that broadest context there is no separation and
nothing is by chance.
We are like virtual beings in a virtual reality simulation,
where the world and the self that appear to exist are objects of
perception reflected in memory, whilst the true Self of all manifest
forms is the One Self, which is the unified animating process.
Virtual reality provides a scientific / mathematical /
computational analogy by which to understand the nature of reality;
the cutting edge of modern science is beginning to realise this and
will eventually be able to comprehend the ageless wisdom.
The only obstacle to realising the true nature of ones Self
and the cosmic Whole is naïve
realism, which is a habit that operates at the root of the mind
and distorts each moment of awareness; once this habit is overcome
(by whatever means) awareness of reality shines through.
Comments inspired by the article:
Excerpt from the abstract: "Starting with the Descartes'
cogito, "I think, therefore I am"--and taking an
uncompromisingly rational, rigorously phenomenological approach--I
attempt to derive the basic principles of recursion theory (the
backbone of all mathematics and logic), and from that the principles
of feedback control theory (the backbone of all biology), leading to
the basic ideas of quantum mechanics (the backbone of all physics)." More >
What is this experiential process that is happening right now?
What is experience?
What is this individual stream of experience? What am I?
Why do I experience things right now and only remember past
experiences? What is the present moment, the arrow of time, time
itself, the process of change and memory?
What do the contents-of-experience (phenomena) represent? What is
the phenomenal world?
What is that persistent complex phenomenon that closely
accompanies my stream of experience? What is my body? More >
Before joining the conversation, please read and accept this Invitation to a Conversation.
I have uncovered two fundamental misconceptions that are at the
core of the entire approach that I have taken oven the past 12 years.
(1) The most obvious of which is a subconscious assumption that
people are fundamentally rational truth seekers, that their
destructive behaviour is due solely to confusion and that insights
that untangle the knot of confusion would be gratefully received and
applied by people to reduce their suffering. This assumption is
patterned on the behaviour of my parents during my childhood.
(2) The other fundamental misconception was the subconscious
assumption that I myself am a rational truth seeker.
By playing the game of rational truth seeker I have encountered
many profound insights but these now cause me to see through the
entire game and to clearly see who the game player is and what their
true agenda is. The enquiry has delved deep into the core issues;
using systems thinking to reorient away from culturally clichéd
misconceptions and arriving at issues such as naïve
realism and ego
defense mechanisms. At this point it becomes clear that the
entity that is seeking is the ego and that the ego has extreme
difficulty in applying profound insights about the ego to itself. The
entire process in which the ego pretends to be a rational truth
seeker is an ego defense mechanism, hence the ego will play this game
whilst ever it suits the ego, but as soon as the enquiry starts to
undermine the position of the ego it will employ other defense
mechanisms to subtly but ruthlessly disrupt the process in order to
protect itself. More >