The Cosmic Serpent
The symbol of the Cosmic Serpent, the snake, is a central theme in your story, and in your research you discover that the snake forms a major part of the symbology across most of the world’s traditions and religions. Why is there such a consistent system of natural symbols in the world? Is the world inherently symbolic?
This is the observation that led me to investigate the cosmic serpent. I found the symbol in shamanism all over the world. Why? That's a good question. My hypothesis is that it is connected to the double helix of DNA inside virtually all living beings. And DNA itself is a symbolic Saussurian code. So, yes, in at least one important way, the living world is inherently symbolic. We are made of living language.
Beyond Bohm/Vigier Quantum Mechanics
THE SELF-ORGANIZING POST-QUANTUM NON-RIGID MINDSCAPE.
There is an objective collapse to a single basin of attraction for possible beable paths when external decoherence is screened out for a long enough time. This is the sentient regime of post-quantum mechanics beyond orthodox quantum mechanics. The structure of this basin directly depends on the actual path taken by the attached classical beable e.g. the extended configuration of microtubules in the brain at a given moment of time. This is self-organization with inner-felt experience. This post-Bohmian ontological picture is consistent with the mind-matter models of both Henry Stap and Roger Penrose.
Arthur M. Young - The Theory of Process
BioARTHUR MIDDLETON YOUNG (1905 - 1995)
, inventor of the Bell Helicopter,
cosmologist, philosopher and author of The Reflexive Universe and The Geometry of
Meaning, addresses issues in physics, mathematics, consciousness and evolution.
Author Tom Robbins calls Arthur Young "the greatest theoretical genius since Einstein."Excerpt from Nested Time THE THEORY OF PROCESS(1954-1994)
Both religion and science have a common origin in the search for truth, but have approached this goal differently... these two quite different endeavors tell the same story, reach the same conclusions. The agreement to which I refer is to be found between the ancient myths and the most recent findings of quantum physics...
It is because science became the Scientific Method and ceased to be the search for truth
that it lost relevance and, like a time bomb ticking in an airliner, is dangerous because it is cut off from our control, following its own dictates. It is because the institutionalized churches have taken little cognizance of scientific discoveries and have insisted on a literal reading of all sacred writings that they have become irrelevant and have had their traditional teaching dismissed as superstition... Twentieth century humanity has come of age. It is not to be led, but must draw out of itself the wisdom it needs...
we must look at what we already have in the earliest and undistorted traditions... [we have] the accumulated wisdom of all ages and of all teachings, which, with the help of the ontology provided by Quantum Physics, we can now sort out and interpret...
We need a new, integrating direction, but we cannot discover an integrating and unitary theory common to science and religion without postulating the unity of all things
. In sum, then, our thesis is this: we inhabit a universe, and this implies one universal set of principles or of truth. To discover these principles or truth, we must enlist both religious and scientific inquiry, and, recognizing the variety of expressions of both, be prepared to seek out the unity in its true implication and significance.
...just as the world with its oceans, continents, and nations presents many facets, yet is one body of matter, so does our culture with its religions and sciences present many facets, yet is one body of life. Our task, then is to seek out this unity.
The Laurel & Hardy Theory of Consciouness
by Colin Wilson
"... It seemed to me that the relation between the conscious and the unconscious is more like the relation between Laurel and Hardy in the old movie. Ollie- consciousness- is basically the boss. Stan takes his cues from Ollie. If Ollie looks cheerful, Stan is positively ecstatic. Stan always over-reacts... But the real business of the right [side of the brain] seems to be to add a dimension of meaning to our lives."
"And now it should be possible to grasp the real importance of the left-ego. It is, and is intended to be, the controller. Consider what happens in hypnosis. The subject is apparently reduced to sleep; yet an EEG machine shows that he is awake. What happens, I would suggest is that the hypnotist has put the left brain to sleep, while the right remains awake. (The nature of hypnosis is still not understood; this is my own theory.) An interesting thing now happens. The subject is capable of more remarkable feats in the hypnotic state than when normally awake. The hypnotist might, for example, tell him that he will now lie with his shoulders on one chair and his legs on another, while a strong man will stand on his stomach, yet he will remain as rigid as a board. And, incredibly, the subject does precisely that. This is, of course, the phenomenon that Charcot observed- the amazing powers of that 'other self', when not constrained and undermined by the left brain. Then why can the subject not perform such feats when in his conscious state? Because he doesn't believe he can. When the hypnotist tells the 'other self' to perform some unusual feat, he is the voice of authority, and the other self responds like a well-trained soldier. Its own left-ego lacks that authority; it is manifestly nervous and unsure of itself. If, in fact, the left-ego could somehow generate that authority, the powers it could release might well be described as superhuman."
"Lawrence, then was mistaken. It is not true that head-conscious has become too dominant. It is not dominant enough."
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
"As early as 1985, researchers at the University of Sheffield found that magnetic fields could activate brain cells. At around the same time, electronics researcher David S. Walonick began creating several different TMS devices, and tested a wide range of extra-low frequency (ELF) signals on subjects. His experiments showed that it's possible to "entrain" brains to certain frequencies -- that is, if you project an 8.6 Hz field onto a waking brain, it will tend to slide into the dreamlike, meditative, "alpha" state.The closer to the "beta" state you start at -- that is, the higher the initial frequency projected across the brain -- the faster a brain will lock on to the frequency being projected. He found his ELF generators are useful for relaxation, getting over jet lag, and, in one case, eliminating epileptic seizures in a 190-pound dog. Volunteers under Walonick's ELF fields only felt very subtle physical effects - tightness in the stomach or chest, metallic feeling in the mouth, ringing in the ears, and faint tingling sensations. ">Erowid Mind Devices Vaults : Magnetic Brain Stimulation: "As early as 1985, researchers at the University of Sheffield found that magnetic fields could activate brain cells. At around the same time, electronics researcher David S. Walonick began creating several different TMS devices, and tested a wide range of extra-low frequency (ELF) signals on subjects. His experiments showed that it's possible to 'entrain' brains to certain frequencies -- that is, if you project an 8.6 Hz field onto a waking brain, it will tend to slide into the dreamlike, meditative, 'alpha' state.The closer to the 'beta' state you start at -- that is, the higher the initial frequency projected across the brain -- the faster a brain will lock on to the frequency being projected. He found his ELF generators are useful for relaxation, getting over jet lag, and, in one case, eliminating epileptic seizures in a 190-pound dog. Volunteers under Walonick's ELF fields only felt very subtle physical effects - tightness in the stomach or chest, metallic feeling in the mouth, ringing in the ears, and faint tingling sensations. "
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