21 09, 2016

The Interior Life

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‘We are dreaming a symbolic world, only briefly waking to what is real’ Arthur Deikman, M.D. ‘He not busy being born, is busy dying’ Bob Dylan   Something is not quite right...you feel it…you may have experienced this feeling, this nagging, for a long time. So you most probably just try to ignore it and [...]

19 07, 2016

Seeking Our Mythologies – Where Did All the Gods Go?

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And so, in mythological terms, what is to happen now? All of our old gods are dead, and the new have not yet been born Joseph Campbell Stories emphasize the operations of divine immanence in the world Jonathan Black   In the beginning…there were many myths of creation. Many of the great spiritual traditions told [...]

19 07, 2016

Neon Tribes – Ecstatic Highs, Techno-Trance & Digital Gnostics

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Students achieving Oneness will move on to Twoness Woody Allen   It often feels like many people today are coming around from chloroform, as if waking up from some drugged sleep wherein post-modernity was invented as an in-joke and then left lying around like a left-over alien jigsaw puzzle. Our new cultures are re-forming after their post-modernity heyday [...]

19 07, 2016

Modern Fictions – How the Sacred manifests in Chaos, Superheroes & Outer Spaces

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The virtual topographies of our millennial world are rife with angels and aliens, with digital avatars and mystic Gaian minds, with utopian longings and gnostic science fictions, and with dark forebodings of apocalypse and demonic enchantment Erik Davis …All our so-called consciousness is a more or less fantastic commentary on an unknown, perhaps unknowable, but [...]

19 07, 2016

Magic & the Higgs Boson

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‘Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic’ Arthur C. Clarke ‘What the universe becomes depends on you’ Henryk Skolimowski   Magic may not be what we think it is. In fact, it may be very much more. It may in fact be everything, and everything that is not magic simply is not. In other [...]

11 02, 2016

CONSCIOUSNESS, COSMOS & PURPOSE – PART III

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CONSCIOUSNESS, COSMOS & PURPOSE  PART III – Emerging Planetary Consciousness & What it Means for Us   Emerging Planetary Consciousness The philosopher Karl Jaspers referred to the period from 800-200 BC as the Axial Age. It was a time that, according to Jaspers, new yet similar ways of thinking appeared in Persia, India, China and the Western world. He [...]

11 02, 2016

CONSCIOUSNESS, COSMOS & PURPOSE – PART II

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CONSCIOUSNESS, COSMOS & PURPOSE PART II – Living in a Coherent Cosmos   If our observed universe is indeed a projection – of ‘in-formed’ – from an underlying conscious matrix (as suggested by the hologram theory), then we would expect the universe to manifest a marked degree of order. That is, there would be evidence [...]

11 02, 2016

CONSCIOUSNESS, COSMOS & PURPOSE – PART I

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CONSCIOUSNESS, COSMOS & PURPOSE PART I – Implications of a non-local view of human consciousness   Philosophers, artists, and scientists have been debating for centuries the questions concerning human consciousness: what it is and how it emerges. The question of human consciousness has also been at the heart of many mystical teachings, although these have [...]

3 09, 2015

ACCESSING THE LIVING INTELLIGENCE Part III – Normalizing the Multi-Verse

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ACCESSING THE LIVING INTELLIGENCE:  Part III – Normalizing the Multi-Verse Human awareness is the real game changer. Human awareness not only alters our perceptions of our self but also transforms how we understand the world. The awareness we have about our place in the world and our part in the ‘bigger picture’ is ultimately a [...]

29 07, 2015

ACCESSING THE LIVING INTELLIGENCE Part II

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Part II – Life in Valis   VALIS is a 1981 science fiction novel by Philip K. Dick and stands for Vast Active Living Intelligence System, which in some respects is very close to the living intelligence I discuss in this series of essays.[i] A living intelligence also suggests a non-local field view of reality. [...]