Think of being in a dark quiet room without walls or gravity or the ability to move your body (total sensory isolation chamber) and only connected to the rest of the world by the internet.

The physicist Thomas Campbell here discussing ‘physical matter realities’ (PMR) and non -‘physical matter’ realities (NPMR) ‘Obviously’ we have found ourselves in a PMR, which Campbell posits is an ideal environment for evolving elementary consciousness: Before there were PMRs, there were only NPMRs. As it turns out, NPMR realities are not optimized for evolving basic … Continue reading Think of being in a dark quiet room without walls or gravity or the ability to move your body (total sensory isolation chamber) and only connected to the rest of the world by the internet.

In a world where the things we need and use go bad, sharing comes naturally.

The hoarder ends up sitting alone atop a pile of stale bread, rusty tools, and spoiled fruit. No one wants to help him, for he has helped no one. Money has become the lone exception to nature’s law of return, the law of life, death, and rebirth, which says that all things ultimately return to their … Continue reading In a world where the things we need and use go bad, sharing comes naturally.

To enter ‘Chapel Perilous’

Once upon a time ‘Chapel Perilous’ was only reserved for grail knights and unwary seekers. A dangerous enclosure that somehow descends and envelops; It’s role, to test, tempt and confound. As with ‘the zone’ in Tarkovsky’s ‘Stalker’ : “It is a very complicated system of traps, and they’re all deadly. I don’t know what’s going on … Continue reading To enter ‘Chapel Perilous’

Staring into the mirror

The introduction of separation necessarily engenders communication As in the grail mysteries, the king and the land cannot be separated. The wounded fisher king presides over a wasted land. The seemingly ‘outside’ world of our senses becomes a dazzling mirror of ourselves; A linguistic construct. Symbol and communication made ‘flesh’. Its ‘reality’ only lies in … Continue reading Staring into the mirror

From the gross to the subtle

It goes slightly against my grain to get behind the notion of a thoroughly ‘materialistic’ universe. On initial perusal the idea seems reductionist and I would envisage, is liable to gloss over some of ‘our reality’s’ most fundamental aspects; The ones that make it all work. Looking further into Gurdjieffs ‘materialistic’ system , though, i feel … Continue reading From the gross to the subtle

Protective cocoons: Be careful what you let in.

I received ‘The exegesis of Philip K Dick’ as a festive gift this year and on the strength of my reading so far, I heartily recommend it! This stream of consciousness work certainly gives me quite a familiar feeling. It seems almost as if two different processes are carrying on concurrently; Processes, however, that are … Continue reading Protective cocoons: Be careful what you let in.