The latest in a series of communication technologies.
Creator: nature? nuture?
Game II Core Wave: "Ancient Ideas in Modern
Times" or "Time Transcendent Ideas."
... we go online, join the global traffic,
Once there, we communicate with each other -
[ed. note: John Lilly was a researcher into communications, especially with sensory deprivation tanks, drug induced altered states of consciousness and communication with dolphins.]
The ancient cultures and civilizations may have directly communicated more locally, but their alleged evident superior technology suggests that they may have also used some form of similar system for communication. Telepathic, even.
Knowledge of star symmetry,
Interested to hear comments.
With each new technology we create we gain a new metaphor to use in our understanding of reality. And it IS strange that ALL our technological achievements have been envisioned, and possibly attained, through biological or metaphysical means, by those in less scientificlly minded times and places.
What does this mean to us as we become ever increasingly reliant on our technologies to maintain even the basic needs of our bodies? Personally, I find it rather impossible to be in a +24 state and sit for hours in front of a cathode ray gun staring at a flat screen and making numerous small movements with my hands. (smile)
Arthur C Clarke's famous quote, "any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic", seems rather relevant here. Perhaps we should add, "any sufficiently advanced system of magic is indistinguishable from technology"!?
See also my submission below "the Infinite Game" for some relevant ideas about the web as a glass bead game. -- Narada
Tell me tell me, I'm intrigued - have you, or has anyone out there, journeyed out to +6, or even +3..?
Can you describe it? --Shirley Knott
Yes I remember reading John Lilly's "Centre of the Cyclone", and being intrigued for a while by the concept of levels of spiritual-emotional energies. I never did figure out why they were numbered that way though.
As to my own experience with hightened states of conciousness... after many years of exploring and enjoying revelations and extasies invoked with the aid of various power plants and their derivatives, (never in anything like the quantities or intensities that Lilly and other pioneers experimented with), I decided that there were at least 2 good reasons to stop using substances and see what could be learned through other paths and through the awesome experience of being alive itself.
I found that after a few months transition, the "peak experiences" returned on a regular basis, and I treat them as a normal part of the fluctuations of life. There have been months, if not years, where virtually every day was a revelation and expansion of my energy.
I remember Lilly saying that it finally hit him that the exercises that he had been given in order to lift his level of energy, were actually things that come spontaneously as ecstatic expressions of the self when one is in an exalted state. I have found this to be true for me too - and the quickest ways to raise my energy when I want or need to for some reason, is by doing the things that I would do in that hightened state, ie, dance, sing, breathe, visualise colours and geometries, play with the mind, and generally enjoy the manifold possibilities of this stangely indefinable existance.
"What stops us doing this all the time?"... is,I believe, a very important question. What makes us feel good? Why are we still making pictures on the walls of the universe? -- Narada