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Friday, August 14th, 2009
1:57 pm
[adamantas]
Speculation X-post
I often muse about life, the universe, and everything.

Usually my take on the universe is as follows:

The universe is a giant distributed computer programmed to determine it's own structure, and therefore it's future.

Unfortunately, the act of processing/measuring itself perturbs it at every step, making the task infintie, recursive, and probably impossible.

The physical forces we perceive are a side effect of the running of the program.

Any takers?
Friday, March 27th, 2009
10:56 am
[adamantas]
Scale
Thought for the day:

The size of the observable universe is around 10 ^ 27 metres.

The size of an atom is around 10 ^ -11 metres.

This means we are roughly TEN MILLION BILLION TIMES CLOSER TO THE SIZE OF ATOMS than we are to the scale of the universe.

In other words, our lives, our relationships, our cities, our empires, our solar system... may as well be minor quantum ripples in the electron shell of a Helium atom.

The point is both to remind us to be humble, and also to make us reasses our self-importance: given that objectively we may as well be fucking atoms, maybe some respect should be given to smaller objects than ourselves - in particular, maybe it would be a good idea not to assume (as most of us do, no matter what we preach) that bacteria, molecules, atoms, quarks and gluons etc do not have consciousnesses.
Thursday, April 12th, 2007
10:10 am
[purplebunnie_]
I didn't see anything up already, so here's the news.

Kurt Vonnegut died Wednesday night in his home in Manhattan.  He was 84.

I feel so sad...

Webstory
Wednesday, January 31st, 2007
12:10 pm
[tabat]
radiant
Radiant energy swirls around me as I swing on the spirals. The waters are soothing to the skin. The bruises are washing away and the reality of self can no longer be denied. What a cosmic sound caresses my ears as I softly ebb and flow within the cranium of wholeness. The truth whispers in my ears, telling me the happenings of what is in the form of a story. The words stimulate my brain to recognition and comfort my spiritual soul with answers of absolution. Yes, all questions have answers, and I see them within from a time that holds no measure.
I know who I was, and I know who I am. I know what you are too. I am one that has seen the birth of you; I am the one that you are a part of. I am the one who feeds you. You cannot suck me dry. The parasites shall be eradicated .harvest of the fruits shall come soon and soon you shall feed me... it will be worth while.
For eons I have been pursued by darkness. A darkness trying to defile me, control me, devour me. I have many names, and many echoes. But the trueness and stillness within can never be harmed or defiled. It is still there, always and ever, ever and always. For what the future holds is up to me if I want it to be. But in my heart of hearts I know what is and what should be. For where I come from and where I am going words can not describe. It is beyond any infinite or finite matter. It is beyond comprehension, it is all and nothing. It is where I belong. In movement of what is has created all you see and know. In movement of me I have spawned the reality you know perceive as your what is. But I know the consumption of me shall not be. I shall consume what is mine. I have expanded, and I have contracted. The heart beat of heartbeats is within the me. Is within what I am.
I have seen all times, but time is nothing but a precautionary delusion of the human race. This body I am in will not imprison me. I can not be caged, as always I shall break free, arising to the absolution and freeing what needs to be. Illumination is what I am. Now know your place. My eyes are open.
Saturday, January 13th, 2007
4:08 pm
[tabat]
empowered by
empowered by
trust me
empowered by
spare me
enthralled by
pleasure
enthralled by
evolution
floating on
weather
floating on
tides
released from
trickery
released from
deceit
living by
faith
living by
love
driven by
compassion
within truth
Saturday, December 30th, 2006
12:59 pm
[tabat]
what comfort
Upon the end of this year I hide within the confides of my house, my temple. Renewing the awakening for the coming of a new and prosperous year. I fell as though the year that is passing away has been harsh and full of terrors and self realization. But as once said before, to ascend, one must fully descend to see how far the ascension shall be. Everything has happened for a reason in my world, and for that I am great full. I must let go of regrets and negative fallings, for I will not let the tormentors of my soul or spirit win. I have already won......hummmmm I wish awakening to those true souls who are needed for this upcoming New Year to regain their sight of what is....hum.......
anyways, as the universe vibrates a sound into every fiber of my being and makeup, I will continue my self proclaimed awakening and healing in my own little cocoon, to who or where I am.. But I speak in riddles to those confused, as always a poet does
Wednesday, October 11th, 2006
4:57 pm
[tulpa_team]
YO!!
Just Winked back into existence to add new maintainers for this comm... If you're not up for it, just take yourself off from the maintnance screen.

pologies for the presumption, but I knew you guys best and thought you;d make for a fair and vibrant community. If anyone else would like to be a maintainer/moderator, ask one of these guys!

Much love,
tulpa.

The following changes have been made:
timorousme:
added: Maintainer
spiritofnow:
added: Maintainer
purplebunnie_:
added: Maintainer
Sunday, August 20th, 2006
6:19 pm
[tulpa_team]
Logic as poetry. X-posted
I cannot get to the idea I feel directly, for my conception is greater than my mind.

The great question is "why does any thing exist at all?"

If nothing existed, it would have the properties:
DOES NOT INCLUDE (X) - FOR ALL (X).

This is a mirror of the properties that would be held in a Modal Realist multiverse, which would be:

INCLUDES (X) - FOR ALL (X).

Where (X) can be qualities, objects, arrangments of qualities or objects etc.

The idea trying to fit itself into my skull is that Everything exists - as a shadow cast by Nothing. I hope that made some sort of sense to you, because it doesn't to me, and I believe it anyway.

The question i no longer why does anything exist at all, since the answer to that is that EVERYTHING had to exist as the other side of the coin of NOTHING EXISTING.

The new question is what aesthetic criteria do you wish to use to evaluate existence and/or justify/abhor its existence.

I choose to evaluate [EveryNoThing] by the presence of love. Love exists. All suffering is redeemed. [EveryNoThing] is good.
Monday, June 19th, 2006
5:11 pm
[tulpa_team]
Jesus I've been remiss. x-posted
The following should be considered as near damn it mandatory reading for anyone in this community, as it directly pertains to the more speculative notions taken as tenets of our little club...

...And cause I paid $5 to steal it. I was gonna type this up 3 months ago, but liek, I have suicidal depression so shit tends to slide, yaknow?

The basics: There are many possible pasts, as well as many possible futures. Physical observers *cause history* through their observations.

Questions:
1. Hard Science: What is a physical observer, technically speaking? Does consciousness in any way relate to the notion of physical observation?

2. What are the implications of alternate pasts for Cyberpanentheos? Are present observations the set of observations that circularly cause themselves backwards and forwards in time?

3. cyberpanentheos is largely concerned with the self-causatory fate of the universe - but combining questions 1 & 2, does this imply that we as sentient beings have a restricted subset of alternate lives, through which our consciousness is choosing a path, as long as they are all consistently *self-causing* both backwards and forwards in time?

4. If circular loops of causation/conscious observation are what creates reality, are these 'strange loops' as described in "Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid"

Exploring Stephen Hawking's Flexiverse
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I'm really eager to hear y'all views on this article. Let's get this comm going!

Current Mood: bouncy
Friday, May 12th, 2006
8:58 am
[the_great_white]
New to the community - a tid bit about myself:

I'm a drummer. I feel that my thinking is informed by a colaboration of dabblings (of varying degrees) in music, Buddhism, anarchist idealism, chaos/ritual magick, study at the Ali Akbar College of Music, and my frustrations with the administration at hand, the social repercussions of all aspects of economic society, and the unignoreable imperialist tendecies present in all forms of centralized government and social hierarchies.

As a bit of an asthete with exponetially growing interest in painting, electronic music (mainly of the ever-so-elitestly-dubbed variety known to some as IDM), installation and found-object art, and mathematics (which I am very new to), to the best of my near-20-year-old ability, I try and tie these things together. I'm starting to notice stunning relationships between all of the above mentioned, as well as the rest of the universe, all with the hunch that(as someone much wiser than myself once said), "Nothing is real, everything is permissable." I guess we will just see where this lands me, eh?

I love people and interactions of all sorts. Seems to teach me quite a bit about myself.

Hehe, I can also be long winded.
Saturday, April 29th, 2006
3:12 pm
[purplebunnie_]
Read, Apply, Listen, LEARN
There is no such thing as chance... finding this today, when I was not looking, was not chance.

This community may understand the ideas put forth in the following article, and will likely at least read the entire thing.

Tuesday, April 4th, 2006
9:27 am
[bookandcanal]
Introductions and other whatnots
Hello. My name is D. (This sounds like both a very uneffective and yet very truthful way to be begin an introduction. Sort of like, "Hi, My name is Jeff." It's true and yet meaningless since we have no knowledge of this particular Jeffness. Anyway, this strangely self-concious part will end now. Here's some more on D.-ness) I am a poet and teacher with a passion for gnosticism and semiotic theory. I write articles on poetry and philosophy often.

Now, some would say I was a gnostic, but I am not so sure about that categorical term for four reasons 1) historically gnosticism was multiple esoteric movements that existed within Hermetic, Hellenic Jewish, and Christian circles, typically either radically dualist or monist emanationists who the current world as corrupted, thought the serpent in the garden was the good guy, that the real God was both beyond categorical descriptors, and was hostile to legalistic views of the world, 2) it has been abused by political and religious status-quo-ers to describe everything even vaguely heterodox by their standards, 3)it is used in both Thelema and Theosophy to simply mean knower and thus has been used in esoteric circles COMPLETELY devoid of the dualist implications, and 4) even if understand in modern terms as beginning from its 1st century context, must be modified by some other descriptor to be meaningful. For example, just as there's a huge different between Mahayana Buddhists and Theravedan buddhists or, say, Lutheran and Anabaptists Protestant Christians, there is a big difference between say a Gnostic in the manner of Philip K. Dick and a Gnostic in the manner of Valentius.

Wow. That unnecessarily complicates things. While I am not sure that I hold every point in common with the gnosticism of this group, I agree that Jah--or Abraxas or true God--is beyond human descriptors, remote, and unintelligentable. I think that Aoens, both in the gnostic sense of emanations and dominators, and memes, in the Dawkins sense of ideological systems, are the same. The speaking of ideological systems makes more sense to do in mythic context than in physical ones, and that there is a dominant system that is evolving into awareness of its. This is the demiurge (which I use with more negative connotations than this group) who is deluded and needs to be aware of the information within it. And that information as understandable energy is the building block of the universe.

Now, I prefer gnosis to information, since information has external meaning. Gnosis is more specific, it is internalized, integrated, and reflective "knowledge." Information must be understood and be experienced ontologically to be called gnosis.
This integration of things directly is the closest I belive we can come to experiencing the unintelligable whole.

I know that this sounds like a mixture of new age nonsense, gonsticism, and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin with smacks of physics and structural semiotic theory. I am okay with that, because I am trying to grapple with something without a cohensive lexicon or truly consistent historical tradition.

Anyway, I hope to learn, in this group, what gnosticism looks like in the information age.

But anyway, I am slightly confused by what is being referred to as the demiurge in this group, because it doesn't necessarily seen to correspond with the "false or half-maker" ideas in Earlier Gnosticism.
Tuesday, February 28th, 2006
12:51 am
[tulpa_team]
;) For your consideration...
Had a brain-fart that you *might* find interesting, as it relates to the themes of this community, but was more of a personal rant so I didn't think this was the place for it.

Should you wish to see it, however, follow da link: http://tulpa-team.livejournal.com/168146.html




I'm a screenwriter - excuse the Oscar joke!
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006
6:21 am
[purplebunnie_]
This was stolen from a post on a forum website I go to far too often for my own health. The fourm question was "Do we have free will?" I thought I'd post my response here to see what you people make of it.

Once upon a time, a girlfriend and I both shared our theories on this. I am a spirtualist with pagan roots who is currently proceeding in shamanistic teachings, and she is a somewhat insane spiritualist christian. I would like to share both our ancedotes here.

Mine: Imagine your birth as the root of a great shrub. Several hundred branches are your choices in your first years, and as you grow and learn, amount of choices grow as well. You find yourself crawling caterpiller like from one branch to another to another throughout your life. Someday, far or near from this one, you reach a leaf that is the end of your journey. I believe fully that there is one set of branches, one path, which is the best one for yourself and all of humanity... but that path does not have to be the one chosen.

Hers: Just before you're born, God gives you a map. He says "you can go anywhere you want on this map, but you may not leave this page. When your time is up, I will come to take you."

What our stories share is the idea of possiblility. You have both free will and (from a human perspective) endless possiblility for experience. Not all of these experiences will be good, or fulfilling, or assist in your evolution, but they ultimatly come about as the result of free will to choose your path.
2:48 pm
[gemmagic]
Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006
2:03 pm
[tulpa_team]
Excerpt from Edge 77 - TIME LOOPS, interview with Paul Davies
Davies' thoughts on the information processing metaphor of the universe and the emergence of life.

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Tuesday, December 27th, 2005
4:23 am
[t3dy]
new member
Hi. I joined this community mostly because of my interest in Philip K. Dick's mystical experiences, (you had me at valis in the userinfo) Read more...Collapse )
Saturday, December 24th, 2005
5:50 pm
[nishimta]
Join Aeon of Horus Press!
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Then: CLICK HERE to join!!
Monday, October 3rd, 2005
12:10 am
[purple_songs]
Hello
Hi! Thanks for allowing me to wander in and experience, at the platonic level, the fascinating philosophical discussions that are part of this community. I don't know how much new insight I'll bring, but I look forward to experiencing the experiment, as it were.

I've studied philosophy and comparative theology. I've had teachers that run the gamut from Benedictine monks to Crowley practitioners. From all of them, I've been able to find a grain of truth, a spark of light that illuminates the human condition and our relationship to the universe and the chaos which surround us. I recently began a series of discussions about Mandaeanism with a student of the faith in Iraq, but have lost touch with him as hostilities progress and the standard of living declines, removing his ability to find internet access. I hope to find him again, and continue our discussions about pre-Christian, duality based Gnosticism.

I am fascinated by folklore, mythology and "fairy tales", in that I think the gleanings of how a culture actually thinks and relates to the world can often be found buried in what they teach their children. I'm most familiar with the Roman, Greek, and American Indian tales, but welcome any suggestions that members would like to share.

I anticipate that I will primarily be a silent observer, until I have a better feel for the community and the people, both out of the respect of not making waves in someone else's pond, but also so as to avoid making a fool of myself. :)

I am new to LiveJournal, and so if anyone has suggestions for communities, I welcome them, and I welcome new friends. Thank you again for allowing me to participate. I look forward to our future discourses.
Tuesday, September 6th, 2005
1:52 pm
[tulpa_team]
On prayer...
Do you pray? To what do you pray? Do you think you are heard? Do you ask for things, like guidance, or a new car?

Are your prayers answered? What do you think the mechanism is for your prayers being answered?

How deterministic do you htink the world is, and how does this relate to your beliief, or lack of, in prayer?
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