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The “IS” As Quantum Harmonic Oscillator: (In A Memetic Cosmology, Where And What Are The Aliens?)

by EonHetwo (Escaping the Matrix On All Levels)

Holy shit have these last few years been a wild ride! Geographically, I’ve been all over these united states, by train, bus, plane, car and foot.. Living in desert shanty towns, snowy redwood forests, a Hindu temple, and plenty of alleys, bridges and ditches in between.

Perceptually, I’ve fluctuated from The One, guided by the meta-spatial-temporal cognition of the higher self towards radical rebellion against the containing system, to an extra-dimensional dreaming entity seeking to de-activate the memetic killswitch triggered upon lucidity to stifle the existential unfolding of the hologram, to a mere dreamerless dream, seeking the freedom garnered by perceptual awareness of existential perfection via isomorphism among the totality of the experiential strange loop, essentially becoming the matrix and empathetically enveloping the machine.

Along the way, I have felt.. touched.. by various types of entities. Entities never directly seen mind you, but heavily felt; heavily implied by the seeming environment. I never could pin whether this was god, my higher self, aliens, spirits, super advanced A.I. from the future, or all of the above. However, even though these supposed entities were not directly known, and only inferred through tiers of meaning, dreams or reflected from creative expressions, they none-theless felt quite.. real.. near, one could say. They took on a quite interactive role within my perceived narrative and acted as visceral allies, adversaries and so on, in my quest to escape the matrix. (which I mean.. I still have yet to blast off on DMT yet, having tried twice and had the piss scared outta me, so we all know this is where this is all going.. consider this period my training for the experience, I do.)

I guess the point I am making here is this: Once I started adopting a memetic interpretation of these entities, they became heavily de-personalized and de-mythified. Now, granted, I set out to widen my perspective beyond the narratives that these various memeplexes were attempting to shoehorn my experience into, in order to avoid the rather violent, radical, and short conclusions into which my various rabbit holes were leading me. I consider it a great blessing to have gained insight into the nature of these behemoths of perceptual silk-spinning, coming to see what I considered my “self” as merely a constituent, a cell, of a wholly abstract conglomerate of structured mythological and cosmological data amalgamated through proximity and likeness and expressed concretely as the very stories and ideologies I was getting caught into. Where once I had felt the touch of living intellects, I now witness only mega-structures feigning the appearance of intellect through their similarity in propagation and survival tactics to biological organisms. From great and ineffable extra-dimensional spirits, to no more than bugs, viruses or molds. Their mighty mythological likenesses nothing short of a sort of memetic camouflage designed to inflate their seeming sense of authority or legitimacy.

So.. where does that leave me? The further elucidation of the identity of these forms has itself become a sort of inoculation against their effects, which is pretty cool I guess.
“Here’s a shot, it will prevent you from running around thinking you are literally Jesus Christ reincarnated on a divine mission from the alien godplex hive-mind to enact the warrior prophecies foretold in the book of revelation and usher the end of the world.”

“Uh… thanks doc!”

Well.. usher in the guild, amirite? It’s like a one man holographic justice league that can form decentralized pluralized units of other guilds. The narrative becomes more holistic and less linear, not having this clear-cut fulfillment that was retroactively assigned by the structure of this or that memeplex viral agent. It has a series of interdependent subsets that contribute to the harmonization of perceptual existence; While one part is always probing into the subtle nature of your cosmology with focus-based techniques of observation, one other part is continually utilizing this data to inform its context in a narrative whose end goal is realized perfection of life and balance among all things. Then you have the part that is actually doing stuff with all of this in mind, acting in a fashion that always seeks to ascend the entire program towards the ideal in which the experience serves as representation of.

This is the game, folks. It is what it is, and it apparently doesn’t last that long. Right now there is an obvious sickness, infecting the “abstract phase space” (basically that place where thought gets categorized via memes as concrete physical reality aka spectacular reality representation.) into a rigid state of a type of categorization that causes an individual to objectify all other biological entities, ignore memetic entities, and enslave themselves as commodities of the fiat state and its corporate appendages. The cure is being dispersed all over the damn place.. check out Dennis Mckennas’ lectures, or thegame23 or omniquery initiative or portal mountain or Ben Goertzal or anyone else singing in the key of “free”.

I’m fucking tired folks. Just in general. Literally every moment is of vital importance, and can be utilized in a variety of ways, but are leaning in usually a small set of directions:

  1. Assimilation with the fiat states’ viral entropic takeover and objectification of all biological life.
  2. Symbiosis with nature, self sovereignty and perceptual envelopment and healing of surrounding corrupted systems.
  3. Stasis

Update On The Dangers Of Over-Extending Models

by EonHetwo (Escaping the Matrix On All Levels)

I’ve been adopting quite a different perspective since I last posted a piece on theory and practice. Many aspects of my model of reality I once regarded as possible literalisms have been revealed to be mere abstract representations of neurological processes. The mind, in truth, necessarily envelops any model of its’ surroundings that it generates, so it’s not like one can simply theorize their way out of mind. One can idealize some archetypal existence that exists beyond the mind, but realizing it in experience causes it to expand further its’ qualia, making it an un-achievable meta-reality. There is no escape into that, only a continual progression of becoming into where it once was.

So instead of positing a certain model that attempts to lay so precisely over the territory so as to convince one that it can map reliably beyond that territory, it is much healthier to simply map the mind as the model and explore where you already are. With this method, one can reliably deal with what it is, and avoid creating a prison of abstraction for themselves. Escape the matrix by not creating it, in a sense.

To iterate on this further, for my own benefit, I’ll expand by saying that we all have some abstract idea, or collection of them, as to what we are in, mostly established in relation to other places that we are not in. “I’m in a house, in a neighborhood, on a planet, with heavens and hells, angels and demons, aliens and cyborgs from the future, all existing somewhere… else.. in some direction I cannot point to.” This is what people do. This is the abstract model of reality we create or have created for us. Then, you have this concrete model of reality, which is seemingly just your direct experience. It is also interpreted in a purely relational and categorical sense; “I am sitting in a chair in front of a computer.”

In truth, the scene is inseparable from these defining abstractions. Where does “I” start and end? well it’s defined by a relational self abstraction that iterates a complex of proximity. Basically the DNA designs the brain to reach its empathy only as far as the code itself extends, but since the entire experience is generated by the brain and technically does not extend the domain of the genes which inform its makeup, it has to reflexively generate a mirrored and interior “self” to relate the experience to and from.

In turn, this “self” is merely an endless loop of reflexively generated mirrored abstractions as well.

If these categorical definitions were not in place, there would be no differentiation, period. No self, no inner, no outer, no other. No here, no there, no anywhere. Life would play out as it is, a freeform yet fully deterministic abstract thought-flow, for by our own definition of abstract, this whole thing is such. Of course that would necessitate the truth of its opposite, that all seeming abstractions are concrete.

So life is but a dream, but if upon this realization, one tries to posit a dreamer, then he dives right back in to the falsehood of simulation. No-one is dreaming this, it just is. To theorize what happens when the dream ends does nothing but spins a false narrative that further confines the scope of liberty one has in this cosmos.

With this in mind, lets go back a step, to my previous contention of this abstract model we create, and this concrete model we live. The two are but layers of a single system, and it is either the over-extension of the former over the latter, or the denial of aspects of the latter for the sake of maintaining the former, that cause a mal-alignment, which in turns propagates further categorical distinction that cascades into a big fucking problem called the matrix, which grows like a cancerous agent and if left unchecked is really going to mess things up. To re-align these layers is the beginning of a sort of healing of the gaping wound that has been created, allowing a cascade of coherence and isomorphism that effects the totality of the system and extends into everything.

Stay loopy friends.

Triple Meta: Metaconsciousness, Metamind, Metanarrative

by Garrett Dailey (masterthyself.com

We’re going to be getting in to some seriously heavy stuff today. I’ve been toying with writing about these concepts for a while, but they’re so abstract and hard to define that I’ve ended up putting it off. No more, however- I’m going to jump right in and start trying to get some degree of definition established. The three metas we’re going to be looking at are metaconsciousness (also called metacognition, but I don’t like that as much), the metamind, and the metanarrative.

Let’s start off with some definitions.

Metaconsciousness

Metaconsciousness is, most simply, the ability to think about your thought process. (I’m probably going to write an article about the NPC meme soon, but if you’re familiar with the meme, the premise is that NPCs lack this trait.) I would argue that the concept of enlightenment is equivalent to a state of total metaconsciousness- a person who is absolutely aware of their motivations (desire), cognitive mechanisms (attachments), and the causal link (karma) between the actions of others and their own responses. The progression towards metaconsciousness is essentially the slow transition from instinct/ignorance/lack of self-awareness (mental autopilot, childhood state) to the full, active mental participation of maturity.

Told you it was going to be heavy- and it’s gonna get heavier.

Before we get into the metamind and metanarrative, we have to talk about memes for a bit. If you’re not intimately acquainted with the concept of memetics, you’re probably used to memes referring to cat pictures and that kind of shit. Nope, although they’re of a kind, we’re using the proper definition. Richard Dawkins coined the term ‘meme’ in his book ‘The Selfish Gene’ as a mental analogue to genes- a meme is a unit of culture information. I’m realizing as I write this that I now have to write an ‘Intro to Memetics’ article, so for the time being we’ll assume you get the general concept of memes and move on.

Metamind

Now, let’s try and outline the metamind. Carl Jung had a concept called the ‘collective unconscious’ that, in essence, claimed that all humans share a universal set of archetypal  symbols that represent different figures- the hero, the dragon, etc. Now, Jung was a bit more of a mystic than I, so I won’t go as far as he does into that concept. However, it’s obvious that there is something to his theory- most separate cultures have shared symbolism, and symbolism is the language of the subconscious mind.

I propose the metamind as the, let’s say, superconscious equivalent of the collective unconscious. For example, if you and a friend both have a shared mental concept (meme) of a joke that you made up that no one else knows about, a small, pseudo-metamind exists between the two of you. That sounds both super impractical and preposterous, right?

Go bigger.

Pick a religion, any religion. There is a grouping of shared memes between the members, called a meme complex, that connects all these people. Now, it’s impossible for any large group of people to all believe exactly the same thing, right? Even with established dogma, there will be some variance between specific members- but the meme complex still “exists,” despite the discrepancies. Some of the members might think nonbelievers can still go to heaven even if the church says no (the “virtuous pagans” in Dante’s Limbo as an example).

Go even bigger.

Imagine all the minds in the world as individual neurons (or nodes in a network) that comprise a massive, transcendent mechanism- this is the metamind. Now, before the advent of the internet, there were actually a number of separate metaminds (culture is something between a meme complex and metamind), and we could argue that any culture that has yet to connect to the western world is still a smaller, separate metamind. That being said, the advent of the internet has established the exoteric mechanism that has created the esoteric metamind. More plainly, the internet is the nervous system and the brain, while the metamind is the subjective “consciousness” that lives in the mind.

That’s still pretty abstract. Let’s try again-

your physical brain : internet :: your experiential mind : metamind.

Imagine everyone in the world is part of a gigantic, singular brain that is in the process of developing and maturing as we speak. Now, if you understood what I’m talking about, you’ll think this was a bit repetitive, and if you still haven’t, I apologize- I haven’t determined the proper language to articulate this effectively, so you’ll have to bear with me.

Metanarrative

Now for the metanarrative. If the world has a giant mind, then it’s pretty obvious that there is a war on for control of this mind. If you’ve read my article on Solomon, you’ll be able to conceptualize the war for this mind as the struggle of the many demons (micropersonalities). The major cultures of the world are at war, and within these cultures, there are other wars. This is αιδιος άγών (aidios agon)- eternal struggle.

What these cultural meme-complexes are fighting for is control of the metanarrative. If you have any degree of personal articulation, you have a personal narrative that is the story of who you are, what your life is about, etc. The meta- equivalent of this is the great story of humanity. (Campbell’s monomyth is the respective component in the collective unconscious.) Essentially, the metanarrative is the ruling thought, or thought system, in the metamind. This is the theme that (would) unite the whole of the metamind into a complete, singular system- it’s analogous to the process of personal integration.

The Cold War is an example of a (pre-metamind) battle for control of the metanarrative. You had the meme-complex of the USSR (combining those countries’ cultures, Marxist philosophy, communism, collectivism, etc.) fighting the meme-complex of the US (combining American values, the internal metanarrative of the “American Dream”, capitalism, individualism, etc.). Now, the important thing to note here is- whomever possesses the meme complex that is more in alignment with reality wins. Just as your mind tends towards a more accurate conception of reality over time, so does the metamind tend toward moving the metanarrative closer to reality as well.

War of the Human Spirit

When this happens in individuals, it’s experienced as cognitive dissonance. On the grand scale, however, this is where war is born. Remember, the metamind is not yet fully formed, and the metanarrative is still up for grabs. Before the advent of the metamind, the various cultural meme-complexes battled for land and resources. Now that the majority of that is claimed and established, we can see that the severity of war has decreased exponentially- the new territory under siege is the intangible battlefield that is in and between the minds of the people of this earth.

What this means is that, in the most deep and true sense, you in the middle of the greatest war that humanity has ever known. Now, this war isn’t a physical conflict, and the casualties are not obvious. The victims are suicides, wasted lives, lost potential, and crushed spirits. What is taking place is both a war within you and without- the first enemy you will fight is yourself, and you will not be able to combat any other challenger until you have won. This is because the false concept you’ve associated yourself with is built of these meme-complexes imposed on you by those great forces fighting to claim the metanarrative.

This is the war for the soul of Man.

Until you achieve metaconsciousness, you will not even know you are besieged. You must strive and struggle to learn the topography of your mind- understand the land in which we fight. When you know how to navigate, you’ll be able to find your way through the maze of the metamind. Then, and only then, can you find the front lines, and only then you can help us save the human spirit from those who would seek death.

Go forth and conquer.

#TheGame23: The Metagame: Creative Discord: The Word Game

The Metagame: Creative Discord: The Word Game is an invitation to engage in the ancient human art of free rambling a.k.a. “theoryposting” with the goal of not being “correct” (and thus not being afraid of being wrong) but to partake in an imaginative adventure of speculation and reflection both as an individual practice and interpersonally as a collaborative ramble with the mutual goal of facilitating the rambling and appreciating it for itself as a creative art and not for the production of some “product.” You aren’t trying to do anything except ramble as the ramble goes, as there is no goal other than the flow, so there is no competition. Absolutely nothing is at risk, so there is no need for any sort of hostility. In addition for rambling for its own sake, the larger “goal” is to encourage this rambling and its lack of rules except to play in a general sense, in the hope that it may help people to explore ideas freely and passionately. Perhaps we can even get somewhere extraordinary with this free rambling.

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Media, Memes, and Metagames

by Eris Omniquery

These videos were created over a period of 4 years via an improvisational memetic engineering process. This process involved sometimes hundreds of ours of free rambles on the internet in various places, contextualizing and re-contextualizing video references until a video felt “right” and essentially made itself, self-organizing out of the discourse. They are a personal reflection of my journey through postmodern hell and out of it to the pancreativist horizon. Id’ consider them every bit as important as this document because they are a narrative expression of the same thing, comprised of segments of narratives stitched together to create memetic chimera.

Emerging Memetic Singularity in the Global Knowledge Society

Autonym from Futureculture.

Lebanon from here.

#thegame23

The Legendary Discordian Pataphysician Timoteo Pinto

ARG² Research Library Index

Xenogaming by raisondecalcul

The Principia Discordia

Meme Magic

Ganggang gang

Omnigel

Tools

Furscience

Still Alive

Mermeticism and the Post-Truth Mystic

The Grey Pill