July 17, 2011
The Evolution of Consciousness Using Radial Energy:
A Collection of Thoughts, Quotes and Illumination
Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water
Jack fell down and broke his crown
And Jill came tumbling after.
We shall assume that, essentially, all energy is psychic in nature...divided into two distinct components: a tangential energy, which links the element with all others of the same order...and a radial energy which draws it towards ever great complexity and centricity--in other words forwards.
- Teilhard de Chardin
Perusha is shining,
yet formless cosmic spirit,
the Self of the Universe
S/He is within everything,
and without everything,
untainted by either breath or mind.
S/He is beyond eve(n) the tendency to take form.
- Mundaka Upanishad
Complexity provides a benchmark for evaluating the direction of evolution...to contribute a greater harmony a person's consciousness has to become complex.
- Milhaly Csikszentmihalyi
['ontology recapitulates phylogeny']
-- suggesting that individual development follows along the track of species evolution.
And we can only stand in deepest awe and admiration for those isolated souls, perched on the mountaintops far away from their fellows, who were quiet enough in their own hearts to hear the call of the Beyond.
- Ken Wilber
According to Wilber, a few individuals of the late mythic period are said to have reached the higher subtle realms, where experience is characterized by a devotional sense first felt in the worship of the goddess. And during the ascent of the mental structure a few gifted individuals are said to have achieved dramatic leaps into the casual realm and Eve(n) beyond the original source of Being. These were religious geniuses such as Jesus Christ, Gautama Buddha of India, and Lao Tzu of China.
Contemporary theorist/neuro-psychiatrist Gordon Globus wrote, in the late nineteen eighties without the benefit of recent scientific work, that the brain is a system on the edge of chaos. Neurophysiologist Larry Vandervert is well aware of the importance of chaos to the function of the brain. He believes that the physical brain carries a remarkable intrinsic capacity for a much larger natural intelligence than we ordinarily see. According to his thinking, this is in part because the brain carries in its evolutionary inheritance internal process patterns, or algorithms, that match the subtle organization of the world itself. It is thus not entirely surprising that creations of the human mind such as mathematics have their counterparts in the world of nature.
(above reprinted with permission by Allan Combs from The Radiance of Being)
The first thing to do in the sadhana [spiritual work] is to get a settled peace and silence in the mind. Otherwise you may have experiences, but nothing will be permanent. It is in the silent mind that the true consciousness can be built.
- Sri Aurobindo
One of the most visionary authors of recent time is William Gibson. In Count Zero he created a world in which god like beings are auto-created in a future world-wide information network...like [Jungian] archetypes their appearance is often unexpected and charged with numinous power.
Unity of consciousness involves a network of energy...all this comes from behind a veil....but a time comes when it is able to...take command and turn all the instrumental nature toward a divine fulfillment...the soul is able now to make itself ready for a higher evolution of manifest consciousness.
- Sri Aurobindo
This [all] reinforces my belief that cosmic consciousness is a part/in essence the whole of technology. Science and Nature are not separate[d]. The waves of consciousness are at one with electro-magnetic radiation. I have done extensive research on/of .connections. between 'spirit' and media. The ever-present process of chaos and broadcasting are 'in tune'. The Matrix is alive and you are in it.
In 1995 I wrote prophetic paper that declared that a network would .become. that would be designed for the soul. This is it. It is here now. We all share in the building of this perfect magic structure. There are many here. that are laying the foundation for illumination at a cellular level.
Here and else where we shall not obtain the best insight into things until we actually see them growing from the beginning.
We must become partners in our own evolution. As evolutionary pathfinders we are on the verge of making an important contribution to a evolving humankind. Just as when the emancipation proclamation freed the slaves, we are proclaiming freedom. This is the emancipation from years of bondage of our consciousness. This is where it will happen. We can all participate.
This is the culmination of all divine thought [a priori experience] and energy with present technology. You can see it happening all around you. It is where evolution has always been taking us. We have much further to go. Let's begin. Now we know what life is really about. That changes everything.
The ways of individual development are many. Choose your own ground. We will be here if you have questions, not to guide, but to encourage. And to help you find your own path to a positive pattern of bifurcation.
Turn your radio on..
...next we will examine the introverted and the extroverted traditions of mysticism. and examine the true intelligence that sees into the sun. and explore the genius of Robert Anton Wilson. (we're not in Kansas anymore.)
To Witness: There is no knowledge without objectivity of the intelligence; there is no freedom without objectivity of the will; and there is no nobility without objectivity of the soul.
This brings a sense of personal peace - which acts as a calming effect on others. The truth is not what you know - it is what you believe.
Turbulance comes to rest in the presence of a sage.
- Allan Combs
Have a bias toward action - let's see something happen now. You can break that plan into small steps and take the first step right away.
- Indira Gandhi
I think, therefore I Am. Logically speaking, that is true. Let's break it down. As far as we know, only humans have developed the 'concept' of logical thinking. According to Jewish mystical tradition I Am is one of the seven names of God. The phrase is found in many other religions, used to describe a Supreme Being. If you think, therefore you are, you are describing yourself as a Supreme Being. In essence, you are. We all are. We were [supposedly] made in the image of God, [therefore] we reflect the power of God. Mysticism is a belief in unity with the consciousness of God. BUT it is not the same for everyone. Nothing is. We each view (or think of) the 'world' in a different way. In non-religious mysticism, [as in the Goddess traditions] you become one with Nature. ..Mother Earth.. I think, therefore I Am describes the moment of illumination.
Various mystics subscribe to one of two theories of Divine Reality: emanation or immanence. In the emanation view, all things in the universe are overflowing from God. In the immanence view, the universe is not projected from God, but is immersed in God.
- Alan G. Hefner
“The first and most direct outcome of the moment of illumination [the mystical insight] is belief in the possibility of a way of knowledge which may be called revelation or insight or intuition, as contrasted with sense, reason, and analysis, which are regarded as blind guides leading to the morass of illusion... The second characteristic of mysticism is its belief in unity, and its refusal to admit opposition or division anywhere ... A third mark of almost all mystical metaphysics is the denial of the reality of time. This is an outcome of the denial of division ... The last of the doctrines of mysticism which we have to consider is its belief that all evil is mere appearance, an illusion produced by the divisions and oppositions of the analytic intellect.”
- Bertrand Russell
"What I am trying to translate to you is mysterious; it is entwined in the very roots of being" — Paul Cezanne
When people see my art and read my stories and poetry sometimes they say "Ohhh, you are so new age." That is one of my pet peeves. The last thing I want to be described as is "new age". It is not "new age"; it was going on long before I was born and will continue long after I am dead. We just now have reached a point in history[now] where we can begin to decipher all the clues with our evolved brains. Visionary artists have been illustrating the now forever. Visionary art is art that purports to transcend the physical world and portray a wider vision of awareness including spiritual or mystical themes, or is based in such experiences. Art and music tell the story best; everything is there. Symbolism and surrealism are perfect examples of visionary art.
The Burning Man Festival, the Boom Festival and art spaces such as Synergenesis and the Interdimensional Art Movement promote visionary art. Check them out. There are others breaking the code. The code that the Masters laid down for us over the ages.
The whole drift of my education goes to persuade me that the world of our present consciousness is only one out of many worlds of consciousness that exist.
- William James