Monday, March 14, 2011

The False Mirror and The Fear of Exposure

In the last post which revolved around the issues of a possible long term experimentation to monitor and investigate the nature of human sentience by creating effects and then measuring them to analyze the general behaviors of our species in several aspects, one important marker of this possibility is that our species fate and nature is largely dependent on the nature of the living systems we are entangled within. Can we say that nature does not grant amnesty to those political prisoners of the mind, who have securely locked themselves into the right angles of a geometry to avoid uncertainty?  

Obviously, the faster we process information, the more rich and complex our models or glosses — our reality-tunnels — will become. Resistance to new information, however, has a strong neurological foundation in all animals, as indicated by studies of imprinting and conditioning. Most animals, including most domesticated primates (humans) show a truly staggering ability to "ignore" certain kinds of information — that which does not "fit" their imprinted/conditioned reality-tunnel. We generally call this "conservatism" or "stupidity", but it appears in all parts of the political spectrum, and in learned societies as well as in the Ku Klux Klan.      - Robert Anton Wilson ,Quantum Psychology

 The shock of birth as a disorienting recognition, the amnesia of transiting within this shock, the loss or recovery of a memory entangled within that of a larger nature, the hypnosis of orientation by the substitutions of language, the loss of potentiality to explore this new found land when all of those around us are in the throes of experiencing this transient state upside down, much like an addiction of certainties substituted for chaos, the fear of unpredictability, of being here without our consent.Of quasi human Gods and conditioning, the binaries of predetermined choices.The navigation of lunacies posed as propagandist ploys toward an abstracted productivity predicated on clinging to a illusion of control when there is none.

Nature itself being above all else a innovator and an experiment in of itself whose strategies include differentiation by mutation, the relationships in the codependency of all being reciprocally eaten as it eats, Then there is the subtext behind evolution and the nature of our living systems. If we include sentience as a living system, is it then not prone to mutation as well? This is the deeper strata of the many facets of what we term the paranormal, whether it is PSI, the abduction phenomenon or yes, the UFO phenomenon.

"The vice named surrealism is the immoderate and impassioned use of the stupefacient image or rather of the uncontrolled provocation of the image for its own sake and for the element of unpredictable perturbation and of metamorphosis which it introduces into the domain of representation; for each image on each occasion forces you to revise the entire Universe."
LOUIS ARAGON, Paris Peasant

When I began writing on this topic, I was in a minority regarding the linkage between various caricaturisations of paranormal phenomenon as having shared roots, which is the nature of sentience itself which the larger paranormal community always manages to largely ignore as if the observer were not equally entangled with what is observed.  The division between inner and outer experience as I wrote in the last post "The Subject of Objects" leads one to look for substitutions and stand in's for the nature of not only ourselves, but the nature of living systems.

We would perhaps prefer Ognar from Planet X than to peer into the structural framework of egotism, which if all phenomenon eats as it is eaten, well, perhaps it is time the ego itself becomes food to be, in an evolutionary sense, digested. No agency can accomplish this for us except through nature which may be the truism of the old axiom either pay now or pay later. In one scenario perhaps there is a career and by sidestepping the issue, there is none but through the mutation of the smaller by the larger if you will, the larger living systems of the earth. I am not referring to growing new limbs or becoming miniaturized but being rendered as a equally psychic organism, that may either be placed in a state of non lethal disassociation, or be prompted to revisit the rules of existence, as we are food as well as being carnivorous in a psychic sense.

"Among those who do not comprehend surrealism are people who look upon the real as verifiable, as something to be checked against past experience or observation. These individuals fail to see that for the surrealist the dimensions of the real cannot be gauged by reference to the familiar. So far as the real appears to have limits, they are foisted upon it by the mental, emotional, and imaginative limitations of spectators accustomed to measure the possible by the already known. For this reason, surrealism and many of its contemporary opponents remained inevitably at loggerheads. The one group insisted on estimating the scope of reality by its possibilities. The other condemned the real to be repetitive of what the past had shown them."

The health of a living planetary system over rides the hierarchy of  any given species within it as to it's importance as an existential manifestation of differentiation in regard to the needs of the system's health which is becoming dire, and in need if you will of a coping strategy which may entail the mutation of our sentience. We have seen recently, the dangers of underestimating the nature of our living systems when using the artifice of utility versus coherence, the existential ego versus the inter-dependent nature of existence. Ghosts depend on us, and we, in a deep sense, are ourselves ghosts who question the existence of ghosts.  The false mirror.

How odd.  As I have grown older and have become less vulnerable to our species propaganda concerning it's avoidance of exposing itself as to it's own nature and seeking stand in's to do the heavy lifting which avoids eating the I, I see the consequences of self referential exploration of the non human world which absolutely surrounds us 24/7...and so I ask myself, are we mature enough to live with uncertainty and will we destroy ourselves rather than face ourselves..the issues of addiction rise to the fore, utility of the rationalizations seem to be in the process of what is akin to pulling the rug out from under us intentionally, but we seem to be in the throes of building deeper moats simultaneously. In my last vision, if you will, I saw that we would be horrified to see ourselves as we actually are. Perhaps nature is providing the cues in addition to pulling us toward the extraordinary to see the paranormality of our alleged truisms. Mutation of the observer.  We do not know what we do not know despite our best efforts at dancing around  our own unknown nature..

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