Thursday, July 11, 2013

The Skins of Demonic Simulations

“Thus fortified I might take my rest in peace. But dreams come through stone walls, light up dark rooms, or darken light ones, and their persons make their exists and their entrances as they please, and laugh at locksmiths.” 
― Joseph Sheridan Le FanuCarmilla

“Without self knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave.” 
― G.I. Gurdjieff

"In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true is true or becomes true, within certain limits to be found experientially and experimentally. These limits are further beliefs to be transcended. In the mind, there are no limits... In the province of connected minds, what the network believes to be true, either is true or becomes true within certain limits to be found experientially and experimentally. These limits are further beliefs to be transcended. In the network's mind there are no limits."
John C Lilly The Human Biocomputer (1974)

This post is a rumination on the subtitles and complexities of how we view so called demonic possession versus the various states of possession we normally inhabit and the parallel processing of emotional states and rational states that coexist. and the proverbial subsystem that acts as a firewall between them. When this firewall fails, PSI activity appears to follow, and we do not interpret this as a outward projection of a hidden sentience within ourselves, and while this may be true within ourselves, we follow this biological taboo by projecting it outward as a sort of  exorcism of our own demons that then become self prophetic as an outward expression of the observer effect, that has consequences in a local environment of both unconscious self mutilation as well as emotional energy driven to PSI levels. While an oversimplification perhaps, our conceptual models are, in essence, contingent belief systems based on a pragmatic necessity to stereotype what constitutes reality.
However, underpinning the anomalous is the anomalies of human psychology wherein one formulation of psychosis in terms of being self aware is considered to be taboo and another is considered to be acceptable in terms of our being rooted in theologies without knowing anything of their origin and yet millions of individuals have been murdered in sanctioned forms of psychosis that are deeply rooted in dualism, theology and demonisation of "the other." 

“As I say at the beginning of my workshops, 'Everything I say here is a lie -- bullshit, in other words -- because anything that you put in words is not experience, is not the experiment. It's a representation -- a misrepresentation.” 
― John C. Lilly

The evolving glorification's of institutionalized psychosis  that utilize denial and philosophic metaphysics to destroy life is plain and simple and yet only a few rare individuals are horrified by this. One could use the term possession toward these projected emotional abuses toward the deep entanglements we have with dualism and a metaphysical basis for acceptable, outright hypocrisy.

Possession As A Microcosm Within A Mirror 
The impetus for writing this post was to set into writing all the attendant issues of dualism that surround the sexual abuse and murder of children, the psychiatric issues of some but leavened with an understanding that certain manifestations of anomalous events have a cause in nature, and while extraordinary cannot simply be given over and consigning this to the demonisation of individuals by placeholders as a projection bias who are anthropomorphic doppelgangers  for events, individuals and organic conditions.
Here are but a sample of what I am referring to as the impetus for this post.

What of other views? Here is one.

The naive stereotype regarding the evolution of societies being advanced beyond their tool making skills, especially in light of the ballyhoo surrounding the advent of the 21st Century, seems to neatly edit the underpinning of what constitutes the majority of belief systems. When it comes to this subject and what occurs to even one victim, never say never is not good enough.
The origins of dualism is an interesting case in point, in of itself, whose roots are intertwined with Zoroaster's influence in the evolution of Christianity that are well documented in Elaine Pagels study "The Origin of Satan" ( as well as the foment in the Mideast during the corruption of the Pharisees under Roman occupation and the subsequent  demonisation of foes within the socio-political content that developed in the birth of the Jesus Movement. Here we are over 2,000 years later seemingly unable to untangle the threads that bind belief systems that effectively hide the truly anomalous to our experience.

Demonic possession is held by many belief systems to be the control of an individual by a malevolent preternatural being while I suggesting is that the mind processes in a bicameral and parallel manner as emotions are a formulation of instinctual survival that are posed against chaos. 
Those readers who were followers of Intangible Materiality might recall Brian Joesphson of Cambridge University who recently presented a paper entitled "Biological Observer-Participation and Wheeler’s ‘Law without Law" In other words, biological systems must be accounted for when attempting to define the observer effect, which is also a theme of this post.

 Descriptions of demonic possessions often include erased memories or personalitiesconvulsions, “fits” and fainting as if one were dying. Other descriptions include access to hidden knowledge (gnosis) and foreign languages (xenoglossia), drastic changes in vocal intonation and facial structure, the sudden appearance of injuries (scratches, bite marks) or lesions, and superhuman strength. Unlike in channeling, the subject has no control over the possessing entity and so it will persist until forced to leave the victim, usually through a form of exorcism and yet these outward manifestations are, in themselves, an exorcism by expression to the environment from within that lead to PSI phenomenon. There are no "others" in possession of the mind and it's somatic expression other than the conflicted stereotypes between emotional and intellectual processing that are normally kept under a secured access in waking consciousnesses, that awaken in REM sleep that express a visual emotional language, that is a hybrid of the intellect. 

Feedback Loops Versus Inquiry
The video posted below, while not specifically addressing this subject matter, was taken at a conference were the topics of self deception, healthy skepticism and the exploration of phenomenon that are "deeply hidden" were discussed by a well known religious figure, who seemingly remains immune to blatant dogmatism while immersed in and having a role within a theology with definite strictures. The reason for this video being included is to present a comparison, wherein demonic possession supports a theological structure and those who seemingly have such experiences become pawns in the support of strictures and dogma, that ironically are entirely self referential, without any consideration that the experience itself may not be the work of vague "demons" in the cause of dualism, but rather something more deeply hidden that is paranormal, none the less. Consider that with cases of what is termed demonic possession, we have a feedback loop whose channel is reinforced by self reference rather than inquiry. Both those who have a anomalous, highly emotional and self mutilating situation have their framework already pre-existent to create the modality of  symptomatic totems within the framework of theological duality, rather than the irrational emotional processing normally found in a REM state being superimposed on the rationality of the intellect.

Simulated States In A Mirror Universe.
We navigate the many currents and eddies of experiential realities by interpretation and our mind's simulations of the many environments we are embedded within, and one of the themes in this blog is determining the balance between our thoughts based on language that are "set" upon stereotyping the repeat ability of sensory experience by way of semiotics and then, on the other hand, there is the anomalous that seemingly does not correspond with these seemingly reliable "skins"..of conceptual models, the visual language of our simulations. In the vast majority of paranormal interactions the ghosts of information encoded as memory as a unique state of energy, require a conscious or unwitting coherence  to a seeming quantum storage plenum, analogous in concept to the universe being "as above, so below" in it's wiring, which leads to various speculations whether the universe is dreaming or in a waking state. If the universe simulates it's own nature through the materialization of all possibilities, not being as limited in it's range of imagery  in comparison to ourselves, we might be the inverse side of a proverbial mirror wherein out own simulations are internal while our environment is in a reversed ordering. 

The Limits of Physical Behaviorism
How much do we overlay realities and are played by with our own simulations? What are the correspondences between waking and dreaming states in terms of our own puppetry versus choice?  This state of affairs was placed within the metaphor of Rene Daumal.

Man is head, chest and stomach. Each of these animals operates, more often than not, individually. I eat, I feel, I even, although rarely, think…. This jungle crawls and teems, is hungry, roars, gets angry, devours itself, and its cacophonic concert does not even stop when you are asleep. “

from Vol. 2, Essais et Notes

In REM sleep our biological programming sends encoded signals shut down the neurons in our spinal cord, causing a temporary paralysis of our limbs. Without such a mechanism, we could run into furniture while chasing a simulated ball or strike someone else in the simulation of swatting virtual flies. In a waking state, there is no such overriding control subsystem to limit our interactions by way of our own continuing simulations in our interaction with another state of virtual realities and our defining referential languages, seem to act as limiting mechanisms much in the same manner as a semi-paralysis of potential choices in physical behaviorism. Of course, all of this requires a certain burial, a walling off of a ontology that has it's own truisms that could be considered a haunting of the waking state by a perverse doppelganger of  rationality that speaks a language of chaos inherent in our fears.

The Root of The Demonic: Secured Data Systems Versus Nightmares

"If someone talks of subconsciousness, I cannot tell whether he means the term topographically – to indicate something lying in the mind beneath consciousness – or qualitatively – to indicate another consciousness, a subterranean one, as it were. He is probably not clear about any of it. The only trustworthy antithesis is between conscious and unconscious." 
-Sigmund Freud

All of this brings to mind another form of suppression that also seems autonomic, that takes our self awareness and paces it in a stable environment compartmentalized from the anxieties and fears  that are of a emotional nature rather than a rational or encoded intellect of language. I sense they are there and are conscious in their own manner but not in the same modality as our other functioning simulations. If unchecked, it certainly would have a profound effect on physical behaviorism. As in our laptops, there appears to be a firewall between these two modalities of processing relationships and their attendant associative inferences, that trigger behaviorism. Edgar Allan Poe comes to mind as being profoundly descriptive of this forbidden territory, hence his work is timeless. 

The Visualization of Instinct: Threatened from Without 
I suspect that our programmed instincts that are autonomous with the proviso that some are able to be attenuated by our own responses to sensing them, just as many are not. Since they fall into a non linguistic realm, structured more as waves than sentences organised by premeditation does not necessarily preclude their taking a form that is visual which then goes into another aspect of the mind's parallel processing that creates phenomenon known as nightmares that are at present largely conceptualized as being entirely internally simulated with no outward expression having an effect on material objects although there is very strong evidence that depression, a prolonged string of bad luck, high emotional states are linked to our instincts as well as producing ( although rarely) PSI effects. Then there is the current debate whether these are structured as either open or closed systems, as in the case of precognitive dreams \ nightmares.

Open or Closed Systems In Consideration of Firewalls
A good example of this type comes from my own experiences. A case in point. I found myself in a seemingly abandoned city, in the front of what struck me as a shambling library, one of those that have that sort of Grecian architecture. I was perfectly fine with this and my curiosity about this state of affairs was naturally aroused while knowing I was inhabiting a simulation, also knowing there was nothing I could do about being within it. So, strolling along, I noticed the buildings etc were in far worse shape than I originally visualized them to be as I began to increase my attention to looking deeper in this experience, and while doing so, out of the corner of my eye I could see humanoid black shadows sort of darting around, so I began to walk faster, which in retrospect seems silly. They seemed to be closing in, and so a full blown pursuit was in play and I was running or should I say moving..when I became absolutely paralyzed and  I was grabbed, placed in a gurney by several who were ghoulish in appearance, like corpses, wearing some sort of uniform. We entered what was without a doubt, an abandoned hospital that was filthy. While I was being rolled in this gurney, I am not embarrassed to say I was terrified out of my wits. The next thing once we entered what seemed to be an operating room, I was being tortured in the most excruciating simulation I ever felt..I cried out "Why are you doing this to me?"
One said "You don't belong here. You must go back to the living.."
I awoke with a start sat up in bed, and was shaken.
A week goes by. I was in the kitchen off the family room cleaning up when I felt an odd sensation of heaviness in my own breathing which alarmed me and I began to get busier as this heaviness began to feel like a constriction, as if I could shake this off. Then very suddenly, I was paralyzed and felt the most torturous pain I have ever experienced, just as in the nightmare. 911 was called and a gurney rolled into the family room. I could not move. It was so painful I wished I were dead.
I entered a dream state which I am sure came from the fact I was in shock, and the uniformed rescue folks hovered over me and very soon I was fully conscious on a operating table having a stent placed into my main artery into the heart.You could say I reached a bridge and was returned to the living. To me I had few doubts that my nightmare was a prophetic simulation ad yet even now I am at a loss to explain how all this came about. Call it a materialization of an acute nightmare as a  metaphor that appeared demonic in relation to my instincts..

Self Preservation By Way of The Demonic
Perhaps the strongest expression of the self organisation of the adaptive system we term "personality" is it's self preservation and oddly, it seems to me, that it's coping mechanism appears to be threatening and of course, we have been ingrained to believe ( or many of us have), that the demonic is sentient as a autonomous entity with a freedom of choice, and while no discernment  regarding this have been forthcoming from others, these manifestations seem to have what I would term a cellular intelligence that are transcriptions of other internal processes made external, not by by "others". One could call this phenomenon, "deeply hidden" and yet, they are highly strange, perhaps more strange than our fantasies of evil spirits from without.

Arbiters of Adaptation
The Sufi interpretation of a conceptual reality that illustrates a portion of this post refers to Hell in terms of the death of the acquired states of personality, which in other texts are referred to as "false personality" which designates the contingent and adaptive nature of the nexus of all of the information  we utilize to navigate a somatic existence, and the metaphorical "fire"is not a medieval punishment but rather the death of what is no longer required as an isthmus between two realms, one being material and the other being intangible. A simplified description of this process is the metaphor of the Phoenix in the end result being a clean slate, as it were in another metaphor.

Theologies of Exorcism

“My friend, the truth is always implausible, did you know that? To make the truth more plausible, it's absolutely necessary to mix a bit of falsehood with it. People have always done so.” 
― Fyodor DostoyevskyDemons

When I examine cases of demonic possession in relation to this concept, without placing them in the context of dualism, I noticed that the theology that is globally dispersed in various belief systems is secondary to the process of exorcism. In other words, Catholic concepts have nothing to do with the concepts of Northern African tribes in terms of the methodologies used nor the attendant scripts used to formulate them and yet the results are remarkably similar as well as the symptoms.

Reversed Causation
That being said in light of internal instinctual emotions that are not formulated nor processed in the same manner as waking consciousness that are exorcised into the environment as externals, like white blood cells fighting off an infection of personality the concept of demon becomes a semiotic placeholder and container that is a target of the experiencer rather than the demon targeting the victim.

Auto-Suggestion and Hypnotic Process
If we look into the nature of the processing spoken and written formulations of communication languages in relation to the processes of the mind, it became apparent to me that we dwell in a semi-hypnotic state naturally as an organic firewall and that semiotics itself is a form of auto-suggestion.The mind in some circumstances externalizes a framework in a specific carrier such as a demon that may create a channel of conceptualizing a threat within the observer effect in high emotional states that are in of themselves, formless but must be given form to be taken from the hapless mind to an agent to be cured in an external counter suggestion through repetition and  the enfoldment of the externalized agent as a feedback loop wherein one hand washes the other. The specifics of the rituals used seem to be, once again, secondary to the dynamics of the process, where this situation becomes interesting to this writer is when emotional energy is released as a force of PSI in terms of psychokinesis, wherein the environment of the experiencer is attacked as they are threatened by it, as well as strange self mutilations appear.

More on this later...


  1. Hi and best wishes to you Bruce!
    sorry it has been so long since I stopped by--my dad passed on in early April and it has been kinda crazy since then helping my mom move to a smaller house and all of the things that go with that-finally starting to slow down a bit.

    For today I just wanted to ask a question wrt the previous article -when you say "...we might be the inverse side of a proverbial mirror wherein our own simulations are internal while our own enviornment is in a reversed ordering." what exactly do you mean?
    I understand the concept of death and life being two sides of the same coin and the way I sometimes think of it is that in life our mind is 'inside' us and the environment 'outside' us --while in death our mind is this arrangement is exactly opposite (whatever this really means:-)!!
    and I just wondered if my thinking on this was close at all to yours?

    all the best to you my friend and I will try to be back later tomorrow to see if you have had a chance to answer.

  2. A dream is a good example of a internal simulation. Our environment is a simulation created biologically as we experience nothing directly without the simulations of the senses and they arrive from outside, if you will. And so on one side we have the simulations of dreams and on the other, the simulation of the environment, and so one mirrors the other. I hope this clarifies my tendency to not fully flesh out some some thoughts. Sorry about that.