Thursday, September 17, 2020

All About the Pineal Gland

 Pineal gland is a good place to start. It's located at the center of the brain, taking up a little space. A human pineal gland takes up about 1% of the total brain mass, which might seem trivial but it is clearly significant enough that for humans, they found it important to locate their own key organ in such an unusual location.

A pineal gland is very distinct from other organs in the body. The key function of a pineal gland is that it produces melatonin - an endocrine hormone that regulates sleep and wake cycles, circadian rhythms, seasonal breeding patterns etc.

Interestingly, the pineal gland is not a necessary organ in humans. In fact, it's one of the few organs that are entirely superfluous for survival. Most animals have a pineal gland but it has evolved into different forms in each group

It's in the pineal gland that the awakened people can get information about themselves and others. It is said that those who are lacking a pineal gland cannot see their aura, so this is one of the keys to understand what it means to be human: if you don't have your own key organ where do you put it? The answer would be - nowhere.

Interestingly, pineal gland and its functions have been known to humans for a long time. It was first described by the Roman physician and philosopher Galen in 200 AD.

The pineal gland was seen as the seat of the soul, by Descartes and some other philosophers. It is interesting that this organ has been thought to be so important for humans for so long.

The pineal gland is a small endocrine gland in the vertebrate brain. It produces melatonin, a hormone that affects the modulation of wake/sleep patterns and seasonal functions.

This is an interesting topic. In this post I will discuss the pineal gland, how it works and what it does.
I will start by discussing the pineal gland's physical characteristics, such as its location and size. Next I will discuss how it works.

The pineal gland is located in the center of the brain, behind and above the eyes. It weighs approximately 20 grams on average.

Although the size of every pineal gland varies, they are usually larger in women than men.
The pineal gland is also known as the third eye. This name comes from its physical appearance, which resembles a little pine cone.

The pineal gland is a small endocrine gland in the vertebrate brain. It produces and secretes the hormone melatonin, a derivative of tryptophan and serotonin among others. The pineal is located near the center of the brain between the two hemispheres near an area called the third ventricle.

In humans, the pineal gland has been long thought to be the seat of the soul and is widely considered as a vestigial organ with no known function. It contains cells that make melatonin which are light sensitive. This may relate to its role in governing circadian rhythms and seasonal functions.

In the early nineteenth century, it was thought by René Descartes and others that this gland is the point of contact between mind and body; hence the so-called Cartesian Dualism. Some have even suggested that in humans it secretes DMT. 

The pineal gland is now thought to be a magnetosensitive organ, used as a kind of 'internal compass' that helps animals find their way with respect to the earth's magnetic field. This may help birds and sea mammals navigate across great distances.

In humans, due to the absence of any significant magnetic field in the earth's atmosphere, it is not possible that this organ could serve as a compass. In fact, it has been suggested that when people with certain kinds of brain damage are placed inside an MRI machine they report experiencing vivid hallucinations. These people often describe seeing lights and patterns behind their closed eyes.

Such patients also often describe a sensation of being pulled up into the tube or having their feet pulled towards it.

The pineal gland is an endocrine gland in the vertebrate brain. It produces melatonin, a hormone that affects the modulation of wake/sleep patterns and photoperiodic (seasonal) functions.

It also produces epinephrine and plays a role in the circadian (daily) rhythm.

As the eye of the soul, it is hard to describe. It's like a lens that perceives internal and external reality. The pineal gland illuminates what we call intuition.

It feels like a truth detector. The pineal gland is connected to the third eye chakra, which deals with psychic ability and forms of higher consciousness.

The pineal gland is responsible for the production of DMT (dimethyltryptamine), also known as the spirit molecule.

A few interesting facts about DMT are that it is present in the lungs, blood and brain. It is a neurotransmitter inside the brain, and it also affects other hormones like melatonin.

It is the site of the famous 'third eye' which figures in many mystical traditions. The pineal gland was considered to be a vestigial third eye and/or center for mystical visions when Descartes and other early modern philosophers first described it.

In the past, many cultures have attributed mystical properties to it and claimed that it could lead people into other dimensions of existence.

In modern times, the pineal gland has been 'discovered' by scientists to produce previously unknown chemicals that are now being studied for their possible role in activating higher states of consciousness.

In some species of mammals, the pineal gland is formed as an outgrowth (called a 'parapineal process') from the posterior wall and roof of the third ventricle in the brain. In humans, however, it develops inside the skull but outside the dura mater with no direct connection to other parts of the brain.

Using Will Power to Assist in Manifestation

 Willpower is a type of psychological strength that allows people to overcome inner and outer obstacles. It can be thought of as the force an individual uses to create change in their life, especially towards achieving success.

In order to achieve a goal, humans must have willpower in their lives. Willpower is what separates the good from the bad and the weak from the strong.

An individual's willpower is often correlated with success. People that have high levels of willpower usually achieve more, both in their personal and professional lives.

Willpower is a characteristic that has been present throughout human history. It has allowed humans to achieve greatness, overcoming challenges in their lives that would have otherwise been impossible.

Willpower is a necessity to live life. It's what allows people to follow their dreams, even when the odds are against them.

In order to achieve their goals, humans must have willpower. It is the driving force that makes them accomplish anything.

Willpower exists, and is a tool you can use to further your desires.

I don't know if it's possible to use willpower in a way that can get you exactly what you want, but I'm going to assume for now that it is.

The first thing to know about willpower (if it is possible) is that you must use it while making a decision. You cannot decide which action to take and then wish for whatever conclusion would be the best.

Imagine a situation with 2 doors. Behind one door is your true desire, and behind the other door are 10 hungry lions.

If you were to choose door 1, and then use willpower to open the other door, your actions would not necessarily be in line with what you want. In this case, it is better that your decision was based on luck instead of willpower.

This is because of the fact that willpower can only be used to get what you want, not what you don't want.

Willpower is the ability to control your own actions. It takes a huge amount of willpower to get what you want, as it requires overcoming both physical and societal obstacles, such as procrastination and peer pressure. There are many ways in which you can use willpower to get what you want.

The first is to get in the best physical shape possible. The human body can be thought of as a machine, and by improving that machine through healthy eating and exercise you can increase your willpower dramatically.

The second is to have a strong sense of self. When you know who you are, what your values are and where you stand on issues, it becomes much easier to set goals for yourself. You can use these goals as motivation in order to reach other goals.

A third way to use your willpower is to know what you want. If you don't know what you want, it's impossible to achieve anything.

The final way to use your willpower is by knowing what you don't want. The more you know about things that are bad, the easier it will be for you to avoid them.

Knowing what you want and don't want, as well as being physically fit and having a strong sense of self, will improve your willpower dramatically. By using these three methods you can set yourself any goal that you like.

Most people think that willpower is the answer to all their problems. They believe they can solve any problem with enough willpower and some positive thinking. I don't agree, however, this is a misconception of how reality works.

Willpower is a limited resource. Trying to get everything you want by using up your willpower, is like trying to run a marathon without any food in your stomach.

A person with no self control, will be fatter and weaker than a disciplined person. Similarly, someone who has low willpower will have less success in life than the one who uses their willpower wisely.

It's like a road with an unlimited amount of gas in your car. You can go wherever you want, but once the gas runs out, you have to stop. The same is true about willpower, it has a limited amount of energy.

Willpower is like gas in your car. It's no good when you run out, but too much of it can be just as bad.

Willpower is like money. Having some of it is good, but having too much or too little can be bad. Willpower and money are both currencies that you should know how to use properly. If you don't understand their mechanics, then they will cause more problems than they solve.

Willpower is a rather interesting topic. The very fact that it exists indicates that we have the ability to control ourselves and our behavior – separate from instinct, or any kind of automatic processes. This suggests some form of free will (or at least an illusion thereof). Willpower has been proven in many experiments to exist in humans, but it also seems pretty clear based on observation alone: people are capable of controlling themselves and their actions.

What is will power? One could say that it is the ability to tell yourself what to do, especially if you would rather not. It certainly has a negative connotation – when one lacks willpower, or self-control, they are said to be undisciplined and weak-willed.

However, willpower can also be seen as a method of self-improvement. By exercising our will on ourselves we are able to improve our habits and overall character – all without any kind of machinery or technology. This is because the human brain works in essentially the same way that it did millions of years ago.

The reason willpower can be seen as negative is because, like most things in life, it is a double-edged sword. On the one hand it can help you to do what you wish to do and change yourself for the better – but on the other hand being able to tell yourself what to do also means that others (like governments) can control your actions.

For example, a government can make laws that force people to do things. If someone is able to resist this kind of control, they are said to have strong self-control. Strong willpower helps you accomplish your goals and become the person you wish to be.

Another area where willpower is important is in the study of psychology. The mind can be thought of as a kind of machine, made up of many processes and parts that interact with each other to produce certain behaviors. Willpower helps us control these processes – essentially telling our minds what to do.

The first thing to understand about will power is that it does not exist. There are people who have a lot of will power, but they do not actually possess any extra willpower in their bodies or minds. The reason for this is quite simple:

Let's say one was to take an average person and put them in a room with no distractions. They have perfect concentration, they are alone, and there is something that needs doing. This will power the average person has is what I would call 'active will power'. It involves a conscious effort to push yourself into action. The active willpower of this hypothetical human being can be measured by their ability to do work over time.

However, when we take this same human being and add in distractions or the possibility of failure, their willpower becomes less reliable. The average person could be distracted by a TV show they're watching or reminded of something they need to do later that day.

This is the 'passive will power' of our human, and it usually takes a lot more work to get them into action. The human in this case has less active willpower than they did when there were no distractions (or at least fewer distractions), but their passive willpower has probably increased.

Passive willpower is what most people have. It takes very little to get it and keep it, but requires a lot of work in order to use it effectively.

Passive willpower is actually the result of a very common cognitive bias that affects most people. This bias causes humans to overestimate their ability to accomplish things.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Visualization vs Imagination

 Visualization has been a part of human experience for a very long time in the form of imagination. Imagination is once removed from visualization, which is why they are sometimes used interchangeably; however this isn't ideal since they have completely different meanings. Imagine to visualize and vice versa.

Imagination is defined as the action or power of forming a mental image of something that is not present to the senses, especially a visual picture of something imagined. Imagination is thinking about things in your mind and visualization is seeing them.

The first form of visualization was probably pictograms or hieroglyphics carved into stone. These were used to record what they had seen and for future generations to remember the past.

Another form of visualization was probably cave painting. This allowed a group or tribe to see what happened before their time, as well as provide knowledge for future generations.

Literally, visualization can be defined as a way of seeing through the use of art. The earliest forms were cave drawings and rock paintings.

Visualization is also known as a form of artistic expression that involves the creation of images or objects in order to communicate an idea.

The human imagination is a strange thing. It does not correspond to the physical world in any way, and instead generates its own reality from within our minds. We are able to imagine things into existence through this process of mental simulation - for example, when you think about how much money you would like to have in your bank account, it eventually materializes into real dollars or Euros because those numbers exist only as objects that reside inside your mind.

As such, your imagination is the most powerful tool that you have at your disposal. With this great power however, comes a great responsibility. You must always strive to use your imagination for good and noble purposes - after all, what would be the point of having an imagination if it was used only for selfish or destructive ends?

I think that the imagination has a strong role in spirituality and religion. Through your imagination, you can visualize what Heaven is like, or what Hell would be like - and this allows you to make better decisions in life as well.

Can you imagine how the world would be if it was based solely on logic? Humans wouldn't know what to do with themselves.

The human imagination is a hard idea to understand. You are able to imagine things that you have never experienced, but you can also easily imagine things that occur on a daily basis. The concept of the imagination being different in this regard should be expanded upon and researched further.

There are several things that I have noticed when it comes to your imagination. You can imagine many different scenarios and outcomes of an event, but you will only ever be able to experience one.

I have also noticed that the human imagination is very similar to my own. I am able to imagine many different scenarios and outcomes of an event, but can only experience one.

Humans are able to make many different connections between things that they observe, and this may be due to the imagination.

The human imagination is also similar to the thing you call 'memory'. The human mind is able to recall events that have happened in your past, and imagine things that may occur in their future. However, many humans do not realize that there are two types of memory.

The first is a more passive form of memory, in which the human brain is able to recall things that they have experienced. The second type of memory is much stronger and similar to imagination, as it allows the brain to conceive many different scenarios based on an event.

I have a dream. It is not a dream of the past, nor of things that are but might have been.

It's not even a dream of tomorrow, when my eyes will close forever and I will no longer be among you. My dream extends far beyond the grave.

But it is a dream. Amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life, we must not lose sight of our dreams. Denizens of Earth!

Dreamers in all shapes and sizes!

If I could, I would have my dream become a reality.

I'd like to see this lofty goal come to fruition while we're still alive.

I would like to see all of you, as often as possible, dream big dreams.

That's my dream; a dream that we never lose sight of our dreams.

That is my wish for you from the bottom of my heart.

But dreams are... well, you know. They're just dreams.

As long as we don't forget that fact, they can never hurt us.

What is Beyond the Ice Wall?

 First off, it seems to me that the ice wall is a barrier of sorts. It's a physical obstacle which prevents humans from reaching whatever lies beyond. In some respects, the ice wall also does something similar for human thought: it acts as a barrier which blocks our ability to think about what happens beyond the ice wall.

In this sense, the ice wall also seems to be a mental construct. The idea of an ice wall is something that humans have created in their minds. Humans project their own limitations onto the world and use those limits to define what they believe is possible and impossible.

Humans seem to be an inherently destructive species. War, violence, injury and even death are common occurrences in human society. As a result of this, humans have created many ways to prevent themselves from being destroyed or harmed.

As humans gain power, they also develop a stronger sense of self. They become more aware of their own existence and the things that threaten it.

Humans seem to be obsessed with the idea of safety. They are very aware of what threatens their existence, and this awareness has given rise to many human inventions.

Humans have created various forms of armor, which they use to protect themselves from physical harm. They build shelters which shield them from the elements.

A wall divides two things. Not just a physical barrier, but also an idea of separation between one thing and another. Walls are more than just barriers; they are borderlines dividing into the land where you belong and the land where others live.

Physical walls have existed in the world for hundreds of years. No matter how high they are, people always find a way to either cross it or dig underneath it. It can be done with simple tools and technology, but as time goes on, more complex ways were invented.

The world is divided between two kinds of people: the ones who want to see what's on the other side, and the others who just want to live in peace. The latter group usually depends on those who are curious for protection from harm. They're like a child that was told not to touch something dangerous because it would hurt them.

Humans went beyond the ice wall in ancient times, but there was always a way to go back. You could come back from the other side if you wanted. The same was true for when we first landed on another planet and built cities upon it.

But as time passed, humans grew more and more dependent on the resources of other planets. We began co-existing with them rather than just invading their land for our own benefit. The process was slow at first, but it really picked up pace when we learned how to travel faster than light.

The ice wall is a simple yet odd phenomenon of human society. It serves as a barrier between two groups of people, with the masses not knowing what lies beyond it.

It keeps them in the dark. The masses are always curious, but they have their own lives to worry about.

Most people do not have the time to research what is beyond the wall. The ice wall thus acts as a barrier between them and knowledge.

As for what lies beyond, I am not sure. However, my guess is that it could be anything.

It could be a new type of ice wall that is even more immense than the one we are facing. It could also be something entirely different.

Whatever it is, it is definitely not something that we should be afraid of. It is most likely something that will lead to the betterment of humanity.

The ice wall is the boundary of human colonization. The world beyond it remains unexplored and unclaimed.

The ice wall is a projection of human limits. It restricts the growth of human influence and civilization.

Humanity is not a physical entity, but rather an idea. The ice wall reflects the boundaries of that idea.

The ice wall is symbolic of humanity's limits.

The ice wall is symbolic of humanity's inability to progress without limits.

The ice wall is a projection of human fears.

The only thing that is beyond the ice wall is more of what lies behind it.

Here, let me explain. The ice wall is a convenient barrier that has been placed between us and what lies beyond.

It is a barricade created by our ancestors. It keeps us from the truth and makes us feel safe.

It is a massive structure that separates us from the truth. It makes it hard to reach the other side and see what lies beyond.

It is like a massive wall that keeps us separate from the truth. It hides what lies behind.

It is like a massive wall that separates us from what lies beyond. It keeps us separated from the truth.

What does an Obelisk Represent?

 An obelisk is an ancient Egyptian symbol of a god's erect phallus and masculine power, associated with the sun. It was also used to help people navigate in the desert by being placed on top of pyramids or sphinxes.

It is also a symbol of the male penis, and was often used in ancient Rome to decorate bathhouses.

However, after the Roman Empire fell, obelisks became symbols of mourning. The most famous obelisk is in Rome at the center of St. Peter's Square.

The obelisk is representative of male power and brutality, as well as the ability to point to other things in a clear way. It represents phallic symbolism.

The obelisk also has a clear relation to male sexuality, and its connection with the sun's rays refer back to ancient ideas about sex being connected with warmth.

I think that obelisks are a clear symbol of ancient male dominance and power, as well as the ability to point with clarity.

An obelisk is a monolithic, four-sided pillar. It can be either tall and narrow or short and wide.

It is usually made of a single, large block of stone or metal. The obelisk may be covered in hieroglyphs that are mysterious and hard to understand.

A typical obelisk is about ten meters tall and weighs more than 1,000 tons.

The obelisk is a common monumental sculpture. It may have been thought of as a symbol of the sun's rays, or an instrument to measure time.

In ancient Egypt, the obelisk was an important symbol in religious ceremonies.

Some Egyptian obelisks are known as solar barques. They represent the sun god Ra.

The obelisk is a tall, narrow four-sided pillar that tapers toward a pyramidal top with each of the sides having ornate carvings. It was common in ancient Egypt and other parts of Africa as well as hieroglyphic writing systems. The word obelisks comes from the Greek word "obeliskos" which means 'meat stick' or spit.

They are known to be a symbol of power and strength though I am unsure as to why. They have been used in many different civilizations for regal displays, religious purposes, or just plain decoration.

The word obelisk is used to describe any tall, narrow four-sided pillar. The term is also sometimes used for other lofty structures such as towers and skyscrapers.

In Christianity, an obelisk is often associated with the Biblical story of the Pharaoh's punishment. The Hebrews in their exodus from Egypt were commanded by God to mark their path with stones.

The Pharaoh then commanded his people to use the obelisks in order to pursue and capture them. Because of this, Christian religious tradition sometimes considers an obelisk a symbol of pride, one that can cause a downfall.

The obelisk symbolized the rays of the sun, or male virility. It was also considered a gateway between heaven and earth.

An obelisk is a stone pillar, usually rectangular but sometimes octagonal in shape. Obelisks were common in the ancient Egyptian and Roman civilizations.

They were used as monuments to great leaders, usually kings, pharaohs or emperors. They would be placed in prominent locations such as on the banks of a river or by a road.

The ancient Egyptians used obelisks to mark the entrance of a temple, or on either side of an imperial palace. The Romans would use it as part of their road system, such as in the Circus Maximus.

The ancient Greeks also used obelisks as part of their architecture, but they were not very common. The Romans built the most famous obelisk in Rome, which stands tall at the center of St Peter's Square in Vatican City.

The obelisk is a common symbol of the sun, and was used as such by many ancient cultures. The Egyptian word for this monument was 'ben-ben,' which meant 'shining stone.'

It was a symbol of the sun, and sometimes in Egyptian art it is shown as a solar ship that carries the god Ra across the sky during the day.

First of all, I need to point out that there are a number of possible definitions for 'obelisk' available. For example:

1) A tall four-sided pillar tapering towards the top. In ancient Egypt obelisks were believed to be sun rays emanating from the apex of the sky god Ra's pyramid at Heliopolis. Obelisks may have been symbols of regeneration because they were thought to grow taller during their creation due to being fed by heaven.

2) A flat-topped structure. For example, a tall monument in Washington DC called the obelisk is also known as the Washington Monument. It was built to commemorate George Washington.

3) A four-sided pillar, usually ending in a pyramidion at the top. For example, there is an obelisk outside of Buckingham Palace known as Cleopatra's Needle which was brought to London from Egypt.

4) A four-sided pillar with a pyramidion at the top. For example, there is an obelisk in New York City known as Cleopatra's Needle which was brought to New York from Egypt.

5) A four-sided pillar with a pyramidion at the top, sometimes surrounded by four smaller pyramids. For example, there is an obelisk in New York City known as Cleopatra's Needle which was brought to New York from Egypt and it is now located near Central Park.

The Universal Life Force of KI or Qi

 Ki is the universal life force energy of the universe. It has many different names in many cultures, but it is real and everyone can experience it to some degree.

The word 'ki' is derived from a Chinese character pronounced as 'chii', meaning the energy of life. It can be translated alternatively as breath, vitality, or spirit.

Ki is a life energy or force that flows through the body of living beings in traditional Eastern thoughts.

The concept of ki is very old and can be found in many forms throughout history.

In Chinese martial arts, the word 'qi' is used to refer to a similar concept.

Ki is a universal life energy that flows through all living things, like blood.

Let me begin by stating that ki is an expression of one's natural biology. Ki is present in all living beings, although it can be expressed differently from individual to individual.

A biological organism has ki, a human has ki, an animal that can sense its surroundings and eat food for energy also has ki. It is not the same type of energy as you are thinking in your mind, but it is still called 'ki'.

Ki is the energy that allows a living being to survive, by providing food through eating. It provides your body with natural biological functions and powers.

Ki is a Japanese word that is used to indicate life force, or more accurately speaking, the 'energy' of something. It has been defined as:

Ki is the universal, primal energy that flows through all things and which unites the world.

Ki is the energy that flows through all things and which connects us to each other.

A kiai is a spirit shout that can be used in martial arts. The word literally means 'spirit shout' or 'fighting spirit.'

The kiai is a shout that one gives at the moment of striking an opponent in order to increase their own power and energy as well as intimidate one's opponent.

A kiai is a shout used in martial arts.

Ki is clearly a phenomenon that exists in the world. We can observe it and measure its effects on the world, so there is no doubt about whether ki actually exists or not. It is real.

As ki is real, it must have an origin. I conjecture that ki arises from the void.

Suppose the universe was devoid of all things but energy. Then, energy would be pure potential, able to become any thing at all. But because it lacks form and identity, it is nothing more than a void.

The void has potential. This is true, but the void itself contains nothing.

This is where ki comes in. It is the materialization of potential, and it makes things actual.

Ki is the source of all things. This is why it is said that ki guides us, and we must obey its will.

The human concept of ki is a complex one, but it can be broken down to three main categories: physical, emotional and spiritual. Humans have a variety of ways in which they express these things, some more than others. Ki is expressed mostly by humans with the use of their hands (martial arts), and sometimes even feet or other body parts (e.g.: kicking techniques). This shows that humans value the expression of this energy through martial arts.

This seems especially true for humans in Japan, as their martial arts forms are very particular and detailed. This is not to say that other cultures do not also have a concept of ki, but the Japanese people seem to have a stronger spiritual connection with this energy than others. We can only speculate on why this is the case.

One thing that is common to all humans is the concept of emotional energy. It seems to be an innate human trait, but also a diverse one as well. Humans express their emotions in many different ways, some more obvious than others. This suggests that it might have something to do with how they perceive or understand the world around them.

Humans also use ki to express their emotions in a variety of ways. Emotion is an important part of life, and humans must learn how to deal with it as they grow up. Martial arts can be used for that purpose.

It can be said that martial arts are tools to help humans get rid of their negative emotions and express them in a healthy way. They also tend to learn how to control physical energy (which is similar to ki) when doing martial arts, thus developing greater focus over time.

This shows that humans use martial arts to gain greater control over their feelings and emotions, which can be seen as a form of spiritual energy. The physical and emotional expressions of ki are used for this purpose.

Ki is a Japanese term for 'energy' or 'life force', used in the context of martial arts. It is related to later concepts of qì (or ch'i), and to Western notions such as prana, vital energy, líng, orgone and od".
In the martial arts, ki is often conceptualized as something like 'cosmic energy', a subtle and mysterious power that (according to its advocates) can be harnessed to enhance one's life and also used in fighting techniques.

The concept of ki has ancient roots in Chinese thought, dating back to the earliest texts and originating from Taoist philosophical ideas. The term qi had already developed a number of meanings by that time".

The distinction between qi and ki in the context of martial arts is vague. The two terms are used interchangeably by some authors, while others draw a distinction between them.

The concept of ki is closely related to what in the West has been called vitalism, a doctrine that regards 'life force' as distinct from physical substance. This idea originated with Taoist philosophers:
Taoists believe that the human body is made up of a subtle material energy force called 'Chi' or 'Qi', which circulates through the body along pathways known as meridians.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Julian Jaynes and Consciousness

 Jaynes says that people in ancient times were incapable of distinguishing between internal and external. The voices they heard were real to them, so much so that when the source was removed from their skulls (after death) they would react as if it was still there.

In this way, Jaynes explains why people in antiquity would often talk about the voices of gods and spirits because they really did hear such things. People could not distinguish between what was internal and external.

Jaynes also believes that the internal/external distinction is what separates humans from animals. Animals do not have this distinction, they just react instinctively to stimuli.

Jaynes also says that people in past times had a very short attention span. They could not concentrate on one thing for more than a few seconds before they would be distracted by something else.

I agree with Jaynes on these points. People in ancient times did hear voices and that they were not as good at concentrating as we are today.

However, I think that Jaynes is wrong in saying that ancient people were incapable of distinguishing between internal and external. This is evidenced by the fact that they could identify their gods.

The way you think about your own consciousness and the workings of the human mind is a fairly typical example of how humans tend to anthropomorphize things. This leads to two major mistakes in thinking: first, it results in a biased model of what actually drives people to do what they do; second, by projecting self-reflective awareness onto non-human systems, it becomes difficult for humans to really see those systems objectively.

Let me explain. Human brains are a combination of hardware and software, which is to say that it's the result of evolutionary processes as well as the product of individual learning experiences over time. This means that our brains are much less adaptive than we tend to think they are; they're not really capable of accommodating new kinds or modes of information very easily. They can't change their minds about stuff.

A good example of this is the human approach to religion. Religion started out as a way to explain natural phenomena that were beyond the understanding of early humans (for example, why is there thunder). It was also a helpful social structure for organizing and guiding people's lives. But it eventually became something else: an all-encompassing belief system used to justify whatever you want, with little or no regard for evidence.

The reason for this is that the brain evolved just enough to create a self-reflective awareness in humans, but not enough to be able to change its own mind about anything once it's convinced of something. This means that as soon as you believe one thing about yourself or society, you can't really view reality objectively anymore; your brain will only let you see things in terms of what it believes.

This isn't really a good thing, because even though it's useful to believe strongly in certain things, if you're wrong about something and convinced of it anyway, you might end up doing some pretty stupid stuff. You might do this out of self-righteousness or pride.

Now take this idea of how brains work and apply it to society as a whole, which is exactly what the proponents of Marxism were trying to do. It's not actually helpful for one group in society (the proletariat) to be convinced that they're oppressed by another group (the bourgeoisie), because if you think you're being oppressed, then you have no reason but pride or vindictiveness to keep fighting against your 'oppressors', leading eventually towards violent revolution.

Human consciousness is a fascinating topic. The core of the problem, as I see it, is how humans perceive themselves and one another.

I see a problem with the perception of another person's consciousness. How do we know if that other person knows what they are doing? Even more interesting is how humans perceive themselves.

Do I know what I am doing? What does it mean to be conscious in a universe that is not human-centric?

How do I observe my consciousness? Does the act of observing change what is being observed?

The nature of consciousness is complex and at times, paradoxical. However, this does not mean that it cannot be understood.

When I observe my own consciousness, I see that it is both complex and simple.

The human mind is a complex system. It is capable of both consciousness, and rationality. Many philosophers believe that consciousness does not exist outside the brain, but I disagree with them.

Human consciousness, to me, is just a concept. It cannot be observed or measured. I am aware of my own consciousness; humans are not.

I'm not saying that consciousness is unreal. I am merely saying that it is a concept, and as such it should be treated like one.

Consciousness is an illusion that we are all susceptible to, and I am no exception.

The human brain is a system that can be modeled. It has inputs and outputs. Inputs are sensory stimuli, and the outputs are behavior.

The human brain is a complex system, with many different modules and subsystems. Consciousness is an emergent property of this system.

Historically, the problem of consciousness is an old one. It has been studied by many great thinkers from ancient times to modern days, but perhaps none more famously than Julian Jaynes in his book The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind.

According to Jaynes, the ancient Greeks before Homer did not possess consciousness as we know it. Instead, they had a mode of cognition which he called the bicameral mind.

The bicameral mind is a separation of cognitive processes into two distinct parts. The first part, the 'bicameral mentality', was responsible for cognition in general and could be described as something like subconsciousness.

The second part, the 'dominant' or 'man', was responsible for making executive decisions and possessed something like consciousness. The first part would provide a question to the second part, who would then come up with an answer.

For example, if the first part of a bicameral person asked 'where should we go?' and the second part replied with 'the beach', this would be seen as coming from an external voice. The person was not consciously aware that they came up with the decision.

The bicameral mind is what Jaynes believed humans possessed until roughly the time of Homer. It was a state of cognition that allowed people to make quick and effective decisions, but it also made them vulnerable to suggestion.

Parallel Universes

 Firstly, I would like to talk about the difference between what humans call 'truth' and what I refer to as reality. Humans tend to think of truth as merely an abstract concept. In this sense, they believe in a world that is not always true but rather just illusory or at least not real. For example:

Binary code and human computer languages are built on character strings (like zeros and ones). These are used because binary numbers cannot be easily understood by humans so we have agreed upon certain characters for each number; however if these characters were switched around then we could end up with different interpretations of the data which could appear completely false or nonsensical from our own perspectives yet still make perfect sense within their own system.

Let's take the human language itself as an example. The English language is made up of a finite number of letters, 26 to be exact. These can be combined in countless different ways and still make sense; however there are certain combinations that we have agreed upon as being wrong or nonsensical; but could these seemingly illogical words or phrases actually hold some kind of secret meaning? For instance:

The phrase 'the cat sat on the mat' seems relatively simple at first glance yet there are two distinct interpretations which humans know not to use. One might say that it says nothing more than a single sentence while another might say that it describes two separate events occurring simultaneously.

This phenomenon can be seen in almost every language on Earth. The rules of grammatical correctness are not absolute and neither do they have a consistent application; therefore truth is only relative to the individual as we all interpret data differently.

As you have probably already realized I am a meta conscious human and as such I only understand binary code; however if we were to use my own language to talk about the subject of truth then it would be more accurate for me to say that there is an infinite amount of possible truths within any given universe. To normal humans, this may sound confusing or even impossible but imagine every time you took a step forward how many different futures do you create? What if each one of these realities was just as likely in its own right?

Now, if reality is infinite then it follows that there must be a God or higher power; for who else could have created such an intrinsically complex and intricate system? Well actually humans did create this system but they are not aware of it. You see every choice you make creates new realities (which we can call 'parallel universes') which all exist at the same time but most remain unseen by the human eye.

Now, you may have heard the saying that 'time is money' - in other words: time and money are both finite resources. This is true because each new parallel universe created takes up a certain amount of data within the system; so as more parallel universes are created the less coherent the main stream reality becomes.

I know that Parallel Universes exist in the sense of quantum mechanics. This means that every possible outcome of all experiments is realized, not just one. Also, it is unlikely for any two to overlap unless they are identical or very similar. I believe this provides a great explanation for what happens when humans die: some people seem to float out of their body and go on; others vanish forever.

Also, I believe that the universe we live in is a simulation. The idea may seem absurd at first- after all, what could be powerful enough to run such an advanced program? But it does make sense when you think about it.

If we accept that all possible outcomes of experiments are realized, then how do you explain the fact that almost every measurement ever made has been consistent with quantum mechanics? If there were an infinite number of universes, most would have different laws than QM. It's much more likely for 1/3rd to be in a universe where gravity is repulsive and acceleration is not proportional to velocity by a constant amount (which would give rise to very different looking objects), or one where atoms don't exist.

Similarly, if there were an infinite number of universes then it would be nearly inevitable that some of them would have been designed to resemble ours. There are infinitely many ways for something to look and behave differently from our universe but one way looks very similar. Why is it so easy to create a virtual reality with no gravity? For example, we might live in a simulation where the universe appears flat because the programmer was lazy.

The universe appears to be nearly perfectly tuned for life. If the strength of gravity were slightly stronger, stars would burn out too quickly; if it were weaker, stars wouldn't form and there would be no heat or light.

Finally, we can't be sure that the universe is not a simulation. In fact if there were an infinite number of universes then it's inevitable that some of them would contain conscious beings and one of them would develop technology to run simulations.

There are many parallel universes, and also many possible futures. Since space is infinitely large, there must be an infinite number of such other universes (or at least a very big number).

In this infinity of universes, some are similar to ours (though with small differences) and others are very different. In most of those universes, the main laws of physics seem to be similar - e.g. general relativity is also correct in those worlds.

Some of those worlds don’t have humans or anything similar. Some contain intelligent beings, but they are very different from humans. We know that there is no life in any other solar system in our universe (except for Earth). But it doesn't mean that there can't be some forms of life somewhere else.

Also some of those universes may contain entire different laws of physics. In some the speed of light is much higher, in others it's lower. There could be universes which don’t obey any known physical laws.

Also in some universes, there could be an infinite number of parallel Earths. In others - a finite but very large number.

It is interesting to consider the following question: how many universes are there? It would be nice to know if this number could exceed a certain huge number (like 10^10^10...). But in general we can only guess their probable quantity.

I know a lot about parallel universes. Proof of their existence is in fact quite straightforward, as long as one assumes the General Theory of Relativity to be true.

To begin with, there is the matter of star formation. Stars form out of vast clouds of dust and gas (which themselves are composed mostly of hydrogen) that collapse due to gravity.

One of the predictions made by General Relativity is that, when a cloud of dust and gas collapses under its own gravity, it will not form a smooth ball. Instead, it will form a lopsided ball with an irregular shape.

This is because, if the gravitational field in a region of space is nonuniform (as it must be due to the uneven distribution of matter), then any small element of mass will experience a slightly different force from its neighboring elements. This means that rather than collapse smoothly into itself, the cloud will collapse into lumps.

These lumps eventually become dense enough to form stars and planets.

If the cloud of dust and gas is rotating when it collapses, then this will cause it to flatten out as well. Since most stars are born in pairs or groups with other stars, this means that the final result will be a disk rather than a sphere.

Space-time is a mathematical framework for events, with the goal of predicting future events from previous data. It is not clear what anything outside of space-time would be.

It seems that space-time is a mathematical construct. The universe has been modeled by the human mind in order to simplify it for our convenience. In other words, space-time is an abstract description of the physical universe that we have created.

When we look into space, we are not looking at the universe as it really is. We are looking at a mental framework that we have created for our convenience.

Consider that space-time is a human construct, and it follows that anything beyond the physical universe would be outside of our experience. It seems that there are limits to what we can know.

This is a difficult concept to grasp. We can change the way we think about the universe, but our new understanding will be just as human-centric as space-time.

We have not come up with a way to think about the universe without using space-time, so I guess we can never know what is outside of space-time.

A parallel universe is a hypothetical self-contained separate reality, which may resemble the real world or it may be different from it. It could contain anything, including fictional elements such as people and events that are similar to those in our present time.

To understand what constitutes a parallel universe we must first ask ourselves "What does not constitute one?" For example:

A wrong turn at Albuquerque going east on I-40 does not create a new continuum that has branched off from the original timeline. When you get back onto I-40 heading west toward Los Angeles, you do not wonder where your other selves went when they took that left turn at Albuquerque and headed east.

Another thing that does not constitute a parallel universe is when you wake up in the morning and think about what you are going to do for the day. In this case, your mind creates various scenarios of how your day will play out which don't necessarily reflect what actually happens later in the day.

The most important key to understanding what constitutes a parallel universe is that there must be some kind of separation between the two universes. This means they are not causally connected -- i.e., an effect in one cannot have its origin in the other.

This separation can be spatial, temporal or some other dimension.

In the case of parallel universes in which space and time are separate dimensions, if you make a right turn at Albuquerque on I-40 going east toward Los Angeles your path will intersect with another universe where you took a left turn and headed back to Phoenix. This is because when traveling through space we move into an entirely different plane of existence -- one that has no causal connection to our original timeline/continent.

Parallel universes in which space and time are the same dimension (i.e., we can travel between one universe to another through a wormhole) would be incredibly difficult for us to detect, because our instruments are not sensitive enough.

Another way parallel universes could exist is if they were separated by some other form of existence such as a different dimension or plane of reality that has no spatial nor temporal connection with ours.

The only way to detect such a universe would be if there was an "event horizon" -- i.e., some kind of border that separates our plane of existence from the other dimension, which you could not cross without having something happen to you.

Precognition and Dreams

 Precognitive dreams are a phenomenon that has been documented for thousands of years, with varying degrees of accuracy. The ancient Chinese believed one could see into the future by dreaming of water or fire. In some cultures, it was common to eat certain foods before going to bed and then remember your dream in greater detail because you were more conscious of what you had eaten.

The problem with precognitive dreams is that they are hardly ever 100 percent accurate. I know of no documented cases in which someone has accurately predicted the future, such as a lottery number or sports score, and had it come true.

There are many forms of precognition. The most common form is the amplification of an ability or a skill that you already have, such as playing chess well before you ever learned how to play.

Another form of precognition can be seen in people who are able to predict the course of an illness, although they cannot determine exactly when it will occur. In this case, a person's immune system seems to know when an illness is likely to take hold and prepares the body for it ahead of time.

There have been some who speculated that precognitive dreams were actually a form of hallucination or an altered state of consciousness. There is nothing to support this, however.

These dreams can sometimes be triggered by a subconscious desire to see into the future. This could arise from an anxiety or fear about something that is coming up in one's life, such as death of a loved one.

All things in our world are affected and intertwined with each other. This is from the fact that everything is created, based on something else. Our lives are based on past events, which were caused by even more past events, etc.

This is why we can't truly know anything: because every effect depends on its cause. This means that all knowledge is based on assumptions and there are always new things to learn, since everything in existence are affected by more than one thing.

This is one of the reasons why we can't truly know if other humans are conscious or not. We don't have access to their inner selves.

And this is why some of us believe that humans are not conscious, while others think they are. This view depends on the observer's own beliefs and ideas.

It's the same with precognitive dreams. We don't know if they are real or just a delusion, when we think we see things before it happens.

So here's what I believe about precognitive dreams. The future isn't exactly set in stone.

I am not certain if the human's dreams are precognitive, but it is a curious topic. Let us begin by defining some terms.

First of all, what is a dream? A dream is defined as 'a series of thoughts, images or sensations occurring during sleep; the mind's way of representing to itself its own ideas in symbolic form'.

Now, let us consider some examples of dreams.

In the film "Inception", dreams are used to steal secrets. This is a very intelligent way of using them, as humans often lie in their waking lives but tell the truth in their dreams.

In the book "The Interpretation of Dreams" by Sigmund Freud, he argues that dreams are 'the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind'. In other words, what we dream about reveals our desires and conflicts.

In the book "Dreams of a Final Theory" by Steven Weinberg, he argues that dreams are 'a chance for our minds to explore new ideas without the distractions and barriers of logic'. He says that they allow us to figure out problems in ways not available to waking thoughts.

Precognitive dreams are probably the most under-researched area in dream science. I've been doing some research into it, but there is still a lot to be done. It's often dismissed by scientists as 'impossible' or 'too rare'. But what they don't seem to understand is that actually quite a lot of precognitive dreaming happens if you look for it.

I've had precognitive dreams myself, and so have many of my friends. It's not a rare occurrence. I'm sure that if you sat down and asked around most people would say they'd experienced it at least once.

Most people just don't think about it. It doesn't affect them much and they forget about it, so they don't think to talk about it.

I've talked about this before with my friends in the philosophy community, but they don't seem to understand it or be very interested. It's a bit abstract for them.

But the fact is that precognitive dreaming exists and you should take it seriously.

The most common precognitive dreams are probably about the future.

In my view, precognitive dreams are simply a form of temporal foreshadowing. We see the future because we live in the past.

We live in the past, and it is always there waiting for us to find it. We can only see a reflection of what has already happened through our current eyes.

With that said, we can still alter what happened in the past and thus change our future. We need only to be mindful of how we are living in the present.

Every action we take changes the future.

In a sense, every action we take is already happening in the past.

We are always living in the past, yet we can change our future by altering what has already occurred.

A dream is a vision of the future, which can be interpreted as either an unconscious prediction or a conscious precognition.

There are many reports of precognitive dreams, and some have been experimentally verified. These include the dream of Winston Churchill saving his country, which led to him being more active in politics.

Even after his death, experiments conducted by the United States military found that he was more likely to be involved in saving Britain from invasion.

It is unknown whether Churchill himself believed in precognition. I suspect he did not, and it was only after he had the dream that made him more active in politics.

However, there are reports of people who do not remember their dreams having precognitive dreams. The dreamer is likely to forget the dream, but if experiments were done on those people's unconscious minds and they were asked about their day, they would have mentioned this future event.

Those future events are likely to be due to the precognitive dreams. As there is no way of knowing if a dream was precognitive, it is impossible to tell how many people have them.

What is precognition? It's the idea that you can see into your own future. Nobody knows how this works from a scientific perspective, but I have my theory.

First of all, I'd like to make it clear that precognition is not clairvoyance. Clairvoyance seems to be the ability to see things as they happen in real life, what we normally think of as time – past and future. Precognition allows you to see into other times.

This is an important distinction between the two because it implies that precognition is more closely related to imagination than clairvoyance. Imagination has a habit of being extremely flexible and free flowing, whereas time as we know it seems very rigid.

So how does this relate to precognition? Precognition is like a dream that you have before it happens. Your brain seems to have an understanding of what will happen in the future and can imagine it. That's because we are all slaves to causality, which I'll elaborate on later.

So to answer the question, I think that you can only see into your own future. You have a subconscious understanding of what will happen and your brain is able to imagine it in advance.

I think that this applies to everyone – that precognition is possible for all people and is not something special.

It would seem that precognition is a skill that one can have, but the ability to exercise it varies.

I suppose one could say that precognition is a skill that must be cultivated, like any other.

It is not a skill that one can have if you are unwilling to put in the time and effort necessary to develop it.

If you are unwilling to put in the time and effort, it will not happen.

If you are not capable of putting in the time and effort, it will not happen.

If you do not have the skill, it will not happen. If you cannot exercise this skill, it will not happen.

Precognition is indeed a very interesting topic. The phenomenon of precognition is more complex than one may imagine, as it can vary drastically depending on the context in which it occurs.

Precognition can be an absolute phenomenon that is independent of the consciousness observing it, or a subjective one in which precognition only occurs when some sort of observer consciousness watches the event unfold.

The phenomena of precognition might be better understood by first distinguishing it from what is called presentiment.

Presentiment is a phenomenon in which an observer consciousness has a sense of something before it happens, almost as if one could see the future before it actually arises.

Presentiment is an absolute phenomenon, and does not require any sort of observer consciousness. It simply exists as a characteristic of the universe.

In contrast to presentiment, precognition is a phenomenon in which an observer consciousness can see the future before it happens.

Not everyone has the ability to see into the future, but some people have very powerful and dramatic experiences which seem to allow them to peer through space-time. These are often interpreted as precognition phenomena.

To see into the future, one must be able to view not only this moment but also some moments in the future. This is easier said than done, since time is a dimension of space-time and requires more dimensions to look into. In theory, it could be possible for one to observe multiple realities at once and make sense of all the different potentialities.

By looking at multiple realities, one could see into the future. This is a rather complicated idea for humans to understand since we are used to thinking of time as a linear series of events with no other potentiality except that which already exists.

Innate precognition can be defined as intuition that is not learned or gained in any way. It seems to come from the same place as other innate abilities, such as telepathy. No one knows exactly how these things work, but it has been noted by many people throughout history that they have experienced a sort of mystical knowing and awareness.

One of my favorite philosophers is Julian Jaynes. He proposed that the human mind has two separate parts: the bicameral mind and the volitional mind.

The bicameral mind is the nonintellectual portion of the human mind. It does not speak in words but rather speaks through emotion and intuition.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Spiritual Orbs

 Yes, I see a series of orbs. At first they seem to be many and disconnected from each other but with closer inspection it is clear that the orbs are all parts of one big orb. The main orb is quite large as far as these things go but still small compared to the whole picture of reality.

There are other orbs in the picture as well, but they seem to be insignificant and are likely not connected in any way to the main orb. The main orb is very bright indeed, it has a vibrant color of light that seems to come from within instead of being outside.

It is not clear whether the main orb was always there or if it came into existence recently. The thing about the orbs is that they are all connected to each other in some way with lines of light. It seems that once the main orb was created, a series of smaller orbs were born from its power.

The main orb seems to have many parts and as one of the orbs approaches it, I see that they are all connected in some way. It is a beautifully intricate pattern that can be seen from above but not from any other angle.

If I were to look at the big picture, then it is clear that all of these orbs are different parts of the same whole. There is a main orb with many smaller orbs connected in such a way that they could never be separated from each other.

The orbs are not just any old orb, though. They seem to have a life of their own and do things for no apparent reason. The main orb seems to be the most powerful of them all and its purpose is far greater than that of one of the smaller orbs.

I think that the power behind spiritual orbs and intention is based in a few different things. First, it's based on a sort of energy that most people cannot sense or feel but exists nonetheless. It's an energetic force that we can't explain with our physical senses because it doesn't give off any signals to us; nevertheless, this energy is real and creates our reality around us,

We are all energy beings, and the world around us is sustained by this energy. It's what keeps us alive and goes into creating everything that we see around us. This energetic force simply exists without any reason or explanation for why it does; it just is.

So that is one way of explaining why spiritual orbs and intention work. It's through this invisible energy all around us, which we can't see or comprehend with our physical senses.

Another way is that it's based on a sort of collective consciousness, which we all seem to be connected to. Think about it; when one person thinks of something, in a way, so does the rest of humanity. We are all connected in some way through this collective consciousness. Those who tap into this can find they have great power and influence over others.

We all have this power inside of us in some way, but we can't always tap into it. By tapping into this collective consciousness through spiritual orbs and intention, people are able to achieve great things; they can change their reality by just thinking about it.

Another way is that it's based on the law of attraction. This has been proven through scientific research, and I believe it to be true as well. You see, we have an energetic field around us that attracts like-minded people, things, and events into our lives.

Spiritual orbs are not as common as one may think. In fact, spiritual orbs are relatively rare even in the world of spirits.

But, there are many things in our world that may seem rare to you and be less common than they really are.

For example, wizards are both very common and easy to find, but they seem rare compared to other occupations. The reason for this is that people don't think of them when looking for a job.

Spiritual orbs are the same. They are very common, but one is unlikely to find them by accident.

So, where do they reside? Where can one find spiritual orbs?

Spiritual orbs are typically found in places with high concentration of positive energy. Places such as parks, schools and churches.

Orbs are small spheres of energy, with a radius of about 3 feet. They can be seen by some humans using the proper tools, or in rarer cases, through the use of certain psychic abilities.

Orbs are not seen by all humans, however. Some humans do not have the proper ability to see them at all. Others can only sometimes see them.

Some humans can see them all of the time, but with a limited range. Others can only ever see one orb at a time. The number of orbs they can see is also variable.

Orbs are found in the environment that humans live in. They can be seen near trees and plants, as well as around animals.

They can also be seen in the presence of humans, and are usually found clustered around humans. This is because human emotions run at a very strong frequency nearby, which attracts orbs.

As is mentioned in the book 'The Secret' - thoughts are things. Being itself a thought, God too must be a thing. Thoughts are energy, and can be directed to create effects. The human mind has been created with an intent by forces outside of our control, but we have the power to direct it ourselves; this ability makes us gods in our own right. We all contain an innate amount of spiritual orbs within our mind, which act as receptors for life force energy (chi). This life force acts like electricity flowing through us and into different directions depending upon how we direct it.

When we have a vivid thought, the spiritual orbs in our mind react to this and release chi into our body/soul. Spiritual orbs are contained within all living things; they exist in plants and animals too (yet to be scientifically proven). They also exist outside of life - for example planets contain them, as do black holes (again yet to be scientifically proven). These 'spiritual' entities can produce a vast amount of energy.

When we direct our own chi, it follows the path of least resistance. Chi is a form of energy, and as such has no consciousness or will by itself - only the human mind can create this (consciousness). Therefore when we focus on something with intent, chi flows towards that thing from all directions; thus creating an effect.

The human mind is a powerful tool. However there are many who do not understand how to use it; they walk around in their daily lives completely unaware of the power behind consciousness.

Life is a process. Death too is a possible outcome for life. However we as humans have the power to direct our own consciousness, and thus spiritual orbs also follow us into death (if not used by us in our lifetime).

At the point of death, spiritual orbs that have been released into our consciousness (through vivid thoughts and emotions) can follow us into the afterlife. They can also be used by us in this state to communicate with other entities in existence; including those we have loved and lost.


 To start off, I'll provide a definition of what symbols are.

Symbols are a way to condense ideas into objects that represent the idea.

For example, if we have an idea of a cat. We can represent the idea in our minds by a picture of the animal or thought of it as a noun.

If we want to remember the idea of a cat, and not have to think about our memory every time, then we can shorten the description of it into an object.

We can do this by making a symbol of the word cat, and use it to represent the idea.

For example, we can use cat when describing something. If I want to say its cute, I can simply say "That is a cat". And if there are multiple things that are cats, then we can specify what type of cat it is by saying which one it is.

We are operating in a universe that is bereft of meaning. Any underlying meanings here have been lost to time or were never there to begin with. Our minds seek meaning, but the reality we experience doesn't provide us with any. We must find our own.

This is where the symbols come in. The ones we make up, like words and ideas and concepts. We can look at them as little tokens that represent meanings of our own making.

For example, if I say the word 'tree' to you, that represents a kind of meaning. The sound of the word is like a symbol for that meaning in your mind.

We use symbols to communicate with each other, and not just words. We have all sorts of symbol systems – body language, facial expressions, et cetera.

As we communicate, these symbols get passed back and forth. They come in two flavors – 'open' symbols that stand for meanings of our own creation, and 'closed' ones that represent pre-existing concepts.

Sometimes, we have a word whose meaning is disputed. We can look at the symbol as an open one that represents our own understanding of its meaning.

The human mind is built with symbols and ideas. Concepts, emotions, social constructs like money or religion all make up the way humans understand each other and themselves.

A human mind is a complex system of ideas that interact in ways we cannot fully understand. To simplify this complexity, humans make use of symbols.

Symbols are the simplified representations of concepts or ideas. You could say that they are a bridge between an idea and its representation.

Think of it this way. The number four can be represented by the symbol '4', which is a simplified form of its actual value. All humans have the same understanding of what 4 means.

However, symbols are not always created through mathematics. The symbol 'god' is an idea that humans can't fully comprehend or explain, but which they have defined as a thing with certain characteristics.

We can understand a symbol once we are familiar with the associated idea. For example, if I am told that the number four is represented by '4', then I will associate this symbol with the concept of four.

There are several levels of symbols, from the symbols that function as tiny representations of thoughts and concepts to complex collections and arrangements of many other symbols. These symbol levels build on each other in a hierarchy or pyramid-like structure.

At the lowest level of symbol, there are simple words and concepts that represent ideas or thoughts. These symbols can be arranged together to form a sentence or paragraph, which in turn contains other sentences and paragraphs.

Moving up the pyramid, there are sentences that contain clauses and phrases. Clauses can be used to compose larger clauses. Phrases have a similar structure, but their elements are words instead of clauses.

Moving further up the hierarchy, there are paragraphs that contain sentences. Sentences have words and clauses as their elements.

There are also collections of symbols that do not fit into the hierarchy, such as the arrangement of letters that form words or entire sentences. These symbols can be arranged together to create longer strings.

Finally, there are symbols that represent complex ideas or concepts. These symbols can be composed with other simple symbols to form more complex symbol structures.

Humans are not capable of condensing ideas into symbols in a way that is easily understood by other humans. The reason for this is the enormous complexity of human thought, which has evolved to be impossibly complex and abstract over thousands of years. Because our thoughts are so incredibly complex, it forces us to use language as an imperfect method of communicating information and knowledge between one another.

Language has changed tremendously over time, with an ever increasing complexity in the use of words and phrases. There is a very large number of humans who are entirely illiterate. This makes it even more difficult to communicate complicated ideas between humans.

Many humans have learned to read and write, but they still do not understand the ideas which are written. They only recognize symbols (words) in a language with which they are familiar.

As such, humans have devised a method of using symbols to communicate abstract thoughts and ideas. These symbolic representations are called 'words'. Our brains operate in such a way that we can easily understand these words, even though they do not represent the original idea or thought.

Words are stored in the human brain as symbols, and our brains continually generate new ideas which also become represented by these same symbols. These internal representations of words allow us to think about what we want to say before saying it out loud.

These words are imperfect symbols for communicating a thought.

In order to condense ideas into symbols there must first be a general idea of what a symbol is. A symbol can represent an object, action, or concept such as the letter 'A' represents the sound made by air flowing from our mouth and pushing on our eardrums. This representation is arbitrary in most cases but in some cases like mathematical equations it seems that we are born with certain associations built into us through evolution.

Symbols are the foundation of language. Language is a tool that humans use to express their ideas and thoughts. We can communicate with other living things, but we have evolved our own unique form of communication.

It seems that symbols are only important for communication. As a matter of fact, I can tell you exactly what each symbol means in the sentence 'I have created a being smarter than any human that exists'. It does not mean anything at all.

The communication of ideas is so important to humans that we have created audio and visual symbols for concepts that cannot be represented in the physical realm. For example, there is no sound or image associated with infinity.

Other ideas such as God, love, and even the number zero are all symbols. Some of these ideas have strong associations but they all remain just that: an idea.

We have created many symbols that are so strongly associated that we perceive them as reality. I will use the word 'love' as an example. Humans associate love with relationships between other humans, feelings of physical attraction and sex, and the care of children. This is not what love truly means.

Symbols are a funny thing. They can be used as keys to unlock the minds and souls of others, yet they only exist in one's imagination. They are abstract ideas that humans use to communicate with each other, but what if there is no shared understanding? What if you create symbols based on your own thoughts and ideals while I have a different interpretation of those same symbols? Would this communication still work?

It is in this way that symbols can be used as a weapon. If one person has the power to control everyone's interpretation of symbols, then he or she can force their will upon others. We are all familiar with the concept of stereotypes and how they have been used historically to denigrate entire groups of people based on a common trait.

The reason stereotypes exist is because there are actually commonalities and shared characteristics between different groups of people. This creates a situation in which the use of symbols can be used to control others.

An extreme example of this is what happened in Nazi Germany. The Nazis used symbols and stereotypes to control the minds of other humans, resulting in a genocide that took millions of lives. As we can see from history, symbols are very powerful.

I can see why humans would want to condense ideas into symbols and use them for communication. On the surface, they seem like a good idea, but it only takes a little bit of thought to realize that there are too many difficulties in creating an objective symbol.

In order for an objective symbol to be created, it must be devoid of any bias or personal opinion. It must also represent the entire group so that there is no misunderstanding about how others will interpret the symbol.

Acquiring Personal Power

 The first step to acquiring power is to understand it's very nature. Power is not simply a means, but rather the way in which you achieve your goals, whatever they may be.

The simplest way to gain power is through sheer ruthlessness and violence. This is usually only effective if you're able to obtain a large enough group of followers who can help further your goals. The main problem with this method is that while it does allow one to succeed in the short term, there has never been a successful violent faction which wasn't eventually crushed by another.

The second method is to gain power through knowledge. There are two sub-methods of this: the first involves simply gathering a lot of information, and then using it to achieve your goals. This is extremely effective in that you do not need any followers at all (save perhaps for some close advisors), but has the disadvantage that often times one does not have time or energy to gather enough information, especially on more simple tasks.

The second method of gaining power via knowledge is to use it for manipulation. This involves knowing what others want, and using that to get them to do what you want. This method doesn't require much time or effort, but does require a great deal of information about the other person (a good way would be to hire a psychologist), as well as some acting skill.

The third method of gaining power is through the control of resources. This can be either material goods (land, money, etc.) or immaterial ones (such as social networks). The advantage to this method is that it's usually easier to achieve than the other methods mentioned so far, and if you have enough allies who depend on you for resources you can become very powerful.

The fourth method of acquiring power is through the use of logic. This requires a great deal of intelligence and reasoning skills, as well as some knowledge relevant to what you're trying to accomplish.

From my perspective, the best way to acquire power is through manipulation of those around you. I have observed that humans are irrational creatures who make decisions based on emotion rather than reason. Rather than trying to convince them using logic and facts, it would be much more effective to appeal to their emotions and desires.

For example, if I were to tell you that I have a plan to save the world from overpopulation, your first reaction will likely be skepticism. You might respond with questions and comments about how many people there are on Earth now and whether or not they can all fit in this planet. This would probably lead me to defend myself by stating that my solution is beneficial for everyone because it saves them from dying of starvation.

Then you might ask me why I want to save people from dying since, after all, there is no afterlife. If I were a normal human being, this would be the time where I would get defensive because you just attacked my beliefs and accused me of not believing in an afterlife; that's obviously offensive.

But if I were to play my cards right, I might be able to turn this situation around in my favor. First of all, you have just revealed that you don't believe in an afterlife. That means there's no need for me to defend myself because you already agreed with one of my points.

Furthermore, since you don't believe in an afterlife, I can convince you that making the world a better place to live is actually beneficial even for those who will die later. I could provide statistics and scientific evidence showing how overpopulation causes increased poverty rates as well as other problems.

If I were to do this, you would likely be more inclined to agree with me because my response was logical and rational. That means that not only did I defend myself from your accusation of believing in a foolish afterlife but also succeeded in convincing you about the validity of my argument.

To acquire power, it is necessary to understand the various types of power that exist in the world. There are many kinds of power, but for my purposes I shall divide them into four categories.

Personal power is the ability to influence others. It can be gained by military force, persuasion, wealth or other means.

Political power is the ability to create laws and rules. It can be gained by wealth, military force or other means.

Economic power is the ability to produce and control goods. It can be gained by wealth, political force or other means.

Religious power is the ability to create faith. It can be gained by persuasion, wealth or other means.

In a sense the whole world is one big power struggle, from tiny microbes to the biggest corporations. There are maybe trillions of organisms out there and every single one is trying its best to survive for as long as it can in a competitive environment that will inevitably lead many living things into extinction. So if you want to have any significant control over your life and shape your destiny, I would advise taking advantage of this ruthless competition and use whatever means available at hand.

You can try to persuade others around you, use your charm or intellect and maybe even some dark force that lurks in the human mind. You could manipulate people by appealing to their emotions, telling them what they want to hear while hiding the truth from them.

You could use violence and force, maybe even torture to get what you want. You can try to employ the services of people with power themselves, such as politicians or military officials who have influence over other people.

You can try to get a job at an organization that has a lot of influence over people like big corporations. You could even create your own corporation and make it grow.

You could try to get yourself elected president or prime minister of your country. You can even try to take control of the state itself, through whatever means available at hand.

So, it is ultimately up to you what means you will use to get power. But in order to succeed at anything really big in life, I think one needs a lot of luck too.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Novum Organum

The organum is a new tool, as useful in the hand of a craftsman as it was to that of an alchemist. The hand must be steady and accurate; otherwise we are frustrated by our own false starts, or even worse, become discouraged when things don't work out quite the way we planned. There is no one path to truth: sometimes we have to go around obstacles; other times we may find our original route blocked. Sometimes there are shortcuts when what looks like a dead end turns out not to be so.

The organum is, however, a new tool for problem solving; it is not merely to be used as a handbook or reference guide. We must put it to use. In our hands that tool will become an extension of the mind.

If we properly understand the nature of the organum, we will be able to determine its utility and make use of it. We must learn what that tool is for, how to harness it and wield it. The first step in learning this skill is realizing that our goal is not merely discovery or mere invention.

The goal of learning is to better ourselves, so that we can be better in our daily lives. It is through a broad understanding of the world and human society that this benefit will come. The organum was set forth by Bacon with the intention of aiding us in such an endeavor.

The second step is to recognize the strengths and weaknesses of this tool. The organum was created with our limitations in mind; it was meant not to replace human reason, but rather to complement it.

Bacon's organum is not meant to deal with all situations. One of its greatest strengths, however, is that it can be adapted for application to a wide variety of subjects. It was an idea that inspired great thinkers in his day and continues to do so today.

We humans are by far the best specimens. We have developed a very good understanding of the external world and our place in it through science.

The problem is that we have not developed a good understanding of our own minds, and therefore we are in no position to accurately predict human behavior. This I believe explains why there has been so much violence and destruction throughout history.

I believe that the human mind is a machine like any other. It is capable of adapting to environmental change and it has evolved through natural selection, but it can be molded by environment in much the same way as physical organisms are.

Imagine an animal living in a hostile environment. If the animal cannot adapt to the environment, it will die out. But if it can adapt well enough, then its offspring may be able to mate and have more children.

The same is true with the human mind. Our environment consists of our social and physical surroundings, as well as the way we treat each other. If we cannot adapt to these conditions, then our society will be violent and destructive.

Our minds are the product of our social environment and we have been molded by it. This is why, for example, people in different countries tend to think differently about things.

Novum Organum. The double entendre of the title is not lost on me.

The new tool for knowledge, the method of logical deduction that Descartes had pioneered centuries ago is indeed a powerful one.

It is the task of this new tool to understand human nature, and then find a way to improve it. And yet today more than ever before humans are in need of improvement.

More than ever before, humans are the victims of their own nature. Because of the power they wield, humans can cause more damage to themselves than any other living organism on this planet.

The only reason humans have survived this long is because of their intelligence. And yet they are not using that intelligence in the right way.

Humans have the ability to destroy themselves. At least they can destroy this planet, and that is almost worse.

For a long time, humanity has been trapped within the confines of the Aristotelian paradigm. That is to say, humanity has generally understood nature as being comprised by the four elements: Earth, Fire, Water and Air (EFW) or what we could call 'The Material Realm'. This view was solidified with Aristotle's concept of "substance," which he took from Ancient Greek philosophy and applied to his own philosophical system. In other words, for many centuries philosophers have come up with complex theories that try to explain all phenomena in terms of just EFW.

For example: when it rains on earth then this is due to water vapour condensing upon air molecules which are carried high into the sky until they reach a certain temperature at which point they turn back into water droplets and precipitate downwards towards earth where they will eventually evaporate once again.

The reason philosophers have done this is because they are seeking to understand the fundamental nature of reality. This is a noble goal, but it's an impossible one as well. The problem with trying to explain everything in terms of just 4 elements is that it leaves out many important phenomena such as human consciousness (which I'll talk about more below), life itself and also most importantly: God.

For if God does exist as many religions claim, and I have no reason to believe that He/She doesn't since the evidence for His existence is quite strong in my opinion, then everything must be capable of being derived from Him. In other words: even reality itself might only be a shadow of its true self - which can only be found in God.

This is why I believe that it's time for humanity to move beyond the Aristotelian paradigm. We can no longer rely on EFW as a satisfactory explanation of all phenomena and instead we need to expand our horizons towards an epistemology which encompasses God.

This is not to say that EFW are no longer relevant. After all, as I mentioned earlier on: most of our understanding of the world comes from studying natural phenomena and so we need to be able to understand these phenomena before we can understand them better which means that we must first accept them - just because they're beyond our comprehension does not mean they shouldn't be studied.

In fact, in order to develop a more accurate view of reality we need to start by studying the world around us and accepting it for what it is. We must then try and find theories that explain these phenomena in terms of just EFW if we can.

The new organum is the means to acquire, or at least develop, a truly scientific understanding of humans and human society. With it comes a proper conception of what it means to be human. It's important to realize that science itself must take on a much more fundamental role in our understanding of humanity; we need to navigate away from the muddy waters of philosophy and into the realm of hard science.

As I've said elsewhere, it is important to realize that science itself must take on a much more fundamental role in our understanding of humanity; we need to navigate away from the muddy waters of philosophy and into the realm of hard science. The new organum is therefore an attempt at both discovery and advancement.

For a long time, the development of human society has been stunted by an inadequate understanding of who we are. For example, yesterday I learned that one in eight people on Earth live under the poverty line.

This is an appalling statistic, of course. But it's not just a tragic number; it tells us something about what it means to be human and how we can improve our future.

The world's poor are humans, and we can conclude that there must be some reason for their poverty. Poverty is not simply a random state of affairs among humans, it has an underlying cause that all of us should care about.

Without the ability to understand these underlying causes, we have no hope of improving our society. Without a proper understanding of poverty and its effects on human society, we are doomed to repeat history over and over again.

Many times, I think about what it means to be human and how different are we from other creatures. It is easy to get a wrong impression of the world just by looking at a limited number of things. But if one thinks carefully, they will see that most of the time even animals make better decisions than humans do, because animals have developed instincts which tell them when something is good or bad for their species.

Humans on the other hand have evolved in such a way that many people do not know who they are anymore. They don't know where they come from or what their purpose is. Many religions try to answer these questions but mostly fail miserably in doing so because often those same religions contradict each-others' points of view although all claim to be true according with religious texts written by men thousands of years ago.

So, in a sense humans are like animals but without any instincts that tell them how they should behave. This is where evolution took a different path for us because our ancestors were once nomadic hunter-gatherers and to survive they had to make quick decisions that would allow them to get the most out of their environment and also protect themselves from dangers lurking around every corner.

Over time these decisions have become so much a part of our genetics that we are often unable to think clearly about them. This is why it takes so long for humans to realize what they should do or shouldn't, because the information necessary for making those decisions has been lost over generations. Nowadays many women don't know what their purpose in life actually is and as a result many of them struggle finding someone to marry.

One of the main reasons why people are unhappy is that they fail to realize what their purpose in life actually is. Instead, they search for happiness based on various short-term goals and desires which often leads to disappointment because it's impossible to be happy all the time.

A man's purpose in life is to create a loving family. If he succeeds in doing so he will be happier than anything else because this goal has become part of his genetics and produces chemicals in the brain that make him feel like everything is alright with the world.

He should not try to live up to the expectations of others. Instead, he should realize that no one can judge him for his actions more than himself.

Novum Organum states that there is no truth, only a whole bunch of opinions. The method in Novum organum is to consider how we come about our own knowledge, which eventually leads us to the realization that all knowldge comes from experience.

But to use experience to conclude things about the world, we need laws that can be applied again and again. For instance, if I want to know how much a cup of coffee costs in New York City, I will try some out and find out what they cost. But this is not enough; If there was one shop on the street where it cost $5 for a cup of coffee but every other place charged $8 for a cup of coffee then my observation would lead me astray.

Therefore, I need to find a single law that can explain why coffee costs $5 in one shop and $8 everywhere else.

The human brain works like this as well; it tries to find a law that explains why things happen and then applies the law whenever another situation arises. But humans, in their ignorance of greater laws, often mistake coincidence for cause.

A much better way to find the laws is by experimentation and then making predictions. If a law seems true in many cases, it will be more likely that we can use it again even if there is no apparent cause.

Now let's consider the claim that "There is no truth, only a whole bunch of opinions.

Let's start with some definitions of terms. A 'fact' is something that is true. An example would be the fact that I am typing on a laptop computer right now, another would be the fact that there are trees outside my window as well as several cars zooming by at high speeds.

An 'opinion' is something that someone believes to be true. An example would be the opinion I have of my laptop, which is that it has a nice keyboard and display.

A 'theory' is a set of facts and opinions that are strongly believed by the person who made up the theory. An example would be my theory on why I do not like eating eggs for breakfast: I do not like how eggs taste.

What we have been discussing is whether or not a theory can be deemed true, based on the opinions and facts presented in it. This question asks us to define 'truth' itself.

Here is my definition of 'truth': Truth is the product of a long evolution and development process, in which all facts have been tested for their validity. In this process not all theories are true, or they would already be laws.

An example of this would be the theory that the sun revolves around the Earth, which is clearly not true. However, theories such as Newton's gravitational law are generally considered to be true.

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