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- Alan Watts -
What are we?
What is reality?
originally posted by: Itisnowagain
a reply to: InTheLight
The link only has 9 techniques listed so I looked on google and found this link which has all 112.
Would you mind explaining how the meditation techniques analyse reality?
What is reality?
The eschaton will be an unraveling of that reality, more of less under our control.
Hopefully our world will unravel from its fringes, leaving an intact inertial center as a source of stability. By fringe, I am referring to the fringes of consciousness. Our world making will be carried out in altered states of consciousness, but gradually these altered states will be integrated into what remains of our consensus waking world.
New worlds for old
Once we are safely past our close encounter with the eschaton, which might transpire over ’decades’ of our present time, we will find that our reality has been made rather more supple by the ’tidal’ forces of the eschaton. This will be our new ’dreamtime.’ We will be building new realities out of old, using ’technologies’ that are infused with our spirit.
These new worlds will never become as rigid as this one has. As our spiritual path accelerates, there will not be time for the structures or vehicles to become fixed, nor will the boundaries ever be clearly defined.
Let it be clear that the metaphors of space and time that are used in describing the world after the eschaton, are only metaphors. History will be a thing of the ’past’!
Just as we were getting used to the idea of being left alone in the universe to our own devices, we awaken from our slumber of materialism to a world that is vastly more mysterious and complex than science was leading us to believe.
Moreover it is a world haunted by myriad, barely concealed intelligences with unknown designs on our own existence.
Science would have us take a lot of things for granted, but everything is up for grabs when we wake up to the fact that everything is much more like a dream world than it is like an absolute object
It is fair to ask how we can know what is the true nature of reality. Immaterialism will win the metaphysical contest largely be default.
You must be willing to undergo an enlightenment that will appear apocalyptic from a cultural perspective. To maintain a state of gnosis or knowingness will surely cast you into a terminal struggle with the homeys in the ’hood. You become a prophet, or you go back to pumping gas.
matriculation into cosmic communication is likely to be the most dramatic point in the history of any world. After that point, the concepts of history and of space and time take on very different meanings.
This public opening to cosmic communication and consciousness would be an essential component of the apocalypse that is our impending eschaton.
A Glitch in Time...
All of history can be seen as a preparation for our impending close encounter with the eschaton.
As the event draws nearer, the preparations become more obvious. Of particular concern in this regard is the likelihood of a strong negative reaction from this world’s power structure. This would have been the case if there had not been a preemptive move on the part of the higher powers.
A compelling scenario for this preemption comes in the form of a trojan horse visitation directed particularly at the military-industrial complex of the U.S. Something like this has certainly become an icon of popular culture, and at the end of the day, what may have actually happened will be a moot point, relative to what could have happened or what people believe, or what the authorities come to believe may have happened. Having a literalist frame of mind is useful in the hard sciences, but often not in the soft sciences.
The higher powers look for the meanest dog in town and send it a gift horse in the form of an exotic package that will confound all the kings men as they try to reassemble it. They cannot swallow it, nor can they spit it out. They are left with a funny looking visiting sage who lectures to them at his leisure about the finer points of cosmic etiquette.
The junkyard dog learns table manners in the privacy of his own dog house.