posted on Jul, 11 2008 @ 06:50 AM
Don't take this the wrong way. I'm aware everything is entangled at some level of reality and our reality could be described as holographic and
This is simply a critique of some of the concepts raised within this thread.
Personally I am highly critical and skeptical of information from "What the Bleep do we know" and "The Secret". Simply put, people arn't going to
find the answers to the meaning of life in the bottom of a cereal box. Thats pretty much how I view them, mass marketed, oversimplified and distorted
for the masses for the overall purpose of monetary gain.
From my understanding the concepts so far covered in the thread deal with the idea that somehow all of our consciousnesses are one, that our
individual consciousness can affect reality, and all of this is somehow connected to synchronous events.
I try to be more objective of anomalous phenomena like synchronicity. From my point of view the source of synchronicity isn't us. We may through our
unconsciouness somehow interact in some manner with this source, but more often than not it acts independently. In a way we may provide unconscious
input to it. One thing I should clarify is that from my understanding our unconscious/subconscious is in a sense our "higher self" or what I prefer
to call our objective or true selves. It operates and functions on or in a different "level" of reality than the one we consciously observe, which
is subjective and the "level" of our subjective or pseudo selves. I should also mention I don't like to use the terms "higher" as in selves or
planes, etc. The reason being is those concepts are associated with our subjective reality of three dimensions, like up, down, left, right, etc. The
"level" of reality that I'm mentioning has nothing to do with up or down. In a sense our subjective concepts of 3 dimensional space do not apply.
Heck I'm not even sure if time applies.
This objective level of reality should be synonomous with Carl Jung's Collective Unconscious, Plato's realm of Forms and the Daimonic Reality of
Patrick Harpur. At this level information is networked, input, output, memory, and in a sense functions like a massive inFormation system. The ancient
Greeks called it the Nous(Mind, Intellect) or Logos(Reason, Logic).
This concept could be seen as analogous to some ideas in Digital Physics and Digital Philosophy. One thing I have been looking at is Cellular Automata
and how it may relate to Form Constants, Platonic Solids and the processing of information. I think that is key to figuring out how information is
processed on an objective level and the overall concept of a synchronous reality.
In our everyday life, I think we unconsciously provide input into this system. We are all apart of it. In a sense everything is. I think it is
possible to tap into it as well. This could be in the form of simple intuition or inspiration. It could also be more extra sensory in nature. I think
the less anchored we are in subjective reality and the more we focus on objective reality, may allow us to get deeper into the system. I think foci
and altered states are likely fundamental to this process.
There is also a dark side to this whole concept. One aspect is that not everyone is the same. Each person has their own individual will and this can
be expressed in ways that not only differentiate from others, but conflict with others and at the expense of others. Everyone doesn't always have the
best intentions at heart either. Some are driven by the subjective self or what is known in esoteric circles as Left Handed Paths. At the same time
there are darker and dangerous "things" that manipulate, disinform, traumatize and corrupt. The subjective self is also an obstacle. One can easily
find themselves in what is known as a hyperreality, where fantasy and reality overlap. It would be where the subjective self fails to comprehend
objective reality or is manipulated into a faulty understanding of it. I would say that things like "What the Bleep do we know" and "The Secret"
are examples of faulty subjective understandings. The whole point of actual intiation into mysteries in ancient times was to help overcome some of
these obstacles. Most people simply don't have the aptitude to avoid many of these obastacles and often fall victim to them.
The main reason I criticize ideas like this is the subjective basis it has. There is too much importance ascribed to the subjective and finite. There
is too much focus on subjective emotions and feelings. It borderlines on the concept of the left hand path at times, appearing as a Cult of the Self
Sadly as far as I know there arn't any Real Orders or Schools left to initiate and help guide the uninitiate. The modern cults and groups that
proliferate today are mostly driven by profit margins and/or narcissism.
Basically people need to be real careful. People claiming to know all and see all, are likely to be more blind and ignornat than the average person.
One example would condescending messages of supposed absolute truths, e.g., " nonbelievers my quantum mystical babble is fact, resistance is
futile." A more agnostic approach with alot of critical thought is much much safer. Question everything.