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Originally posted by JosephPalasky
reply to post by abeverage
So my old man was a goofy guy back in the day
Who doesn't love beer and building floats in shower caps?
Originally posted by JosephPalasky
reply to post by abeverage
Looks like they had fun.
The 80's was a strange time indeed.
Interesting to know that she was attempting to dox me. Think it should be relatively easy as I haven't put in a lot of effort to conceal myself online.
I was wondering. Is there a way to say build a psychological profile on someone just by studying the way they use words? Neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics and theoretical linguistics, right?
I know this is a bit off topic but has anyone tried to dedox themselves (like detoxing... you get the idea)? You lose track of so many profiles. Its quite a lot of work trying to remember every single thing you might have registered too or where you possibly left traces of yourself.edit on 24-7-2013 by JosephPalasky because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Bybyots
What the hell is this photo supposed to mean?
"Say hello to ATS"?. What does three fraternity friends in shower-caps with a beer-yacht have to do with this whole thing?
In the Mediterranean basin, people of different religions (most of the faiths indulgently accepted by the Roman pantheon) started dreaming of a revelation received at the dawn of human history. This revelation, according to the traditionalist mystique, had remained for a long time concealed under the veil of forgotten languages -- in Egyptian hieroglyphs, in the Celtic runes, in the scrolls of the little-known religions of Asia.
This new culture had to be syncretistic. Syncretism is not only, as the dictionary says, "the combination of different forms of belief or practice;" such a combination must tolerate contradictions. Each of the original messages contains a sliver of wisdom, and although they seem to say different or incompatible things, they all are nevertheless alluding, allegorically, to the same primeval truth.
As a consequence, there can be no advancement of learning. Truth already has been spelled out once and for all, and we can only keep interpreting its obscure message.
If you browse in the shelves that, in American bookstores, are labeled New Age, you can find there even Saint Augustine, who, as far as I know, was not a fascist. But combining Saint Augustine and Stonehenge -- that is a symptom of Ur-Fascism.
Similarly with matter, its nature and status is in doubt. Our culture is grounded in materialism, but in penetrating the material world beyond the nano level of observation we find there is no matter. Quantum physics makes plain that matter is not composed of matter, but reality is merely potentiality
The immaterial connectedness that defines quantum reality, is a quality we associate equally with the spiritual domain, and is the essence of telematic art. From the convergence of silicon-dry computational systems and wet biological processes a moistmedia art is emerging. There may be an emergent faculty of cyberception that augments our awareness of the field of consciousness. Does the flow of electrons and photons across the planet's telematic networks parallel the biophotonic information network of the body?
In addressing these questions, one may reveal the nature and source of a new reality that is being formed, the syncretic reality that is emerging from the convergence of Mixed Reality technology and altered states of consciousness, and metaphors drawn from biology, quantum physics, field theory, language, combined with cultural, social and spiritual practices, in a hybrid space of potentiality. In terms of the syncreticity of new media art, the following factors might be taken into consideration:
Matter: dry computational systems and wet biological processes are converging to provide moistmedia for the artist.
Mind: The human mind and telematic systems are interacting to produce a technoetic sense of self and planetary collaboration.
Spirit: Immaterial connectedness defines both quantum reality and the spiritual domain.
Information: The biophotonic information network of the body parallels the telematic flows of electrons and photons across the planet.
Technology: Both the media artist's interactive technology, and the shaman's psychoactive technology offer immersive pathways into altered states of consciousness.
It is through our eventual understanding of that subatomic domain that we may discover the source of consciousness. We should be prepared to discover that "individual consciousness" is no more than an oxymoron. While individual self-awareness is a prerequisite of living beings, consciousness is more likely to be the attribute of a field than of the individual organism. A strong advocate for this point of view is Hans-Peter Durr, of the Max-Plank-Institut für Physic, Munich [xxviii].
He argues that quantum physics reveals that matter is not composed of matter, but reality is merely potentiality. His research suggests that the world has a holistic structure, based on fundamental relations and not material objects, admitting more open, indeterministic developments. From this it follows that in this more flexible causal framework, inanimate and animate nature is not to be considered as fundamentally different, but as different order structures of the same immaterial entity. In a stable configuration, effectively all the uncertainties are statistically averaged out, thereby exhibiting the unique and deterministic behavior of ordinary inanimate matter. In the case of statistically unstable but dynamically stable configurations, the 'lively' features of the underlying quantum structure have a chance to surface to the macroscopic level and be connected with what we observe as the phenomenon of life.
The phenomenon of life may owe much to what has been shown to be a biophotonic information network between molecules within the body, possibly extending to other living organisms in the world (this suggest a parallel to the telematic flows of electrons and photons across the planet). Briefly to describe the basic proposition concerning biophotonic process, we can turn to Fritz-Albert Popp, director of the International Institute of Biophysics in Neuss, Germany:
Biophoton emission is a general phenomenon of living systems. It concerns low luminescence from a few up to some hundred photons per second, per square centimeter surface area, at least within the spectral region from 200 to 800nm. The experimental results indicate that biophotons originate from a coherent (or/and squeezed) photon field within the living organism, its function being intra and intercellular regulation and communication[xxix].
Also illuminating are the following points Popp has made in conjunction with J. J.Chang:
Bioelectrical or bio electromagnetical phenomena have been known for a long time, but the coherent bio-electromagnetic fields, including biophoton fields are a new concept.
They exist in living biological systems although we cannot see them.
They are some kind of structure with specific patterns, but they are not real matter, only fields that regulate and bring the living system into a coherent state.
In such a state within the coherent volume, there is no difference between particles and waves, therefore distance has no meaning.
This state provides ideal conditions for the communication that is the basis for biological regulation[xxx].
It is with this kind of theory that we can see a correspondence to the Sufi's syncretic view of in-between-ness of the physical and immaterial world, which was mentioned earlier. The biophoton is palpably visible and quantifiable at the macroscopic level, but at the same time has the quality of quantum immateriality.
Almost thirty years ago, the governments of the world banded together to enact a secret plan: to study and catalogue storytelling conventions and motifs. The goal was to discover certain patterns, the so-called “tropes”. In controlling story-telling itself, these corrupt governments would control the world. And so “On The Tropes”, a term coined by project head Professor Gary Goldstein, was born.
They soon realized that none of the scientists of the era possessed the massive levels of bravery and intellect required for the study. Having no other option, the government leaders turned to their only possible course of action: dark science, and even darker sorcery.
I was chosen to talk to you. Our group does not restrict members according to their religious beliefs. We have experts in demonology and in the study of Azrael, Lilith, Ashare and Noddian languages. Much as we have people devoted to study sufism, cryptochristianity, Montanus' sect, and a bunch of minor obscure religions and rites. We also have a unit working on remote viewing and other advanced areas of research. We create what-if scenarios and study their probability of occurence. We also have a nice software devoted to perform correlations of events happening here, in order to find patterns.
Each member has different interests, including religions, exobiology, cryptography, Medieval literature, ancient civilizations, palaeovirology and ancient diseases, witchcraft and sorcery, secret societies, and the like.