I'm sure many of you have seen this great movie.
'Good day, gentlemen. This is a pre-recorded briefing made prior to your departure and which, for security reasons of the highest importance, has been
known on board during the mission only by your H-A-L 9000 computer. Now that you are in Jupiter’s space and the entire crew is revived, it can be
told to you. Eighteen Life
months ago, the first evidence of intelligent life off the Earth was discovered. It was buried forty
feet below the lunar surface, near the crater Tycho Alchemy
. Except for a single, very powerful radio
emission aimed at Jupiter Tin
, the four million-year-old black monolith has remained completely inert, its origin and purpose still
a total mystery.'
The monolith represents a doorway in and out of the simulation, an altered state of consciousness, and a mechanism of evolution all wrapped up in
poetic, mythic imagery.
The ape-like proto-humans were the first shamans!
The monolith represents the shamanic initiation. The shamanic initiation is an altered state of consciousness and hence an altered state of being. The
conscious ego-self is touched or swallowed by the collective unconscious. It's the void beyond our everyday waking state, beyond dreaming, and beyond
deep dreamless sleep. It's Gods door. We all go through it when we die.
The monolith represents ancient altered states of consciousness that all mystical traditions the world over seek to induce. They seek to induce the
'shamanic crack-up' through yoga, ecstatic dance and chanting, entheogens, a sweat lodge, meditation, the list goes on and on. They seek to touch and
even enter the 'monolith'.
Going all the way in is the equivalent to exiting 'The Matrix'. Except there isn't a flesh-and-blood body waiting for you. There's a body of light and
stars. And there isn't a burnt-out future Earth waiting for you. There's a void of black deeper than you can imagine. The Holy Dark. The Ground of
So the monolith represents a thread that ties every mystical tradition together. Mystics are all trying to map out ways to reach it, techniques to
induce it. On top of these esoteric maps and models, exoteric religions are built by non-mystics and mystics alike.
Simulation theory is one such map in a long line of maps.
edit on 25-12-2013 by BlueMule because: (no reason given)