Sunday, August 3, 2008

RadicalChangeGroup: Reality Tunnel podcast

Check out this great podcast about reality tunnels at Radical Change Group: You can stream the podcast here or download it.

Reality tunnel is a term coined by Timothy Leary and popularised by Robert Anton Wilson. The theory states that, with a subconscious set of mental “filters” formed from their beliefs and experiences, every individual interprets this same world differently, hence “Truth is in the eye of the beholder”. (Wikipedia)

  • What is reality? - Our own perspectives of realities & reality tunnels
    • Spiritual
    • NLP
    • Perceptions that we hold true - “Perception engineering”
  • Reality from the scientific & spiritual perspectives
  • Structure of subjective reality
    • NLP: reality strategies
    • Beliefs
    • Values
    • Imprints (response potential)
  • Expanding the definition of reality of NLP
    • NLP: reality of the past
    • Beliefs, Values, Imprints: reality in the now
    • Map of realities: reality of the future
      • Linguistic constructs of realities
        • Visualization
        • Future behavior generator (NLP)
      • Holding reality in the body
      • Submodalities (compare: hopes, dreams, desires)
        • Location, location, location
  • Epistomology - how do we know what we know, how do we know what is true
    • What our beliefs allow inside
  • Summary of perspectives on realities
    • Remembering past (NLP)
    • Beliefs and values
    • How do you return to what is true for you, and yet go through different tunnels of reality
    • The map is not the territory - once you change the map, the territory is transformed
  • How do realities evolve (models)
    • Stages of different realities - 8 circuit model, response potentials
    • Work of Dr. Clare Graves, and the derived work on Spiral Dynamics
    • The chakra system
    • Joseph Campbell: The Monomyth, the Hero’s Journey

Ulysses by James Joyce

"A woful lunatic! Mulligan said. Were you in a funk?"

Read it on a webpage online here or use scribd

Ulysses's groundbreaking stream-of-consciousness technique, careful structuring, and highly experimental prose—full of puns, parodies, and allusions—as well as its rich characterizations and broad humour, have made the book perhaps the most highly regarded novel in the Modernist pantheon. In 1999, the Modern Library ranked Ulysses first on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.

Ergos


A buddy of mine once said: "You can't understand God, he's like the architect with his ergos :p"

Daily Conspiracy: Eris

Eris - Planet X?

Note: I don't believe anything on this page (or on my site). Belief is the death of thought, but this shit is too interesting and eyebrow raising to dismiss :p

This is a primer on the 10th planet found in our Solar System. Eris

Its orbit is not discussed in anyway by the authorities, because it is an orbit some say they don't want you to think or know about, because it's headed our way.

"The Mayan's calender date of December 21, 1999, was the beginning of a time of reckoning. It signaled a time when the living universal presence will began calling out our names. To check out how many of her children are awake and attentive. The sensitive ones who are hearing her have little to worry about, alternatively those who refuse to awake and remain narcissistic, careless, and abusive may have everything to worry about."

Michael Tsarion

Object Larger than Pluto Named Eris (click for wiki link)

[The name in part reflects the discord in the astronomical community caused by the debate over the object's (and Pluto's) nature.
And the discord it will possibly cause in our solar system and on our planet. from the wiki)]
By Alicia Chang - Associated Press - posted: 14 September 2006 - 07:50 am ET

LOS ANGELES (AP)-A distant, icy rock whose discovery shook up the solar system and led to Pluto 's planetary demise has been given a name: Eris.

The christening of Eris, named after the Greek goddess of chaos and strife, was announced by the International Astronomical Union on Wednesday. Weeks earlier, the professional astronomers' group stripped Pluto of its planethood under new controversial guidelines.

Since its discovery last year, Eris, which had been known as 2003 UB313, ignited a debate about what constitutes a planet.

Astronomers were split over how to classify the object because there was no universal definition. Some argued it should be welcomed as the 10th planet since it was larger than Pluto, but others felt Pluto was not a full-fledged planet. (Pluto is an astrological sign of Rebellion, if it remained a planet. The coming of Eris - meaning Chaos - would be the 11th planet. 11 is a number of purity, something the authorities are not fond of.)

After much bickering, astronomers last month voted to shrink the solar system to eight planets, downgrading Pluto to a "dwarf planet,'' a category that also includes Eris and the asteroid Ceres. The new definition states that dwarf planets are not really planets.

Meanwhile this week, Pluto received a numerical designation to reflect its demotion to dwarf planet status.

Eris' discoverer, Michael Brown of the California Institute of Technology, said the name was an obvious choice, calling it "too perfect to resist.''

In mythology, Eris caused a quarrel among goddesses that sparked the Trojan War. In real life, Eris forced scientists to define a planet that eventually led to Pluto getting the boot. Soon after Pluto's dismissal from the planet club, hundreds of scientists circulated a petition protesting the decision.

Eris' moon also received a formal name: Dysnomia, the daughter of Eris known as the spirit of lawlessness.

Eris, which measures about 70 miles wider than Pluto, is the farthest known object in the solar system at 9 billion miles away from sun. It is also the third brightest object located in the Kuiper belt, a disc of icy debris beyond the orbit of Neptune.

Eris had been without a formal name while astronomers grappled over its status. Brown nicknamed it "Xena'' after the fictional warrior princess pending an official designation. He admits the new name will take some getting used to.

Maybe!

HAIL ERIS!

Discordianism

Discordianism is a modern, chaos-centered religion founded circa 1958–1959 by Malaclypse the Younger with the publication of its principal text, the Principia Discordia. It is widely regarded as a parody religion, and has been called "Zen for roundeyes", based on similarities with absurdist interpretations of the Rinzai school. It recognizes chaos, discord, and dissent as valid and desirable qualities, in contrast with most religions, which idealize harmony and order. The religion is largely composed of whimsical and absurd ideas, though many adherents claim there is a deeper meaning to their flippant attitude. Eris is the matron deity of the religion.

Like it or not, you've just become a Discordian Pope by seeing this image. And now have the power to name anyone you wish a Pope as well.

Religions have Dogmas: established beliefs or doctrines held by a religion, ideology or any kind of organization, thought to be authoritative and not to be disputed or doubted. While in the context of religion the term is largely descriptive, outside of religion its current usage tends to carry a pejorative connotation — referring to concepts as being "established" only according to a particular point of view, and thus one of doubtful foundation.

Discordianism only have Catmas: which are relative metabeliefs ;p

It is difficult to estimate the number of followers and correctly identify Discordian groups. This is because of the anarchist ethic that pervades Discordianism, which is reflected in the encouragement to form schisms and cabals. Additionally, few adherents hold Discordianism as their only or primary faith. Instead, Erisians tend to adopt Discordianism as a complement to other faiths.

The Principia Discordia contains the Law of Eristic Escalation. This law states that Imposition of Order = Escalation of Chaos. It elaborates on this point by saying that the more order imposed the longer it takes for the chaos to arise and the greater the chaos that arises. This can be read as an argument against zero tolerance and hard security, or just a statement about the world.

"Consult your pineal gland" is a common saying in Discordianism. Some Discordians seem to regard the pineal gland as the source of answers to life's most difficult questions. The pineal gland is believed by some, such as Dr Rick Strassman (read this book DMT: the Spirit Molecule), to produce trace amounts of DMT (dimethyltryptamine), a psychedelic chemical which is believed to play a role in dreaming and other mystical states. It should also be noted that the pineal gland was also used in Descartes's explanation of Cartesian Dualism as the "seat of the soul" and the connection between the material and immaterial world. In some cases it is referred to as "the atrophied third eye". It has also been suggested that the third eye (Ajna) physically resides at this location between the two hemispheres of the brain.

The most famous tale of Eris recounts her initiating the Trojan War. The goddesses Hera, Athena and Aphrodite had been invited along with the rest of Olympus to the forced wedding of Peleus and Thetis, who would become the parents of Achilles, but Eris had been snubbed because of her troublemaking inclinations.

She therefore (in a fragment from the Kypria as part of a plan hatched by Zeus and Themis) tossed into the party the Apple of Discord, a golden apple inscribed Kallisti – "For the most beautiful one", or "To the Fairest One" – provoking the goddesses to begin quarreling about the appropriate recipient. The hapless Paris, Prince of Troy, was appointed to select the most beautiful by Zeus. Each of the three goddesses immediately attempted to bribe Paris to choose her. Hera offered political power; Athena promised skill in battle; and Aphrodite tempted him with the most beautiful woman in the world: Helen, wife of Menelaus of Sparta. While Greek culture placed a greater emphasis on prowess and power, Paris chose to award the apple to Aphrodite, thereby dooming his city, which was destroyed in the war that ensued.

Read the Principia Discordia if you can withstand enormous amounts of laughter, FNORD?!


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