Month: May 2017

5/30/2017: For the past few months, I’ve been picking up steam on a project that’s been occupying most of my thought energy (and time) - mapping out a theoretical d
iagram of how all things in the universe are related and connected.

I’m particularly interested in how this universal connectivity works at the personal and global level (more so than the universal level, although I may end up going there eventually), impacting consciousness, the human experience, and our purpose in life - and I believe the model I’m working on should be able to explain all this, while operating within the guidelines of established science. In the course of developing this model, I’m willing to speculate and make any leap I feel makes sense, so long as the outcome doesn’t conflict with established scientific principles.

Since I may post random notes and progress updates on this in the future, I thought it might be helpful to post an overview of my thoughts on the matter for anyone interested in following along or contributing feedback.

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I should open by saying that I believe that science is a critical tool for exploring and interacting with the universe. Therefore, this project and any other to which I commit serious time and effort must be guided by scientific principles first and foremost. That being said, it is by nature an inductive model, and once it’s a bit more complete, I will be enlisting the help of mathematicians, neuroscientists, psychologists, and other experts to review and critique.

The key focus of my work on this is to demonstrate that how we manage our thoughts, emotions, actions, and relationships with people and situations in our lives, will measurably and reliably determine acute outcomes and ultimately, our overall happiness and satisfaction in life. Through this learning process, we can also better understand the level of positive or negative impact we have on the world, which I believe is our ultimate purpose in life. The model should be simple enough that once adopted, a person could theoretically use it to analyze and tweak virtually all aspects of their life and create desired outcomes.

Some of the measurable conclusions this model should prove:

  1. All of our experiences take place in our own reality - not a shared one - although we do share physical space.
  2. We are almost entirely in control of the reality we create for ourselves. It’s simply a matter of identifying and channeling the appropriate energies in our life to achieve the desired result. I usually refer to this as “twiddling the knobs”.
  3. Through our shared physical space, we can impact the experiences of others - for better or worse - which they perceive in their own reality.
  4. Everything we “do” is fueled by a sort of “life force” or “creative energy”, which is channeled from external input in the form of foods we eat, sights we see, sounds we hear, situations we encounter, relationships we maintain, and the emotions we experience as a result. It is then transmuted by our mind (soul/spirit/whatever), and redirected at the world.
  5. This life force fuels everything we output, generate, or create in our lives: thoughts, feelings, actions, unconscious biological processes like breathing and metabolism, careers and hobbies, parenting and managing relationships with our friends and loved ones. Everything.
  6. We only have so much life force to go around, and the way to manage it properly is to input the right energies and channel them into the right outlets.

As humans, we subconsciously (and sometimes consciously) measure and record all our observations and experiences in life, as well as the results of our thoughts and actions. This is how we develop our “gut instinct”, which is really just our subconscious mental computer, mathematically calculating our options and potential outcomes in a situation.

Therefore, I find it immeasurably important that we pay attention to more of our thoughts and actions at all times. If we don’t just pass through our experiences to our subconscious computer before consciously analyzing and cataloging them, we can fine-tune our view of reality and make reasonable decisions to reach desired outcomes. This applies to big and small decisions like which career path to pursue or what to watch on TV. I call this “fine-tuning your gut”, but most people just call it “practicing mindfulness”. I’m fine with that too.

Since the birth of quantum physics, science has proven that we don’t really have much of a grasp on the nature of “reality”, “the universe”, or “consciousness”. In fact, we know now more than ever how ignorant we really are. We can only see and hear a small frequency range of light and sound waves, and we know there’s much more to observe or perceive around us. This is why we use instruments like microscopes, telescopes, stethoscopes, ECG, FMRI, Geiger Counters, and other tools that artificially expand the range of our senses.

Our universe is full of virtually unknown and unidentified energies. Some of this energy we call “matter”, but everything around us is really just energy in various states. Everything we know, exists within a primordial sea of energies, about which we are barely beginning to discover our own lack of understanding. (Click the link, it's a good read)

We have the ability to “perceive” aspects of the universe around us using our “senses”. However, as science discovered long ago, the standard, physical, 5-sense model is entirely inadequate for fully understanding the universe, on large and small scales. This is why we use the instrumentation mentioned above. We can hear sound energy, see light energy, smell particles in the air, etc., but unlike "sight", "hearing", and "smell", we don't have sensory labels for our ability to perceive other sensations. But we know that what we call "sensations" are essentially just chemical changes in our brain, meaning that love, hate, pride, fear, confidence, hope, peace, satisfaction, are all sensations, just as much as the sensation of smelling, seeing, hearing, or touching something.

These sensations represent various energy types with their own individual scales, and are not only dynamic, but transmutable and transferrable between sentient beings, and possibly inanimate objects as well. These energies can’t be perceived with our 5 physical senses, nor by any telescope or photometer, but the effects of their existence are nonetheless observable and measurable. In fact, in most cases, we’re already doing so. The problem is, the observing and measuring of these different energies is done by different scientific disciplines, using different units of measurement, and no one seems to be connecting the dots.

Each of these energy types can be “sensed” or “perceived” by what I’m currently calling “metaphysical senses”; our sense of humor, sense of empathy, sense of responsibility, love/hate, fear/safety, jealousy/security, etc. These all exist on different scales that can be measured in biology, neuroscience and neurochemistry, and can be associated with chemical changes in our body. This creates a trail of bread crumbs we can trace to better understand the chain reaction of energy input and output in our lives.

[As an aside, I feel it is relevant and important to point out that the term "ESP" - Extra Sensory Perception - is itself a paradox, and its very existence only reinforces my point on this issue. Perception is defined as: the ability to see, hear, or become aware of something through the senses. Well... if you can become aware of something using any interface you have available, why wouldn't you just call the thing you used to perceive it a "sense"? Isn't that exactly what senses are in the first place - interfaces that enable us to become aware of things? There's nothing "extra-sensory" about any type of perceptive interface that facilitates awareness, theoretically or otherwise! That's just what a sense is, by definition. Language is a tricky thing, and we need to be particularly aware of the the role it plays in our ability to comprehend and process data, especially I'm finding, in the case of metaphysics.]

So how do we start observing, measuring, and cataloging these metaphysical energies? For starters: mindfulness - paying attention to our thoughts, emotions, intentions, actions, and reactions in real time. Another invaluable tool for this endeavor is the directed and responsible use of psychedelics. However, as a disclaimer, I’ll reference a video by UCLA Cognitive Neuroscientist, Sam Harris, for a fairly objective, yet cautious reference to the use of psychedelics for this type of work.

Just as microscopes let us observe how white blood cells fight infection, and telescopes enable us to calculate the total number of stars in the known universe to something like 10^22 … psychedelics give us a quiet, infinitely-personal space, free of all the physical sensory interference we’re immersed in every day, to observe our reality through both microscope and telescope. We can zoom down to the neurological level and analyze our experiences, memories, ideas, and character, while simultaneously exploring an inconceivably massive expanse of cosmic information that just seems to emit from the universe itself. The experiences, observations, and lessons one can takeaway from a psychedelic experience can be so vivid and transformative, that they simply are not believable for a person who has never had such an experience.

While you may not be on board with the use of psychedelics for any purpose, you should at least consider the possibility that the only reason they aren’t as much a part of the scientific toolkit as the electron microscope, is due to the social stigma associated with their use in any context. I think that will change in the next 50 years, but I digress. You don't need psychedelics for this model to make sense, I promise. They just help get your mind on the level it needs to be to actually create something like it. This is handy for those of us not born with the brains of Newton, DeVinci, Tesla, or Einstein.

So what’s the point in all this? Since my interest in this study became a hobby, then a passion, and now almost an obsession… I’ve been driven to create and publish a workable model, backed by scientifically-sound principles, which can be put to use by anyone who wants to make major, transformative changes in their life or any situation or relationship in it. That is to say, the goal here is to provide a model by which we can optimize the human experience, and I believe this model will do just that.

I’ll keep you posted. Thanks for reading.

Best Wishes,

Adam

I've been trying to steer clear of motivational material for a few months while I work on a related project, out of concern that my work might be impacted in some way. But I came across this video and thought it was worth sharing. Hope it helps someone!

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Interesting study on plant intelligence - even telepathy. Looking forward to more work on this. Fits well into a big Chris Langan-type thing I'm working on. Will keep you posted on this, and appreciate all info you have.

Thanks!

Adam

Synesthesia is a neurological phenomenon in which different parts of the brain which usually do not talk to each other, do just that. This allows Daniel to see numbers, letters, and words as colorful, dynamic shapes in his mind's eye. In many cases, he also experiences emotion associated with different numbers. He learned conversational Icelandic (the world's most difficult language to learn) in a few hours and memorized Pi to something like 25,000 decimal places.

I think the issue here is 2-fold.

  1. Lack of Context: Shermer has no context for Graham's work, and doesn't take him seriously until very late in the dialogue. This is why he just blindly argues, even when he doesn't know what he's talking about. He seemed to develop a sense of respect by the end of the show, but having no context coming in allows him to just label and dismiss Graham and Randall as more "ancient aliens" quacks. Furthermore, Graham's use of the word "advanced" when referring to this lost civilization is difficult to understand for a person who hasn't read his other work.
  2. Lack of Basic Understanding: Shermer compares the effort involved in painting Chauvet Cave with the construction of the Great Pyramid. To me, this immediately makes debating him on this issue the equivalent of Richard Dawkins debating a Creationist. If you believe something so far out from reality and so devoid of relevant understanding, it's going to be virtually impossible to have a productive debate.

The difference in the two views is extremely difficult to articulate without a lot of context, but here's thing bottom line as I see it.

  1. Graham likely believes this lost civilization had technology and understanding of the universe, energy, spirituality, and consciousness, that was lost with their destruction (or shortly after) - meaning that WE don't know what they knew! This is abundantly evident by ancient writings from cultures around the world, as well as surviving stone monuments, with their astronomical alignments, advanced and mysterious construction techniques, and mathematically-coded site-layouts.
  2. Shermer seems to feel that there is an acceptable and gradual developmental incline in human civilization from Chauvet Cave to the Great Pyramid, with Gobekli Type being well inline with this evolutionary path. He would probably laugh at the idea that these lost people had access to knowledge or technology we don't today, as he has not explored Graham's other work on the subject.

In my view, this is a simple issue:

Prove Comet Impact > Validate Ancient Myths > Confirm Existence of Lost Civilization of Seafaring Wisemen

Once the Comet Impact Hypothesis is proven in the next 5 years or so, ancient flood myths from around the world will be (at least in part) validated. Once you accept the validity of these myths (even in part), you must acknowledge the near-certainty that certain common threads in the various myths must be rooted in reality. Since the most common thread between all these myths is the story of Mystics or Wise Men sailing around the world in ships, enlightening and educating more primitive peoples, the claims made for this must be recognized as probable.

Basic inductive reasoning here, but I see no problem with the logic. It seems at this point, the mainstream view is hanging by a thread - and one major breakthrough for the Comet theorists is all it will take to cut it down. What an exciting time we live in.

Now, why does it matter?

If Graham's camp is right, this means a great deal to us. It means that this lost civilization was probably living a far healthier, happier, more scientific and spiritual way of life than our own. They didn't need plastic or cell phones. They reportedly had glass that could bend and could move megaton blocks using levitation (something science can now do on very small scales). They may have even mastered alchemical transfiguration of certain stone types, explaining the mysterious architecture of Puma Punku and other sites.

In short, if such a civilization existed, we should all be interested and dedicated to exploring its mysteries and the lessons they hold for our society. Not only could our own society potentially change for the better in ways we can't imagine, but we may also find that there are dangers the ancients knew of that we don't. Like the one that wiped them out.

I'm with Graham in the belief that the evidence is clear. They were here, they held secrets we can't imagine, and they tried to pass down at least some of those secrets in myth, monuments, and maps. And I think that within their coded messages may lie warnings for future generations - look to the sky, disaster comes from above.

----- That all being said, watching this podcast is like watching an intense MMA fight. I had goosebumps for the better part of 3 hours.

 

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