Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Paradoxical Timewave Singularity

Here is more stuff to chew on from the Timewave-Eschaton dialogue:

John Sheliak (JS): "… the Eschaton - … 'End State' has always been somewhat uncertain ... Heisenberg's uncertainty principle almost certainly applies here - the more we know about the 'momentum' (the product of magnitude and velocity) of any given historical event, the less we know about it's position (i.e. when it occurs in time); and conversely the more we know about the 'when' of any historical event, the less we know of its magnitude and direction." 
Zy: "… the Eschaton Event … has been predicted with great accuracy, in fact right down to the day, i.e., December 21, 2012. Accuracy and magnitude are mutually exclusive, so it makes the chances that a major historical event having a profound effect on civilization occurring this day vanishingly small. But that's what the prognosticators are saying, and that's what will make (they say) this day especially significant - predicting the unpredictable."
JS: "… the Timewave, as a mathematical expression of 'Novelty' over historical and contemporary 'Time', then a reasonable and plausible analog would be through the application of the uncertainty principle …"

Even if we’re speaking in terms of Fourier and Wavelet Transforms, when speaking with respect to the Timewave, as JS noted, they are (some of the) subheadings of the more general Uncertainty Principle, which again, as JS noted, is a “reasonable and plausible analog.” If I were to take a hardnosed stance, I could say that it is merely a “reasonable and plausible analog,” but I’m not a science-fundie so I won’t go that far. But an analog it is, of that there’s no doubt.

The best analogue of the Timewave-singularity, in my opinion, is the Schrödinger Hamiltonian (with classical flavor) with respect to one particle (the Singularity). I suppose the analogy can be applied to n >1 particles (up to infinity) also, which would be in terms of the McKenna-esque / Whiteheadian “concrescence,” a totalization of all spatiotemporal confluences of states and events. Either way, the analogue is with regard to its being the sum of dichotomous operators, and this applies well to the idea of the dual, entangled state of the Singularity in terms of its being an eschatological superposition of ‘momentum’ (JS def = ‘the product of magnitude and velocity’ (because of the analogical usage of terms, equivocations are starting to happen here)) and ‘position’ (occurrence in time), or more generally, JS:>>temporal and physical manifestation<<.

I’m presuming we’re all in agreement here that wave-function collapses do occur by way of the conscious agent, and that we’re not subscribing to (the patently sickening) epistemological realism of infinitely multiplying orthonormal tendrils of probabilities, and in my opinion just as bad, to classical EPR-type views. And so on. So, taking that into consideration, I’ve conjured some flotsam-jetsam tidbits regarding the quantum-theoretical approach to the Timewave Singularity (i.e., the Eschaton Event): Granted, everything under the sun is a quantum-mechanical event, so we can’t take the Singularity out of the “equation” either. But the Singularity has been treated hitherto by pundits and doomsday salesmen in very “classical” terms: as far as they’re concerned, “position” and “momentum” are both pretty damn certain. So hats off to JS and Zy for this Copenhagen treatment of the subject.

1) Concerning the idea of “measurement” per se, since we’re speaking analogically here, I suppose the quantum wave-function collapse via measurement would apply to the act of “prognostication.” But prognostication does not have the rigorous connotation of measurement; we could just as well speak of prognostication in classical terms, and argue that the Eschaton is a macro, rags and bones historical event which is “measurable” with accuracy for all dichotomous, dual parameters involved (whatever they might be).

2) So the question is, how does prognostication happen? By virtue of hermeneusis of I’Ching patterns, numerological patterns, the Galactic Alignment, the end of the Mayan long-count, and so on … and there’s also (nonlocal) remote viewing (c.f. the works of R. Targ et al. on the subject of nonlocal remote viewing). The term ‘Singularity’ is well chosen, because again, analogically speaking (and analogies are valid, because of the fractal-hologramic interfusion of everything), there is no “light” forthcoming from it, due to its “gravity.” Thus it is surrounded by the Event Horizon, the threshold of information negentropy (or entropy, depending on whether your glass is half full of half empty); anything beyond it is abuzz with the whorl of history densely compacted into a Planck-instant of absolute Novelty.

3) Now prognostication and “prophesy” could be two different things. A flim-flam doomsayer can prophesy that a solar flare will blow the fuck out of the “grid” and all faithfuls will rise to meet their lord in the clouds, but those kinds of things are not tantamount to “prognostication” as analogue to “(quantum) measurement.” It’s a measurement of the Event Horizon, and one horn of the quantum dilemma has been grabbed, viz., that of the time (as Zy noted, Dec. 21, 2012). Thus, in terms of quantum uncertainty, absolutely nothing can be known regarding just what this Event Horizon is, and needless to say, what lies at the heart of it (Singularity).


4) Has the Timewave-function been collapsed already at the Zero-point Singularity? This is a key question. By nonlocal remote viewing (“measurement”), the answer is No, the Singularity is absolutely unknown, unseen, unheard, unmeasured, uncollapsed. The Event Horizon, on the other hand, has been “collapsed,” and its temporal location is known to coincide with the Galactic Alignment and the end of the Mayan long-count calendar. Contradictions seem to arise from conflating the Event Horizon with the Singularity. Hence the Singularity is known to “ingress” only by indirect “measurement,” by virtue of pinging off the Event Horizon, and making inferences about what lies immediately beyond.


5) Speaking of the Singularity as the Attractor that has been pulling history hitherto from the Future is an attractive concept, so to speak. It resonates with me on many levels, but I won’t get into that here. Since we’re basking in analogies, we might as well throw in the deterministic Chaos Attractor for good measure (so to speak). Even the Noise of the chaotic whorl of history bifurcates (note: bifurcates, which accords with non-deterministic quantum duality) into an emergent pattern, a mode, if you will, of the Singularity.

6) There is a problem with the following:
JS: "It seems that Terence and many who have followed his 'Timewave' prefer to see this event as having a very specific and very large 'momentum' - i.e., that of a transformational singularity. This preferred choice dictates that almost nothing can be known about the actual timing of this 'event' - i.e it is spread over a very broad time-span.. This is actually how I tend to see it - i.e. an event spread over a very broad time-span.”
The very idea of Novelty precludes anything being known about it, paradoxically except for its being “novel,” to be tautological. The ontology of the Singularity, i.e., in terms of its existence-assertion in the universe of Timewave discourse, provides us with no information whatsoever with regard to just what it is. Hence the designation of ‘Novelty.’ Therefore the Singularity is, because of the Event Horizon, “unmeasured,” still resonating, attracting in a state of superposition … perhaps the superposition of all modes of reality-as-such. Beyond such abstruse statements, nothing more can be concretely said. There is no way to “measure” the Singularity.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Katy O'Leary

I am another You.
In this realization she had lived, and departed to hyperdimensions of her dreams.
She lived under a different calendric, another chronology, another perspective. 
Her dream was global peace and harmony, and for this she studied, learned, and practiced. 
In Lak'ech Katy O'Leary. Be well, and become all. 

Katy O'Leary July 27, 1949 - June 19, 2012




Monday, June 18, 2012

Luck


Luck. What is Luck? Don't bother with definitions and interpretation, because you'll just wind up with a knotty paradox. Consider the ratio of extant to extinct species; that being what it is, luck is definitely a big factor. The anthropic principle aside, how about just existing, period? As Heidegger said, "Why is there something and not nothing?" Nothingness is maximum entropy, it's the default end-state homeostasis of everything. Or is it? 

A wise man once said to me that even entropy is not a fixed law (2nd law of thermodynamics), and made me reflect deeply on the subject. My understanding is that Life Force, Consciousness, the conscious cosmos, and the great goddess Lady Luck … all are facets of the same one diamond. Everything works, lives toward negentropic ascent, toward emergent order. Luck is alive and conscious, and interwoven with the fabric of being-as-such, with our (i.e., everything that exists) own consciousness, body, and fields of resonance; Luck is teleologically driven. 

That's why when I stop to smell the roses, I don't collapse that wave-function for too long, because it's a teleological wave, a wave which everything aspires to ride. 

Indeed I've been a student of luck ever since my pro-poker days, and it's not an easy thing to pin down. The poker table (or the gambling casino itself) is a simulated microcosm of world economy, and the idea of "survival" in general. It's not all luck like playing the lottery, there's a lot of skill involved in using luck (good, bad, or neutral) to your advantage, to money-manage, to cut your losses and maximize your wins. Nothing in fact sits comfortably under the smooth Gaussian curve; it's just a superficial farce. Luck might seem to be discretely quantized, and consciousness then would be its collapsing agent; but the process is rife with paradox, which is partly accounted for by the nature of quantum Uncertainty. Emergent order from chaos and attractors detected in Noise don't necessary amount to luck, either. It's a mixed thing, it's a paradox. An example: 

In the 80's in Vegas, I had gotten into town to hear what they had been talking about for the past couple days. Someone had hit the million-dollar slot jackpot at Caesar's. Lucky? Very lucky indeed, but not necessarily. It was all on camera: early in the morning, a father and his son were going up and down the slot aisles, haphazardly depositing coins and pulling levers. And you guessed it, it was the boy that hit the jackpot. He was underage and they couldn't legally pay him out. So in a way, it was a case of hideous bad luck. The problem with luck is that it is paradoxical, and that it is both deterministic-Chaotic and random-quantum-mechanical. It is what you make of it and what happens to you, both superposed in a perfect buzz of pure potentiality and actuality. What's bad luck could turn out to be something good after all, and so forth so on. It's a matter of definition and perspective, it's paradoxical.

So when I speak of 'Luck' here, I only want to speak of it with the connotation of good fortune, auspiciousness, and nothing more, however you might want to define those things. Even in terms of sheer logic and semantics, Luck couldn't be quantized into discrete, observable packets, because if that were the case, it wouldn't be "luck" per se; taking quantum Uncertainty into account is only part of the picture.  Luck, as with all high principles of the universe, is paradoxical by nature. Good, fortuitous, beneficial luck is something we must practice to tap into with awareness, with resonance; we practice to create a feedback loop with it, a field of sublimating Habit (the idea of being habitually lucky is a paradox). Just as to how that works is beyond the scope of this article, but Luck has its own morphic field, and consciousness does play a role, of course. 


Luck is a teacher who teaches the intricacies of teleology and its flux, to practice seeing the larger scope beyond the temporal, temporary nodes of the present.

There's the story of the elderly Tibetan father and mother who tilled the soil for a living, who relied on their young son to do the muscle work. They were devotees of the bodhisattva of compassion, and gave thanks daily for their blesssings. One day, the son broke his leg and was out of commission. Bad luck. The elderly couple rued the day, and were pissed at their deity. Not long after, the Red Army youth brigade stormed through the area to induct able young men, and passed the son over because he was of no use to them. It was then that the couple understood, and were grateful for the wonders of the universe, since had the son not been injured, they would have never seen him again.

Finally, a little anecdotal aside. I was playing medium-limit $15-$30 Holdem in a live ring-game, and there was a player who had dropped about four racks in a couple of hours. That's about $2,000 dollars. He was a nasty, snarky character, and when his last pot was lost, he stood up to leave the table and said, "Well … I've just got two words to say to all of you." A player looked up at him right away and said, "Good luck?" The guy replied, "One of the words rhymes with luck," and left the table.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Aeonic Stirrings

I've mulled over what I've groked about the new Aeon.  The Age of Aquarius, still in its infantile torpor, is shifting away from the gravitas of the Logos-dominated Piscean Aeon to the levitas of the Eros-liberating Aquarian Aeon.  I don't view Logos as negated by Eros, only that it has been subsumed into a sublimated entanglement-superposition.  There is no dualism here. Both Apollonian and Dionysian Order-Chaos duality interfuse into an epiphenomenal synergy of a greater non-dual holographic Whole. The Superman of the Aquarian Aeon is Neosapiens, androgynous at heart, nurturer, caretaker, and protector of Earth.  The paradigm of Tragedy is sublimated into the paradigm of Comedy.  In essence, the Fish (Pisces) jumps into the Ocean (Aquarius); it doesn't drown in it, it only finds a larger world.   

    


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

R.I.P. Ray Bradbury


Ray Douglas Bradbury 
August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012

You departed on the day of the Venus transit, how apropos of you.
You have a morphic field all your own.
Well done Ray, thank you for all the joy and inspiration 
you have given the world, and will keep on giving.     


Inari Invocation


They walked up the dark steps and through the sacred
archway; the shrine-sanctum flanked by two stone guardian Inarifoxes—
each fox had a gem under its paw—was barely visible in the
darkness. It was cold and quiet outside; the stone steps were getting
icy, but the temperature didn’t seem to bother the NeoSapiens too



The Inari-Sky-Goer Dakini, holding a fiery gem in hand, rides the flying celestial fox to pay homage to the Great Sun of universal illumination.  She pervades, henceforth, ubiquitously as subtle Presence. There is a tally kept by a Chthonic recordkeeper, a log of events written on a scroll made of mind-stuff, a treasure-scroll, a scroll so ancient and primordial, beheld perhaps by the most refined of mountain mystics.  On the elusive tally is a registry, on which are variant names of the sky-going Dakini, and there are records, even, of various ways in which She pervades all realms, written in arcane logograms hitherto unseen and unwritten.  The logograms are decipherable only by those who, by virtue of resonance with the unborn syllabary and hieroglyphs of permutations of the Six Elements, apprehend the ineffable.  Her flight continues, ubiquitously, in the Cosmos of Mind.



      

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Venus Transit 2012



A Goddess on the mountain top
Was burning like a silver flame
The summit of beauty and love
And Venus was her name
Shocking Blue: Venus

The transit is completed, as of this writing (still June 5 2012, as the day wanes); there was ritual, there was contemplation, there was excitement.  It has been 8 years since the last Venus transit, and now, there will not be another for 105.5 years.  Upon reflecting on the fact, we felt a sense of melancholy and wistfulness. How beautiful the event was, how wonderful.  

I had a hypnagogic experience a few days ago.  I was riding the periphery of a large, flat, black disk soaring through outer space.  I looked at the stars as I flew on the large black disk.  I rode the disk toward its edge, and it occurred to me that the vision paralleled the passage of Venus across the sun.  To be empowered with Venus is to be Non-dual, and if one is male, then the Anima must be well-integrated, freely present in the energy-centers.  The same goes for the Animus. 

For a great gallery, go to: http://spaceweather.com/gallery/ (this link was updated June 7).   

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The transit of Venus, when the planet Venus will appear as a small, dark disk moving across the face of the Sun, will begin at 22:09 UTC on 5 June 2012, and will finish at 04:49 UTC on 6 June.[1] Depending on the position of the observer, the exact times can vary by up to ±7 minutes. Transits of Venus are among the rarest of predictable celestial phenomena and occur in pairs eight years apart[2]: the previous transit was in June 2004, and the next pair of transits will occur in December 2117 and December 2125.

The historic 2012 Transit of Venus commences today, June 5th, at 3:09 pm Pacific Daylight Time (22:09 UT). Spaceweather.com is covering the event with observing tips, a real-time photo gallery, and links to live webcasts from around the world. Extraordinary photos of Venus taken during the hours leading up to the transit are also featured on today's edition of http://spaceweather.com.

SOLAR WIND: A stream of high-speed solar wind is buffeting Earth's magnetic field, stirring geomagnetic activity around the poles. NOAA forecasters estimate a better-than-even chance of high-latitude geomagnetic storms during the next 24 hours. Aurora alerts are available from http://spaceweathertext.com (text) and http://spaceweatherphone.com (voice).

Watch the event on http://events.slooh.com/



Sunday, June 3, 2012

Night Stalks the Mansion: A paranormal book review

First off, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Bella Foxglove, and I am the author of the blog Tales of the Wolf Queen. I would like to extend a most heartfelt thanks to Tantra Wave for allowing me to be a part of this blog,  and I look forward to working with everyone here!

A few nights ago I came across a true haunting story over on Amazon, called Night Stalks the Mansion: A True Story of One Family's Ghostly Adventure. I love ghost stories, and I really love "true" accounts, especially since I have been the recipient of several ghostly sightings and interactions in my own life. I downloaded the book for my tablet, crawled in bed one night and started reading. It is a short book, only 178 pages, but I could not put it down. It enthralled me from the first page.

The story is a first person accounting of Harold Cameron, his wife and 5 children, who, after his job transferred him to Philadelphia, were living in a cramped hotel room, trying to find housing to move in to. Nothing was available for the large family, and one day Harold saw an advertisement in the paper for a fully furnished, 17 room mansion, for a very low price. He went to look at the house and it called to him, even after experiencing a strange occurrence on the very first day they went to look at it. After discussing it with his wife, they decided to sign a very binding two year lease. 

Almost immediately after moving in, they began to hear footsteps in the house, and outside, when no one was there. Strange noises, smells, and the feeling of being watched intensified the longer they family remained in the house. Visitors to the house also witnessed these strange occurrences. Harold even had what appeared to be a distraught woman come to the house late one night, begging for help. All was not as it seemed however.

Later in the book they come across an old black man named Enoch, who had a connection with the house, but was reluctant to share what he knew with Harold. Throw in the fact they could not keep hired help in the house, due to the ghostly happenings, the family was very frustrated, to the point of trying to get out of the lease. It was all for naught, as the lease was iron clad.

Desperate to find out the history of the house, and faced with an town unwilling to talk about it, the family makes a "pact" with the ghosts, since they could not leave. Eventually Harold manages to glean the tragic history of the house, but not before many other events take place.

It was not a terrifying book, but it was delightfully creepy, and the fact that it really happened makes it even better. I read the whole book in one sitting, staying up till four in the morning to finish it, that is how engrossing it is. I highly recommend checking it out.


(If you intend to read the book, I suggest reading it before checking out the links that follow, as the build up before finding out what really happened is part of what makes the book so awesome.)

After reading the book, I decided to do a little big of research, and found out that the mansion in the book is called the The Heilbron Mansion and if you click the link there, it will take you to another true story and a little bit of history about the mansion.

At one point there was a film in the works, but it fell through. They are still trying to get funding, so maybe one day the film will get made. I will be watching it if it ever comes out for sure! Here is another website for the book and the film, which also has a gallery with pictures of the house.

In closing, I highly recommend this book. It was rich with imagery, and made you feel like you were right there in the house. I am very pleased that I added it to my collection!