Hello HEthans! :) It’s been a little while since I posted one of my theories of everything. The night before last, while smoking the ganja and conversing with a friend about the state of the world, I had a series of revelations. Today, I said I would write them down to piece it together, but I was also very busy and had a lot of discrete math/computer science homework, and I didn’t want to not get my nightly toke in, so I pieced it together stoned real quick. Here is the theory. If you want references for anything you don’t believe, I can probably find them but I’m lazy right now, and really burnt out. But now for the ultimate theory of Everything!
Through experimentation, scientists have discovered that the stimulation of one person’s senses causes a corresponding activity the brains of all others in relative proximity. Even if the two subjects were isolated from each other within proximity, one would witness this effect. It basically implies that our minds are all connected to a bunch of other minds around us, and we just aren’t really aware of it. But basically if we are all connected in this way, then all human minds are interconnected in a grid of thoughts. Exactly what this grid is comprised of is up for speculation. It is possible that it is made of energy in some form. It could be comprised of electromagnetic signals generated electrically in our brains which are sent in all directions over the earth’s magnetic field like radio-waves and these signals could be perceived in the minds of others. Is it not then possible, if one person can perceive another person’s signal in their mind at a distance, that perhaps that person can also send that same signal from their brain, as a signal extender, thus allowing the signal to spread outward through all the others? In this case, all minds on the planet would be interconnected on a grid. And if this grid were to allow information to travel across it indefinitely, then would that not mean that people’s thoughts and perceptions could be carried indefinitely across this grid for all time, thus adding more permanent knowledge to the grid? So if the grid is just a collection of all the thoughts and experiences that have ever been experienced by every creature that has ever been, then isn’t the grid just one massive consciousness that has all the wisdom of every man who ever lived and died? This is a massively wise single entity, and we are just a part of its growing process, which uses us to scour the planets crevices, nooks and crannies, and resources and experience every aspect of being human on this earth. And if we all have a link to this grid, or rather we are like nodes in the massive node-field of signals we call the grid, then we are all sending signals to each other all the time. This means that if we learn to listen for the signals passing subconsciously through our minds from others, that we could start to pick up and interpret people’s thoughts to at least a very minimal extent. Call it an intuition. For some reason, we pay very little attention to this sixth sense, which could account for the times when certain people just get a bad vibe from someone before they even have any basis to think they would be a bad person. This is a form of getting a general feel of the personality of a person based on the tone of all the jumbled thought signals they constantly stream to others in proximity. Psychic perceptions could be experienced if you formed this sort of mental link to the minds of others. In fact, true “psychic” occurrences can and do occur all the time, but generally as they tend to always be sporadic, infrequent occurrences, people forget them with time, and over the struggles and matters of societal life, they make themselves to believe they were mistaken, and move on. Although you can train your mind to be more aware of the connection you have to the grid through meditation. In most this will result in greatly heightened intuition, natural ability, and a general subconscious wisdom of the world. But to some, if they learn to listen close enough to make out signal patterns in the grid more clearly, may begin to associate specific signal characteristics to certain people. From there, they essentially have a sort of telepathic link to those around them, resulting in people that are empaths—people who feel the emotions of those around them. This also results in people being able to read others minds in certain simple ways. Have you ever just known exactly what a friend was going to say before he said it? With my closest friends, this happens to me all the time. But to bring up a new and rather shocking part of the theory, we will discuss what happens when and after you die. They say that when you die, your life flashes before your eyes. Well, isn’t it then possible that this event is your brain scanning itself for everything it’s ever learned or experienced, and uploading all that information to the grid in one massive burst of signals which people perceive as a burst of “white light”? And perhaps if your mind had been fully uploaded to the grid, you were now free to live with the community of minds that got uploaded to the grid before you, and through mutual interference, you could think with each other as one massive consciousness we call the grid. You know your mind is just a grid of neurons, right? Perhaps our individual neurons are themselves conscious, yet they orchestrate themselves together in a symphony of communication that we call human consciousness. We are all made up of billions of individual sentient beings, and at the same time we are a part of one, much larger than ourselves. Take solace in the knowledge that your passed loved ones are still alive in the after-life, that is, still alive in the grid, because when they die, they become a neuron in the grid consciousness. We are all just baby neurons, learning the ins and out of the physical world, if only so we can grow up to be a competent neuron. So in a sense you could say that this life that you’re experiencing right now is the womb for the real consciousness of being a neuron in the grid. This is just a stage in our growth as a growing entity of greatest wisdom. Assuming there are other viable planets out there that harbor life-forms which form the same conscious grid as us, perhaps they themselves are just a part of an even larger consciousness made up of these sentient planets communicating with each other somehow. That means that eventually the entire universe would become one conscious mind, and it would spread to integrate all the matter and energy in the universe, and would therefore contain all physical information about the universe—knowledge—, as well as all of the wisdom of being a sentient being of all different forms within this universe—wisdom/intuition. And it will become an omniscient being within itself, perhaps learning in this universe the basic constructs of some higher logic, so as to say that in an even higher reality it was undergoing the formation of its brain in the womb (visible universe) of its mother from an even higher reality. I think it is possible that this theory is all quite true, and it would make sense because death is the only thing that we don’t truly understand, thus we fear it—we fear the unknown. But there is nothing which cannot be understood, and nothing, including our own consciousness, can be created or destroyed. It may only change form. Therefore, it makes no sense at all to say that your conscious existence would come to an end as you die. Sure you’re still around; it’s just that now you are a part of a group-consciousness larger than yourself. We all are. We are one; we are legion.
I guess no one read my post yet? It’s already no longer visible to anyone save for a person who digs through the archives. I really feel like my theory is pretty awesome–if not embraced, at least able to convey some great food for thought.
I guess I really love this theory because it is plausible in light of emerging bodies of evidence, it supplies an answer for literally every question that could be asked about life, and it represents how with a simple set of rules (the physical laws of the universe), and a means of manifestation (time), a complex mathematical fractal can be formed.
I really love to consider that our loved ones literally do live on through our minds, because all the beings and knowledge on the grid rely on every mind in the world to exist, endlessly shooting from node to node. Meaning that if humanity were to go extinct, all of our wisdom and loved ones would really be gone.
this reminds me of an article from Nikola Tesla himself, where he said that he was absolutly sure that it is possible to make a big electric movement through the earth which effects other planets like Venus and Mars, thus making interplanetary communication possible. – so the planet is again just a neuron in a bigger brain and if you have ever seen some photos of galaxies/clusters which look exactly like a photo of some neurons in your brain, you kind of see that this goes on indefinetly…
So I just made a shocking discovery! I speculated that the total information in the grid is basically linearly proportional to the number of people who have ever lived, “n”. And because people’s minds are used to contain and transmit all the knowledge of the grid, the INTENSITY, “k”, of the connection each living individual has to the grid is defined by the function:
where p is the current living population. Think of “k” as every human’s bandwidth to the grid. Then I made a complex algorithm that simulates the growth of global population since 8000 BC, accounting for the change in average birthing rates over cultural/societal/paradigm shifts and over general trends of growth averaged across the globe, which mainly ensued after key strides in man’s agricultural revolution. Actually the largest shift was just after WWII, where the average number of kids people were having nearly doubled. Anyway, I calculated the value of k since 8000 BC, and the results were troubling. It seems that as we grew from caveman times into a more civilized era, the value of k quickly reached about 22, where it remained for thousands of years. Then, in the last couple hundred years, the value of k started a slow decline, and then suddenly in the last century it tapered off severely, quickly crashing to about 3, which is where we are now. Strange! This means that our connection to this source of intuition, psychic information, and ancient wisdom, is weaker then it has ever been since the dawn of man. Yet, at the same time that this occurred, the amount of knowledge and wisdom in the grid increased proportionally, perhaps dampening the effect of this disconnect, but still causing some degree of disconnection among all people.
Anyway, I have a new theory that just occurred to me. If this grid contains the highest wisdom of man, then it obviously advocates peace, compassion, and responsibility, and Buddhist values akin to that nature because these are the highest lessons taught by wise-men across the globe. Anyway, we have seen that as man grows in population, he lessens in stability. Maybe this instability will result in a global thermonuclear war, for example. In this case the instability was a form of population control, wiping out 95% of the earth’s population (for example). But then, with a sudden drastic decrease in population like this, we would see “k” increasing 20-fold. And so every single person in the new world would have such a strong connection to the wisdom of the grid, that they would live ideally and in harmony with the environment–they would all be inherently wise. They would also begin to rebuild again, and slowly would grow in population, repeating the growth/self-destruction effect of the grid-human interaction. I believe that the instability witnessed as world population increases is due to everyone having such a weak connection to the grid according to my equation above. Then this means that the grid is self-stabilizing, making sure that the population of man does not grow faster than the amount of knowledge in the grid. Basically this balance between the growth of the grid and the growth of human population relies on two principles of man. That we are reckless and irrational, and that at the same time, we have the capacity to learn.
@uranwurst, Wow! And you know Tesla is right about that because he was never wrong. He would build complex machines in his mind and know exactly how and if they would operate, and when he actually materialized his creations, they worked exactly as he predicted. Tesla is one of my greatest idols. Have you read “Tesla: Man out of Time”? Great book. But anyway, thank you very much for adding this tidbit, jul. I will research that later and make an addition to the theory citing my man Nikola :D
Love the theory man you’re definitely on the right track. The planets are not Neurons though you’re thinking to large to quickly, our sun (and all suns) are more akin to Axon Hillocks. Axon Hillocks are where the action potential is fired from (how neurons talk to eachother). I’ve been thinking lately that the sun is pulling the grid in and absorbing its info until it reaches its threshold and goes supernova and fires that information to the next hillock or more likely node to be further propagated down the tunnel. Earth and other planets are just like you mentioned, nodes ..of ranvier for the neuroscientist which I think applies greatly, where the grids info can “feed” off of either its gravity or its physical (our perception of it at least) mass somehow. That last little bit about the feeding is 100 speculation, I haven’t gotten that far in yet in my understanding.
That was an epic conceptualisation of the unconscious complex super-organism behind evolution. The global unconscious mind is a concept that has been playing on my mind a lot, the way you describe having an underlying intuitive awareness of others thoughts, largely with people close to you is so true. When I become submerged into the depths of conversation with someone who I am conceptually and emotionally compatible with, it almost feels like your minds unfold into a space, a field of connection in which they function in coalescence. I mean, especially when you are linguistically synonymous, in that your conception of words is similar to the person you are communicating with. I’m waffling, but I feel this piece, elucidated and illuminated a concept that I haven’t ever had a compatible mind to discuss with. You fuckin smashed it.
I’ve got a sight which I know your gunna like, its called heartmath, it basically observes the interactional relationship shared between the heart and the brain. There’s concepts such as psycho-physiological coherence which reveal how the heart and brain synchronise using bio-electromagnetic signals as a means of communication, which aids emotional regulation etc.(which also ties into cognitive functioning due to relationships between rational conceptual thought and feelings emotions) Basically one test they did, which substantiates the idea of an underlying connection of thoughts, (possible electromagnetic) showed how the heart plays a role in facilitating collective coherence.. I wont go into detail, ill leave a link, see what you think bro. Its basically observes the behaviour of hearts, and the how the functioning is reactive to signals propagated by other peoples hearts. Collective coherence, is where hearts synchronise functioning as a consequence of this bio-electromagnetic functioning. Hearts and minds appear to be intertwined, not only in our personal bodies, but as a collective social-organism.
Link to heart math –
I think that your creative conceptual thoughts, particularly this idea represent thoroughly the nature of creativity. So many people view information with rational rigidity, they are aware of the components of a system, however they interpret this system as inflexible and solid, I suppose its like they’re trapped in a conceptual illusion which is accepted as an adequate representation of reality. Creative thinkers are capable of identifying the component of a system, without accepting the concept as reality, therefore interpreting the information in a light independent of the confines of the existing system, allowing it to be re-organised into new forms. This is seriously difficult to describe through the confines of internet talks, but I hope you’ll catch my drift. The imagination/creativity is like a connection to this unconscious mind, or the Akashic records, Einstein was a master of the imagination as was Tesla with his incredible inventive skills. How do you cultivate creativity? That would be a gooden to discuss.
It’s funny I was looking for a quote I saved in Facebook messages i send to myself, i use it as like a temporary notepad, and i came across a comment i was gunna post on your piece about determinism and quantum physics. It was one of the many bits of writing that i forget about because i am too indulge in pursuing some new interesting idea lol. I may have to finish that. Dude, its your fault I waffled this much, your piece was thought provoking shit. Social validation or rejection shouldn’t shake the stability of your views, their past that, but still, kudos man.
@snaysler, What you describe is, in Vedanta philosophy, known as the Hirenyagarba or universal mind. However, there is a subtler entity than this. In Vedanta, there is a multiverse or many different cosmos. So, each of them has a universal mind in the same way we as organisms possess minds. However, beyond all these cosmos and universal minds is the Brahman, also called the Akshara or “imperishable.” All the cosmos make up cells in the massive body of this Brahman, and the consciousness pervading this body of Brahman is the Parabrahman, the paramatma or “supersoul.” This being is identified as God.
The Rig Veda states,
“A thousand heads hath the being, a thousand eyes, a thousand feet.
On every side pervading earth, he fills the space ten fingers wide.”
His heads are the cause for our many thousands of consciousness, he has his eyes in all of these consciousnesses as the passive observer, and all actions are caused by his many legs, which are incidentally the actions that we perform.
@snaysler, What you have discovered has been known for ages. The British philosopher Mr. Alan Watts explains the whole theory much more thoroughly in his audio lecture series ‘Out of your mind – the nature of consciousness’. And don’t use the word unconscious when referring to the cosmic consciousness. It gives it a negative connotation. A more appropriate term would be something along the lines of superconcscious.
A quote from Viveka-Chudamani, a proponent of the Advaita Vedanta philosophy,
“When a man follows the way of the world, or the way of the flesh, or the way of tradition (i.e. when he believes in religious rites and the letter of the scriptures, as though they were intrinsically sacred), knowledge of Reality cannot arise in him.”
The content/essence described is inherently the same as Mr watts theory, there is only different linguistic conceptualisations. The word is never sacred only the reality it describes, many Sufi’s, Sages and occult philosophers even Carl Jung dabbled in the idea of the Akashic records, global unconscious or universal mind whichever label you feel is appropriate, and have all explained it in different ways. There is not one best or worst explanation, only the one most intelligible and accessible for you, don’t view this piece in a negative light because it may seem less valuable in comparison to another work! Truth is in the idea not the word! :)
And yes, the idea has been known for ages, but only a few deep minds that have the capacity to penetrate the idea with a real understanding. To be able to explain it in this light shows Snaysler has this understanding. To know is to remember another’s idea, to see is to experience an idea yourself. Until you can explain something in your own words, you haven’t really seen it. .
@jamescarson, Your view of Vedanta is inaccurate. The philosophy you refer to is not the traditional Advaita propounded by Sankaracharya.
On that quote from Viveka Chudamani, “When a man follows the way of the world, or the way of the flesh, or the way of tradition (i.e. when he believes in religious rites and the letter of the scriptures, as though they were intrinsically sacred), knowledge of Reality cannot arise in him.”
This passage is taken from P. V. R. Narasimha Rao’s essay on the importance of homam.
“Rituals are symbols, but not empty symbols. They serve a purpose. They slowly ingrain the desired understanding on the consciousness and rid it of its conditioning. Just as a person whose leg is fractured uses a walking stick while the leg cures, one focuses the mind on rituals while the consciousness cures from its conditioning. Ritual is like a walking stick. Field of duality may be dismissed by some as an illusion. However, it is the only reality that a normal mind perceives. It cannot be dismissed. Tools within it should be used for navigating it.
As Maharshi Vasishtha tells at the beginning of “Yoga Vaasishtham”, action and knowledge are the two wings with which the bird of individualized consciousness (limited self) flies into the infinite sky of unlimited Self. A bird with a single wing cannot fly stably and will fall down. Though today’s scholars make the mistake of seeing karma and jnana as two alternative paths, they are actually two aspects of a single path. Both are needed for spiritual progress.
To give an analogy, a person who keeps walking a mountain path, but not realizing that reaching the top of the mountain is the goal, may end up walking around the mountain forever. Similarly, if one engages in actions without correct knowledge (that all is Brahman), then one may become attached to the actions and keep performing them forever.
On the other hand, one who keeps staring at the top of the mountain without walking will remain at the base of the mountain. Similarly, if one knows that all is Brahman, but does not engage in the right actions, that intellectual knowledge does not get ingrained in one’s consciousness firmly and deeply enough to remove one’s conditioning completely and make one enlightened.”
Traditions and religious rites have been established to make a man reach the state of enlightenment. To say that all systems and words are equal isn’t true either. The proof is in the pudding. For example, to expand on Rao’s mountain analogy, there are plenty of paths to reach the top of a mountain. You could say that they are all equal, but that is illogical. Some roads are straight while others may be twisted. Some may be longer routes while others are very short. In the same way, certain systems of religion work better than others to reach the end goal.
@vivekhash345, Everyone is already at the top of the mountain. Society has it ingrained in us that we feel we can’t achieve anything without first working for it. Hence the walking up the mountain paths. It can take somebody less than a second to attain enlightenment or it can take a whole lifetime.. If at all. It depends solely on the life in question.
I enjoyed your view and the quotes you’ve used from the Vedanta philosophy, very perceptive and enlightening. And by no means am I attempting to discredit what you’ve said, I agree with your ideas, just not your interpretation of what I meant. I believe you may have misinterpreted my view, or that I have misrepresented what I was trying to explain.
The quote from the Sanskrit poem Vivekachudamani’s significance in relation to what I wrote was; that if religious systems are a means, and understanding is the ends, when two people have achieved the ends through a different means, to see one as superior to another appears to be attributing the words/system as intrinsically sacred rather than the understanding as intrinsically sacred. You seem endeared to this system so I apologise if I have expounded a fallacious interpretation, however the idea seems lucid enough for me.
To explain by extending your analogy of the mountain, We all start at the base of the mountain, so the mountain we see is different from the man beginning at the other side of the mountain. This means that the religious/philosophical system we use as a map to lead us to the top of that mountain will also be different to the man on another side of the mountain. In this way, we should not meet another at the top and squabble over the quality of our own map, when they have lead us to the same place.
I don’t think that all conceptual systems are equal, as there is conceptual systems that represent inherently different ideas. My point was that the substance of the concepts in this case is somewhat synonymous, therefore we should not attribute a greater significance to the particular system of knowledge which has enlightened the pursuer to this substance which is inherently similar.
I hope I have cleared up any conflict you have with my use of the quote, and the idea I was conveying.
@jamescarson, Hmmm, well in that light, I can’t find a flaw with your reasoning. I didn’t mean to sound offensive — if I came off as such, then forgive me.
Its not my views specifically that I was defending. What I meant to assert was the importance of ritual, the whole practical aspect of a philosophy. Regardless of what path anyone wishes to follow, practice is necessary. Essentially though, you are absolutely correct. There’s no use in arguing about who’s path is better once you’re both in the same place.
@alanwatts, You seem to view enlightenment as a shift in perspective, a sort of revelation that can be understood. In one sense, you are correct — the individual Atman realizing his place in Brahman, and being separate from the transitory world around us is a sort of shift in perspective.
However, its not an intellectual shift. Enlightenment is not in the mind. According to the Vedantic schools, we have lived millions of lives. We have performed countless karmas within these millions of lives. Its not like we’re at the top of the mountain but simply have to realize it. There is an uphill climb that must occur. We must burn our karmas, constantly identify with Brahman, and offer worship to Parabrahman. In doing so, we become pure and the Karana Sharira which contains all of our karmas gets burnt away. Final beaditude lies in the realms of Brahman in communion with Parabrahman.
Consider the following analogy. A wealthy and philanthropic king builds small houses for the homeless and attempts to educate and civilize them. Those who become refined like the king join him in his palace.
Similarly, we, the jivas or individual souls are put in countless worlds/ a multiverse by Parabrahman. The Vedantia scriptures suggest that we had always existed, but were dormant and unaware of our existence. So, to uplift us, Parabrahman created these countless worlds within Maya to make us realize our existence. This can be explained by, “i think, therefore I am.” However, even in these worlds of Maya, we do not truly grasp the nature of our existence. We believe the worlds to be ourselves and only know ourselves in relation to external stimuli. The final step is to realize ourselves to be existence itself — to become as unchanging and blissful as Brahman. Then, realizing the greatness of Parabrahman, we attain the world of Brahman.
What you suggest is that we have already attained this, that we are fully enlightened but have not been enlightened of that enlightenment… or at least that’s what I understood.
No worries, I try to tame my reactive impulse to protect my views, however it was easy in this case as what you said was largely constructive and really just aided me to elucidate my own thoughts I was trying to explain previously. I feel I was at fault though reading back its easy to see that my idea wasn’t written in a clear way, I much prefer actual face to face communication in subjects like this, you really feel the thoughts of others.
Could you link me an essay of the importance of homam, I wanna read it to be honest I think id enjoy it. I completely agree with your comments on practice, self-awareness is a useless unless we utilise it to act on the knowledge and experience present to us. :)
So I had an interesting realization yesterday. My collective consciousness “grid” is essentially the “Akashic Records” that have been described for millennia. Straight from the wiki page it is described as “containing all knowledge of human experience and the history of the cosmos” and is “metaphorically described as a library”, sometimes also referred to as a “universal supercomputer”, or the “Mind of God”. It also says: “People who describe the records assert that they are constantly updated automatically and that they can be accessed through astral projection or when someone is placed under deep hypnosis”. This would entirely make sense that through introspective exercises one would be able to be more conscious of their link to the grid and access its knowledge. I think that people have known about all this for so long, but simply didn’t know what it really was beyond a rather mystical explanation. Alan Watts apparently is a great advocate of all of this in modern day, but even he failed to give a scientific or at least not completely mystical account of this thing.
@lowryderkid, Damn! I was talking to the friend who inspired me to piece together this theory about ways to convey it to the general population the other day. I came to the conclusion that I would write a book like a story/narrative/fiction book, and would make this theory a central theme to it. Then, if the story/characters are memorable enough, this would act then as a more effective vehicle for disseminating a consideration of the theory in the minds of others than simply telling people straight up. I love creative writing, so I was very excited about this endeavor, but I guess someone beat me to it. I will definitely be reading this book when I get a chance, because hearing someone else’s thoughts might allow me to expand my perspective on the topic.