post Reality Flux

April 6th, 2008

Filed under: Bits and Pieces,Spirit — newseditor @ 11:08 am

“The border between the Real and the Unreal is not fixed, but just marks the last place where rival gangs of shamans fought each other to a standstill.”
Robert Anton Wilson


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  1. does anyone else see these moving, opposing each other in flow? excellent visual and ideal…thank you

    Comment by di Lemma — April 6, 2008 @ 12:26 pm

  2. the precipice of motion is the ideal of freedom, the visual delight of the endless fascination of our journey. if our eyes are our mouths, then the map is food indeed. reality is what we learned on the back of cornflake packets over breakfast growing up. copley is the epicentre of a new model of constructing overlapping realities into a semicohesive braid which kinda mostly works. some one wise in town said to me today, leaning back on a power tool, i’ve come to accept there are 103 different realities in this town. and i leaned down out of the combine harverster and offered: yeah, and this place has no one imposing a compulsory reality structure over everyone, that’s why, that’s why love it so much, that’s what makes it so impossible and wouldn’t have it any other way. waveforms collpase in the city, traffic, wifi, starbucks and real estate, but out here reality has a chance to take multiplicity of pathways. in a town this size, with no official structure within the bounds, just a bunch of diverse people living together, wow, anything can happen, and does every day. what was i talking about again?

    Comment by star man — April 6, 2008 @ 5:27 pm

  3. isn’t that called anarchy?

    Comment by di Lemma — April 6, 2008 @ 11:42 pm

  4. Anarchy… buddhism… quantum physics… something like that.

    “The universe is not out to get us; the universe is only out to get the paranoids.” – Antero Alli

    Comment by Anne-Maree — April 7, 2008 @ 9:13 am

  5. something to ponder……….if we all stay in our houses sitting alone and never wander out, thinking our reality is just within those walls…..unobserved……does our behaviour change? Do we change our attitudes? Are we aware of how others think? Are our movements and thought patterns influenced by the non-observance as well as the observers when we venture out?

    Comment by di Scorse — April 8, 2008 @ 7:55 pm

  6. Not at all di Scorse –
    you just become a ridgy-didg member of the Society of Apathy….

    Comment by G. Orwell — April 8, 2008 @ 9:32 pm

  7. Quiet asylum offers the clarity and balance of self which is essential in truly relating to others.


    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

    A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

    A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

    A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

    A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

    A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

    A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

    A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

    Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

    Comment by newseditor — April 9, 2008 @ 5:08 am

  8. this bible quote, as read, gives mankind the right to do whatever he/she pleases, regardless of the consequences. So, when it is a time to hate, it can also follow that you can kill. Kinda goes against the Ten Commandments somewhat!!
    But a lot of people believe the new testament over-rides the old. Who actually wrote this? I think it is attributed to Paul aka Saul of Tarsus. So long since I have read any of this stuff.

    Comment by Rea Ding — April 10, 2008 @ 11:31 am

  9. I like the ISness of this passage from Ecclesiastes that goes beyond right and rule. Some think it was written by Solomon or some 70s singer… who actually wrote that comment by Rea Ding? 🙂

    Comment by newseditor — April 10, 2008 @ 1:59 pm

  10. I think ecclesiastics is reflecting the zen of nothingness that inspires the double coupled reality continuum that encompasses all and nothing simultaneously with the finite length of the infinite super string..see what I mean..I think Krishna would have ‘dug’ this part of the bible as well in that it reminds me of the great battle scene and the bhagavad gita lecture where hand extended Krishna reminds Arjun of his prime imperative to uphold and protect the truth….not sure of the origins of the original piece but it must have been intended beyond time to be sung by pete seeger and hippies everywhere in the 60s

    Comment by nigel — April 11, 2008 @ 9:05 am

  11. You may just be right Nigel….tis difficult being and thinking in a zen-like manner after such a giant leap of faith to set out on this journey with nothing. Guess I haven’t landed yet and reluctant to head down to earth cos the landing may be a bit rocky. tis getting tiring flapping the wings to stay aloft…hope it isn’t a crash landing. Would hate to bend the wings, it took so long to collect the feathers one by one, then put it all together. It took years to learn to fly, first to conquer fear, then taking little hops and leaps, to realising one day the earth was far below, the stars within reach. But still this child of flight knows nothing, understands little, is always just questions. “But WHY?” the call on the wind screams out, waiting for the answer, but none seem to come. Is this for later? But why?

    Comment by T Ruth — April 15, 2008 @ 6:18 pm

  12. Was there any wisdom in the words…’ours is not to reason why ours is but to do or die’..isn’t it that we are experiencing one aspect of a physical playground and that doingness is an aspect of beingness which enables us to fly. I recall a very animated african prancing around the Daintree forest pondering such and asking any person, every person in his unique african accident…something like…’nigel…for why are we here?…for why are we here?’ to which I could not find any satisfactory answer…and then months later Faruk appeared again (still on the run from immigration) and I said Faruk for what is the answer the question…to which he smiled and said..’oh yes..the answer…for why are we here…we are here to realise god’…to which I said thats a good answer 🙂

    Comment by nigel — April 16, 2008 @ 10:20 am

  13. just to be….hhhhmmmmm
    is it greed to want more, to question every action, to search for clues, dig out the answer, hold that treasure in ones hand?
    or selfishness to hold so close, that golden second of illumination.
    can it be the only reason for life of soul here on earth, to just experience inside a skin. gravity weighing one down, filling sight with extravagant skies, filling mind with ideas and thoughts
    feeling emotions from end to end?
    one step closer to god, but we are god, are we not?
    the stuff of space is within us, the stars expand in our minds
    we mirror all around us, in physical being and health, in mental aberrations, in spiritual accuity. but still the understanding escapes…….the why of it all………….

    Comment by T Ruth — April 16, 2008 @ 12:25 pm

  14. Was it not confucious who said ‘curiosity kills the cat’? but how dull is a live cat that never looks for the mice or roams the garden in play…was it not only last year – the most wonderful night of my life, a full moon illuminates the ranges and one and ones love roams the contours wondering all such paradox and to see a flash yonder and to approach with excitement to take and then to stop in realisation that one cannot claim the moons reflection in a piece of long forgotten broken glass. Such is the realisations of illumination these moments last beyond forever and back again. There is nothing to stop the wondering mind not even death and maybe the essence of consciousness is the question to the answer revealed outside of time which is maybe why question to the answer was never mine.

    Comment by Nigel Carney — April 16, 2008 @ 5:34 pm

  15. guess it is not the answer but the question we are seeking…its 42….”Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy”

    Comment by T Ruth — April 17, 2008 @ 11:53 am

  16. I just realised that the word ‘compass’ is within ‘compassion’…

    Comment by newseditor — April 17, 2008 @ 1:17 pm

  17. encompass…to surround, hug, see the whole
    compass…..a round object which shows the way
    compassion….to embrace in thought, feeling the way of another, stepping out of self.

    I see this as a ying/yang object…..encompass is the circle on the outside, compass is the path-finding within, and compassion is the ability to see both sides in equality without awareness of self.

    Comment by T Ruth — April 17, 2008 @ 1:52 pm

  18. com-passion is a double edged sword which should be swung bravely or not at all..from latin com(with)passion (passus) to suffer that sometimes its well to suffer with and sometimes its best to leave well alone and allow those that need to suffer the space to do it by themselves..nothing worse than interrupting someone in the middle of their own suffering for the sake of sympathy (sorryness-together) if you are not sorry or have nothing to be sorry for…empathy

    Comment by Nigel Carney — April 17, 2008 @ 2:19 pm

  19. hell yes! Compass-ion – direction of the energy…good pick up ed, you can keep your job!!

    Comment by Nigel Carney — April 17, 2008 @ 7:33 pm

  20. a question…..
    Are we meant to fight all the injustice, to shed light on the darkness, to work towards a better society, improve our environment or are we supposed to just live our lives in isolation and distanced from all the suffering? Surely one is meant to make a difference, to leave this planet in a better state than how we found it? To, at least try? Or do we do nothing?
    Can our imagining a perfect world, make it so?

    Comment by di — May 15, 2008 @ 11:30 pm

  21. i see none have answered my question…maybe there isn’t an answer to this one.

    Comment by di — May 31, 2008 @ 12:59 pm

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