Until 3:08 AM Thursday, I had no idea what was going on with my research direction. While I had lots of reading material (plus half a million must-do projects around the ranch), the websites, investing, etc.) I kept coming back to the art book “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: The Definitive, 4th Edition.”
Not that Dean Radin’s new book “Real Magic: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, and a Guide to the Secret Power of the Universe,” isn’t great, and a page-turned, too. It is. If you have a brain, Radin’s is elegant nurishment.
But, the middle-of-the-night revelation was about to show me, the two books are related and possibly in an important way: A New Form of Art.
“OK,” you’re wondering to yourself. “How does Radin’s new book – which explores the scientific basis of many kinds of Magic – have anything to do with an Art book?”
Well, it’s all about our dream lives, an area of research which has absolutely captivated me ever since 2008 when I launched the National Dream Center what has been ably tended and growth by Chris McCleary, a multiple-master’s fellow.
What happened Thursday overnight was another series of lifelike, but totally immersive dreams. As mentioned many times, my dreams aren’t just odd bits and pieces. No. They’re full-on Imax-like adventures. And they have an amazing consistency to them.
It’s also driving a lot of my reading, lately.
You see, there’s a common thread to the reading list which I hadn’t noticed before. While I’m busily working on writing two new books that are firmly planted in our currently-shared, here-and-now reality, the reading list has been working on other realities.
Let me see if I can explain this a bit more clearly.
The two book’s I’m writing on now are Retooling Reality – which is sort of like Radin’s book, but not limited to “magic” and all those implications. Rather, it’s a different way of considering the evolution of human consciousness in the time-domain and it speculates as to where we’re going and the point of all this evolutionary work. I won’t spoil the ending.
The second book I’m writing is The Maker’s Encyclopedia of Tools. This should be simple enough to understand, but it covers the areas I’ve written about here including specialized tools, design and manufacturability of projects, the progression of workspaces and it’s a big compendium of hand, power, electronic, and other tools. Just the ticket for young people, many of whom today have never picked up a screwdriver, or sawn a board. We can thank the government/agenda-driven break-up of the nuclear family, and as noted in Peoplenomics this week, the agendizing of “higher priorities” (like gender studies) which are now judged as more important than actually being able to do a damn thing. I digress, but it’s foundational to what follows.
Let’s talk about the purpose of Art, for a minute. What’s it’s role? In other words, what does a good piece of Art accomplish?
Elaine’s got a way of expressing the answer that’s very good – better than mine. Because of how I’m wired, I look at Art as generalized to non-verbal communications at a distance.
Since I’m still writing Retooling Reality, and the idea is fresh in my mind, there’s what Peter Falk’s character Colombo would frame as “Der’s juss one ting bothering, me sir….”
That is the problem of just where does consciousness LIVE?
In Retooling, there’s an example I use of smashing your thumb while hammering a nail. Anyone who has done it remembers the experience!
“Here da ting…” (*he said dropping into Colombo-mode): At the instant you smash your digit, where is your mind?
Conventionally, a psychologist would pronounce that it’s inside your skull, where it always is. But, we know from the literature that’s not a fixed location. In fact, in some cultures the “mind” exists in the region of the upper chest/heart area.
As you’re inventing creative string of expletives for later sale to longshoremen and frustrated real working people, you may catch a glimpse of your mind being AT THE SCENE OF THE PAIN.
Which gets us dangerously close to the content in Radin’s new book, which is all about understanding our present Reality in a different way.
Sure, we KNOW that when you smashed your thumb, you generated electrical impulses which traveled up your arm, then up the top of spine and into nominal brain where it was recognized as pain.
But, the experiential data counters with a more radical thought: Namely that consciousness MAY itself moved down out of the brain and out to the scene of the physical pain.
Science (of the conventional sort) will have nothing to do with such offensive thinking. BUT there’s a caveat – a terrible FACT that is lurking in all the present-day Science which is objectively collected and subsequently hidden behind by “scientists” who are only willing to go so far.
They (correctly) point to their microvolt meters and other equipment which can be used to track the electrical signal path from the injury site TO the brain.
Because they can MEASURE electricity, they argue this is the one-way street of singular inputs and everything else is illusion.
BUT: Is it?
Let’s imagine for a moment that we have a technological analog to such a system as I’m describing. In actuality, there are lots, but I’ll use one called BPL (broadband over power lines). As Wikipedia describes the technology:
“Broadband over power lines (BPL) is a method of power line communication (PLC) that allows relatively high-speed digital data transmission over the public electric power distribution wiring. BPL uses higher frequencies, a wider frequency range and different technologies from other forms of power-line communications to provide high-rate communication over longer distances. BPL uses frequencies which are part of the radio spectrum allocated to over-the-air communication services therefore the prevention of interference to, and from, these services is a very important factor in designing BPL systems.”
Let’s use this framework to demonstrate how science is blinded.
What we presently have, in neurosciences, is a basic analogy to understanding of how simple high voltage, alternating current moves around. Since the power engineers can measure voltage and current reliably, they can poke a Fluke 115 Compact True-RMS Digital Multimeter into an outlet and declare with total scientific certainty: This is a power line!
And yes, it sure is.
But, unless they also put a spectrum analyzer on that same power line, they’re going to miss the fact that there’s BPL being used. The whole entirety of the Internet is on those lines, meaning the world’s entire digital consciousness is moving bi-directionally over those same wires.
Neurophysiology, turns out, propagates this utterly simplistic (and therefore stupid in my view) concept that energy on your nervous system isn’t STACKED. BPL is a stacking system. But God-forbid consciousness might be similarly stacked on your body’s electrical system.
Yet, we have a working technology (which is bad, by the way, and tends to interfere with HF ham radio and other spectrum users) that does STACKS useful power transmission to keep the lights right alongside modulated waveforms that are invisible to the power engineers.
Which brings us to a major point: There is “greater-than-zero” chance that consciousness moves around inside our bodies on our nervous system, just like the internet moves around…power lines.
Lacking a way to directly instrument Awareness, though, we do the BPL equivalent of throwing the Fluke meter on the line and proclaiming “This is all there is to the circus!”
Maybe…but then again, maybe not.
I’ve gotten long-winded explaining this, but let’s pick it up with Elaine’s definition of Art and then into the new KIND of Art when we meet up again Monday, OK?
Make something yourself this weekend and,,,
Write when you get rich,