A fair amount has been written about the woo-woo topic called (variously) automatic writing and channeled writings. Until last week, I’d never given it a whirl.
But, life is short, so with the usual “purity of intent” I sat down at the keyboard to see what would “fall out” of unsupervised fingers; uncensored by conscious mind. Here’s how it went:
The Experiment in Automatic Writing
Today, we simply bless our workspace, computers and all, and place our fingertips on the keyboard and wait for words to appear from our Other.
“Personages will have established familial ties observed writing down outages therefore persons who express will be couriosly vindicated.
What this means is always forlorn establishing concreteness and observability. Whoever dies escapes to Realms of immense proportionality far exceeding the bounds of Earth.
Noise, is that what it is, you asked? No, for leering into such pages is not for the faint of heart. Nay, ‘tis a frightening and awful thing to be so connected with the Universal. We are such pittances as to be insignificant, a blow to our egos.
Erstwhile tubing made of fiberglass conducts the spirit in the same fashion as copper conducts electricity. The one being metallic whilst the other is nein. Opulence of one’s soul comes from dedication and hard work to the cause of inner and outer alignments such that communications between our “personal layers” may be achieved and held in our highest regard.
Yet here, as you capture instructions toward the elevation of self, we must wonder towards what end? Are we to be like God or some lesser beings? Toward what? And what drives us to excel at such efforts?
The path is never clear, nor should it be, lest millions tread thereupon. But if you wish to offer guidance of any quality to those ready for embarkation, then I should be pleased to communicate with you for their further redemption. If you are ready, we shall begin.
- There is no such thing as lightness and darkness. There is only Being. We create this in order to project from our souls onto an outer world where we may “logically” behold what our selves internally already understands to be profound truth.
- Profundity? What does it mean? Why does it matter? To which outcomes are we committed and which one is really “best” for each? Unknowable, but approachable with an open heart and an honest soul.
- Taxonomies may little sense. We reduce the language to something reprehensible and then cluster it up with self-projections and nonsensical meanings never there on their own. Instead, perturbations in our souls leaks across the realms and delivers themselves to the paper and minds where we set things down. Errant conclusions thus arise.
This is all for now…come again my accomplice. The data holds all knowledge.:”
With that, the session ended.
The “scratchpad in your head”
This is a good place to begin. The “automatic writing above was copied, relaxed but fully conscious, from the space in my head that I visit on my way into deep dream state adventures.
Most of us have – when we go looking – a place in our “mind’s eye” where visual symbols appear. It’s like a “scratchpad” for your subconscious.
I wrote this up in one of my books ( Psychocartography , I think it was) where I describe the very deep pre-sleep area where, upon seeing a bright light momentarily, you can use the retinal “after-burn” to first enable and then increase your ability to focus onto this “internal screen” on which your Life is displayed.
In many ways, Microsoft’s Mixed -Reality mode works like these “graphical layers” in psychology. That is, when you are in the “now” mode (immediate mode) you do things like land airplanes, race motorcycles and do the hard parts of “work.”
When you are in “deep thinking” mode, you (sort of)_ put a “layer” on top of the visual cortex. Unlike MSFT-M/R mode, though, we humans don’t have the “graphics processor power” to dissolve and see via transparencies.
We simply “switch” and that’s what we think of as “multi-tasking” – doing out here and then clicking to in there, and back to out here again.
The “scratchpad” – the “blank screen in there” – is where I first encountered two of the great mysteries of self-work: Seeing The Runes as well as seeing my personal Source Code.
Let’s start with Runes. Wikipedia offers a description of these “alphabet” letters that you will likely run across in your successful observation of your own Runes when you focus attention on the after-burn background. As the after-burn fades, the letters may begin to appear and “wander by…”
“The three best-known runic alphabets are the Elder Futhark (around 150–800 AD), the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc (400–1100 AD), and the Younger Futhark (800–1100 AD). The Younger Futhark is divided further into the long-branch runes (also called Danish, although they were also used in Norway, Sweden and Frisia); short-branch or Rök runes (also called Swedish-Norwegian, although they were also used in Denmark); and the stavlösa or Hälsinge runes (stave-less runes). The Younger Futhark developed further into the Medieval runes (1100–1500 AD), and the Dalecarlian runes (c. 1500–1800 AD). “
Since my genetics are northern European/Germanic and Scandinavian, it seems only logical that this is the Rune set I would see. Sure looks like it.
There is, in case you didn’t know it, some suggestion of different letter sets based on genetic history:
“In 2017, based on a correlation between the graphemes observed in situ on the Camunian petroglyphs, and on the genetic study of the haplogroup of descendants of the Camunian transalpine civilization, E. de Vaugüé shows that the runes and the Phoenician alphabet have a common origin with the older Camunian alphabet, dated 1000 years BC by the torinese anthropologist Giovanni Marro, founder of the Ethnological Museum of Turin, close to the Etruscan alphabet and the Lepontes and Rhaetian alphabets (themselves derived from the Etruscan system). This would be explained by a migration, about 4,500 years ago, of populations of the Unetice culture, themselves probably coming from, as demonstrated by genetic studies, the Yamna riders of the steppes also called Indo-European ·  Several different runic scenarios were developed over time. This Camunian system, according to the study of its graphemes, would itself derive its origins from the 32 symbols found in European caves for 30,000 years by the Canadian paleo-anthropologist Genevieve Von Petzinger, who could be a proto-language, and a neandertalian proto-alphabet…”
More than anything, this variance in runic projection based on DNA ancestry likely accounts for differences in culture expressed as music and art.
“But, Source Code ??? Really?”
Yes, it’s true. This “scratchpad area” on the “flip-up pad” that can overlay your active visual cortex display, “seeing,” occasionally will roll past you in deeply relaxed states with line after line of what looks like computer source code. Not the relaxed few letters dancing here or rotating counterclockwise there, upside down letter or three over yonder. Nope, this is lines of code screaming by fast as a line printer or screen dump.
In 2003, Nick Bostrum wrote a dandy piece in Philosophical Quarterly which for me nailed down this “source code” issue by suggesting we are living in a simulation:
“This paper argues that at least one of the following propositions is true: (1) the human species is very likely to go extinct before reaching a “posthuman” stage; (2) any posthuman civilization is extremely unlikely to run a significant number of simulations of their evolutionary history (or variations thereof); (3) we are almost certainly living in a computer simulation. It follows that the belief that there is a significant chance that we will one day become posthumans who run ancestor?simulations is false, unless we are currently living in a simulation. A number of other consequences of this result are also discussed. “
Back in my “Halt and Catch Fire” days, we used a Charles River Data System computer that we called the “Scratchpad“ because we did so many things with it in the early days of speaker-independent voice recognition (SVIR) circa 1986.
The reasons I use the term “visual scratchpad” is because there’s some evidence I have gathered that suggests the visual scratchpad facility is where at least four (and now maybe five) different “personality operations” take part. Let’s run through the list.
First, and foremost, this is the “picture this” waking-state visualizing facility.
Second is the deep sleep Oneironaut tool which it’s likely everyone accesses, but not everyone has done enough personal “clearing work” to bring information back-and-forth between dream and waking states.
Third is the Runic state. Where letters and collections of graphical symbology’s take place in ultra-deep states of relaxation.
Fourth is the “source code” state which doesn’t happen often, but it’s like the “I/O port for your personality” from the Great Programmer.
It is possible that in pre-computational history, groups such as Buddhists may have seen “the source code” and learned to be
“one with Dharma” and thus become “sotapanna.”
“The word sotapanna literally means “one who entered (apanna) the stream (sota)”, after a metaphor which calls the noble eight-fold path a stream which leads to nibbana. Entering the stream (sotapatti) is the first of the four stages of enlightenment.
And today, a fifth state is postulated: The one where another “aspect of self” (may) express through means like automatic writing, music, and other (almost irrational, except they’re not) forms including art.
Next time you’re having trouble going to sleep, pretend you are “looking” but keeping your eyes closed. That’s the technique for getting more, or less, “direct access” to what’s on your “scratchpad.”
And when I ran my experiment in “automatic writing?” This is where the words appeared, one after the other, to be simply captured on the way past and then edited for spelling and grammar after the session. Fewer mistakes than “waking state” writing though, if that means anything.
There is almost a conspiratorial angle to all this, as well. You see, in early and middle European history (which Bibles were being manually copied) it is more than possible that scripture was “tuned” a bit to turn down people’s general awareness and access to their inner Mixed Reality display. After all, couldn’t have people wandering into those realms without paying a road tax to the Church, could we?
As a likely result, we are left with the economically driven, but resource wrecking mindsets we have today. Staying (as much as can be programmed) “out here” which includes “on them little screens on our phones.”
Because if we all went traipsing off into our higher selves, where’s the business model in that? People have been crucified for such thinking.
Have fun with it! and…
Write (automatically) when you get rich,