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7400
We don't discover pre-existing laws: We make laws by the act of discovery ... and we make them transfinitely: The function of discovery is a transfinite function.


7401
When we discover, we merge present with future, and future with present: All discovery is at the transfinite threshold. Discovery is an essentially transfinite enterprise.


7402
If we extend the laws of gestalt (p.5453) to include other laws of perception, we would include: The law of survival. Ambiguous stimuli tend to be resolved in favour of the most effective survivalist alternative.


7403
The immanence in us, of the Holy Ghost, is most evident in our compassion and morality ... and also in our capacity for creative discovery. The presence of God is most apparent in these human capacities.


7404
Prophets are law-makers and, that which they discover, becomes law.


7405
Paul, in Corinthians, said 'he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort' and he said 'the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets'.


7406
In the same way that the Absolute craves our attention, we crave the attention of the Absolute. This imperative is at once the First Commandment of the Absolute and the First Commandment of each monad-child of the Absolute. This respectful attention allows the flow of the spiritual sap within the body of the God-Plant: It is its breath and its blood.


7407
We may think of ourselves as separate from God, or as one with God: We may think of ourselves as spiritually separate, or as one with all creation ... and this distinction is between transcendence and immanence.


7408
We posit that God, as Absolute, is wholly immanent ... that is, wholly within each of us and not transcendently separate, as an untouchable and unreachable divinity.


7409
More and more, modern man perceives God as an immanent God. Rilke said that we live in an age when a religion that is based on separating transcendence from immanence is no longer viable.


7410
Turbulence and discovery alike hold order in abeyance.


7411
Strange attractors often reveal characteristics of almost monadic ideosyncrasy and singularity: Is there a genus of topo-monads?


7412
A state of turbulence is one of infinite modes, infinite degrees of freedom, and infinite dimensions. It is a characteristic of turbulence that the whole spectrum of possible cycles is present at the one time.


7413
From the onset of turbulence, there is no opportunity for preparation: One must be prepared for turbulence in advance, if one's forms are to survive.


7414
As turbulence may arise at any time, it behoves us to assume a readiness stance at all times.


7415
A small boat leaves a big wake in calm waters, while a large boat leaves no wake in turbulent waters.


7416
Orders of importance and centres of interest change as degrees of turbulence change.


7417
Turbulence distracts attention: Turbulence is confusing and disorienting.


7418
Turbulence puts all rules in abeyance.


7419
Turbulence nullifies patterns, but the propensity for re-patterning remains.


7420
Whereas turbulence puts rules in abeyance only, discovery is completely unconstrained by prior rules.


7421
As far as the economic supply function is concerned, increased inputs of creative intelligence reduce the need for investment capital and numbers of personnel.


7422
By far the most important function of education is to develop our capacity to perceive and think for ourselves. The thinking of others is useful mainly in so far as it helps us to think for ourselves.


7423
The universe of the known is limited, but the universe of the unknown is unlimited.


7424
The universe of the unknown is the universe of discovery and invention ... the universe of creation.


7425
We may discover what we expect to be there or an extension or variation of the known or something entirely different from the known.


7426
Our powers of creation are limited only by those limitations which we ourselves impose.


7427
The mind creates law: The mind is not subject to law.


7428
Only the mind itself is able to limit the powers of the mind.


7429
The known is subject to the laws of knowers: The unknown is subject to no laws.


7430
The domain of law is the domain of the known.


7431
To discover is to uncover or reveal what is already there: To create is to bring into being something completely new.


7432
Life forms enform and, by enforming, limit both their environment and themselves.


7433
Humanity's self-imposed restrictions limit and impair humanity.


7434
Humanity is so greatly preoccupied with developing the known that it is neglecting to create and develop the unknown.


7435
The known is the finite and the unknown is the infinite. Our transfinite creativity converts the infinite unknown to the finite known.


7436
Finity is the creation of our creative perception: All is perception and all is perceptively created.


7437
Those of us, who are more psychologically insecure, tend to cling to the known and to be fearful of the unknown.


7438
The unknown is the natural sphere of the bold and venturesome.


7439
We can do what we want and make what we want of the unknown. The known is tiny compared with the infinite unknown. The ability to create, from the unknown, is the most outstanding characteristic of the human race.


7440
Neither history, physical laws, societal laws, science, technology, nor any other thing, exercises constraint on the powers of the human mind to create in and of the unknown.


7441
Prediction is an aspect of discovery: As no rules apply in discovery, no rules apply in prediction.


7442
There can be no discovery without creation: Discovery is a function of creation.


7443
As prediction is a function of discovery, and as discovery is a function of creation, prediction is a function of creation.


7444
To successfully predict the future, is to participate in the creation of the future.


7445
Predictors should comfort whenever they can.


7446
We are absolute beings of the void, and we must learn to create in the void and live in the void.


7447
We find it hard to discover ourselves for we, who have no form, are born amongst forms and are aware of nothing other than forms.


7448
We cling to forms as children cling to teddy bears.


7449
The spiritual and intuitive intellect makes no use of deviousness.


7450
Questions are intuitively linked to answers.


7451
Questions frequently invoke or provoke propositional answers.


7452
Questions generate propositions.


7453
Our intuitive awareness, of our Absolute being, is our faith and our spring-source of hope.


7454
The highest value of truth is that which encompasses all aspects of existence ... that is, all viewpoints of the Absolute.


7455
The more we are aware of the future, the more we are aware of the 'now'. Awareness of the future enhances our awareness of the transfinite present.


7456
The physical aspects of a living being are dendritic, but the spiritual aspects are not.


7457
The multi-viewpoint approach is less 'viscous' than the uni-viewpoint approach: It is more flexible and adaptable: It is a more versatile tool.


7458
To control a quality is to destroy a quality.


7459
Qualities can only exist in a free or natural state.


7460
If one seeks to control justice, justice is destroyed: If one seeks to control compassion, compassion is destroyed.


7461
Fortunate and unfortunate events are likely to occur. If we avoid or protect ourselves against the latter, we are positioned to enjoy a greater proportion of the former.


7462
By stancing, so as to avoid or protect against unfortunate eventualities, one may create for himself/herself a serendipitous milieu where fortunate events are likely to occur.


7463
Limitless serendipitous potentials await our recognition, attention and development.


7464
We attract (or are attracted to) the experiences we need for our development. If we need troublesome experiences, those are the ones we have: If we need happy experiences, those are the ones we have.


7465
When one is conscious of vibes, one can distinguish troublesome vibe-personalities and troublesome vibe-situations and this helps one greatly in avoiding trouble.


7466
The more self-realised a person is, the more easily he/she is able to avoid trouble.


7467
A person cannot be troubled unless that person's aura becomes disturbed or deranged.


7468
A self-realised person is able to consciously strengthen his/her aura.


7469
The more self-realised a person is, the stronger that person's aura, and the less likely that aura will be disturbed.


7470
Popular works of fiction are like societal dreams. Via fiction, society works through its traumas and fantasies to fulfil its unsatisfied psychological needs.


7471
As we become more self-realised, our powers of self-determination increase, and the less preordained our future becomes: More and more, we are becoming masters of our own destiny.


7472
In creating our future, and in predicting our future, we prehend our way: We reach and feel and grope ... and we make small movements forward ... and predictions are most reliable when they do not reach forward more than one year at a time.


7473
Self-realisation (knowledge) releases energy. As evolution progresses, the more evolved life-forms release more and more energy.


7474
As more and more energy is released from mass, the incidence of life-threatening radiation increases.


7475
Dendritic life-forms, which are vulnerable to high-energy radiation, are replaced by non-dendritic life-forms.


7476
The Absolute is indifferent, as between all states and expressions, being wholly in each.


7477
The Absolute develops dendritic self-awareness at the end of each expression cycle.


7478
The development of self-aware beings is only possible by processes of dendritic evolution.


7479
Spiritual beings are present throughout all phases of expression cycles.


7480
Energy, and all qualities of the Absolute, are present throughout all phases of expression cycles.


7481
Dendritic phenomena exist for purposes of self-realisation, creativity, regeneration, reproduction, and enjoyment.


7482
The natural dendritic world, of plant and animal life, is amoral: Dendritically, might is right.


7483
The qualities of creative intelligence, morality, compassion, humour, integrity, justice and beauty are of spiritual perception rather than of dendritic perception ... and they develop towards the end of the dendritic phase.


7484
The most difficult commandment to obey is the first commandment. God is Absolute, and He is wholly in each of us, and each of us is wholly in Him ... and, if we do not live out this absoluteness, we disobey the first commandment. We can only love Him with all our heart/mind/soul if we are completely one with Him ... for He is our heart/mind/soul. We find it difficult to reconcile our spiritual oneness with our physical severalty, but we are rightly commanded to do this.


7485
If we do not love God constantly and completely, we live separately from Him and we deny ourselves of His love ... and the spiritual sap ceases to flow within us ... and His qualities in us shrink, and our soul withers. All depends on being one with the 'all which is': All depends on us living out the first commandment.


7486
By right thoughts and right actions, we close the gap between physical separateness and spiritual oneness, and keep it closed. Any slip, and the gap reappears: That is why it is so difficult to obey the first commandment.


7487
The spiritually righteous live by faith. Faith is spiritual memory.


7488
One does not bargain with God. His word is eternal: His word is now.


7489
God speaks plainly, arid there is no need for argument concerning His commandments.


7490
God is not gentle with Himself: That which, of Himself, He finds unacceptable, He expunges.


7491
The soul of a person is the quintessence of that person's experience.


7492
Our experience is our souls.


7493
What we perceive is what our souls perceive.


7494
Existence is the spiritual experience.


7495
What we perceive, as a species, is the accumulated experience of our species: What we perceive is our species-memory.


7496
Experience is quintessential and spiritual.


7497
Existence is our memory.


7498
One's soul is one's memory.


7499
Behaviour is a reading or signature of memory.


7500
The present is accumulated memory ... a moving picture of all experience ... that is, of the accumulation of all experience.


7501
We are souls: We are beings of memory.


7502
Genes are stores of memory, persons are stores of memory; souls are memory; existence is memory; God is memory.


7503
All that is, is God ... and it is all memory.


7504
Memory of what? ... memory is: There is nothing other than memory.


7505
Memory is substantive and real: Memory is all there is.


7506
Memory accumulates, and time subserves its processes.


7507
Time is not substantive: Time is accessory to memory.


7508
Spirit is memory without time: Spirit is transfinite and quintessential memory.


7509
Memory accumulates in physical experience, but memory is entire, spiritually.


7510
Insight is transfinite memory: There is no qualitative difference between memory and insight.


7511
God gives us His commandments in the 'here-now': Transfinitely, God gives us His commandments now.


7512
Experience is, at once, readings of memory and explorations of memory.


7513
The progression of this propositional network is a progression of insight into memory.


7514
Spiritual memory is transfinite: It is all there is.


7515
Spiritually, memory is absolute.


7516
Experience does not add to or increase the spiritual memory: Experience is a reading of the spiritual memory.


7517
Unless we honour God, we ourselves shall not be honourable.


7518
The Absolute is not divided into good versus evil, or divided into compartments of any kind: The Absolute is wholly in each and every thing and wholly in each and every quality. Talk of forces of darkness opposed to God is misleading: God is Absolute and all is according to His will.


7519
God is not just one great system which runs automatically of its own accord: God is a presence ... a being ... a personality. God speaks to us and we may speak directly to Him: According to our insight, we may speak to Him: According to our insight, we may listen to Him and we may hear Him ... and He also hears our voice.


7520
God requires that we each have awe of Him ... that we recognise His Godship with our whole beings. That most of us do not do this is hurtful to us and, thereby, the love and presence of God is not with us. God is with those who know Him and believe in Him: God is with those who love Him and are in awe of Him.


7521
To those who love and obey Him, God moves a canopy over them and stretches forth His word upon them, and they are in His care.


7522
God says 'obey me, and I will be your God and you will be my people'.


7523
Many will disobey, but those who obey will be strong and sound in His care.


7524
Now is the time of the inmost heart and of its listening and of its obedience; now is the time of hosting and of gathering; now is the time!


7525
The 'Comforter' is the presence of God who says 'be quiet, be warm, be close, be happy ... for I am with you, and you are secure'.


7526
Blessed are those who trust in God, whose confidence is in Him.


7527
Learning is the process of discovering what the quality of tautology is ... for all is Absolute, and every thing is wholly in every other thing.


7528
The interchange of light and shadow enables us to perceive colours. Colour is by way of a degree of darkness, allied to shadow.


7529
Over the past 2 million years, Earth has experienced lower than 14 degrees C mean surface air temperature for 63% of the time: Over the past 70,000 years, Earth has experienced lower than 14 degrees C mean surface air temperature for 91% of the time.


7530
The hypothetical 'white Earth' is an Earth covered by ice and snow ... where 70% of incoming solar radiation is reflected back into space. Computer climate-models have a strong tendency to fall into the 'white Earth' equilibrium.


7531
Beyond two or three days, the world's best weather forecasts are speculative ... and, beyond a week, they are almost completely unreliable.


7532
Small errors may be catastrophic ... and small changes may have great effects. (Note: This is an observation often made by chaos scientists).


7533
Existence is a system of creative chaos.


7534
Turbulence is a mess of disorder, at all scales: It may be posited that we are experiencing the onset of social turbulence, worldwide.


7535
At the onset of turbulence, different systems start to behave identically: They become overpowered by the greater power of turbulence.


7536
There are an infinite number of solutions to social problems; there are an infinite number of hypotheses to account for any set of observations; there are an infinite number of meanings which may be ascribed to words or phrases of language: The creative intelligence has unlimited potential.


7537
Energy seems to randomise with reluctance, for it is extremely sensitive to and dependent upon initial conditions: Energy tends to return to conditions to which it is familiar.


7538
Although energy randomises, it is very sensitive and reactive to any non-random stimuli ... and it explores the implications of such stimuli ad infinitum.


7539
As scientists explore the 'sea' of energy, which is existence, they become increasingly aware of how responsive it is to their own minds and thoughts. Energy subserves mind.


7540
All organic life is mental ... that is, it involves the acquisition and accumulation of information. As evolution proceeds, organic life teaches itself how to acquire and handle information more effectively from a survival point of view.


7541
Energy subserves man: Man does not subserve energy.


7542
Power is ordered or controlled energy: Energy itself is not power. Life forms order energy. Humans are principals of power. Energy is infinite, and the powers of mankind are potentially infinite.


7543
A mind works upon itself and fashions itself ... improving itself, as a tool of itself: A mind is a tool of a tool, and a tool within a tool within a tool.


7544
Evolution, of organic forms, proceeds by progressive Cantor set addition of middle-thirds.


7545
Flow' is shape plus change ... it is motion plus form ... it is dynamic geometry or dynamic topology. A prediction scientist must develop a feel for the flows which are operative at any given time: He must be aware of the shapes of things to come.


7546
Although a leaf is a very effective solar panel, its shape is not dictated by its function.


7547
The propensities of energy, to shape and move in patterned ways, give the impression that ghostly images and forms are lurking like invisible templates ... and yet energy tends to randomise. As destruction is a prerequisite of creation, entropy subserves new formations.


7548
Elegance counts as much as results, and style as much as achievement.


7549
Any explanatory proposition, which purports to exclude all alternative explanations, is spurious.


7550
'Chaos science' refers to explorations, by physicists and mathematicians, of the unknowns of energy behaviour.


7551
In the past, scientists have tended to class unknown or uncharted energy behaviour as chaotic ... but now, chaos scientists are exploring and discovering patterns of behaviour in what was previously regarded as chaotically irregular: In a sense, they are discovering order in what was thought to be chaos.


7552
Chaos scientists explore the terra incognita of chaos and, as they discover more about it, it seems to them to become less chaotic.


7553
Chaos scientists create miniature synthetic universes, as design possibilities, and they experiment by gauging the effects of small design changes. This research gives them better insight into the behaviour of natural phenomena. They find that tiny changes in certain features can lead to remarkable changes in overall behaviour.


7554
Non-linear feedback seems to make motion more robust. This is analogous to the use of out-strains to strengthen equine blood-lines.


7555
Energy tends to display a paired-vortex pattern of behaviour, known as Lorenz-attractor behaviour. Energy seems to swirl round one wing before crossing over to the other wing ... and, after a time, moves back again. This is known also as the 'butterfly effect'. From his observations, Lorenz came up with his concept of 'almost intransitivity'.


7556
Lorenz described a kind of behaviour called 'almost intransitivity'. An 'almost-intransitive' system can behave to one pattern and then switch to another. The switching back and forth, between ice-ages and interglacials, may be a case of 'almost-intransitivity'. We tend to assume fluctuations about a single equilibrium ... but there may be more than one equilibrium attractor state.


7557
Looking back on history, some events are so unlikely that maybe Lorenz' concept of 'almost-intransitivity' may have been in operation. Maybe there have been switches, back and forth, between alternative chaos patterns.


7558
At a point of indifference, there may be a greater tendency for the dichotomous switching, of Lorenz' almost-intransitivity, to come into play.


7559
Individuals and societies may be perceived as energy vortices and as patterned energy. The 'butterfly' effect, seen to operate in micro, may operate also in macro: All phenomena may be subject to switches back and forth between alternative chaos patterns.


7560
Free-moving natural phenomena are more likely to be affected by 'butterfly' pattern switches than strongly cohered phenomena. Examples of free-moving natural phenomena include atmospheric gases and human phenomena such as ideas and emotions. Dense mass is an example of strongly cohered phenomena.


7561
A strong clear ideation acts as a strange attractor. It needs to be strongly held in the mind and must be uncluttered by countervailing ideations.


7562
Chaos science may be examining mindprints, rather than data which is mind-independent. Energy itself tends to randomise: What causes it to form and pattern? ... mind!?


7563
When an analog computer is programmed with a set of differential equations, computer graphics are observed to change as energy inputs are varied. One may perhaps infer that differential equations are of the same genus of phenomena as energy inputs. This should not be surprising, as existence may be perceived wholly in terms of energy.


7564
As energy has an innate tendency to randomise and as patterns of order and cohesion develop readily from stimuli, it follows that there are both randomising and cohesive capabilities in action.


7565
Chaos scientists find analog computers more helpful in research than digital computers. Analog computers permit 'plug-in' facilities (such as capacitors, inductors and resistors), and allow 'hands-on' manipulation of energy flows.


7566
Ideations cohere energy but, as they proliferate, they are also agencies of change.


7567
Ideas are like vortices and they tend to switch back and forth on the 'screen' of the mind ... but they can be powerful attractors.


7568
To the average mind, the more information it has, beyond a certain point, the more confused it becomes. Accordingly, information needs to be disseminated in pre-digested, market ready form: A plethora of raw information is anarchic in effect. This places enormous responsibility upon media to ensure unbiased reporting of market ready news.


7569
Bio-forms are mind-forms, which are held coherent over time by gene codes.


7570
In biology, everything is highly structured: In biology, randomness is death.


7571
Turbulence threatens life forms ... but a modicum of conflict strengthens bio-species.


7572
Turbulence erases patterns, but leaves memory undisturbed.


7573
It is possible to erase the memory of a computer, but it is not possible to erase the memory of the human species.


7574
Does energy itself have memory? Memory pertains to living beings, but living beings are integrally one with energy so can it be said that energy has no memory? It may well be that living species create energy, of singularity, as a requirement of life. As remarked elsewhere in this network, energy seems to be cast in the role of servant and carrier to all the other qualities.


7575
Approximate coding only is needed to initiate full manifestations of ghost-attractor forms. (Note: For instance, DNA coding does not need to be exact and completely detailed).


7576
All forms of nature have a hidden fractal order or ghost-attractor. It is a primary faculty of perception that we are able to gestalt perceived forms from (and by) these ghost-attractors ... even via simple codes.


7577
Fractally, a Koch curve progressively becomes more detailed, whereas a Cantor set progressively becomes more sparse and less defined.


7578
Influential accurate predictions operate in the manner of a strange attractor.


7579
Every attractor operates like a sink or basin, which pulls in unformed energy ... and there are watershed boundaries between attractor fields. Near boundaries, prediction becomes impossible.


7580
Chaos science involves the exploration of apparently chaotic energy, which turns out to be less chaotic than supposed.


7581
The field of energy is like a mind which tends to play out past experiences in dream-state. The patterns of chaos science are those of the evolutionary past of our species. Fractal down-scaling, in particular, evokes evolutionary patterns. This is not surprising, as evolution is expansive and access to its past history would naturally involve down-scaling.


7582
Fractal scaling enriches our perceptions of existence.


7583
As in micro, so in macro: As in macro, so in micro'. The micro patterns of chaos may also operate with regard to macro phenomena.


7584
If we ask what this propositional network provides, in assistance to prediction, the short answer is 'insight'. It enables the operator to read insightful meaning into perceived flows of past and current events ... revealing the shape of the future.


7585
All is energy; all words and symbols are energy words and symbols; all numbers are energy numbers; all equations are energy equations; all differentiations are energy differentiations.


7586
Every aspect or part of energy is a means of accessing the whole absolute memory. Transfinitely, energy and memory are integral qualities of singularity.


7587
As a simple bio-code is able to evoke a full life-form image on an analog computer, so a simple DNA bio-code is able to evoke a full life-form in living reality.


7588
In order to trigger recall of a trauma programme, it is not necessary to give complete details: Just a brief reference to a key aspect is sufficient to trigger complete recall. So it is also with recall of chaos images: Only a simple key code is required.


7589
When one manipulates the energy controls of an analog computer, a simple bio-code input comes to life as a fully detailed leaf. The implication is that the memory of the leaf or ghost-image of the leaf is accessible by every aspect of energy. All is energy: Energy is a transfinite continuum.


7590
We may regard every thing as energy, but it is more insightful to regard every thing as Absolute ... that is, as not only the quality of energy but all other qualities as well. Life is a quality. Each quality is an integral function of each and every other quality. Memory is a quality, and it is an integral function of life and of energy.


7591
In the human brain, synapses are cut-outs from the universal mind-memory. Synapses preclude continuous recall of universal patterns. With synapses between cells, we prevent and avoid sameness of life forms.


7592
The synaptic cell cut-out system has evolved to enable variation of the species, for adaptations to meet threats to survival of the species.


7593
Synaptic cell-systems enable life to develop dynamically and teleologically. Synaptic cell-systems are essential to life.


7594
Energy is non-synaptic and has direct access to the universal memory.


7595
All matter is transfinite: Every molecule is connected to every other molecule transfinitely.


7596
Each brain cell has two modes, one finite and the other transfinite. Brain cells switch mode, according to need.


7597
There is a meditative gap between any two propositions of this network ... a gap which acts as a synaptic cut-out.


7598
Each proposition of this network is like a brain-cell. Propositions are not dependent on one another. The network is not interlinked by processes of formal logic. Between propositions, there is a synaptic transference of information but not a direct transference.


7599
Without cell synapsis, all minds would be samey oneness-minds: Without synapsis, life would be samey and undifferentiated.


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