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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.
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.
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.
- The law of genetics. We perceive stimuli according to our inherited perceptional capacities and aptitudes.
- The law of reaction. We tend to perceive reactively, instinctively and intuitively.
- The law of trauma. When trauma-programmes are triggered, they tend to activate all associated stimuli.
- The law of predisposition. We tend to perceive in accordance with predispositioning associated with education, training, culture, role-playing, beliefs, and peculiarities of the perceiver's personality.
- The law of discovery. This is the law of no-law, for discovery is free of all constraints: Discovery is above law and creative of law.
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.
Prophets are law-makers and, that which they discover, becomes law.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Turbulence and discovery alike hold order in abeyance.
Strange attractors often reveal characteristics of almost monadic ideosyncrasy and singularity: Is there a genus of topo-monads?
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.
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.
As turbulence may arise at any time, it behoves us to assume a readiness stance at all times.
A small boat leaves a big wake in calm waters, while a large boat leaves no wake in turbulent waters.
Orders of importance and centres of interest change as degrees of turbulence change.
Turbulence distracts attention: Turbulence is confusing and disorienting.
Turbulence puts all rules in abeyance.
Turbulence nullifies patterns, but the propensity for re-patterning remains.
Whereas turbulence puts rules in abeyance only, discovery is completely unconstrained by prior rules.
As far as the economic supply function is concerned, increased inputs of creative intelligence reduce the need for investment capital and numbers of personnel.
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.
The universe of the known is limited, but the universe of the unknown is unlimited.
The universe of the unknown is the universe of discovery and invention ... the universe of creation.
We may discover what we expect to be there or an extension or variation of the known or something entirely different from the known.
Our powers of creation are limited only by those limitations which we ourselves impose.
The mind creates law: The mind is not subject to law.
Only the mind itself is able to limit the powers of the mind.
The known is subject to the laws of knowers: The unknown is subject to no laws.
The domain of law is the domain of the known.
To discover is to uncover or reveal what is already there: To create is to bring into being something completely new.
Life forms enform and, by enforming, limit both their environment and themselves.
Humanity's self-imposed restrictions limit and impair humanity.
Humanity is so greatly preoccupied with developing the known that it is neglecting to create and develop the unknown.
The known is the finite and the unknown is the infinite. Our transfinite creativity converts the infinite unknown to the finite known.
Finity is the creation of our creative perception: All is perception and all is perceptively created.
Those of us, who are more psychologically insecure, tend to cling to the known and to be fearful of the unknown.
The unknown is the natural sphere of the bold and venturesome.
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.
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.
Prediction is an aspect of discovery: As no rules apply in discovery, no rules apply in prediction.
There can be no discovery without creation: Discovery is a function of creation.
As prediction is a function of discovery, and as discovery is a function of creation, prediction is a function of creation.
To successfully predict the future, is to participate in the creation of the future.
Predictors should comfort whenever they can.
We are absolute beings of the void, and we must learn to create in the void and live in the void.
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.
We cling to forms as children cling to teddy bears.
The spiritual and intuitive intellect makes no use of deviousness.
Questions are intuitively linked to answers.
Questions frequently invoke or provoke propositional answers.
Questions generate propositions.
Our intuitive awareness, of our Absolute being, is our faith and our spring-source of hope.
The highest value of truth is that which encompasses all aspects of existence ... that is, all viewpoints of the Absolute.
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.
The physical aspects of a living being are dendritic, but the spiritual aspects are not.
The multi-viewpoint approach is less 'viscous' than the uni-viewpoint approach: It is more flexible and adaptable: It is a more versatile tool.
To control a quality is to destroy a quality.
Qualities can only exist in a free or natural state.
If one seeks to control justice, justice is destroyed: If one seeks to control compassion, compassion is destroyed.
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.
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.
Limitless serendipitous potentials await our recognition, attention and development.
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.
When one is conscious of vibes, one can distinguish troublesome vibe-personalities and troublesome vibe-situations and this helps one greatly in avoiding trouble.
The more self-realised a person is, the more easily he/she is able to avoid trouble.
A person cannot be troubled unless that person's aura becomes disturbed or deranged.
A self-realised person is able to consciously strengthen his/her aura.
The more self-realised a person is, the stronger that person's aura, and the less likely that aura will be disturbed.
Popular works of fiction are like societal dreams. Via fiction, society works through its traumas and fantasies to fulfil its unsatisfied psychological needs.
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.
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.
Self-realisation (knowledge) releases energy. As evolution progresses, the more evolved life-forms release more and more energy.
As more and more energy is released from mass, the incidence of life-threatening radiation increases.
Dendritic life-forms, which are vulnerable to high-energy radiation, are replaced by non-dendritic life-forms.
The Absolute is indifferent, as between all states and expressions, being wholly in each.
The Absolute develops dendritic self-awareness at the end of each expression cycle.
The development of self-aware beings is only possible by processes of dendritic evolution.
Spiritual beings are present throughout all phases of expression cycles.
Energy, and all qualities of the Absolute, are present throughout all phases of expression cycles.
Dendritic phenomena exist for purposes of self-realisation, creativity, regeneration, reproduction, and enjoyment.
The natural dendritic world, of plant and animal life, is amoral: Dendritically, might is right.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The spiritually righteous live by faith. Faith is spiritual memory.
One does not bargain with God. His word is eternal: His word is now.
God speaks plainly, arid there is no need for argument concerning His commandments.
God is not gentle with Himself: That which, of Himself, He finds unacceptable, He expunges.
The soul of a person is the quintessence of that person's experience.
Our experience is our souls.
What we perceive is what our souls perceive.
Existence is the spiritual experience.
What we perceive, as a species, is the accumulated experience of our species: What we perceive is our species-memory.
Experience is quintessential and spiritual.
Existence is our memory.
One's soul is one's memory.
Behaviour is a reading or signature of memory.
The present is accumulated memory ... a moving picture of all experience ... that is, of the accumulation of all experience.
We are souls: We are beings of memory.
Genes are stores of memory, persons are stores of memory; souls are memory; existence is memory; God is memory.
All that is, is God ... and it is all memory.
Memory of what? ... memory is: There is nothing other than memory.
Memory is substantive and real: Memory is all there is.
Memory accumulates, and time subserves its processes.
Time is not substantive: Time is accessory to memory.
Spirit is memory without time: Spirit is transfinite and quintessential memory.
Memory accumulates in physical experience, but memory is entire, spiritually.
Insight is transfinite memory: There is no qualitative difference between memory and insight.
God gives us His commandments in the 'here-now': Transfinitely, God gives us His commandments now.
Experience is, at once, readings of memory and explorations of memory.
The progression of this propositional network is a progression of insight into memory.
Spiritual memory is transfinite: It is all there is.
Spiritually, memory is absolute.
Experience does not add to or increase the spiritual memory: Experience is a reading of the spiritual memory.
Unless we honour God, we ourselves shall not be honourable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
God says 'obey me, and I will be your God and you will be my people'.
Many will disobey, but those who obey will be strong and sound in His care.
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!
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'.
Blessed are those who trust in God, whose confidence is in Him.
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.
The interchange of light and shadow enables us to perceive colours. Colour is by way of a degree of darkness, allied to shadow.
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.
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.
Beyond two or three days, the world's best weather forecasts are speculative ... and, beyond a week, they are almost completely unreliable.
Small errors may be catastrophic ... and small changes may have great effects. (Note: This is an observation often made by chaos scientists).
Existence is a system of creative chaos.
Turbulence is a mess of disorder, at all scales: It may be posited that we are experiencing the onset of social turbulence, worldwide.
At the onset of turbulence, different systems start to behave identically: They become overpowered by the greater power of turbulence.
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.
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.
Although energy randomises, it is very sensitive and reactive to any non-random stimuli ... and it explores the implications of such stimuli ad infinitum.
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.
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.
Energy subserves man: Man does not subserve energy.
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.
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.
Evolution, of organic forms, proceeds by progressive Cantor set addition of middle-thirds.
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.
Although a leaf is a very effective solar panel, its shape is not dictated by its function.
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.
Elegance counts as much as results, and style as much as achievement.
Any explanatory proposition, which purports to exclude all alternative explanations, is spurious.
'Chaos science' refers to explorations, by physicists and mathematicians, of the unknowns of energy behaviour.
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.
Chaos scientists explore the terra incognita of chaos and, as they discover more about it, it seems to them to become less chaotic.
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.
Non-linear feedback seems to make motion more robust. This is analogous to the use of out-strains to strengthen equine blood-lines.
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'.
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.
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.
At a point of indifference, there may be a greater tendency for the dichotomous switching, of Lorenz' almost-intransitivity, to come into play.
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.
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.
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.
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!?
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.
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.
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.
Ideations cohere energy but, as they proliferate, they are also agencies of change.
Ideas are like vortices and they tend to switch back and forth on the 'screen' of the mind ... but they can be powerful attractors.
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.
Bio-forms are mind-forms, which are held coherent over time by gene codes.
In biology, everything is highly structured: In biology, randomness is death.
Turbulence threatens life forms ... but a modicum of conflict strengthens bio-species.
Turbulence erases patterns, but leaves memory undisturbed.
It is possible to erase the memory of a computer, but it is not possible to erase the memory of the human species.
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.
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).
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.
Fractally, a Koch curve progressively becomes more detailed, whereas a Cantor set progressively becomes more sparse and less defined.
Influential accurate predictions operate in the manner of a strange attractor.
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.
Chaos science involves the exploration of apparently chaotic energy, which turns out to be less chaotic than supposed.
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.
Fractal scaling enriches our perceptions of existence.
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.
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.
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.
Every aspect or part of energy is a means of accessing the whole absolute memory. Transfinitely, energy and memory are integral qualities of singularity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The synaptic cell cut-out system has evolved to enable variation of the species, for adaptations to meet threats to survival of the species.
Synaptic cell-systems enable life to develop dynamically and teleologically. Synaptic cell-systems are essential to life.
Energy is non-synaptic and has direct access to the universal memory.
All matter is transfinite: Every molecule is connected to every other molecule transfinitely.
Each brain cell has two modes, one finite and the other transfinite. Brain cells switch mode, according to need.
There is a meditative gap between any two propositions of this network ... a gap which acts as a synaptic cut-out.
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.
Without cell synapsis, all minds would be samey oneness-minds: Without synapsis, life would be samey and undifferentiated.