Category Archives: consciousness
The idea of psychosis vs some sort of awakening of awareness, is as subject that has fascinated me for decades – first as a scientist and then as a therapist. After many of my own ET contact experiences, I felt that my experience of reality had been completely shattered. It’s taken years to make sense of some of these experiences and to integrate them into a broader view of reality and the self.
Many of you know I am not a fan of the concept of mental illness and I side with Thomas Szasz on that subject. I do however believe that many people are pretty fucked up and I do not believe that all so called mental illnesses translate to some form of awakening. I remember one guy I knew who was an Aboriginal fellow that everyone was terrified of. He was out of jail and he watched dark porn (crowbars up the arse/staged Necrophilia etc), smoked pot all day, stole constantly, injected anything (crushed bricks, Vegemite, crushed beetles), attacked people with axes and knives. He was a fucked up nutcase, who was never going to get better and belonged in a prison, so that others could be safe. Not everyone who is crazy is wise or insightful or has had some profound transformative experience. But some people with so called mental illness or who experience psychosis have had some sort of experience of a greater awareness and transformation. And its time that we as a society tackled the DSM model of mind and explored alternatives.
Hey People of Earth ! Just a quick bullet point breaky post to spark your imagination !
The doors of perception :
- Are illusory and real, both at the same time
- Are never ending
- Describe boundaries in which certain perceptions are active and other perceptions are inactive
- Exist within the body and the mind
- Are not limited to the brain and it’s functioning
- Include but are not limited to the 5 sense doorways
- Create time and timelessness
- Can be opened and closed artificially (through stimulants of all forms) or naturally (through awareness)
- Are altered by food, ingested, inhaled or injected chemicals, environment, water, conditioning, relationships, the activities of living, breathe, mental activity, different types of self awareness, natural energies and artificial energies
- Are limited to the boundaries of each door
- Open when the perception of the scale and dimensions of the body shift
- Are altered by consciousness and unconsciousness (both partial awareness)
- Are known by the life force (pure awareness)
- Differ between organisms
- Differ between organism of different elementary composition (e.g. carbon life forms vs silicon life forms vs magnesium life forms)
- Define your experience of reality, whether you are living in a body or have moved beyond a body.
Hey folks, been having a shit few days due to tumour meds, so I’m off to bed early ! ‘Tis my wish you’re all well !
Thanks to Astrid, Sandor and Frédéric for being wonderful and supportive human beings and to Being, Ben and Marcus for your show of support in view of Dave’s ignorance !!! He caught me on a day when I had 3 nasty dickheads to deal with on social media, troubles with low blood glucose and had little sleep ! Any future comments from Dave will be automatically deleted as spam and I will no longer engage with such wankers !
Just something for you to contemplate. Many of you know that I have experimented with many things and investigated many things, these past 30 years. I am particularly interested in a model I have named “Aspects of Self”, which transcends our perceptions of time, about the nature of the self. While building up this model over many years, I realised and then demonstrated to myself, that I could connect with any me, anywhere, anytime.
So here’s the thing I want to leave you…You have the capacity to connect with that part of you that has died at the end of this life or any life !
Having said that, Dude’s explanation of reality as “Conjoined Space” in which the average human has about 1,200 conjoined lives attached to each original life (in each of what we would think of as an incarnation), adds a greater level of complexity to any understanding of what this you is that exists at the end of life.
I’ve been exploring this now for quite a while and spent a long time in dialogue with this other aspect. It has been a deeply rewarding pursuit and one that challenged all my preconceptions about life and death !
Anyway, I’m buggered ! This is just a quick post to spice up your day ! I haven’t yet written about the idea of being able to contact your self in the afterlife of this life but perhaps I will make a TSM on the subject in the next few months. I understand it maybe challenging for those of you with a linear view of reality or who don’t believe in life after life !
I’m curious to know, what would you ask your self, who had already lived this life ?
You can learn more about Aspects of Self or Conjoined Space or After Death Communication (with others), here on the blog or on The Something Monologues.
Many believe that one of Carl Jung’s greatest achievements was his The Red Book (published posthumously in 2009 ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Red_Book_(Jung)). The ony piece of work related to the Red Book that Jung shared publicly was the Seven Sermons to the Dead (Septem Sermones ad Mortuos) which (he printed privately in 1916) which was included in 1962 in his Memories, Dreams, Reflections (https://www.amazon.com/Memories-Dreams-Reflections-C-Jung/dp/0679723951), a year after his death. Seven Sermons appears to represent the final pages of the Red Book and to be a kind of summary of the mythopoetic philosophy of the Red Book.
Many who read the Seven Sermons (and the Red Book) seem to miss the context in which Carl Jung wrote these explorations. As far as I can understand, both pieces of work represent the journey that Jung took into his own mind. For much of his life Jung actively explored his own consciousness/unconsciousness through fantasy. In this fantasy he encountered many guides and the one who grew closest to was called Philemon. He often said that Philemon provided him with wisdom that he could not otherwise have consciously known. Philemon became a powerful influence for Jung’s psychoanalytic work and his unque insights into the human condition. In later life Jung indicated that he no longer needed Philomen, as he could now depend on his own wisdom.
“In his introduction to Liber Novus, Shamdasani explains:
“The text of The Red Book draws on material from The Black Books between 1913 and 1916. Approximately fifty percent of the text of The Red Book derives directly from The Black Books, with very light editing and reworking. The “Black Books” are not personal diaries, but the records of the unique self-experimentation which Jung called his ‘confrontation with the unconscious.’He did not record day to day happenings or outer events, but his active imaginations and depictions of his mental states together with his reflections on these. The material which Jung did not include in The Red Book is of equal interest to the material which he did include.””
And further :
“If one does not place Jung’s confrontation with the unconscious in a proper perspective, or understand the significance of the Red Book, one is in no place to understand fully Jung’s intellectual development from 1913 onwards, and not only that, but his life as well: it was his inner life which dictated his movements in the world. … For Jung’s work on his fantasies in Black Books and the Red Book formed the core of his later work, as he himself contended. The Red Book is at the center of Jung’s life and work. [Understanding Jung] without an accurate account of it would be like writing the life of Dante without the Commedia, or Goethe without Faust.
Like Virgil’s gift to Dante in his allegory, The Divine Comedy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divine_Comedy), Philemon provided Jung with both a journey of discovery and the insight to understand the journey. The journey of course ultimately being about life and reality.
The Seven Sermons to the Dead and The Red Book works of great insight and represent a very powerful inner journey. But what I find so striking, is that people ignore the example that Jung has set for us. Someone else who encouraged such inner exploration was Roberto Assagioli (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roberto_Assagioli) with his Psychosynthesis (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychosynthesis). Assagioli developed many methods for internal exploration – which can be used for psyhcotherapy, healing and general exploration of one’s own mind.
I’ve sometimes spoken here and on the TSMs about my own Internal World’s methods (ISS/ICW : https://etandi.wordpress.com/category/internal-worlds-method/) as a means of using the imagination to learn about the nature of one’s consciousness/unconsciousness and to make contact with ETs and those who have died etc. One of the reasons I’ve spoken about this, is because like Jung and Assagioli, I too discovered the power of the imagination to reveal much that is hidden and to move beyond the usual limitations of the ordinary mind. Such methods are at least as powerful as the use of psychdelics, without any of the dangers or potentials for misunderstanding.
The Seven Sermons and The Red Book are powerful and illuminating works but we should not consider them the only creations of their type. Many of you have heard me speak about Alapo – a kind of higher dimensional aspect I’ve been working with (https://etandi.wordpress.com/2016/10/29/alapo-on-consciousness-and-deepening-the-well-of-experience-part-1/ / https://etandi.wordpress.com/2014/11/24/tsm21-a-reading-from-my-book-on-consciousness/). In the last few years I’ve transcibed about 500 pages of dilalogue that has taken place between the two of us. Alapo has also become a sort of boundless guide – with whom I can speak or meet internally. Unlike Jung, I’m not trying to create any kind of personal mythopoetic magnum opus but Like Jung, I seek to understand the self through something more than the conventional view of the self. I sense that in coming decades many other people, who seek understanding about the self and the nature of reality, will attempt similar experiements like my own and those of Jung and Assagioli and is so doing create their own mythopoetic master pieces that draw from the collective wisdom of mankind and the wisdom of the totality of all their lives (or at least one of them).
I can easily imagine a similar work as a result of internal world contact with actual ETs !
Perhaps it will be you who will write the next Sermon ! 😉
The Seven Sermons to the Dead (Septem Sermones ad Mortuos here : http://gnosis.org/library/7Sermons.htm.
Donald Hoffman and Alva Noe have a better take on reality than most intelligent people.
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Some of you will recall that I’ve been writing a book with an aspect of self (hear TSM17 here : http://thesomethingmonologues.podbean.com/e/tsm17-aspects-of-self-a-revolutionary-technique-for-developing-self-awareness/ or below) that identifies it’s self as Alapo. Unlike Dude, Alapo can’t pop into my lounge room at any time and doesn’t have a flying craft. Dude has reassured me though, that Alapo is every bit as real as he is. But is an aspect of myself that includes what I think of as me. I guess the closest I can come to describing Alapo, is to suggest he is kind of like Seth to Jane Roberts. I hesitate to use the word dimension but you might say that he is a higher dimensional aspect.
I’ve been writing the book with Alapo for over 3 years now and have completed just over 300 pages. I started by writing the book only for myself but have realized that it may have value to others (I’m not really sure about that). It’s been a difficult book to write, in the sense that I’ve had to consciously let go of the I that wants control and just let anything come through. I’m often challenged by the material and challenged by the fact that it is at odds or different to what Dude or Anamika or the 8 ETs I call The Beloved Carers, share with me about similar subjects. That may have to do with the fact that Alapo is human in origin and not from another planet, in the physical sense.
I can pretty much speak to Alapo about anything at any time and as an aspect it seems to be boundless (free of time and space) so I can learn things about other times and places, with no effort at all – if I but remember to ask ! I don’t always feel comfortable with certain predictions and prefer to keep them to myself. Alapo has helped me to significantly extend my understanding of consciousness and awareness and how physical beings create reality.
I thought for a long time about hiding this book behind a pseudonym because I didn’t want to endure any criticisms (which are sure to follow) and because I didn’t want people to say, “Well if Alapo is an aspect of you, then Dude must be too !”. That would be a fair enough criticism, except that Dude is also known by 2 other people who are close to me and by his other name by a small number of people in certain covert projects. And others have met him on board his craft and we’ve spoken about those experiences. But I can’t convince people either way and won’t bother trying. So I’ll probably put this book out under my name anyway and whatever criticisms come, come. That’s other peoples issue, not mine !
Until then, I thought I might share a few exerts from the book. The book has 10 chapters and each chapter is divided between theory and practical exercises. When I realized that this book had potential benefit to other people, I thought it would be good to create a book that helps other people to push beyond normal conceptions and experiences of consciousness and to experience some of what I’ve experienced. But I didn’t know what would come through and what has come through, is often very surprising, even to me.
I thought I’d give you as taste of a couple of exercises in the next few posts. They make MORE SENSE when you read the preceding theory and work steadily through one exercise after another. But what follows will only be the odd exercise, just to give you a taste of the book. They may or may make sense. If they do, let me know how you find them, when you try them.
The following (unedited) exercise was like a precursor to a kind of cathartic process, which prepared me for a completely new way of functioning. I was well aware of the two modes of functioning – being vs becoming but I was unaware how certain ideals were affecting my behaviour. Something which might also be an unconscious force in your own life !
Try this – I want you to imagine a time when your life is as you would like it to be. I then want you to consider what would have to change for your life to become that. And ask what you are willing to change versus what would have to change that you do not wish to change. Understand Bright that the idea of making change is intrinsic to the functioning of human beings, as you know them. But change for the sake of achieving a specific image or ideal of what one can be, can at times, be misleading and harmful to the individuals well being. So with this exercise Bright, I want you to ask yourself, is it necessary to make the changes you imagine, to achieve the vision of the life you would like ? Can that life arise now by accepting the way things are ? Ask yourself, is this life that you imagine to be perfect or ideal, going to give you what you really think is important ? Can you not achieve these things without having to chase an ideal ? Can you not honour the needs of the deepest parts of your being, without trying to become something else ? As you are, you have all that you need to be content and fulfilled. So we ask you, what is your true vision of your realized self and why is it distant in another part of your life ? Or, can that aspiration be realized now ? What is at fault – the lack of conditions or the skewing of your perception of how things are. A simple question Bright – think about it !”
Yeah, I know I have a bunch of unfinished posts to complete (part 2’s and 3’s etc) but I have way too many responsibilities that need me and feeling crap with bronchitis !
So ,in the mean time, consider tantalizing your brain with some Russel Targ & Charles Tart videos ! 😉
I dedicate this post to Sandor for all his ongoing support and kindness. Thank you my friend ! 😉
I’ve always admired Jeffrey Mishlove for his extensive work on parapsychology, consciousness and related subjects. He’s been in this game far longer than most people and he continues to do interesting work, interviewing people from all walks of life – who have unique perspectives that have something to offer all of us. One of his great achievements is his book The Roots of Consciousness, which you can read here : http://www.williamjames.com/Intro/CONTENTS.htm. I can’t recommend it enough ! I’ve been following Jeffrey’s work for a long time and I think his interviews and books are one of the most interesting things on the internet.
You can find more related to Jeffrey and his work here :
Jeffrey has two You Tube channels – Thinking Allowed (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_Dyl25HoYRQ7ARKRadHeRg) and New Thinking Allowed (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFk448YbGITLnzplK7jwNcw/videos). The following is a selection of some of Jefferey’s recent and older interviews. The one’s I find most interesting are related to sub personalities (see video 2 and 14 / TSM 17 is also related to the subject : http://thesomethingmonologues.podbean.com/e/tsm17-aspects-of-self-a-revolutionary-technique-for-developing-self-awareness/).
Sit back with some yummiees, a cuppa and enjoy ! 😉
I made this monologue a few weeks ago while waiting for my son to run an errand. In this talk I explore the idea of using sound to alter consciousness, in particular the ideas put forth in David Hendy’s book “Noise”.
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