Apr 4, 2008

The New New Age and Why You Should Hate It

What follows below began as a response to a friend who asked me to read the piece in question and probe it for the Deeper Meaning that she felt sure was there. It is a lengthy article so I hesitate to post it here…but my response is given as a sort of review of the article. The article is called:
“The Universe is Dreaming Itself Awake”
It was written by another of these neo-freaks called Paul Levy who labors under serious delusions regarding the nature of reality. You can find his other idiotic ranting at the website below:
http://www.awakeninthedream.com/



Well, you asked me in your last message to read this piece carefully to ascertain the entire meaning. I must once again view these sentiments as the sort of new-age codswallop that misleads so many people about the nature of reality.
I might suggest that you try reading “The Holographic Universe” by Michael Talbot. He offers far more comprehensive views of how and why the Universe functions the way it does. His book gives great credence to the world of the Supernatural and even to Spirituality -almost to an apologetic fault- but it’s a fascinating book. And while the late Mr. Talbot deals searchingly with the very nature of the questions (and supposed answers) with which this piece deals, he offers real empirical data for his conclusions.
Suggesting that the very nature of reality can be changed by our own consciousness of it is no new concept and has only recently been adopted by the New Age hucksters as a way to shuck innocent and under-informed “seekers” of their hard-earned answers as well as dollars. (The latest developments in quantum physics suggest that the Universe may be far different than we imagined and that, indeed, our interaction with and observation of it may well shape it as we see it and experience it. [See String Theory especially.]) But to suggest that “dreaming” is the key to this mystery is to ignore the true profundity of what human existence really is. Merely stating that these things are possible is tantamount to traveling back in time and trying to tell the ancient Egyptians that helicopters exist in your time. You know they do exist but you will be unable to offer them the plans, materials or wherewithal to produce one so your claim is moot. Such is the case here.
The flagrantly preposterous claim that this idea of a somnambulist existence that needs only a certain “nudging” to be brought to the forefront of our lives, and, in turn, to change the nature of same, is absurd. Much less the wholly under-researched claim that this is somehow linked to Jungian Psychology which is distasteful at best. While Jung did propose a “Collective Unconscious” he in no way admitted that Synchronicity had any other link to the realm of Temporal Existence than in an extremely personal manner. He never suggested that this idea could be “externalized” and focused somehow for the betterment of our lives.
What we’re dealing with here is a sample of writing from an obviously dissatisfied person who failed to find the answers he wanted and, therefore, decided on the theory that best suited his particular desires, misgivings, shortcomings and worldview and is now attempting to pawn it off as something real and meaningful. Neurobiology is far too young a science, in both theory and practice, to ever assume that its nature can be so easily and readily dispatched. Dreams are, according to another imminent psychologist; namely: Freud, mere reflections of things in the Sub-Conscious mind and can only account for unrealized emotions that we harbor even without our own knowledge. To link this to the wholly unproven idea of “Lucid” dreaming is a treacherous row to hoe at best.
It is not my point to deride the concepts here; they are pretty and sound very good to any and all who may read them but, again, there is too much Real Science that addresses these selfsame issues, and in satisfactory ways, to dash about from one kook to another in some vain attempt to explain it all neatly in one package that is soaked with hokey semantics and archaic Mythology. The concepts offered here are purely anecdotal and, therefore, totally internal, personal and wholly useless because no empirical data can prove or refute the claims.
(I will point you again to quantum physics, where the “Theory of Everything” is now the major endeavor of all the serious scientists working in this field.)
After all, the Archetypal Myth that we all so abundantly share was explained in similar, if far more poetic, terms in “The Allegory of The Cave.”
In order to get at the “Hard Nut” of what human consciousness is really all about, I will advise you to find a book called “The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind” by Dr. Julian Jaynes. It will offer far more exact and rewarding results than this type of low-brow hotchpotch.
You are obviously concerned with ideas and concepts of the highest import and I hate to see you sell yourself short for a lot of "Quick Fix" answers to questions that man has been trying to address for centuries. There are Real Answers out there but they won't be found in the rank musings of "Mystics" and "Shamans."

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Anonymous said...

ORIGIN OF UNIVERSE- A NEW PRINCIPLE
Propounded by Dr. Hari Om, Sr. Scientist Agronomy CCS HAU, Hisar (Kurukshetra)




According to this principle, which is called 'Principle of Cipher Zone', the universe was originated in a series of four steps, i.e., four sub-principles are involved in this process. These sub-principles explain the origin of universe, its dissolution, basis of its expansion and status of energy in a star.

The Principle of Cipher Zone propounds that the theory of 'Big Bang' is not responsible for the origin of universe, but this process advanced in a series of steps, which did not involve any vast explosion of the energy like Big Bang. It started as the process of formation of a star initiates. Today, the completion of this process takes lesser ?time' as it was taken for the formation of first star, because in the present universe, the material required for the formation of a star becomes readily available, but initially it was not so and this process proceeded very slowly. When the energy of this first star was burnt, it converted into a black hole; but before this conversion, the process of the formation of other stars and planets was initiated and they started revolving around this initially appeared central star. In this way along with the central black hole (converted from the first star) the surrounding stars also formed their own families and kept on revolving around the central black hole. Slowly and slowly, the first Milky Way came into existence. The black hole, which was initially formed, now occupied the central space of the first Milky Way thus formed and simultaneously this central black hole of the central Milky Way went on increasing its size by feeding the surrounding old stars. This way, other Milky Ways also came into existence around the central Milky Way and started revolving around it. All these later formed milky ways also had their own central black holes and found their base of stability from the initially formed central black hole and the central Milky Way like a string tied to the neck of the surrounding Milky Ways with the central one. When all the surrounding black holes merged into the initially formed gigantic black hole, the whole of the universe realized dissolution i.e. Maha Pralya.

Now after dissolution, there remained only one universal black hole in which the energy of the whole universe turned into waves of almost compatible character with a stable centre of least moving energy having very dense core at the centre. Slowly and slowly the fast moving energy present at the periphery of this black hole went sluggish and slowed down which got scattered with the passage of time. The movement of the energy at the periphery gets faster and faster upto when the outside material in the form of stars, planets, or Milky Ways remains available for feeding, but it starts slowing down once the whole material is immersed in the central universal black hole. In this way, the whole black hole scattered with the passage of time. After that, the process the creation again started. These two processes of creation and dissolution proceed simultaneously through the creation of new stars and galaxies at the outer periphery and simultaneous dissolution of stars and surrounding galaxies into the central black hole of the central galaxy.

The expansion of universe is also not due to Big Bang, but it is attributed to the size of the continuously increasing black hole at the centre of the Milky Ways. As the size of the central black hole increases, the expansion as well as the speed of the Milky Ways running away from the centre will go on increasing, but a time will come when the outer expansion will be ceased due to extraneous increase in the size of black hole or we can say that increasing density of the central black hole will not allow the further expansion of the galaxy. The incoming energy of the system will dominate over the outgoing energy. With this advancement in the increase of the black hole size, the whole universe will fall and rest in the centre. Every existence or system has a zone of neutral energy at its centre and in its surrounding where its energy ends and the periphery of another system starts. When these two neutral energy zones are merged into one, then the system or existence ceases to work and collapses or we can say that the differential strata of energy of that system are converted into more compatible and unified form of energy or we can say that it is the expansion of the central zone of neutral energy which compels that system to collapse. During the process of expansion, the central zone or black holes of different galaxies goes on increasing. This increase in the area and density of black holes in the middle of the galaxies allow the expansion of the galaxies. The ratio of increase in the area or volume of the black holes in relation to the expansion of outgoing and expanding energy can be assessed with the increase in the ratio of expansion of the nucleus of an atom and the overall expansion of that atom in the form of its mass and energy.

The working of the system depends on the presence of energy at different levels and the inter- and intra-facial tension in those energy fields. When these fields are merged together, the system collapses or dissolved. In this way, the different systems or existences either small or large are converted into energy waves and this way the process of dissolution proceeds until a sole, gigantic and universal zone of neutral energy or Cipher Zone is formed, which brings the final dissolution.

This present theory also refutes the finding that a star has the maximum temperature at its core. This theory propounds that a star has highly peaceful zone at its centre; it is not explosive. Every star or system has two types of energy; incoming and outgoing, working entirely at different level and in different direction. The larger is the system or existence, the greater it will have the zone of neutral energy at its centre i.e. a peaceful zone providing stable base to the whole system. The greater is the expansion of the zone of peace and stability at the centre, the more explosive or vibrating will be the surface energy either it is a star like Sun or vast ocean or galaxy. This is true only when the star or the system is composed of similar type of energy at its centre. If the system, like earth, has different type of energy particles at different levels, then the energy will be explosive at its core because of the admixture of different form of energy in the central zone. This is due to the interfacial stress among different types of energy resting at the same level.

The central zone is nothing but the zone of neutrality, the zone of satisfied energy either it is at the level of smallest particle existing as an atom or largest systems like sea, star or galaxy. The unsatisfied or vibrating or tension creating charge at the surface is the result of the degree of vastness of the internal satisfied power of the system; if measured at the surface of the sea, there is a possibility of the prediction of future rains and devastating thunderstorms or catastrophic Tsunami outbursts. This charge may have its impact on the El-NiƱo effect and difference of temperature in seawater. If it is measured inside the earth, there can be a possibility of the prediction of earthquakes.
Radhasoami

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drumdance said...

This is the best thing you've written on this blog. Seriously.

l.c. said...

Well said, Mr. Rooked. I think everyone should be forced to read the Holographic Universe, and since that's the only book mentioned that I've read, then I'll leave my advice at that. It will make any person a little smarter.