I suggest reading the earliest posts first

What is the relationship of the experience of synchronicities?

What is the relationship of the experience of synchronicities to the 'rational'? That question has been answered:

"Accompanying the more profound occurrences of synchronicity (is) a dawning intuition, sometimes described as having the character of a spiritual awakening, that the individual herself or himself not only is embedded in a larger ground of meaning and purpose, but also in some sense (is) a focus of it."
Richard Tarnas Cosmos and Psyche

The above quotation is embedded in 492 pages + 50 pages of endnotes, etc, little bitty print, not many pictures in the book.

"There is another world, but it is 'in' this one." Paul Eluard, Morris Berman, The Reenchantment of the World"

"Here again the dialectic that runs through the whole development of the mythical-religious consciousness stands out with particular sharpness....It is a fundmantal trait in mythical thinking that where ever it posits a definite relation between two members it transforms this relation into an identity. An attempted synthesis leads here necessarily to a coincidence, an immediate concrescence of the elements that were to be linked. " Ernst Cassirer, page 250, The Philosophy of symbolic Forms, Vol 2.

Concrescence is a term coined by Alfred North Whitehead
to show the process of jointly forming an actual entity that was without form, but about to manifest itself ...

"I saw not with the eye of the body, but the eye of the soul." Goethe; Theodore Reik's Fragment of a Great Confession

In discovering the other world, the hidden world, a very strange kind of conversation can be experienced but it's not the typical 'voice' that speaks in that other world. It's created artificially! It uses whatever is available to the individual, the specific individual.

This quotation is from War In Heaven by Charles Williams.

"When Mr. Batesby had spoken that morning it had seemed as if two streams of things: actual events and his own meditations had flowed gently together; as if not he but Life were solving the problem in the natural process of the world. He reminded himself now that such a simplicity was unlikely; explanations did not lucidly arise from mere accidents and present themselves as all but an ordered whole."
Read only the words in Bold-red. and that's the best example I can give of the process of 'abstraction' from embeddedness. This is an excellent description of synchronization as a life process. One's own meditations and actual events flow together and a new 'voice' speaks through this natural process.

Its an individualizing experience in every day life that has been named various names throughout history. C. G. Jung named it individuation, Emanuel Swedenborg had accurately identifed it as regeneration, a process that includes a life review.
An individuation process is not commonly recognized because its such a unique personalized life experience of one's own body and mind. You may be as surprised as I was to have to learn that the 'irrational' is what can't be scientifically validated because it's unique, ultra personal experiences that happen over a life span and science requires repeatability.
So the irrational is what ever isn't rational because science excludes personal analysis, the process requires repeatability. In fact the irrational is a wholeness of experience in that it includes the rational when the individuation process operates in a life or in lives. An individuation process is not commonly understood yet but I became aware of the process and the pattern without knowing about it myself!
How it creates a 'voice' and a conversation is the most personalizing life experience that can be experienced if it's recognized, because the form of its 'speech' is difficult to be discerned. Order emerges from chaos, literally over a span of time that may be decades in a life. It's speech is created artificially, the 'voice' aspect is created by a process of abstractions from every day life content. The bibliography at the end of a technical non-fictional book is in my opinion the result of that process of abstractions, its basically invisible to the author.
When quantum physics was 'discovered' that was a message that 'said': "The physical world is derived from another world" and: " there are no causes in the physical world, only effects." (Emanuel Swedenborg had already written that fact and other important details about the process of life, regeneration was his name for it, that he believed prepared a person for life after death.) One attribute of its speech is symbolic but literalness is also part of how the' voice' is created by a process literally of 'abstractions' , highlighted by the mind from every day life content, by a special function of mind that creates a 'second under lying context' automatically, with an extra 'sense'. The term 'second underlying context' was my own definition but a local Jungian psycyhiatrist told me it was an excellent term. Swedenborg's term, 'double thought' is appropriate too.

Only last year I saw an old movie (Blade Runner) and the process of 'abstraction' caused me to hear a remark made in it about 'tears lost in rain' with that 'extra meaningful sense' that I've noticed myself in my mind. It has helped me describe the undescribable invisibility of such events that occur, embedded in every day life until the 'extra sense' abstracts and highlights them. The 'jokes' that cause you to laugh most heartily are the simplest example I can give now. Television situation comedies in our time are popular from this mechanism's operations but that's just one of 'its' attributes.

There is a kind of rational logic inherent to the process, not Aristolean, or linear, because 'it' uses personal memories and experiences as the content of the process. But that's a fact that had to be recognized over a span of time when 'it' created in my life a consistent synchronization between inner content that was new to me, certain memories from my past and everything, every thing, outside my body.
The process itself was almost overwhelming for a few years until it was a new kind of 'normal', but not yet invisible. What's new eventually becomes normal but whatever is normal gets to be invisible eventually, its ever presence has made it invisible.

The process as I had to figure out myself, operates 'in' every day events. I believe it is a special sense that unites (synchronizes is the best word to use) the body and brain with what's outside the body, history and Time itself with the flow of what I believe is the 'ongoing endeavor of Time'. It may be a function of the unconsciousness itself to create the process of individuation, from the depths of mind but I'm not sure about that. But let me emphasize that I had to discover all, every 'bit of information' myself and notice how it was created from mechanisms of mind that alter 'thought' and the direction of attention. The most difficult to discover was that there is a kind of 'prompter within'. It created a new relationship with every day life events gradually.'

" The medium is the message." The extension in Time of an idea can be 'like' a signal, in my opinion.

The process of individuation is virtually unknown but I have experienced that the 'transcendental function' is in charge, it's building a future event: The Future. Sometimes long strings of events have to happen, widely spaced in time so that the personal 'meaning and context' can in some situations only be given decades later. I've had several events, separated by even decades happen, then a 'closing event ' completes the string and then an inner display retrieves them and assembles them in a flash of a second as 'insight'. Only then suddenly, it's obvious that part of me in the past somehow 'knew' the future.

I wouldn't abandon 'string theory' which F. David Peat wrote is an 'interactive force'. He did not write about or mention a process of individuation. I will have to describe in detail why I believe Sigmund Freud's 'discovery' of psychoanalysis was his experience of this individuation process and Carl G. Jung's much deeper experience was the result of recognizing the effects of the same pattern.

What ever "it" is that energizes my body in that 'kind' of event, which often happens as an ordinary situation, it's not always 'numinous' (feelable at the moment) or even unusual. It's 'feelable' when a creative 'function' of the unconscious mind that is not unconscious its self., 'highlights' the event or the memory of an event. I know it never sleeps, I've had more than acceptable evidence of that fact. That's where its possible to see evidence of foresight, when I see what happened when I was 'moved' by that function in certain specific events and finally realized I'd been alone when many of them happened.

The depths of mind is where an unsleeping part of me (and probably everyone else) is at work. Nothing materially changes but 'associations and understanding'. Its nearly impossible to detect that there's a vast space between upper regions of mind and the most remote regions of mind that produces content that is thankfully strangely visible. It uses symbols that the individual 'knows' or can recognize.

My main symbol is the moebius band in all it's forms. An impulse caused me to make my first one in 1941 when I was 9 years old. The same impulse caused me to discover its 'secret', it's hidden forms that day after I'd made the band with a 180 degree turn. "Cut around it lengthwise." was a thought and I cut it once lengthwise, surprised at the result. The thought words repeated : "Cut around it lengthwise." so I obeyed again. The result was two bands separated but joined in a knot that didn't look like it could be undone. The two bands were joined but separated. The impulse has caused me to look over my shoulder at just the right moment, in the right location and what it brings to my attention is ALWAYS a surprise, sometimes its a real shock, perfectly timed.

It's connected to a part of 'me' that knows where I am, what's in front of me, where I've been and 'it' knows my most private thought. That part evidently knows the future, it has foresight and 'it' or whatever it's connected to uses a different language than our words. But it's within me, looking through my eyes, and I'm not unusual.

The four world balloon was created from an impulse to do something irrational.

About the image of 4 balloons?

I had an impulse to create my own image to represent (re-present) of the four worlds that William Blake's Tree of Life allegory had brought to my mind. I described what I wanted to a young man in a craft store and he thought it was impossible to do what I had in mind. Yet he did it without too much trouble then he made one for himself.

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Sunday, September 6, 2009

A statement about my purpose in this blog:

September 6, 2009

This blog is about something hidden in every day life. I want to write about what I've learned about my mind, reality and time in my nearly 3/4 of a century on this planet and about what caused me to think about Time the way I do now. It's not the measure of movement in space, at least not merely physical space. It may seem a trival thing, but C. G. Jung wrote that the first half of life is preparation for the second half. That implies there's foresight in our lives. I know there has been foresight in my life and I'm not unusual.

There are family bonds, personal and workplace relationships that create 'events' that the individual, me in this life on this planet, experiencesd as normal when they occurred. The first 52 years of my life was preparation for a future event primarily because I knew someone who essentially felt trapped in Time, encased in a body. Living in a war zone during the first few years of life created a family mindset that's not uncommon so this isn't about anything extraordinary.

The past of many people creates fear, apprehension, a sense of futility and helplessness about the future. It's difficult not to be specific but in this family it was casual offhand remarks that were of great importance, it was a family belief that we don't know where we came from when we're born and we don't know where we go when we die and it's a waste of time to try to understand why we are here.

I realize belatedly that I had never thought that kind of thought until I was almost 60 years old! A 'strangeness' had come into my life and after 8 years of strangeness, only then, had I wondered to myself what this 'strangeness' was trying to 'tell' me. It overlayed what was outside of my body, the way a transparent sheet of plastic can cover objects, but like a transparent 'thing' it didn't change anything I looked at. Yet something was between me and what was outside of my body. There was a radical change in my mind, it was 'thought' that began after a vivid dream I had late in 1981. Once it began, that particular 'vein' of thought never stopped. Other thought of a different 'kind' began later, but for a few years thought about the dream was where my primary attention was directed. A constant stream of thought about the dream scrolled through my mind day and night, 365/24/7 until about 1986.

Then within my noticing it, thought content that was not about the dream seeped into that stream.

Thought itself, is basically the most unexplored region of personal reality.

"New thought' in an 'empty head', a 'thought' less mind is enough to arouse curiosity. It aroused mine when it began, late in 1981 when a kind of 'strange event' began to occur. Such events didn't arouse my curiosity until they kept happening. What I write now is the result of those 'strange' events. The etymology of my name is 'eldritch' which I was told meant 'strange' in ancient Time, somewhere on this planet.

Time on different scales is evidently available through the mind. Too many authors have described their out of body experiences to doubt that. Let me make it clear that I've not had out of body experiences, at least nothing like Robert Monroe or Emanuel Swedenborg described, but I know there are levels in the mind and they don't announce themselves, there's no signage except the effect of how the 'world' outside the body is experienced. There are locations that alter drastically how what's outside of my body looks like, sounds like and very much alter the meaning of what I see and hear. There are levels in the mind that involve vast inner space. There is an "ongoing endeavor in Time", there is a Larger Domain where 'now' can be thousands of years in duration and some events in every day life can 'link' a person to it.

Example event:

In 1996 I worked for a company, The Boeing Commercial Aircraft Company, that was initiating a program to encourage better relationships in the workplace and a better understanding of how the business world operates. I registered for a class in Personal Communication and was surprised to read on the first page that what I was going to learn in the course had been written in the oldest known fragments, the Kagemni fragments. It was estimated to have been written 2400 years b.c. I wondered why I didn't know already information that was nearly 4500 years old then answered my own question: my family of origin was not often concerned about courtesy, about not offending anyone so I had very little exposure to 'The art of hearing, listening and excellent discourse".

It's about time I learn those rules, I thought, then I reached for my calculator.

4500 years = 1,620,000 days (360 days a year)
1,620,000 days = 38,880,000 hours
38,880,000 hours = 2,332,800,000 minutes
2,332,800,000 minutes = 139,968,000,000 seconds
1 second = 1 hertz
A hertz is a very short span of time.

More professionally stated: A second is the unit of time equal to the duration of 9, 192,631,770 periods of the radiation corresponding to the tranisiton between the two hyperfine levels of the ground state of the cesisum-133 atom.

My first computer operated at a mindboggling speed of 44 mhz in 1987. My thinking about time in my non-professional, less than mathematical mindset began when I got my first computer and the word 'hertz' came at me. As computers evolved so did my experience and understanding with 'hertz', what it's relationship to Time seems to me now to be. My present computer would have seemed impossible only 20 years ago. The speed is steadily increasing, expanding the space between one second and the next one. I've not found any expert that explains that kind of distance and it's relationship to how we experience it, except as 'stress' which is pressure to process more information in the same 24 hour span. The space between one second and the next seems to expand infinitely and I'm aware that not much more than a hundred years ago it was not necessary to know anything but the hour.

Time is what keeps everything from happening at once. Alfred Korzybski wrote that man is a time binder, we store experience in our memory so that the next generation builds on what the previous generation learned. The question I have now is: "How does the next generation 'learn'? What kind of feed back exists between generations? My grandchildren seem born already at computer speeds I've barely managed to integrate into my expanded 'reality' as I experienced it. I can't watch television and also read the scrolling bars that divide my attention!

After three quarters of a century I can honestly write that I understand my first thought on this planet and that occurred when I was two and a half years old. I was laying on a bed , the wind whistled through cracks in my home, which was a one car garage converted to an apartment in 1934. Directly over head was a light bulb hanging from the ceiling. My first thought occurred into my mind: "I am in a cold place."

Nothing very profound at age two and a half, but the image, the thought, and feeling cold re-occurred into my mind even when I was in my fourth decade. I wondered why that memory haunted me at some point in my fourth decade. I had been alive about 14,600 days then. My first thought was a photograph of what was in front of me, complete with how I felt and a thought that occurred to me, literally it identified what was in front of me.

I'd like to quote this from The Dynamics of Hope by Ira Progoff to initiate my blog, which is basically about the unique individual relationship to another world, which I named the Larger Domain when I was certain it was real. He has experienced what he described, it could not be described otherwise:

"The fact is that the human being creates the meaning of his existence in the act of living it; afterwards, but only afterwards, he can look back and discover what the meaning of his life is.

In his psychological development, a human being grows by natural stages organically, until with physical maturation he comes to a plateau. He may remain at this plateau functioning within the terms that his culture prescribes and within it's framework he may live out his days more or less contentedly. But if the impulse to further growth is pressing within him, he cannot possibly be content to remain there. Then he may live on this plateau anad use it as his base, in order to launch some further movement in his life. This may be in some particular area of his experience, a small area or a large area depending onhis capacities. From this plateau he may thrust forward in a creative act of individuality, and with this personal experience of his, a new insight or a new emotion, an act of leadership or an act of love will be brought into the world.

These creative acts of persons are their individual leaps upward and beyond the plateau on which they merely exist biologically and socially as human beings. Often an individual has just one brief moment in which he leaps off the plateau, a brief moment of insight, a vision, a momentary act of dedication or of love, and then he drops back onto the plateau and remains there.

But in that leap he has touched something. That which has transpired was a moment of creation in which something new was brought into the totality of all human existence so that it remains forever afterwards as a fact. Afterwards it is an element in the future experience of individuals in the species.the reality of that creative moment lives on, whether or not it was given tangible form in words or in color or in sound as a poem or a painting or perhaps a melody. The immortality of what has been created does not depend on the outward form it takes, it depends rather on the authenticity of the experience, on it's inward integrity, it's unself conscious spontaneity and on the power that derives from all of these. For in that moment, something elusive and intangible but nontheless real has been brought into the world.

These creative events are meanings that did not exist before they happened; but once they have happened they exist forever."

That's scary, don't you think?

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