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, December 26, 2010

A planet that 'speaks', and how it creates it's language

  When I chanced to read Men Who Have Walked With God by Sheldon Cheney in 1986, I was informed for the first time in my  54 years old mind that Socrates mentioned the 'god within that tells us about our universe' and that he didn't fear death  so he willingly drank the hemlock. This was an utterly new idea to  me as were the stories about the other men who had 'walked' and been talked to by God!!

I read only fictions unless absolutely necessary and was even proud of it!!! I grew up in a very restricted environment and was not aware of it until one day I heard myself say to a woman I knew,  she wasn't a friend but she was an important presence in my life as I found out later, something I'd not thought about myself.  I heard myself suddenly tell her that it seemed to me I'd been raised like one of those animals in scientific experiments, in a cage, with blinders on. I'd lived without  seeing certain things and I'd had certain experiences but like a mouse in a scientific experiment, they were limited.  I  heard myself tell her that it seemed to me suddenly I was taken from the cage, the blinders removed and I was put into a giant maze where I had to run and look for 'something'. I'd find a little of 'something' and I could rest a while but then I had to go back into the maze to find more 'something'. I didn't know what 'something' was. I did not suspect then that the maze was my every day life and the circumstances in my family at that point.

 It was a few years later that the memory of the conversation was retrieved in my mind and I wondered only then, and vaguely not with a lot of curiosity, why I'd said something to her that I'd not thought about myself and had no reason to say to her!!! That is an example of how the 'depths began to enter into my everyday life, through 'embedded in the ordinary' situations.

In a casual conversation we had later, she mentioned to me that people seemed to open up to her;  they told her things they wouldn't tell other people. She also mentioned she'd felt she might be going 'crazy' because she knew a woman that seemed to be able to read her thoughts, and  that's 'thought broadcasting and ideas of reference' which are symptoms of schizophrenia.

 I'd never heard or read those symptoms but soon afterwards I had reason to look for the definition of 'ideas of reference' in a dictionary and it was a psychiatric dictionary: "Delusional associations formed from irrational sources." I didn't know what 'irrational sources' were at that point in Time. It's a specific part of reality that is difficult to describe and impossible to validate except at the pattern level, in my opinion which is from my own experiences.

Emanuel Swedenborg is only one of the authors who have described their  mental experience in life and if their work had not come to my attention, I'm sure my own mental world would never have become distinct to me as a world, with space, time with flora and fauna that's different than the physical world.  I would have lived my entire life believing my thoughts, impulses, habits were 'me'.

P. D. Ouspensky's books as I've mentioned several times came to me before I read the first quotation from Swedenborg in a book authored by Wilson van Dusen, The Presence of Other Worlds. It contained the term 'double thought' which I read and paused to wonder about what it could mean, but only briefly. That was an unrecognized irrational 'bit of information'  aimed at me before I'd  had experiences and information that would cause me to recognize the two words were being 'said to me'. They described to me an aspect of my own thought that had begun to operate on and in the most private content  as well as the visible content in my life.

 The term 'double thought' became meaning-filled to me one day in 1987 when I was at work and a thought occurred into my mind as a result of what I was physically doing at Boeing in the Auburn fabrication building where I worked. I was having some unusual events and this was only one of them:  I walked onto a metal grid floor that suddenly seemed invisible because a light was in the room below the floor. The thought was that I seemed to be able to see around me but also what was going on below me.   I noticed very distinctly that the thought was 'batched' into a unit with no spaces between the words and the 'unit' was repeated so immediately and at such speed that it was nearly undetectable. It had the effect of 're-hearing' thought produced by what I was doing.  I had begun to notice this 'effect', and be curious about it over a span of 2 very long years.

The repeated 'unit' seemed to be spoken to me the way a person would speak to me. That attribute was distinct in this specific event. Finally.  

In the early 1950's I watched a documentary of John Lilly and his work with dolphins and how he  learned to communicate with them. I remember a thought that occurred into my mind as I watched the show: "I wonder what it must feel like to learn a language from a creature so different as a man must be to those dolphins?"   That thought re-occurred into my mind afterwards  over a span of years for no reason that I could see and eventually because there was no connection to anything I wondered why the  thought  repeated. This thought and the content, which is about learning a new language from some 'thing' that is more than unexpected in how it 'talked' to me, were installed earlier in life for use later.  Swedenborg described them as 'remains' and Ouspensky mentioned he had 're-occurring memories' that had a peculiar sense that marked them.  There were a few other 're-occurring thoughts', quite different in content and eventually I wondered about them also.

Sometime in 1988 as best I can date it I noticed a Thinking Allowed documentary of John Lilly, From Here to Alternity and decided to watch it only because his name was familiar. I was stunned but delighted when he mentioned Earth Coincidence Control Office, ECCO. Although the word 'echo' had been coming to my attention in several different situations that had nothing to do with 'coincidences' to me. But  when he mentioned ECCO I felt a link between what I had begun to name and think about as the Larger Domain. "HE KNOWS ABOUT THE LARGER DOMAIN!"  

The word 'coincidence' had never occurred to me as a definition for the way my own thought was seeming to be linked to what was happening outside of my body.

 This is a recent find on the Internet: The rose colored highlights are my additions.

"EARTH : COINCIDENCE : CONTROL : OFFICE “There is an invisible force, entity, or organization of higher dimension that controls what we think are coincidental events in everyday situations. John C. Lilly called it ECCO. According to John, ECCO also seems to control human evolution, as well as reverberating  with the idea of  synchroncity  that was mentioned  by C. G. Jung;  implicate order of David Bohm (it's all a matter of 'wizzywig' i.e wysiwyg); non-local communication network of Bell’s Theorem, contingent system of Lyall Watson, and cybernetic network of Gregory Bateson who wrote that .(paranoia is 'like' knowledge)"

This is a quotation from C. G. Jung's Red Book which was recently published,:

In I9I8, Jung wrote a paper entitled "On the unconscious," where he noted that all of us stood between two worlds: the world of external perception and the world of perception of the unconscious.
This distinction depicts his experience at this time. He wrote that Friedrich Schiller had claimed that the approximation of these two worlds was through art. By contrast, Jung argued, "I am of the opinion that the union of rational and irrational truth is to be found not so much in art as in the symbol per se; for it is the
essence of the symbol to contain both the rational and irrational.",

Symbols, he maintained, stemmed from the unconscious, and the creation of symbols was the most important function of the unconscious. While the compensatory function of the unconscious was always present, the symbol-creating function was present only when we were willing to recognize it Here, we see him continuing to eschew viewing his productions as art. It was not art but symbols which were of paramount importance here. The recognition and recuperation of this symbol-creating power is portrayed in Liber Novus. It depicts Jung's attempt to understand the psychological nature of symbolism and to view his fantasies symbolically. He concluded that what was unconscious at any given epoch was only relative, and changing. What was required now was the "remolding of our views in accordance with the active forces of the unconscious." Thus the task confronting him was one of translating the conceptions gained through his confrontation with the unconscious, and expressed in a literary and symbolic manner in Liber Novus, into a language that was compatible with the contemporary outlook.

Ernst Cassirer's Language and Myth is a slender book , it's a discussion of the 'form' of
myth and it's origins. The 'form' itself seems to me to be as Jung wrote, a pattern inherent in 'man' but parables in the Bible are that 'form'.