from the book THE ALCHEMY KEY
Unraveling the Single Tangible Secret in all Mysteries
“Following a course of treatment there is usually an impairment of memory, varying from a slight tendency to forget names to a severe confusional state. The memory defect diminishes gradually over several months. Electroconvulsive therapy, like insulin shock, declined in use after the tranquilizing drugs were introduced.” (E. Britannica)
“Only paranoid survive” (Andrew. S. Grove)
Not taking it as psychopathology, but reasonable doubt is needed. I am back to news. Can’t avoid them even if i would like to. (Next step could be isolation, i guess.) And they make me sad. More food crises, Iran trains Al-Qaeda-intervention needed, South Korean workers died in air trike in Syria!!! working on nuclear plant. O, yes, i do believe…
And some more evidence from independent media how official media is orchestrated and how crises are tool for achieving goals…no matter if there is solid ground for crisis or not. Difference between normal crisis and invented one is that natural is developing gradually while invented one appears out of the blue. (It’s nomal brain acctivity to be shocked while something unpredictable appears all of the sudden). And it’s always named as a crises of century. And people have to be aware and participate into solving it. And all big media call people on duty.
How perverted. Crises, invented by elite and in purpose to keep them alive, is put into the responsibility of good citizen behaviour. And, yea, good citizen is the one, who listens the government guidelines. When nation is in crises, all anarchy and liberalism is act against humanity.
How better to stop the high growth of Chinese economy, which is evident treat to American economy , than with Tibetan riots and high rise prices. Internal affairs and hungry people slow down economical growth for sure. 33 countries, defined by UN, are facing hunger problem right now. They’ve been advised to liberalise the market by UN, WTO or IMT. Liberalisation in dictionary of neoconservatives. Even more perverted.
After all this liberalisation, 3rd countries have 11$ billion minus in food export balance, while they had 6$ billions plus in 1960s. Liberalization of the market in exchange for big loans and to wide open export for American farmers, heavily subsidised by US government. 3rd countries in vicious circle. Less food, more import, high interest rate on loans…By just moving needle in price of food or interest rate, those countries are on verge to survive. What is happening just now. And media are just great tool of bandmasters (see article bellow).
Living in post- communistic country i know how shock theory has been applied in economical terms (Jeffery Sachs), as psychologist i saw the effect on people applied on. In both cases, i am against. It’s manipulation on most primal level of human being. I exclude severe psychopathology cos i don’t know enough about results of treatments there.
“Clarke and her senior aide, Brent T. Krueger, eventually signed up more than 75 retired military officers who penned newspaper op/ed columns and appeared on television and radio news shows as military analysts. The Pentagon held weekly meetings with the military analysts, which continued as of April 20, 2008, when the New York Timesran Barstow’s story. The program proved so successful that it was expanded to issues besides the Iraq War. “Other branches of the administration also began to make use of the analysts. Mr. Gonzales, then the attorney general, met with them soon after news leaked that the government was wiretapping terrorism suspects in the United States without warrants, Pentagon records show. When David H. Petraeus was appointed the commanding general in Iraq in January 2007, one of his early acts was to meet with the analysts.”
“The global food crisis is a monetary phenomenon, an unintended consequence of America’s attempt to inflate its way out of a market failure. There are long-term reasons for food prices to rise, but the unprecedented spike in grain prices during the past year stems from the weakness of the American dollar. Washington’s economic misery now threatens to become a geopolitical catastrophe.”
…”As the chart makes clear, the ascent of the cost of rice to $24 from $10 per hundredweight over the past year tracks the declining value of the American dollar. The link between the declining parity of the US unit and the rising price of commodities, including oil as well as rice and other wares, is indisputable. China has bid aggressively for rice all year, and last week banned rice exports, along with Vietnam and several other producers.
For developing countries whose currencies track the American dollar and whose purchasing power declines along with the American unit, this is a catastrophe, as World Bank president Robert Zoellick warned the Group of Seven industrial nations in Washington last week. Food security suddenly has become the top item on the strategic agenda.
Never before in history has hunger become a global threat in a period of plentiful harvests. Global rice production will hit a record of 423 million tons in the 2007-2008 crop year, enough to satisfy global demand. The trouble is that only 7% of the world’s rice supply is exported, because local demand is met by local production. Any significant increase in rice stockpiles cuts deeply into available supply for export, leading to a spike in prices. Because such a small proportion of the global rice supply trades, the monetary shock from the weak dollar was sufficient to more than double its price.
It is not only rice, of course, that the cash-rich countries of the world are buying as a store of value; the price of wheat, soy and other grains has risen almost as fast. This might deal the death-blow to America’s hapless efforts to stabilize the Middle East, where a higher proportion of impoverished people eat off state subsidies than in any other part of the world. Egypt has been the anchor for American diplomacy in the Arab world since the Jimmy Carter administration (1977 to 1981), and is most susceptible to hunger. Food prices have risen by 145% in Lebanon and by 20% in Syria this year. Iraqis depend on food subsidies financed by American aid.
Reduced to essentials, America’s foreign policy sought two unattainable objectives: to stabilize the Middle East and destabilize China. That is an exaggeration, of course, for Washington hoped not to sow instability, but only to put China in its place over the Tibetan affair.”
shock 1 (shk) (http://www.thefreedictionary.com/shock)
There are multiple causes of shock and symptoms depending on which type of shock you are dealing with. Causes of Psychological Shock
- Receiving disturbing news such as the death of loved one
- Being involved in a traumatic event such as a car accident, or being the victim of crime
Psychological shock can disrupt your life, leaving you engrossed and preoccupied with the event or news that caused the shock. The individual may also have difficulty coping with day to day functioning such as personal relationships and work.
If the psychological shock symptoms do not improve and continue to persist, leaving the individual unable to return to normal life, post-traumatic stress disorder may have developed.
The individual with psychological shock symptoms may be affected in the following ways:
- Intrusion – the individual fixates on the event and news by playing it over and over again in his or her mind
- Avoidance – the individual withdraws from normal activities and may resort to alcohol and drugs to numb the pain
- Increased arousal – the individual feels ill-tempered and angry
Food crises, Financial crises, global warming, falling $, high oil prices – what is the lowest common denominator?
“Julius Caesar and the Roman Empire Couldn’t conquer the blue sky “
Nice sentence from “Always take the weather with you” of Crowded house. But is it conquered now? Watching CNN last night i just couldn’t avoid food crisis news; haven’t been able to avoid them while buying newspapers (Newsweek , 2008, the yaar of global food crises , Global food crisis looms as climate change and fuel shortages bite , …. ) I can’t avoid global warming news, although some scientist say that the Global Cooling comes back in a big way. Can’t avoid news about financial crises, high oil prices, falling $, coming recession,… than in commercial breaks: buy now, be greener, cars with lower CO2, secure your investments, eat healthy food,… Like one and the same continuing program without noticing that there are commercials.. Is it there causal relationship? Is it bad policy as they say? Or is it everything so very well engineered?
When media over expose some news i become sceptical. Very very sceptical and doubtful. Working in media i know pretty well how media ownership is spread and from where the money comes from. And for a big news spreading around you need very good bandmaster. And a lot of money.
We all know that we live in media constructed reality. So what is the reality behind media construction? Is the Bilderberg group and bank elite answer to that? If we going back to past recessions and believe that past recessions were very well engineered (as it well presented in Zeitgeist movie or End Game- Blueprint for global enslavement) why should be different now. Its about making crises, solved them then and gain control over poor hungry and penniless people. I hardly believe that everything has come together so quickly and coincidentally. We know how big power FED has. And WTO, and IMF and UN. All the same policy.
Maybe many of this could be speculation, but knowing that media aren’t teling us the truth, we have to be skeptical and try to find the truth behind. To understand the cause not just the results. Just too many coincidences that someone would not recognize clear and horror pattern of lowest common denominator – power-play and control.
The story of chemtrails or Goodbye blue sky
Some says that chemtrails could be solution to global warming. Most of them deny program for using them for cooling the earth (but patent has been approved, see bellow). Must see movie Aerosol Crimes for everyone who is interested on this topic. Some other think that they are another weapon to control the weather in order to control nations (isolated drought in North Korea and isolated cloudy weather over Belgrade during air strike). According to some, long-term drought is the result of spraying chemtrails . Temperature drops for 7C and humidity for 30%. In addition to that health problems are reported.
Food shortage is the most evident result of drought, isn’t it. And hungry and penniless people are to weak to fight for their rights and think no further than to their stomach. Kissinger said that there are two tools to control people or whole nations: weapon and food. Genetically modified is another scary story (see video bellow).
The Welsbach Patent
|United States Patent||5,003,186|
|Chang , et al.||March 26, 1991|
Stratospheric Welsbach seeding for reduction of global warming
AbstractA method is described for reducing atmospheric or global warming resulting from the presence of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, i.e., from the greenhouse effect. Such gases are relatively transparent to sunshine, but absorb strongly the long-wavelength infrared radiation released by the earth. The method incudes the step of seeding the layer of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere with particles of materials characterized by wavelength-dependent emissivity. Such materials include Welsbach materials and the oxides of metals which have high emissivity (and thus low reflectivities) in the visible and 8-12 micron infrared wavelength regions.
|Inventors:||Chang; David B.(Tustin, CA), Shih; I-Fu(Los Alamitos, CA)|
|Assignee:||Hughes Aircraft Company(Los Angeles, CA)|
|Filed:||April 23, 1990|
“I learned about U.S. Patent #: 5,003,186, titled `Stratospheric Welsbach Seeding for Reduction of Global Warming,” better known by chemtrail researchers as “The Welsbach Patent.”
The patent describes putting metallic particles like aluminum and barium into jet fuel. Then, exhaust from the jet engine seeds the stratosphere. In turn, those small metallic particles serve a dual purpose by: 1) reflecting incoming light back into space and 2.) helping convert the warmth below into infra-red waves, allowing them to escape from the earth’s atmosphere.
“It turned out that it seemed to work and so that’s why we had applied for a patent,” said patent co-inventor David Chang. Chang confirmed that the U.S. military did fund that research while he worked at Hughes Aircraft, an aerospace giant at the time. It would later downsize considerably and evolve into Direct-TV, which required some of the very same kinds of research and development.
In fact, Chang described several other military-funded projects where jet engine exhaust dispersed metallic particles into the atmosphere. “For instance, we were using it to develop targets for laser range finders,” continued Chang.
I then learned about that U.S. Air Force document titled, “Owning the Weather in 2025.” it details weather modification for war-fighting and describes putting carbon dust into jetfuel for dispersal as the quote, ‘most convenient, safe and cost effective method,” just as the Welsbach Patent explained. That method is described on page 15 of the Air Force report, originally written in 1996 as a study paper.
In September of 2002, then-Secretary of State Colin Powell even told a United Nations World Summit in South Africa quote, “we are committed to a billion-dollar program to develop and deploy advanced technologies to mitigate greenhouse-gas emissions.” Powell never fully elaborated.
And few may remember that the U.S. military used covert weather modification in the past. During the Vietnam War a top secret mission called ?Operation Popeye,? seeded clouds over the Ho Chi Minh Trail to create floods and wash out the enemy’s supply routes. Reporter Jack Anderson is credited with breaking that story back in 1971.
Geneticaly modified food
CROWDED HOUSE: “ALWAYS TAKE THE WEATHER WITH YOU”
Unbelievable journey…into depth
How rich is the landscape once entering there
how many beautiful colors…fells like being blind before
so little is needed to be you…
but it’s so hard to get there and grab it
when wave length finds another and starts to resonate
true life symphony begins… so intensive, so almighty
that the body is not enough…the powerful force wants
to extend trough the universe…too feel its origin
new souls hold each other tightly in fear of divide
is there any beauty more powerful
than when two souls start a dance,
so harmoniously that earth stops for a while,
stars froze for a moment
and life takes a deep breath to celebrate the union
new world has been just created…
spinning like a magic ball within known one
so vulnerable, so cuty awkward
and yet powerful as big bang
many things to be re-learned,
new touches felt, new smells scented,
new vision seen, new voices heard
everything seems like a fist time…
a unique new world, never existed before
but it will be for always written into the record of this universe
cos it records everything…
every single move, every single feeling, every single touch…
So celebrate, two souls united into one symphony,
“don’t let me go, whispers one another
let me feel you stronger than myself…
hold me so strong that i will crash into your arms
and recreate into you again”
yes, you can hear those whispers
and fear of falling on every corner you turn
you can feel their shaking and heartbeats’ echoes
than resonance breaks and symphony becomes silence
deep silence, omnipotent wall between two worlds…
divided souls are never the same again
big emptiness posses their rooms
and screams as million crying babies
then one day …new beam, from outer space
enters the empty room and tenderly starts to vibrate
…new dance, new creation, new symphony
new mighty force wants to extend across the universe
In physics, resonance is the tendency of a system to oscillate at maximum amplitude at certain frequencies, known as the system’s resonance frequencies (or resonant frequencies). At these frequencies, even small periodic driving forces can produce large amplitude vibrations, because the system stores vibrational energy. Resonant systems can be used to generate vibrations of a specific frequency, or pick out specific frequencies from a complex vibration containing many frequencies.. . .
Wim Wenders’s book: Pictures From the Surface of the Earth is just another piece of art. The beautiful landscape in Until the end of the world movie, i’ve been talking about last time and all visual and lyrical beauty it’s in form of stil pictures and letters here. A bit diferent Wenders, as we know it, but equally brilliant. Today’s news: his new movie, The Palermo shooting, is in Competition on Cannes’s film festival this May. Hardly waithing to see it… (Lauie Anderson, Lou Reed, Nick Cave, Patty Smith probably in it, again.) Wenders about movie: I can say, though, that I have never done anything like it”
Places (Wim Wenders)
Places where we spend our lives.
Places that we visit for just a moment.
Places we discover by chance.
Places that attract us by their name on a map alone.
Places we will never see again.
Places we can never forget.
Places we long to come back to.
Places that scare us.
Places that comfort us.
Places that make us feel at home.
Places we find repulsive.
Places that fill us with awe.
Places we dreamed about
before we ever got there.
Places we got lost in
and places that we lost.
Places condition us.
Places protect us.
Places destroy us
Places from Wenders Paris – Texas
Thank you for being with me
on this journey through the solitude
through the most brilliant and
through the darkest spots of my soul
Thank you, My fellow alchemist
The purification is done
From the stone
to the gold
I understand the whole process now
Its all about me
but can not be done without u
Like my eyes are cleaner now
Like my ears hear voices without noises around
like my touch feels softness again
like my soul feels the whole universe within
and its spreads itself through the whole universe
thank u for the right proportions of all elements
u’ve been added slowly …
to make this transformation done
Where was rage of emotions not long time ago
is a peaceful lake which admires itself speechless on the sky
mirroring its beauty back
bathing in its own beauty and divinity
Thank you for accepting my soul
from East to West…
from North to South pool
Being my mirror you allowed me
to feel myself again and to purify myself
I feel again as should be felt
i adore morning wed
and birds movement sliding across the sky
no border between me and the world
things are walking into me and walking out of me
birds are singing inside me and outside me
air goes in and goes out
so simple, so pure
so unbelievable golden
In searching of Philosophers’ Stone or how to purify yourself
from the book THE ALCHEMY KEY
Fragments from the writings of Heraclitus of Ephesus, a Greek philosopher who lived about 500BCE, suggest that the dry and wet methods have the same result:
Pleasure of souls is to become wet781
The dry soul is the best of all and the most wise782
The way up and the way down are One and the same783
An initiate in the mysteries of alchemy who did not recognize the statement Know Thyself! was not an alchemist. Alchemists who did not know where to start their chemistry were the same as Rosicrucians whocould not find their Order. They were simply initiates who had not yet properly found and accepted themselves, and got on with life.
The only qualification for an alchemical Rosicrucian was to know that the solution was literally within him. A true Rosicrucian knew the philosophical mystery of I.N.R.I and that the hidden, nameless god
labeled Osiris or Amun was the god within himself.
On a more mystical level, the legend of St George represents the personal victory of an individual’s purity and virtue over the hundred evil heads of his own base nature, ignorance and moral vice.855 In alchemical terms, it is the combat of the Knight (Secret Fire) with Stibnite (the Dragon), which, after much purification:856 is born the astral stone, shining as pure as silver, and which appears to be signed, bearing the imprint of its nobility, its stamp (a claw) … a sure indication of the union and peace between fire and water, between earth and air.
The Dragon, who has been female to this point, is now hermaphrodite, meaning both female and male. It takes on the male aspect of the Knight and prepares to mate with the Goddess of Wisdom. In the contrived process of mating, the Dragon disappears and all that remains is the purified, reborn Knight as the beneficent Star of Life, also called Phosphorous, meaning the bringer of light.866 The Soul, of course, never dies and remains constant throughout the process. Revelation portrays this scene.867 The number 666 is the number of a man and represents his Spirit:868 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
The Gnostic-Rosicrucian Knight is a philosopher in search of Truth because he searches for his sacred marriage with the Goddess of Wisdom. If successful, he becomes a Knight Quadosh. Quadosh signifies Holiness, Dedication and Sanctification.884 He is also called a Knight of the Feast of the Brotherhood because his ordeal is celebrated by the Feast of the Brotherhood held on Passover Eve, also known as theAgape or pure Feast of Brotherly Love.
To be governed (as we call it) by one is not safe; for it shows softness, and gives a freedom, to scandal and disreputation; for those, that would not censure or speak in of a man immediately, will talk more boldly of those that are so great with them, and thereby wound their honor. Yet to be distracted with many is worse; for it makes men to be of the last impression, and fun of change. To take advice of some few friends, is ever honorable; for lookers-on many times see more than gamesters; and the vale best discovereth the hill.
“There is little friendship in the world, and least of all between equals, which was wont to be magnified. That that is, is between superior and inferior, whose fortunes may comprehend the one the other.” Francis Bacon
This is the same as the Tenebrae or Darkness in the Roman Catholic Matins and Lauds of Holy Week.960 Lulled into psychological quiescence by Gregorian Chants and the gradual extinguishing of candles, an individual can find nothing in the empty silence and darkness except memories. Deprived of light, the individual is dispossessed of all that isGood. This is the doctrine of privato boni. Memories cannot help to grasp the current situation. The individual is said to be in the cloud of
unknowing. St Dionysius referred to it as divine darkness and others as nigredo. The individual loses complacency and becomes one of the parvulis, poor in spirit, exiled or orphaned. The magnificent Miserere describes this experience:
But what a mystery my life is,
What a mystery!
… But where am I and what am I doing,
how do I live?
… I see myself.
I live in the soul of the world
Lost in the depths of life!
Miserere, miserable me,
But I toast life!
If there is night dark enough
To hide me, hide me,
If there is a light, a hope,
Magnificent sun that shines inside me,
Give me joy to live
That is not yet there.
… That perhaps is not yet there.
A sharp sound cracks the darkness. Light is reborn. A priest returns a single candle to the stand. The candle symbolizes each individual’s magnificent sun, the knowledge of God that dispels the darkness of ignorance and despair. All then leave the Church in silence. Sufism identifies the state of Luminous Night with mystical poverty, described as poor in spirit. People in this stage have nothing with which to be, they cannot be sufficient unto themselves in order to be what they have to be. It is the in-essence of their essence. The Sufi philosopher Semnani said that passing from the Luminous Night to the brilliance of emerald vision is a sign of the completed growth of thesubtle organism,the resurrection body hidden in the visible physical body.961
The initiated know this experience as the happy gate of blackness … which art the passage to this so glorious change.962 It is the gate of Saturn. Apuleius describes his experience of Luminous Night with the mysterious words: At midnight, I saw the sun shining brightly with a splendid light.
Installed master freemasons will know what he means
So, that how it starts. New chapter in life. As always. When something ends. Doesn’t matter if earthquakes within u are small or big or how often they appear they always change the known inner landscape. Yet true; the most intense events live shortly…they explode as supernova…but then…they spread the light across the universe…
“Is reality too powerful for u? Take the risk. Believe what u see and hear. It’s the pulse of every secret intimation u’ve ever felt around the edges of ur life.”
She walked into the room and went to the window. She opened it. She didn’t know why she did this. Then she knew. She wanted to feel the sea tang on her face and the flow of time in her body, to tell her who she was.” (Body artist, Don DeLillo).
I faced it today. Shall i repeat that it is the best thing we’ve ever had. No, I won’t. She bumped on me today, steered into my eyes and kept on asking: “Where is my border? Please, define my border. Is over my border … like antyreality? Can she harm me?”
She seemed scared. Would offer her a cigarette to calm her down. Had none with me. Kind of understand her. Does light see darkness? Does gravity feel antigravity? Does matter touch antimatter? Does reality exclude virtual than ?
Who is the judge? The one who created light? The left or right hemisphere? Me? I would vote for the last one. But this is only my choice. Not anybody else . And I feel good.
I decide and she is not feared anymore. Me neither. Returned into known arms. Don’t promise that i will not escape never again. But now i know now how to come back. In circle of day and night, joy and pain, if you keep on walking you always come back.
Over the border there is no roads, there is a jungle and the road should be created with a machete … sometimes ur on ur knees and begging home …but unknown whispers with such a sweet voice u can not return…you keep on walking and falling.
Than there …suddenly…is a light … …u can see clearly, smell fresh air, hear birds and soft rain on ur skin…
So it is here …the second day …and he said: “Let there be a wor(l)d.”
ENIGMA: Beyond the invisible
I look into the mirror
See myself, Im over me
I need space for my desires
Have to dive into my fantasies
I know as soon as Ill arrive
Everything is possible
Cause no one has to hide
Beyond the invisible.
Close your eyes
Just feel and realize
It is real and not a dream
Im in you and youre in me
It is time
To break the chains of life
If you follow you will see
Whats beyond reality
The lowest common denominator of the weekend: wind. Had 5h delay from roundtrip Frankfurt – London” due to strong wind on Friday. Terrible turbulence on air. But than…a lot of time to think and to shop on crowded airport. Bought Gribbin’s book: In search of Schrodinger’s cat and Vonnegut’s A man without country. So Heathrow has positive sides too.
Saturday’s strong wind made the first this year’s regatta almost scary. Up to 30 knots. But this makes sailing so exciting. To challenge yourself and your fear. Sunday resulted in muscle pain, so perfect excuse to read and watch movies all day long.
This wierd Schrodinger cat made me think. Prologue starts with title “Nothing is real.” Cat could be either dead or alive. Than i watched again “What the bleep do we know?” Eye opening, inspiring documentary. How everything is connected. Shift of paradigm..from solid reality toward reality of endless possibilities. Shift from duality toward unity.
“There are objective, nonlocal connections in the universe. In other words, two particles, once they have interacted, will keep interacting forever (their wave functions get entangled forever), thereby apparently breaking the law of locality (that two objects can interact only if they touch each other or if their interaction is mediated by some other object). Two measurements can be related istantaneously even if they are located in regions too far apart for a light signal to travel between them. Non-locality is a fact of nature.”
“In other words, Brukner’s result suggests that we might be missing something important in our understanding of how the world works. Maybe that shouldn’t surprise us. After all, entanglement between two spatially separated objects already tells us that space doesn’t really have the form that classical physics says it does: instantaneous cause and effect across cosmological distances is not something that any theory of the universe can cope with. And now Brukner’s result seems to extend this “impossibility” to events separated in time as well. In the meantime,… If, as Ghosh’s result suggests, entanglement can produce macroscopic effects, is it such a stretch to reason that quantum entanglement might be the key to understanding life?”
Basically it involves two separate particles behaving as if they were essentially one and the same, even though they are separated by a great distance. Changes to one particle will be mirrored in the other.”
As if plain old quantum entanglement weren’t strange enough for modern physics, now physicists are entangling already entangled particles. In entanglement swapping, one particle of an entangled pair becomes entangled with a third particle, which itself becomes entangled with the other particle in the first pair, even though the two never interact. Here’s how physicists are unraveling this behavior and manipulating it for use in quantum communications and high-speed computing“
Researchers at UCLA found that cells in the human anterior cingulate, which normally fire when you poke the patient with a needle (”pain neurons”), will also fire when the patient watches another patient being poked. The mirror neurons, it would seem, dissolve the barrier between self and others.  I call them “empathy neurons” or “Dalai Llama neurons”. (I wonder how the mirror neurons of a masochist or sadist would respond to another person being poked.) Dissolving the “self vs. other” barrier is the basis of many ethical systems, especially eastern philosophical and mystical traditions. This research implies that mirror neurons can be used to provide rational rather than religious grounds for ethics (although we must be careful not to commit the is/oughtfallacy)(http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/ramachandran06/ramachandran06_index.html)
I was on Maksim Mrvica concert today. He plays so great. So tenderly, so smoothly, so powerfully, so passionately. I like his pop approach toward classic music. Even though that was classical concert today, there were half of teenagers and students. He is one of those who brought back piano music to younger population. In addition to that…he looks gorgeous!
Definitely one of my concerts of the year. Two of my favorites from Youtube:
“A challenging goal in neuroscience is to be able to read out, or decode, mental content from brain activity. … We show that these receptive-field models make it possible to identify, from a large set of completely novel natural images, which specific image was seen by an observer. Identification is not a mere consequence of the retinotopic organization of visual areas; simpler receptive-field models that describe only spatial tuning yield much poorer identification performance. Our results suggest that it may soon be possible to reconstruct a picture of a person’s visual experience from measurements of brain activity alone.”
When i started to read the article i’ve remembered immediately the Wim Wender’s movie “Until the end of the world”. Wonderful poetical movie, great soundtrack, one the best of 90s. Wenders made a movie 1991, 4 years after Sky over Berlin (which mesmerized me) an FarAway So Close(1993), which is sequel of Sky over Berlin. Until the End of the World is a beautiful love story within ScFi drama but far more than that. It’s a road movie, it’s changing so many continents with beautiful scenery, traveling around and observations above the world, shows futuristic vision of Tokyo, San Francisco, Paris,…
But beyond that is vision of future and personal travel within, folded into drama of son (Sam Farber, Trevor McPhee , played by William Hurt) who wants to give back his blind mother (Edith,played by Jeanne Moreau) possibility to see their closest family once again. Device (camera) which allows this was invented by his scientific father’ who worked for government which wants device back. Son is hiding in front of them and due to that travels around the world , meets the girl (Claire played by Solveig Dommartin) who has left the husband to follows him, husband (Gene, played by Sam Neill ) follows her… So much symbolism in this movie. No wonder why the rough director’s cut was 20h and original one 8h (source imdb)
Film ends in Australia (Aboriginal concept of dreamtime), where his mother and father live hidden in cave and experiment further how to record their own dreams, memories and watched them lately . What becomes obsession. Escape into dreams, into memories. And finally disillusion of illusions.
So according to article above, 17 years after Wenders’s ScFi movie of watching memories and dreams , dreams might come true. And his vison of future of comunication as well.
I like Wenders cos he is so no ordinary in so many senses, he is so poetical visually and lyrically. He said: “Sex and violence was never really my cup of tea; I was always more into sax and violins.”
To explain the division of the senses
No sound to reflect
The radiance of time
In the beginningest dream
Halls of disorder
Where we are swept to encircle dawn
Strapped in a low car
Racing thru silence
You could kiss the world
Standing outside the courthouse
In the rain
Seemed like a lost soul
From the chapel of dreams
With a handful of images
Faces of children
Phases of the moon
One little thing you get wrong
Changes the dimensions
Streets, swept memory
Diffused and lost
Like a prayer in the sun
Sometimes you can’t tell
Whether you’re waking up
Or going to sleep
All the games cannot be yours
All the sights, the treasures of the eye
Does the divided soul remain the same?
No equation to explain
Moved, by love
Drawn by the whispering shadows
Into the mathematics
Of our desire
Read really interesting article in Nature: “Brain makes decisions before you even know it.” The never ending questioning about free will. When we are talking we don’t think usually about next sentence. Words come smoothly as they follow certain pattern without big effort. Like something within us is putting words on our tongue and we reproduce them as air which going thorough flute and makes nice sound… So are we talking or we are talked? This brings into light importance of inner silence and clearness of mind.
“Brain activity predicts decisions before they are consciously made.”
“We think our decisions are conscious, but these data show that consciousness is just the tip of the iceberg,” says John-Dylan Haynes, a neuroscientist at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany, who led the study.“The results are quite dramatic,” says Frank Tong, a neuroscientist at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Ten seconds is “a lifetime” in terms of brain activity, he adds.
On the button
Haynes and his colleagues imaged the brains of 14 volunteers while they performed a decision-making task. The volunteers were asked to press one of two buttons when they felt the urge to. Each button was operated by a different hand. At the same time, a stream of letters were presented on a screen at half-second intervals, and the volunteers had to remember which letter was showing when they decided to press their button.
When the researchers analysed the data, the earliest signal the team could pick up started seven seconds before the volunteers reported having made their decision. Because of there is a delay of a few seconds in the imaging, this means that the brain activity could have begun as much as ten seconds before the conscious decision. The signal came from a region called the frontopolar cortex, at the front of the brain, immediately behind the forehead. This area may well be the brain region where decisions are initiated, says Haynes, who reports the results online in Nature Neuroscience. The next step is to speed up the data analysis to allow the team to predict people’s choices as their brains are making them.
Mind over matter
The results build on some well-known work on free will done in the 1980s by the late neurophysiologist Benjamin Libet, then at the University of California, San Francisco. Libet used a similar experimental set-up to Haynes, but with just one button and measuring electrical activity in his subjects’ brains. He found that the regions responsible for movement reacted a few hundred milliseconds before a conscious decision was made. But Libet’s study has been criticized in the intervening decades for its method of measuring time, and because the brain response might merely have been a general preparation for movement, rather than activity relating to a specific decision.
Haynes and his team improved the method by asking people to choose between two alternatives — left and right. Because moving the left and right hands generates distinct brain signals, the researchers could show that activity genuinely reflected one of the two decisions. But the experiment could limit how ‘free’ people’s choices really are, says Chris Frith, who studies consciousness and higher brain function at University College London. Although subjects are free to choose when and which button to press, the experimental set-up restricts them to only these actions and nothing more, he says. “The subjects hand over their freedom to the experimenter when they agree to enter the scanner,” he says.
What might this mean, then, for the nebulous concept of free will? If choices really are being made several seconds ahead of awareness, “there’s not much space for free will to operate”, Haynes says. But results aren’t enough to convince Frith that free will is an illusion. “We already know our decisions can be unconsciously primed,” he says. The brain activity could be part of this priming, as opposed to the decision process, he adds.
Part of the problem is defining what we mean by ‘free will’. But results such as these might help us settle on a definition. It is likely that “neuroscience will alter what we mean by free will”, says Tong.
Where is my mind (Placebo & Pixes)
“City “City of God”… what a name for a place which could not be so radically different than a paradise. This movie (Cidade de Deus) is brilliant in many senses. It shows the favelas in Rio de Janeiro through the eyes of internal observer. Who lived there. No preaching, no moral judgement’ quotes of high or middle class. It just unfolds the reality of living there, self-organized structure which appears when people are pushed beyond conventional social system and its values. The violence, love, hopes for a better future, survival…
According to Wikipedia most of the current favelas began in the 1970s, as a construction boom in the richer neighborhoods of Rio de Janeiro initiated a rural exodus of workers from poorer states in Brazil. Heavy flooding in the low-lying slum areas of Rio also forcibly removed a large population into favelas, which are mostly located on Rio’s various hillsides. According to movie, government pushed unemployed and rural people into the “City of God”.
All chaotic systems tend toward self-organization. This one as well. But beyond social norms, the structure built up itself upon violence and cruel dominance of Alpha male. Since all were new, no clans of old gangsters were present. So the first ones were kids, younger than 18 years…
The last scenes really shocked me. The kids, no older than 12 years, took dominance over the favelas. it was joke for them, like they were shooting on PlayStation. lots of fun. But than, what kind of kids that social structure beyond social structure can produce? According to some sources, those kids still have control over favelas today … http://www.davidalton.com/brazilreport.html
It seems to me that our capitalistic society is ruled by the same principle, just on more noble and sophisticated way.
Vietnam, FED, Bilderberg group, September 11, Irak, ….alpha males, drug trafficking, weapons trade, civil causalities in the name of power and $$$ ….order within the order, order which orders all or strange attractor? When after many iterations you can recognise pattern.
Rocinha – the largest and most complex favela of Brazil. This favela holds 150000 people within 1 square mile.
Can Chaos theory as theory of dynamic systems explain dynamics of social behaviour?
Chaos theory offers an explanation and description of the transformation of social tori and other strange attractors from quasi-stability toward deep chaos. The short version is that when the periods of a system bifurcate the third time, they are in a situation where another very small change can produce great numbers of possible endstates toward which a person, a group, a business or a society might go.
The operative point to keep in mind for a theory of deviancy is that this great increase in alternative ways to behave is a feature of the whole system not just the single, acting person; punishment of individuals for trying to cope with such emergent conditions is an exercise in folly if not in mean-spirited vengeance. And, for those in social philosophy generally, it is good to remember that even in deep chaos there is a great deal of order.
And, even in deep chaos, it is possible to obtain an uncertain stability. A. Hbler (1992), of the University ofIllinois, Urbana, has shown that, if one can model the key rhythms of chaotic displays, one can control chaos even in the most uncertain regions of a bifurcation map.
An important point to note is that, in a sea of disorder, there are pockets of order. The emergence of such pockets of order is entirely unpredictable. Ilya Prigogine (1984) won a Nobel prize for setting forth the principles by which new order emerges out of disorder.
Watched today similar movie The Departed regards structures within the structure, voilence with its own rules. Well done (of course Scorsese), great actors (Di Caprio, Nicholson, Damon, …). Music as well: Roling Stones, Pink Floyd,.. Won 4 Oscars, excelent Scorsese’s movie piece. It just hasn’t touched me so much as City og God where the players were mostly amateut actors. And where reallity heavely strikes you.
“I think it is all a matter of love: the more you love a memory, the stronger and stranger it is.”(Rotarian)
All have come back to memories this week. My movies’ week, my week, my life. Erased memories, lost memories, precious memories. Memories as function of past and memories as function of future. In linear time or in cyclic time?
Watched movies and thought about, I’ve got myself finally trapped into. Came out of the blue, the song it is hidden in my mind but posses so waste place. It appeared again. Last night. After such a long time. “Porque te vas”. They’ve taught me while i studied psychology that the memories function as a map of the city…when u remember tower of church, or some similar important anchor, the whole city will unfold to you…
This music is an early anchor of my love toward movies… Cría cuervos (Feeding the Ravens) -1976 of Carlos Saura was one of my earliest…but remember just this one (except of some SFi :-). I was as about her age (Ana) at the time when i first watched it (cos movies came a bit late in CE Europe upon Communist regime. and Spain has just got rid of Franco regime). I have special affinity to Spanish movies from than time on.
“Ana is a nine-year-old girl who believes she has the power of life and death over those near to her. Her dead mother (Geraldine Chaplin) reappears as a ghost and talks to the young girl, who remains stubbornly mute. Like most of Saura’s films made under the fascist regime of Francisco Franco, this fascinating, ambiguously haunting tale camouflages controversial political themes behind a veil of hints, symbols, and parables. “
Loved this movie so much, loved that music so much with my kid’s mind. Watched it again during university …and today. I don’t know why it took me so long. I loved it on a same way as today. Strange. The same feelings, the same beauty, the same adoration. As the years haven’t passed by. When i listen this music, it opens so huge landscape within me. Like its part of me from ever. Seems i very much indetified with her. Looked petty much the same as a kid. Can feel myself the same as that time and the same as today… As I’ve never grown up. As i am the same all the time. Glimpse of Infinity?
What are memories, what is personality consists of, what is grown up process if feelings stay the same. Where is the time in this perspective?
There is another aspect of QM that Everett’s formulation makes too obvious to avoid – there is no one reality. Every quantum world differs from every other. Existence is relative. How can this be? Is our universe not consistent?
Again, a human analogy is useful. When you go to a party, you usually meet people you’ve never met before, whose worlds you have never known. Some of those worlds can be quite something, too! In physics language, there is little correlation between your states. By the end of the evening (interaction), you have some shared party experiences – your states are more correlated than they were before. If you never meet again, the shared memories fade, and your worlds slowly return to almost their previous separateness (they decorrelate). You’ll never be the same again, but you’re still the same you.
That’s what happens in the quantum world too. However, QM takes the concept to its limit – every quantum world seems correlated with every other world precisely to the degree necessary to keep the universe consistent, and no more. QM is not the uncertainty principle, it is built upon Planck’s constant. The many worlds of QM are very precise entities in their own way – the most precise of any physical theory we know.
Another aspect of the universe that Everett’s formulation can help to understand is time direction. Time has two distinct attributes. Cyclic time is like a pendulum. It’s reversible, related to Planck’s constant, and is obvious from Schrödinger’s equations. But, time also has a direction to it, and that’s not obvious from Schrödinger or Heisenberg at all. In fact, many physicists whose student days predate Everett still consider the arrow of time to be a flaw of our understanding. It is, however, self-evident in the Everett formulation – quantum worlds abruptly appear, then gradually fade from existence, a clearly time direction dependent phenomenon analogous to the appearance and spread of ripples on a pond after a point disturbance. Things do happen to individual quanta in QM.
“The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply that they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.” (J. M. Barrie)
Watched Le Peuple migrateur (winged Migration) of Jacques Perrin again. Another wordless movie. Such a delight. Of colors, music, landscapes, … The cleaner is the mind the deeper is the feeling of the nature and closely connection with the world around. Visible and invisible. Makes me wanna fly.
“Our passionate preoccupation with the sky, the stars, and a God somewhere in outer space is a homing impulse. We are drawn back to where we came from.” — Eric Hoffer, ‘New York Times,’ 21 July 1969, regards the first moon-landing.
To be by your side (Nick Cave)
Across the oceans Across the seas, Over forests of blackened trees.
Through valleys so still we dare not breathe, To be by your side.
Over the shifting desert plains, Across mountains all in flames.
Through howling winds and driving rains, To be by your side.
Every mile and every year for every one a little tear.
I cannot explain this, Dear, I will not even try.
Into the night as the stars collide,
Across the borders that divide forests of stone standing petrified,
To be by your side.
Every mile and every year, For every one a single tear.
I cannot explain this, Dear, I will not even try.
For I know one thing, Love comes on a wing.
For tonight I will be by your side. But tomorrow I will fly.
From the deepest ocean To the highest peak,
Through the frontiers of your sleep.
Into the valley where we dare not speak, To be by your side.
Across the endless wilderness where all the beasts bow down their heads.
Darling I will never rest till I am by your side.
Every mile and every year, Time and Distance disappear I cannot explain this.
Dear No, I will not even try.
And I know just one thing, Love comes on a wing and tonight I will be by your side.
But tomorrow I will fly away, Love rises with the day and tonight I may be by your side.
But tomorrow I will fly, Tomorrow I will fly, Tomorrow I will fly.
Must see documentary: The Dali dimension . How much knowledge was behind his work. Enjoyed so much. For all who belive that art &science & spirituality are closely connected and inspired by each other. And this picture reminds me a bit of J. Carrey’s erased memories in movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind I watched yesterday.
“THE DALI DIMENSION reveals a completely unknown aspect of one of the most important figures of the 20th Century, and gives new insight to interpret some of Dalí’s masterpieces. …Dalí read scientific literature compulsively, from psychoanalysis to quantum mechanics, and mathematics to genetics. Moreover, he strove all his life to meet relevant scientists: Sigmund Freud, James D. Watson (co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, Nobel prize 1962), Ilya Prigogine (Nobel prize chemistry 1977), Severo Ochoa (Nobel prize physiology 1959).
Jeff Buckley’s music & Dali:
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. French director Michel Gondry did a great job – idea is great … and wish of every human somethimes …to erase memories on some events in life. Cos it hurts cos it burns within. But with bad memories good ones would be erased too cos bad and good is cyclic continuum, impossible to divide where good starts or where bad ends.
And Jim Carrey …like he is progressively evolving one same caracter in different context… in The Truman show (1998)he was lost and cluless within artificial world, in The Majestic (2001) after an accident he lost his memory, with no idea who he is, his past life, or how he got into the city. In Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)he wanted to lose memories on paifull events and he is lost within his own head, in Number 23 (2007) he lost memory about painfull chaildhood event and he is lost within numbers in his own head… Every 3 years comes J. Carrey’s movie i like a lot. So i’m hardly waiting 2010:-)
And beautiful Back’s music from the movie
Today i woke up and wanted to see this movie again. Maybe something happened in my dreams, maybe in paralell universe (read Neil Turok yesterday). Don’t know. Just had a feeling that i got to do it. To feel the cycles of life, cyles of Universe. As Turok proposed, there is not one single start of Universe or Big Bang…it’s cyclic. It’s born and reborn.
[NEIL TUROK:] For the last ten years I have mainly been working on the question of how the universe began — or didn’t begin. What happened at the Big Bang? To me this seems like one of the most fundamental questions in science, because everything we know of emerged from the Big Bang. Whether it’s particles or planets or stars or, ultimately, even life itself.
Here is a comment from imdb: A Masterpiece of Colours and Peace…, 24 January 2005
Author: Khashayar Mortazavi from ,Toronto,Canada
The film can be described as a simple Buddhist fable: simple but multi layers. All the elements play their own symbolic roles; the snake, the fish, the cat and the frog (all living creatures). The issue of reincarnation is central.
The film narrates a personal journey from unawareness and childhood to awakening and maturity. Through the seasons, we are witnessing the flowing nature of life in its pure manifestation: birth,pain,love,despair,death and rebirth.
The dialog are concise.They are short but quite sufficient (Buddhism wisdom does not require a lot of words). The brilliant photography adds the beauty. Casts are in deep connection with the context. I’m interested to know Kim is a director or a monk itself?
“There are those who miss being in-depth with the world,” explains Nikolaj Lie Kaas in an interview with Politiken on April 29th 2001, “but for me superficiality means a lot – that’s where I get my drive.” This is an interesting comment from an actor, whose acting always strikes a deeply personal cord. While other actors strive to close in on life, Kaas – who experienced tragic loss at an early age – seems eager to escape the eye of the storm. It is a disturbing quality that etches his characters in the audience’s mind.”
Ruining season is in full bloom. Reached 1 hour of run today after some time. Such a relief, such a peace of mind. And shot of endorphins flooding the body 🙂
Remembered Japanese author Haruki Murakami , who’s books i like. He is marathon runner. And those quotes are from his interview in Spiegl.
Murakami: When I am running my mind empties itself. Everything I think while running is subordinate to the process. The thoughts that impose themselves on me while running are like light gusts of wind — they appear all of a sudden, disappear again and change nothing.
And a beautiful music from Era (Gladiator theme: Now we are free), perfect for running ….