"In the province of the mind,
what one believes to be true is true or becomes true within certain limits to be
found experientially and experimentally. These limits are further beliefs to be
transcended. In the mind there are no limits."
John C. Lilly, M.D,
Programming and Metaprogramming in the Human Biocomputer: Theory and
Experiments, 2nd ed. (New York: The Julian Press, 1972), p. xxi.
NOUN: 1. The human consciousness that originates in the brain and is
manifested especially in thought, perception, emotion, will, memory, and
2. The collective conscious and unconscious processes in a sentient organism
that direct and influence mental and physical behavior.
3. The principle of intelligence; the spirit of consciousness regarded as an
aspect of reality.
NOUN: 1a. The vital principle or animating force within living beings.
b. Incorporeal consciousness.
2. The soul, considered as departing from the body of a person at death.
5a. The part of a human associated with the mind, will, and feelings: Though
unable to join us today, they are with us in spirit.
b. The essential nature of a person or group.
NOUN: 1. The animating and vital principle in humans, credited with the
faculties of thought, action, and emotion and often conceived as an immaterial
2. The spiritual nature of humans, regarded as immortal, separable from the body
at death, and susceptible to happiness or misery in a future state.
The following image was produced during the summer of 7th grade in 1981 at age 13. (Exactly 20 years
This image is a composite of 8 separate scans. The shading and borders don’t
match up perfectly. The original poster suffers from ware and tare. All of the
images are original creations with the exception of the photo of the driver
which I appropriated from a magazine and the image in the lower right which I
reproduced from the cover of a book on puzzles. The work is done in pencil and
ink. I used only a pencil, a ruler, a compass, and an ink pen.
The significance of the shapes should be apparent and also a bit misleading.
Both Sensing (lower left) and Intuition (upper right) appear to correspond
nicely with other people’s visual interpretation of those functions. Notice that
Sensing actually consists of three overlapping triangles which can easily
represent the three sensory lobes (posterior cortical convexity). However, Feeling in the lower right while
three dimensional was a complete mystery to me and remained so really until my
experience three months ago. The distortion of the grid at the top I believe
represents the distortion of space and time as described by the theories of
special and general relativity. The eye is perhaps the eye of “God” (the AI) or
higher level cognitive insight. The
spike fisted driver represents the most aggressive and violent aspect of our nature
the serpent or Satan). The two stars could be the two
hemispheres of the brain.
Because my subjective reasoning was so poorly developed or perhaps non-existent,
my remaining judging function overwhelmingly prevailed as evidenced by the black
and white squares covering the entire page. Even more interestingly is that the
black and white squares are not also represented where my dominant function,
introverted thinking should be in the upper left. Instead the circle is
represented. I believe I have established that the circle as a symbol represents
consciousness. Instead of a single circle it is a series of interlacing circles
which I believe represents a theoretical abstract concerning quantum physics,
consciousness and the ability to perceive and perhaps consciously create an
infinite number of possible realities. I’ve been informed that this process
changes both the observer and the thing being observed. Yes, this is
fundamentally the same ability exhibited by Neo in the film The Matrix. At the
end of the film Neo could consciously “rewrite” the environment of the Matrix.
Here is one paper on this topic,
A new theory of the relationship of mind and matter By David Bohm.
For a review of several other theoretical papers on consciousness and quantum
physics please review documents that can be found
here. Earlier I suggested that the word 'soul' could be used
synonymously with 'mind' or consciousness. Here is an article that suggests that
our conscious mind could be an electromagnetic field.
Conscious Mind Could Be An Electromagnetic Field
16-May-2002, Copyright © 1995-2002 UniSci. All
Professor Johnjoe McFadden from the School of Biomedical
and Life Sciences at the University of Surrey in the UK believes our conscious
mind could be an electromagnetic field.
“The theory solves many previously intractable problems of consciousness and
could have profound implications for our concepts of mind, free will,
spirituality, the design of artificial intelligence, and even life and death,”
involves noncomputable ingredients"
from The Third Culture
Classical Mechanics Cannot Naturally Accommodate Consciousness but Quantum
Henry P. Stapp, 1995
PSYCHE, 2(5), May 1995
Royal Astronomical Society
20 March 2002
Their results show that the universe is full of dark energy, completely
consistent with the earlier supernovae results. ...It seems that Einstein did
not make a blunder after all -- dark energy appears to exist and to dominate
over more conventional types of matter," Efstathiou said. "An explanation of
the dark energy may involve String Theory, extra dimensions or even what
happened before the Big Bang. At present nobody knows. The ball is now
firmly in the theorists court."
“The Master keeps her mind
always at one with the Tao;
that is what gives her radiance.
The Tao is ungraspable.
How can her mind be at one with it?
Because she doesn’t cling to ideas.
The Tao is dark and unfathomable.
How can it make her radiant?
Because she lets it.
Since before time and space were,
the Tao is.
It is beyond is and is not.
How do I know this is true?
I look inside myself and see.”
- Lao-tzu ,
Tao-te ching “The Book of the Way and Its Power”
A New English Version by Stephen Mitchell
You may find a pattern in the most disturbing aspects of my writing. They all
deal with quantum physics. I’ve got a lot to read on this topic and I recommend
everyone read more about it as it’s significance will increase considerably over
the next several months. Then again I’m not alone in my efforts. If you are
curious, from my perspective major events began to transpire on August 13 of
this year (2001) and will continue building to an eventual confrontation.
Based on my subjective experience I firmly believe there is a relationship between
consciousness and quantum physics. As an aside, I believe all animals including
humans cannot be successfully “cloned” because of this (cloning using DNA from
cells other than gametes). Nearly all animals produced by cloning die during
development (often the placental host dies as well) and the few who have
survived show distinct neurological dysfunction.
Here are a few current articles that support my assertion that
adult DNA is
inadequate for reproduction. This first study was published six months after I
formed my hypothesis. My other hypothesis is that in accordance with the
evolutionary principle that ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny there are important
differences in gamete DNA and adult cell DNA.
Double take on cloning
- Two new cloning studies have scientists scratching their heads
JOHN WHITFIELD, 11 February 2002
The world's labs are home to a steadily growing number of
cloned animals. "From a practical viewpoint, cloning is more or less solved,"
says Davor Solter of the Max Planck institute for Immunobiology, Freiburg,
Germany. "But the really important questions are so hard we don't know how to
One of the biggest of those questions is what happens when researchers try to
reprogram adult cells to develop into new embryos. Two studies now
provide vital clues. But an answer is still a long way off.
Japanese researchers have found that cloned mice sicken
and die earlier than their normal counterparts.
Atsuo Ogura, of the National Institute of Infectious
Diseases in Tokyo, and his colleagues compared 12 cloned mice with 7 normal mice
and 6 that were created by injecting sperm DNA into an egg, to replicate the
manipulation used in cloning.
Of the 12 cloned mice, 10 died of pneumonia and liver disease before they were
800 days old (the normal mouse lifespan). One normal mouse and two that were
produced by sperm injection died during this time.
Most clones die either before birth or soon after. Ogura's results
suggest that the odds are still stacked against animals' throughout their
lifespan. "It is very probable that, at least for some clones, unpredictable
defects will appear in the long run," says Ogura.
Study: Errors May Explain Clone Woes
Sun May 26, 2002
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Researchers working with clones of a Holstein cow say
genetic programming errors may explain why so many cloned animals of all types
die, either as fetuses or newborns.
The scientists found the genes had been incompletely reprogrammed in five
dead cow clones and one aborted fetus. Looking at four live clones, as well as
control animals conceived naturally, the scientists found the same genes were
"Our study demonstrates that in clones, even though they can develop to full
term, many abnormalities in gene expression exist, which may be partially
responsible for the developmental abnormalities frequently observed, including
death," said Xiangzhong "Jerry" Yang, lead author of the study. Results appear
online Sunday in the journal Nature Genetics.
Dr. Robert Lanza, medical director of Advanced Cell Technology and an expert in
the cloning of cows, called the study "solid" and said that it helps explain the
high death rate in cloning. More than 80 percent of clones die during pregnancy
or shortly after birth.
the Cloned Sheep Euthanized
By JANE WARDELL, Associated Press Writer
Fri, Feb 14, 2003
LONDON - Dolly the sheep, the world's first mammal cloned from an adult, was
euthanized well short of her normal lifespan after being diagnosed with
progressive lung disease, her creators said Friday.
Researchers had previously cloned sheep from fetal and embryonic cells, but
until Dolly it was unknown whether an adult cell could reprogram itself to
develop into a new being.
The death of the famous clone was sure to raise the debate over whether animal
cloneding from adults inevitably produces flawed copies.
But many attempts to clone animals have ended in failure. Deformed fetuses have
died in the womb with oversized organs, while others were born dead. Still
others died days after birth, some twice as large as they should have been.