Whole Planet as Sentient Entity?

This post introduces my lifetime project:

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Introduction

This document describes a perceived potential movement toward a coherent, integrated planetary paradigm, in which our best intelligence, technology and ethics combine to underpin a new era of truly ‘civilised‘, as in gracious, and relatively enlightened, behaviour among beings.

The thought experiment driving the evolution and development of this idea for over 8 years is: “if I were a sentient entity at the scale of our planet, what would I need in order to become functionally self-aware?” the subtext to that inquiry is, “what evidence, if anything, is there which points to the possibility that a higher order entity (existing governments, ngo’s and corporations not withstanding) may be emerging from the sum of human interactions?”

So this document, and the diagram it describes are one possible example of a high altitude overview, or meta-perspective,addressing the inquiry set out in that thought experiment. Using this type of perspectival lens through which to assess the available information, we can begin to formulate a hypothesised set of basic pre-requisites that a planet sized being might need to become functionally self-aware. This is admittedly a hypothetical metaphysics for a hypothetical paradigm. The experience of living the reality of such a paradigm, if actualised, could be well worth the time it takes to develop and test this kind of model. Please note that this example is not suggested as an absolute in any way, this is simply an example of applied experimentation in metaphysics.

Obviously, there is much more to the picture than can be illustrated in a concise overview such as this, and many nested levels of complexity could be revealed through further research. I have endeavoured to limit the inquiry to genuinely meta-level structures and dynamics for the sake of initial simplicity. I hope to continue refining this inquiry, as I believe that useful and relevant information will be revealed which could enhance our capacity to continue evolving as a species, while finding our balance in relation to our planet and the rest of the living beings in our galactic neighbourhood.

I welcome feedback as the scope of this project is as wide as those who participate.

GD. Goethean Experimental Observations for 12/06/2012

Practice notes from Goethean experiment conducted in 2012.

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(noticing the phenomena of sounds arising from within);

Prelude: I have relocated to a big old house near the beach, with a forest across the road. To honour the occasion, we had a fire ceremony at the beach on the evening of the 12th June. After enjoying the beautiful starlit evening we returned to the house, after I have settled my son I settle into sitting meditation on the mat in front of the altar.

I sound the singing bowl, chant Aum and then sit with my double dorje in my hands, contemplating the energetic nexus that it represents, and creatively imagining the dynamic structure which it represents the underpinnings of.

 

I begin to feel the arising of kundalini shakti, gently undulating through my subtle energetic system and up my spine, out through the top of my head with a tingling sensation and into the familiar fountain-like pattern of…

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A Story.

The Little Boy and His Mother.

Recently, a little boy and his mother, who had an unusual relationship according to the custom of the time, were sharing time when they had an interesting conversation.

The little boy lived with his dad, and he saw his mother a lot less than do most little boys he knows. He and his mother loved each other very much, and the little boy knew deep down inside himself that what his mother was doing instead of living with him was important for the world he lived in. She seemed to him a steady connection to the universe he knew to  be the inner nature of all things.

He talked to her about things which he could not speak to anyone else about.

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Context and Content: Manifest Universe

What follows is the raw text interpretation output of a ‘download’ received 28/11/2012

Context:

State space, field of potentiality, featureless, receptive, fundamental essence. Can be understood as “source as ground” which is fundamental and ubiquitous to all that is. Is pre requisite for arising of:

Information, defined as discernible difference, arising as initial instance of information process. Occurring within and as information space.

Information actualises in information space as LIVE, running iterative instances of multiple varieties of interactions of differences, and as structure of information space itself. Yes, the whole context is a living being.

All this arising anterior to perception and prior to the arising of the notion of the passing of time (microgenesis of the cognitive occasion ref. Jason Brown)

Experiential context is underpinned and rendered/animated by minimum requisite complexity arising from the field of potential as possibility.

 

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sentience (Photo credit: undergroundbastard)

Content:

Awareness in self-reflection through sensoria is first instance of experience – first feedback loop returns information to the structure in a form it can engage with/or not. All particulars are manifest within this context. Sentient beings are instances of a particular class of entity.
Once awareness is connected, attention can arise, be drawn, held and directed, is available to be applied. At this point arises the pure, raw potential for intelligence, which is neutral. Intelligence is self-aware sentience gradually being realised and actualised.

Attention to objective is intention.

Intention can be influenced, disciplined, directed, crafted and applied. Attention can be drawn, in ways that influence focus of intention, before self-reflexive consciousness arises. Applied attention to the nature of the attractor can reveal aspects of the predisposition of the sentient entity, to itself through self-reflection, or to an observational entity.

Choice is fundamental and often based upon enactment of preconditioning of subconscious rather than present awareness. Focussed intention toward development of capacities which engender “gnosis” or direct knowing of the nature of the situation in which it appears we find ourselves, and our experience of it, is voluntary yet not optional for most effective interactive outcomes.

Realising that there are many ways one can become motivated, captivated, inspired, driven, devoted and disciplined, over the complex variety of manifest possibilities – the question arises as to what compels, or is likely to be a sufficient attractor for, this path/course/journey to be chosen and committed to by a diverse group of potential participants?

At the point where a practice commitment to said self-exploration, discovery and development methods is the conscious choice and enactment of free will of the individual, the inquiry as to what is required can begin. There is much to master, much of which is unavailable as an option until certain “undergraduate” fundamentals are embodied and enacted. A primary requirement is a willingness to know “the self” (which is the same self in every one, a common sense of being existent).

This is the process of sentience actualising itself, as experience of itself, as and through all beings simultaneously. Present sentient awareness knows itself as that which is being given rise to, in the context of the possibility for complex universal phenomenological manifestation.

The passing of time appears to the observational intelligence as a result of records of qualitative state changes, held in memory at various scales and resolutions, and made available to reflective recall, in the conscious and subconscious aspects of the sentient entity. These records of previous experience combine to establish the parameters of the ensuing possible range of experiences.

The corporeal aspect of the embodied entity is provided with multi-channel, signal analysis enabled sensor networks. It is able to attain stable manifest phenomena as it’s experience and appearance due to the attractor of subtle fluid, dynamic, interactive, energetic structures which are encoded specifically to render said experience. Realisation of the complexity and capacity of this aspect of manifest arising as our experience is one of the outcomes of commitment to a practice path.

Once these realisations are stable and actively engaged, the intelligent sentient entity can begin a practice of inquiry (into the nature of the relations between the multiple instances of combinatory possibilities in various interactive agentic entities, and the contextual underpinning of their very possibility). The processual field of potential is engaged directly as an act of agentic will. Combined/networked/focussed meta-agents can exert “pull” on the structure of the state space. The particular structural qualities of these meta-agents, generate pull dynamics which influence/constrain the field of possibilities.

 

 

 

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Worth Remembering.

Every discourse has its own definitions of “that which is”, and by its own standards, it is coherent and accurately represents “that which is” – however, to each other, these lines of inquiry and the discourses that emerge from them, are often at odds, and even at war. So, for those of us who seek to unify the discourses in a coherent manner, the task we are charging ourselves with is to fully understand each one on its own terms and not to judge one in terms of the other until we are sure that it is appropriate and clarifying to do so.

Humanity’s Assignment.

 ‘Our’ assignment in a nutshell – Project – reorient the current civilisation toward life giving and nourishing fulfillment of all individuals whilst simultaneously realising that something greater than the sum of us is incubating in our midst and can be nurtured and birthed for the benefit of all living beings – life defined broadly as that which has the capacity to integrate with the biosphere in mutually beneficial ways. No frills, get real, take care of business on this space-faring orb.

What we need to do is spell it all out in graphic detail, the ‘map’ needs to be so compelling that it evokes the territory.

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seeing

it is like an organism

there are myriad roles available

the best fitness will be the selection criteria

each one manifests its potential as that which it is

and is included in the whole for what it is

as it is

the challenge is to see the whole

so as the fit of the part can be matched by self selection