You, as you sit in your body and use your eyes to read these words, are in a cloud of consciousness that hovers within your brain and body: it is the you in you that you call "me". This article addresses this “me”ness –written, of course, by another being in their body with their own cloud of “me”ness. If we met in person we might perhaps look each other over (for vision is one of the most prominent venues of consciousness), talk, touch even smell each other and we would probably intuit to our self that, yes, I have met another “person” that has “me”ness in them, that we each have a similar cloud of consciousness. I am I and You are You (another I)
This article is about the cloud of consciousness that each of us has - and bigger clouds. I am not an expert on these clouds and why would I presume to know anything more about your cloud than you do. I do not…. and could not.
The me in me wants to share with the me in you about the few times in the past 66 years that the me in me has been able to perceive the cloud of me from a bit of a distance, Those few times have had a profound effect on me they and have lead to many questions. The larger “me” that observed the local earth-bound me was more of a “we”. Maybe we could call it little mind and big mind. The big mind we share, the little mind we don’t. Both are forms of consciousness. But big mind does not come easy. I am trying to write the article from big mind perspective and it is a challenge. Wee little “ I” doesn’t really like big mind…. though they can and do work together at times
One has to work from little mind towards big mind – it is not given; it must be sought and worked for. And why go to the trouble anyway? Only you can answer that.
The one reason you might go to the trouble is because much of the human race has cultured itself to idolize the big me in the little mind. We encourage ourselves to each build our own castle – with a moat. Buy, own, control, acquire, aspire, climb and reach the top – hopefully above the “others”. We have become devotees of individualism. If you see nothing wrong with that, then please stop reading. The End. Thank you for your time.
Little minds, many of whom run this world, never have quite enough - and that is the problem – our world doesn’t have enough to give to all the big “me”s in the little minds. Unfortunately, the earth is finite, and the human race is not – not yet. Maybe this is some kind of appeal to a conscious race that is aware of its self-endangerment and yet chooses to ignore this fact. Maybe this is sort of an appeal to survive….
What we have here is a bit of a primer. A feeble attempt to use one thing we have in common – words – to create a bridge of understanding: an attempt at achieving a consciousness of consciousness. This is not an effort to destroy the little mind. Without little minds, our little bodies would fade away. Big mind that comes from a wise silent timeless place and it should have a little say in what small mind does ..the more, the better.
Maybe you are still interested, and perhaps the best way to begin this journey is moving from the smallest towards the largest. These are not my ideas, they come from much greater minds than mine. Let’s just call this a somewhat orderly report of useful information that has been assembled for your benefit by a friend who loves you and who welcomes you to join this project. We are all experts in consciousness and we get better every day. This paper is dedicated to that betterment.
When we wake up in the morning, a special circuit kicks in that continually reminds of who we are. Oh yes, I am John Foster born in Toledo, my family history is such and such, I work at etc…We are continually being reminded of who we are by a repeating circuit continually creates a cloud of knowing, of self -knowing. A self-knowing that the human race has; for when we look in the mirror we know that the reflection we see is our own self. We are self-reflective, we pass the “mirror test”, as do some large mammals. There is a self-serving cloud of energy in our brains that we call self-consciousness. Consciousness can evolve in many states, like water. Water has 3 states, which are determined by the temperature of the environment. This article is about the four states of consciousness: conscious to the first power, consciousness squared, cubed, and to the fourth power. Each stage is more complex than the previous one and each stage or power exists at a larger scale of space and a longer interval of time. Rodney Collin will explain this.
One thing about consciousness in a being is that its perception of time is dependent on the scale of relative scale of size. The shortest moment of perception that a human can usually perceive is 1/30 of a second. And this is because it takes a minimum amount of time for visual stimulus to enter our eye, be transferred into a brain signal and be processed in the visual cortex. Movies are made at 1/30th a second; if they were made at 1/20th we would see a flickering pattern; if the movie frames lasted 1/40 of a second we would miss some of the information. A hummingbird is about 1/100th our size, and the distance that signals have to travel in it’s brain are 1/100th distance of ours, therefore its perception of time is much shorter somewhere around 1/3000th of a second. That means that while wings of a hummingbird appear to be a blur to us, to the hummingbird their wings are flapping like the wings of an eagle –flowing methodical strokes. So…in this way, the perception of the pace of time of consciousness and its relation to one’s size in space is curiously tied to Einstein’s framework of the space-time continuum. This concept becomes further complicated when one begins to move through space at high velocities. Consciousness may remain constant but the perception of the flow of time is affected by both relative size and relative speed. In fact, consciousness itself may be itself a universal constant. Consciousness can exist at all levels of magnitude, galactic to atomic, and each level of magnitude consciousness has its own unique space-time perception parameters. This is the basic premise of Rodney Collin's book, The Theory of Celestial Influence, in which he extrapolates the previously-described human/hummingbird time/space differential to much greater degrees of separation, from nanoscopic to galactic.
Rodney Collin - Time Perception and Relative Scale
Can this force field of human self-consciousness, this cloud of energy/knowingness, can it be measured? Maybe it’s the famous 21 grams that disappears when a human body dies (there is no 21 grams - consciousness has no physical component). But whatever it is, consciousness, especially self-consciousness, is a discrete entity. In fact, some theorists think that consciousness is a force in and of itself. This force, if we can call it such, is no minor concept. Since we live immersed it and can’t measure it or measure it objectively doesn’t mean that consciousness has no significance. In fact, it has a very profound significance. Theoretical physicists have deduced that, at the quantum, level consciousness is the predominant binding force, a coalescing force of the atomic universe. Dr. Robert Lanza, in his book: Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe , maintains that consciousness itself is the predominant binding force for the whole universe. Up until now, inquiry into the nature of reality has been under the domain of theoretical physicists. Lanza maintains the "theory of everything" will never be discovered until a biological perspective is also incorporated. Life should be considered a variable in the equation and the dominating principle that brings life into being is the all-pervasive presence of universal consciousness. Consciousness itself should be considered be the primal, perhaps the most fundamental force of them all. Visit: http://www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com/scientists-claim-that-quantum-theory-proves-consciousness-moves-to-another-universe-at-death/
Lanza's theory of biocentrism has seven principles:
Life (consciousness) creates the universe
rather than the other way around.
These are the two sides of the eternal equation of existence. The most extreme form of entropy in its ultimate finality are black holes found in outer space. Although there are many expressions of entropy, the black hole has no equal in size or scale. Likewise, the ultimate expression of counterentropy is the equally potent universally pervasive and infinitesimally small DNA molecule. The network of life is the ultimate expression of the tendency to increase order throughout physical reality.
These two opposing forces have existed since the big bang, or the big subtraction, depending on how you look at it. Entropy and its handiwork are very familiar to us. The tendency toward disorder of everything around us seems intuitive and obvious even if we aren’t familiar with the terms Entropy and Counterentropy. We realize that even the most robust of structures ultimately are eroded into increasingly minute components. Even the black hole, after completing the work of entropy by reducing any organization within its reach, finally succumbs to its own appetite.
Then there is the universal all-pervasive network of life. We are part of life. We are privileged enough to have life all around us and furthermore to be conscious of it. Make no mistake for life may be just as rare as it seems to be found in the universe. A black hole requires a tremendous amount of hardware (matter) to exist, and its opposite, life, requires an equal amount of software and the proper environment to exist. This software is present and contained in DNA’s genome and epigenetic combination. The existential equation is balanced on one side by the presence of black holes which do the bidding of entropy, and on the other side of the equation by the phenomenon of DNA and its ultimate expression: life and consciousness.
Everything that happens in existence, in this universe as well as in all the other universes, in all dimensions, are factors in this equation, including every atom of every planet, the galaxies, quarks, and superstrings everywhere in existence that factor into the existential equation…an equation that remains in balance.
Our ancestors although largely ignorant to the concept of entropy had an intuitive feeling about these concepts. They represented them as all-seeing gods and their agents. Little did they know that the actual incarnation of their religious ideas and faith had a fundamentally scientific basis in entropy and counterentropy: Devils and Angels, Shiva and Vishnu.....
Interestingly, the scientific community has studied entropy to a far greater degree than counterentropy. This is curious because it is counterentropy that forged life for the purpose of, and with the power to independently increase the organization of the universe and furthermore binds it with the power of consciousness. However, since we are in the midst of it, our relevance becomes difficult to comprehend objectively. In this regard, humans are an ultimate formative force in that we have a tremendous potential for increasing order through science and technology, while simultaneously wrestling with an almost equal ability to destroy life.
Adapted from: From: http://able2know.org/topic/137015-1.
Also: http://iopscience.iop.org/1367-2630/9/8/263/fulltext/, "From plasma crystals and helical structures towards inorganic living matter"
Intelligence and Consciousness
It may be that intelligence (information processing with memory) and consciousness (knowing) fall under different categories but are mutually symbiotic. As intelligence grows, so does its ability to attract consciousness. As knowing grows, the more it needs a network of intelligence to store and make sense of input. The greater the intelligence, the more attraction it has for cradling consciousness. Intelligence can nest in several types of networks: such as a bioelectrochemical framework, a crystalline structure, a semiconductor matrix, a plasma complex or even a vaporous/gaseous state as the jinn (Salman Rushdie: Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights) and even others we cannot imagine. Consciousness may be attracted to any intelligent framework that accumulate/organize/memorize information at a scale large enough to embed it. Consciousness may be quantum in nature, growing in discrete stages. If the computational singularity occurs, as Kurzweil suggests, a computational consciousness may evolve as well. As for the directives and ethics that this consciousness will adhere to, the question remains. The ethical nature of an emerging consciousness may depend on properties inherent in the medium it inhabits.
The four levels of Consciousness:
We will begin with a discussion of the four levels of consciousness: C1 , C2 ,C3 and C4 - or consciousness to the fourth power. We will begin at the smallest level and proceed upward.
C1 > Consciousness to the 1st power = the main unifying force at the quantum level as described by Heisenberg, Bohr, Schrodinger, Goswami, Bohme etc... Consciousness itself performs at the quantum level much like gravity does at our (Newtonian) physical level. It is a binding force at this level. Time does not exist at the atomic level. Consciousness itself as a static field is the glue that holds the quantic universe together.
C2 >> to the 2nd power = individual space/time bound macro self-consciousness. Ecce Homo: Here-and-Now human awareness. Human self-consciousness: capable of recognizing one’s selfness and capable of understanding the rules of physicality, materiality, the relationship of energy and mass, E = mc2, as well as atomic reality, the concept of infinity and the concept of self individuality and in our case, an innate drive to try to comprehend the meaning of our existence.
On our (macro) level, the human brain generates an environment where C to the second power can thrive. The circuitry of the human brain creates a resonant egg-shaped force field that consciousness can bed in, a time-based platform for consciousness to reside in. There may be additional species that we share this world with who also have brain-based cradles for consciousness to exist in. A most likely candidate would be dolphins, whose brain can grow larger than ours because their brain matures in a less concussive physical environment that permits larger brain growth. Whales are another candidate as well (12 lbs in size compared to the 3lb. human brain). If Darwin were to be taken seriously, then it is most likely that cetaceans, originally evolved from wolves, are a superior race to the smaller-brained human race. Hopefully, some day, we may learn to communicate with these beings who have thrice as many spindle neurons in their brain as we do.
We spend the greater part of our waking life in C to the second power reality - in our personal reality world.
There was an article in SEED Magazine (and also in Hofstadter's book, I am a Strange Loop), that describes the mechanism of our type of consciousness is in its simplest form as a continuous feedback loop. The refresh rate of this loop is around 1/30th of a second. We are self-reminding ourselves every 1/30thsec that we are who we are. This is the reminder loop that is in full play during our waking hours. It kicks in the moment we wake up and stays with us during all our waking hours and even emerges temporarily sometimes when we are sleeping.
A physical feedback loop requires four essentials: 1) a receptor (microphone) 2) an amplifier that boosts the prime signal from the microphone, 3 an ejector (speaker) that ejects the prime signal at an increased volume and 4) a medium that transmits the prime signal to the receptor over a period of time---to be picked as the first primary repeat signal by the receptor, which is then sent on to the amplifier for the third trip around. We’ve all experienced feedback with PA systems and know how suddenly they can flare up in certain conditions.
A feedback loop can go on forever as long as the components function, and the frequency will vary according to the nature and amount of the medium that the signal must travel through. When you are hearing a feedback loop, what exactly are you hearing? A sound, a continuous tone, yes, and it is an unending loop that comes from nowhere but it’s self. A self- looping, self-defining circular loop. Audio feedback is a sound recycled loop. Self-consciousness is a continuous self-refreshing identity loop circulating in the brain that also activates personal memory and the ego. This complex feedback loop is what we use to defines the “me” that moves through the “reality” of time/space.
The basic mechanism of consciousness in the brain starts with a transmission node point, a fixed neural pathway that the transmission of self-identity normally follows and a reception node point that receives the message which is quickly returned to the transmission node for reproduction; this loop most likely exists the prefrontal lobe in conjunction with the thalamus. The aforementioned “fixed” loop structure that defines our normal self- consciousness can also be modified. Alcohol, nicotine, cannabis and several “mind altering” substances can modify this loop and change certain qualities of our self-consciousness. METAtonin, on the other hand, moves the consciousness loop into an altogether different orbital configuration that is separate from the physical body self. The slightly different spin results in an unfettered attunement to holographic spacetime parallel reality.
This gyrating loop of knowingness is what we call our self. This loop of information is carried by some kind of energy that we have not yet been able to measure accurately. It is not electromagnetic though it may occupy an electromagnetic pathway or may be modified by a strong enough electromagnetic field. But it definitely is an energy – a gyrating, looping, spinning type of energy: this spin cycle defines the apparent flow of time.
If we step down a magnitude into the atomic world, this same energy is also very much present, but not in a circular self- regenerating form as it is with us self-conscious macro beings. At the quantum level, where it is theorized time doesn’t exist, this very same energy no longer travels or spins in a circular pattern, instead it becomes planar or linear timeless web that provides the basic grid of existence that defines the quantum level. This could be the "quantum gravity" that Hammerhof and Penrose discuss in their ORC-OR theory. Consciousness at the macro level (capable of experiencing self) translates into a quantum binding force at the atomic level, hence consciousness activates the binding properties at the quantum level See: http://neuroquantology.com/index.php/journal/article/view/3
This static form of consciousness is the glue, the backbone that holds the atomic world together. The same consciousness in an animated, spinning form at the macro level becomes our self-consciousness, consciousness to the second power, consciousness in a dynamic form that conjures up the phenomenon of time. What is to us an experiential phenomenon (awakened consciousness) is, at another level (a static timeless level), the framework of atomic reality. Something to meditate on.
This self-perpetuating loop of self-consciousness appears to “nest” in the environment of the brain. Consciousness may travel from the environs of the body such as in an OBE of NDE experience, but, in fact, it may not be able to survive in its unique form unless the brain is still alive. NDE are near death experiences, the heart may have stopped but the brain is not yet dead. It may be that the brain provides electro-chemical-dark matter matrix for the loop to exist in, though the loop itself may be a dark-energy phenomenon. Our memory of self and definition of being is defined by our total body and its many senses. Once defined and matured, true self-consciousness comes into existence. This loop of consciousness is tied to the body with the ego, but at times, in dream states or with METAtonin augmentation the loop is released from the confines of the ego and is free to roam.
Consciousness squared is individualized self-perpetuating consciousness. At the macro level it is the ultimate expression of DNA successfully combining the elemental chemistry of the physical plane into individual beings capable of consciousness. Beings who in themselves are an example of counterentropy and by whose works raw materials are transformed very complex systems. Counterentropic phenomena probably also exist at the consciousness cubed and fourth levels manifesting counterentropic intelligence and fabrication as well as manifesting consciousness at levels far beyond our comprehension - perhaps forming a universal intelligence that oversees the architecture of the universe.
One way of comprehending the many layers of human consciousness is the The Consciousness Quotient Inventory developed by Ovidui Brazdau in a study that involved 6,800 individuals. The CQ-i is composed of six dimensions, which comprise the Consciousness Quotient: physical, emotional, cognitive, spiritual, social-relational and self-consciousness. These six dimensions are the main six factors of the Consciousness Quotient Inventory. CQ-i explores these dimensions, using behavioral-based questions scored with a Likert scale with six degrees. Visit: www.consciousness-quotient.com. Another method of qualifying human consciousness is the eight-circuit model of consciousness, a transhuman theory proposed by Timothy Leary and expanded on by Robert Anton Wilson and Antero Alli. This model describes eight circuits of information (eight "brains") that operate within the human nervous system. Each circuit is concerned with a different sphere of human consciousness reality and the associated modulators of brain electrochemistry. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eight_Circuit_Model_of_Consciousness
When Carl Sagan wrote Contact, he wrote as a scientist, and he wrote about a theoretical segue to higher intelligence. Being a scientist and an astronomer it is quite natural that he would look to an extra-terrestrial intelligence to deliver of a cryptic message to the human race; a message that had hidden in it a design for a machine that would launch Jody Foster into a wormhole and then on to a parallel or higher realm.
But really Carl Sagan didn’t have to look outward. For designed in the amazingly complex language of human DNA is an equally cryptic message that contains in it the design for a special circuit in our very own human brain. This neuro-circuit triggers the pineal gland to release a neurochemical brain reprogramming secretion – a consciousness booster – METAtonin - that achieves the same segue as the fantastic machine that astronaut Jody Foster used.
and its right in front of our nose, or directly behind it, to be exact.
Individualism and the evolution of Hive Consciousness
It may be that the realm of Consciousness to the Second power is where individual, isolated consciousness is best exercised. In fact, individual consciousness may be one of the rarer forms of consciousness. In a majority of realms, it may be that collective or hive consciousness is more the norm. Perhaps it is on the physical plane where individuality tends to be best molded. Not only are humans physically, psychologically and psychically isolated by design, but also physical plane individuals are constantly challenged just to survive and spend a good deal of time just keeping ahead of uncertainty danger; they must fight for themselves. In addition, we are limited to just five senses that are attuned to a rather narrow frequency spectrums and humans are not gifted with the ability to have direct contact with higher forms of intelligence – again, part of the design. That’s why it’s good to pose a question to oneself and consider the possibility of experiencing shared consciousness and, furthermore, if one would feel comfortable in sharing their consciousness with a larger group. How would it feel to part of a larger shared headspace? Do you see yourself as a lone superhero fully confident of your own ability to take on any challenge and enjoy the satisfaction of being your own captain or is your vision of victory one of a shared joy: of singing in a chorus, being a member of an orchestra, dance troupe or championship soccer team?
Of course, there are many group efforts that encourage this sharing of awareness temporarily – team sports, group performing arts, brothers in arms experiencing combat etc. Taking this one step further: what would it be like to share thought space with others continually on a regular basis during daily life? This could be enlightening as well as possibly frightening. In some ways, as a race, we are heading in this direction through electronic media and wireless interfacing. Perhaps this is an inevitable destination of humanity. Many science fiction writers have pondered this question. Alastair Reynolds’s story Great Wall of Mars (http://www.ereading.mobi/chapter.php/1010267/0/Reynolds_-_Galactic_North.html) is one example.
Most likely, shared psychic space is much more common at higher levels, but to blend in one needs to be tempered in the ways of cooperation, respect, a certain amount of restraint and natural modesty, propriety and healthy optimism. Maybe that is why, as souls, we volunteer to experience the physical realm of Consciousness squared – in need of a bit of tempering to the point where we see the adventure and advantage of sharing consciousness.
Is it possible for individualized consciousness to transcend time? One suggestion is by using dark matter soliton (isolated scalar) waves that traverse the multiverse with undiminishing amplitude intercepting our universe time vector, sometimes passing futureward or pastward and sometimes passing parallel to our thread or rope of time. These waves cleanse the rope of loose Everett many-world tendrils by combing or culling the rope of the weaker ones. Theoretically one can catch the wave if properly attuned and travel back in time to return on a futureward wave, as theorized by Wolfgand Jeschke in his book The Cusanus Game.
Hive consciousness naturally evolves in holographic non-local systems - where interconnectedness is absolute, where isolation, and perhaps individuality, is not possible. Hive consciousness may prevail in “dark” scalar reality, the holographic spacetime Pleroma, the parallel but opposite side of reality that theoretical physicists are pursuing, i.e., the Scalar Holographic Reality as described earlier on page 1. On the other side of the coin, in our radiative point source local reality, individual human consciousness seems to be the norm. at least at this point in our technological development.
Intelligence and Consciousness
It may be that intelligence (information processing with memory) and consciousness (knowing) fall under different categories but are mutually symbiotic. As intelligence grows, so does its ability to attract consciousness. As knowing grows, the more it needs a network of intelligence to store and make sense of input. The greater the intelligence, the more attraction it has for cradling consciousness. This intelligence can occupy a bioelectrochemical framework, a crystalline structure, an electrosemiconductor framework, even a plasma reality and even others we cannot imagine- it makes no difference. Consciousness is attracted to a framework that sorts/memorizes information so that it can retain its knowing.
I think, therefore I am, and equally, I am, therefore I think.
C3 >>> Consciousness to the 3rd power = individual self consciousness expanded to the point that it envelops the collective/planetary human consciousness: the planetary logos of male and female humanity and all planetary life. Planetman. We are each sparkling cinders of Planetman and if we were to be compounded together we would combine to become Planetman – something we tend to forget most of the time. Consciousness at this level (cubed) spins in much larger and more complicated circles than the simple spin of individual human consciousness. Instead of using the mammal brain as the platform, this form of consciousness uses the planetary electromagnetic plasma field as a platform and, of course, the weave and procession of time is similarly modified to a much larger and most likely a slower time comprehension of reality. Not only is there a "size wall" that separates planetary plasma consciousness from human physical reality consciousness, there is also a "time wall".
Planetman consciousness arises from a state of mind in which human self-consciousness is constrained and quieted thus allowing the “background noise” of greater consciousness to become more apparent, more accessible. Meditation is one tool of the mind that accomplishes this. Meditaion is also one of the many practices that can initiate a METAtonin stimulated parallel universe experience.
This planetary morphogenetic field that encompasses all life on earth permeates the all earth species and provides background matrix for the architecture of the DNA of all life as it hovers around Gaia. While the platform of C2 is the human brain, the platform of C3 is the plasma field of our planet and solar system – the domain of our human cloud or as Dr. Rupert Sheldrake calls it: the morphogenetic field. It is this field that shamans and Ayhuasceros and mystics throughout history have been able to access. The concept of plasma intelligence or consciousness may seem a bit difficult to comprehend; here are some sources of literature that will help expand your imagination: Frederic Pohl in his book The World at the End of Time, describes such a scenario. In addition The Urantia Book refers to forms of intelligence that occupy a gaseous world and are of a gaseous composition themselves. In addition, the recent NASA development of sonification of the solar cycles which compresses the last 100 years of solar activity into a 3 minute auditory experience, this time translation allows us to comprehend the sun as a living entity on the same time scale as us.
Intelligence may not be just limited to we globules of electrified mineral water. DNA may exist in several different states. One theory is that an intelligence lies within the gigantic electromagnetic plasma of the sun and that different types of life are developed on each planet according to the physical parameters of that planet. Each planetary form of life is a specific condensate of solar intelligence, each in a specific temporal time frame. After all, all life on this planet is derived from hydrocarbons generated by solar photosynthesis. Basically, we are the product of water and sunlight. Perhaps solar intelligence has used other chemical paradigms as well. Author Ben Bova has described different form of intelligent life that might emerge along different planetary platforms including Mercury, Venus, Mars, the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, Titan and, of course, Europa. Visit: benbova.com
All humans and other large mammals have been endowed with access to this higher state: a segue, a stairway to this level of consciousness cubed, via the wormhole chemical, METAtonin consciousness accelerator. METAtonin is found in the brains of dolphins and whales as well as humans and possibly elephants and great apes.
Some of us have experienced this Gaia energy at times maybe for just a fleeting minute or longer. Some “native” cultures cultivate this awareness as a lifestyle or at least encourage members and leaders of their community to do so such as the Aboriginal Dreamtime Ancestors. There are a few very special beings in the history of every culture who have been able to access this heightened state of awareness. Some of special these beings have been idolized followed, feared, and praised; a great many have been burned at the stake.
C4 >>>>Consciousness to the 4th power = The Universal weave consciousness that binds all the planetary and galactic bodies, the central universal core consciousness, the grand consciousness that is universally space/time/spatial transcendent. The platform for C to the fourth power is the whole grand complete universe itself…a consciousness so great that if one were to witness it from the frame of our C to the second power every-day human consciousness, it would be as a candle flame to a hydrogen bomb! A grandeur that is totally and completely incomprehensible for a human mind. It is the Power of The Grand Creator Consciousness at the center of all things spreading out to the edge of all things.
Consciousness to the 4th power - the universal intelligence that made us what we are.. at least 13.8 billion years old and 27.6 billion light years across; a consciousness that decided to bring us into creation for reasons best described in Neal Donald Walsch's Conversations with God, Part II. Reflective Existential Verification, thus:
Consciousness and Reflectivity
At the first level of consciousness we know that when an electron is in an indeterminate state that it has two spin potentials. Not until it is measured or observed does it collapse into a determined state of spin. The act of measuring or observing indicates the presence of consciousness, hence Heisenberg. Jumping to the opposite end of the scale, Consciousness to the Fourth Level, the ultimate universe level we find a similar phenomenon. In volume 2 of Conversations with God, God explains the as a singular intelligence it had no real existence other than its consciousness of itself, but self alone can be fragile, it can only truly exist when there is an “other” to know it. A self by itself really has no self-ness. So The Intelligence created a separated, unknowing self to consecrate and acknowledge a higher intelligence and thus anchor the existence of The Intelligence. This other unknowing self was to remain ignorant of the fact that it, too, was a creation of The Intelligence. It had to be a separate consciousness – an “other”. This “other” has in its consciousness a vague memory that its origin has something to do with a greater being. It is this mystery that serves as the impetus for the birth of religion.
It is interesting that the process of being observed is so important at both ends of the universal scale.
Here is how it may have evolved: The first process that singular Intelligence had to do was to create a separate form of reality so that it could not be detected in its own reality, hence the big bang or big subtraction. Thus physical reality as “we” know it was created it and furthermore it was designed with a difficult-to-detect formative field that permeated it. This morphogenetic field encouraged physical particles to entwine themselves into forming the basic organic elements that later grew in greater unison to create beings endowed with life. As these forms of life evolved in complexity and size, consciousness was slowly introduced. At first consciousness was of a collective form. Small animals were separate from each other and were conscious of the need to protect, care and defend themselves, but they did not know themselves as a self. They did not recognize themselves in a reflection. They were not advanced enough to self-reflect on themselves or the meaning and origin of their existence. The final stage was the development of the large mammals. Many of our species can observe themselves and perhaps some may also reflect on the meaning of their existence. However mankind seems to be the only one to take this thought process to the level of religion and the devotion to a higher power that may have created our existence. The more that God is loved, the surer it’s existence, and in turn the more love it has shower on its creation. Thus the wheel turns. Its interesting to note that consciousness at the human level is able to exert its presence in both directions: quantum and cosmic and because of this, it may in some way be a binding force.
This 4th level of Consciousness is the totality of all pervaded space. In one sense – it is the grand physical universe that at the same time it extends down to and is encompassed by the smallest first level of consciousness - the quantum nanoparticle universe. The flipside of C4 is C1 . The end is the beginning is the end woven together by consciousness… and we singular droplets of consciousness are at the halfway point, C2. A snake eating it's tail, and we are in the belly. The head and the tail meet at the Zero Point Field. After all, all zeros are equal. Thank you Fibonacci and Al-Khowawizmi
The Holographic Spacetime Theory
Another way to perceive the relationship of C4 to C1 is described in the Holographic Spacetime theory as discussed in The Immortal Mind by Ervin Laszo and Anthony Peake. Let us first talk about the grand universe which theoretically came into being 13.8 billion years ago with the Big Bang. Since then it has expanded spherically at the speed of light and is likely to now have a radius of 13.8 billion light years. Given this radius, and assuming that it most likely spherical or polygonical in shape, it would have a diameter of 27.6 billion light years, a surface area of 2.4x1019 square light years and a volume of 1.1 x 1028 cubic light years, not as big as infinity, but close to it. Still it has a boundary. This boundary is where space-time and consciousness as we know it in all its forms including dark matter and dark energy ends. Everything inside this volume is Pervaded Space. Everything outside it is Unpervaded Space or space before the Big Bang. The Holographic Spacetime Theory contends that the volume of pervaded space is a giant 3D entangled hologram while its outer boundary is composed of 2D codes that envelop and define the 3D volume. The outer boundary is composed tiny volumeless squares, each one containing one bit of informational code. These squares are the smallest possible size which is the Planck length or 10-35 meters. In a way the universe is like a photographic hologram, the shell is the holographic film and the universe is the 3D image that the film produces. Much like an egg the contents are a unified whole mass while the surrounding shell, in this case, provides the information defining the qualities of the contents. In this way both the very largest commodity known, the grand pervaded universe which cradles consciousness to the fourth and the very smallest commodity known, the surrounding nanoscopic information bits that exist at the level of consciousness to the first, are inexorably existentially bound to each other. Its interesting to note that the Plank nano squares are used to store something: information; and Dr. Vlatko Vedral in his book Decoding Reality makes the point that information itself may be the basic building block of the holographic universe.
As David Bohm might put it: The grand universe at C4 is the explicate order of reality enveloped and defined by the nanoparticle enveloping holographic skin of consciousness at the first power, the implicate order. The Implicate order, C1, is the outer holographic skin that contains and defines the expanding grand universe within. Just as laser waves define the image on a photographic hologram plate, infinite scalar waves resonating within the holographic shell of the universe form the explicate order of universal physical reality, C4, evolving through time.
Krishnamurti and David Bohm
What is interesting about this concept, is that as consciousness and pervaded space grows, so does the Akashic field have room grow. Since the radius of the universe is expanding at a rate of one light day per day, then the nano surface area of the universal sphere is growing at the square of that rate. Now, one light day may not be much compared to 13.8 billion light years, but it is quite significant, as the googzillions of Planck squares are added giving the Akashic record has room to expand and accomodate the memories and Everett many worlds of a growing population of conscious beings of all orders.