Building a Better Novelty Trading Zone

We live in a world of versions of information (or programs, tunnels, reality art) where there appears an inclination to express our individual versions of reality. Could this be because of a seemingly primordial pattern among all intelligence–of a requirement for progression/transition in order to keep from seeing That–Nietzsche’s Void, the Gateless Gate, the feedback loop serpent? Can (a primordial version of) the motive for anything at all be to avoid staring into a blank canvas apathy?


In my visionary states, I have experienced entities that seemed to have nearly represented whole universes or reality tunnels (to use Robert Anton Wilson’s term). The entities, such as those mentioned by Terence Mckenna, gleefully dive into ones being in order to allow the experience of a novel, yet momentary reality program. The astral space may then feel like an endless free trade zone–an astral museum, a matrix, a crystal kingdom (crystals being associated with information storage). In being there, perhaps one inadvertently represents ones own reality tunnel as an art piece.

Though even at the level of our everyday reality, the trade game appears just as prevalent. Instead of abstract entities representing universes, there are individuals representing versions of their personal lives–be it subpersonalities, roles (vocational, parental, etc.), morals, traditions, etc. And every moment, an individual is a momentary information package begging to be opened by somebody else lest the package expires. The death archetype here then appears to be essential, so as to keep the drive for attachment to the various reality models so that they can be shared. This process of information sharing can be viewed as a level of love–expansion/integration (or illusion thereof) of information.

Because everybody appears to have the drive for such a process, the more receptive (whether it be lover to lover or commercial producer to consumer) appears to get all sorts of doors to open. The mere expression of ones willing cup nature/reciprocity (granted, likely dependent upon on the cup’s value or illusion thereof) is like the sweetest daisy to the bee. From all directions, people will buzz you in on their reality models much like Mckenna’s entities. The more one is buzzed in, the more the inventory of information builds so that one can package ones own unique package for others to experience.

Perhaps we should view these packages as gifts, for they will manifest gifts in return. Perhaps we should further open the imagination trade so that our world resembles more of a playground than a feedback loop-reminiscent machine. Perhaps this very integration of reality expression (or illusion thereof) is (a primordial version of?) love’s nature. If so, let’s put some love out there to make the world a more vibrant, less tedious-looking canvas. Be receptive. Be humble. Play the field?

Invocation of a Love Goddess

Her beauty is a rose labyrinth with contagious

bee buzz like flames dancing to her breath’s

breeze upon cliff. Below, she is a crashing wave,

ungraspable yet simulated by chalices’ pour—

a lychee nectar to taste, not to ferment under vitrine.


Her threads feed into my spindles, friction hot.

We’ve a spider web with golden shears like quick-

sand with vines—a spellbinder and its elixir.

Petals, like pedals, spin chariot wheels unscathed

by praxis, Thanatos’s scythe, and Hydra’s claw.

On Nothing & Infinity

Remember: Where there is “is”, there is actually “appears”.

There are some who strive to realize the fabric of existence for whatever crazy reason. For those who do, let me throw at you a vantage point or two. Despite the limitation of language, I will go on anyway. But why even mention any of the forthcoming material? Answer: Why does anybody do anything? At one short period, I considered myself nearly cursed with the far-out places I have entered, but I’ve instead transmuted this all into a blessing. This subject is my lair. One I have come to accept. Anybody who wants to sip tea with me at the Gateless Gate Cafe is free to do so. You will just have to excuse the baseless teacups.

The Ouroboros is the serpent whom bites his own tail. This shows a prolific, powerful image of primordial nature, lying at the heart of all that we are and do. All appears to possess a type of feedback loop. This can be visualized by pondering over the notion of memory with its endless loopy associations of past, which are but endless copies fed into itself. One cannot say that the past or future exist identically as the present, unless one steps radically inward or outward to visualize a notion of transcending the notion of space/time, hence theoretically making all exist equally to each other.

For a century, Quantum Physics has attempted to dive into smaller and smaller bits of substance, attempting to find the most primordial substance of all, only to find itself biting its own tail like Ouroboros, after noticing the act of observation itself completely modifying the experiment. This appears to make the primordial more mysterious than it was in the first place. Where, then, can an individual even begin to ponder over what the primordial is? From what appears to be a limited understanding via using language to explain that which is beyond language, here I will list possible attributes of the primordial substance, and then I will attempt to explain them.

1. No-thing substance. As a black (w)holeThe no-thing is big in eastern and occultist wording, which is paradoxically a nothing and everything simultaneously. This is what I call a “greater duality” that has come together as a singularity. The “lesser dualities” are those that are quite rational in today’s world like a big for every small, whereas the “greater” ones lie within the territory of a something for every nothing.  Imagine if an omnipotent Creator was able to have enough ability to destroy himself. This idea would be in perpetual competition with the notion that the creator can withstand anything. One is forced to deduce that the creator can both destroy himself and keep himself from destroying himself. In Zen, this is reminiscent of their versions of yes/no answers being mu, or “not yes, not no”, or “un-do the question”.

2. Infinitely-refining substance. In a black (w)hole. Because Zen philosophy clashes with some Taoist philosophy, we can say as the Taoists do that there is an absolute primordial substance, but the catch is that this primordial substance is perpetually refining itself. Imagine if the same omnipotent Creator from above was able to have enough ability to delve straight into the primordial substance. This idea would be in perpetual competition with the notion that the creator can always go beyond the primordial substance. The idea of an actual existence of a primordial substance would be in perpetual movement like the permutations of pi. In other words, a cosmic programmer would realize he programmed the primordial substance, but then realize he had to have been programmed too. There would be a perpetual game of him as a programmer outprogramming another programmer, a game within ones own self–a game of a snake biting its own tail, where the tail and head are but the two “greater dualities”, and a singularity.

Interesting question to note: Where is the primordial substance in a fractal?

3. Absolute potential substance. Nothing more. At the delving into deeper and deeper worlds, one may realize the primordial substance may just be a relational type of thing, where there are only potentials, and that perhaps, coming to an understanding of this, one may realize that the primordial substance is a nearing of realizing potentials or an absolute free will (questionably Nietzsche’s Superman) whereas being further away from it would be an approach into determism. Hence, determism and indetermism may very well exist as another example of a “greater” duality.

If one ponders on the notion of thought as the driving force for action, one may begin to realize that perhaps infinite and nothing is not as mysterious as it has to be. Thought is like the conception of an action. Whatever can be thought may be said to have existence. If the observer has the recording ability to playback what was observed in the waking state but also to playback what was observed in the dream state, what makes the two any different? The reality may be in the thought form itself, not on its manifestations, for manifestations appear to be causalities of thought just as the map-maker makes the map instead of the map making the map-maker. Just because an individual does not recognize where a physical manifestation originates from, this does not make the manifestation a shell with no driving force. If it has to come to the point of causality through chaos, then chaos will be the mastermind, chaos appearing to be a cousin of potentiality.

An interesting passage in the Bible verse of John 1:1 states:

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.” 

Esoterically, since “the word” was a translation from the Greek “logos”, and logos means thought/language itself, it can be deduced that the mystery of thought itself is something of primordial nature. What can be thought, can exist. The physicality is of secondary nature, for thought can be said to conceive the physical. But where does the Ouroboros fit into all of this? Believe me, the Ouroboros can fit into anything. We–Being/God/us/me/you/it plays this game of peek-a-boo on our very selves. The head of the serpent sees, but the tail does not. We play this seeing/not seeing game over and over and over.

It just is. Like nothing. Like infinity.

Dimension, Being, and Dualism

A direction in thought, because all is direction, and nothing is true or false (or if you wish, all is true and false).

Quite often, I try to imagine those higher “dimensions” as described by string theory, which attempts to describe upper dimensions from the “logic” of the dimensions we are quite familiar with (as above, so below). Three dimensional space, as we know, uses two dimensional space as its building blocks. One can say also then that four dimensional space (oftentimes seen as 3d plus time, an animated 3d) uses the prior dimensions as its building blocks. What happens though, when we follow the progression into 5th dimension? Then 4-dimension (animated 3d) turns into one solid being, or past and now self connecting to “possible” future selves. We have so many possibilities. Endless possibilities. Seeing these possibilities would be glimpsing into the 5th dimension. In the 5th dimension, we with clarity, would be able to see our possibilities, but we would choose where to, at a time, jump from one place to the other, whereas the next 6th, like the 3rd dimension, would make jumping in-between the prior dimension quite easier. Here is where I usually stop, for it becomes way too theoretical than it already is by assuming there are other “big bang” type occurrences which are other universes, which if connected to our universe, form a line like that of 2d line, and that pattern is followed all the way up to the 10th dimension.

With all this type of “paradigm shift”, I find myself thinking what truly would just one dimension “upgrade” feel like. If 3d works by seeing 2d in 3d, then the next shift up works in seeing 3d in 4d, then 4d in 5d, like following an octave up. We would see clearly various possibilities spread out, and we would choose to travel in using the 4th dimension (like how we would choose a 2d/3d something to visualize the concept of movement). Following with the string theory pattern, we would not yet be able to jump anywhere we wanted necessarily. Opportunities are opened and the end result can be seen, but you simply would not be able to just jump at the end result of what you see necessarily (that would appear to be the 6th dimension). I intuitively lump together mythology and archetypes such as angels/aliens/ancestors together as metaphorical representations or the idea of one whom sees dimensions a step or more above ours.

I entertain the thought that these beings or at least part of them are just us viewing “reality” in a dimension higher than what we are currently seeing, like a pun in a way. (I also entertain the thought that the angel/alien archetypal beings are us as we have evidently “evolved” out of the illusion of time or at least made time into a lower dimension such as 3d would use 2d). We reside here in 3d with 4d, while we are possibly at the very same time “consciously” moving in all the other dimensions without noticing. This may be called the “higher self”. That being (you) may have “consciously” blocked his/her own self off for the very reason to explore with the limitations that you are given at this moment. Pun-like, he/she is still consciously seeing what is going on. Here, I have purposely stayed at my brainstorms of 4th to 5th because at higher dimensions, or even the highest, using the best of my “software mind” of my current-dimensional self to explain it, the highest dimension gets so congested that any and everything is indistinguishable. Chaos becomes perfection and nothing becomes everything. Going that far up is so far up, that I have seen it labeled “spiritual suicide”. So, if one wishes, one could go up that avenue (Buddhists have called that the gateless gate, where one has no where else to go), but what about the fun in being that great artist of life, making something out of the sleu of chaos? String theory in itself is only a program that sets limitations. The ordering of things does not denote “reality”. Here especially is where that statement that the map is not the territory applies. You are the artist. You can adopt ideas if you wish, but you can also create your own.

So, cheers to being an artist! Here, I will continue creating art and building some parallels/limitations regarding dimensional shifts. The last bit of “creativity” I may express here before bailing is that I see an interesting parallel to the idea of dimensional shifting and dualism. It appears that as dimensionality increases, further degrees of dualisms are made whole again. Think of the yin and yang symbol. In dualism, there is a fundamental two-ness to things, the alpha and the omega, good and bad, here and there. What appears to happen to dualisms as one brainstorms about other dimensions is that they begin disappearing or forming into one whole unit, much like how the separateness of our past self from our future self in the 5th dimension is seen more as one. Thinking of the 5th and 6th dimension has one consider that space/time itself is nothing but illusion and limitations set upon ourselves. Then just as one may think that this would either be a good or bad thing, one may then transcend that dualism and see that things are as they are–nothing but direction in thought. And that Being itself is certainly interesting.