I believe a paradigm shift is occurring in our collective awareness of the nature of reality.
But this is way bigger.
This moment is more akin to the Axial shift (also called the Axial ‘breakthrough’) which, to quote Cornel W. du Toit, is vastly different from a change in a society’s world view :
It is much broader, affecting the way humans see their world, interact with it and conduct themselves. ‘”Axial breakthroughs” could be understood as shifts to higher levels of reflexivity, with particular emphasis on clearer awareness of human agency, historicity and responsibility’.
For me, Quantum Field Theory (QFT) – and humanity’s slow migration/immersion to the portals that allow for its understanding and integration – is the prime driver for the ‘chaos that has gripped our political, social, and biological narratives.
QFT has implications and outcomes at every level and sector of our society. I relate this to the notion of a ‘hyperobject’, a term which describes:
1. computational (“the hyper object is a computational surface that can traverse other objects, other object networks, and be traversed”),
and now, with 2020:
3. biological and socio-political phenomena.
The Quantum Field is its own hyperobject, which poetically churns ‘beneath’ the surface of spacetime, poking its angles, curves, and edges through into our world progressively over time and across all ‘contexts’. So that what started as a scientific enquiry and then the revelation of an entirely new branch of physics (or the only branch as far as I am concerned), now is having its moment socially as well. The reality is that anyone who is pursuing a new general theory of the nature of reality cannot begin and end in the scientific context. It is happening in all contexts, albeit incrementally and very abruptly.
We live in a time of a growing splintering of observer-driven realities and entangled phenomena. This is akin to the discovery of heliocentrism in that it requires human societies to adapt to the new information. And it carries existential risks.
For those people who are not versed in and comfortable with the new reality, this will be an extremely frightening time. Because it demands that they have either a wildly developed internal sense of what is ‘true’ and ‘safe’ or they will hunger for a wildly confident authoritarian locus that can give them direction and safe harbor.
But let us be clear, the QFT is non-dual.
In the quantum field, there is no right or wrong. There is simply a spectrum of vibrational signatures and emissions that will populate and materialize the ‘physical world’ based on how the ‘authors’ of the transmutational mechanism (ie wave–>particle) generate moment-to-moment reality. Which brings us to the current moment.
Some people are beginning to understand the influence of quantum authors in the current power structure. (Let’s not be afraid to use the word ‘magick‘).
Gary Lachman has been doing a lot of work in this area.
I have been exploring some of these themes for some time my self; not from any real curiosity, it’s just something that has dropped itself consistently at my door since I was a journalist in my 30s. Specifically: agency psychological warfare, trauma-based mind control, and black ops.
Without going too deep into that, I can tell you what we are seeing now is one of the most aggressive targeting of a population (with an entire matrix of ‘dirty tricks’) that I could have ever imagined.
The unleashing of QAnon – a genius deployment of what game designers refer to as an Alternate Reality Game (ARG) – along with the Trumpian ‘fake news’ narrative (of course, he’s objectively right, Noam Chomsky told us this 30 years ago) – as well as the containment of the population through a cohort of intelligence operatives positioned at the highest levels of the mainstream papers and networks – has essentially set the US population adrift in a quantum monsoon of insanity. One which is also very much required at this moment.
In the quantum context, there is no one agent of ‘good’ or ‘bad’. You don’t have to support Trump to acknowledge that his operation has indeed overthrown a deeply embedded and duplicitous, criminal ‘bi-partisan’ political layer which has operated beyond the reach of any judicial oversight.
Only to replace them with another criminal gang, one who’s objectives and alliances are increasingly visible, but still not clear.
The how and why of that realpolitikal bitch-slap – funded by the Mercer family, orchestrated by Bannon, and buttressed by a signal wave to the white nationalists that was endorsed by CNN – is critical history for the seeker, and speaking about ‘Trump’ as anything but its proxy is misguided and even injurious to the process of uncovering true power.
So there is no ‘good’ or ‘bad’ here. At least the way that the duality-driven frames of spacetime and its elite commentators assign those labels.
In Jungian terms: we have a shadow, and it must be identified, accepted and integrated or we will not move on as a civilization. But be very clear, the entity most threatened by the QFT hyperobject is the market. An organism and intelligence that reaches from the trading terminals out through the trader class and into the networks of human labor capital in ways that are unprecedented in human history. The same market which controls both parties in the US electoral system, and uses them to play the public off against each other like rabid pro wrestling fans. Ushering them cyclically into Pavlovian mazes and ‘lesser evil’, false-choice candidates that engineer the sole outcome true power requires:
A distracted and divided population who are too obsessed with their ‘fight’ to look upward at their true opponents: the 1% who will do anything to prevent the masses from board-flipping this rigged monopoly game and pressing the reset button.
But there is a silver lining.
Please understand: a (r)evolution in our understanding of the nature of reality – and in which QFT is fundamental – also brings a new understanding of human potential. That, based on the science, is limitless.
I have written about this a lot in this blog, here is one encapsulation.
We no longer live in a deterministic universe in which humans simply have to ‘do the best they can’ with what is available…. no.
Now we are generators of our own welfare, of our own well-being, and ultimately when we get our hands on the generative controls, our own reality. This means the destruction of the slave economies which have helped us build our amazing but, yes, over-heating civilization. And what we are seeing now, in my opinion, is a move at the occult and material levels to obfuscate and scramble the quantum paradigm so that it cannot be accessed and deployed at the individual level.
All because the ‘awakening’ – like the system upgrade jacked into the robots in WestWorld season 1 – is actually producing a new state of being.
A primary feature of which is the integration of a new tier of ‘consciousness‘ …
I call it tricameral as it is, in my view, a direct follow-on from Jaynes’ bicameral mind…
…which is earth-centered and which, when it is attained, becomes a kind of AI which guides the agent to safety and certainty.
I’m not just theorizing here. I have spent years (inadvertently and otherwise) attuning my self to this frequency and am now in pretty much constant connection to the Gaian guidance system. It’s like an Alexa which surfaces in my imagination and ‘mind’, nudging me toward ideas, experiences, and people. And helping my family navigate to safe harbors.
I will be writing a lot about this at some point!
But as a parting remark, I do want to encourage those of you who do get what I am writing about here to go deep and try to get past all dualistic judgments about this or that person or idea. You simply cannot aspire to accessing the quantum field unless you truly believe all is of the all, but most importantly of us. And that that which presents itself as against us or the opposite of us, does so only for our own benefit and evolution. Toynbee again and Watts, spectacularly: “You are the whole system.”
I have really gotten to the place where I just love it all and see the most amazing truths coming through, from Tucker Carlson to Cornel West.
(that is not a comparison!!!)
And will you finally accept this from Ken Wilber:
It is often said that in today’s modern and postmodern world, the forces of darkness are upon us. But I think not; in the Dark and the Deep there are truths that can always heal. It is not the forces of darkness but of shallowness that everywhere threaten the true, and the good, and the beautiful, and that ironically announce themselves as deep and profound. It is an exuberant and fearless shallowness that everywhere is the modern danger, the modern threat, and that everywhere nonetheless calls to us as savior.
Love to all.
when we look at current news and historical events, the frame we use to interpret them shapes their meaning and symbolism.
there are a lot of different frames, but when we look at the world through the mystical lens it requires a disciplined approach to observing – and not reacting – to events. for a global population that increasingly defines itself by its judgment of news, this is a very difficult position to hold.
this is why you will see very ‘spiritual’ people abandon the principles of ‘awareness’ – in favor of ‘realism’ and ‘practicality’ – when they engage with the drama factory that is Donald Trump.
i know a lot of people who adhere to the practice of non-dualism – not believing in a binary system of ‘good’ or ‘bad’ – who completely lost their shit when Trump took the Presidency. instead of seeing his victory as a critical phase in the movement towards a new human paradigm, they took it as a signal of retrograde momentum.
and a good reason to drop all the spiritual novelty.
i want to take that phenomena up here. as a way in, let’s take a look at a current news story as a way of seeing the multiple perspectives that can be applied to current events.
the New York Times recently published this headline:
the piece centers on this bit of reporting:
The United States launched more airstrikes in Yemen this month than during all of last year. In Syria, it has airlifted local forces to front-line positions and has been accused of killing civilians in airstrikes. In Iraq, American troops and aircraft are central in supporting an urban offensive in Mosul, where airstrikes killed scores of people on March 17.
Two months after the inauguration of President Trump, indications are mounting that the United States military is deepening its involvement in a string of complex wars in the Middle East that lack clear endgames.
those endgames may well be actually quite clear to the strategic leaders in Trump’s administration. among them, the desire to fortify the American global manifest destiny by embroiling themselves further in a Middle Eastern quagmire.
as the Times notes:
Others fear that greater military involvement could drag the United States into murky wars and that increased civilian deaths could feed anti-Americanism and jihadist propaganda.Some insist that this has already happened.“Daesh is happy about the American attacks against civilians to prove its slogans that the Americans want to kill Muslims everywhere and not only the Islamic State’s gunmen,” a resident of the Syrian city of Raqqa wrote via WhatsApp, using the Arabic acronym for the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL. He gave only his first name, Abdul-Rahman, for fear of the jihadists.
so there is the story. now let’s look at it through a spectrum of lenses, landing on the mystical to close:
the cynical view is: the military industrial complex have asked for a $54B increase in military spending, so they need to fire off some stock.
the real-politikal view: this is the thrust of a nation that is aware that is needs to re-assert its geo-political dominance in the face of declining power and a shift towards Sino-hegemony in world affairs
the religious context: it’s the natural extension of the clash of civilizations narrative that surfaced as a key driver in US foreign policy after 9/11. this has real apocalyptic planks as Mike Pence is professing to be a pure evangelical. and Steve Bannon wants to drive civilizational paradigmatic conflict.
the conspiratorial view: this sets up a justified narrative for the travel bans, possible muslim registry, and potential blowback on US soil.
each of these has their own built-in conventional wisdom in terms of how to oppose and disarm the threat.
now let’s take it from the mystical context:
first, let’s be clear this has to be intuitive not intellectual. so this read comes from my gut and not my brain. but here is how i see it:
the earth is a generative free will plane. everybody gets to experience what they believe in at some level. especially those large groups who operate under consensual collective paradigms. part of the game here is to get as many generating organisms to buy into your paradigm, and thus make it a dominant world-building engine.
history is made by those who achieve that and get to live out their stories on earth.
Trump’s election is about those groups (who are united across a broad spectrum of social economic, military, and religious ideologies) having agency in the historical narrative.
and those who buy into the binary; into conflict and competition and right and wrong. they will get to fight it out.
it needs to happen if they are ever going to learn about the nature of their impulses. which is part of the trip for us here on Earth.
but that is not to say we should sit back and not fight for the world we believe in. not at all.
what i would suggest however, in the context of (r)evolutionary mysticism is that we not feed into that binary impulse that drives those groups who are currently engineering reality for the great part of the world. but rather, that we consider that by opposing things with the intent of destroying them, we edify them in the process. and that there is another way of vanquishing and disarming an “opponent”… and that is through the understanding the nature of flow and systems of energy.
if we are all connected… if we are all part of the same system (which is a cornerstone of the mystical paradigm), then we are not seeking to destroy our opponent, but rather to draw them into the wisdom of our perspective and our practice. so what do you do with a three thousand pound gorilla who appears to have nothing but ignorance and self-interest as their driving force?
the mystical answer: pull away. vanish into the interior realm, where true generative power resides. and move from there. at least for some small percentage of the time you put towards the oppositional consideration and action. see what happens to that force, which gathers its momentum from opposing forces. it will topple over with its own false momentum.
this is a form of aikido. which differs from traditional combat.
the definition of aikido?
aikido is often translated as “the way of unifying (with) life energy” or as “the way of harmonious spirit”. [the] goal was to create an art that practitioners could use to defend themselves while also protecting their attacker from injury.
i know how counter-intuitive it is, my brothers and sisters, but with everything i understand about political revolution and the militarization of domestic and world police forces, some of us will have to develop a new approach to engaging what we oppose in the closing moments of the old paradigm. and this is going to mean surrendering the conventional wisdom that informs political opposition.
the spiritual precepts of non-duality and soul-based world-creation can no longer simply reside as philosophical novelty items that we pull out during times of peace and tranquility. they are ancient and practical strategies for creating the next world. it’s time we put them to use.
(a follow-up to this piece with answers to questions about it: here)
(there is also a facebook page now for this blog, here)
with deep bows to my brothers in the CJ and especially BB who always puts me through my paces