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.
true poets, and (r)evolutionaries, are brand strategists for the civilization. they use words to engineer cognitive and behavioral shifts that have the potential to redefine the moment… and the future… for the betterment of all.
because their target market is… the species.
listening to this interview with the late Irish poet and mystic John O’Donahue, i was scrambling to catch and note the subtle, humble, nuanced bombs he was dropping about the ‘pedagogy of interiority’.
at one point he talks about the word ‘threshold’, which comes from the word thrashen – to separate the grain from the husk. For him, thresholds are lines that separate ‘two territories of spirit’. and, he continues, ‘if we cross worthily, what we do is heal the patterns of repetition that were in us, that caught us somewhere. And in our crossing… we cross onto new ground. Where we just don’t repeat what we’ve been through in the last place we were.’
this sentiment expresses so succinctly what i have been trying to say about the current moment. we are at a threshold, and a new territory in terms of a paradigm that encircles the human understanding of the nature of reality.
let me take it a step further with an even more pithy quote:
biography is not identity
what does this mean?
it means that there is a place within us which cannot be touched by time or space or the hurtful forces of tragedy and history.
it means there is a place within us where we have never been wounded.
take that to the next level: the cumulative genetic and epigenetic narratives of our ancestral and present-day existences do not actually define who we are, even though this is precisely what the current (materialist) paradigm dictates.
for anyone who actually and actively pursues the birth of a new paradigm in which every human, no matter where they are born or to what culture or gender gets an equal and fair shot at determining their destiny…
this is the revolution.
this is the quantum paradigm in which the unmaterialized potential which lies at the substratum of wave (and not particle) IS the primary realm and determiner of existence and ‘reality’ in 3D. or, as Joe Dispenza writes, energy is the epiphenomenon of matter.
this is the equivalent of discovering a new territory, one with limitless resources and potential for self-actualization.
if a single mom with three kids who works two jobs and barely gets by can shift her dependence from the hope that the magical invisible hand of the capitalist economy will give her family majesty and power over their destinies… to one of understanding the latent and limitless power of reality-creation that lies within an ancient spiritual technology located within each human being, then we are onto something that is actually dangerous to those who rule through the illusion of scarcity.
again, this is the threshold we crossing now.
into a new paradigm.
because, again, in the quantum view: there is no such thing as scarcity.
it is a fiction of the materialist paradigm that drives the impulses of competition and gangsterism and anarchy that have characterized transitions of history. and which so many fear we are heading into now. unless we break free from the lie that tells us everything (determinist) is happening on the material plane.
because it is not.
that is what science teaches us.
and what spirituality teaches us.
which is beautiful.
as the physicist B. Alan Wallace writes in Hidden Dimensions:
Historically, religions have commonly posited their scriptures and other divine sources as their background theory, often assuming this to be an absolute frame of reference for determining all kinds of truths. But those claims have generally been eroded by other means of knowledge, especially science. Nowadays, many people have adopted science as the sole means of comprehending the natural world, but the evolution of science itself has empirically undermined any such idolization.
the early quantum physicists knew that they were on to something profoundly… mystical. this paradigm shift has been a century in the making (as humans catch up to the quantum paradigm shift, which is more potentially transformational than the Copernican, and on par with the Axial) and why you are seeing such power moves by the agents of materialism to capture every fragment of the human attention span (and its tethered consciousness) in the spectacular web of the illusion.
we need to frame what it is we are ACTUALLY doing, …and if its not re-patterning and re-engineering the paradigm around universal access to equal self-actualization, then its just the perpetuation of the old system and the failure to cross the threshold which we have organically reached as a tipping point for the next evolutionary thrust of human civilization.
i would argue that TRUE POWER resides in gaining access to the generators of reality, which reside and occur at the sub-stratum plane of pre-particle waveforms. this is essentially where those who practice the occult have for millennia placed their focus (Plato referred to 3D reality as a shadow of primary ‘reality’ – the Realm of Forms – which transcend spacetime).
i leave you with a quote i used to write on the inside cover of all my journals when i was in college. its from Nietzsche (written in 1882):
“We, the new, the name less, the hard to understand, we firstlings of a yet untried future we require for a new end also a new means, namely, a new healthiness, stronger, sharper, tougher, bolder and merrier than any healthiness hitherto. He whose soul longs to experience the whole range of hitherto recognised values and desirabilities, and to circumnavigate all the coasts of this ideal “Mediterranean Sea” who, from the adventures of his most personal experience, wants to know how it feels to be a conqueror and discoverer of the ideal as likewise how it is with the artist, the saint, the legislator, the sage, the scholar, the devotee, the prophet, and the godly Nonconformist of the old style…
…And now, after having been long on the way in this fashion, we Argonauts of the ideal, who are more courageous perhaps than prudent, and often enough shipwrecked and brought to grief, nevertheless, as said above, healthier than people would like to admit, dangerously healthy, always healthy again, it would seem, as if in recompense for it all, that we have a still undiscovered country before us, the boundaries of which no one has yet seen, a beyond to all countries and corners of the ideal known hitherto, a world so over-rich in the beautiful, the strange, the questionable, the frightful, and the divine, that our curiosity as well as our thirst for possession thereof, have got out of hand alas! That nothing will now any longer satisfy us!”