Sunday, November 21, 2004

There is an interesting article called Faster Forward which speaks to 4 of our major futurist thinkers - from social organisation, to conscious evolution, to the spirituality of machines: well worth a read. It is an article from the 'What is Enlightenment' magazine, also worth a dip into.
Another avenue that is opening up and becoming a more recognised and debated issue is the concept of 'collective intelligence' - and related fields of collective wisdom and consciousness. This area is expanding rapidly, with many rewarding and insightful contributions - in fact, it's hard to keep track of what is being released. One web-blog of note is 'Blog of Collective Intelligence' and 'Minding the Planet' - both of which can be accessed via the links of the right of my page under the heading 'Blogs of Note'.

There are also moves to take collective intelligence into democracy and social institutions - see the 'Co-Intelligence Institute'

Another writer-teacher has said :

"The goal of the spiritual life in the twenty-first century is to become one with the forward movement of the life-process, one with the evolutionary impulse emanating from the source of creation itself. The purpose of enlightenment in the time we are living in is not the transcendence of this world, but its transformation, using our very own lives as the vehicles for this most urgent endeavor. It's up to each and every one of us to do whatever we need to do to raise ourselves to a much higher level of engagement with life, so that our very consciousness becomes enlightened with the knowledge of its own meaning and purpose.

It is only recently that we have begun to understand how crucial a role we play in the evolutionary process. We all participate in this mystery called human incarnation, but usually our participation is unconscious. That means we don't truly know who we are, what we are doing, or why we are here. And because of this, our capacity to participate in life remains superficial. The spiritual impulse, which is not different from the impulse to evolve, is experienced in the human heart as the longing for liberation. That longing, if it is pursued to the end, culminates dramatically in the life-changing revelation of not only the source of our very being, but also our raison d'etre, the purpose of human incarnation beyond ego. That purpose is the abandoned, unconditional, deeply committed, CONSCIOUS participation in the life-process for the sake of the evolution of consciousness itself. This revelation, and our response to it, is the goal of spiritual life, and the meaning of enlightenment in the twenty-first century."
Andrew Cohen

All this falls into line with the avenues I have also been following - the 'imaginal cells' are beginning to awaken...
An interesting phenomena of note, which I've recently been drawn to, in my own searches connecting physiology with inner development, is the issue concerning 'imaginal cells' : here, we supposedly have cells that vibrate at a different frequency from our regular cells. At first these cells are destroyed by the immune system which considers them as foreign cells. however, when they have multiplied sufficiently they enable a transformation to occur in the physical body that can be a further stage of biological transformation. These cells are supposedly responsible for the caterpillar's metamorphosis into a butterfly. For some interesting comments on this, see 'Are We All Butterflies?'

You also wish to do a search for Norie Huddle's book 'Butterfly' which, in a non-academic yet playful way, outlines this - although it's a hard to find book, it seems - at least in the UK.

Another website-article which discusses this, I've found, is at the 'ThinkHolistic' site, from which the quote below is taken:

"Imaginal cells have an encoding program, and when is time for them to awaken they proliferate until they begin to resonate en mass.

It is my sense that most of us possess an awareness of these Imaginal cells at the subliminal level of consciousness and that if we are doing deep inner work then the evolved self can be ready to awaken within us to their presence if we ask for the decoding of these cells. As we become aware of Imaginal cells we actually learn, grow, become stronger, and evolve. "

Although the 'holistic' site has a different take on the role and function of these cells, it adds to their overall presence. If anyone has more info on imaginal cells, I would be grateful to learn of it.

Saturday, November 06, 2004

To supplement what is being suggested by studies of molecules and their effect from 'vibrations', I definitely recommend a book by anthropologist Jeremy Narby called 'The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge'

This book deals with Shamanistic experiences and creates an inspiring and novel link to the body's molecular structure - specifically the design of the DNA - and how the DNA emanates biophotons. This also links neatly to what I have said before concerning the scholarly work of biophysicist Mae-Wan Ho - especially her recent work called 'The Rainbow and the Worm: The Physics of Organisms' : if all our molecular structure is liquid crystal, emitting biophotons, then we are susceptible to outside electromagnetic disturbances...just as our own DNA molecular structure can be affected by our own deep thoughts (the electromagnetic impulses from our brains) - ever wondered why there is indeed the 'Power of Prayer'?

Intention, deep concentrated thought, and meditation, contemplation, are ways to influence the well-being of our body through harmonising and balancing our electromagnetic 'biophoton' emissions... thus establishing a mind-body mesh...

Shamanistic work is highly revealing in this context: for general reading concerning healing through shamanistic practices I would recommend two books by Siberian psychiatrist Olga Kharitidi: 'Entering the Circle: Ancient Secrets of Siberian Wisdom Discovered by a Russian Psychiatrist' and 'The Master of Lucid Dreams: In the Heart of Asia a Russian Psychiatrist Learns How to Heal the Spirits of Trauma '

To add what was written in the last post - about the water molecules that change - I have finally found the reference to it. It is a book called 'Hidden Messages in Water' by Masaru Emoto. The synopsis states that:

"The Hidden Messages In Water explores water's susceptibility to human words, emotions and thoughts. Japanese scientist Masaru Emoto has been researching this new field of science by freezing samples of water that have been exposed to either positive or negative words, emotions and music. Through photographs Dr. Emoto has found that water exposed to positive influences produces beautiful, perfectly formed crystals, while water exposed to negativity produces ugly, malformed crystals. Because the worls and our bodies are both composed of 70per cent water, the power to change the essence of water means that humans have the power to evoke change on a global or personal scale, by way of water."

This sounds like an interesting avenue to explore. I shall certainly be obtaining a copy soon.