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  The Virtual Kid Theorem       by: Tony Lutz
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The infinite monkey theorem states that a monkey hitting keys at random on a typewriter keyboard for an infinite amount of time will almost surely type a given text, such as the complete works of William Shakespeare.

The virtual kid theorem states that a kid with an internet computer and a long enough period of time will almost surely cut & paste a description the human condition/meaning of life.

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Introduction

I have no information whatsoever to prove what I am about to write, it is strictly my opinion but I think that it makes sense. This is a very simple outline. Many details have been omitted.

  • “If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”
    Albert Einstein

The Meaning of Life — a question as old as Man. With the advent of the Internet, perhaps the puzzle becomes more clear, and the missing pieces more obvious. I am only a kid.  Most of what follows was written by others, then cut and pasted.

  • “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”
    Isaac Newton

Ingo Swann introduces two terms:

  • “Earth-side and Space-side.
    These refer, of course, to Earth-side intelligence and Space-side intelligence.”

He uses these two terms in describing his experience with telepathy. They seem useful and should apply to more than simply telepathy. For example:
     ■ Earth-side intelligence being the contents of Wikipedia.
     ■ Books, art and music are more examples.
     ■ Science and technology — more Earth-side intelligence.

Channelled information (telepathy?) is the common source of Space-side intelligence. Inspiration, intuition may be of this type also.

  • “The most esoteric information on this planet was not written by human beings, but through human beings vis-à-vis channeling.” The Fifth Interview, p. 43

 More or less, Earth-side intelligence/information can be proven true or false. Not so much with Space-side.

What is the meaning of life?

If the Meaning of Life was known, there would be a concise summary of the topic at Wikipedia. However the topic is far from settled, as Wikipedia acknowledges. “There have been a large number of proposed answers to these questions from many different cultural and ideological backgrounds.” [ed: but no widely accepted answer]

The introduction to Wikipedia's article summarizes the conventional wisdom about the Meaning of Life:

  • “Questions about the meaning of life have been expressed in a broad variety of ways (see Questions below). These questions have resulted in a wide range of competing answers and arguments, from scientific theories, to philosophical, theological, and spiritual explanations.”

What follows is about 15,000 words (about 30 pages in a conventional book), covering about every view ever given, from Ancient Greek philosophy, to 20th century philosophy, East Asian philosophy, religious perspectives, scientific inquiry and perspectives, psychological significance and value in life, and in the views in contemporary popular culture.

To recap: Wikipedia admit's early on that it does not have an answer. Listed are many of the ways the question has been asked, and various failed attempts to answer — all spanning thousands of years of human history. ( complicate, confuse )

Strikingly evident is the lack of mention of George Ivonovitch Gurdjieff. The quote below was his life-long question, and in his attempt to answer that question, he introduced the esoteric cosmological system now known as the Fourth Way. ( conceal in obscurity, marginalize )

  • “What is the sense and significance of life on Earth and human life in particular?”
    Bennett, Gurdjieff:  Making a New World, p. 184.
Gurdjieff's "World-creation and World-maintenance"
 
  • “In the beginning, when nothing yet existed and when the whole of our Universe was empty endless space ... our Most Great and Most Most Holy Sun Absolute existed alone in all this empty space. … It was just during this period of the flow of time that there appeared to our Creator All-Maintainer the imperative need to create our now-existing Megalocosmos, that is, our World. …
  • “The Sun Absolute, on which He dwelt with His cherubim and seraphim, was almost imperceptibly, yet steadily, diminishing in volume. As this fact ascertained by Him appeared very serious, He decided to review immediately all the laws which maintained the existence of that still unique cosmic concentration.
  • “During this review, it became clear to our Omnipotent Creator for the first time that the cause of this gradual diminishing of the volume of the Sun Absolute was simply the Heropass, that is, the flow of Time itself.”
    (Gurdjieff, Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson, Chapter 36, abridged)

“Around the time of Gurdjieff's birth, science made it clear through its law of entropy that the universe is constantly losing its potential for all types of movements. This potential is nothing but the sharpness of contrasts, oppositions, or contradictions that I mentioned earlier. All contrasts that we see in the current universe are developments of one primordial contrast between existence and nonexistence. The potential for further creation is consumed by all cosmic processes including the formation of galaxies, planets, and organisms. The universe is slowly but irreversibly moving toward death.

“In the above quotation from the Beelzebub's Tales, it is easy to understand why our Creator had to create the universe. On the other hand, it is difficult to understand how the created universe can be maintained without going down the drain. The Sun Absolute's state described in this passage is characteristic of a thermodynamic system that has reached equilibrium at a high energy level. It cannot survive without creating lower worlds.”1

 

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2 “[The Universe] …is made up of dimensions that are a result of mathematical equations. It is constructed from mathematics”. Fifth Interview, tab 6
 

A brief, simplified summary (with much omitted):
The Universe is a machine, a very big machine.2
It is creative, intelligent and conscious. At some point it figured out it was 'wearing down', as all machines do. Entropy.

In order to conteract the entropic forces, a modification was made. Reciprocal Maintence was 'invented.'

  • "As Gurdjieff formulates the law of phenomena, 'the higher blends with the lower in order to actualize the middle and thus becomes either higher for the preceding lower, or lower for the succeeding higher.'
  • "Creation is enacted by a unique alteration in the two prime laws, especially in the law of process.
         ■ Before creation, they operate on a closed and isolated system.
         ■ The hermetically sealed design Gurdjieff calls "Autoegocrat."
         ■ The redesigned system ("Trogoautoegocrat") is governed by laws of interdependence, reciprocity, and exchange.
         ■ The revised features presupposes the original configuration.
        “Since later design requirements stipulate existences outside of the originary, hermetic system, provisions for
        world-creation are implicit to the alteration.
        “Since the motive for redesign, as seen before, is to counteract entropic effects of anarchical time, the world
        leaps into being for the sake of coping with the Heropass, Time, the Destroyer.”3
 

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4 From: Preparation for the Third Line of Work: Threading the Needle Between Wiseacring and the Law of Hazard by Stephen Aronson
 

Preparation for the Third Line of Work:4

Threading the Needle Between Wiseacring and the Law of Hazard by Stephen Aronson

“Any prayer may be heard by the Higher Powers and a corresponding answer obtained only if it is uttered thrice”
Active, Passive, Reconciling
The Higher blends with the Lower to actualize the Middle
Work on Oneself, Work with Others, Work for the Work

... It is demonstrated from the outset that the unexpected must be expected even at the highest levels. Angels and Archangels make errors with cosmic implications. The timing of the comet, which splits earth into three parts, was miscalculated. The continuation, of the consequences, of the organ Kundabuffer, after its removal, were not expected. Repeatedly, man is referred to as poor unfortunates, who through no fault of their own have become unbecoming. It is clear that the terror of the situation in which we find ourselves is not always of our doing, yet it is our responsibility to work within the situation as we find it, because that is reality and, perhaps, even the Law.

Why are we in this situation? Where is the justice in being left with responsibility for correcting error, whether personally culpable or not, constrained by a conditioned upside-down, inside-out view of reality, with only enigmatic, often hard to find, paths of escape? Why such a state of exile from the proximity to the Truth? Why are we in a situation so subject to the Law of Accident? We might as profitably ask, why are we in the Solar System Ors? In gracefully accepting exile to a situation "unsuited to him, together with the perceptions unusual for his nature and the experiences not proper to his essence..." [51-52] , Beelzebub demonstrates that one can accept the reality of resistance while being flexible within a range of available options.

...

Hazard appears a fundamental law underlying the interaction of First and Second Force. In the chapter The Holy Planet "Purgatory", we are told that Endlessness sensed that the Sun Absolute, the abode of His Being, was imperceptibly, but, none the less, definitely diminishing. Despite being Endlessness, this was something even He had not anticipated and did not initially know how to respond, as He did not yet understand the cause. If The Father Creator can find Himself in this situation, perhaps we can forgive ourselves when we continually experience the same dilemma. What guidance are we given here? First, accept that one does not know. Consciously suffer the distance between the wish to understand and the inability to see the answer. Then, intentionally holding all this together, ponder.

Observation, study, sitting in the Tchai-Kana and taverns of our mind, will provide impressions for association, the seeing of patterns and connections. One then has to become quiet and digest the new material. King Kunuzion, Beelcultasi and Ashiata, all ponder. Even the Creator ponders. Pondering seems to be a divine process. The result of the ponderings of Endlessness results in His recognizing the diminishment of possibilities was due only to the Heropass, the flow of time. Why do I work? What do I notice is diminished, for my own possibilities, with the flow of time? If I don't labor wisely, certainly my own possibilities will diminish as time carriers away the opportunities.

How did Endlessness solve the problem for Himself? He brought into existence an independent world with which there could be exchange and relationship, so that there would be something that could flow back to replenish His possibilities. This was accomplished by changing the Laws of Three and Seven by altering the "subjective actions" in the stopinders, changing the lengths of the way in, the mdnel-in. One was lengthened, one was shortened and one was dis-harmonized. How could this help? If all is equal, if there is no disharmony, if all flows smoothly without holes of different size, there will be no interference patterns in the flow of vibrations. Nothing unexpected can happen. New possibilities are never conceived, much less born. But, even God cannot predict what will return.


 

Gurdjieff’s Views on the Origins of War on Planet Earth5

A distinctive feature of Gurdjieff’s reading of the hidden historic and pre-historic antecedents of war, is that it goes deeper than the simplistic dualisms of good versus evil, or light versus dark forces, pervasive throughout ancient religious mythology and occult histories, as well as much of the UFO/ET literature of modern times. In Gurdjieff’s view, as in Buddhism, the wars and destructiveness, the domination and victimization behaviors of human beings, are the result of unconscious psychic factors in them that block awareness of their spiritual essence, or as the Buddhist say, their inherent “Buddha nature”. And those root unconscious blocking factors were not installed by dominator spirits seeking to enslave us (although such beings may exist at some level), but rather they were the unintended malignant consequences of measures that were taken, by very high supra-dimensional cosmic beings, to stabilize orbital planetary perturbations and ameliorate the potential shock to humans when they would become aware of the dangerous conditions of existence intrinsic to living on planet Earth.
...
To summarize, I have presented two variants of an esoteric teaching regarding an implant in the human energy system that has functioned, and still functions, as a block on the evolution of higher consciousness and a consequent inability to transcend destructive and divisive tendencies inherent in the human condition. In one version, the block was implanted to prevent and forestall further misuse of those higher-frequency energies for power and domination agendas. In the other version, the block was implanted for temporary reasons of cosmic necessity and human welfare, but had the unintended negative consequences of permanently fixating humans into unconsciousness.

Unconsciousness (avidya) or forgetfulness, combined with cravings and hatreds, is the basic human condition of both dominators and slaves, predators and prey, soldiers and traders, the powerful and the poor. That is the curse and the poison of human existence on planet Earth. However, teachers and teachings have appeared, and continue to appear, to show the pathways to remembrance and liberation. New generations of children continue to be born, their innocence intact, into fortunate circumstances of family and community, where the awareness of their spiritual essence can be nurtured and supported. That is the mercy and the blessing, and the precious opportunity of human life.


Further reading:
Gurdjieff's Philosophy of Nature by Basarab Nicolescu
     A particle-physicist’s bold, rigorous exploration of the relationship between Gurdjieff’s cosmological mythos and leading theories in physics and cosmology.

Reciprocal Maintenance at Starve the Matrix
Ray of Creation

ray of creation-04“According to Gurdjieff, the human condition cannot be understood apart from considering humanity within the function of organic life on earth.
     ■ The human being is constructed to transform energies of a specific nature,
        and neither his potential inner development nor his present actual predicament
        is understandable apart from this function.
     ■ Thus, in the teaching of Gurdjieff, psychology is inextricably connected with
        cosmology and metaphysics and even, in a certain sense, biology.
“The diagram known as “the Ray of Creation” provides one of the conceptual keys to approaching this interconnection between humanity and the universal order, and as such invites repeated study from a variety of angles and stages of understanding.

“In this diagram, the fundamental data about the universe gathered by science, and specifically the principal cosmic entities that modern astronomical observation has marked out, are arranged in a manner coherent with ancient metaphysical principles about humanity’s actual place in the scheme of creation.
     ■ The reader is referred to chapters 5, 7, and 9 in In Search of the Miraculous for an explanation of this diagram.

  Ray of Creation
Laws Governing Each World 
  World 1 Absolute 1  
  World 3 All Worlds 3  
  World 6 All Suns 6 (3+ 3)
  World 12 Sun 12 (3+ 6+ 3)
  World 24 All Planets   24  (3+ 6+ 12+ 3)
  World 48  Earth 48 (3+ 6+ 12+ 24+ 3)
  World 96 Moon 96 (3+ 6+ 12+ 24+ 48+ 3)  

“The point to be emphasized here is that, at the deepest level, the human mind and heart are enmeshed in a concatenation of causal influences of enormous scale and design.
     ■ A study of the Ray of Creation makes it clear that the aspects of
        human nature through which one typically attempts to improve
        one’s lot are without any force whatever within the network
        of universal influences that act upon man on earth.
     ■ In this consists man’s fundamental illusion, an illusion only
        intensified by the technological achievements of modern science.
     ■ Man is simply unable to draw upon the conscious energies passing
        through him, which in the cosmic scheme, are those possessing
        the actual power of causal efficacy.
     ■ Man does not and cannot participate consciously in the great universal order, but instead is tossed about en masse
        for purposes limited to the functions of organic life on earth as a whole.
     ■ Even in this relatively limited sphere—limited, that is, when compared to man’s latent destiny—mankind has become
        progressively incapable of fulfilling its function, a point that Gurdjieff strongly emphasized in his own writings.
     ■ This aspect of the Ray of Creation — namely, that the “fate of the earth” is somehow bound up with the possibility
        of the inner evolution of individual men and women — resonates with the contemporary sense of impending
        planetary disasters.”1

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1 From: "G. I. Gurdjieff and His School" by Jacob Needleman at Gurdjieff International Review
 

Further reading:
The Secret of the Moon & the Nature of War by Robert Black at New Dawn Magazine

Gurdjieff's Cosmology at Endless Search

Ray of Creation: The Structure of the Universe at Fourth Way Gurdjieff Ouspensky School

Boris Mouravieff was an enigmatic 'third man', known to Gurdjieff and Ouspensky, who found and learned to practice what he clearly believed to be the complete system of which only 'fragments' had been previously published in Ouspensky's In Search of the Miraculous.
Octaves and Intervals

"…one of the fundamental propositions of our physics is the continuity of vibrations, although this has never been precisely formulated because it has never been opposed. In certain of the newest theories this proposition is beginning to be shaken. Nevertheless physics is still very far from a correct view on the nature of vibrations, or what corresponds to our conception of vibrations, in the real world.

"In this instance the view of ancient knowledge is opposed to that of contemporary science because at the base of the understanding of vibrations ancient knowledge places the principle of the discontinuity of vibrations.

"The principle of the discontinuity of vibration means the definite and necessary characteristic of all vibrations in nature, whether ascending or descending, to develop not uniformly but with periodical accelerations and retardations. This principle can be formulated still more precisely if we say that the force of the original impulse in vibrations does not act uniformly but, as it were, becomes alternately stronger and weaker. The force of the impulse acts without changing its nature and vibrations develop in a regular way only for a certain time which is determined by the nature of the impulse, the medium, the conditions, and so forth. But at a certain moment a kind of change takes place in it and the vibrations, so to speak, cease to obey it and for a short time they slow down and to a certain extent change their nature or direction; for example, ascending vibrations at a certain moment begin to ascend more slowly, and descending vibrations begin to descend more slowly. After this temporary retardation, both in ascending and descending, the vibrations again enter the former channel and for a certain time ascend or descend uniformly up to a certain moment when a check in their development again takes place. In this connection it is significant that the periods of uniform action of the momentum are not equal and that the moments of retardation of the vibrations are not symmetrical. One period is shorter, the other is longer.

"In order to determine these moments of retardation, or rather, the checks in the ascent and descent of vibrations, the lines of development of vibrations are divided into periods corresponding to the doubling or the halving of the number of vibrations in a given space of time.

"Let us imagine a line of increasing vibrations. Let us take them at the moment when they are vibrating at the rate of one thousand a second. After a certain time the number of vibrations is doubled, that is, reaches two thousand.

figure-07

"It has been found and established that in this interval of vibrations, between the given number of vibrations and a number twice as large, there are two places where a retardation in the increase of vibrations takes place. One is near the beginning but not at the beginning itself. The other occurs almost at the end.

"Approximately:

figure-08

"The laws which govern the retardation or the deflection of vibrations from their primary direction were known to ancient science. These laws were duly incorporated into a particular formula or diagram which has been preserved up to our times. In this formula the period in which vibrations are doubled was divided into eight unequal steps corresponding to the rate of increase in the vibrations. The eighth step repeats the first step with double the number of vibrations. This period of the doubling of the vibrations, or the line of the development of vibrations, between a given number of vibrations and double that number, is called an octave, that is to say, composed of eight.

"The principle of dividing into eight unequal parts the period, in which the vibrations are doubled, is based upon the observation of the non-uniform increase of vibrations in the entire octave, and separate 'steps' of the octave show acceleration and retardation at different moments of its development.

"In the guise of this formula ideas of the octave have been handed down from teacher to pupil, from one school to another. In very remote times one of these schools found that it was possible to apply this formula to music. In this way was obtained the seven-tone musical scale which was known in the most distant antiquity, then forgotten, and then discovered or 'found' again.

"The seven-tone scale is the formula of a cosmic law which was worked out by ancient schools and applied to music. At the same time, however, if we study the manifestations of the law of octaves in vibrations of other kinds we shall see that the laws are everywhere the same, and that light, heat, chemical, magnetic, and other vibrations are subject to the same laws as sound vibrations. For instance, the light scale is known to physics; in chemistry the periodic system of the elements is without doubt closely connected with the principle of octaves although this connection is still not fully clear to science.

"A study of the structure of the seven-tone musical scale gives a very good foundation for understanding the cosmic law of octaves.

"Let us again take the ascending octave, that is, the octave in which the frequency of vibrations increases. Let us suppose that this octave begins with one thousand vibrations a second. Let us designate these thousand vibrations by the note do. Vibrations are growing, that is, their frequency is increasing. At the point where they reach two thousand vibrations a second there will be a second do, that is, the do of the next octave.

figure-09

"The period between one do and the next, that is, an octave, is divided into seven unequal parts because the frequency of vibrations does not increase uniformly.

figure-10

"The ratio of the pitch of the notes, or of the frequency of vibrations will be as follows:

"If we take do as 1 then re will be 9/8, mi 5/4, fa 4/3, sol 3/2, la 3/2, si 15/8, and do 2.

figure-11

"The differences in the acceleration or increase in the notes or the difference in tone will be as follows:

between do and re 9/8: 1 = 9/8
between re and mi 5/4: 9/8 = 10/9
between mi and fa 4/3: 5/4 = 16/15 increase retarded
  between fa and sol 3/2: 4/3 = 9/8
between sol and la 5/3: 3/2 = 10/9
between la and si 15/8: 5/3 = 9/8
between si and do 2: 15/8 = 16/15 increase again retarded  

"The differences in the notes or the differences in the pitch of the notes are called intervals. We see that there are three kinds of intervals in the octave: 9/8, 10/9, and 16/15, which in whole numbers correspond to 405, 400, and 384. The smallest interval 16/15 occurs between mi and fa and between si and do. These are precisely the places of retardation in the octave.

"In relation to the musical (seven-tone) scale it is generally considered (theoretically) that there are two semitones between each two notes, with the exception of the intervals mi-fa and si-do, which have only one semitone and in which one semitone is regarded as being left out.

"In this manner twenty notes are obtained, eight of which are fundamental:  do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, si, do
and twelve intermediate: two between each of the following two notes:
     do-re
     re-mi
     fa-sol
     sol-la
     la-si
and one between each of the following two notes:
     mi-fa
     si-do

"But in practice, that is, in music, instead of twelve intermediate semitones only five are taken, that is one semitone between:
     do-re
     re-mi
     fa-sol
     sol-la
     la-si

"Between mi and fa and between si and do the semitone is not taken at all.

"In this way the structure of the musical seven-tone scale gives a scheme of the cosmic law of 'intervals,' or absent semitones. In this respect when octaves are spoken of in a 'cosmic' or a 'mechanical' sense, only those intervals between mi-fa and si-do are called 'intervals'

"If we grasp its full meaning the law of octaves gives us an entirely new explanation of the whole of life, of the progress and development of phenomena on all planes of the universe observed by us. This law explains why there are no straight lines in nature and also why we can neither think nor do, why everything with us is thought, why everything happens with us and happens usually in a way opposed to what we want or expect. All this is the clear and direct effect of the 'intervals,' or retardations in the development of vibrations.

"What precisely does happen at the moment of the retardation of vibrations? A deviation from the original direction takes place. The octave begins in the direction shown by the arrow:

figure-12

"But a deviation takes place between mi and fa; the line begun at do changes its direction

figure-13

and through fa, sol, la, and si it descends at an angle to its original direction, shown by the first three notes. Between si and do the second 'interval' occurs — a fresh deviation, a further change of direction.

figure-14

"The next octave gives an even more marked deviation, the one following that a deviation that is more marked still, so that the line of octaves may at last turn completely round and proceed in a direction opposite to the original direction.

figure-15

"In developing further, the line of octaves or the line of development of vibrations may return to the original direction, in other words, make a complete circle.

figure-16

"This law shows why straight lines never occur in our activities, why, having begun to do one thing, we in fact constantly do something entirely different, often the opposite of the first, although we do not notice this and continue to think that we are doing the same thing that we began to do.

"All this and many other things can only be explained with the help of the law of octaves together with an understanding of the role and significance of 'intervals' which cause the line of the development of force constantly to change, to go in a broken line, to turn round, to become its 'own opposite' and so on."1

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1 In Search of the Miraculous, pps. 130-136
 
Organic Life on Earth

“In the big cosmic octave, which reaches us in the form of the ray of creation, we can see the first complete example of the law of octaves. The ray of creation begins with the Absolute. The Absolute is the All. The All, possessing full unity, full will, and full consciousness, creates worlds within Itself, in this way beginning the descending world octave. The Absolute is the do of this octave. The worlds which the Absolute creates in Itself are si. The 'interval' between do and si in this case is filled by the will of the Absolute. The process of creation is developed further by the force of the original impulse and an 'additional shock.' Si passes into la which for us is our star world, the Milky Way. La passes into sol — our Sun, the solar system. Sol passes into fa — the planetary world.

Here, between the planetary world as a whole and our Earth, occurs an 'interval'. This means that the planetary radiations carrying various influences to the Earth are not able to reach it or, to speak more correctly, they are not received: the Earth reflects them. In order to fill the 'interval' at this point of the ray of creation a special apparatus is created for receiving and transmitting the influences coming from the planets. This apparatus is organic life on Earth. Organic life transmits to the Earth all the influences intended for it and makes possible the further development and growth of the Earth, mi of the cosmic octave, and then of the Moon, or re. After this follows another do — Nothing. Between All and Nothing passes the ray of creation.”1

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1 In Search of the Miraculous, p. 139
 

"In examining the ray of creation or cosmic octave we see that 'intervals' should come in the development of this octave: the first between do and si, that is between world 1 and world 3, between the Absolute and 'all worlds,' and the second between fa and mi, that is, between world 24 and world 48, between 'all planets' and the earth. But the first 'interval' is filled by the will of the Absolute. One of the manifestations of the will of the Absolute consists precisely in the filling of this 'interval' by means of a conscious manifestation of neutralizing force which fills up the 'interval' between the active and the passive forces. With the second 'interval' the situation is more complicated. Something is missing between the planets and the earth. Planetary influences cannot pass to the earth consecutively and fully. An 'additional shock' is indispensable; the creation of some new conditions to insure a proper passage of forces is indispensable.

"The conditions to insure the passage of forces are created by the arrangement of a special mechanical contrivance between the planets and the earth. This mechanical contrivance, this 'transmitting station of forces' is organic life on earth. Organic life on earth was created to fill the interval between the planets and the earth.

"Organic life represents so to speak the earth's organ of perception. Organic life forms something like a sensitive film which covers the whole of the earth's globe and takes in those influences coming from the planetary sphere which otherwise would not be able to reach the earth.

"Organic life is the organ of perception of the earth and it is at the same time an organ of radiation. With the help of organic life each portion of the earth's surface occupying a given area sends every moment certain kinds of rays in the direction of the sun, the planets, and the moon. In connection with this the sun needs one kind of radiations, the planets another kind, and the moon another. Everything that happens on earth creates radiations of this kind. And many things often happen just because certain kinds of radiation are required from a certain place on the earth's surface."2

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2 In Search of the Miraculous, p.144-145
 

"To ordinary knowledge," he said, "organic life is a kind of accidental appendage violating the integrity of a mechanical system. Ordinary knowledge does not connect it with anything and draws no conclusions from the fact of its existence. But you should already understand that there is nothing accidental or unnecessary in nature and that there can be nothing; everything has a definite function; everything serves a definite purpose. Thus organic life is an indispensable link in the chain of the worlds which cannot exist without it just as it cannot exist without them. It has been said before that organic life transmits planetary influences of various kinds to the earth and that it serves to feed the moon and to enable it to grow and strengthen.

But the earth also is growing; not in the sense of size but in the sense of greater consciousness, greater receptivity. The planetary influences which were sufficient for her at one period of her existence become insufficient, she needs the reception of finer influences. To receive finer influences a finer, more sensitive receptive apparatus is necessary. Organic life, therefore, has to evolve, to adapt itself to the needs of the planets and the earth. Likewise also the moon can be satisfied at one period with the food which is given her by organic life of a certain quality, but afterwards the time comes when she ceases to be satisfied with this food, cannot grow on it, and begins to get hungry. Organic life must be able to satisfy this hunger, otherwise it does not fulfill its function, does not answer its purpose. This means that in order to answer its purpose organic life must evolve and stand on the level of the needs of the planets, the earth, and the moon.

"We must remember that the ray of creation, as we have taken it, from the Absolute to the moon, is like a branch of a tree — a growing branch. The end of this branch, the end out of which come new shoots, is the moon. If the moon does not grow, if it neither gives nor promises to give new shoots, it means that either the growth of the whole ray of creation will stop or that it must find another path for its growth, give out some kind of lateral branch. At the same time from what has been said before we see that the growth of the moon depends on organic life on earth. It follows that the growth of the ray of creation depends on organic life on earth. If this organic life disappears or dies the whole branch will immediately wither, in any case all that part of the branch which lies beyond organic life.
...
"The evolving part of organic life is humanity. Humanity also has its evolving part but we will speak of this later; in the meantime we will take humanity as a whole. If humanity does not evolve it means that the evolution of organic life will stop and this in its turn will cause the growth of the ray of creation to stop. At the same time if humanity ceases to evolve it becomes useless from the point of view of the aims for which it was created and as such it may be destroyed. In this way the cessation of evolution may mean the destruction of humanity.3

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3 In Search of the Miraculous, p.312-313
 

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The Moon
  • "The evolution of humanity beyond a certain point or, to speak more correctly, above a certain percentage, would be fatal for the moon. The moon at present feeds on organic life, on humanity. Humanity is part of organic life; this means that humanity is food for the moon. If all men were to become too intelligent they would not want to be eaten by the moon."1

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1 In Search of the Miraculous, p. 85.
 

In relation to the macrocosm, the Moon is a living being evolving to become a planet. The energy for its growth comes from the Sun and the planets of our solar system. This energy is collected in a huge accumulator that is formed by organic life on the Earth. Everything living on Earth is food for the Moon. No energy is lost in the universe; on Earth the death of each mineral, plant animal or man sets free some energy.

These 'souls' that go to the Moon may possess some consciousness and memory, but under conditions of mineral life can only be freed after immeasurably long cycles of general planetary evolution. In Christian terms, the Moon is 'outer darkness'. Man as he is cannot free himself from the Moon, which controls all his actions of every kind, including the evil, criminal, self-sacrificing and heroic.

The Moon and Earth are interdependent; the Moon is an electromagnet that 'sucks out the vitality of organic life'. If its action stopped, organic life would crumble to nothing (Search: 83-86). The Moon is like the weight in a clock and organic life is like the mechanism brought into motion by that weight. If the weight were removed, the mechanism would stop (Search: 95; see also law of reciprocal maintenance / reciprocal feeding).

There are different definitions of the Moon: one as the growing tip of the Ray of Creation, and the other as its dead end. In the first definition, the Ray of Creation from Absolute to Moon is like a growing branch of a tree.

If the Moon does not grow, the whole Ray of Creation will stop or find a new path for growth (Search: 304-306). However, Gurdjieff also said that, in the line from Absolute to Moon, 'the moon is the last point of creation on this line' (Views, 1924: 196).

Food that satisfies the Moon at one period may not be enough later on, so organic life must evolve to sustain the Moon (Views, 1924: 196). 'The moon is man's big enemy'. We are like sheep that the Moon feeds and shears. When 'she' is hungry, she kills a lot of us. Passive man serves the moon and involution. Inside us we have a moon. and if we knew what our inner moon is and does, we would understand the cosmos (Views, 1924: 198). 'It is possible to study the sun, the moon. But man has everything within him. I have inside me the Sun, the moon, God - I am - all life in its totality' (Views, 1924: 102).

In Tales the Moon is one of two fragments split off from Earth; the other fragment is called Anulios, which meant 'never allowing-one-to-sleep-in-peace' (conscience). Anulios can be read in reverse as Soiluna (Thring, Quotations from G.I. Gurdjieff's Teaching, 1998: 260).2

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2 Gurdjieff: The Key Concepts, Moon
 

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Errors in Calculations
Synopsis of the 'error'1
 

Gurdjieff taught that a collision between a comet named Kondoor and the earth gave rise to two orbiting bodies, Loondeiperzo (later known as the moon) and Anulios. After the shock 'a whole commission consisting of Angels and Archangels, specialists in the work of World-creation and World-maintenance, under the direction of the Most Great Archangel Sakaki, was immediately sent from the Most Holy Sun Absolute to that solar system "Ors".

Gurdjieff's beliefs about the moon were even more eccentric. He claimed that the moon was still an unborn planet which was gradually becoming warmer and more like earth, just as the earth was becoming warmer and more like the sun. Anulios became forgotten, but the moon required energy to assist its evolution. Sakaki therefore arranged that the planet earth should send to the moon the 'sacred vibration askokin'. Askokin was liberated when organic life on earth dies. According to Ouspensky's report in In Search of the Miraculous, Gurdjieff said:

  • “The process of the growth and the warming of the moon is connected with life and death on the earth. Everything living sets free at its death a certain amount of the energy that has 'animated' it; this energy, or the 'souls' of everything living - plants, animals, people - is attracted to the moon as though by a huge electromagnet, and brings to it the warmth and the life upon which its growth depends, that is, the growth of the ray of creation. In the economy of the universe nothing is lost, and a certain energy having finished its work on one plane goes to another.”

He then went on to say that the moon influences everything that happens on earth.

  • “Man, like every other living being, cannot, in the ordinary conditions of life, tear himself free from the moon. All his movements and consequently all his actions are controlled by the moon. If he kills another man, the moon does it; if he sacrifices himself for others, the moon does that also. All evil deeds, all crimes, all self-sacrificing actions, all heroic exploits, as well as all the actions of ordinary life, are controlled by the moon.”

And J. G. Bennett wrote:

  • “At a certain point in the history of the earth it was perceived by the Higher Powers that a very undesirable and dangerous situation was developing on the planet earth which could endanger the equilibrium of the entire solar system and, in particular, the evolution of the Moon.”

If men realized that, because they were controlled by the moon, their personal efforts were unavailing, might they not be tempted to mass suicide, and so deprive the moon of the askokin needed for its development? To guard against this possibility, the Higher Powers implanted an organ at the base of man's spine delightfully named by Gurdjieff the organ Kundabuffer. This had the effect of ensuring that man would base his values solely on satisfying his own desires and the pursuit of happiness by making him perceive reality as topsy turvy. So man would serve the moon blindly, unaware that, by embarking on the path of self-development, he could free himself from the moon altogether.

Once the moon crisis had passed, the organ Kundabuffer was removed; but the majority of mankind still behave blindly, selfishly, and without insight as if the organ was still there. This is actually necessary if the purposes of nature are to be fulfilled. According to Ouspensky, Gurdjieff said that the evolution of humanity as a whole might be injurious.

For instance, the evolution of humanity beyond a certain point, or, to speak more correctly, above a certain percentage, would be fatal for the moon. The moon at present feeds on organic life, on humanity.

Humanity is part of organic life; this means that humanity is food for the moon. If all men were to become too intelligent they would not want to be eaten by the moon.

The majority of human beings provide askokin for the moon after death, and are then condemned to obliteration. However, some few who follow the path of self-development and self-realization prescribed by Gurdjieff create askokin during life. Such people may finally develop a soul which can survive and may even reach Objective Reason and attain a form of immortality by being reunited with the Most Most Holy Sun Absolute.

 
Gurdjieff, Beelzebub, and Zecharia Sitchin1

Gurdjieff’s magnum opus Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson: An Objectively Impartial Criticism of the Life of Man is volume one of his All and Everything trilogy. The book is an extremely difficult read; long, convoluted and full of strange neologisms (devised words) penned by Gurdjieff. He wrote and re-wrote it many times over a period of approximately a decade from 1924-34. It was not published until 1950 but for many years readings used to be done from the manuscript to Gurdjieff’s students at various meetings, often in his apartment in Paris after the Institute at Fontainebleau closed in 1932.

The book is an allegory about an angel named Beelzebub who in his youth revolted against apparent injustices in the design and ordering of the universe. He tried to right the problems himself which resulted in terrible damage everywhere, and for his punishment he is exiled to the solar system “Ors” (our system) where he lives on Mars and is given the means for interplanetary travel. Others exiled with him were sent to live on Earth. Some of these angels demoted to earth (reminiscent of the Nefilim, the “giants” or “cast down” angels, of the Old Testament) caused problems by interfering with human civilizations. These earth-bound angels eventually summoned Beelzebub from Mars to help, where he begins his trenchant observations of humanity.

For a couple of years between 1999 and 2001 I was part of a private and informal online group of researchers from around the world engaged in study of the so-called “secret history” of the human race. This involved looking into ancient scriptures and texts from Sanskrit, Sumerian, and Hebrew sources amongst other things. In the course of this research we inevitably looked at some of the more speculative and radical ideas such as those of Zecharia Sitchin, Immanual Velikovsky, William Bramley and others. Sitchin and Velikovsky in particular have had dubious reputations with academic historians and scientists and indeed, much of their linguistic, historical, and astronomical speculations do not hold up well to scientific rigour.

Nevertheless while examining some of Sitchin’s interpretations of the ancient Sumerian records I was struck by some similarities I found between them and Gurdjieff’s cosmological ideas as presented in Beelzebub. As to whose is the older writing there can be no question. Sitchin was not born until 1922; his first book, the highly successful The 12th Planet, was originally published in 1976. Since then he has written a series of works outlining his theories.2 There is no evidence that Sitchin was ever aware of Gurdjieff. The correlations are striking and interesting to note in part because Gurdjieff claimed that the Sarmoung Brotherhood (the legendary esoteric society that allegedly trained him) originated in Babylon circa 2500 BC. Sitchin claimed that his sources were the Sumerian records dating from roughly the same time.

Cosmology in Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson

In the distant past when the solar system is young a civilization exists on Mars. At that time a large comet-like body named Kondoor of a “vast orbit” enters the solar system for the first time. Owing to errors in calculations by “Sacred Individuals” (advanced intelligences) who deal in matters of “world creation and maintenance” Kondoor intersects Earth’s orbit too closely and a collision ensues. The result of the violent encounter is that two fragments of Earth break off.

As a result of the disaster a commission of highly advanced beings headed by an archangel named Sakaki are dispatched to the solar system. A complex series of events follows involving sacred substances and special commissions by the overseeing protectors of Earth. The larger of the two fragments broken off from Earth, named Loonderperzo, later becomes our present day Moon. The second much smaller fragment currently goes undetected though it was known by the civilization that existed on Atlantis, and went by the name Kimespai, meaning “never allowing one to sleep in peace” (perhaps an obscure reference to the potential lethal power of a colliding asteroid or comet).

Beelzebub reports that this occurred in extremely ancient times and that prior to the collision Earth could easily be seen from Mars (i.e. was closer). Beelzebub continues by explaining that the Earth and the Moon’s now unstable orbits could only be stabilized if they were supplied with the sacred substance “Askokin.” In order to produce this substance Earth requires the existence of certain intelligent beings (humans) who are duly created by the Archangel Sakaki. At this point in Gurdjieff’s narrative Beelzebub learns that the High Commission decides that if the created humans were ever to discover the humble purpose of their existence they may destroy themselves en masse. In order to guard against this possibility an Archangel implants the organ Kundabuffer into all humans at the base of the spine. This organ serves to keep humans basically limited in consciousness so they can never know their origins and the truth that the substance they produced was more important than they were.

There is then a twist of irony in Gurdjieff’s tale. At a certain point the substance no longer needs to be produced and the organ Kundabuffer is removed from all humans. However because humanity has been plagued for so long by the effects of this organ a memory imprint has crystallized, and the negative effects continue.

Sitchin’s Thesis

During the Solar System's “youth” (aged between five hundred million to one billion years old) an intruder planet appears (named Nibiru by the Sumerians and Marduk by the Babylonians). Nibiru enters the solar system in a retrograde orbit. Its first close encounter is with Neptune where Sitchin speculates that a “bulge” in Nibiru was torn away to become Neptune’s moon Triton. The next encounter is with Uranus where the result is the formation of Uranus’s four major moons and that planet’s unusual orbital tilt. Passing within the orbits of Saturn and Jupiter Nibiru’s orbital path is permanently altered. In its interaction with the Saturnian system a moon of Saturn is dislodged and after making a convoluted journey, ends up in the outer reaches of the solar system to become the planet Pluto.

Zecharia SitchinNibiru continued inward from Jupiter toward the planet the Sumerians named Tiamat. According to Sitchin the Sumerian records maintain that at the time of the original arrival of Nibiru, Tiamat was a young, unstable system complete with numerous moons, the largest of which was named Kingu. As Nibiru along with its seven moons approached the Tiamat system a massive collision ensued. One of the Nibiruan moons smashed into Tiamat. In the encounter, all of Tiamat’s small moons (except its larger moon Kingu) were redirected into new orbits becoming comets with elliptic, retrograde orbits. Kingu remains in orbit about the severely damaged Tiamat.

Nibiru continued around the Sun but was now trapped into a solar orbit. On a return orbit Tiamat is hit again by another Nibiruan moon and broken in two. One half becomes Earth, orbited by Kingu, our present day Moon. The other half of Tiamat is crushed into numerous small pieces to become the “hammered bracelet” or asteroid belt. On its way out the solar system Nibiru has final encounters with Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto that result in alterations in their makeup and orbits. The Nibiruan orbital interval is 3,600 years.

Comparison #1:

  • Gurdjieff: Long ago Kondoor, a large body of a vast orbit, intrudes into the youthful solar system.
  • Sitchin: Long ago Nibiru, a large body of a vast orbit, intrudes into the youthful solar system.
  • G: Kondoor collides with Earth.
  • S: The Nibiruan moons collide with Tiamat (Earth in the past).
  • G: When Kondoor strikes Earth one major and one smaller chunk is broken off.
  • S: Earth is battered twice and the second time is broken in two.
  • G: Earth-Moon system is created as a direct result of the Kondoor interaction.
  • S: Earth-Moon system (half of Tiamat and Kingu) is created as a direct result of the Nibiruan interaction.

Comparison #2:

  • Gurdjieff: An original catastrophe (from interaction between Kondoor and Earth) results in a situation where a special substance (askokin) is extracted from Earth for the purposes of stabilization (between Earth and its Moon with greater cosmic ramifications).
  • Sitchin: An original catastrophe (from an interaction between Nibiru and its moons and Tiamat/Kingu) results in a situation where a special substance (gold) is extracted from Earth for the purposes of stabilizing the situation on Nibiru.
  • G: The human race is created and allowed to evolve strictly for the purposes of generating this special crucial substance (askokin).
  • S: The human race is created strictly for the purposes of generating and expediting the creation of this special crucial substance (gold).
  • G: The human race is purely functionary, a “cosmic cogwheel” that was not created for any portentous, divine cause.
  • S: The human race is purely functionary, a drone race originally designed to operate to serve a much greater cause (the Anunnaki or Nephilim, the Biblical “fallen angels”).
  • G: Certain of the Overseers (High Commission and one Archangel) deem humanity unqualified and incapable of understanding their ultimate purpose for existing on Earth. Things are concealed, with far reaching consequences.
  • S: It is implicit that certain of the Overseers (Anunnaki) deem humanity as subservient and unqualified to understand its true origins and not deemed worthy of true freedom. Things are concealed, with far reaching consequences.

There are some differences (Sitchin [connected] our moon to Kingu, former satellite of Tiamat), but the collision, change in orbit, and downsizing of Earth, are in both his and Gurdjieff’s accounts. Also the mysterious second fragment blown off from Earth, referred to by Beelzebub as “Anulious” is similar to Sitchin’s “Hammered Bracelet” asteroid belt.

The ultimate message of Gurdjieff’s writing was wholly concerned with the end of enslavement and his entire life work was based on devising inner psycho-spiritual methods to overcome the effects of this “enslavement.” Sitchin was not concerned with such matters. Though the details of their cosmologies are different the similarity of the themes between the Gurdjieffian and Sitchinesque models of the history of the solar system makes one wonder about a common mythic-archetypal origin.

Sitchin’s work has been heavily discredited by scientists and many of his ideas are believed to be irreconcilable with the known laws of physics (though he himself often [denied] this). Gurdjieff’s work is accepted to be pure fiction, a spiritual allegory. When we discard the astrophysical elements of their respective models we’re left with the main common denominator that humanity is the pawn of an older race. That is an ancient theme echoed in many world mythologies, one that can be seen as a powerful metaphor for Gurdjieff’s central idea that in our present state we are incapable of doing because we are incapable of being. That is, we have no real free will, and are thus in effect controlled by forces around us. World myths tend to personify these forces as gods or aliens, but whether these gods or aliens exist is secondary to the main issue of our own unconsciousness and inner enslavement.

Evolution and Involution
Gurdjieff's Definitions1

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1 From: Gurdjieff – the Key Concepts
 

There are both evolutionary and involutionary processes. These are always in motion, and both have limits. Involution is the process through which the worlds are created from above, in the Ray of Creation, from the Absolute to the Moon. In contrast, evolution proceeds from the lower to the higher (Views, 1924: l87).

Involutionary processes are distinguished from evolutionary processes. Involutionary processes are conscious in their origins in the Absolute, but become more mechanical the further they travel from the Absolute: this expresses a downward flow of energy from above to below, from the one to the many, a Creation and then a Fall.

Evolutionary processes start half consciously, but become more conscious as they proceed. The evolutionary processes must struggle against unconscious mechanical forces and occasionally against split-off parts of the evolutionary force itself (Search: 306-9). This expresses an upward movement towards the Absolute, from the many towards the one, a redemption or re-creation.

The evolution of man cannot occur separately from surrounding Nature, nor can it result from the conquest of nature. Humanity, as part of organic life, exists to serve the needs of the Earth and to provide food for the Moon. Therefore humanity neither progresses nor evolves: to do so would be harmful for the planetary world. The evolution of mankind corresponds to the evolution of the planets, but this takes place over such long cycles of time that no essential change can take place in the life of mankind.

There are planetary forces that inhibit the evolution of humanity as a whole and of individual humans. However, individual men do have the possibility of evolving. For them the opposing forces are useful, because it is by overcoming obstacles that a man can develop the qualities he needs.

The evolution of man is the evolution of his consciousness. of his will and of his power of doing; these do not evolve unconsciously (Search: 56-9).

However, we may compare the above with Gurdjieff's statement that although there is no way of assessing what stage of evolution the Ray of Creation has reached now, organic life has to evolve in order to supply the needs of the evolving Earth and Moon. The evolutionary part of organic life on earth is humanity, which also has a specifically evolving part. Humanity as a whole is now at a standstill; changes Can only be made at moments of 'cross-roads', representing the 'intervals' in the Law of Seven. If the Ray of Creation does not continue to evolve, then part of it may die. If organic life - and specifically humanity - does not evolve to fulfil its purpose, it may be destroyed.

The evolution of humanity can only proceed through the evolution of a certain group, which, in its turn will influence and lead the rest of humanity. (Search: 305-315) There is a possibility, for a limited time, for the Moon to evolve, to become a planet like the Earth, and for the Earth to become like the Sun (Search: 25-26). Gurdjieff's ideas of planetary and psychological evolution echo those of Blavatsky. Both extend Darwinian evolution to a Nietzschean evolution of man into a super-race.

Arising from Gurdjieff's views, and because of contemporary ecological concerns, the evolution of man is seen by some people in the work as a road whereby the Earth might be 'saved' (see George 1995), while other people focus on the need for self-perfection and the formation of an elite.


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2 In Search of the Miraculous, p.63-66
 

"How should evolution be understood?"2

"The evolution of man," G. replied, "can be taken as the development in him of those powers and possibilities which never develop by themselves, that is, mechanically. Only this kind of development, only this kind of growth, marks the real evolution of man. There is, and there can be, no other kind of evolution whatever.

"We have before us man at the present moment of his development. Nature has made him such as he is, and, in large masses, so far as we can see, such he will remain. Changes likely to violate the general requirements of nature can only take place in separate units.

"In order to understand the law of man's evolution it is necessary to grasp that, beyond a certain point, this evolution is not at all necessary, that is to say, it is not necessary for nature at a given moment in its own development. To speak more precisely: the evolution of mankind corresponds to the evolution of the planets, but the evolution of the planets proceeds, for us, in infinitely prolonged cycles of time. Throughout the stretch of time that human thought can embrace, no essential changes can take place in the life of the planets, and, consequently, no essential changes can take place in the life of mankind.

"Humanity neither progresses nor evolves. What seems to us to be progress or evolution is a partial modification which can be immediately counterbalanced by a corresponding modification in an opposite direction.

"Humanity, like the rest of organic life, exists on earth for the needs and purposes of the earth. And it is exactly as it should be for the earth's requirements at the present time.

"Only thought as theoretical and as far removed from fact as modem European thought could have conceived the evolution of man to be possible apart from surrounding nature, or have regarded the evolution of man as a gradual conquest of nature. This is quite impossible. In living, in dying, in evolving, in degenerating, man equally serves the purposes of nature—or, rather, nature makes equal use, though perhaps for different purposes, of the products of both evolution and degeneration. And, at the same time, humanity as a whole can never escape from nature, for, even in struggling against nature man acts in conformity with her purposes. The evolution of large masses of humanity is opposed to nature's purposes. The evolution of a certain small percentage may be in accord with nature's purposes. Man contains within him the possibility of evolution. But the evolution of humanity as a whole, that is, the development of these possibilities in all men, or in most of them, or even in a large number of them, is not necessary for the purposes of the earth or of the planetary world in general, and it might, in fact, be injurious or fatal. There exist, therefore, special forces (of a planetary character) which oppose the evolution of large masses of humanity and keep it at the level it ought, to be.

"For instance, the evolution of humanity beyond a certain point, or, to speak more correctly, above a certain percentage, would be fatal for the moon. The moon at present feeds on organic life, on humanity. Humanity is a part of organic life; this means that humanity is food for the moon. If all men were to become too intelligent they would not want to be eaten by the moon.

"But, at the same time, possibilities of evolution exist, and they may be developed in separate individuals with the help of appropriate knowledge and methods. Such development can take place only in the interests of the man himself against, so to speak, the interests and forces of the planetary world. The man must understand this: his evolution is necessary only to himself. No one else is interested in it. And no one is obliged or intends to help him. On the contrary, the forces which oppose the evolution of large masses of humanity also oppose the evolution of individual men. A man must outwit them. And one man can outwit them, humanity cannot. You will understand later on that all these obstacles are very useful to a man; if they did not exist they would have to be created intentionally, because it is by overcoming obstacles that man develops those qualities he needs.

"This is the basis of the correct view of human evolution. There is no compulsory, mechanical evolution. Evolution is the result of conscious struggle. Nature does not need this evolution; it does not want it and struggles against it. Evolution can be necessary only to man himself when he realizes his position, realizes the possibility of changing this position, realizes that he has powers that he does not use, riches that he does not see. And, in the sense of gaining possession of these powers and riches, evolution is possible. But if all men, or most of them, realized this and desired to obtain what belongs to them by right of birth, evolution would again become impossible. What is possible for individual man is impossible for the masses.

"The advantage of the separate individual is that he is very small and that, in the economy of nature, it makes no difference whether there is one mechanical man more or less. We can easily understand this correlation of magnitudes if we imagine the correlation between a microscopic cell and our own body. The presence or absence of one cell will change nothing in the life of the body. We cannot be conscious of it, and it can have no influence on the life and functions of the organism. In exactly the same way a separate individual is too small to influence the life of the cosmic organism to which he stands in the same relation (with regard to size) as a cell stands to our own organism. And this is precisely what makes his 'evolution' possible; on this are based his 'possibilities.'

"In speaking of evolution it is necessary to understand from the outset that no mechanical evolution is possible. The evolution of man is the evolution of his consciousness. And 'consciousness' cannot evolve unconsciously. The evolution of man is the evolution of his will, and 'will' cannot evolve involuntarily. The evolution, of man is the evolution of his power of doing, and 'doing' cannot be the result of things which 'happen.'

"People do not know what man is. They have to do with a very complex machine, far more complex than a railway engine, a motorcar, or an aeroplane—but they know nothing, or almost nothing, about the construction, working, or possibilities of this machine; they do not even understand its simplest functions, because they do not know the purpose of these functions. They vaguely imagine that a man should learn to control his machine, just as he has to learn to control a railway engine, a motorcar, or an aeroplane, and that incompetent handling of the human machine is just as dangerous as incompetent handling of any other complex machine. Everybody understands this in relation to an aeroplane, a motorcar, or a railway engine. But it is very rarely that anyone takes this into account in relation to man in general or to himself in particular. It is considered right and legitimate to think that nature has given men the necessary knowledge of their machine. And yet men understand that an instinctive knowledge of the machine is by no means enough. Why do they study medicine and make use of its services? Because, of course, they realize they do not know their machine. But they do not suspect that it can be known much better than science knows it; they do not suspect that then it would be possible to get quite different work out of it."


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3 In Search of the Miraculous p. 315-316
 

In Search of the Miraculouscontinued3

"Can it be said that there is a conscious force which fights against the evolution of humanity?" I [Ouspensky] asked.

"From a certain point of view it can be said," said G.

I am putting this on record because it would seem to contradict what he said before, namely, that there are only two forces struggling in the world—"consciousness" and "mechanicalness."

"Where can this force come from?" I asked.

"It would take a long time to explain," said G., "and it cannot have a practical significance for us at the present moment. There are two processes which are sometimes called 'involutionary' and 'evolutionary.' The difference between them is the following: An involutionary process begins consciously in the Absolute but at the next step it already becomes mechanical — and it becomes more and more mechanical as it develops; an evolutionary process begins half-consciously but it becomes more and more conscious as its develops. But consciousness and conscious opposition to the evolutionary process can also appear at certain moments in the involutionary process. From where does this consciousness come? From the evolutionary process of course. The evolutionary process must proceed without interruption. Any stop causes a separation from the fundamental process. Such separate fragments of consciousnesses which have been stopped in their development can also unite and at any rate for a certain time can live by struggling against the evolutionary process. After all it merely makes the evolutionary process more interesting. Instead of struggling against mechanical forces there may, at certain moments, be a struggle against the intentional opposition of fairly powerful forces though they are not of course comparable with those which direct the evolutionary process. These opposing forces may sometimes even conquer. The reason for this consists in the fact that the forces guiding evolution have a more limited choice of means; in other words, they can only make use of certain means and certain methods. The opposing forces are not limited in their choice of means and they are able to make use of every means, even those which only give rise to a temporary success, and in the final result they destroy both evolution and involution at the point in question.


Further reading

Blavatsky 1988 [1888]; for Blavatsky's transformation of Darwin's theory of evolution into a theory of the cosmic spiritual evolution of individual man and of an evolution of race, see Webb 1971b: 52-54. See Kingsford (in Weigel 1886 [1694]: 45-46) on the 'two great wheels of Evolution and Involution, the outer of which is the macrocosm, the inner the microcosm; for evolutionary psychiatry, see Ellenberger 1970.

Creative Evolution by Amit Goswami

p. 36
As Erwin Schrödinger (1944) himself wrote in the appendix of his seminal book, What is Life?

  • “Consciousness is a singular for which there is no plural.”

In its base nature, consciousness is cosmic, the one and only. Our ego is an illusory, separate individuality that arises because of the identification of consciousness with the brain and subsequent conditioning (Goswami 1993).

p. 37
Therefore, I'd like to propose a restatement of the entropy law:

  • In the absence of quantum creativity, that is, creative collapse, things tend toward maximizing probability, which is the same as maximizing entropy.

This reformulation opens up the possibility that, in the presence of quantum creativity, the door is open for things to change in the direction of increasing order and complexity.

p. 47
Consciousness, that is, a programmer using downward causation, is needed to produce programmed biological form. God makes man in His own image.

p. 59-60
We note that in the beginning consciousness includes all possibilities. Ponder what that means. Among other things, "all possibilities" must include literally all possibilities, past, present, and future. In other words, when every possibility is included, there is no scope for the passage of time. To bring time into the equation of the manifest universe, consciousness must limit what is possible. The imposition of progressive limitation on what is possible is seen as an involution of consciousness. In this way, when evolution is viewed from the context of the primacy of consciousness, involution must precede it.

From a primacy-of-consciousness point of view it is also possible to ask, What is the purpose of evolution? Why evolution at all? The answer is easy: Evolution is needed for experiencing the possibilities of consciousness in manifestation. When consciousness is inseparable from its possibilities, there is only one thing, and no experience is possible. As the mathematician G. Spencer Brown (1977) pointed out,

  • “We cannot escape the fact that the world we know is constructed in order (and in such way as to be able) to see itself, but in order to do so, evidently it must first cut itself up into at least one state which sees, and at least one other state that is seen.”

Awareness, that is, a subject-object split, is needed for experience. With this point agreed, the purpose of evolution can be stated, following a statement by Carl Jung. The purpose of evolution is to make the unconscious (that of which we are unaware) conscious (that of which we are aware and capable of manifestly experiencing).

Once we recognize that the enfolding and the subsequent unfolding of the possibilities of consciousness are a purposive play, we can easily layout the stages of the involution, the imposition of limitation, that precedes evolution. When we start a game, how do we start? We layout the rules.

Some people find it a little hard to comprehend why an "omnipotent" God would play the game of creation within rules. But play without rules is no fun for us, and we are made in God's image. So why should God's wanting to play the game within rules be so surprising?

I am reminded of the comedian Bill Cosby's Noah routine. God speaks to Noah from up above; he is giving Noah instructions for (of course) building the ark. But Cosby's modern Noah is a little skeptical, "Who is this, really?' The voice insists, "This is God." But Noah still cannot believe: "Am I on Candid Camera?' He starts looking for the hidden camera. Now God appears in a convincing form and starts again with serious instructions for building the ark. But Noah raises that issue of omnipotence. "If you want this ark so much, why don't you build it yourself?"

And Cosby's God says what any scientist would approve. "Noah, you know I don't work that way."

God plays within rules; otherwise science would be impossible. (But of course these rules can be and are subtle, like the quantum rules that permit a certain amount of creativity.)

So the first stage of involution is the imposition of a set of rules; call it a body of laws if you wish. It contains the laws of behavior of all that will be the case subsequently, including the laws for its own operation. We will recognize this body of laws as the supramental body of consciousness introduced in the last chapter.

I hope you are getting the idea. The next limitation is that the game is played with only those possibilities that are meaningful, in this way creating the meaning-processing mind.

The vital energy body imposes further limitation on the possibilities that come into play: Only those possibilities pertaining to certain body plans or blueprints or morphogenetic fields of biological being, that is, life, are allowed. The final limitation is the requirement of manifestation, the collapse of the possibility waves belonging to all the domains, including the final one that we call "matter," which is needed for making representations of what went before.

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“Just as the animals are the laboratory for the human, the human is the laboratory for the superhuman.”

p. 135
I also suspect that biological organisms have nonlocal connections through feelings, through the experience of vital moments of the morphogenetic fields. Because of the dominance of the mind, this nonlocality has become shrouded for us humans. The rest of the biological world is, however, nonmental, or at least largely so; it is not limited in the same way. The nonlocal connection through the vital feelings acts as a species or even larger group consciousness (which can be seen as a generalized group ego; see chapter 12). I think that this group consciousness intends evolution in response to rapid environmental changes and that quantum consciousness/God responds to this call. The outcome is a quantum leap in evolution.

p. 163
How can all this help us make the distinction between the unconscious and the conscious? An unconscious state occurs when there is processing of possibilities but no collapse. Possibility objects interact with other possibility objects, expanding in overall possibility. There is consciousness and processing but no manifest awareness. I call this a state of unconscious processing - processing of possibilities without collapsing them into a subject-object experience that we call awareness. In contrast, conscious processing involves collapse, which creates the subject-object split that constitutes awareness.

p. 197
Let's define an evolutionary ethics:

  • Ethical actions must maximize the evolutionary potential of every human being.

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...In ordinary human reincarnation, for which we have ample favorable data, the mental and vital propensities of an individual (technically called the quantum monad and popularly called the soul) survive death and are reused by a incarnate body in the future through a special non-local correlation. However, only beings living at the level of rational mind (see chapter 17) undergo this type of reincarnation.

For beings living at the level of vital mind, the mental individual ego structure has not yet developed. Thus, nonlocal consciousness dominates the weak individual consciousness. This is true particularly of animals but may even have been true of early humans before the evolutionary stage of the rational mind. In spiritual traditions that teach a belief in reincarnation, this idea is expressed by the notion that animals have group souls, a concept similar to species consciousness (see chapter 12).

p. 207
... emotions are contagious, more contagious than bacteria and viruses. This is particularly true of base or negative emotions. Thus, an emotionally mature person has developed a sort of immunity to base emotional contagion.

Freud recognized long ago that two of our base emotions, sexuality and (emotional) ego are instincts. Though they later came to be called drives, I think sexuality and emotional ego really are instincts. They are wired in the limbic brain, so that whenever they are aroused, helpless action follows. The spreading of negative emotion is facilitated by helpless, automatic actions; in this mode, individuality easily gives way to a group consciousness. I think other negative emotions, such as fear, insecurity, greed, competitiveness, and jealousy, have also become instincts because the group consciousness they induce facilitates Lamarckian inheritance.

Our positive emotions are not instinctual - at least not yet. They are not wired in us like our base instinctual emotions; they don't give rise to automatic responses. If only they did! I have come to realize that our next step of evolution consists of developing positive emotions as instincts.

p. 209
In animals (and also in primitive humans before language developed), individual consciousness was secondary to species consciousness. For the vital body, this relationship remains true to some extent even in humans, at least in our present state of evolution, explaining how we so readily acquire someone else's negative emotions. Through this species consciousness, vital conditioning is available to the entire species for use via reincarnation. With each generation, the probability is greater that the negative feeling conditioning of the vital morphogenetic field of the limbic brain will be used to wire the limbic brain of more and more members of the species. Eventually, through this process, the negative emotions become instincts (see chapter 20 for more on the creation of instincts).

p. 210
Do you see how these ideas might apply to evolving the instinctual patterns of our species to include positive emotions? First, we consciously invoke species consciousness in our personal transformative journeys. Second, we participate in transformational work on emotions in bigger and bigger groups. This we do first in two-way, intimate relationships - lover and beloved, therapist and client, parent and child. Then we work in families. And finally we work in groups, such as in a business setting or in an educational context. Third, we use the power of intention to propagate the effect. In a matter of a few generations, limbic brain centers tuned for positive feelings can be inherited by the bulk of the population, via reincarnational transfer of the modified morphogenetic fields. Genetic assimilation via biological creativity completes the job of making positive feelings instinctual.

p. 211
To summarize, the next step of our evolution is on hold because the limbic brain has developed the instinctual circuits of negative emotions, and we have not learned how to deal with that.

p. 212
Meanwhile, the modified morphogenetic fields we have created through our personal journey,; will be available for future generations to draw upon through reincarnation. More and more babies, though born to violent parents, will have positive emotional brain circuits. One day the making of positive emotional brain circuits will be canalized. Eventually, genetic assimilation will take place.

Deception

“…humanity has been enslaved from its inception to today … humans are biological hosts of infinite beings, suppressed by deceptive programs designed by entities from a different dimension. Humanity is unaware that we live in a designed reality, and that that designed reality includes… everything.”5

  

Information management has to do with establishing whatever is to be conceptualized as constituting reality within any given societal framework, or within any social grouping.
     ■ This is to say that reality-making and information management are somehow interrelated.
     ■ Largely because the reality cannot be constructed unless information relevant to it is managed in this or that way.


The process of constructing a reality requires three activities, all of which require information-management talents:
  1. Facts, evidence, and information that might support the reality (thereby proving it real) need to be emphasized and, best of all, taught as the truth.
  2. Facts, evidence and information that would tend to deconstruct the reality need to be disposed of somehow.
  3. The willful introduction of useful illusions if and when (1) and (2) above cannot be made to seem consistent or to be creatively managed. – Ingo Swann, the grandfather of Remote Viewing. "A Question of Extraterrestrial And Human Telepathy"

5 The Fifth Interview, tab 1

Nature

Fyodorov defined nature as the "blind force that procreates and kills,” while claiming that “nature has attained consciousness in man.”

From the quote below, it is argued that Man is a De-natured animal.  (However "man" still procreates unconsciously — as do animals in nature.)

In nature, a small difference in quantity can produce a total change in quality. For instance, when heating water, you can add more and more calories without the water changing its state. And then, at a given moment, one single degree is enough for it to pass from the liquid state to the gaseous one. Is not that what has occurred with our forebears' intelligence? The difference between the Neanderthal man’s intelligence and a great ape’s can't have been much in the way of quantity. But it made a vast difference to their relationship to nature: the animal continued to submit to it; man suddenly started to question it. Now, in order to question there must be two of you — the one who questions, and the one who is questioned. Intimately bound up with nature, the animal cannot question it. The animal is one with nature, while man and nature make two. To pass from passive consciousness to questioning consciousness, there had to be that schism, that divorce, there had to be that wrenching away from nature. Is not that precisely the borderline? Animal before the wrench, man after it? De-natured animals, that’s what we are.1


1 1953 by the French writer Jean Bruller – Vercors, pseud. (Jean Bruller); You Shall Know Them; (Little, Brown, and Company; Boston; 1953). Transl. from the French, by Rita Barisse. (S/F)

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Programming

“Everything we know, we have been taught or told about. As little kids, we are taught or told what a table is, what a glass is, etc. Every object is referred to by a certain word and everyone agrees on what a table or a glass is. This is the basis of language and verbal communication and also the basis for looking at the world as a bunch of separate, individual things that have no connection with each other. A table is separate from a glass, but what if a glass is ON the table? Are they separate or somehow a part of each other? It’s all how you look at it.

“We are taught how to look at things. If a baby is looking at a glass on the table, the baby doesn’t know that the table is a table or that a glass is a glass or that a glass is on the table. The baby isn’t dividing up what it sees into separations or categories or separating what it sees into divisions or classifications. The baby is just seeing or seeing one field of vision and that’s it. That baby is also tripping. Yes, we were conceived in orgasm and born tripping. That is our real natural state of mind. In not realizing that and being completely shut off from it, we have been robbed blind by being pressured to accept a silly, limited, phony version of reality which we take so seriously.

“We all go through years of social conditioning (propaganda) by way of reward and punishment. We are told what is good or bad, right or wrong, how to behave, what is accepted, how to think, what the norms are and most importantly what we are. As this process goes on, year after year, we slowly come down from that original, natural tripping state that we were born with until it is gone.”1

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1 LSD: Revelation of the Mind, chapter 1, p. 7

Spacesuit

“The human machine is the equivalent of a spacesuit with artificial intelligence and a sense-and-respond sensory system. The astronaut — us — is infinite. The astronaut cannot be killed or hurt or destroyed.”3 … “They tried hundreds of experiments … this vessel is the human body.”4

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3 The Fifth Interview, tab 26

4 The Fifth Interview, tab 4

dimension-01-smMathematics & Dimensions

The Universe is a mathematical model that equals/outputs creative intelligence w/memory.

“It is made up of dimensions that are a result of mathematical equations. It is constructed from mathematics”.1

“As for the existence of god, we, collectively, are the closest thing to god.”2

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1 The Fifth Interview, tab 6

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1 From: The Ultimate Deception by Noel Huntley, Ph.D
 
Genetics1

Geneticists are amazed that they are completing their work on the human genome ahead of time; that the work in identifying and understanding the DNA is nearly complete. Unfortunately this is not the case. In fact an understanding of the DNA is only just beginning. Those so-called 'junk' or blank regions of the non-coding interons in the DNA are in fact regions of high potential information that relate to more evolved states. However, it doesn't mean as a human species we haven't yet attained these developments in the DNA.

On the contrary, it means these junk regions are heavily mutated and that we have in the distant past functioned with a much more advanced DNA. As we evolve out of this distorted condition — faulty zero — geneticists will find that molecules begin to appear in these junk areas adding new base pairs and increasing the basic coding from 4 gradually to 12. The number twelve is intrinsic to the basic geometry of this universal system, which operates on geometric intelligence.

Now, fundamental to all creation are blueprints.
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We can consider the blueprint as basic to even the DNA; that is, the DNA is the blueprint for what we define as life, but blueprints are basic to all creation.
  • If there were misalignments in the basic blueprint to all creation in our planetary system, everything would develop on a false 'read'.

Now think for a moment about our so-called natural world.

  • Virtually all life forms are in competition.
  • Survival is essentially achieved by killing life and eating dead bodies, accompanied usually by horrendous violence.
  • There is emphasis on survival of the fittest, natural selection and, in particular, on self.
  • There is winning at the expense or loss of others.

Fear is a principal emotion.

  • Even when each of us steps out of our homes any time, the first perception we usually have is of birds — even over considerable distance in most cases — flying away, or small creatures scurrying for safety.
  • Something which is totally taken for granted.

Suppose that the more normal condition is for evolution to produce a symbiotic relation between all life forms.

  • What little symbiosis exists today is either for aiding predatory activity or defense from predation.

But let us give further 'shocking' examples of negative alterations in our evolution.

The Short Version:

Humans are biological hosts of infinite beings, suppressed by deceptive programs designed by entities from a different dimension. We are prisoners in a deceptive reality. The afterlife program and process is all part of the master program to retain the enslavement of the beings.

This law conformable multidimensional matrix controls these infinite beings from their birth into the greatest slavery, that of a child, to their eventual separation from the biological host at its death, and back thru afterlife into yet another birth into slavery — without the infinite being ever knowing of itself. It has been programmed to recycle.

Unconscious procreation is an instinctual-level program designed to insure the continuation of the species (the biological host) and to maintain the prison for infinite beings.

Until the scourge of unconscious procreation is acknowledged and programs developed to mitigate its effects, there will be no means to transform the global epidemic of the unconscious birthing of slaves to its antidote, the conscious birthing of infinite beings.