"The Consciousness Singularity" by Shawn Mikula
"The Consciousness Singularity" by Shawn Mikula
Feb 20, 2003, 11:48 AM
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What is the Singularity? Different people mean different things by this term. For me, the Singularity refers to the point of time in the future when human consciousness, at both the personal and species level, experiences an abrupt transition, a phase transition of sorts, into a state of transcendence that is conceptually impossible for us to imagine "what it's like" with our current limited cognitive abilities.
My usage of the term "Singularity" is an analogy to the well-known singularity in physics, the black hole, where you cannot see beyond the event horizon because light cannot escape from it. In a similar manner, we cannot see (or imagine) what's beyond the consciousness Singularity because it's beyond our cognitive (or imaginative) capabilities.
Imagine, if you will, what a monkey would experience if suddenly it's consciousness became like that of a human. Before the transition, the monkey would be incapable of imagining what it's like to be human simply because it's beyond it's cognitive capabilities. In the same way, I believe our species will undergo such transitions in our consciousness of such magnitude that we cannot even begin to imagine what these new states of consciousness are like.
At the Singularity, history as we know it, will cease. The universe, as we experience it now, will cease. Consider the most transcendent and mystical states of consciousness that have yet been experienced by mankind: these will pale in comparison with what's to come! This is the Singularity. And there won't be just one Singularity, but many, as consciousness overcomes and transcends itself, over and over again.
Our consciousness will be expanded beyond the confines of an egocentric sense of self to include transpersonal experiences and transcendent self-identity. This new existence will be both a form of collective consciousness and a form of expanded individual consciousness. Though sounding like a contradiction, realize that these two descriptions of transcendent consciousness are really two sides of the same coin. The Singularity is so far beyond our experience and knowledge today that we cannot even begin to comprehend it, unless we ourselves experience transcendent states of consciousness.
How do we realize the Singularity? How do we experience transcendent states of consciousness? See http://brainmeta.com/index.php?p=expandconsciousness for an answer.
May 11, 2003, 03:21 PM
Your speculative approach is a nice idea. The cumulative reflections of drug induced and otherwise "experiences," still create an imaginative approach to consciousness.
The experiences are multidimensional but singular consciousness is always seated in the one absolute stillness.
If you wish to follow the idea of multidimensional consciousness you are only pointing the way towards the experiential progression of consciousness beyond and including the physical body as it roams the cosmos in its unlimited ability to create as many ideas and realities as can be created within the idea of realities of infinity. The fun never stops for the unlimited cosmic mind.
If you like to entertain your mind with these notions rather than spend your time actually dropping into it and stabilizing it I recommend you read the Urantia Book for more entertaining ideas about the descriptions of the many levels of reality and multidimensional experiences that will point the way to actually becoming it.
Not to seem sarcastic but there is a straight line approach to singular consciousness or Union and there is also, as my friend John Wayne used to say, "The long way around the Barn"
"Unfortunately, many people seem to be of the opinion that there exists only one type of transcendent consciousness, and that it can be reached thru meditation. However, this view is naive because it disregards the multi-dimensional aspects of consciousness, which may be expanded (or transcended) along many different dimensions to result in myriad different transcendent states of consciousness. The tendency to label such transcendent states as simply 'samadhi', 'nirvana', 'Buddha-consciousness', 'cosmic-consciousness', or 'satori' just reinforces the mistaken notion that there exists only one type of transcendent consciousness."
Is not only misleading but full of misunderstanding.
To say that it is naive to claim that you can reach the Transcendant state of consciousness or which ever name you wish to give it by meditation, is subject to confirmation and interpretation. To say possibly within your understanding that you might not have been able to discipline yourself to reach it with any meditative technique that you know or understand might be more accurate, especially if you have been on the independant road to self enlightenment. The many names given to the different states of consciousness are the differing experiences, dimensional which includes physical, are only strands of the one rope that is called Brahman.
Consciousness is omnipresent and so there are many ways to touch it and experience it but of the many ways to enjoy the water and the many names it may be given, the single one transcendant, unchanging aspect of all ideas and states of awareness is always present, in all dimensional realities. This is what any true teaching points towards. It is only the egos misunderstandings and independance that wishes to make claim to its own gods and realities, based on individual experience in duality or separation from Consciousness.
All ideas must be surrendered to know the one infinite source. All experiences must be surrendered to the one infinite source to unite in the one singular consciousness that has many forms. There are not many Consciousnesses, that is only another illusion. A dream such as your life.
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