Tuesday, January 30, 2007


A few days ago I was just doing some random searches, when I came across some mind-boggling articles related to both the Leary 8-circuit model and the Peter J. Carroll B.S. (*). I'm currently going through the maths to decide what to make of it, but it's surely totally far-out stuff. This is what I've found so far:

King, Chris. 1996. “Fractal Neurodynamics and Quantum Chaos: Resolving the mind-brain paradox through novel biophysics”. In Fractals of Brain, Fractals of Mind, Mac Cormac, Earl and Maxim I. Stamenov (eds.), 179 ff. (http://www.math.auckland.ac.nz/~king/Preprints/pdf/BrainCon.pdf)
Abstract: A model of the mind-brain relationship is developed in which novel biophysical principles in brain function generate a dynamic possessing attributes consistent with consciousness and free-will. The model invokes a fractal link between neurodynamical chaos and quantum uncertainty. Transactional wave collapse allows this link to be utilized predictively by the excitable cell, in a way which bypasses and complements formal computation. The formal unpredictability of the model allows mind to interact upon the brain, the predictivity of consciousness in survival strategies being selected as a trait by organismic evolution.

King, Chris. 1989. “Dual-time supercausality”. Physics Essays 2. 128-151 (http://www.math.auckland.ac.nz/~king/Preprints/pdf/Transup.pdf)
Abstract: This article explores models of causality of the physical universe which extend beyond the usual quantum and classical descriptions. To facilitate discussion of this topic, a brief review of relevant areas of modern physics is included. Although mathematical logic is not directed in time, the causal description of the physical universe is classically performed in terms of temporal determinism, an initial-value problem in which subsequent states are determined
through the action of differential equations, thus avoiding the paradox of effects preceding their causes. Quantum mechanics has reduced this description to the status of a stochastic-causal theory, in which individual future states of a system are not predictable because the probability interpretation of the wave function prevents a complete knowledge of a single reduction of the wave packet.
The transactional interpretation of quantum mechanics provides a basis for examining the workings of stochastic causality in terms of time-symmetric advanced and retarded waves. Cosmic symmetry-breaking provides a contrasting description in which time-directed phenomena derive their explanation. Dual-time supercausality replaces the stochastic model with one in which two complementary causal processes, symmetrictime and directed-time are operating. The mode of interaction of these avoids temporal paradox in the timedirected description, and also explains why quantum mechanics provides an incomplete stochastic model. An important role for supercausal processes in the structural evolution of the universe is proposed, including the emergence of biosystems, biological evolution, and consciousness.

Another interesting article:
Georgiev, D. (2006). "Falsifications of Hameroff-Penrose Orch OR Model of Consciousness and Novel Avenues for Development of Quantum Mind Theory"
Abstract: In this paper we try to make a clear distinction between quantum mysticism and quantum mind theory. Quackery always accompanies science especially in controversial and still under development areas and since the quantum mind theory is a science youngster it must clearly demarcate itself from the great stuff of pseudo-science currently patronized by
the term "quantum mind". Quantum theory has attracted a big deal of attention and opened new avenues for building up a physical theory of mind because its principles and experimental foundations are as strange as the phenomenon of consciousness itself. Yet, the unwarranted recourse to paranormal phenomena as supporting the quantum mind theory plus the extremely bad biological mismodeling of brain physiology lead to great scepticism about the viability of the approach. We give as an example the Hameroff-Penrose Orch OR model with a list of twenty four problems not being repaired for a whole decade after the birth of the model in 1996.
In the exposition we have tried not only to pesent critique of the spotted flaws, but to provide novel possibilities towards creation of neuroscientific quantum model of mind that incorporates all the available data from the basic disciplines (biochemistry, cell physiology, etc.) up to the clinical observations (neurology, neurosurgery, molecular psychiatry, etc.). Thus in a concise fashion we outline what can be done scientifically to improve the Q-mind theory and start a research programme (in Lakatos sense) that is independent on the particular flaws in some of the existing Q-mind models.

(*) Belief System. RAW: "The world is controlled by belief systems - BS. Don't believe totally in anybody's BS. The second commandment is like unto the first: don't believe totally in your own BS. That's my message to the youth of the world."

Friday, January 26, 2007

New! New! New! Blog now also available with content!

This is a fragment I shamelessly ripped from "The Illuminati Papers" by Robert Anton Wilson. I find it quite inspiring (und, natürlich Ganz Geil)

A few of the Things I Know about Her
By Simon Moon

I know that She forever grows more lovable as I understand Her better; and that she forever grows more understandable as I love Her better.
I know that She is incarnate, a living presence, Anna Livia Plurabella, in every living creature of us, including the people I can't stand—which shows Her incredible humility, and Her fantastic sense of humor.
I know that She has time and time again ravished me entirely with Her beauty, so She is the supreme artist; and I know that She forever transcends my understanding, so She is the supreme intelligence; but She is more than beauty and intelligence.
I know that She inspired the Bard who sings to me, and that he is Her priest; and that I am only the local transmitter through which he broadcasts his eternal adoration for Her.
And I know that I adore Her, my Babalon! I adore Her, my dark-eyed Nu!

I know that it is the supreme glory of my life that She has manifested Herself to me, sometimes for hours on end, once even for two weeks; but She has manifested herself most truly in those brief moments when I have been annihilated entirely in Her.
I know that I can love Her best through one woman; but this is my nature, as a Capricorn, and there are other paths for other lovers of Her.
I know that, although she seems fickle and arbitrary at times, She is only so in my narrow egoistic view of things at the moment; and that I have understood Her, and loved Her, best in those moments when I accepted Her total perfection without question.
I know that She is my complement, my other Self; and that She is all the fiery intoxication that draws me out of my narrow self into eternal striving toward her perfection.
And I know that I adore Her, my Babalon! I adore Her, my lion-loined Nu!

I know that I only know a few things about Her now, but I am lucky beyond belief, for once I knew nothing about Her.
I know that She loves me with as fierce a passion as I love Her; but She is promiscuous and loves all Her lovers that way.
I know that She is in the stars and between them; and in every sentient mind.
I know that all Her lovers go mad, by the judgment of this world; but this is false, for it is the world that is mad, and deranged, and besotted in grief—because it does not know Her.
And I know that I adore Her, my Babalon! I adore Her, my mother Nu!

I know She is beyond metaphor, beyond speech, beyond thought; but She is radiantly sane and simple in Her heart.
I know that She is happiest of all, because She loves All; and She is wisest, because She is drunken in Her ecstasy of creation.
I know that She is in the dance, because She is dance; but She is in the movements of the stars and in the astronomer's equations, for She is the Mother, not the Daughter, of Order.
I know that She is feared and comes as the nightmare into the minds of those who are without love; but She is forever gracious to those who sing to Her, and repeat endlessly in their hearts:
I know that I adore Her, my Babalon! I adore Her, my soft-fleshed Nu!
I know that even though my heart may sing with the ecstasy of Her, and my brain whirl with the mystery of Her, one part of me will live in misery forever, until I am entirely lost in Her.
I know that even though my heart may sink with despair, and my brain stop with confusion, one part of me will be joyfully understanding forever, because I am not truly separate from Her.
I know that She is beyond intelligence, beyond emotion, beyond intuition; I know that She is drawing me beyond intelligence, beyond emotion, beyond intuition.
I know that I am enslaved and enraptured and destroyed by Her again and again and again until my words die in my throat and I can only moan as I try to repeat:
I adore Her, my Babalon! I adore Her, my hot-tongued Nu!

Collaboration Nation - spread the Vibes

It would seem there are efforts made all over the globe to generate synchronized Eristic vibes to send good old Bob off into the netherworld.
RAWRemembered - http://rawremembered.blogspot.com/ is trying to gather info on local events.

People who can make it to Santa Cruz will have a hell of a time, of course there's the official Meme-Orial, but also PantheaCon (pantheacon.org), a pagan convention in San Jose, with two Discordian rituals, two RAW memorials and a Discordian presentation.

Other places with confirmed events are Toronto and Vancouver.

Another update:
It has also been suggested to do something in London, as well as in Koblenz or Trier. (RAWRemembered blog)

Wednesday, January 24, 2007


So, you think you lost it? Haven't got a clue what I'm talking about?

Well, it's all about Robert Anton Wilson, who decided to die on us on January 11. Or the way it was announced on his blog:

RAW Essence
January 11, 2007
Robert Anton Wilson Defies Medical Experts and leaves his body @4:50 AM on binary date 01/11.
All Hail Eris!
On behalf of his children and those who cared for him, deepest love and gratitude for the tremendous support and lovingness bestowed upon us.
(that's it from Bob's bedside at his fnord by the sea)

Now there's this big party in Santa Cruz on February 18 for all his fans, followers and discordian weirdo's and misfits. Unfortunately, a 15-hour flight from Brussels (and proportional ticket pricing) is a bit excessive. That's why it would be, like, great fun, you know, to do a synchronized event somewhere in Europe.

The invitation (from rawilson.com):

February 18, 2007
Hail Eris! All Hail Bob!
Celebrate the life, work and continued multi-dimensionality of Robert Anton Wilson by joining us in a giant, jammin' Translation Celebration and 8th Circuit Soiree!
- Reconnect with old friends. Make new, like-minded friends. Share ideas. Exchange email addresses. (It's like the Internet, only in person.) .
- Be a part of Bob's Raucous Processionary Send-Off as his ashes sail out of the cove and rejoin his beloved's in the Pacific! .
- Watch continuous video clips of RAW from "Maybe Logic" documentary and from his numerous Trajectories videos.
- Expand your mind (and your tummy) with hors d'ourvres, soft drinks, and a cash bar.
- Expand your neighbors' minds by sharing remembrances and anecdotes at the open mic! (Brevity and levity are appreciated!) .
- Mingle, nosh, remember, appreciate, celebrate! .
- And above all, Keep the Lasagna Flying!
Where: The Cocoanut Grove, on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in Santa Cruz, CA:
http://www.cocoanutgrovesantacruz.com/ When: Sunday, February 18, 2007 Time: 1 - 6 PM Tickets: $23 each Limited number available! To purchase tickets, or for additional information: www.impermanentpress.com/pages2/raw-tix.html


Well, obviously, we should try to do this on the same day as the Meme-Orial, but it might get tricky to organize something in time. Other suggestions/ideas on date welcome...


I propose to do this somewhere in or near Brussels (yeah, I'm lazy, but it is quite centrally located and easy to reach by plane and train)

Comments on location welcome...

On the RAW Data blog someone also suggested hosting an event in Ingolstadt. Now that would really be totally über kick-ass! Not really realistic I'm afraid, but then again, it all depends on the reality tunnel you decide to live in, no?

There was also a possible event in London mentioned. That's in Europe, although some people might disagree on this (Discordian Catma #1: every expression is true in a sense, false in a sense, meaningless in a sense, true and meaningless in a sense, false and meaningless in a sense, true and false in a sense and true and false and meaningless in a sense). So maybe we can cooperate on this?