ROCKIN' THE MYSTERIES
Cutting Edge Science;
Bleeding Edge Art
Art is Magic; Magic is Art
Ionatopia 2008 http://ionatopia.50megs.com
Website Updates 2007
"Change Your Mind; Change Your Self"
SEEING THE WORLD IN
A WHOLE NEW LIGHT
EDGEWORKS: The transformative worldview that we are all in it together is the only foundation for mutually assured survival rather than the deadly alternative. EDGEHUNT means expressing something relevant we haven't seen in the mashup before so it can be addressed through sacred activism, personal and collective. Be an advocate for the future.
--Iona Miller, The Spy in the Triangle
"The creative action is always at the boundary or leading edge of any field."
Iona Miller, consultant and transdisciplinarian, is a nonfiction writer for both the academic and popular press, hypnotherapist (ACHE) and multimedia artist. Her work is an omnisensory fusion of sacred activism, intelligence, science-art, chaos theory, plenum physics, and emergent paradigm shift melding experiential psychotherapy, new physics, biophysics, philosophy, cosmology, healing, creativity, qabalah, magick, metaphysics, and society. Rather than having an interest in specific doctrines, she is interested in the EFFECTS of doctrines from religion, science, psychology, and the arts. Our beliefs are the moldable raw material of the psyche, manipulated by governments, media and culture. How do we become what we are and how is that process changing in the near future?
Performance artist and spywhisperer, Ms. Miller writes for the international academic and popular press and is published by Phanes Press, Destiny Books (Inner Traditions), Autonomedia, Nexus Magazine, Dream Network, PM&E, Journal of Nonlocality and Remote Mental Interactions (JNLRMI), Chaosophy Journal, OAK, DNA Monthly, Pop Occulture, Schiffer, Bolero, Science-Art Research Centre, and more. She serves on the Boards of Medigrace.org, and The Wisdom Center, nonprofit organizations. Recent contributions include print articles in Der Golem (Germany), Paranoia zine #44, #46 (USA), JNLRMI (Russia), Antibiothis (Portugal), The Art of Fetish (Miami), and Journal of Interdisciplinary Crossroads (India). Her artwork has shown in Miami, Phoenix, New York, and more. She has appeared in 21st Century Radio, Untamed Dimensions, Reality Portal, Digital Long Island, etc.
See annual CHAOSOPHY JOURNAL at homepage http://ionamiller.org and subject portal at http://chaosophy.50megs.com
“The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.” ~Francis Bacon http://virtualphysics.50megs.com
Your Zero Point
PHYSICS: Your Zero Point. Physics has broken our entropic chains with negentropic models of Zero Point Energy, the Plenum of subspace. Negentropy is the generative force of the universe. Syntropy is an even better name for it. We have a direct connection with creative Source; we are That. The basis of our technology is moving from a mechanistic to a negentropic paradigm. The most important thing happening today is a metamorphosis of human life: hyperchange, the cybernetic revolution, the biotech revolution.
SMART TECH: Business as usual is nonsustainable and cannot continue unchecked. We need a Plan B for human survival. Negentropy is arguably our greatest hope for a sustainable future rooted in HUMAN SURVIVAL TECHNOLOGIES, which doesn't mean that "technology will save us". It both creates and solves problems. Unique physics governs matter at the nanoscale. Soon "reality chips" will put themselves and us together and culture will be revolutionized. Bioart, tweeking genetics and physical structure, is the medium of the 21st century -- 3-dimensional designing and engineering of new bodies and environments. Probably more than a million people living today were conceived in petri dishes. Bioart is an aesthetic response to biotechnology (meta-biology). We are in a transhuman transition era we call the Information Age. Direct Brain Interface is coming soon. Quantum dots can already merge with nerves. Information is more fundamental than matter, controlling and patterning randomness; it makes matter matter.
CULTURE: We are heading toward an Age of Wonder, including synthetic or virtual worlds which will supercede the real world in many ways. Synthetic reality will compete for our attention. Supertrends shape the future: technological progress, economic growth, improving health, increasing mobility, environmental decline and global warming, and increasing culture shock. Physics has jumped its classical boundaries, making a quantum leap from the domain of matter/energy to the more fundamental scale of the vacuum potential underlying field phenomena. We now consider our fundamental nature not only through biochemistry but through our energy body, living our wave-nature as well as particle-nature. The biophysical role of underlying EM fields can be demonstrated in energy medicine, quantum mechanics and field theory. The energy body is our fundamental nature. Our consciousness has jumped out of our meatbody through technological extension; we've gone global. An analogous creative current informs ART that jumps the canvas into digital multimedia, including webart. HEALING has jumped the consulting room into nonlocality and virtuality as global distance becomes a less and less meaningful barrier.
FUTURESHOCK: The next technologies are those of the infinitely small: nanotech, photonics, smart technology, and cold fusion. Psionics will revolutionize culture with both new means of mind control and self-regulation: Electromagic, Yogatronics. Currently, we access computers manually, but soon we will have direct neural interface which will create a form of synethetic telepathy among those with the hook up. Eventually, our machines will share our organic substance and nature. DNA is a versatile component for nano devices and and structures. There are non-biological uses for DNA such as computing devices. DNA is an ideal molecule for building nano-structures that hold molecule-sized electronic devices or hosting crystalline molecules. We will move from silicon circuits toward organic biochips. We are already fusing with our technology as it moves into our bodies. We are becoming cyborgs as tech moves into our bodies for support, repair and enhancement. http://emergentmind.org
CULTURAL ENGINEERING: We will morph from Cyber-culture to PSI-ber Culture, with challenges humanity has never faced. We may not even be "humanity," but trans-human moving toward a post-human hybrid of high tech and tissue as communication and computing technologies amplify. We already have voluntary and synthetic telepathy. The advent of the cellular camera/phone means we are never alone, and always accountable, and surveilled on GPS. Now cellular is beginning to provide mindless entertainment on tiny TV with expanded content. In the global era, there is no more first-person singular. "They" are inside your head and potentially watching and conditioning your every move. http://mindcontrol.chaosmagic.com
SELF-REGULATION: Our lives are allegedly getting better, but often we feel worse. Chaos is palpable; stress the universal constant. The antidote to futuresock, groupthink, to political and media mind control is self-regulation. Madison Ave. developed semantic infiltration to manipulate our tastes, desires and fear through market research. We have to overcome our personal traps and organizational or cultural traps, to see the Big Picture. Only once we "spring the trap" can we use metaphors to free our minds. Creative physics leads to a new paradigm for human survival technology, beyond our wornout mechanistic worldview. New media creates the environments of the future, the cultural ground. The "doors of perception" between Reality and the Imaginal are sprung wide open. Immersive Virtualities will soon make "real fantasy" possible.
PARAPHYSICS: Next-generation technologies that make reading DNA fast, cheap and widely accessible are coming in less than a decade. Quantum wave genetics will soon after manipulate the root of our being with acoustic holography, a form of cymatics creating morphogenetic formative change with light and sound, holographic projection. Rooted in the quantum nature of Cosmos, we are Photonic Humans: Homo Lumen, holistically aware of and cultivating our energy and Light Bodies. Art is Magic and Magic is Art. At the creative edge of chaos, it is we ourselves who are living embodiments of negentropic flow, if we live from that connective Source, from that Essence. This is the true nature of Manifestation.
QUANTUM BONDAGE: According to quantum mechanics and consciousness studies, we are essentially "embodied, embedded, entangled and bound." Consciousness studies are concerned with the "hard problem" and "binding problem". How can we create an objective science with a purely subjective consciousness? How does a unified consciousness arise from from the distributed activity of quanta, neurons, brain and CNS? How do perceptions and pure awareness combine into unified experience? It sounds like Quantum Bondage! http://biophysics.50megs.com
SPIRITUALITY: Qabalah is the art of becoming more fully human. Kabbalah presents spiritual correlates for emanation and material bondage of light and the soul with a spiritual technology for reconnecting to Source: "one magical movement, from Kether to Malkuth". The word "religion" comes from "religio", meaning to bind back in a sort of recursive manner. What ties our spirit to our body? What binds our consciousness to the fabric of reality? The knower and the known are mutually entangled. The Tree of Life is a map of consciousness. http://zero-point.tripod.com
MEDITATION MEDICINE: In the age of anxiety, we can all benefit by implimenting self-care and self-regulation into our lives. Meditation is proven non-toxic method of creating profound relaxation and healing benefits. Toxic birth practices are robbing human evolution of the paranormal aspects of the birth and parenting process. I am not a childbirth expert, but I am a rebirth expert, and virtually everyone I've seen in my practice of experiential therapy immediately gravitates to trying to heal the wound of their conception, peri- and postnatal traumas. They run like a faultline through the character as an unhealing wound. If they can be minimized at the point of origin and healed by healthful resonance before they create a groove in the mind decade after decade, we might find the harm reduction resulting in lower numbers of autism, ADHD, bonding and attachment disorders. http://calmbirth.org
PSIENCE: Can we find radical empirical confirmation of Mystery? Perhaps not, but we can still seek integration, contemporize our metaphors and liberate knowledge from the branding of religions and corporations. The human genome is in private corporate ownership; our minds are massaged by corporate media propaganda. http://psiona.50megs.com/
CONSCIOUS EVOLUTION: Evil has been defined as misapplied force and form. Religions have been used to justify personal and cultural agendas, honoring some beliefs over others. What is the nature of evolving spirituality or meta-spirituality that might resolve this global issue? Conscious Evolution means becoming more fully human, participating in an integrative way with [higher] Self, others and world. We all participate in the evolution of consciousness, whether our transformations are conscious or unconscious. Conscious Evolution is the ethical, philosophical, intentional governance of human change and cultural engineering. We can each conduct ourselves compassionately with creative intent and spiritual responsibility for the health and unfolding of human progress and survival technology. The post-metaphysical desire is to contribute to the spiritual fulfillment of all people. The needs of the many resonate with the needs of the one. The revelation will not be televised, but it might come to youtube.
ART AS META-SYN: Art can be therapeutic, both in the process of creation and for the viewer who reacts from personal associations. Art bares the soul, and provides a container for unbridled self-expression. High synergy is a differentiating characteristic of the nonagressive and secure. Beyond synergy is negentropy, the flow of creative connection with Source. Symbolic art has both an emotional and cognitive content. Metaphysical art draws on the multicultural iconography, not only of the globe, but of the Beyond. At its best it embodies and reveal the indomitable human Spirit. Any therapist knows that the stories they hear from most of their clients fall into very few, quite typical tales. What we need are bigger stories to guide us in our complex world. We can enlarge our perspective from the individual to the global through “bigger stories”, such as those from our wisdom traditions. Mythopoesis means literally, "myth-making," the natural expression of the visionary wisdom inborn to the human species (Lash, et al). It is a creative act of story-telling or narration, by which human beings "track" their experience and orient themselves to the cosmos at large. Metahistory is a guiding narrative for human potential, rather than an interpretation of events. The cross-cultural metastory of the human species is an overarching view of past, present, and future. It opens a path toward participation in a story that leads beyond history, a mythos to guide the species.
SACRED ACTIVISM: Our true work remains to know ourselves and express that from the deepest levels outward in pratice and compassionate service.We can identify, analyze and neutralize adversarial energies with reclaimed courageous voices. If we see the Big Picture, we can link information to action, like 2020 Vision. We must draw the line at our hearts, bending back toward soul and spirit, becoming more fully human. Self-defeating and self-fulfilling prophecies can shape the future or prevent it from happening. We have to claim our future and humanity by developing and consolidating (physical, emotional, mental and spiritual) human survival technologies, by romancing the Philosopher's Stone. Sacred Activism is service in motion. If you have a value, stand up for it. Let's build better humans from the primordial field upwards. There is only one race, and it's the human race and we are losing it. For sustainability, we have to begin at the primal foundation of our Being, creating and allowing more compassionate human beings who recognize that the only sustainability possible for ourselves is to realize at the deepest level that WE ARE ALL IN IT TOGETHER. And any hallucination that creates separation, including prejudice and degradation, manifests loss of opportunities for us all to realize our spiritual genius. This has been the stumbling block for the race of mankind as a dynamic whole. We are indeed, ONE.
BE UNDER THE INFLUENCE
OF YOUR SELF.
Be your own Reality Pilot.
WALK IN LIGHT,
-Iona, the Dowloadable Human
The revelation may not be televised, but sooner or later it will appear on youtube.
"But for the practicing artist . . . works of art are not made from ideas or doctrines but, like ourselves, must come into existence by a process which is indifferent to the winds of doctrine. Yet if the artistic process must always be the same the conditions of art and the artist are always changing." (McLuhan, "Coleridge as Artist," in The Interior Landscape, 118-19).
"we are compelled by the quantity of available social and political facts to learn a new visual language for mastering the inner dynamics by the outer" (McLuhan, New Media as Political Forms 2-3).
IONA PHOTOS LINK:
IO ART Link:
Self-Test Your Self-Actualization
MAKE ART, NOT WAR
SERVE THE NEEDY, NOT THE GREEDY!
IONATOPIA Site Updates 2008
MIND BODY SPIRIT:
Science Without Boundaries
Art Without Frames
Healing Without Walls
Integration Without Tears
Culture Without Borders
FOOD FOR THOUGHT in the
"Guerrilla Information War"
1/1/06 - 1/1/07 - 1/1/08
IONA MILLER WEB PRESENCE
WHAT’S NEW: Updated May 2008
IONATOPIA 2006-2008 HOMEPAGE & LINKS MENU:
Comprehensive intro and updates for all writing and art.
Art Manifesto 2006-08 http://ionatopia.50megs.com
Iona Updates for 2008
SCIENCE-ARTIFICER GUILD Int’l
http://science-artificer.iwarp.com/ JOIN US: SAGI -- a Nonlocal Action Thinktank -- invites you to network, collaborate and collectively dream, design and build exemplars of Cultural. Let's create exemplars as new foundation memes to embody the future as an alternative to Apocalypse. Vision is rooted in the negentropic forces of life itself. Breakthroughs in lifestyle, political theory, health science, intelligence, macrohistory, women's studies, art history, economics, ethics, medical best practice, communications theory, and more. Today's research challenges require many minds to find viable solutions, new options for collective participatory wisdom. SAGI is one such option.
HISTORY OF DIGITAL ART 101
Chapter 1: Deep Background
The Digital Revolution and Media Ecology
(Marshall McLuhan’s Influence in DFA and Multimedia)
Chapter 2: CybeRevolution
Basic History of Digital Artforms and Cyber Culture
Chapter 3: Hypermedia, Multimedia
Chapter 4: Virtual Reality
Chapter 5: Cyberotica
Chapter 6: Hunting the Future
MLK MURDER 40th Anniversary
THE OSBORNE EFFECT new Article
Think you are tired of still being lied to? Imagine the pain and cognitive dissonance of those who thought themselves intelligence “insiders” during some of the biggest government crime mysteries in US history. There is a public and clandestine history.
NEW PRINT ARTICLE: HunterGatheress Journal
Alchemy SuperPortal 2008 at
Spiritual Alchemy, Alchemy 101, Universal Solvent,
Nigredo & Depression, Saint Germain, Modern Alchemist,
Psychogenesis Artshow, Conscious Alchemy
Sub Rosa, Spywhisperer, Age of Intell, Transformation Agent,
Rolling Stone, Wizards, Snake Eaters, Kennntell, ZeroPoint,
UberSpook, Parapsychology, Mind Control, Bioholography,
Skullduggery, Power Train, Paranoia
Io 2008 MENU - http://ionamillermenu.iwarp.com
"The Nigredo: Working Through Depression in Alchemy"
THE AGE OF INTELLIGENCE
Modern IO is not about the old messages of psychological operations (PSYOPS), but rather about empowering billions of people with both information tools and access to truthful information. It is about education, not manipulation. It is about sharing, not secrecy. It is about human understanding to create wealth and stabilize societies, not about the threat of violence and the delivery of precision munitions. IO substitutes information for violence -- more intelligent intelligence.
12/11/07 - PRESS RELEASE: Coinciding with the DVD release of the Bourne Ultimatum, we present the OSBORNE ULTIMATUM http://leutrellosborne.50megs.com/whats_new_8.htmlTHE OSBORNE ULTIMATUM:
Conspirituality: Heartful Intelligence & Sacred Activism
Interview with Retired CIA Case Officer,
Leutrell “Mike” Osborne, Sr.
By Iona Miller 12/2007
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." ~Martin Luther King Jr. OSBORNE ULTIMATUM: US intelligence needs to be revisioned and transformed. Covert Action needs to have tighter oversight and accountability. No nation-state currently polices transnational crime, which is a growing threat. Most intelligence now comes from Open Source, so an increase in HUMINT is the quickest route to improvement. The shadow of the Shadow Government, including domestic spying and assassinations, needs to be revealed to the American people and the world so we can finally heal. We must take responsibility for that shadow, including national and global discrimination and exploitation.
We have prospered at the expense of disenfranchised others for too long, and need a common survival strategy, at home and abroad. A truly humane and spiritual approach is what is required to heal the split between conspiracies and our human sense of the sacred. Perhaps the light cannot defeat the darkness, but surely we can hold the balance of power against the evil that men do. What we need is more intelligent intelligence.Public intelligence in the public interest is the way we restore the Constitution, save the Republic, and save the Earth and Humanity seven generations into the future.
DREAMHEALING: Chaos & Consciousnesshttp://dreamhealing.iwarp.com
Paradigm shift has come to the healing professions for both the body and mind. We are learning the roles of subtle forces in energy medicine and the formations of our bodies and modulations of the mind. Dreamhealing is a way of decomposing the old primal self image in chaos, tapping our source code, and rebooting our system from the ground of consciousness.
The guide's global perspective resonates with, entrains, and opens the participant to letting go of outworn patterns and rigidities. The old patterns break up as flow is restored. Resting in the void allows for instantaneous repatterning by the whole. Unfolding of the process leads to integration, entrainment of systems in the service of evolution, adaptation.
1. ARTSHOW: DIGITAL LONG ISLAND, New Media Festival Nov 9 - Jan 11, 08 Invitational (click Preview).
Digital Long Island: An International New Media Festival: works by national and international digital artists (digital paintings, computer based illustration, digitally manipulated photography, digital video art, digital collages and films). Digital Long Island (DLI) was created to harness the talents and resources of the Long Island art community toward an bi-annual art event that would attract visitors to savor the wide variety of art and entertainment experiences that are unique to Long Island. Exhibiting the works of artists and creative thinkers whose thought provoking works extend the continuum of art into the new millennium, the DLI project highlights the collaborative efforts of multiple arts organizations toward a common goal.
Digital Long Island
An International New Media Festival
Saturday, November 10, 2007
National Exhibition and Reception
Mills Pond House, St. James
International Invitational Exhibition and Reception
7 p.m.-10 p.m.
Port Jefferson Village Center
What is Digital Long Island?:
The first Long Island exhibition of world-class national and international digital artists featuring digital paintings, computer based illustration, digitally manipulated photography, digital video art, digital collages and films.
Digital Long Island will take place in several locations, the historic Mills Pond House in St. James for the national juried show and the international invitational show will be take place in the Village Center located on the water in downtown Port Jefferson; both are perfect venues for this exhibition. Additionally, The Art League of Long Island in Dix Hills will host a public show with reception for all the student entries on Thursday, November 8th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. A digital media film festival will also take place on November 8th, see www.stacarts.org/digital or details.
2. Calm Birth Teacher Training Nov 16-18, NYC Meditation in medicine and an energetic model of women's bodies.http://calmbirth.org
1. Adam Gorightly's Untamed Dimensions,
RADIO: Join Spywhisperer Iona Miller and Deputy Director Charles Stone onhttp://www.blogtalkradio.com/gorightly
Mankind Research Unlimited
2. Print Article: Paranoia - drops Dec 07.
"Tom Bearden 0.0: Wizard of Zero-Point"
YOU are a Time Machine. The universe will consume you as the fruit of the Tree of Life. It eats time. Time is a duration of consciousness; nothing more, nothing less. In the end (the Big RIP), it all boils down to Nothing. You just don't matter. ~io
THE KEYS TO ST. GERMAIN & his TRIANGLE BOOK
SECRETS OF ALCHEMY AND LONGEVITY REVEALED
THE KEYS signify the power and act of opening the way to the soul's progress in both the higher and lower nature. The Treasure is found therein. There are many keys to St. Germain that unlock different aspects of his woldview and secrets. The keys take us beyond the readily available legends of St. Germain's public life, and reveal the motivators of his secret life and soul goals. The keys reveal his secret lineage, education, health regime, and source of his sustaining energy and beliefs linking his line back to the dawn of history. His philosophy prioritized light, life, love and liberty in an era when isolated adepts began to study and practice together in brotherhood. St. Germain was their pathfinder. There are no Greater or Lesser keys to St. Germain, but it takes all of them together to unlock his Mystery -- magical revolution.
http://baconisshakespeare.50megs.com/Was Sir Francis Bacon a concealed Tudor Prince? Did he pen Shakespeare? Many experts say it is so. A stealthy undercurrent of denial, deception, disguise, betrayal, spy networks, magic and secret societies ran through Bacon’s life, shaping him as he shaped his world with intelligence.
JUNE 2007MIND CONTROL FOR DUMMIES – book http://mindcontrolfordummies.50megs.com
Everything you always wanted to know and were afraid to ask.
“Untamed Dimensions” Radiohttp://gorightly.wordpress.com/
On June 28th at 3PM PST, Adam Gorightly welcomes Performance Artist <> Iona Miller to the Untamed Dimensions airwaves. Tune in at www.blogtalkradio.com/Gorightly
Is it Crowleyanity or Truth? In the world of Aleister Crowley, it is impossible to say definitively. In OCCULT ESPionage follows the meandering path of Crowley's magickal journey into the shadowlands of psychic warfare, occult spies and occult power visions. The daisey chain connects the worlds of irregular freemasonry to the political machinations of both Hitler and the Bush family.
Psychotronics is the science of mind-body-environment relationships, an interdisciplinary science concerned with the interactions of matter, energy, and consciousness. Mind control in espionage, psychedelics, cold war culture, today.
"From Tavistock to Woodstock"Mind Control Countermeasures"
Art Manifesto 2007:and for Paranoia - drops in Dec 07.
"Intelligence as Performance Art"
"Tom Bearden 0.0: Wizard of Zero-Point"
PARAGON SECURITY AGENCY:THE OSBORNE SUPREMACY: Intelligence Profile
My Own Private CIA
Coming: HARNESSING REALITY or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the CIA
GLOBAL WARMING 2012
New Site: SNOWBALL'S CHANCE IN HELL
New Site: ELECTRONIC VOICE PHENOMENA
21st century EVP and ITC 101 with Frank Sumptions and KT
IN PRINTNew Site: BEYOND MK ULTRA
PARANOIA MAGAZINE: ISSUE 44
Cover Art and Article: "Blinded by the DMT Light"
Inside Mankind Research Unlimited - Spook Central
NEW WEBSITE: VIRTUAL PHYSICS 2007
"Fierce Luminosity" - Zero Point Awareness
12/06Deep Cover/Deep Physics
Conversations with Tom Bearden:
Virtual Visualizations for Living Hyperdimensional Reality"
IONA BRAINSTORM 2007 Homepage New Feature Article: 10,000 words
1. DEEP FIELD, HIGH MOUNTAIN, DARK CAVE
Grounding Systems, Meta-Syn, & Rebirth Feature Article:
2. SOMA PINOLINE: BLINDED BY THE LIGHT
Prophets, Procreation & Parallel Worlds
and at http://popocculture.com
Pop Occulture feature
ACTIVISM: Updates on Aborigine racist murders by police in Queensland, Australia. News and new photos. Tell the world.
Alt.Cinema: view at http://www.realityportal.infoPsy/Trance mp3 dowloads:
REALITY PORTAL: The Peace Project; Freedom Fighters film will be screened again in AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
Documentary by Kevin Zaar about state terrorism, conspiracies, drugs, parties, trance / techno / rave movement and secret police. Jack Herrer, Mike Ruppert, Albert Hoffman, Regina Lund, Nina Hagen, Dalai Lama, Sirius Dog, Scott Ritter, Iona Miller, and many more.
Coming Soon: Print article on "The Demiurgic Field" for Journal of Interdisciplinary Crossroads (India), and two print articles in Spring for Paranoia Magazine (USA) on Mankind Research Unlimited and Pineal DMT. Also, OpEd piece on Intent vs. Belief in next issue of Journal of Nonlocality & Remote Mental Interaction. And, Epilogue on "Cyberotica in Technoshamanism" in Gartel's THE ART OF FETISH (2007).
Also CHAOSOPHY 2007: Mainstreaming Meditation in Medicine http://chaosophy.50megs.com/whats_new_1.html and "Active Practical Wisdom: Molding the World Around You" http://chaosophy.50megs.com/whats_new_2.html
CALM BIRTH/CALM MOTHER/CALM HEALING
"VR MAGICK" IN DER GOLEM MAGAZINE (Germany)
Speculation on Practice in the Electronic Astral Plane.
Speculation on Practice in the Electronic Astral Plane.
DER GOLEM is published twice a year, on Beltane and Samhain,
and covers a wide range of metaphysical, occult, and
magical topics. A significant number of articles are
translations of English essays already published, and
many authors are occultists of considerable reputation
in the occult scene. In the comparatively short time
since its inception (Beltane of 2000), it has managed
to accumulate a dedicated readership. Drops Halloween.
POP OCCULTURE zine is running 2 of my articles at http://www.popocculture.com
New Art Suite: DARK ANGELS SEEK THE LIGHT
Artshow: ART AS META-SYN 8-4-06
NEWEST SITE: August, 2006 NEUROTHEOLOGY
NEUROTHEOLOGY, also known as biotheology, is the study of the neural basis of spirituality. Neurotheology deals with the neurological and evolutionary basis for subjective experiences traditionally categorized as spiritual. Aldous Huxley introduced the term neurotheology in his utopian novel Island. The term is also sometimes used in a less scientific context or a philosophical context. Keywords include 'deity', 'neurophysiological bases', self-transcendence, 'spirituality' and 'mysticism'.
NEW SITE: July, 2006 CONSCIOUS ALCHEMY
CONSCIOUS ALCHEMY is the art of modulating your own psychophysical chemistry for increased quality of life. We need to learn the art of living well, instead of living better. Through CONSCIOUS ALCHEMY you can retrieve the psychophysical biochemistry of your balanced and peak performance states. You can apply this to pain management as well as emotional issues or boosting your potential. By recalling vital times, you essentially regress your body chemistry to a more youthful you, and minimize the toxic chemistry of stress. This allows both body and mind to relax and recalibrate homeostasis. You can also draw on the support and encouragement of your evolving future self through imagination. Just as one incident can create trauma, one healing moment can change that instantly.
6/06 NEW SITE: June, 2006
TEMPLE OF LIVING LIGHT – QBL 2006
Re-Vision Qabala. We need a contemporary qabala for today, a 21st Century qabala, suitable for our "ground", our electronic environment. There is no advantage in our remaining locked up in any cultural cycle, exchanging hoary grimoires and number matrices and counting synchronicities, as if in a trance or a dream. If you go obsessively looking for something in the matrix, you are sure to find it. Discover the means of living simultaneously in all cultural modes while quite conscious. All spiritual worldviews, including science, are narratives or interpretations of the nature of reality and our nature. We can make our practice and service contemporary by drawing on each era and drawing them forward into the future.5/06
NEW SITE: May, 2006 MY ZERO POINT: Find Your Own Zero Point DISCOVER THE WHOLE IN YOUR SOUL. All of Nature and our own nature arises from the omnipresent centerpoint of Zero-Point Energy or vacuum fluctuation, beyond energy/matter. Our whole body flickers in and out of existence at an astounding rate, and each of those quantum recreations is an opportunity to transform utterly. http://myzeropoint.50megs.com/
NEW ANIMATION: Blue Elf Magick, animated by Bob Judd of Subcutaneous.
NEW SITE: April, 2006 HARMONIC CONTINUUM EMBODIMENT PRACTICES and PARTICIPATORY WISDOM: Somatic-Spiritual Tech for the Reality Shift. A group of spirit-based somatic educators, action-research scientists, scholars and performing artists have formed a unique alliance with an evolutionary agent, Steve Bhaerman, aka Swami Beyondananda, political scientist and comedian, Lorin Kiely, Physicist Mark Comings, Stas Rotkowski, Julie Henderson, etc. We came together Easter weekend, April 14-16, 2006 to originate a new synthesis which will be the foundation for a fully dynamic participatory educational process for self-regulation. http://harmoniccontinuum.50megs.com
COMMUNITY ACTION April 2006
Grants Pass Metaphysical Library and Salon
The community-based GPML is a regional membership lending library, music and art space, study center and event center in Grants Pass, Southern Oregon. Let me know if you want to speak in our venue. http://gpml.50megs.com
NEW JNLRMI April 2006:
Our April 2006 issue of the biophysics Journal of Nonlocality and Remote Mental Interactions. Genetic Regulatory Architectures, Bioelectromagnetics and Conscious Intent: A survey of current experimental evidence and new genetic control paradigms. Available online http://www.emergentmind.org/jnlrmiiv1.htm
NEW WEBSITE: KNOW BROW ART
http://knowbrowart.50megs.com Neither High-brow nor Low-Brow, the Electronic Arts are "KNOW-Brow Art" born of our fusion with technology. In the middle of the forehead, neither high nor low is the Third Eye of inner or visionary sight. Electronic arts, by their very nature, require a great deal of technical knowledge to interface with computer-assisted media. Know Brow art respects and draws from both classical art and that of the underground or street. Digital Media include still frames, Flash, and desktop digital movies, often incorporated with other media, installation, and performance.
NEW WEBSITE: MIND CONTROL
This site was hacked off the net the first week of 6/06 at its 50megs locale. So, I brought it back at http://mindcontrol.chaosmagic.com Do It Yourself Mind Control. Self-care and Self-regulation is the antidote to corporate and sociopolitical mind control. Do it yourself, or somebody else will. Rototill your belief system; don’t be a sheeple, people. Paramedia Ecology; Paradigm Shift; Freestyling
CANCELLED: MAY 2006; Memorial Day Weekend
ASSACON, May ’06 http://www.assacon.com
San Francisco, California; Memorial Day Weekend
Workshop Title: Altered States of Sex, Love, Intelligence
Co-facilitators: Sobey Wing, Vancouver B.C. and Iona Miller, So. Oregon
The mixing of the psychedelic experience and the world of relationships can be a road to enlightenment or suffering. Love itself being considered a drug gives rise to possibilities of harm reduction approaches to the way we share energies. Neo-tribalist, Sobey Wing and Cybersybil, Iona Miller provide an inter-generational bridge in a culture lab investigating the potentialities of dyad voyages from preparation to post-integration of the entheogenic experience. Use of aphrodisiacs will also be touched upon. Looking at questions that hinder our intimacies and create armoring of the heart, we will seek ways to empower the resource states in ourselves. Applications draw on tools that including free writing, discussions and breakout groups, movement and self hypnosis as we explore ways to re-pattern mind states to anchor more sacredness in our love and sexuality. Also see more at http://digitaluniverse.50megs.com/custom2.html
NEW WEBSITE: DIGITAL UNIVERSE
http://digitaluniverse.50megs.com Albert Hoffman 100th birthday party, Basel; Io digital media art
Media Ecology; Video Guru Nam June Paik’s Wake, NYC, more.
NEW WEBSITE: PSIONA (PSIONICS) Iona’s parapsychology/paraphysics history, writings, mentors, and collaborations, 1970s - 2006. PSIber Kult, Emergent Mind, Nexus, PsiOps, John Curtis Gowan, Stan Krippner, Heartstrings Nonlocal Healing, Asklepia Dreamhealing, Mankind Research Unlimited, Beyond MK Ultra, OAK, Inc., Nexus, more. 21st C. Psi Research, Holographic Concept, Co-consciousness, Quantum Bioholography, Multiverse, Chaosophy, Nonlocal Healing, etc. http://psiona.50megs.com
NEW ANIMATION OF IO ART
http://www.sign69.com/medialounge/space721.html “Blue Elf Magick”: Hyperdelic animation of digital fine art and pix from Albert Hoffman 100th B-day party, Basel, Switzerland. Io collabo with electronic artist Philip Wood, France.
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NEW WEBSITE: THE PHOTONIC HUMAN (PARAPHYSICS) From the Heart of Darkness springs the Light, and we are That. Virtual Photon Fluctuation is the Source of the photons that form and sustain our Being. We are truly Light Beings: Homo Lumen. We literally inhabit and embody a Temple of Living Light, which is interconnected with the deepest level of Cosmos. We are shiny Diamonds of Rainbow Light. We are made in the Images of that Brilliance. Shine On!
In the Effulgence of its Brilliance.
NEW WEBSITE: KABBALAH LUMINATA (SCIENCE-ART) As a digital artist I paint with LIGHT; as a Qabalist I practice in the Temple of Living Light. Recently discontent with static and Flash imagery alone, I have begun venturing into the world of filmmaking. Come see some of the art frames I have prepared for animation at my new Kabbalah Luminata Portal at http://kabbalahluminata.50megs.com
PUBLISHING Iona’s painting
THE DIAMOND BODY,
plus commentary in Science-Art art book;
see http://www.science-art.com.au/ and http://science-art-usa.50megs.com
THE TRUE MEANING OF
THE DAVINCI CODE
By Robert Pope;
ISBN 0-9577784-7-3 (155 pgs)
Science-Art Research Centre of Australia, Inc., 2005
By adhering to a mechanistic worldview, Western civilization is on a path to extinction, says Science-Art philosopher Robert Pope. The ancient knowledge passed on by the Greeks upheld a survival science, a “Savior science” that was misinterpreted by Leonardo Da Vinci but was privately understood by Isaac Newton. In response to Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code, Pope hopes to set the record straight by returning to the atomistic philosophy of the ancient Greek scholars such as Plato and Philo. Plato’s worldview is much more akin to a holographic reality, Pope argues. The “true meaning of the code”, he suggests, relates to atomic movement creating evolutionary wisdom, and he points out some classic examples of Renaissance art that communicate this truth.
ART WRITING Jungian Psychology Cut-Up ESSAY on artist
GENESIS P-ORRIDGE: PandroGENy: A Love Story of Gender Reunion
~The Yab-Yummy Way of Imagination.
“The artist is not a person endowed with free will who seeks his own ends, but one who allows art to realize its purposes through him. As a human being he may have moods and a will and personal aims, but as an artist he is 'man' in a higher sense - he is 'collective man,' a vehicle and molder of the unconscious psychic life of mankind.” (Carl Jung, Psychology and Literature, 1930)
PORTRAIT Animated portrait of Iona by international electronic artist in Paris,
BEYOND MK ULTRA, co-authored with Charles Stone, Chief Deputy to Dr. Carl Schleicher in Mankind Research Foundation. After his military career in psiops, Schleicher opened Mankind Research Unlimited, a parapsychology and alt.healing SRI or IONS type thinktank. In the 1980s, he was exposed as the creator of the deployable human cyborg or Manchurian Candidate, and is the likely model of the X-Files “Cigarette Man”. See “Getting Blood from a Stone”
THE LUX ARTILLERY: Iona’s interview in Zora Von Burden’s book of exceptional underground women.
NEW 6/2005: BIOPHYSICS Portal
THE WHOLE IN YOUR SOUL:
Finding Your Zero-Point in
the Boundless Realm.
Welcome To My Home Page,
THE IONASPHERE 2000
and my subject Portals,
IONATOPIA PORTALS 2008
I now have three main Homepages with menus, because I've had to move on as each filled to capacity. The original is
2000-2007 is here
IONATOPIA 2007: ionatopia.50megs.com
2008 is here
www.emergentmind.org JNLRMI Associate Editor
My portals each contain one main subject and are compilations of my writing on those topics.
THE MODERN ALCHEMIST
MAGICAL PERFUME BOOK
My Zero Point
Beyond MK Ultra - MRU
Electronic Voice Phenomena
Mind Control for Dummies
Bacon is Shakespeare
Triangle Book of St. Germain
The Modern Alchemist Book
Temple of Living Light
Magical Perfume Book
Spiritual Alchemy SuperPortal
We all know that art is not the truth, art is a lie that makes us realize the truth. ~Picasso
IONATOPIA 2007: ionatopia.50megs.com
IONASPHERE 2000: ionamiller.org
Know Brow Art
Science-Artificers Guild, Int'l
Iona Miller Art
Mind Control for Dummies
Beyond MK Ultra - MRU
Google "Ionatopia" for all Iona's Web Portals.All works newer than 2000 have their own portals by subject matter, even though they are introduced at The Ionasphere. They have hotlinks to my other sites and mirrors of my work on related topics.
Visit my original Homepage,
THE IONASPHERE 2000 at
The Modern Alchemist book
Magical Perfume book
Modern Alchemist book
Io Art 2006 Updates & Photo Links
The Lux Artillery book
Csikszentmihalyi's message, FINDING FLOW, encompasses an inspiring and challenging truth: that "it is how we choose what we do, and how we approach it, that will determine whether the sum of our days adds up to a formless blur, or to something resembling a work of art."
"Where was the human potential lost? How was it crippled? A
good question might be not why do people create, but why do
people not create?" (Abraham Maslow, 1908-1970)
Esoterica: Peak experiences are profound moments of love,
understanding, happiness or rapture, when a person feels more
whole, alive, self-sufficient and yet a part of the world--more
aware of truth, justice, harmony and goodness. Maslow found
self-actualizing people have many such peak experiences. Acts
of art can be structured so an individual sets himself up for a
series of them. He feels good, becomes habituated and demands
their repetition. Maslow was not a snob about his conclusions.
"A first-rate soup," he said, "is more creative than a
"All of nature in its awful vastness and incomprehensible complexity is in the end interrelated - worlds within worlds within worlds: the seen and the unseen - the physical and the immaterial are all connected - each exerting influence on the next - bound, as it were, by chains of analogy - magnetic chains. Every decision, every action mirrors, ripples, reflects and echoes throughout the whole of creation. The world is indeed bound with secret knots." - Valentine Worth from Athanasius Kircher's Magneticum Naturae Regnum, 1667
"If we have modernized chemistry into quantum chemistry, if there is already quantum biochemistry, if we have modernized Newtonian mechanics into quantum and wave mechanics, modernization of biology is bound to suggest itself, and precisely with regard to the most intriguing point of the connection between the chemical and the electrical processes. And both of these are incontrovertibly certain." -Rev. Prof. Dr. Wlodzimierz Sedlak, Literatura, No. 2, 1978.
"It is useful to know that the members of the young tribal horde are not the victims of a conspiracy nor are they prompted by any theories…their organs of perception have been altered by the electronic environment" (1). -McLuhan, "Tribal warfare in the 1970's" – manuscript.
"In a sense, artists are creators of counter-environments. They provide society with analogical models which enable them to escape from their unconscious immersion in their environment. So also with critics. They are the last frontiersmen." - Eugene McNamara, Editor's Introduction to The Interior Landscape: The Literary Criticism of Marshall McLuhan 1943-1962,p.182
"While in the process of executing an idea, creativity happens not with one brilliant flash but in a chain reaction of many tiny sparks." -R. Keith Sawyer
VIRTUAL QABALAH DVDAn Initiatory Journey from Fool to Mastership
by Iona Miller and Merlyn Morgan
BASIC IDEA: Qabalah Meets “What the Bleep” Running Time: 1 hour
Imagine the elegant philosophy and symbolism of the Tarot and Hermetic Qabalah meets the paradigm shift of “What the Bleep”. This is the Qabalistic “What the Bleep”. The protagonist is the Hero/ine in the classic spiritual journey, filled with allies and obstacles, ordeals, insightts, and self-transformation into an expanded sense of what it means to be fully human: Homo Lumen.
Qabalah is the ART of being fully human. It is a tecnology for the embodiment of spirituality. The paths of the Tree of Life exemplify templates for all ways of being and becoming. VIRTUAL QABALAH is a first of its kind animated multimedia guided tour of the initiatory mindscapes of Tarot and Qabalah. Much like science, deep mysticism goes beyond beliefs to present direct experience. The whole system incorporates not only the brain and body, but most importantly the outside world too. This view is esentially circular and dynamic, not linear and fixed. Consciousness is access to a sensorium and/or informational input. We are modified by both incoming and self-generated sensory data...a cosmic feedback device.
FUTURE HERITAGE: The Qabalistic worldview is a dynamic system, a Whole which differentates itself into parts which then integate back into resonant wholes. The Tree is a general pattern of activity in an endlessly flowing substrate. It's a process, not a thing. Using visionary art and pathworking symbolism, the viewer witnesses the Qabalistic Creation story: emanation of the Spheres of the Tree of Life. Next, through a series of multisensory guided visualizations, he or she finds personal meaning by ldquo;climbing” the Tree, in an exaltation of soul and spirit.
HIGH TECH HYPNOSIS: Using congruent yet amorphous imagery at some points provides generic metaphors of transformation as templates or blank canvas for the subjective projections of each viewer, allowing them to identify with the generic aspirant in a personalistic, yet undefined, way. Ultimately, it is our sense organs which help us interpret the world and our experience through our perceptions. They help us make a distinction between what is "real" and "unreal." The emotional part of the brain, (the right, spatial lobe), cannot analytically distinguish a symbol from a symbolic representation.
CONNECTING TO SOURCE: In imagination or virtual reality it becomes a moot point. Fantasy, in fact, animates both our inner and outer worlds, and creates meaning. The on-going imaginative process of the psyche is the ground of being. Jung spoke of the psychoid aspect of psyche as the vast non-human action of the universal forces. Aesthetic flow and harmony appeals to the emotional brain, while systematic orderliness appeals to the cognitive nature, creating holistic congruence in the viewing experience.
PSYCHOTRONICS: This video DOES things to you: it resonates with and awakens deep layers of the psyche, “rototills” your subconscious mind in an organic way, planting the seeds of transformation, Cosmosis. Self-Regulation is the antidote to Corporate and Political Mind Control.
"...the visionary and the mystic and the artist do not conform. They touch the next realm and return to inform. Creative energy whispers 'edge' energy, the next collective movement and direction. ... We will honor the one who listened. We recognize and salivate before the truth. Our own lives jump out at us from the canvas ... the curve of a pot opens a door in our heart. ..." -Tama J. Kieves, This Time I Dance
Joseph Campbell's art comment "The object becomes aesthetically significant when it becomes metaphysically significant," misses the point that in the Information Age, the primal Ground is as or more important than the figure, and both are irreducibly metaphysical in their very essence, a virtuality. AESTHETIC ARREST is found in the unimaginable grandeur of ZERO-POINT virtual photon fluctuation creating the continuous illusion of manifestation of Nature and Man with a negentropic basis: the void/plenum in continuous emergent manifestation as Light: Everything Everywhere Eternally. -Iona
MAKE ART, NOT WAR
"Cutting Edge Science;
Bleeding Edge Art"
We are imaginal beings; we view the world through our rich fantasy lives. The intrapersonal process of art and the products of art have different cultural meanings. However, the primary purpose of art as a culture is to externalize and concretize that ephemeral ever-morphing field of the image-scape. We merge subjective and objective through affective, aesthetic experience. Our cultivation of the soul restores the human dimension to experience, destigmatizing imagination as merely fantasy, illusion, dream, or delusory perception.
The untrained mind is a distorting lens, structured by beliefs, myths, and philosophies, even those of so-called rational science. This is so because the mind is in the Imagination, the Anima Mundi, rather than the reverse. We can’t think without images. Multisensory images constantly condition our meaningful perception of the world, inner and outer. They organize our beliefs, thoughts, feelings, and behavior, our responses.
Our images condition our perception and perspective, the way we see. As artists, it isn’t what we see and depict, but how we see it. Traditional art promotes conformity. Interesting art, as distinct from what we could call “sofa art”, has something to say, a unique perspective or point of view that speaks to the observer or participant.
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I consider myself a SCIENCE-ARTIST:
I write about quantum theories of consciousness, but when we make a personal quantum leap the language of science fails, and we must use the contextual language of mysticism, or the graphic depictions of art. Often I am trying to embody and convey the visionary experience of my inner world through symbolic, impressionistic or abstract renderings that resemble my inner vision as much as possible.
This interface is the locus of the jump from the linear to the nonlinear, from the ego to psyche (spirit and soul), and from "knowing about" to "knowing by virtue of identity with" reality.
WE ARE THAT. Art is the objective embodiment of the subjective imaginal reality in which we are all immersed.
Inspiration should be a verb, not a noun; it is a complex dynamic, a force of Nature and our nature. When someone asks me what “inspires” me and my artwork, I can’t imagine naming any one thing, or list of “things”. It’s like asking my favorite color. I can’t help but answer, ALL, “all of the Above and Below”.
What doesn’t inspire the artistic eye that doesn’t merely “look at”, but “sees through” to the imaginal depth of any given perception or experience? Rather than the impressionistic senses informing the soul, the soul informs the multisensory experience of being. Inspiration means life, the opposite of death. It implies purpose, direction, meaning, ecstasy, creativity.
Any moment can be as inspirational as the next. Inspiration can come from an internal movement or sensation, a love affair with color and form, the awe of an incandescent moment, even the pain of a soul on fire struggling to express itself or the zeitgeist of the times. All ways of looking at reality are imaginative. When we see soul as the background of all phenomena, we become aware of the animating principle.
The soul in depth psychology is an empirical manifestation of imagination, fantasy, and creativity which is always in the process of becoming--images forming, and dissolving, and forming anew. Imagination is the essence of the life forces, both physical and psychic. It is the hidden ground behind symbol, archetype, metaphor, image. These fantasies always permeate our beliefs, ideas, emotions, and physical nature.
Our imagination is not something possessed by our minds, but the fundamental conscious/unconscious field of our psyche, our soul. The imaginal field is not derivative, but the very ground of our existence, conditioning all of our experience. Our psychophysical self embodies our unconscious. It is where the personal encounters the transpersonal and finds “I AM That”. Imagination is the primary irreducible activity of the soul.
The image-making psyche or soul is the primary creative capacity, not only in art. Yet, perhaps, this is what is meant when it is said an artist has ‘soul,’ the capacity to draw on the inspirational mythopoetic taproot to Source, the creative field. Imagination is the basis of soul. In fact, to live the artistic life is to live immersed consciously in that aesthetically-nuanced Reality, to find it virtually inescapable.
FINDING YOUR ZERO-POINT
THE BIG PICTURE: Purpose, Values, Beliefs, Strategies, Decisions, Action.
All of Nature and our own nature arises from the omnipresent centerpoint of Zero-Point Energy or vacuum fluctuation, beyond energy/matter. Our whole body flickers in and out of existence at an astounding rate, and each of those quantum recreations is an opportunity to transform utterly. First we have to let go of the old outmoded self like a snake sheds a skin that is too constricting. Re-creation emerges spontaneously in a new form as transformation and healing.
Emergent healing is the result of self-organizing criticality, inevitability of global change, restored organismic integrity. Our own personal Zero-Point is our core self which connects us directly with our subspace Source. When we stray too far from our own core beliefs, self-image and self-expression, we feel like we aren't ourselves. Once we reconnect with that core we feel that all is in alignment, including our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual domains. We feel like ourselves, in our own rhythm, and aligned with Cosmos. This is the authentic life.
Change happens at the creative edge of order and chaos, the Known and the Unknown. Where are the boundaries of conscious experience and self, and why do these boundaries exist? What is beyond this mystic veil? How do boundaries, roles and pathology develop in interaction with parents, caregivers and others? In what ways are they conditioned by prevailing systems of belief, philosophy, sociocultural history, and environment?
Chaos Theory shows the more complex a system, the more stable and self-correcting it is. A dynamic system in the critical state produces chain reactions of all sizes and durations. Bifurcations are catastrophic state-changes that occur when the critical state is reached.
How is adult experience and sense of self altered by physical, psychological, social or spiritual development and challenge or crisis? How does subjective experience relate to intersubjectivity? How do changes in conscious experience affect one's sense of self, for example through meditation, mysticism, or in pathological states?
When Staying Safe means Staying Stuck your solution IS the problem, it is time for change. We create an internal map of reality so we can feel safe in our family and environment as children, but it is the viewpoint of a child which becomes outmoded or obsolete. Beliefs can come from the inside or outside. We filter sensory input and focus on certain details and delete others, uconsciously, missing the big picture that can challenge and foster our growth.
What is, IS as much as we may try to spin-doctor, edit or deny it. The old self must "die" for the new self to emerge from the pain and fear. We can focus on this natural filtering process and decide how to focus and what to delete to serve ourselves best. Make and apply the details to the Big Picture by chunking information (hierarchies of detail) consciously in your complex internal map of reality to make what you want.
BEGIN WITH YOUR BELIEFS
Values control and organize our beliefs associated with those values. They tell us what's important and help us create operational rules for our lives. Some are empowering and some are disempowering. Values determine what we spend our time on by creating what's important to motivating us to spend time on certain things.
How we evaluate that can lead to conflicting values. They arouse emotion. When you are totally motivated what feelings do you have? Notice how important it is and find its value. If something isn't on your list of values, you won't be motivated. If there is conflict, sometimes you do one thing while other times you do something totally opposite. You spend more time on the most important values whether they contribute or stand in your way of taking action.
Value hierarchies are created in youth (uncritical, unfiltered imprinting up to age 7; modelling and hero worship at ages 7-14; chosen socialization from society at large, 14-21) but the conflicts can be resolved by focusing on their order of importance. Safety is the biggest criteria for value choices. Parents, peers, media, church, local culture effect us. So do historical events and cultural differences.
The part of you that creates a sense of safety also resists positive change, consciously and unconsciously. Part of us wants to remain the same despite our conscious desires. There is a price to pay for changes because it involves moving through the fear and pain to create the results we want.
The main distinctions in hemispheric processing are between thinking and feeling; intellect and intuition; objective analysis and subjective insight. The two modes of conscious can each be the leader or the follower. They may also conflict, one half trying to do what the other knows it can do "better." Each has its own way of keeping knowledge from the other hemisphere, and this is especially true when it comes to memories and patterns locked in from trauma and abuse.
VIEW IT AND DO IT
Our way of storing, categorizing, and retrieving information can be changed. Outgrown maps disrupt the creative process through which we realize our values and beliefs. Changing beliefs, cognitively and behaviorally, is quite possible with a few simple techniques, such as being the Watcher, overwriting old patterns and behaviors. Focus on what you want, not what you don't want.
You can create the life you want as long as you aren't attached to the outcome. Your feelings don't need to be egotistically attached to or identified with the results. It doesn't affect your peace and happiness at the core level, though emotions still arise and fall away.
Emotions are adaptations that help regulate metabolism and survival. They are inseparable from ideas of reward/punishment, pleasure/pain, approach/withdrawl, personal advantage/disadvantage, even good/evil. You can tell if you are moving away from or toward your values by your background emotions, such as tension/relaxation, fatigue/energy, well being/malaise, and anticipation/dread.
We all have an internal map of reality and our beliefs generate our reality. Our main agenda is to be right about our beliefs. Values are the source and desire for motivation. Motivation comes from values; sense of safety comes from beliefs. If you create a 1 minute movie internally about what you WANT it is more effective than obsessing on what you don't want. It is even more effective when you are in a meditative state.
The tension between continuity and change is not simply an ancient philosophical conundrum. It is also at the root of the most pressing questions of our time. Scientific theories in physics and cosmology; in biology and evolution; in psychology, neuroscience, and studies of consciousness and personal identity are all informed by questions of change and continuity.
We wrestle with the tensions of tradition vs. innovation in the law, in religious thought, and political life. Culture itself is the expression of the tension between continuity and change. Our daily headlines announce it!
In addition, the pace of change in scientific discovery, religious thought and practice, technological advancement, environmental transformation, and globalized culture is accelerating at such a dizzying rate that our abilities to cope are tested to the limits. But the key to our thriving and flourishing as human beings, perhaps, to our very survival, depends on how we find continuity in the midst of such rapid change.
"There are no unnatural or supernatural phenomena, only very large gaps in our knowledge of what is natural... We should strive to fill those gaps of ignorance." -Astronaut, Edgar Mitchell
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DISCOVER THE WHOLE
IN YOUR SOUL
What is YOUR M.O.?
Motives and Opportunity
In the process of investigation and self-investigation, it is necessary to figure out the M.O. or motivating factors that lead to behaviors. These are our basic life patterns. We all make decisions based on our internal map of reality and unconscious hierarchy of values. Values and beliefs drive our behavior.
If we make our own values and beliefs conscious and focus on them, we can direct our energy toward what we really want in life. Question WHY certain values are important to you, what situations you want and what you want to avoid at any cost. Have a friend prompt you with the comparisons to make it easier. List and relist them as you adjust their relative importance. Don't analyze it and don't overthink it or add any other strategy in this exercise.
THE WHOLE IN YOUR SOUL
1. WHAT IS IMPORTANT ABOUT LIFE?
2. Look again and add more values later; they may be more important than your first thoughts.
3. Think about when you were highly motivated and what values drove you.
4. Which values are most important? Rank them in order and re-compare them.
5. Compare each to all the others: If I could have this and not that...would it work for me?
6. IS THIS ME? What is the thing that generates what I ACTUALLY spend my time on, not what I think I should spend it on?
7. Identify conflicts in values. Am I moving away from any values? WHY is that important? Don't pretend or censor yourself.
8. Frame values positively.
What you FOCUS ON is THE secret of life. You can EXPAND your internal map of reality. The most important variable is how you spend your time and EVALUATE what you've done. You can feel bad or guilty if you act on others' values, not your own. Values tell you the deeper structure of how you create your life. Ask yourself WHY each value is crucial and what you fear without it. If a caring partner is important, have you had uncaring partners? If you crave financial security what would it mean to be poor? Would you rather be happy and poor or rich and unhappy? What do you want to avoid? What are you with or without it?
How do you rank the values of happiness, guidance, learning, career, money, reknown, success, good relationships, mentoring, balance, integrity, novelty, excitement, comfort, service, compassion, IF those are some of your values? Is balance or success more important than family or communication? Is peace of mind more important than a partner? than personal growth? Can you have money and integrity at the same time; money and family; money and happiness; freedom and relationship simultaneously? Health, avoiding failure, or avoiding pain?
WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT IN LIFE? If you could have balance but not family, or family without health or health without family, what would you choose? Family or security; success or family? Which would you choose first? Family but not love; fame but not family? Family or financial security? Family or social commeraderie? How do you rank your values? Is excitement, challenge or opportunity more important than balance, honesty, integrity, security? Using your own values, make your own comparisons between them to determine your own ranking. Are there any values you are trying to avoid? Dig deeply within yourself.
Is security more important than challenge, excitement more important than love? Accomplishment more important than romance? Personal fulfillment more important than family? What works for you? What two are in conflict and how do you resolve that dissonance? Are security and excitement compatible for you? Are spirituality and financial security incompatible for you? Can you identify your conflicting values and the dissonance that creates in your mind/body and life?
We all have an M.O., a method of operating in the world at large.
How we act is governed by our motives and opportunities.
Beliefs and values direct our M.O. and WHY we do what we do.
Do you value excitement more than family, peace of mind more than truth or love or financial security; or balance, devotion, learning, honesty, integrity or friendship more than romantic love? Pair them and ask yourself which you want more, to be loved or to be honest? Can you be dishonest to be loved? Can you be loving if you are dishonest?
Whether you think your top values SHOULD rank that way or not, for example, peace of mind over family, it motivates you anyway. You need to know yourself, to know your M.O. in an accurate, considered way to achieve the life satisfaction you seek. If a value leads to another value, it ranks higher. Examine WHY certain values are more important to you.
Are you living an authentic life, doing what you really want? What do you move toward, and what do you move away from? Is that 90-10% or 50-50%? How much is what you move toward and how much away from? What makes you depressed, restless, frustrated, anxious? Behind what's important can be something you want to avoid. What's holding you back? Do you stand up for the values you hold?
If you focus on what you don't want, it's because you had a negative emotional experience, wounding, or trauma. You watch out for it by focusing on what you don't want - a negative experience. You focus harder on the path you don't want to go down. You must heal the emotional trauma and root causes, initial events and neutralize the emotional charge. This eliminates the emotional charge and you don't move away from it and you can focus on what you WANT. Once you remove the charge, it seems like something that happened to someone else - you no longer identify with it and aren't motivated by decisions you made about yourself or the world in that root cause. Coping mechanisms (ego) can buffer us from true feelings, creating unwanted outcomes and feelings.
Once you clear these charges, your values list may change; some things may drop off and others change their order, through resolution of conflicts.
YOU EMBODY YOUR THOUGHTS
Our bodies are the repository of all of our experiences, shaped and formed by the sum total of external and internal influences. The body is literally the Unconscious. We embody our beliefs, thoughts, emotions, experiences.
Clusters of metaphors describe experiences better than any single metaphor can. Because of the ubiquitous nature of clustering in fractal systems, we suspect that complex dynamics are at work in our inherent experience of ourselves and our reality through epistemological metaphors - how we know what we know, and what it's like. Thus metaphor is much more than a superficial phenomenon of language--not a means of expression as much as a means of apprehension, which shapes our thoughts and judgements, and structures our language.
Our perceptual experience is rooted in a few key conceptual categories: 1) Thought is embodied: it grows out of bodily experience and makes sense in terms of it; we are grounded in perception, body movement, and our physical and social character. 2) Thought is imaginative: it unfolds spontaneously in terms of metaphor and psychophysical imagery, which is much more than literal. This imaginal capacity is also embodied indirectly in metaphors and images based on experience, particularly bodily experience. 3) Thought has gestalt properties: this is neither a structuralist nor functionalist perspective, but one of radical nondualism. Self-organization with emergent properties is a descriptor of dynamic processes with a fractal blueprint. 4) Thought has an ecological structure: nature follows the path of least resistance in its webwork of synergetic interaction, and the ecology of systems depends on the overall structure which is in constant dynamic motion.
Thus thought is much more than the mechanical manipulation of abstract or abstracted symbols. Symbols do not require interpretation, but arise as emergent properties with inherent “meaning.” Thought is strongly rooted in the neurology of the brain, in orientation-sensitive cells, and center-surround receptive fields, the interface of the part with the whole. The sensory-motor system is fundamental in this orienting, as is metaphor which builds our neural maps. This allows sensory-motor structures to play a role in even abstract reasoning.