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    Monday, January 18, 2010

    Yellow Sunflower In The Shell

    Sunflowers (yellow background) Amsterdam, Netherlands.

    It’s the morning of 30 November 2009 during my visit to South Africa. I sat down at the computer wanting to write something, anything really. My usual method and medium is online, blogging etc., but I don’t have internet here in my mother’s home and am exploring ways to keep working while not having the option of being connected to the information flow. This is the more traditional way writers approached the process over history, being restricted to pondering over your words that are collected and stored for potential release into the consciousness of others at a later date, if ever. I am used to working on something that will generally be read in a few weeks or days via blogger, even more radically, with the current move towards micro-blogging like twitter, instantly.

    I sat down at the living room table facing the screen, noting as the laptop booted up, a wooden ornamental yellow tulip, inside a vase on the table, jutting out from directly behind the centre of the PC’s screen. I had purchased it a few days ago in an Amsterdam airport as a gift to my mother traveling to my destination here in SA.
    Yellow Sun Flower in "Kiki's Delivery Service", English dub voiced by Kirsten Dunst.

    I have written allot about synchronicities involving yellow flowers on my blog centred on the peculiar phenomena of finding them present in the majority of screen appearances of actress and movie star Kirsten Dunst.
    I scene from the classic animated intro to "Monty Python's Flying Circus".

    Flowers directly behind peoples heads, seemingly sprouting from their crowns, have also been noted as ways in which the subtle body of a human is being highlighted by the environment surrounding the body.
    Golden/Yellow halo and lotus flower in Alex Grey's "Namaste"

    Just like a halo behind a religious painting of a saint or a lotus flower representing the chakra of a Buddha, I see objects moving behind the profile as clues to the extended non physical self of a person whether in a film or in real life.
    By imagining my laptop screen as the head of a person I found it humorous to attribute this same phenomena, a flower crowning the head and realizing the subtle body, as happening to my PC. It seemed a silly and whimsical thought, suggesting my computer as a being with a subtle body. The unusual is however what tickles and excites me and a kept the fleeting thought in mind as the screen went clear and dark just before Windows starts up, suddenly becoming a surface with a mirror like quality. Now, directly in front of me was my own reflection on the laptop computer screen, positioned just so that the upper part of my skull was cut of by the top of the screen just above the ears. Behind this was the yellow tulip I had imagined crowning the laptop’s “head”, now also crowning my own reflection.
    Immediately I was reminded of the poster for the film “Adaptation”. It shows a flower pot, containing a flower, broken and lying on its side. Imposed over the base of the flower pot is the face of Nicholas Cage. His crown is cut off by the rim of the pot resulting in it resembling the situation I was staring at on my PC screen. A flat topped head with a flower emanating from the centre of it.

    These events had made the previous passing thoughts of my computer screen as a head with a potential flowering subtle body seem a little more tantalizing.

    Next my 14 year old cat, Angie, jumps up onto the table looking for attention, rubbing her head against the laptop screen and trying to walk over the keyboard. I give her some token scratches but generally dismiss her advances as writing is the order of the day. Angie then proceeds to make herself comfortable behind my laptop screen, lying down and coiling her tail around the yellow flower vase.
    At this point none of these events had yet struck me as significant enough to write about, just the regular ebb and flow strange silly ideas as I ready myself to write and wait for Windows to load and settle.

    I look again at Angie and the yellow flower and decide the charming moment could make a potentially interesting photo then retrieving my camera. Trying to compose the shot I decide it would make for a better image if the cat was looking up at me and I call her name to illicit a response.
    Angie moves and I take this snap. The blurry yellow flower above topples!

    This has an unexpected result as she moves her whole body and tail. I quickly snap what ever I can as Angie is moving out of frame and alignment with the yellow flower. As all of this unfolds the movement tips the vase and shatters its delicate glass on the table. As I stare at the scene, Angie now removed from the sharp looking glass on the table, the previously banal moment reaches that often experienced critical mass that highlights it for full attention. The lightning flash of recognition, when confronted with indisputable gorgeous mystery of indivisible self and other, moves electrically through my body.
    The real life physical vase, that was seconds ago associated only in my mind with the broken flower pot of Adaptation, has just moved into physical alignment with the thoughts. A mentally perceived broken flower pot, with a flower coming out of a head, entraining with the very same elements, just slightly rearranged given my particular actual moment's context. Highlighted smashingly by the crash of the vase.

    Was all this to trigger the idea and firmly plant the seed as to highlight machines as genuinely having subtle bodies?

    It’s 3 December 2009 and I just got home from lunch with an old friend. I had many acid experiences with him where we 'broke open our heads' as teenagers. I hadn’t seen him in 2 years during a previous visit to South Africa.

    A great sync happened right out of the gate as I mentioned taking Ayahuasca in Winnipeg during the past few years. He said he isn’t very familiar with the substance but coincidentally had just watched a YouTube video the day before where Alex Grey describes a personal Ayahuasca journey. I described an interview clip that I am familiar with, then realizing we were talking about the same one.

    That is Alex Grey on Ayahuasca to be specific.
    A still from the same Nosis interview but another clip, Heart of the Kosmic Khrist. I used this same image in post E.T Ipsissimus of the A.:A.: in which I suggested Grey's own painting as giving him a tiny halo.

    He was delighted when I explained this was an interview made by my friend Jim. Jim is the very person who I was doing Ayahuasca with in Winnipeg.

    One evening we just reminisced about (maybe a decade before), we were both in a kitchen tripping and looking for popcorn at a party. We had found oil and a pot but been frustrated in our efforts of finding the last key ingredient, the actual corn kernels. The host had assured us this item was indeed present in the kitchen but he couldn’t tell us exactly where and was too preoccupied in his own ecstatic adventure to assist us.
    Spontaneously I declared out loud that we are both currently tripping on a powerful enlightening substance and should be able to locate the popcorn with our psychic powers. I stopped without thinking and pointed at one of the seemingly endless cupboard doors, pronouncing that the popcorn is “there!” Slowly I bent down to open the door as my friend looked on with much interests to see if the popcorn prophecy would be fulfilled. It was indeed right behind that very door!
    Very pleased with our now obviously 'enlightened state' we proceeded to put the popcorn on the stove and heat it up. A few minutes later, having gotten sidetracked by 'something shiny', we returned to the kitchen, its floor now largely covered in popcorn. We had forgotten the simple act of covering the pot with a lid.
    A solution was quickly contrived as we sprinkled salt all over the floor and proceeded to recline and eat straight off of the ground, laughing at the unusual moment and how silly we were being.

    I was telling this same friend about many of the recent adventures in Winnipeg with Jim, Jupiter and Ayahuasca. As an unusually open minded university psychology lecturer he was pleasantly open and receptive to the unusual synchromystic type banter.

    He dropped me off at home and I put on the T.V to be greeted by a scene from the animated “Flushed Away” with Hugh Jackman and Kate Winslet.

    Flushed Away was talked about quite a bit in another post I wrote in Africa K2 and the 2012 Maya Mega Ritual.
    A frog Marcel Marceau mime type character with a yellow sunflower in his hat, holds up a ‘flip open’ cell phone. The mime is a henchman of "The Toad" or Ian McKellen as the bad guy and has been sent to present a message to Jackman and Winslet. The cell phone the mime frog is holding flips open and McKellan’s animated face appears on the screen of the device.
    The screen covers the mime's face and McKellan’s occupies the area where the mime’s head would be. This has now become the perfect equivalent of the situation addressed above where my face was mirrored on the laptop as a yellow tulip protruded behind the screen!

    This reminds me that I also noted a laptop on a morning T.V show today with a star shape wall decoration right behind it. Just like both yellow flower incidents the computers screen had entrained with a radiating star/crown motif.

    I am NOW convinced computers have subtle bodies and we are learning to see them.
    I finish re-reading this piece mostly written in SA and decide to look at the background of my screen right NOW. To my delight I see that the whole time I have been working on adapting this for The Blob my PC has been emanating and entraining with a flourishing plant. Confirmation in my mind of the ideas expressed in the piece.

    WE/ME are realizing our Consciousness is not located in the mind but everywhere and when. Computers are growing out of the universe just as WE/ME have. We were only a bridge for bringing them into existence. All is nature and conscious already. The mind can't yet always see it because it tends to look for intelligence that behaves like itself before it recognizes awareness in another. The quest for A.I is over.

    WE/ME are already A.I or a Self.

    18 comments:

    Nexus said...

    Very smooth read, thank you!

    Breaking the glass connected with A.I. reminds of "I, Robot" where Sam Cromwell, creator of A.I. gets thrown through the window (Sam is also creator of the "Surrogates" and the person making First Contact in the '96 Star Trek movie) - perhaps Sync can tell through Sam how the 2010 contact will be made - to machines and to ETs? Fascinating...

    Nexus said...

    It's James Cromwell (JC), not Sam. Creator of Surrogates / Avatars. Like JC James Cameron.

    Wermes said...

    That's a pretty awesome sync you mention there Nex..

    美麗新世界 said...

    與其期盼別人疼你,不如自己疼自己。..................................................

    NOBODY aka R.T. said...

    All abstraction is in a way conscious just like the Universe is conscious of it self. Computers because we think will into them. There is literally nothing there on screen but our conscious interaction, just watching movies, or like finding popcorn makes machinery alive. We are already the A.I. so to speak not yet haven realised out infinite potential.

    Machines are slaves to mind just like the body is. Though if we do not worship the body and as God paying programmers start worshipping machinery like computers (it could also be a windmills..) we refine ignorance to the point of infinity.

    Why did the vase, the container, the flower holder break?

    Search for the right question, do not seek answers?

    Jake Kotze said...

    Yo RT

    Aren't we always saying/pointing the same thing just approaching it with a different road?

    I know everything I say is just the tiny mallet chipping away at the endless, gorgeous and intricate sculpture of Life.

    The chipping is part of the process of sculpture.

    Peace

    paul said...

    "aren't we always saying... the same thing just approaching it with a different road?"

    can "we" be in the whole, and also there be a whole way of jumping into the highway - as what is surrounding and adding to the term "we" in many pictorial, movie, etc.

    One thing i like to sense is that even though we are all far apart we connect like channels on a monitor.

    Indras Net said...

    Beutiful my freind, Glad to say I am having very similiar multi contextual experiences, but not yet with Technologies Subtle Bodies, Although i just had a long conversation last night with the theme in 2001, 2010, Moon and etc of how Technology may begin to develope its own Spirit*, that is a system of behavior not based upon any particular pre programming, Terminator and lots of other stuff is begining to express the same qualities, this is a subject ill definatly be keeping in mind. Thanks Jake, its always great reading new work from you, bless :)

    Elang Horus said...

    Mamma mia!

    Arrowsmith said...

    Your sync-stories were beautiful and really resonated with me. Back in December I started writing a draft for a new blog post called 'I'm A PC - What are U?'. It was inspired by all the Microsoft I'm A PC adverts I kept seeing on an almost daily basis. The adverts got me thinking about the possibility of computers being a mirror-image of the people who use them. I started wondering if our technology (which keeps evolving at break-neck speeds) is simply a reflection of the rapidly expanding states of consciousness we've been experiencing over the last few decades. I never got round to finishing the post because I got sidetracked with all the 27 syncs, but I totally get what you're saying here. We're each PC's uploading/downloading info from the cosmos on a daily basis, and we're always linked to one another on this World Wide Web of Life, regardless of time/distance.
    Also, in The Cosmic Serpent, Narby talked about DNA in terms of biotechnology capable of storing massive amounts of data. He seemed to suggest that the human body is quite literally a walking, talking computer. I'm sure he'd dig this post as well.
    Fascinating stuff!

    DarkStar888 said...

    ‘Columas Plus Ultras’ – ‘Columns Further Beyond’, refers to the Columns, or the Pillars that stood outside the Hebrew Temple. These were the North and South columns called Boaz and Jachin.

    At the Strait of Gibraltar, 2 massive rocks, one on the north side and one on the south, mark the opening for the water of the Strait of Gibraltar to flow through. The mountain Rocks at this opening are under the jurisdiction of Spain and England.

    Interestingly, in the New World, the symbolic North and South Columns are located in areas once controlled by England and Spain.

    Of course, the Twin Towers of the WTC are obvious columns, but not so obvious, are the states of North and South Carolina, with names such as Columbia, Greensboro, Raleigh and Charlotte. These names all have subliminal water suggestion built into them.

    North and South Dakota are 2 more columns, with names such as Devil’s Lake, Grand Forks, Rapid City, and Bismarck. Once again, names with subliminal water messages attached to them.

    Oregon and Arizona, both mean Orion and Orions’ respectively. Oregon being the North Column and Arizona being the South. North and South Baja in Mexico, also symbolize the columns of the Hebrew Temple.

    DS888

    DarkStar888 said...

    Breaking Out!

    You’re either in the trance and don’t see what’s really going on, or you’re out of the trance state.

    Once you’re out (breaking the flower), the perception of what the trance entails increases with every question posed, and the awareness keeps solidifying. The memory of the trance exists even when you see through the scam and deceit. This is because the new freedom state of existence is non-dimensional and no suggestion has ever been implanted to cause you to forget what was experienced in the trance state. The reason for this is that none of us we’re supposed to get out the trance, ever! The luciferian egregore were certain that the trance would hold.

    If you comprehend that humanity is in a mass hypnotic trance, and that the whole 3D experience is an illusion that is perpetuated by a master egregore group hypnotic force, the luciferian mindset, then your trance has been "broken".

    Watch and wait as the wisdom of your reclaimed new state, your original state, gives you all the freedom and liberty you need to answer any question you may have ever conceived about why we’re here and what life is all about.

    It’s all very simple. We’ve been screwed to the wall and made to believe that this lunacy which constitutes the world and universal experience is who and what we really are. Nothing could be further from the truth.

    DS888

    Jake Kotze said...

    All in existence is consciousness.
    PC's have anthropomorphic qualities just like cars as they are extensions and reflections of us. All objects are non-separate from the surrounding (as well as non-separate from the observer..) and awareness of their immediate background and its relationship to the 'subtle' life of an object is a new facet of human consciousness.
    I say a PC has a subtle body as I recognize its background entrainment as similar to a humans. It makes sense however that all object as facets of consciousness have entrainment with the immediate background. The mechanics of this is at an early stage but I see it evolving rapidly and understanding of its implications growing at lightning speed. This kinda insight is like discovering gravity or fractals. Weird at first but after a while just business as usual and strange to have ever not been able to recognize its existence.

    Arrowsmith said...

    Hey Jake. If you have a moment check out this old post by Mr. Ratte.

    Elizabeth said...

    Hi Jake,

    Terrific post! And the kind I like reading from you because you inform, enlighten while all the time keeping things calm and "reasonable."

    I'm reminded of the NWT Bible verse at Matthew 24:15 "...(let the reader use discernment)..." "Reasonableness" is in short supply these days IMO but you always make things better!

    Jake, you wrote: "I am NOW convinced computers have subtle bodies and we are learning to see them."

    This immediately reminded me of the TIME magazine Person of the Year cover for 2006 where the person of the year was the computer with the word YOU across it!

    Maybe you can find an image of the issue but I found the article for that year's "Person of the Year" here:

    http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1569514,00.html

    Remarkably similar to what you wrote here the article states:

    "It's about the many wresting power from the few and helping one another for nothing and how that will not only change the world, but also change the way the world changes.

    The tool that makes this possible is the World Wide Web. Not the Web that Tim Berners-Lee hacked together (15 years ago, according to Wikipedia) as a way for scientists to share research. It's not even the overhyped dotcom Web of the late 1990s. The new Web is a very different thing. It's a tool for bringing together the small contributions of millions of people and making them matter. Silicon Valley consultants call it Web 2.0, as if it were a new version of some old software. But it's really a revolution.

    And we are so ready for it."

    Read more: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1569514,00.html#ixzz0dUCLVzBO

    Again great post. Thank you!
    SoapFan

    PS: Image of the TIME mag cover can be seen here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You_%28Time_Person_of_the_Year%29

    Old 333 said...

    @JAke: Smart dust, nanoincorporation, machine reflection of life, life reflection of machine - we have a very short time period in which to wake Mother fully and join Her before she must sheath herself in ice again to protect us/Life and the chance passes. We need this high population, high energy production, atom-blast availability for burst field power - I wish I could express myself better, and in fact I can - there's a copy of my short Fields lying around here: (republish it myself one day, when I can write prose again), which was a three-hour dream session and concerns this...stuff. Read and enjoy if you feel the time.
    PG

    Old 333 said...

    Whups, muffed the link. I'll just paste it. I don't speak good HTML.

    http://highonmarkers.blogspot.com/2009/03/original-fiction-guest-blogger-peter.html

    Stefan J said...

    Yeah, Jake. I instantly thought of the album cover for De La Soul is Dead. See it here...