Rabbit Holes and the Magic Ring of Myth: The PlanetShifter.com EarthDay 2010 Event Circle Interview with Cosmologist Rohaan Solare

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"Most of us go see a movie and unless we are familiar with the meaning of symbols and archetypes we are apt miss out on much of what is being conveyed and/or we take the movie literally."
Alice and the Rabbit Holographic Universe by Rohaan Solare
[Rohaan at mac dot com]

Dreams are private myths and myths are public dreams ~ Joseph Campbell

Myths and Stories: Our attempts to describe the phenomenal world in a coherent and intelligible fashion. I use two basic categories of stories for the purpose of this article. There are stories about individual journeys and there are stories about the collective’s journey. Collective to mean beyond the regionalism of tribes or nations. Stories applicable to the collective of humanity because the message is universal in scope. The theme of a universally valued story is about a quest relevant to and involving the whole. In other words the well being of the whole is at stake. Certain actions must be carried out in order to insure a continued and brighter future for the collective.

Stories containing universal values and themes are known to us as myths. A myth is a true story told in symbolic terms. A corrupted myth is a symbolic story understood in literal terms (Judeo-Christian). This brings us to the crux of this article. We live in age of mythic illiteracy and subsequently we are unable to derive the meaning and therefore the deeper value of mythic stories unless we are hit over the head with the obvious. Think Avatar. Story telling was once how we conveyed the mystery, awe and workings of our world. Stories were vivified in the language of metaphor, imagery, archetypes and symbols. Motion pictures approach the ritual of ancient story telling much more so than books.

Most of us go see a movie and unless we are familiar with the meaning of symbols and archetypes we are apt miss out on much of what is being conveyed and/or we take the movie literally. Think The Matrix. Many believe The Matrix is a sci-fi account about machines that have taken over the world.

But when viewed through the lens of mythos The Matrix is a near perfect reflection of the human cultural condition in which our robotic nature has gotten the best of us. The reality is that there are flesh and blood humans at the controls and they are robotically committed (encultured habit) to the horror we now live.

When I say “we” I am referring to humanity and vast majority of humanity is subject to the ruthlessness of the few. A mythological understanding of stories says that they are reliable, veritable and useful reflections of life, culture and the cosmos. The article you are reading is concerned in particular with those stories reflective of not only the human collective, but also the source of reality and our myths—the cosmos.

Messages from Beyond?

The mythologist Joseph Campbell discovered that many of humanities great myths share the thematic content and common patterns of development. [1] Elements that transcend culture, time and distance. Some sort of inter connective tissue enables us to reproduce certain story elements with constancy and similarity. The timeless and universal archetypes of Carl G. Jung are said to reside in the collective unconscious. [2]

The imprint of life’s rhythms and forms over millennia can account for the presence of shared motifs within our collective unconscious. Nature’s forms are constant and they are the same for everybody.
But I have noted other elements in stories that cannot be accounted for via a local mechanism. Meaning that due to lack of certain circumstances the writer could not have acquired the content nor the significance of the content from either direct experience nor the reservoir of the collective unconscious.
Elements which some might dismiss as being arbitrary or fanciful bursts of sheer creativity. In many cases they could be, but I will argue that certain story elements might be acquired via a non-local mechanism. By non-local I mean the ability to access information via means other than direct sensory experience. Non-locality comes to us from discoveries in physics, but we may also attribute various forms of psychic and paranormal phenomena to non-local mechanisms. [3]

The reflection of reality in our stories is so consistent and accurate that I have wondered if there is not some means by which the integrity of reality is insured as it’s conveyed by the writer in his or her terms and without the writer even being aware of why they write the detail they do. Alice in Wonderland provides some excellent examples of what I mean in the foregoing.

A significant body of research now indicates that the subconscious is the “real brains” behind our decision making. And that our subconscious assessments are even more accurate than our conscious ones.[4] Our brains have been shown to compute decisions subconsciously and upon reaching a certain threshold of neuronal activity the solution slips into conscious awareness.[4]

Studies show that our brains are hardwired to reach optimum decisions with the information it has on hand.[4] In other words left to its own devices the subconscious is extremely adept at reaching accurate decisions relative to the information it has on hand.

The quality of our assessments is then dependent upon the quality of the information the brain is working with—simple enough. We now have a reliable mechanism to account for the consistent and consistently accurate rendition of elements found in myths. We now need a mechanism to account for those story elements that could not have been accessed via the collective unconscious nor standard sensory inputs. Enter the Holographic Universe. [5]

Rabbit Holes within Worm Holes

An individual is an ensemble of personality characteristics constituting a whole person. In turn the individual is part of a family and the family is part of a community of families and so on until we reach the greatest whole known as humanity. Humanity in turn is but one part of the planetary whole. Wholes embedded or nested within wholes is the basic premise of a holographic universe. By applying a wholes within wholes line of reasoning, stories of universality need not involve scenarios like The Matrix or The Lord of the Rings where the collective is literally represented. A family drama could just as easily reflect the human cultural condition just as every actor in a story could be said to represent one of our many selves (masks).

Alice in Wonderland is one such story, but before I delve into the imagery of Alice I want to take you down a portion of the rabbit holographic universe. And don’t worry you shan’t be late for tea… for in a holographic universe everything is always on time.

The implications of a holographic universe are vast and this article touches on those with the greatest impact on our understanding reality. The article is not an in depth technical explication, but is intended to provoke curiosity into what many think, myself included, is the past, present and future of cosmology. I do however provide links to more thorough treatments. I will also show how the holographic universe fits well with the cosmology I am developing based on the Tzolkin cycle.

Certain descriptions of a holographic universe sound like familiar spiritual concepts related to unity and wholeness. According to the holographic paradigm everything contains the whole of the universe and as much as the universe contains everything. We are a reflection of the universe as much as the universe is a reflection of us and we may apply this analogy to anything. This aspect alludes to the most basic structure of the universe at the smallest scales.

It says that whatever the order and properties of such a structure they are such that we can trace the past and calculate the future in the most unconventional of ways. Then factor for the simultaneity of past, present and future and things begin to get curioser and curioser.[5b]

The foregoing implies a repeating pattern. More on this further down. The universe contains us and we contain the universe or more precisely we are extrusions of the Universe. That is we are like a fold in the continuous fabric of the Universe that is shaped into yet another form as permitted by the local conditions.

Think of a telescoping mechanism in which the same object is extended (extruded). The fully extended telescoping object is segmented, but each segment is an identical version of the next (fractality). The only difference is scale or size, but the content is scale-invariant. Meaning that the content remains qualitatively consist despite differences in size or form. So too are we telescoped-extrusions of the universe or energy-matter continuum.
We may apply the classic holographic film example to my telescoping analogy. Any piece of a holographic film is capable of reproducing the entire image. But as we halve each piece the holographic image gets fuzzier. [5] If we start with a human and then trace the evolutionary ladder does not image of the human get increasingly fuzzier (furrier) the further back we go into evolutionary history? At one point we arrive at scale of an electron “cloud” which coincidentally looks like a dust bunny. Was that fuzzy enough?

Implicate and Explicate Orders

The renowned Physicist David Bohm refers to reality as “The undivided wholeness of a flowing movement” and he gives the modern world a model that I think will clean up the messy world of particle physics.[6] His model of implicate and explicate orders is also poised to reconcile the rigid objectivity of modern science with the subjectivity of the mythosophical realm. Bohm’s implicate and explicate orders supports a holographic model of the Universe.[6]
In a holographic universe there are no real boundaries nor is there an real distance or any separation between one thing or another. [6] We simply cannot see the conjoining mediums.

But with the right tools (telescopes-microscopes-hallucinogens-states of mind-models) we can see or infer that they are there.
A holographic universe posits the simultaneity of past, present and future. The implication of simultaneity means that all of the information needed to reconcile the past, present and future already exists.[5b] The properly attuned receiver-perceiver is then able access information both into the future and distant non-personal past. Formal experiments with LSD [5] and remote viewing [5c] have revealed this.

In particular the ability to go into the past and access information pertaining to the craziest of things such as assuming the being of a reptile among many other formally documented instances that are comprehensible in a holographic universe.[5]

Amazonian shaman claim to have obtained their vast knowledge of the plant kingdom via the mental journeys they make while under the influence of ayahuasca.[8]Telepathy, psychic abilities and a host of other paranormal phenomena are understandable when we realize that additional frequencies of the electro-radio spectrum become accessible to the properly attuned receiver-perceiver. Our brain may be likened to radio receiver and our neurochemistry the tuner.

A holographic universe presumes an underlying order capable of relating everything to everything else and a system to account for what has been, what is and what will be. This leads us to a deterministic universe and many don’t like that idea because of our encultured attachment to the inherited notion of Judeo-Christian (JC) free-will which when properly understood is a term for separateness.

Bound and Determined

JC free will is tied in with a creator that is not part of “his” creation. JC free-will presumes a free wheeling free will acting capriciously in some yet to be discovered vacuum of space. Yet there are consequences if we do something “against the will of God” even though “he” is separate from us—go figure.

A JC free will universe asserts an independence that we know well does not exist. Every choice you make is always related to and in reference to and a consequence of some prior instance(s). Our choices are not made in a vacuum, but are constrained and predetermined by a range of circumstances. In the previous paragraphs I introduced the idea that the subconscious is the real decision maker.

All living organisms are driven by some force to grow, sustain, complexity and then dissolve. We may decide if fortunate enough what kind of foods to eat, but we are compelled to eat. Eating, sleeping, reproduction, seeking shelter and experiences are determined primary behaviors and those behaviors in turn determine the actions we make in between each kind of primary behavior.

We are conceived, we are born, we grow, we decline and we die. A determined chain of events we are all bound to obey. Our life is spent finding a place to sleep, procuring things to eat, reproducing and seeking experiences. Each act is actualized without needing to exert a will—we are driven by biological compulsion.

And biology is driven by the inherent properties of the same energy-matter it is constituted from.

You feel hunger in your stomach and sexual desire in your gonads. And we are naturally drawn to exploration which means moving around. We are bound by design to act and react. Automatically we digest our food. Automatically our cells replicate millions of times a day.

Circadian cycles tell our neurons to release melatonin thus inducing sleep. Brain cells automatically discharge dopamine when they are triggered by sensory inputs deemed pleasurable to our neurology. You don’t even decide what is pleasurable to you. Your brain cells had determined that before you were born. Experiences after birth determine what circumstances we will associate with pleasure (sexual fetishes). Where is the will in all of this?

There is no need for a will, but rather an optimized option selecting system(OOPSS). Just having fun with that acronym. Our OOPSS is itself governed by parameters. Parameters such as economizing effort, avoiding damage and minimizing loss to name just a few.

A Code of Conduct

Our DNA behaves according to a determined set of rules defined by electro-chemical principles. Every single organism obeys the same rules we do and we do not say that animals have a will, but that they are instinctually driven. When it comes down to it we are qualitatively indistinguishable from other organisms.

And if someone can show me show how we are qualitatively different from other organisms then by all means please leave a comment to that effect. One of the most cherished claims about human uniqueness is language. Language is just a name for sonic communication. All organisms communicate and many do so with sounds.

The DNA observes a specific sequence of events to accomplish what it is programmed to do. Everyone of your internal functions is automatic. You can’t even help but react. Go to sleep and your brain dreams up fantasy realms of every sort. The mere act of observing triggers a mind boggling number of reactions inside your brain.

I know this is a very tight rabbit hole, but studies are pouring in to testify about what I am describing and it’s really not as bad as it sounds. We simply need to modify our understanding of how we actually function and then discover the means available to us to increase our options and ability to select options.[9]

A deterministic universe must operate by some sort of code known as the laws of physics or something like that. I am not convinced that the current approach of mainstream physics is the most accurate, the most sensible nor the only way to describe the way universe works and is organized.

If a model cannot be readily applied to our everyday world then something is wrong with the model (Quantum Mechanics) or the modeler. The modeler may be burdened with subconscious assumptions about reality and/or may have inherited a worldview that interferes with the ability to accurately describe what they are seeing in their experiments. [10]

The scientific community has plenty of evidence to indicate that our present understanding of free will is an illusion.[9] Free will may be best thought of as relative freedom in which a slightly greater range of behaviors and options become available as we know more about all of the factors that can and do impinge upon our ability to make and access alternative choices.

The Conductor and Master Code?

We know what the code of life is (DNA). My work on the Tzolkin Code has shown a perfect code system match up with the genetic code.[11] I have also shown how the number system of the Tzolkin Code underlies every scale of the energy-matter continuum.[11]

As mentioned earlier a holographic universe must operate by a set of rules or code. A system is defined as such because it is constituted of discrete and interacting parts held in place by an intrinsic order or systematic process enabling its parts to function as a coherent whole.

Parts in turn made of others parts. You and your trillions of cells are able of function as a coherent whole due to your DNA code and the rules of electro-chemistry. A society functions as a system because of various codes of conduct both “natural” and contrived.
The idea of universal code is also supported by the Digital Physics/Mechanics or computational model of the Universe.[12] I have come to believe that the Tzolkin Code is the universal code by which things move, arise, organize and it reveals the order, sequence and place to everything we see and don’t see.

The Meso-Americans distilled the Tzolkin Code from their study of the numbers underlying the movements of the planets, moon, sun and stars.[13] They also mapped how the cycle manifests itself in the day to day human realm. Their knowledge of the Tzolkin cycle was written in the form of a code… a Calendrical code.

Calendrics simply put is the study of the ebb and flow of cycles. According to my study of the Maya Meso American Calendrical system (MMAC) it seems that we may understand the “mind’ of the Universe via its various cycles, subcycles and states… that is the processes and process phases characteristic to our universe and its various extrusions. The Tzolkin Code points to specific correspondences between a given cycle phase and what we are apt to experience thematically.

Others including myself have written about how the Western worldview as represented by our language structure is noun (things) based whereas the Universe is perhaps best described as process rather than a static thing.[10] And it just so happens that pre-Columbian peoples of the Americas have a process or verb based language indicative of process based worldview. [10]
Essentially the Western worldview is ill disposed to properly articulate what they are seeing in their physics experiments.[10b] Hence the jam in the physics community, a place with as many theories as there are particles. This is not to discredit Western science for their ability to manipulate energy-matter is nothing less than astounding, but a good tool maker is not necessarily a good cosmologist.

The Tzolkin cycle represents a distillation of the most basic cycles intrinsic to our solar system and their relationship to our Galaxy. The sub-cycles of the Tzolkin cycle are represented to us in the form of a code–the Tzolkin Code. The Tzolkin code consists of 20 symbols denoting the world of forms and its archetypes (objectivity), 4 colors denoting states (subjectivity) and 13 dots denoting an intensity scale. It is helpful to think of a day as a discrete phase in cycles consisting of 4, 13 and 20 days.

Synchronicity and the Holographic Universe

The Tzolkin code predicts the thematic content of a given time period according to the meaning of the symbols used to denote each aspect. A holographic universe supports a thoroughly interconnected universe and goes further to imply that every event is synchronized in some relation to every other event.[5a]
My experience and study of MMAC has lead me to understand how that is indeed the case. This is not hard to imagine when we realize that the trillions of cellular interactions happening within our body are synchronized activities. Without synchronization there is no organization. Try running your business with everybody operating on a different timing sequence.

An infinitely intimate and infinitely interconnected universe makes synchronicity a common place occasion for every bit of information is somehow relevant and related to every other bit of information in a holographic universe.[5]

Meaning aggregates in proportion to ones awareness of relational factors. That means that the more we know about how our world interacts, develops and unfolds then the more meaning we are able to derive from our experiences.

The Tzolkin Code alerts us to the thematic script we are all following and provides us with the full set of instructions permitting us to see just how interconnected and synchronized everything is.
To this effect mythic story telling is a function by which the undifferentiated or universe as a whole communicates with the differentiated collective via individuals whose cosmofunction is to relay information relevant to the whole.

Information that I believe serves the integrated function of a system and that is to maintain and optimize its own dynamic equilibrium.[14] Universal stories (info.) are handed down to us as myths (coded instructions). A myth is true story told in symbolic terms.

Myths are to be considered whole messages (coherent information packets) generated by the workings of the universe as experienced and then related by extrusions of the universe known as human beings. A human being then extrudes ink or digital ink in a code format known as letters and the rules of writing. The systems function of a universal message is to increase coherence among its parts. An effective message is passed on in proportion to its coherence.

Here is how the master story teller cosmologist said it himself.
It would not be too much to say that myth is the secret opening through which the inexhaustible energies of the cosmos pour into human cultural manifestation. Religions, philosophies, arts, the social forms of primitive and historic man, prime discoveries in science and technology, the very dreams that blister sleep, boil up from the basic, magic ring of myth…The latest incarnation of Oedipus, the continued romance of Beauty and the Beast, stand this afternoon on the corner of Forty-second Street and Fifth Avenue, waiting for the traffic light to change.

– Joseph Campbell, The Hero’s Journey

The parable of the Elephant and Twelve Blind Men aptly describes the current situation of the sciences, religions or any other philosophical system attempting to model the workings, structure and order of the universe. Each one detects a feature that is indeed part of the elephant, but each asserts that the whole creature is like the trunk or tail each party has managed to latch on to. I do believe though that the honor of describing the whole enchilada goes to the ancient peoples of present day Mexico.
I have given a cursory introduction into the mechanisms by which certain story features (coherent information packets) maybe universally accessed and relayed. And how we may rely on such stories to be accurate metaphorical renditions of past, present and future events and states. By events I don’t mean specific events, but events of thematic equivalence.

As telescoped extrusions of a holographic universe we are the eyes, ears, nose, hands and minds of the universe. All information about what has happened is stored and knowledge of what will happen can be calculated. Under the right circumstances certain individuals can access such information and what is expressed is nothing less than a download from the universal computer system accurately reflecting to various degrees what has been, what is and what will be.

All of the stories I refer to as being universal share common themes, archetypes and motifs. A circular and holographic universe means a repeating script (sequence code) in which the content (characters-components) is constant and unchanging, but the outer forms (symbols, costumes, morphology) may and do vary.

The forgoing is what makes prediction possible. If you know the code’s rules and sequence you can predict what is next. I must stress that we can only predict the thematic content of a given time. Our knowledge of the seasons allows us to predict that spring will come again and we may predict the thematic content of each season. Foreknowledge of the precise timing (hour-minute) and appearance-disappearance of specific human events may always be out of our reach and I don’t mind that, for I like surprises, but we may know the general theme and that is warning enough.

We have seen how every phenomena follows a predetermined path from conception to death. All processes follow a standard script. Every ending has a beginning. A persistent and repeating universal patterning of the phenomenal world explains the consistency of certain story themes and features across cultures and time. But there are certain story elements in which direct experience nor the collective unconscious can account for its inclusion in the story.

Part two of this article will examine the themes, characters and elements of Alice in Wonderland in relation to my premise of myths as communiques from the undifferentiated collective (universe as whole) to the differentiated collective (humanity). Of particular focus will be those elements whose inclusion and arrangement in the story can only be explained either by random chance (misnomer or the non-locality of a holographic universe.
It’s time for tea now.

[1] The Monomyth

[2] Collective Unconscious
[3] Subconscious Decision making

[5] The Holographic Universe

[5a] Synchronicity and the Holographic Universe

[5b] Albert Einsteins explication of the simultaneity of past, present and future

[5c] Remote Viewing

[6] bohm

[7] The Intelligent Bacterium

[8] Psychotropic passage ways into subways of the Holographic Universe

[9] Redefining Free Will

[10] An incomplete View vs a Holistic View of Nature

[10b]Quantum processes require a process based language

[11] Systems within Systems: Self-Organizing Systems from Atoms to Humanity

[12] Digital physics

13 Cycles of Time

[14] Dynamic Equilibrium

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Rohaan Solare Bio-Data Stream

Dear Willi,

The following text is a bio I drafted for my website some time ago. I think it tells enough about me and provides context for the work I am presenting on my site. I am the founder, designer and author of the Emergent-Culture News website.

My cyber-publishing initiative is the result of a question I asked myself over twenty years ago, when I was a psychology major at a Northern California University.

The question was.... "How did the human world come to be what it is today?"

In other words, what are the reasons behind the types of civilizations that exist today and in particular Western Civilization?

Then a curious thing happened to me on my way to "higher education". I came across two books that would demolish what I had learned thus far about the nature of the culture I had been born into.

[ What I did not disclose in the original writing of this bio is the event that actually triggered my departure from mainstream reality. Campbell would have called it a shamanic initiation. It was an extreme psychic event. I was either reading the Hero with a Thousand Faces at the time of the psychic event or I obtained it during my psychic crisis. I share this part with you and hope you will keep it confidential. I share it because I understand that you are closely related to the Joseph Campbell foundation and thought that you would appreciate to know that particular detail. Joseph Campbell through his book was my mentor and guide during the most trying time of my life thus far. His work still guides me]

Whether we realize it or not, all of us are indoctrinated to one degree or another to accept the teachings, rules and dictates of the cultural leadership we inherit. In the modern Western world, the cultural leadership comes at us from a religious and secular worldview. Most of us in the Western world are inculcated with some version of Christianity, and all of us must submit to the governmental system.

My own inherited world view of Christianity would be upended by a book entitled 'The Hero with a Thousand Faces'. It was written by a man who, 20 years after his death, is still considered to be the world's foremost authority on comparative religion - Joseph Campbell.

Before I continue, I want my readers to understand that I neither promote nor do I disparage religion.

My point is to say that spirituality, and mythic lore have a vital and essential place in culture, but due to various intentional and unintentional cultural processes over thousands of years, their original purpose and meaning has been lost and corrupted beyond imagination.

No other learned cultural aspects affect the quality of our lives and destinies as do the religio-political leadership we have inherited. In the Western world those two agencies, despite the professed separation of church and state, are intimately related and must be understood as two sides of the same coin.

In the smallest of nutshells Joseph Campbell's research revealed that all spiritual traditions share many common themes and motifs. He also re-discovered and deciphered a forgotten language that we, the people of the Western world no longer speak and therefore do not understand.

Yet, all of the worlds spiritual traditions were constructed using this ancient language. I speak of the ancient language of metaphor, allegory, symbols and images as used to convey meaning and an understanding of life and the cosmos.

In order to make sense of our spiritual traditions we must relearn this ancient language if we wish to come to a clear and healthy understanding of where we have been and why we are where we find ourselves.

A new and proper understanding of our past and present will help us chart a new course into the future. The works of Joseph Campbell reveal to us the veiled meanings of spiritual thought. His writings provide the keys with which to unlock the wisdom and meaning stowed away in the language of our prehistorical and pre-literal past.

The other book that would greatly alter my perception of the world is entitled 'Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television', written by former advertising executive Jerry Mander.

In his landmark book Mander demonstrates how television is one of the greatest threats to our freedom and to our physical, mental and emotional well being. The other casualty of television would be culture in general. Culture would become a sales pitch and an unending series of disconnected hyper-stimulating images all designed with the intent to induce the consumption of brands and products emblazoned with those brands.

The fruits of such a culture would be over-consumption and all of the attendant socio-ecological and economic ills glaring us straight in the face at this very moment.

Mander's research also undermined the credibility of BIG Business and BIG Government in one fell swoop. I came to understand television as an instrument of social control and exploitation by those in power, over those unaware of the true nature and purpose of not only television, but of print and radio broadcasting as well.

After reading those two books and in conjunction with my own observations of the society in which I lived......I could not help but think that I had been born at a time when society had become nothing more than a mere resource to be mined and controlled at will by the religious and secular leadership.

I also came to learn that the field of psychology supplies the necessary knowledge needed to better manipulate the unwary citizen and consumer of mass media information. I did not want to contribute in any way to a cultural system which preys upon and mercilessly exploits its own people or any people for that matter.

So I left institutional learning and entered into a 25 year journey of self-education into world history, the brain-behavioral sciences and the multi-disciplinary field of cultural anthropology. My goal has been to investigate and determine the validity of my observations of the human cultural condition. My website is the result of my time spent researching how the human cultural condition came to be what it is, what keeps it that way and what I think we must do if we want a brighter future for all concerned.

I consider myself a concerned planetary citizen and an activist for socio-ecological justice.

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"Research now indicates that the subconscious is the “real brains” behind our decision making."
Rabbit Holes and the Magic Ring of Myth: The PlanetShifter.com EarthDay 2010 Event Circle Interview with Cosmologist Rohaan Solare

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Please Play Soundtrack Now- Ghost of a Chance, Rush

I don't believe in destiny
Or the guiding hand of fate
I don't believe in forever
Or love as a mystical state
I don't believe in the stars or the planets
Or angels watching from above
But I believe there's a ghost of a chance we can find someone to love
And make it last...

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The collective unconscious? Hmm! Please actionize this for the average 12th Grader.

The collective unconscious may be likened to the internet together with all of the repositories of information and computers it is connected to.

The famed psychologist Carl G. Jung coined the term to describe what he thought must exist "in the ethers" in order to support what his learning and experience was revealing to him about the nature of psyche, consciousness and memory. Each one of us has the capacity to consciously access this realm, but only under very particular circumstances. Basically anything or any technique that can induce a trance state enables access. Certain individuals such as psychics are able to access the collective unconscious almost at will In theory, the collective unconscious is not only a storehouse of all human experience, but also of non-human experience and we may access the past as well as the future.

“The mythologist Joseph Campbell discovered that many of humanity's great myths share the thematic content and common patterns of development.”

What are the most important thematic content and common patterns of development in the Sustainability Age?

Call it what we may, but humanity is at a crossroads of sorts and all indicators point toward great social change. There have been social revolutions in the past, but humanity is now poised for planetary scaled changes. The principle theme of our life time has been and will continue to be transition from the personal to the planetary level. The old ways are not sustainable and much less desirable. I believe our quest is an eco-friendly planetary culture and we are midwives to its birth.

How do fear and extinction impact our spirit and our ability to create new stories, symbols and myths?

Fear will suppress some and challenge others to rise above. Perhaps our worst handicap is that we have long forgotten mythos. I would say that the only real novelty we need add to our stories, symbols and myths is that they encompass humanity and be planetary in scope. Universal patterns and sequence of development are timeless, but we must now allow for new costumes and masks.

How is Earth Day a new mythology?

It's the beginning of Campbell's Planetary Mythos. We are recognizing that there are limits and that we are a single family.

Do you think that stories are language constrained / specific; are myths?

I do not think that the essential and central monomyth is language constrained. Life in one regard is very simple. Modern life and the goal of some groups to intentionally mislead has complicated life and I find that to be the largest road block to the social coherence afforded by myths. The biggest constraint I see is ego-enthocentrism and the yet to be accounted for cultural dynamic of enculturation.

Has Christianity created a “torn” psyche” in its followers has many struggle with the values in ecology vs. the historic guidance and principles in Abrahamism?

I understand a worldview as a reflection of the internal state of the story teller and the Judeo-Christian story reveals a tortured and torn psyche. Insult is heaped on injury when our political leaders wave the wand of The Cross in order to orchestrate political agendas.

“A holographic universe presumes an underlying order capable of relating everything to everything else and a system to account for what has been, what is and what will be.”

Are you supporting a type of manifest destiny or pre-determinism for homo sapiens? Fate, for all of Earth?

There is a fair amount of scientific evidence and good arguments for a deterministic universe. Ideas of fate and destiny are ancient and widespread. I believe it is one of the essential questions that we all struggle with. Thus far I do sense and believe that we are all following a script.

How does rock music influence the creation of myth?

Hmm.... I would have to say that it ranges from the negligible to counter-productive.

Why are alternative nature-based or green religions rising up?

I would say that the strength of any insurrection would be a measure of felt oppression. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction.

Please give us a few hot green prophesies.

How about some hot green organic peppers instead. Prophecy as I have come to understand it is knowledge of the systematic and cyclical nature of life's themes and patterns of development. I take my clues from the Maya-Meso-American Calendrical System (MMAC), aka the much maligned and misunderstood "Mayan Calendar." When properly understood, MMAC is a measure of cycles and the study of the thematic content associated with each cycle and cycle phase. Presently we are completing a Maya processional cycle of 26,000 tun (25,626 years). In a Maya processional cycle each "season" is 6500 tun (6407) years

December 21, 2012 is the end of a "winter season" and it signals the the start of a new "Great Year." We will have reached a galactic solstice of sorts and the trend at least symbolically is towards the emergence of spring. We hear the phrase "Mayan prophecies" yet none exist. The ancient Maya did not leave anything we could construe as prophetic text. We found a stone monument with a date and there is a mural depicting the symbolic birth of a new precessional cycle but that's it.

The emergence of new socio-cultural trends are evident and their growth is being fueled by development of the planetary brain---the internet. The promise of an interconnected populace bodes tremendous possibilities for humanity.

Is TV killing myth?

Indeed.... perhaps the greatest hazard to the individual and hence society is the shallow and degenerate content thrust at developing minds. Huge swaths of the population have become addicted to autonomic dopamine discharges. The mainstream media story tell us that our highest glory lies with overindulgence and material acquisition. We have before us the results of such a story.

Instinct vs. Soul. Which one will transform us in this present global crisis? Why?

I believe that in a idealized state they work in tandem. Survival issues provide motivation for the least aware and I do believe that the critical mass needed to guide those awakening at the last moments are present and at the ready. Billions yearn for less strife and more cooperation. The question is can those billions coordinate their yearnings into a force capable to altering the dominant cultural mode? Soul yearning in the end is what has compelled the critical mass to break out of instinctual patterns and that is where the discoveries are made and the treasures are found. Novelty enters the spirit of those on the hero's journey and they make their way back to deliver their boon.

To me, your writing is akin to a new open human code for inspecting and advancing cultural. Fair? What are your professional goals?

Yes that's a fair description. And you ask a good question. My writing venture is new terrain for me. The art and science of Maya-Meso American calendrics (MMAC) bodes enormous possibilities for the future of humankind. Now let me translate "calendrics" into the Art and Science of Synchronicity and human relationship dynamics and you can understand why I believe it holds so much promise. Every human domain is affected by what the ancient Meso-Americans discovered about nature. My goal is to create a research and educational institute centered around the dissemination and application of the Art and Science of Synchronicity as based upon my understanding of MMAC.

Can we create a “critical mass dream” so our individual dreams can combine and move us?

The collective dream is taking shape right before our eyes. We've been on auto-pilot for our entire evolutionary period and we are now being forced to wake up and assume a conscious evolution. Our present mission is to recognize that we are undergoing a self-organizing process that now necessitates that we become conscious and responsible our actions-inactions and their consequences. Emerging cultural trends need a banner (mythos) under which to band together. Campbell gave us the biggest clue. We need a planetary scaled mythos pronto.

“Who invented circadian cycles?”

Circadian cycles are life's response to the day-night cycle.

“The Tzolkin Code alerts us to the thematic script we are all following and provides us with the full set of instructions permitting us to see just how interconnected and synchronized everything is.”Tell us about your work on the Tzolkin Code.

My work involves showing how Tzolkin Science relates to Western science and in particular to the physics and chemistry branches. Thus far I have shown how the Tzolkin Code shares a one to one relationship with the genetic code. I have also shown how the numbers underpinning the Tzolkin code manifest themselves from the sub-atomic realm of quarks to stars and the code of life itself.

I've done 3 three studies linking pronounced seismic, volcanic and solar activity with certain key Tzolkin cycle days.

I am developing learning modules so the layperson can use Tzolkin knowledge to enrich their day to day lives in a number of ways. I have plans to take the knowledge to organizations and research institutions. Any and all research institutions must be aware of the cycles and how the different cycle phases will affect their research and test results. I am just blowing some dust off the surface at present. I am convinced that the Tzolkin Cycle represents one of the greatest discoveries of all time and bear in mind that it was discovered over 3000 years ago. Needless to say a few lifetimes of work will be needed to fully explore and develop the potential inherent in this magnificent body of knowledge.

Many are talking about a major collapse in the world economy and a catastrophic period of anger and hunger. Do you see this near-term scenario? In not, what is your perception of the next 2-5 years on the planet?

We go through these shake ups every time the sun reaches the most active period of its 11 year cycle. The question is is how intense will the shake up be? Thus far it has already broken records...."the worst depression since the Great depression"--- and sun just started waking up 6 months ago. Solar activity is expected to peak in late 2012 to early 2013. Meaning we "ain't seen nothing yet." We are seeing the prevailing culture falter and the emerging culture surge. As put I put it, the catastrophe is upon us and it's called Western civilization 1.0 gasping for air as it strives to maintain the status quo at all costs. 2012 is fabled as some sort of turning point. Will it be the turning point so many of us are wanting? I say may everyone do their part to make it so sooner than later.

Is sustainability like a new religion?

I see it as an important facet of the new mythos.

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