Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Invisible Particles

The soul environs itself with friends, that it may enter into a grander self-acquaintance or solitude; and it goes alone for a season, that it may exalt its conversation or society. This method betrays itself along the whole history of our personal relations. The instinct of affection revives the hope of union with our mates, and the returning sense of insulation recalls us from the chase. Thus every man passes his life in the search after friendship.

Ralph Waldo Emerson in his 1841 essay, Friendship opens the door of imagination and a whole series of impulses coming dancing from the shadows. We live for friendships; we live to be close to something, to be united in thought and action, and we never fully understand why. The desire to see others as aspects of ourselves is an innate quality. Mental impressions of any kind are not simply written or imprinted in this reality; they have a greater dimensionality.

Physics tells us that waves appear as particles under certain conditions and particles can act like waves. Subatomic particles can also behave like waves sometimes. It is only when they act like particles that we perceive them at all. Many of these invisible waves and particles can be in more than one place at a time, but that fact is hard to understand in a world where objects stay where they are meant to be.

Each appearance of these particles is a self version of them since we alter them just by observing them. We don’t believe it, but the human particle can be a wave and be in more than one place at a time. The appearance of our physical consciousness is a version of our original self that as itself never appears.

An electron for example is track or a trace of something else. The appearance of the trace particle is called an electron. We never see the invisible consciousness units (quarks) that are the structure for the complete electron. Our original self is like the electron. It straddles realities dipping in and out of them in a creative display of versions of the self. The original self takes on properties of the system where it appears and the characteristic that are native to that environment.

When the physical self enters this three dimensional reality from an inner reality the energy waves carrying it break not in just one particle, but into a number of conscious particles. They spread out from the point of contact and form individual lives. Our vision of living in other centuries is actually a manifestation or a remembrance of these counterparts that are creative versions of the original self.

Emerson’s concept of personal relationships and friendships of the soul are by-products of our desire to know the complete self, which we do, but don’t remember. Friendships give us an energy connection that brings us closer to identifying more than one self. We put everyone in our physical lives to pull our psychic structures together so we can experience a form of the complete self.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

A Pivotal Reality

For I now notice that there is a considerable difference between these two; dreams are never joined by the memory with all the actions of life, as in the case with those actions that occur when one is awake. For surely, if, while I’m awake, someone were suddenly to appear to me and then immediately disappear, as occurs in dreams, so that I see neither where he came from nor where he went, it is not without reason that I would judge him to be a ghost or a phantom conjured up in my brain, rather than a true man.

But, when things happen, and I notice distinctly where they come from, where they are now, and when they come to me, and when I connect my perception of them without interruption with the whole rest of my life, I am clearly certain that these perceptions have happened to me not while I was dreaming but while I was awake.

Rene Descartes in his sixth meditation from his 1641 work, Discourse on Methods and Meditations on First Philosophy does show us how beliefs create the reality in a given point in time and space. The fact that we look into the mirror of the psyche in the dream state and see the reflection of our thoughts, fears, desires, and beliefs is not part of 17th century awareness. Dreaming is a practical activity and a natural cooperation exists between the dream state and the waking state.

We tend to forget that dreaming is part of life. Our dream experiences represent a pivotal reality like the center of a wheel. Our physical wold is just one spoke in that wheel; we are united with all of our simultaneous existences (all spokes) in the dream reality.

A growing number of people realize that the self is a multitudinous, not singular. Dreaming verifies that fact. Beliefs put that realization in terms we can understand in a time-space sequence; the belief about reincarnation sees the self traveling through the centuries and moving through the doors of life and death in other times and places.

The basic nature of reality shows itself clearly in the dream state since we experience ourselves on many nights undertaking different roles simultaneously; we even change sex, social position, nationality, age, and religious alliances. We still know our self as our self even though counterparts of the self manifest as we dream. We speak of races and cultures and within those cultures exists our counterpart selves that are spokes on that wheel.

Each self has a free will and chooses an environment as a physical experience in time and space. Those involved in a particular point in time are working on specific problems and challenges. Races don’t just happen and cultures don’t just appear. The self actually divides itself and materializes in the flesh of several individuals with entirely different backgrounds. People living within any given century are related in terms of consciousness and identity although we don’t understand these biological and spiritual connections.

In dreams we experience aspect of these selves so they are not ghost or hallucinations. They are other aspects of the self that choose their own framework according to the intent of consciousness. In this fashion we work out problems and overcome challenges in the dream state since our independent consciousness is free to travel without the restrictions of our limited time-space reality.


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A Shadowy Order

Yet, ever since my youth, I have made this judgment without any reason for doing so that a star affects my eyes no more than does the flame from a small torch. And although I feel heat as I draw closer to the fire, and I also feel pain upon drawing too close to it, there is not a single argument that persuades me that there is something in the fire similar to that heat anymore than to the pain. On the contrary, I am convinced only that there is something in the fire that, regardless of what it finally turns out to be, causes in us those sensations of heat and pain.

And although there may be nothing in a given space that moves the senses, it does not therefore follow that there is no body in it. But I see that in these and many other instances I have been in the habit of subverting the order of nature. For admittedly I use the perception of the senses for signifying to the mind what things are useful or harmful to the composite of which it is a part. And to that extent they are clear and distinct enough as reliable rules for immediately discerning what is the essence of bodies located outside us. Yet they signify nothing about that except quite obscurely and confusedly.

Rene Descartes in his 1641 sixth meditation from, Discourse on Method and Meditation on First Philosophy is trying to put the order of nature in terms that can be objectively understood. There is nothing in a fire but a flame of consciousness that manifests to experience a distinct part of our reality. This consciousness is in the structure of our reality because we put in there in order to feel and sense another aspect of consciousness physically. The fire expands awareness just like our thoughts and feelings, which give off shadows. We call them hallucinations that are quite valid.

They play a strong part in physical reality as well as in dream reality. These shadows alter the perceived environment and another level of reality manifests. They are not passive and their shape is not dependant on their origin.

These shadows, like the oak tree that casts a shadow on the ground, move freely with the tiniest movement of the smallest leaf. But, its freedom to move is dictated by the motion of the oak. Not one oak leaf shadow will move unless its counterpart does.

In dreams these shadowy thoughts are free to pursue any direction and there is a creative give and take between the shadow and its counterpart. In this physical reality these shadows are also dependant on our focused thoughts as well as our beliefs about such things.

Regardless of the shape of the shadow our beliefs will dictate what the physical senses feel. There may be and are other forms of consciousness within these shadows, but out limited thoughts about the order of nature keep us in a confused and obscure state of awareness. We gradually sense this shadowy order using contrast, and from that awareness the shadow manifests as the counterpart expands.

Friday, March 18, 2011

The Truth of Self

Accordingly, it is this nature that teaches me to avoid things that produce a sensation of pain and to pursue things that produce a sensation of pleasure, and the like. But it does not appear that nature teaches us to conclude anything besides these things, from these sense perceptions unless the intellect has first conducted its own inquiry regarding things external to us. For it seems to belong exclusively to the mind, and not to the composite of mind and body, to know the truth in these matters.

In his 1641 sixth meditation from his work, Discourse on Method and Meditation of First Philosophy Rene Descartes is explaining how the senses perceive nature and that nature is a combination of everything bestowed on him by God. Reality does imply a structure of sorts and within that structure are assortments of perceptions that find their way into a belief. The world as we know it is limited by our perception of it; when perceptions expand the world does too. There is no better example than the senses of new born baby. The senses begin to pick up vibrations and little by little those vibrations become stronger and awareness of self expands.

Descartes 17th century thoughts are considered partial perceptions in the 21st century. Perceptions in the 19th century were limited by thoughts about the self. The truth of self unfolds as awareness expands.

Perceiving the self as a plural has always been a topic of conversation in all ancient cultures, but the realization that nature is teaching us about our multiplicity is still an esoteric thought. But, all one has to do is look at the consciousness of a bird or a tree and see the multiplicity within that consciousness. Each species looks the same, but when they are brought in focus each counterpart within the species is different just like the counterparts that exist in the self.

The self is a multidimensional aspect of consciousness. There are counterparts and varieties of consciousness that manifest for the fun of it; for the joy of it, and for the expansion and growth of it, as well as for the difference in it, and the desire producing value of it. Every form of consciousness in nature manifests to know itself in physical form in order to expand the truth of self.

Monday, March 14, 2011

The Imaginary Point of Awareness

For it is surely no imperfection in God that has given me the freedom to give or withhold my assent in those instances where he has not placed a clear and distinct perception in my intellect. But surely it is an imperfection in me that I do not use my freedom well and that I make judgments about things I do not properly understand.

Nevertheless, I see that God could easily have brought it about that, while still being free and having finite knowledge, I should nonetheless never make a mistake. The result could have been achieved either by his endowing my intellect with a clear and distinct perception of everything about which I deliberate, or by simply impressing the following rule so firmly upon my memory that I could never forget it: I should never judge anything that I do not clearly and distinctly understand.

Rene Descartes at the end of his fourth meditations from his 1641 work, Discourse on Methods and Meditations on First Philosophy does make a point about the nature of separation. We look and try to find subjective solutions with objective thoughts and a great divide manifests in the process. Instead of realizing that we are capable of receiving finite knowledge from our stream of consciousness, we create another entity that exists outside of that stream.

The concept of an unknown reality that contains special places filled with judgmental overtones is certainly creations formed by beliefs about religion. Science has distorted beliefs about this unknown reality as well. Science tries to find the subjectiveness in all things using proving objective tools so the foundation for the work leaves out the most important ingredient.

Religion creates this unknown reality using subjective concepts, which are separate from each individual in order to control the image of this reality. Exploration of this unknown reality can only be achieved when we leave our accepted facts about the nature of the self and expand them to include that infinite consciousness that has been the topic of debate, controversy, and war for hundred of centuries. We must expand our level of awareness to an imaginary point where the spirit meets the flesh. There we find the neurological messages that contain the substance of subjectivity.

At that point we do not dissect, criticize, and analyze; we creatively unite, and build. It is there where Descartes concept of God exists in its true form. It is the Zen like motion of no motion that flows through every cell in our universe without judgment.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

A Battleground of Thoughts

What I believe must be considered above all here is the fact that I find within me countless ideas of certain things that, even if perhaps they do not exist anywhere outside of me, still cannot be said to be nothing. And although in a sense, I think them at will, nevertheless they are not something I have fabricated; rather they have their own true and immutable natures.

Rene Descartes in his fifth meditation from his 1641 work, Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy touches on an aspect of the self that we all know, but ignore. The thoughts we think all have truth and exist somewhere in the consciousness. They are experienced in some form at some point. Some of those thoughts manifest physically while other thoughts manifest in other dimensions or in probable selves, which may or may not be experiencing this time-space reality at the same now point. In that sense they do have their own true and immutable nature.

Consciousness is always conscious of itself as well as its integrity and validity so there is really no such thing as unconsciousness. We called our latent thoughts subconscious thoughts since they don’t manifest in the same way, but we do know they exist at least for a moment of awareness.

The world view of any person is connected and exists within the stream of consciousness that functions without time so these views or thoughts continue and can be tapped into by personalities that open themselves to them. There are varieties of consciousness that focus on specific views of reality, which contain experiences that others exclude.

We all have certain pet ideas that follow the path of certain beliefs and they become the structure for the reality we know. Other concepts or thoughts don’t fit into that structure and we develop a good vs. evil mentality about them, which forces us to create a battleground of thoughts which manifest as living projections.

We become the enemy in the self-created battle between different aspects of the psyche. Descartes thoughts about God represent his battle with the self and that energy manifested as two forms where one is pitted against the other even though they come from the impulses created by the same consciousness.

Reality implies a structure; a group of accepted beliefs about the nature of the self and its self-created world. It is possible not to structure reality; we do it all the time in dreams. Within those dreams there are truths and immutable messages from the consciousness that show us we are living in more than one reality at the same time.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Nashville Adventuresome Novel Creates Quite a New Century Buzz

Press Release

March 3, 2011
Nashville Tennessee

Living Behind The Beauty Shop ISBN# 978-0-9778130-4-9

Nashville Adventuresome Novel Creates Quite a New Century Buzz

Lightning Source a Division of Ingram Book Company released Living Behind The Beauty Shop an Adventuresome Novel by Hal Manogue today and the reaction has been better than anticipated. Leslie Sullivan Client Services Coordinator for Lightning Source said the first fifty copies were printed and shipped ahead of schedule.

The book is Manogue’s first novel, but he is no stranger to book publishing. His esoteric poems and essays are popular all over the world. Living Behind The Beauty Shop is centered in the Nashville area during the 89s, 90s, and the new millennium. The story follows the lifestyle of one family. Each person in the family impacts society in a unique, but understandable way.

Some of the pressing social issues that influence beliefs about the nature of reality in the 21st century are addressed in the book. Homelessness, the shoe business, Down syndrome, sexuality, and eco-friendly solutions to pending social dilemmas are addressed in an out-of-the-box sort of way.

Yvonne Perry CEO of Writers in the Sky writing services and editor of the book had this to say about the story:

Living Behind The Beauty Shop will open your eyes to new possibilities about what can be done to help homeless humanity become a productive part of society. It will show appreciation for racial and sexual diversity and present ideas about how we can protect our environment and conserve precious natural resources. Additionally, those who know someone living with Down syndrome will appreciate the sensitivity and positive light shone upon the unique individuals who have chosen a chromosome mishap as an Earthly path to lead others to enlightenment.

Living Behind The Beauty Parlor is available on Manogue’s websites: or The book is also available online and in book stores. The Kindle version and eBook version will be available next week.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Psychic Spontaneity

But indeed it is also the same “I” who imagines; for although perhaps, as I supposed before, absolutely nothing that I imagine is true, still the very power of imagining really does exist, and constitutes a part of my thought.

Rene Descartes in his 1641 fourth meditation from, Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy is trying to observe his subjectiveness using objective thoughts. The power of imagination is rooted in our subject consciousness. It creates the manifestations that become true and real. Not everything that’s imagined manifests in this reality, but those thoughts do manifest in other realities. Thoughts always manifest somewhere since they are energy that is set in motion by the consciousness.

We only focus on one dimension and even when that focus is directed to imaginary thought it will only manifest when we allow it too. We do have a blocking mechanism that tells us to believe only what appears objectively. Those other impulses that are blocked by our unawareness eventually manifest and we experience them in some way, but we may not recognize those manifestation.

A good example of this blockage is our beliefs about our own cells. Our cells are eternal even though they exist in this dimension for a period of time. Energy is eternal in all forms so thoughts create not just our focused reality they create other realities that we can experience once we jump over our three dimensional hurdle.

There are psychic conventions that help organize experiences. Our exterior conventions force us to conform to accepted ideas, so our inner conventions are force to conform to preconceived prepackaging that inhibits remembering the multidimensionality of the self. Conventions are the result of stratified and rigid spontaneity. When they become a system of order the original spontaneity disappears.

That results in psychic customs as well as physical ones like religion and psychic dogma that direct the ego consciousness to follow a certain focus in a certain dimension. A private interpretation develops of the reality that is in focus, but there are many others to experience when psychic spontaneity reappears.