Mathematics and the Psychedelic Revolution
Thu, Feb 3, 2011
About the time that chaos theory was discovered by the scientific community, and the chaos revolution began in 1978, I apprenticed myself to a neurophysiologist and tried to construct brain models made out of the basic objects of chaos theory. I built a vibrating fluid machine to visualize vibrations in transparent media, because I felt on the basis of direct experience that the Hindu metaphor of vibrations was important and valuable.
Neuromodeling is interesting because you can identify that the model is correct by knowing yourself. Of course, there is just a small intersection between the two types of knowledge there. The brain has some of that physics simulation engine in it. Some of the rules can be bent without effort and limits. Now you tell me does that sound important? Or, are the spontaneous and strong, unchallengeable occurrences more important on the mental plane? I think that the ability of explorers to process the information in their heads and in the heavy-burden regions has stopped their process of stimulating the spontaneous physics in the mental space.