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    Where forward thinking terrestrials share ideas and information about the state of the species, their planet and the universe, living the lives of science fiction. Introduction
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    Permaculture (permanent agriculture) is the concious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems.

    It is the integration of landscape and people providing their food, energy, shelter, and other material and non-material needs sustainably. Without permanent agriculture their is no possibility of a stable social order.

    A characteristic of permaculture is that the needs of the system for energy are provided by that system and does not depend on external energys.

    The philosophy behind permaculture is one of working with, rather than against nature; of protacted thoughtful observations rather than protracted thoughtless action; of looking at systems in all their functions, rather than asking only one yeild of them; and allowing systems to demonstrate their own evolutions [and adapting our design to such changes]

    “In life and design we must accept that immutable rules will not apply and instead be prepared to be guided on our continuing exploration by flexible principles and directives”

    “We are led by information, reflection, and careful investigation to moderate abandon or forbid certain behaviors and substances that in the long term threaten our survival. We see how enlightened self interest leads us to evolve ethics of sustainable and sensible behaviors [therefore beneficial to others]”

    What is now possible is a totally new synthesis of plant and animal systems using post industrial or even computerized approach to systems design. Applying the principles of whole system energy flow it is [necessary] to devise permaculture systems for local, regional and personal needs.

    From Permaculture: A Designers Manual by Bill Mollison (1980 something)

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    Book Autopsies by Brian Dettmer
    His flickr account contains more recent work to explore!

    Sun, Jan 31, 2010  Permanent link
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    Started as a comment and evolved into a response to Keen's Terrance McKenna and DMT

    I used to have a pet hedgehog and became very interested in her consciousness. Many animals and plants for that matter, perceive reality in what I believe to be drastically different than humans, one of the reasons for this is the addition of other sensory modes.

    In the hedgehogs case a sense organ known as the Jacobson's organ is implemented in its physiology to perceive pheromonal activity in its environment therefore giving it the ability to interpret and communicate through a unique process alien to our human experience.
    Like certain rodents have the ability in their aural senses to perceive frequencies of sound outside of our capability to do so.

    To state it differently we as humans are immersed in these elements of reality constantly, though we do not directly experience them. Thus they still have valid existence.

    In a similar way we are physiologically gifted with a pineal gland, which is also believed to be a sensory organ of sorts. As suggested in Richard Strassmans book DMT: The Spirit Molecule, the pineal gland secretes DMT during the great mysterious experiences of our existence. When we are born, when we are sleeping (dreaming) when we are dying or near dying and in schizophrenics during psychotic episodes to name a few.

    from the british journal of psychology 1980:
    The excretion of N,N,-dimethyltryptamine (DMT) was frequently raised in the Schizophrenic's when they were "psychotic" but was usually normal when they had recovered

    from wikipedia:
    Some sleep researchers have noted that near death experiences are similar to many of the experiences reported during lucid dreaming.

    DMT and the pineal gland seem to be connected in some way to the mystical experience. And as mentioned by Keen, the presence of entities and receiving information outside of personal experience seem to be common experiences, further lending gravity to the notion of 'another realm of reality' which our pineal gland allows us to experience.

    In conclusion I believe that reality is far more extensive than our current instruments of science are able to quantify. We should gracefully accept that the human experience and what we perceive daily as reality is not all encompassing.
    Western schools of thought need to give more credit to experiential knowledge, as methods of exploring ways to extend our sensory experience have been practiced successfully for centuries.

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    Sometimes when we perceive the world we perceive without language. We perceive spontaneously. But sometimes when we view the world, first we think a word then we perceive. In other words, the first instance is directly feeling or perceiving the universe; the second is talking ourselves into seeing the universe. So either you look and see beyond language, as first perception or you see the world through the filter of your thoughts.
    -Chogyam Trungpa (edited for context)

    When we experience our environment directly, without the pretense of thought (internal gossip) we have the ability to dissolve into a state of clarity in our awareness of reality, a state of 'flow'.

    Flow is the creative mental state in which the person is fully immersed in their task or environment by a feeling of energized focus, full involvement , accuracy and interest.

    The [individual] feels that the world is naturally full of interest: the visual world, the emotional world. So interest or inquisitiveness manifests as raw delight, delight together with rawness or tenderness.
    -Chogyam Trungpa (edited to condense)

    We are talking about a state of consciousness that often gets forgotten in a world filled with distraction and deception.
    A raw unfiltered, unconditioned state of perception, similar to that of a child exploring the world with a fresh spirit.
    This is curiosity and expression in its purest form. This is the essence of adventure!

    View the world with the curious fascination of a child in all your explorations of reality. This will manifest humor and playfulness in your life and a gentleness towards yourself and others.

    Please, elaborate.

    *Chogyam Trungpa quotes from his book shambhala: the sacred path of the warrior
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    I was tought by a book that words themselves have no meaning, and that wisdom is contained in direct experience.
    I needed to elaborate to understand the truth in this. So I thought about what are the components and intentions behind language.

    We use language as a tool to express the meaning of things, and conversation as a way of immersing your subject in the experience of meaning. The poet is not merely one who has a gift for expressing things beautifully, but one who has the ability to submerge himself in experience, to imagine and be subjective to the beauty and wholeness of reality. Who's mind is capable of the most divine form: creation. Creation meaning 'causing to exist'.

    Therefore a poet could be one who never writes a stanza, or ballad or lymrick. The poet is someone who creates and has the ability to express it wholely. To communicate in the most effective way, the experience of an idea. To be so open to connection that his presence connects others.

    The poet is a god, and we are all gods.

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    The world is a symphony and we are the everything orchestra.

    Hai I am named Tyler.

    With every soft breathe the wind blows over the grass I feel an ocean pouring into my soul, an ocean where every atom vibrates the sound of love and makes it feel like everything is.
    And when I listen closely to the sounds of the night, I'm reassured that I'm meant to.

    If the moment is all that's real than really there is everything all the time.
    Not just what we limit ourselves look at.

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