Hello, Self Observed!

How about a positive LSD story? Wouldn’t that be news-worthy, just once…? “Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration; that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we’re the imagination of ourselves. Here’s Tom with the weather…”

Bill Hicks

The universe is a self-realizing engine, evolving to increasingly higher states of self-awareness. I’m trying to keep the gears well-oiled.

Here we go!

I created this site to tackle questions on the cutting edge of understanding. To do this, I want to work in the space between scientific inquiry and spiritual intuition. Academic rigor is a great way to get a lot of things done, and I will include examples of it. This rigor, and the closed-mindedness of many academics out there, also make controlled studies unsuitable for the exploration of certain inner states. As such, we will mix in subjective experiences as seems appropriate.

There’s a tricky balance to strike here. There are organizations out there (MAPS, IONS, etc.) publishing studies that blur the lines between traditional “hard” science and the newer realms of consciousness, unexplainable phenomena, and so on. This is excellent: working within the existing boundaries of academic inquiry, reaching towards the unknown. But, well, I’m impatient. Academic rigor moves slowly, and I’ve seen things in my own mind that deserve expression, even though I can’t prove them in a double-blind study. I also want to be careful not to take at face value all mystical ideas out there; some are pseudoscience at best.

I believe that the spiritual realm and consciousness are essentially one and the same, and that they operate under a knowable system of laws. I want to work towards a framework for understanding these laws.

~ by Grant on June 22, 2012.

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