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If I had to venture a guess…

I have been asked to venture a scenario for what might be at work in the event of Apocalypse. Or put another way, to guess what is beneath the veil, of what is the veil constructed, and how it may dissolve.  The singularity and the event horizon are terms used these days, which are not synonymous with the term apocalypse, but influence current strains eschatological thought. They each have various definitions as they are used in different areas of study, but they represent the fundamental uncertainty that a given mathematical model is based upon. In Einstein’s relativity the singularity is hidden inside the event horizon. For our purposes, we’ll call it a riddle enfolded into a mystery, wrapped in an enigma, encased in a conundrum, birthing an abyss.

Charts of population growth and consumption of world resources show exponential growth or decay depending on what is being measured. Exponential curves cannot ever reach their asymptote, so the axis is the event horizon. So, what happens at the event horizon? If these charts run themselves out, without any major earth dissolving events or fundamental change in the global modus operandi, I imagine a world not unlike the plethora of sci-fi dystopia scenarios, in which most of the world is a post-industrial technocratic ghetto, kept alive as an incubator of energy for small pockets of oligarchy and their elaborate pleasure-domes. We aren’t so far of from that now. In our world and this future world, economies (or the wealth of the people) and ecosystems (the wealth of the earth) are continually diminished.

Besides being a very gloomy scenario, it is also a scenario that is not inclusive of how strange reality seems to be. For this particular type of gloom/doom scenario to work, the full ramifications of new physics and mathematics would have to be kept under wraps, by our own undesire to know and by those whose control may be threatened. It seems unlikely to me that this is possible, it’s too big, and it’s too in our face. But scientism is equally a peril to be avoided. We cannot afford the smugness brought on by the scientific fundamentalism that is endlessly confusing the new scientific model with reality. A description of reality is not reality.

Some of what I extrapolate from Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle is that observation is an organizer of quanta. Less simply put, sub-atomic particles exist in a state of endless flux, we cannot observe the location and structure unless we measure it as particle, and we cannot observe its momentum or direction unless it is measured as a vibration. What is this power of observation? One could say that observation is awareness focused through sense organs. So, in this line of thinking, observation is the event horizon which conceals the singularity of awareness.

Observation is a capacity that we have, and it organizes the fundamental structure of our physical reality. This is a big deal. This sounds a little bit like the pop-spiritual meme of manifesting favorable circumstances through positive thinking. Except positive thinking involves the intercession of thought to create a story about a series of events. Here we are only interested in this phenomena as it happens, and the good news is that no one is more qualified than we are to make this observation for ourselves. We may even find that just as thought intercedes in observation, the observer intercedes in awareness. So, both thought and observation are tools of awareness in replicating life. It may follows that from awareness, sovereignty is derived.

Now, consider the veil that lies between us and the event horizon. This could be thought of as the Chapel Perilous, which Antero Alli discusses in the above video, he also refers to it as the dweller on the threshold. The dweller being the beastly reflection of our own ignorance, which is the accumulation of years and memories. The veil is made of all that we have gathered: our secrets, our clinging to comfort, and fear of being separated from all that defines us as somebody. Facing this may come as a result of re-cognizing sovereignty. But it has been staring at us the whole time.

This is the work. We are the ones we have been waiting for. We can’t leave it to the experts, the politicians, or spiritual leaders. We are responsible for our own senses, nervous systems, and psycho-emotional faculties, so that we can sort, for ourselves, what is shit and what is shinola. It’s the first step in the process of “knowing what to do.”

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Sovereign Apocalypse

There are rumors on the wind of apocalypse and a “shift in consciousness.” There have been since the beginning of the peculiar period commonly referred to as history. On Mercury Rising, we use the literal greek definition of apocalypse, which is the lifting of the veil. I have only vague speculations as to what might be under this veil, based on  shadows and echoes reflected back over history from its end.  I can only assume that whatever that which Terrence Mckenna referred to as the “transcendental object at the end of time,” is astonishingly beautiful and terrifying beyond our ability to imagine. Which is probably part of the reason why apocalypse is generally characterized as the sudden and violent end of the World.

What are the political implications of something like apocalypse and  “shift in consciousness.” Contemplating consciousness is a fun game to contemplate. Think of this game as: consciousness getting to know itself in an entirely unique way, unlike any previous method, such as organizing itself into the atom or being the first fish that walked out of the ocean onto land. This sort of thought, carries the assumption of, what is referred to in quantum theory as, a unified field. Is it possible that this sort of first-person scientific exploration can bring about a fundamental restructuring of our being? With such a flexible experimental awareness, let’s approach the concept of Sovereignty.

The legal definition of sovereignty is subtle and complex, but basically means “all power.” In the days of monarchy, royalty were considered to be the only sovereign of the land. And perhaps s/he doled out sovereignty to dukes, feudal lords, and the like, but all sovereign power resided in the King and Queen by divine right. The United States was founded on the idea that all men are sovereign, and that the sovereignty of the State was derived from the sovereignty of the people.

The Constitution was one of the first documents to back-pedal on the Declaration of Independence and other founding articles. The Constitution defined just who is equal and who is not. We must be very honest with ourselves, and finally admit that the “dream of America” has never been seen.  It has been lip service and a target which we were not properly aiming for. As William Burroughs stated, we have “vulgarized and falsified until the bare lie shines through.”

One of the fascinating things about law as it has (d)evolved is that our sovereignty has never been taken away, even the sovereignty of the enslaved is not taken away. Legalese is written around the Law, it is not itself Law. It constitutes the body of “law” known as statutes. Legalese can not remove sovereignty. This was known by the slave holders who founded America, whether they knew they knew it or not.

Sovereignty is an inborn quality of consciousness, and human-beings along with other beings are conscious to varying degrees. We give our sovereign power to the de facto sovereignty holders,  known as the State, in the form of our time, energy, and labor, which is often transmuted into currency. The central bank owns the money, and circulates it and charges a percent for this service. The labor we give the State is largely used to pay the debt owed to the centralized bank, which is interestingly enough a private international entity.  Which means we as a nation are giving our sovereignty to an outside force. Whether administered by an international bank or a government, this is debt slavery. We give our power over in exchange for “privileges and benefits,” public plumbing, roads, trash collection, emergency response, and so on . We take care of the system, it takes care of us.

So, it is not a matter of “taking back our sovereignty,” but rather exercising it, or not (we have that option, too). It is important not to think of sovereignty as a concept that we use to prop up ideologies, but that we actively learn about it with same sense of novelty and ebullient energy  as a child catching fire flies for the first time. It may be the only completely selfless action, as well. By taking-care-of-the-system-taking-care-of-us, we are killing the world, we are killing ourselves. We all know it, whether we know it or not. Ultimately this is something we do for ourselves, it is sovereignty recognizing itself, in itself, so that we can each become “one who stands.”

As Burroughs points out,” The final Apocalypse is when every man sees what he sees, feels what he feels, and hears what he hears.” This could also be a working definition of Sovereignty.

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