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There is a Veil in all of our heads
The threshold wall between the narcissistic fun-house mirror that most humans peer into and declare reality, and the multitude of various neutral observatory stations set up behind the eyes of the adept, as the swirl of impermanence and agnosis wraps around their senses, engulfing them in a torrent of vital fire that is their own senses and metabolism.
This Veil cannot be thought of as a physical or tangible force though, that is exactly what it arises from, but like a grandfather clock or an automobile arising from the various molecules and elements of the machine placed with intent by a human hand, the Eyes of the technician utilizing past-sight, present-sight, and fore-sight, guiding the unfolding of entropy, using the release of structure to power the machine, as well as being able to reinforce the machine to stay in such a form for only a certain amount of time (all things turn to dust). The Veil is what many magicians would understand as a ‘subjective” reality, but I say this to clarify, however be forewarned I am not contrasting this to an ‘objective’ reality. The Veil can be spotted by its pathology, namely; It was indoctrinated, or has roots in indoctrination. It arises from ‘knowing’, not ‘remembering/observation/fore-thinking’ It is a continual methodology of dealing/categorizing one’s experience Regardless of the symbolism that arises from the Veil, the way it is utilized remains effectively similar.
A person who could be said to be ‘under the Veil’ will not know they are under the Veil, though they might have suspected it somewhat before. The reason that the Veil is said to arise from physical reality, is comparable to the emotions / memories / inspirations etc that arise for a person who sees an old photograph of a loved one, or listens to a new song that heightens their mood/sticks in their head. The Veil is made of what is known as ‘qualia’ much like old houses are made out of bricks, some new ones are made out of wood and drywall, or mortar, steel and concrete. Qualia is a plural of quale, a noun and is defined as: A quality or property as perceived or experienced by a person. A quale is not the property or quality of something, or the thing itself, but the experienced version of it individual to each person, and it can be argued there is no experience outside of qualia. This is not the same as ‘my belief makes true’, as heeding qualia as fact will and commonly does lead to failure, surprise and cognitive biases/dissonance. It is not the qualia itself that is the Veil, but rather how a person’s Self chooses to filter the qualia, namely the division is not dichotomous but polychotomous, and is more akin to ‘points’ in a third dimensional volume that ‘degrees’ on a hierarchical scale.
The division would first appear to ‘split’ at a point, namely that the Veil can be thought of as unconscious, but so can’t needed reactions to reality, the ‘Piercing’ of the Veil can be thought of as conscious, but so can’t most decisions to ‘forget’ and ‘sink back under the Veil. This may seem confusing due to the flippant use of the word consciousness/unconsciousness, while also declaring it is a polychotomy and I shall clarify. A conscious action can be defined as an action taken with ‘orientation’ guiding it, that is a combination of ‘past-present-future’ observation utilized towards a goal, where an unconscious reaction is anything the self performs automatically, without the ‘consensus’ of the “Prime Observer” consciousness in one’s self.
An example: Is a wrench a tool or a lion?
The mind knows that the wrench is a tool, because of associations, and the time that the mind takes to ‘know’ it is a tool is microseconds compared to the memories that one would have to access to ‘remember’ why a wrench is ‘defined as a tool’ and not a lion, what a tool is, what a lion is, and what a wrench is, how it is used, etc.
At no point did the “Observer of Observation’ / “The Contemplator of Contemplations” or so named ‘Prime Observer” consciousness ever ‘decide’ the wrench was a tool, as it would have by using context. This was decided by an unconscious formatory intellect. By either sourcing context, which means to presently interact with sense-data so as to arise to a conclusion, or by re-sourcing sense-data through memories, the self can ‘arise’ at a decision filtered through itself. The ‘know’ judgment arises from only one point of datum (singular of data) associated automatically, through repetitive associations, and bears much room for error as there are no checks and balances of ‘context’, of multiple points if information leading the mind to arise at a conclusion, such as with ‘remembering
This is relative to “The Veil” and “Piercing the Veil” because the “knowing’ is in a sense qualia ‘given’ to the “Prime Observer” consciousness automatically, but part of the disruptive pathology of the Veil is that the “Prime Observer” and the whole Self is “under” it, if they ‘accept’ the ‘given’ without realizing it was not a conscious decision, contemplation, or epiphany, but a reaction to outside stimuli with no conscious filter, only automatic filter.
The “Prime Observer” consciousness is called so because it is the “I” that is alone, the “I’ that never leaves until ‘unconsciousness’. If you lose an arm, “You” are still existent If you could theoretically have your brain hooked to a life support system, “I” would still exist. The “I’ that can watch itself watching itself, is an example of the ‘Prime Observer’ consciousness. The ‘know judgment’ can be thought of as a sort of “Automatic Intellectual” consciousness, and muscle reflexes themselves could even be thought of as its own consciousness.
The Master Controller consciousness is not aware of the acceptance of “The Given”, they will not identify it as something outside of “I” and every decision, every reaction will be taken to heart as “Their Decision”, something “They Chose” and they will see themselves as a flawed creature, who has to learn, but they will not see that they are Not In Control. They will blame their faults and inabilities on “I”, not ‘this or that automatic function of the mind/body”, and they will always justify it, though the “Prime Observer” had nothing to do with the decision or how it was reached. They simply jump, when told to, by their other systems.“Know” functions, or “The Given” from parts of the mind to the “Prime Observer’ hold most of the harmful habits, paranoias, prejudices and ways of functioning to humans, and has been shown to elicit much less EEG activity than “Remember” functions and is associated with the rhinal cortex, where “Remember” functions are shown to provoke more EEG activity due to an interaction between posterior and anterior portions of the brain, the impact of this arises with the understanding that “Knowing” is mechanical/automatic and “Remembering” is conscious, extending to ‘Remembering’ the present, or future.
The Veil is so called because we base our memories and experiences on the associative symbolism that arises to our experience/senses, and the more mechanical this is, the less choice the “I” has to enact, as well as they stray from what can be called the ‘super- probable’ (differentiated against “the Objective”) and will suddenly find themselves like aircrafts without guidance systems, yet still beholden to the ‘super-probability’ that they are effected by gravity. If someone walks down the street and is paranoid, they may not realize that nothing is dangerous around them, yet that is their qualia. It is a sort of ‘movie’ projected from their brain, onto their perception of ‘over there’ experiences. There are levels to the Veil, but the truly horrifying one is the one that most people live under; for when a paranoid returns home, perhaps their family alerts them to the situation, forcing about a ‘conscious’ exercise in the paranoiac, asking them to ‘remember’ instead of ‘know’, but in the case of a collective delusion no one shall know anything is wrong at all. theinfinitynetwork.org
Last Edited By: pan0ptic Dec 26 13 9:20 AM. Edited 1 time