Re: From DREAM to CONSCIOUSNESS
Claude de Contrecoeur <email@example.com> wrote:
>Conscious Dreams and Consciousness(Version 2) (Brouillon:draft)
>I have discovered and scientifically explored conscious dreams in I976 and =
>published about that in I979/I98O/I98I in France(AGRESSOLOGIE,MASSON eds.Pa=
>ris)and in Italy in 1976.In my articles I described what distinguishes this=
> form of dream from normal oneiric phenomena and I also analysed different =
>states of consciousness.The work I did is,apparently,the most advanced whic=
>h has been done in this field,by following the scientific methodology.Of co=
>urse,conscious dreams have been explored since a long time by the Tibetan m=
>onks but they had no knowledge of present-day scientific analysis.Conscious=
> dream is,wrongly,called "lucid" dream in english.I will describe,here,a si=
>mple and efficient method in order to induce this kind of dream.Moreover,I =
>strongly believe that when most people will be able to enter,voluntarily,in=
> the virtual world of their dream world this will change,drastically,societ=
>y.Manipulating your own mind in conscious dreams cannot be compared with th=
>e highly primitive manipulations of computer generated virtual realities...=
>It is far more easy to enjoy the virtual reality which is in your own mind =
>than trying to enjoy primitive virtual realities generated by computers! To=
> that effect,you need no money,nothing,except exercising!Moreover,by doing =
>so you start to learn a lot about what is consciousness as,for instance,in =
>dreams you are frequently conscious of things which are non-existent in the=
> waking state reality.How you can be conscious of things which never existe=
>d is an important discovery which opens the scientific exploration of what =
>is exactly "consciousness".I analysed this,in detail,in my article of 1980.=
>How to achieve conscious dreams
>In order to become proficient in conscious dreams you need to exercise at l=
>east one hour per night,very,very regularly.Regularity is of prime importan=
>ce in order to be able to penetrate,voluntarily,in your endogenous world or=
> ENDOREALITY.Going,at will,in your endoreality is one of the most rewarding=
> experience you can have in your life as you enter in the reality which is =
>completely yours and where nobody,no Inquisitor can follow you to prevent y=
>ou from just enjoying yourself.When you can achieve this,the exogenous real=
>ity or EXOREALITY becomes less "real",less stressing,less borring as you ca=
>n,now,consider willingly exoreality as dream-like,even it is not a dream! B=
>ut being able to consider exoreality as oneiric-like,oneiric-mimetic,gives =
>you much more freedom and self-confidence as you have now new values,new wa=
>ys of seeing important things,like,for instance,the death of your loved one=
>s or your own death.
>So here are the exercises you should,regularly,do in order to learn to pene=
>trate consciously in your endoreality:
>I.Before going to sleep,sit or lie in your bed for at least 3O minutes.
>2.In total darkness,just FOCUS your attention on darkness and try to VISUAL=
>ISE simple images,like the image of a triangle,a square,a leaf,or something=
> which gives you pleasure.For instance,focusing your visual attention on se=
>xual images will ameliorate your concentration!
>If you are a man you can focus your attention on images of a breast,of butt=
>If you are a woman focus your attention on a part of man's anatomy which tr=
>iggers your sexual desires.
>The purpose of this exercise is to teach you how to activate,specifically,s=
>ome of your memory zones in order to achieve the generation of controlled h=
>allucinations.This is a very difficult exercise but it will train your cons=
>ciousness to control itself.Focusing your attention is extremely important =
>in the discovery of your memory and consciousness.
>In the beginning if you focus your attention on,let say,a triangle,you will=
> observe the appearance of a faint triangular shape in the darkness and you=
> will discover that this triangle will have a strong tendency to move,rotat=
>e,or simply disappear to be replaced by another faint image.Such faint imag=
>es are called DISSATENUATED images.A clear and controlled hallucinated imag=
>e is called a completely disattenuated image,while faint images are called =
>partially disattenuated images.We will explain this later.
>To see a memorised image as clearly as a real image means that you activate=
> the metabolism of a memory zone where this image is stored.Selective metab=
>olic activation of memory zones gives you a lot of power in your dreams and=
>,also,surprisingly,in the exoreality where we all live.
>3.While focusing your attention on INFORMATIONAL OBJECTS(a stored image of =
>an object perceived in exoreality is called likewise)try your best to forge=
>t the boundaries of your body.
>4.Try not to move at all and breathe deeply and regularly,like someone who =
>5.When 3O minutes or more have elapsed,just go to sleep but you still have =
>to wake up in the early morning!
>6.Wake up early in the morning,between 4 or 5 and just repeat the whole exe=
>7.When you next wake up write,as fast as possible,everything you can rememb=
>er of your dreams.Slowly,slowly you will discover that you remember more an=
>d more dreams and in increasing details.
>8.During the day,when you have time,just focus your attention on complex ob=
>jects such as flowers,the ripples of water in a river,the shape of trees,le=
>aves,examine carefully the content of books,etc.This teaches you the same t=
>hing as before:how to better focus your consciousness on reality.
>After some weeks or months of such a training it will,once,happen that you =
>will make your first conscious dream,in the second phase of your exercise,t=
>hat is in early morning.You will remember that as an extraordinary experien=
>ce as you will discover that reality is only made of perceptions.Reality fo=
>r all of us is what we consciously perceive.It does not matter from where t=
>he incoming information flows,from exoreality or endoreality.Evolution has =
>put in our central nervous system(C.N.S)a mechanism which erases the consci=
>ousness of our dreams.If it did not do so,all of us would have chosen to li=
>ve in our respective endorealities and our species would just be extinct!
>Just see how people are running into exceedingly primitive computer-generat=
>ed virtual realities.Imagine what would happen if all people could go,at wi=
>ll,in the ultimate virtual reality of their own mind!!! The mercantilistic =
>society which now prevails would just become extinct as,in our endoreality,=
>we can achieve everything we want at no cost at all.The only cost is learni=
>ng.Life would me more tranquil as people would cease to compete and to run,=
>desperately,after "exoreal" objects in order to run,instead,after their own=
> informational objects...When you can access to the informational objects s=
>tored into your memory you do not need anymore money and power to realise y=
>our desires.It is far more easy to learn how to gratify yourself with infor=
>mational objects than working like a mad to become a millionnaire who will =
>have LESS than you because he can only possess exoreal objects!
>The discovery of our endoreality will be the new "alphabetisation" of the h=
>uman kind as this will be a complete revolution which will transform our so=
>cieties in ways we cannot yet imagine.Endoreality exploration is the first =
>prerequisite in order to analyse and understand what is "consciousness".
>There are two ways of penetrating into a conscious dream
>I.In the first case,when you will do your second round of exercises,now lyi=
>ng in your bed,you will notice the following phenomena which will tell you =
>that you are on the verge of crossing the frontier between exoreality and e=
>ndoreality:you may notice a buzzing sound in your ears or,more often,you wi=
>ll feel,suddenly,that your body "becomes light" and moves upwards.Then you =
>may,all of a suddeen,see a very bright three dimensional image just in fron=
>t of your eyes.Do not become excited,do not panic! Stay very calm because i=
>f you become excited or even just move your finger,then the marvellous imag=
>e will instantly disappear and you will have lost the opportunity to make y=
>our first exploration of your endoreality! Be tranquil,observe the image.Su=
>ddenly,you will become a part of this image and you will find yourself with=
> an informational body,that is an oneiric body which is,exactly,like your e=
>xoreal body.Do not be too excited.Breathe slowly now that you are in your d=
>ream reality!Then go for exploration.
>2.In the second case,you will feel the same phenomena but no image will app=
>ear and you may just think you are still in your exoreal bed.Don't be so su=
>re! Leave your bed and try to put some light.If you fail,this may mean you =
>actually penetrated in your endoreality as,often,in conscious dreams lights=
> do not turn on.If there is no light,just open your window.Then look at you=
>r room for details.Is everything in its correct place? If your room differs=
> from your normal room,then you can be sure you are in a dream and,of cours=
>e,if you slept at let say 4:3O and when you opened your window you discover=
>ed a full sunny day,with modifications of the surroudings,you will now,for =
>sure know that you successfully penetrated,consciously,into your own memory=
>!Then do the same as explained before:go for exploration,quietly.If you do =
>not remain calm,you may just wake up.
>What to do in a Conscious Dream?
>This is not an obvious question.The first thing you should do in a consciou=
>s dream is just to observe your endoreality and compare it with exoreality.=
>Try to meet oneiric people,speak with them,kiss them if you like,think abou=
>t how they can perceive you:do they really have "sensory organs"?Compare th=
>eir behaviour with the behaviour of exoreal people.Test their will.Do they =
>have "free will"?Make experiments with them in order to evaluate "their psy=
>chology".Ask them questions:do you know we are in my dream?What do you do w=
>hen I am awake!Are you aware that we all share the same central nervous sys=
>tem?,etc,etc. After a while you will fully realise that endoreality and exo=
>reality are similarly vivid,"real" and that you were,before,just like a chi=
>ld who never learned to read.You did not know that so many things happened =
>in your mind when you were sleeping!You always,erroneously,believed that "d=
>reams" were "only" dreams and could be distinguished from exoreality.And yo=
>u believed so because you suffered from amnesia due to lack of training.You=
> will realise,especially if you are a neuroscientist,that there are no clea=
>r-cut differences between the two realities except that both obey to differ=
>ent laws:exoreality obeys to the physical laws discovered by Science and en=
>doreality obeys to the laws of the neurophysiology of memory.You will soon =
>discover that exoreality is devoid of EXTRAORDINARITY while endoreality is =
>full of extraordinarity.In your endoreality any extraordinary thing can hap=
>pen:you may speak to a cat or be transformed into a woman,if you are a woma=
>n;you may transform yourself in another person or in a passion-fruit flower=
>,you may become,simultaneously,two or three persons AT THE SAME TIME,etc.
>You can divide yourself into two persons,let say a woman and a man,and just=
>,then,make love with yourself! This is an extraordinary fullfilling experie=
>nce which cannot be described in exoreal terms.You have to discover it by y=
>ourself.All these virtual experiences will make you see exoreality into a t=
>otally transformed way as,endoreality,will then be to you like a space of g=
>reat freedom while exoreality will be considered like a form of prison,beca=
>use exoreality is,totally,devoid,of extraordinarity.
>Slowly,slowly you will also get a sense that exoreality is,perhaps,not as r=
>eal as we think but that it might be just a part of an unknown hyper-realit=
>y of which we are totally unaware.Already modern physicists can guess of su=
>ch hyper-realities into which our own reality would only be a small,"illuso=
>ry",part.For instance,Andr$Brq(J Linde,a renown physicist,described a mod=
>el of the universe(called the inflationnary fractal universe)which just loo=
>ks like what we could guess of hyper-reality.
>When you are in a conscious dream,you will first enjoy,meet loving women or=
> men,make oneiric friends,visit Tahiti or Havai'i,the moon or mars,etc.Of c=
>ourse all these experiences are imaginary but so is imaginary your own life=
> in exoreality!
>After that,you should analyse the oneiric world,for instance you can try no=
>w to evaluate what is the degree of freedom that you and your oneiric partn=
>ers have in the endoreality.Doing this,you will,one day,discover that oneir=
>ic people are HYBRIDS between yourself and between what you think you know =
>about others.For instance,oneiric people can answer to any question the sam=
>e exoreal people could not answer.They can be influenced by your thoughts,e=
>tc.They are not always free to behave like they do and,most often,their vol=
>ition is very weak in front of your own volition.One of the most important =
>thing in the endoreality is that you can study,first hand,how your memory w=
>orks.In a way you become your own Sherlock Holmes and this is highly exciti=
>ng as you are scientifically exploring a world where no scientists have gon=
>e before you! You are on your way to become a pioneer of the "mind".
>There are a lot of things to explore and analyse in conscious dreams. I wil=
>l explain,now, some of the things I have discovered,since I976,when I first=
> penetrated into a conscious dream.
>About different states of consciousness and "new" concepts(I976)
>I will explain,later,in more details,why I call hallucinations "disattenuat=
>ed images".Basically,this stems from the fact that our brain is equipped wi=
>th a structure called the ATTENUATOR of which the function is to control,li=
>ke a kind of potentiometer,the quantity of information flowing from memory =
>to consciousness.An imaginary image of an exoreal object is,thus,a fully at=
>tenuated image while the same hallucinated image is called a fully disatten=
>uated image.When we dream the Attenuator ceases functioning and so informat=
>ion flows freely and unhampered to consciousness.Hallucinogens are,in fact,=
>disattenuating molecules while serotoninergics,like the specific serotonin =
>re-uptake blockers,are pro-attenuation molecules meaning that they increase=
> the degree of attenuation of recalled stored memories.Conversly,disattenua=
>ting molecules increase the degree of informational flow from memory to con=
>sciousness.This process is called "disattenuation".
>The brain is also equipped of another very important structure called,in Fr=
>ench,the D$BqS(Jepix$BqM(Jisateur,which could be translated,into englis=
>h,as the "Disrepixelisator" or D.R.P.The DRP is responsible of the continui=
>ty of our consciousness during waking time.During dreaming,the DRP also sto=
>ps functionning,thus introducing discontinuity in our thoughts which become=
> fragmented,like in schizophrenia.In fact,schizophrenia is,essentially,a di=
>sease of the DRP which is malfunctioning.The DRP is so responsible for the =
>normality of our consciousness during our waking time.We do not know yet wh=
>ich brain structures are involved in the DRP but one structure which seems =
>to be a part of this system is the hippocampus.
>The DRP controls the informational structure of our consciousness and maint=
>ains the stability of this structure.The DRP is,very probably,a system whic=
>h controls the intensity of metabolism in those zones which give rise to co=
>nsciousness.When metabolic activity is low in these zones,then we have our =
>normal structure of cousciousness.The structure of consciousness is also ca=
>lled a "pixelisation pattern"(motif de pix$BqM(Jisation,in French).When m=
>etabolic activity becomes elevated,then our consciousness dissolves into a =
>mosaic of unrelated informational events.During our waking time,the DRP mai=
>ntains a low metabolism in the zones of our brain responsible for conscious=
>ness.So the DRP(and also the Attenuator!)is a metabolic modulator.Understan=
>ding how the DRP works is understanding many different states of consciousn=
>ess,from the normal waking type of consciousness to the dream or schizophre=
>nic types of consciousness.The functioning of the DRP and the Attenuator ar=
>e interelated.Depending on these interelations you will get different state=
>s of consciousness.There is also another system which is fundamental in ord=
>er to understand different states of consciousness.It is called the S.B.E.M=
>(syst$BoN(Je de blocage des $BqG(Jf$BqS(Jences motrices)in French and=
> I will keep the same acronym in English.The S.B.E.M is a neuronal system =
>which blocks motor efferents during the onset of dream but which does not w=
>ork during schizophrenic states,were it remains inactive.This is why schizo=
>phrenics express an oneiric way of thinking while awake.
>Different states of consciousness are generated via the mutual interactions=
> of the Attenuator,DRP and S.B.E.M.
>The way the DRP,the Attenuator and the S.B.E.M work together determines dif=
>ferents states of consciousness,depending upon the states of activity or in=
>activity of these integrated structures.
>For instance, the normal waking state of consciousness will be defined like=
>The normal dreaming state will,thus,be:
>The conscious dream state will be:
>The hallucinatory schizophrenic state will be:
>The non-hallucinatory schizophrenic state will be:
>Hallucinatory states, drug induced, will be:
>Attenuator:More or less inactive
> Make yourself proficient in conscious dreams as this will be the next huma=
>n revolution to come,a revolution as important as the discovery of fire or =
>Continuity and Discontinuity of Consciousness
>The main characteristic of the dream and schizophrenic state of consciousne=
>ss is discontuinity.When we are awake our consciousness is continuous and t=
>his is the reason why we can express ourselves in a verbally "logical" way.=
>On the contrary the consciousness of the schizophrenic or the dreamer is ma=
>de of continuous and discontinuous parts,alternatively.The nature of these =
>discontinuities come from the way our memory is organised and structured.Bi=
>ological memories are not sequential memories:they store information both i=
>n a continuous and discontinuous way.Discontuinity comes from the fact that=
> our memory classifies information through motifs,patterns.In fact,the brai=
>n has nothing to do with the computer analogy as a brain is,actually,a PATT=
>ERN ANALYSER not a sequential analyser like computers.Computers will become=
> intelligent only when they will work as artificial pattern analysers.As lo=
>ng as they will work sequentially they will continue to be complete imbecil=
>es! In fact,as a neuroscientist,I am amazed about how computers can be stup=
>id.One other reason for their lack of any intelligence is that they cannot =
>make mistakes and mistakes are the basis of emerging intelligence.
>Our memory so stores information according to patterns.For instance spheric=
>al objects will be stored in the same memory area,triangular objects will b=
>e stored in their own memory area,etc.
>An area which stores homologous pattern is called,in French,a "Domaine d'ho=
>mologie motifielle" which may be translated as "homologous pattern domain"=
>=2EFor instance all the heads off people we have seen in our life are store=
>d in a common homologous pattern domain which can be called,for convenience=
>,a "pattern domain of heads"!
>In the consciousness of normal people,those domains are,always,in a very lo=
>w metabolic state.Thus,the patterns stored in these domains do not RADIATE =
>outside.Metabolically inactive patterns,then,do not enter into consciousnes=
>s making our consciousness rather continuous.If the metabolic status of the=
>se domains is increased,then these domains start to radiate in all directio=
>ns of our memory,introducing discontinuity,as our consciousness will start =
>to flow according to pattern homologies.This can be very well observed with=
> the psychotropic cannabinoids as cannabinoids,specifically,enhance the met=
>abolism of homologous pattern domains thus giving rise to the typical disco=
>ntinuous thoughts of a person intoxicated with cannabinoids.This,in fact,is=
> the beginning of madness as pure madness will be characterised by a still =
>higher metabolic activity in these domains.The thoughts of schizophrenics =
>will so be,essentially,discontinuous and this discontinuity will ,naturally=
>,put them in a state of total confusion as their consciousness will,then,b=
>ecome ILLUSIONISED.The French psychiatrist,Dr.Joseph Moreau de Tours seems =
>to have understood this phenomenon in his book "Du Haschich et de l'Ali$Bq=
>O(Jation Mentale",published in 1845 already...,one of the greatest ever bo=
>ok written on the mind.
>The Illusionised Consciousness:Towards an understanding of Consciousness
>When your consciousness is illusionised you can no longer recognise what yo=
>u perceive from exoreality. To be properly conscious of an exogenous patter=
>n this specific pattern should be compared to its endogenous counterpart st=
>ored in our memory.If is is,erroneously,compared to a different pattern the=
>n our consciousness is illusionised:we are no more in adequation with the e=
>xternal(exogenous)reality.This is the essence of madness and of dreams wher=
>e we are "conscious"(aware)of things which never existed in exoreality like=
> false memories,etc.False memories generated in dreams are,wrongly,interpre=
>ted by non-scientists as "recollection" of "past lives"! When you can exper=
>ience the illusionised state by yourself,first hand,then you can understand=
> how people can be convinced of the real "existence" of non-real events.
>When homologous pattern domains are very active metabolically then proper r=
>ecognition of exogenous patterns is disturbed and consciousness becomes "fr=
>agmented" because it,in fact,radiates in different stored homologous patter=
>ns.So,schizophrenia is a state of hypermnesia.There is a limit to the quant=
>ity of homologous patterns which can be recalled per unit of time.When this=
> limit is crossed,then we become crazy or we start,also,to dream!(This limi=
>t is called,in French,the SEUIL D'ILLUSION").This means that no drug will e=
>ver be invented which could intensify our recalls indefinitely as indefinit=
>e recall just generates consciousness radiation,that is confusion! Cannabin=
>oids are memory enhacers but,under their influence,we remember so many thin=
>gs that we just forget them nearly as soon as we have remembered them!!! To=
> the outside observer,this looks like amnesia but this is,actually,hypermne=
>sia.This physiological limit to proper conscious recall reminds,a bit,the p=
>roblem of uncertainty discovered by Heisenberg.However,creative individuals=
> by continuously and nearly obsessively think to some ideas enhance the met=
>abolic status of the areas where their ideas are stored giving rise to a ph=
>enomenon of interaction/synthesis in homologuous pattern domains.This inter=
>action/synthesis is the BASIS of Creativity.
>Creativity is a Process of Spontaneous Informational Self-Organisation
>Memory is a "Structure Informationnelle Auto-Organisatrice",that is a self-=
>organising structure.This means that the content of memory spontaneously re=
>orders itself to make more complex informational structures.
>This is done through continuous interaction/synthesis phenomena, going on i=
>n the homologuous pattern domains which,progressively,complexify the inform=
>ations stored in biological memories.This is the very essence of creativity=
> where new ideas suddenly appear when they are sufficiently self-organised.=
>Biological memories,constantly,create ORDER,through interaction/synthesis i=
>n homologous pattern domains.Then one level or order proceeds to a higher l=
>evel,and so on.Cannabinoids can stimulate this natural phenomenon by enhanc=
>ing the metabolism of memory zones.This does not mean that everyone can bec=
>ome creative with cannabinoids because,in order to be creative,you need to =
>study and accumulate a lot of conflicting data in your memory! Moreover,as =
>we have seen,the hypermnesia induced by cannabinoids leads to spontaneous a=
>mnesia:ideas are forgotten nearly as soon as they are discovered because co=
>nsciousness,under cannabinoids,radiates in a multitude of homologuous patte=
>rn domains(these new ideas are visual in nature and one can learn to see hi=
>s or her thoughts self-organising)!
>When two forms of drug-induced amnesia mutually cancel...
>This explains why the combination of benzodiazepines and cannabinoids(two m=
>olecules inducing "amnesia")can lead to mutual suppression of their side-ef=
>fects on memory as benzodiazepines lower metabolism,meaning that they also =
>diminish consciousness radiation.By adjusting the doses of a benzodiazepine=
>(like clonazepam,for instance)and of a cannabinoid you can enhance your rec=
>all abilities without falling into pseudo-amnesia,and get interesting scien=
>tific or philosophical insights.
>Introspective observation with cannabinoids gives you a good understanding =
>of the dreaming,or schizophrenic,mind as cannabinoids are,primarily,illusi=
>ogenic molecules.You do not get the same insight with hallucinogens as hall=
>ucinations and illusions are completely different phenomena.An illusion is =
>a state in which an exogenous pattern is not correctly identified while a h=
>allucination is a state in which you perceive something which just exists i=
>n your memory.In an hallucination you memory adds something to the exogenou=
>s perceived reality while in an illusion your memory wrongly identifies an =
>Illusions are fundamental in order to understand the oneiric and schizophre=
>nic states of consciousness.
>The only known illusiogens are,till now,the psychotropic cannabinoids.
>Cannabinoids have a lot of properties different from the hallucinogens.For =
>instance,they disrupt the speed of attenuation. =
>This speed is decreased under cannabinoids and this phenomenon gives rise t=
>o "time dilatation" observed under these drugs.
>Time perception is strongly modulated by serotonin.For instance,the specifi=
>c serotonin re-uptake blockers,such as fluvoxamine or zimelidine,suppress t=
>he perception of time as thoughts are decreased in consciousness.The number=
> of spontaneous thoughts per unit of time is essential in our subjective pe=
>rception of time flow.When we have few thoughts per unit of time,then time =
>flow seems slowed.On the contrary,when we have a lot of thoughts per =
>unit of time,then time flow seems augmented.
>So cannabinoids and serotonin reuptake blockers act on opposite direction a=
>s far as time perception is concerned.
>On the other hand,psilocin has an usual effect on time perception as the mo=
>vements of people under psilocin seem to be decreased! People seem to move =
>more slowly than usual.
>This may mean that the speed of attenuation is increased,contrary to haschi=
>ch.However,subjective time perception is not modiffied.
>Endoreality is like a coral!
>In exoreality we all express only one person:ourself.In endoreality,on the =
>contrary,we share a common imaginary space-time with other people who are s=
>tored representations of what we know about them.Our memory is so quite sim=
>ilar to a coral where myriads of polyps inhabit the same domain.Each endore=
>al person,including yourself,can be compared to a polyp inhabiting this spa=
>So in our endoreality many people live together in a same imaginary(virtual=
>)space-time.But to appear in this space-time the memory zones containing th=
>ose people have,of course,to become metabolically active.When we dream a ve=
>ry small percentage of our memory is highly metabolically active.If everyth=
>ing was active,then dream would not mirror exoreality but be a space of tot=
>al confusion!This is what seems to happen in the mind of those people who h=
>ave experienced an inefable mystic experience where their consciousness,app=
>arently,radiates in many homologuous patterns,simultaneously,giving to the =
>mystic this feeling that he can comprehend "everything" at the same time.
>We have no "free will":Everything we think reflects the Biochemistry of our=
> Nervous System
>armacology and the study of different states of consciousness clearly demon=
>strate that what we think,we do,or we say is merely a reflection of the par=
>ticular biochemistry going on,at a certain time,in our central nervous syst=
>em(CNS).This is why,for instance,mankind is so irrational.
>Experiments of mine have shown that by slightly modifying brain neurochemis=
>try we can think in completely opposing ways and argue,for instance,with p=
>seudo-logical arguments to justify unconsciously this brain neurochemistry.=
>For instance if I modify my brain biochemistry in a more dopaminergic way,o=
>r more serotoninergic way or if I experiment such a sociabilising molecule =
>as gamma-hydroxybutyrate or still ingest female hormones,then I will see ve=
>ry clearly on myself how my thoughts only reflect my CNS biochemistry.
>This can be quite spectacular,sometimes,as you may find yourself arguing "l=
>ogically" in opposing ways,depending on the induced biochemical modificatio=
>For a psychopharmacologist there is no such thing as "free will",etc.This b=
>elief is only a prejudiced judeochristian cultural belief and a delusion.Th=
>ere are only states of consciousness expressing a particular CNS biochemist=
>ry.This is an extremely important scientific and philosophical observation =
>as it teaches us that any human discourse is always SUSPECT as someone will=
> always just express ,VERBALLY, HIS PARTICULAR CNS BIOCHEMISTRY.
>When you become aware of this crucial fact you do not feel,anymore,an urgen=
>cy to communicate with others,in a pseudo "communication", as words are mer=
>ely a way to alter the brain neurochemistry of someone else so he may share=
> the same delusions as yours!Words are thus similar to psychotropic drugs a=
>nd such words as "love" or "hate","freedom",etc,are particularly hallucinog=
>enic.Politicians are experts in using hallucinogenic words in order to mani=
>pulate the mental states of others.So are playboys with their victims!
>All great dictators,such as Hitler,etc,have always been very keen at manipu=
>lating the biochemistry of others through words-induced emotional hallucina=
>tions,which are called cortico-limbic hallucinations.These hallucinations a=
>re far worse than cortical hallucinations induced by molecules like psiloci=
>n or other "hallucinogens".Cortico-limbic hallucinations mostly go unrecogn=
>ised in nature as people are not aware that they are,very often,hallucinati=
>ng cortico-limbically.This is why I also call these everyday hallucinations=
> "unidentified hallucinations".These hallucinations are the most dangerous =
>forms of hallucination for the human species and have been and are at the r=
>oot of man aggressive and violent behaviour intra-specifically.All wars,all=
> conflicts start with cortico-limbic hallucinations...
>A human being CAN NEVER have perfect objectivity and the examples are so nu=
>merous in Science itself to discourage us from trying to attain an authenti=
>c objectivity as scientists,like everybody,mostly express,in their discours=
>es,their own frustrations or delusions.Science IS NOT objective even though=
> it tries to reach objectivity.Science is the expression of the human mind =
>and we can conceive that very advanced intelligences could be completely at=
> odds with what we believe they should do as their "science" will also refl=
>ect the organisation of their "central nervous system" or equivalent.
>Human communication is highly primitive
>Man is still a primitive species as his symbolic sequential means of "commu=
>nication" has a very low flux of "bits per second" and because such a langu=
>age has a huge noise to signal ratio.Human "communication" is embedded in n=
>oise and thus the level of distorsion between 2 communicating persons is al=
>ways very high.
>It is very probable that advanced intelligences do not use anymore symbolic=
> sequential communication but,instead, non-symbolic non-sequential communic=
>ation as this form of communication is extremely accurate and fast.I guess =
>that in the future the human species will modify its CNS functionning,throu=
>gh a new science,yet to be born,and called NEUROMORPHOGENETICS.With this kn=
>owledge we will create de novo new communicating structures capable of tran=
>smitting and receiving non-symbolic non-sequential information.This will cr=
>eate a big gap between the present-day homo sapiens and the new homo yet to=
> be borned.
>In fact,a lot of reflexions on this topic leads me to think that there are =
>levels of intelligences and that the superior level has no logical interest=
> to even try to "communicate"with the lower levels.
>This is why I believe people like Carl Sagan,etc,who replaced the quest for=
> God by the quest of Extraterrestrial Intelligences(ETI)are,unconsciously,d=
>eluding themselves in the desperate search for a meaning and transcendance =
>I firmly believe that there WILL NEVER be any form of "communication" betwe=
>en homo sapiens and ETI.
>Homo sapiens,for instance,does not communicate with mice because they are s=
>eparated by a big gap in intelligence.Likewise,ETI capable to reach our pla=
>net will certainly not waste their time with such a primitive species as ho=
>mo sapiens.Very probably ETI capable to reach the Earth would already use a=
> non-symbolic non-sequential means of communication,the result of this bein=
>g non-communication between the two species!Another thing which would certa=
>inly fundamentally separate ETI from us is that they should have learned no=
>t to age as ageing and death are the most fundamental problem for any intel=
>When homo sapiens will have given rise to new more advanced homo (and proba=
>bly non-mortal, as death is a kind of genetic disease which needs to be rep=
>aired)he will soon fade away and I feel this may happen quite fast,maybe ju=
>st in a millenium.It is science-fiction to think that homo sapiens will rem=
>ain the same in a near future.Homo sapiens are doomed to disappear rapidly =
>and give rise to more advanced beings.In a way the real human,as I conceive=
> it,still does not exist as homo sapiens still share a lot in common with a=
>One day there will be real humans but we ARE NOT yet those humans.We are pr=
>e-humans,still very bestial and doomed to a grotesque destiny because of se=
>What is Consciousness?
>The study of dreams and schizophrenia demonstrates that consciousness,as a =
>whole,is the summation of small amounts of consciousness.
>Consciousness is,basically,a process involving pattern recognition.
>Pattern-recognition does not,automatically,lead to objective consciousness =
>as we can be(in dreams or in schizophrenia)conscious of non-existent "memor=
>In dreams or schizophrenia WE CAN BE CONSCIOUS OF THINGS WHICH NEVER EXISTE=
>D in exoreality. Why? Because our consciousness is illusionised,like this c=
>an happen under high doses of cannabinoids.To be conscious of false memorie=
>s is a highly exciting experience which opens you a quasi infinite number o=
>f subjective imaginary experiences!
>To develop all this here is time consuming and needs some drawings!
>Suffice to say that when an exoreal pattern is compared(in our memory)with =
>its corresponding endoreal pattern we become conscious of things which real=
>ly exist in exoreality.
>But when an exoreal pattern is compared to a slightly modified endoreal pat=
>tern then we become conscious of non-existent things.This is the basis of m=
>ost dream or madness experience.
>What regulates this proper or improper pattern recognition is the METABOLIC=
> STATE of memory areas involved in specific pattern recognition.A high meta=
>bolic rate in homologuous pattern domains will give rise to erroneous patte=
>rn recognition as homologuous pattern domains start to radiate in the imagi=
>nary space-time of memory.
>Consciousness is a story of pattern recognition and metabolism.This is why =
>consciousness is strongly modified by drugs enhancing or diminishing brain =
>metabolism in memory zones.
>For instance the specific serotonin-reuptake blockers decrease metabolism a=
>nd thus consciousness becomes empty,lethargic,while enhancing dopamine neur=
>otransmission leads to enhanced metabolism and thus enhanced consciousness.=
>Serotonin is,mostly(keeping apart the story of 5-HT2A receptors!),the molec=
>ule of tranquility,placidity.It makes us non-reactive to events,such as str=
>ess,sexual desire,etc.Serotonin decreases all base-line behaviours.
>Dopamine,on the contrary,is an ubiquitous metabolic activator and it stimul=
>ates activity,confidence,clarity of consciousness(up to the frontier of ill=
>usion where,consciousness,starts to radiate and thus becomes "confused"!).O=
>verconsciousness is thus equal to apparent confusion for an external observ=
>er,as demonstrated with experiments involving cannabinoids and benzodiazepi=
>nes.Things are very clearly recalled but quasi-instantaneously forgotten be=
>cause of consciousness radiation.
>When does Consciousness arise?
>Consciousness arises when exoreal and stored endoreal patterns are compared=
>The informational content per se of these patterns is NOT so important as t=
>process itself.If the comparison process is successful,then "consciousness"=
> arises INDEPENDANTLY from the objectivity of informational content.This is=
> the reason why we can be conscious of things which never existed in the ex=
>oreality.I became clearly aware of this process around 1979 and I refer the=
> reader to my articles for more information.
>(TO BE CONTINUED)