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A Selection of Recent Articles:

What is the highest perceived benefit or aspiration of my Life?: An impromptu inspired response to that question, with many links to aspects of this work that directly relate to my highest aspiration and how I perceive that this work could be of greatest benefit.

The Objective Information Process & Virtual Subjective Experiences Hypothesis: A bottom up reformulation of the virtual reality hypothesis and the philosophical foundations of science without the distortions of naïve realism and all the problems and paradoxes that it entails.

System Science of Virtual Reality: Toward the Unification of Empirical and Subjective Science: A book that describes the core mathematical and conceptual principles that underlie this entire work. Provides a detailed overview of the mathematics of information system theory and a re-derivation of quantum mechanics. Also discusses naïve realism and the hard problem of consciousness.

What is Consciousness? : discusses some of the main ramifications of this paradigm on our understanding of ourselves and the nature of the world that we experience.

Signs of an Emerging Paradigm Shift: an article on naïve realism for the newsletter of the Society for Scientific Exploration.

Discussing the Emerging Paradigm on the SSE Forum Distilled essence of my input to a conversation on the forum of the Society for Scientific Exploration. It has been arranged and minimally edited to expresses the emerging vision within that conversation.

Shape of the Emerging Memeplex and How to Nurture It: An outline of the world-view that is emerging within the collective consciousness and how we can participate to encourage its emergence.

Changing How we think for the sake of all Distilled essence of my input to a conversation on the Global Mindshift forum. It has been arranged and minimally edited to express the emerging vision within that conversation.

Wisdom for this Phase of the Journey: General advice to all who seek to effectively participate in the process of collective evolution.

Advice on Nurturing the Emerging Memeplex: General advice to all who seek to effectively participate in awakening of the collective consciousness.

The Depths of the Inner Sea: Michael Leunig has a gift for expressing the uncomfortable truth of everyday life in a humorous way. Here is a short story of “awakening from egoic delusion”, both personal and collective, using some of his cartoons interspersed with brief comments.

Consciousness, Self, World, Virtual Reality and Liberation: A concise overview of mystic wisdom and the virtual reality analogy.

Some Profound Metaphysical Questions to Ask Yourself: The world that we experience and contemplate is conditioned by many prior beliefs, metaphysics is the science and art of bringing unconscious beliefs into mind and questioning them. Here are some profound metaphysical questions to ponder.

The Hard Problem of Consciousness - Experience: Why do we experience things, why is it that there is something that it is like to be me? This is the hard problem that still remains even once all the functional aspects of consciousness are understood and the neural correlates of phenomenal awareness are known. Here are some comments on and explanations of a metaphysical perspective from which to contemplate the hard problem.

Unification of Science: A brief outline of the path towards unifying introspective science (Eastern spirituality) and empirical science (Western science).

Virtual Reality Analogy Alongside Science and Mysticism: a new analogical lens,

Roots of Meaning: an essay on meaning, conditioning and misunderstanding – proposes a way to overcome entrenched misunderstanding.

Steps Toward Unified Metaphysical Awareness: A multi-perspective "high altitude survey" of the unified context and advice on how to come to traverse it, know it and fully experience it.

Scientistic Heresy: reclaiming genuine science for humanity,

Reclaiming Genuine Religion for Humanity: what is religion?

Thoughts on the Outline of a Unified Science: how to work towards a unified science.

The Gaian-Ego Hypothesis: A detailed analysis of global events from a systemic perspective.

Overview of this Work

Overview: A brief description and introductory links that provide insight into the core ideas of this work.

Changing How we think for the sake of all: The distilled essence of my input to a conversation on that subject. The comments have been arranged and minimally edited into an essay that expresses the overall vision that is evolving within my mind.

Shape of the Emerging Memeplex and How to Nurture It: An outline of the world-view that is emerging within the collective consciousness and how we can participate to encourage its emergence.

Harmony and Oneness through Clarifying Dialogue: This is not all just words. We can use dialogue to clarify and liberate the mind.

What is a system and why should we care to know?: A brief but informative article on my blog.

Three Metaphysical Perspectives (pdf): One of the main principles of this work expressed in very simple terms on one page.

Unification of Science: A brief outline of the path towards unifying introspective science (Eastern spirituality) and empirical science (Western science).

The Hard Problem of Consciousness - Experience: Why do we experience things, why is it that there is something that it is like to be me? This is the hard problem that still remains even once all the functional aspects of consciousness are understood and the neural correlates of phenomenal awareness are known. Some comments and explanations of a metaphysical perspective from which to contemplate the hard problem.

Scientific Basis of the Work: a brief summary of the concrete points of interest; the verifiable core of the work.

System Science and Social Science: briefly discusses the application of system science to problems facing humans.

Central Metaphysical Idea: in a nutshell, the universe is virtual.

General Introduction: introduces the idea of the unification of science and mysticism.

Information Systems Analysis of Mind, Knowledge and Holistic Science: It is a discussion of all the major issues raised on this site and serves as a coherent expression of the underlying vision that drives this work.

A Conceptual Bridge: From Science to Spirituality: this is the draft of a book that I am writing, which incorporates all of the principle ideas presented on this website and structures them into a single discussion.

A Broad Academic Overview: A precise definition of key terms and the overall approach.

Notice to Scientists: an old letter of introduction that discusses points of interest to scientists.

Notice to Software Developers: an old letter of introduction that discusses points of interest to software developers.

Process Systemics: conceptualising this work as a fusion of process philosophy and system theory.

The Mathematical Analysis: of the transcendent computational process that lies beyond the phenomenal world and that manifests it in each moment of existence.

Theoretic Context of SMN / IST: (very rough draft) situating this work within the wider landscape of ideas.

The Metaphysical World View

Symbolism Brainstorm: Firstly a mind-map that gives a high-level overview of the context in which the brainstorm took place and then some brief notes about symbolism and symbolic processes from an information theoretic and metaphysical perspective.

Signs of an Emerging Paradigm Shift: an article on naïve realism for the newsletter of the Society for Scientific Exploration.

Discussing the Emerging Paradigm on the SSE Forum Distilled essence of my input to a conversation on the forum of the Society for Scientific Exploration. It has been arranged and minimally edited to expresses the emerging vision within that conversation.

Consciousness, Self, World, Virtual Reality and Liberation: A concise overview of mystic wisdom and the virtual reality analogy.

Some Profound Metaphysical Questions to Ask Yourself: The world that we experience and contemplate is conditioned by many prior beliefs, metaphysics is the science and art of bringing unconscious beliefs into mind and questioning them. Here are some profound metaphysical questions to ponder.

Virtual Reality Analogy Alongside Science and Mysticism: I very briefly describe some aspects of the virtual reality analogy and then give quotes from sources of scientific and mystic wisdom that can be seen in a new light when interpreted through this analogy. I will leave the interpretation up to you.

Contexts of Understanding: Briefly clarifying the fundamental contexts of reality, how people relate to them and why many people become confused about them. It shows how this approach can help make sense of the whole situation.

Roots of Meaning: an essay on meaning, conditioning and misunderstanding – proposes a way to overcome entrenched misunderstanding.

Steps Toward Unified Metaphysical Awareness: A multi-perspective “high altitude survey” of the unified context and advice on how to come to traverse it, know it and fully experience it.

The Scientific Case Against Materialism: Mainly quotes from eminent scientists and philosophers regarding materialism, on my blog.

Central Metaphysical Idea: computational metaphysics in a nutshell; the universe is virtual.

What is a system and why should we care to know? A brief but informative article on my blog.

What is a definition and how does it relate to meaning? on my blog.

Glossary of Core Information System Terms Used at Anandavala a very useful article on my blog.

System Theoretic Metaphysics: Ramifications of a metaphysics based on system theory.

Metaphysics of Virtual Reality: Metaphysical analysis of the phenomenon of virtual reality.

The Computational Paradigm: The central hypothesis in detail.

Information Systems Analysis of Mind, Knowledge and Holistic Science: It is a discussion of all the major issues raised on this site and serves as a coherent expression of the underlying vision that drives this work.

A Conceptual Bridge: From Science to Spirituality: this is the draft of a book that I am writing, which incorporates all of the principle ideas presented on this website and structures them into a single discussion.

The Fusion of Occidental and Oriental World Views: A clarification for Western minded people.

Metaphysical Origin: a brief discussion to clear up some confusions that arise from a materialist perspective.

The New Science: some comments on the emerging scientific/spiritual revolution.

Information System Theory: The conceptual composition of a system in a world.

Knowledge of the World: What can be known and how?

Being in the World: What is the experience of existence?

Cartesian Dualism: a false metaphysics.

Correspondences with Ancient Metaphysical Paradigms: a survey of information theoretic principles in ancient wisdom.

The Chinese Room, Experience, Knowledge and Communication: Discusses the issues of what is experience, how does a system experience itself, what is participation in a context, what is knowledge, how does a system know itself, what is communication.

Assorted Brief Writings: prose/poetry conveying aspects of the metaphysics and other related issues. This provides the most intuitive approach to the ideas in the form of an unsorted collection of brief writings that one may dip into.

Other Related Metaphysical Works

General SMN Related

The Objective Information Process & Virtual Subjective Experiences Hypothesis: A bottom up reformulation of the virtual reality hypothesis and the philosophical foundations of science without the distortions of naïve realism and all the problems and paradoxes that it entails.

System Science of Virtual Reality: Toward the Unification of Empirical and Subjective Science: A book that describes the core mathematical and conceptual principles that underlie this entire work. Provides a detailed overview of the mathematics of information system theory and a re-derivation of quantum mechanics. Also discusses naïve realism and the hard problem of consciousness.

How Does SMN Work: Introduction to the details of how the SMN algorithm works.

SMN Ontology: An ontology showing the logical structure of the SMN algorithm.

SMN-IST Ontology: An ontology mapping SMN, IST and metaphysics to provide an upper level ontology.

Latest version of SMN: A discussion about the latest software implementation of SMN.

SMN System Modelling Using Ontologies: A tutorial introducing the idea of using ontologies to create system models that can be immediately simulated in SMN.

Unification of Science: A brief outline of the application of SMN to the unification of introspective science (Eastern spirituality) and empirical science (Western science).

Finite Discrete Information Systems: the detailed mathematical definition of SMN.

SMN Comments: a collection of general descriptive comments on System Matrix Notation (SMN).

SMN Source Code: the software implementations of SMN.

Spatial connectivity matrices for N-dimensional Euclidean spaces: A general network has a non-dimensional topology however by placing particular constraints on the network we can create networks with dimensional topologies.

System Oriented Modelling Paradigm: some brainstorming notes about an SMN based open source project.

SMN articles: on my blog.

SMN High Level Design: notes regarding a previous development idea.

SMN and SCSPL: a discussion of the logical equivalence between SMN and a self-processing self-configuring language. This leads on to a schematic of the full non-ergodic SMN algorithm. This allows for complete flexibility within the empirical context, where both the structure and behaviour of systems are able to dynamically evolve.

SMN and System Theory: exploring the parallels between SMN and system theory to show that SMN is a mathematical formulism that naturally gives rise to a system theoretic logic.

The Mathematical Analysis: of the transcendent computational process that lies beyond the phenomenal world and that manifests it in each moment of existence.

Information Systems Analysis of Mind, Knowledge and Holistic Science: It is a discussion of all the major issues raised on this site and serves as a coherent expression of the underlying vision that drives this work.

A Conceptual Bridge: From Science to Spirituality: this is the draft of a book that I am writing, which incorporates all of the principle ideas presented on this website and structures them into a single discussion. It includes a general introduction to SMN.
 

Applications of the Systemic World View to Understanding the World

Issues of Systemic Global Dynamics

What is the highest perceived benefit or aspiration of my Life?: An impromptu inspired response to that question, with many links to aspects of this work that directly relate to my highest aspiration and how I perceive that this work could be of greatest benefit.

Shape of the Emerging Memeplex and How to Nurture It: An outline of the world-view that is emerging within the collective consciousness and how we can participate to encourage its emergence.

Changing How we think for the sake of all Distilled essence of my input to a conversation on that subject. The comments have been arranged and minimally edited into an essay that expresses the vision that is evolving within my mind throughout the conversation.

Wisdom for this Phase of the Journey: General advice to all who seek to effectively participate in the process of collective evolution.

Advice on Nurturing the Emerging Memeplex: General advice to all who seek to effectively participate in awakening of the collective consciousness.

The Gaian-Ego Hypothesis: A detailed analysis of global events from a systemic perspective.

STriking At the Root (STAR): a project to strike at the root of delusion and suffering in the world, no longer operating but may be revived in the future.

Simplified Anatomy of the Global Systemic Crisis and How to Heal Civilisation: a preliminary map of the problem and solution space.

The Depths of the Inner Sea: Michael Leunig has a gift for expressing the uncomfortable truth of everyday life in a humorous way. Here is a short story of “awakening from egoic delusion”, both personal and collective, using some of his cartoons interspersed with brief comments.

Systems analysis of economics: on my blog.

Ego and Collective Ego: on my blog.

Organisation and Organisms: on my blog.

The First Cambrian Explosion or the Global Cellular Meta-System Transition,

The Second Cambrian Explosion or the Global Human Meta-System Transition,

Analysis of Regimes and Resistance A Consultation with the Great Sage (I Ching),

Approaches to the Problem of Civilisation,

Descent into Chaos an allegory for modern times,

Global Awakening the future of consciousness,

Comments on my Experiences Regarding Authoritarianism

Information Systems Analysis of Mind, Knowledge and Holistic Science: It is a discussion of all the major issues raised on this site and serves as a coherent expression of the underlying vision that drives this work.

A Conceptual Bridge: From Science to Spirituality: this is the draft of a book that I am writing, which incorporates all of the principle ideas presented on this website and structures them into a single discussion.

Issues of Systemic Health and Wellbeing

Articles on psychology, naive realism, etc: on my blog.

Systemic Health,

The Two Perspectives Empirical / Transcendent,

The Akashic Field and Systemic Health,

Survey of Ancient Traditions regarding systemic health and the two perspectives,

Meanings of Words subtle analogies in ancient sayings,

Information Systems Analysis of Mind, Knowledge and Holistic Science: It is a discussion of all the major issues raised on this site and serves as a coherent expression of the underlying vision that drives this work.

A Conceptual Bridge: From Science to Spirituality: this is the draft of a book that I am writing, which incorporates all of the principle ideas presented on this website and structures them into a single discussion.

Miscellaneous

Ego Defence Mechanisms: In any social situation one can observe a wide variety of different ego defence mechanisms. If we are to communicate and collaborate effectively we need to understand and overcome the worst of them. Furthermore, the main challenges that we face arise from our own individual-ego defence mechanisms and the collective-ego defence mechanisms. If you come to understand these various tactics used by the ego you will not only be able to communicate and interact with others better, but you will also gain a greater insight into yourself.

Reclaiming 'Realism' for the Sake of Being Realistic: Clarifying a common confusion regarding the terms 'real', 'reality' and 'exist', that can derail metaphysical discussions if not recognised.

Roots of Meaning: an essay on meaning, conditioning and misunderstanding – proposes a way to overcome entrenched misunderstanding.

Perception, Cognition, Communication Ontology: proposal for a technical framework for discussing what we perceive, think and communicate.

What is Knowledge, Science and Reasoning? 50 pages of links, quotes and comments that serve as a starting point for further research.

Assorted Brief Writings : over 130 pages of brief writings on many subjects revolving around systemic themes.

The Coming of the Cosmic Christ: quotes from mainly western mystic writers that are relevant here.

Excerpts from my SSE discussions: In the past I have discussed some things with people at the Society for Scientific Exploration and here are some excerpts of my comments.

My Blog: on New Civilisation Network - with an assortment of articles.

Mystic Visions Project and Gallery: An artistic exploration into perception and the origin of manifest forms.

Gallery of art works made using one of the SMN implementations (SMN v5.0 ParticleDraw).

For some beautiful images of finite discrete information spaces produced in the course of the mathematical analysis see either (information space images) or (force field images) . They give a graphic indication of the difference between the classical concept of space as smooth and the quantum and computational concept of space as finite and discrete. In a smooth space that had infinite resolution all of these images would be simple concentric rings of colour but in a finite discrete space we see incredible images arising due to the quantisation effects. There is an unlimited number of these images that can be easily generated by only a few lines of computer code. It is these images that were used in the Mystic Visions Project.

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