PEACE PREVAILS

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Tuesday, 22 March 2016

POETRY

Experiments are the only means of knowledge at our disposal. The rest is poetry, imagination.
Max Planck
  • As quoted in Advances in Biochemical Psychopharmacology, Vol. 25 (1980), p. 3

YG MAHA MENGETAHUI

As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clearheaded science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as a result of my research about the atoms this much: There is no matter as such! All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particles of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together. . . . We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter.
Das Wesen der Materie (The Nature of Matter), a 1944 speech in Florence, Italy. Source: Archiv zur Geschichte der Max‑Planck‑Gesellschaft, Abt. Va, Rep. 11 Planck, Nr. 1797

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DUA PERKARA YANG SAMA

KEBEBASAN BERKARYA dan PENJARA NAFSU
boleh menjadi dua perkara yang sama.

DIKOTOMI BASI GLOBAL-LOKAL

LU NAK JADI GLOBAL, LU BETOL2 FAHAM, PERCAYA, AMAL DAN BERNAFAS DALAM LOKAL LA OIII.

RENDAH DIRI, BUKAN HARGA DIRI

Biar merendah diri, jangan merendah harga diri.
(Al-marhum Abdul Razak, ayahanda kepada Tan Sri Dzulkifli, mantan VC USM)

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

ADA KAMU KESAH

Guru saya 'Pak Mail' (Ismail Zain) memang legen (pada saya la), yang memiliki sifat multi-dimensi dgn kearifan selamber serta kenakalan fikir yang sering buat minda saya yg belum bangun waktu belajar dulu, segar. 

Saya kongsi sikit sisi saya tentang karya "Al-Kesah" . 

Ia dah jadi macam kawan lama, yang telah meninggalkan sesuatu yang amat berbekas dalam diri saya. Kali pertama, ketika dalam studio lukisan tahun 4 (tahun akhir) di Jabatan Seni Halus, Kajian Seni Lukis & Seni Reka ITM. Ketika tu saya (dan rakan-rakan sekelas) dikhutbahkan tentang semiotik oleh Pak Mail (Ismail Zain), yang mengajar kami lukisan. Beliau sempat menunjukkan slide kolaj digital, termasuk "Al-Kesah". 

"Sekarang kalau ke kampung, jangan terkejut kalau dengaq depa gossip tentang JR Ewing, Bobby, Pamela. Siapa bunuh JR? Bini dia sendiri kot? Apa jadi dengan Bobby dan Pamela?..... Ahli keluarga Ewing dalam drama Dallas di tv, sekarang ni dah jadi orang kampung. Cerita mereka pun boleh jadi bahan gosip kedai kopi di kampung." Gitulah lebih kurang diceritakan pada kami oleh Ismail Zain, sambil melakonkan watak makcik-makcik mengumpat. Kami senyum, mungkin sebab masih kurang fasih tentang globalisasi, atauinstant communication dan segala teori informasi berat2. 

Kali kedua, ketika di rumah Ismail Zain sendiri, yang berkhutbah tentang cultural anthropology sambil menunjuk-nunjuk komputer Apple dia (kini dah pupus). Dia sebut nama-nama orang yang saya tak kenal  - Strauss, Berger, Sontag, MacLuhan, dll. Saya angguk-angguk je, segan ngaku bodo.

Kali ketiga, sewaktu buat Masters di USA, saya buat satu tugasan tentang Ismail Zain. Saya rujuk semula "Al-Kesah", sebab rasa dah pandai sikit setelah berkenalan dengan nama-nama yang disebut Ismail Zain sebelum ini, menerusi buku-buku mereka, terutama yang berkait dengan semiotik. Terkejut juga profesor minah saleh saya, mungkin dia ingat takda pelukis Malaysia yg pintar dan nakal sekaligus.

Keempat, selepas pulang dari USA. Bersama dengan Niranjan Rajah, kami mengumpul-semula karya-karya kolaj digital Ismail Zain untuk dipamer dalam satu bilik khas, sebagai tribut kepada beliau selaku pelopor seni elektronik di Malaysia, dalam pameran Seni Elektronik Pertama (1997). 

Kali kelima, ketika memujuk Puan Wairah untuk menjual karya "Al-Kesah", bersama dua lagi karya kolaj digital yang lain, untuk dijadikan sebahagian dari Koleksi Seni Halus USM. Wairah jual dua, hadiahkan satu. Syukur, kini "Al-Kesah" ada dalam Koleksi Seni Halus USM. Jika rindu, saya boleh singgah je ke sana.

(Tautan ke Koleksi USM http://issuu.com/mgtfusc )

Kini, setelah semakin meningkat usia (tak mau mengaku tua!), saya semakin menghargai peninggalan Pak Ismail. Seperti juga peninggalan arwah ayahanda Saidon, yang ditinggalkan bukanlah hanya sekadar 'benda' berjasad yang boleh kita kumpul, dokumen, simpan. Yang berjasad adalah tanda, tingkap, pintu, denai atau laluan untuk kita merenung lebih jauh hingga menembus hijab minda dan rasa kita sendiri. 

"Al-Kesah" menjadi tanda reflektif, yang mengisahkan perjalanan minda dan rasa saya sendiri, yang membuka lapisan demi lapisan fikir serta rasa, memanjat beberapa tingkatan renungan yang membolehkan saya menjadi 'saksi' terhadap perbuatan minda saya sendiri. 

Oleh itu, tinggalan mereka yang lebih molek dan afdal dilestarikan adalah tinggalan warisan 'tak ketara' (intangible), terutama sekali nilai ilmu yang amat kaya, yang boleh kita jadikan denai untuk membuat refleksi terhadap dunia, masyarakat sekeliling, dan yang paling utama, diri kita sendiri. Tentu sekali kita mahu mengingati seniman yang telah meninggal dunia. Namun, tinggalan yang terbaik dari seorang yang telah meninggal dunia, adalah warisan ilmu serta nilai-nilai batin yang boleh dimanfaatkan oleh mereka yang masih hidup.   

Friday, 4 March 2016

THE DANCE OF VENUS

"If it happens in the universe, it happens as geometry. Here is more evidence that the fundamental dynamics of the universe are governed by geometry: pictured are the traces of the paths that the Earth and Venus travel over an 8 year period as they orbit the sun. (translating their elliptical orbits into a circular graphic)

Geometry is the study of the structure of space and space is the one thing that is everywhere in the universe no matter where you go, how big or how small. Space connects every point in the universe to every single other point in the universe through the very fabric of space-time itself. By understanding the geometry of the vacuum, you begin to understand how and why everything works..."

Nassim Haramein

The Resonance Project • The Mind Unleashed • Physics-Astronomy • Cosmometry • (post by Jamie Janover)


IMMATERIAL UNIVERSE

R.C. Henry, Professor of Physics of Physics and Astronomy at John Hopkins University, explains things further:
A fundamental conclusion of the new physics also acknowledges that the observer creates the reality. As observers, we are personally involved with the creation of our own reality. Physicists are being forced to admit that the universe is a “mental” construction. Pioneering physicist Sir James Jeans wrote: “The stream of knowledge is heading toward a non-mechanical reality; the universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine. Mind no longer appears to be an accidental intruder into the realm of matter, we ought rather hail it as the creator and governor of the realm of matter. Get over it, and accept the inarguable conclusion. The universe is immaterial-mental and spiritual. (source)

Sourced from

Harvard Goes To The Himalayas – Monks With ‘Superhuman’ Abilities Show Scientists What We Can All Do


ENERGY FIELD

According to Nassim Haramein's physics, when you properly account for the effects of spin in Albert Einstein's field equations (torque and Coriolis forces), instead of predicting a black hole being a funnel shape going to singularity, Nassim predicts the topology of a black hole's energy flow to be that of a dual Torus (like a doughnut shape on top and a doughnut shape on the bottom with the singularity in the middle, between the two tori).

Enormous torus-shaped rings of radiation surround the Earth, as they do all other planets, stars, galaxies and all other black hole objects centered by singularity. Until just recently, it was thought that all of these radiation belts formed due to the same forces, but now there is an understanding that different belts arise due to different sets of forces. 

The recently discovered 3rd Van Allen radiation belt is comprised of super-high-energy electrons moving at close to the speed of light. 

Image: NASA

Cosmometry • The connected universe • Jamie Janover • The Resonance Project - Traduction Française • Universe Explorers • Torus


THE FLOWER OF LIFE

"The Flower of Life is a geometrical figure that is found all over the world. According to Nassim Haramein, the fundamental geometry of the fabric of space-time is an infinite tetrahedral array with spheres around each tetrahedron forming an infinite flower of life holofractographic lattice structure.

Is it simply a coincidence that ancient cultures from all over the world all just happened to encode the same geometric structure of the fabric of universe into their architecture, monuments and documents as was later deduced by a unified field theorist using the scientific method informed by observations made by using advanced modern technology in the late 20th century? Highly doubtful...

The next question is, how did they know?!"

The Resonance Project • Flower of Life • sacred geometry & the flower of life • Cosmometry • (post by Jamie Janover)

https://www.facebook.com/Nassim.Haramein.official/

CONSCIOUSNESS & THE NEW PARADIGM

Intention (niat), prayer (doa) are not passive acts. They are important parts of our collective consciousness that should b used to channel and transform our world into a better place to experience a peaceful and meaningful life.

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Consciousness and the New Paradigm

3 March 2016

By IONS intern

Adrian David Nelson

These days a lot of people talk about a ‘new paradigm.’ In the modern world there are paradigm shifts taking place everywhere, from ecology, economics and health, to physics and cosmology. For many, however, when we’re talking about the new paradigm, we’re talking about something bigger: an approaching shift in thinking that, when realized, will constitute a deep collective change in the way we see our place in the universe.
I recently attended the Architects of the New Paradigmconference in Northern California, where a diverse cast of speakers spoke truth to power on a range of issues, from new energy solutions to the disclosure of government secrets. I think, perhaps, of all these on-going ‘revolutions’ in our perception, the most profound and consequential of these rests with the nature of perception itself. That is, new theories and evidence arriving from modern research suggest that the heart of our experiencing self, the unique natural phenomenon we have called ‘consciousness’, is more than an incidental emergence in the human animal, it reflects something fundamental about the way reality is organized.
In science and philosophy a movement is now taking place -a growing openness toward deeper views of mind. There are many reasons why, including discoveries in physics, yet perhaps the driving factor has been a widening recognition of the difficulty of explaining consciousness in purely material terms. As a psychologist and journalist, I’ve followed this movement to places I never expected to find myself. For example, in delving into the research of scientists like Dean RadinRobert Jahn, and Rupert Sheldrake, I learned that at least some categories of psychic phenomena actually occur – and under rigorously controlled conditions.
Over nearly three decades, experiments conducted by researchers at Princeton University revealed that when people direct their intention to a physical random system the outputs will often shift in line with their intentions. Outside any ordinary physical contact, the reported effect seems impossible to reconcile within any materialist understanding of the mind.(1)
Other research exploring this mysterious mind-matter interaction found that a network of random systems located all around the planet mysteriously respond to collective shifts in attention of entire populations. The Global Consciousness Project, led by psychologist Roger Nelson, found that when dramatic world events occur, and millions of minds respond with similar emotions; strange patterns of order emerge in the data. Where attention goes, order mysteriously flows.(2)
Perhaps equally surprising to me was that deeper views of consciousness are increasingly expressed by mainstream scientists and philosophers. Believe it or not, a leading theory of consciousness in mainstream neuroscience today, ‘integrated information theory’ is actually a form of ‘panpsychism’, in which the fundamental information underlying the physical world has both an objective and subjective pole. Consciousness, as the theory goes, is matter viewed from within.(3)
Today world-renowned philosophers, including David Chalmers, Freya Mathews, Thomas Nagel, and Galen Strawson tell us that Western science has profoundly overlooked the significance of consciousness, and that its origins lie not in us, but in a fundamental interior quality of the world. They argue that science’s external mapping of nature both implies and requires an interior, qualitative dimension that grounds it in reality. In other words,consciousness. The self-realizing, self-referential qualities unique to consciousness may also be necessary to explain why anything at all exists.
I found similar views expressed by mainstream physicists and cosmologists attempting to understand our larger cosmic situation. Paul Davies is among a number of thinkers who argue that the astonishing fine-tuning of the universe -which has permitted the evolution of complex observers, cannot be adequately explained by summary referral to a multiverse. In light of a catalogue of worries, including paradoxes, logical inconsistencies and infinite regressions, Davies argues that the universe may actually require the evolution of life and mind.(4) Perhaps, offers Davies, existence necessitates an ability to be ‘self-knowing’ and this entails the evolution of life. Another physicist, the celebrated father of ‘inflation theory’ Andrei Linde, has urged his colleagues to remain open-minded toward a fundamental place for consciousness in quantum mechanics. ‘Avoiding the concept of consciousness in quantum cosmology’, he warns, ‘may lead to an artificial narrowing of our outlook.’(5) Linde is one of several respected physicists who have pointed out that the quantum wave function of the entire universe could not evolve in time without the introduction of a relative observer.
In considering such cosmic questions, the philosopher Thomas Nagel observes that our standard materialism neither explains nor anticipates the coming into existence of purposive, conscious beings like us. For Nagel, the mysterious mind-body problem has far reaching implications that transcend our more immediate attempts to understand the human mind, it invades our understanding of the entire universe. Nagel argues that the existence of consciousness hints to a cosmic imperative toward life and mind – as though the evolution of consciousness is implicit to the cosmic process. We are, he offers, the universe ‘gradually waking up.’(6)
So what does all this mean for us? Why is this growing openness to deeper views of consciousness, as I argue, among the most profound shifts now occurring for our species? The answer, I think, is that consciousness is ultimately who we really are. There is a profound and consequential distinction between the old materialist view, in which we are isolated fragments of illusory experience in a doomed and meaningless universe, and the now emerging view, in which we are each of us truly conscious participators in an on-going unfoldment of cosmic creativity. In my book, Origins of Consciousness, I call this modest though growing shift in thinking, the intrinsic consciousness movement.(7)
Our modern seeking is revealing a profound new picture of consciousness, not dissimilar to that described by mystics for millennia. We are learning that consciousness is real and intimately bound up with the world. In a universe in which consciousness is intrinsic to nature’s workings, we can see ourselves as invested into a larger matrix of meaning that transcends and includes our lives. The emerging view may not only shed light on some of the most enduring mysteries of modern science and philosophy, it offers, I think, a unifying and catalyzing vision, in which we and all life are truly ‘in this together’ - an integral part of a larger cosmic process. We, in our core identity, are the universe coming to know itself. That, for me, changes everything.

Adrian is a psychologist and author currently interning at IONS. His new book, Origins of Consciousness, is now available on Amazon.
References
  1. Dunne, B. J., & Jahn, R. G. (2005). The PEAR Proposition. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 19(2), 195–245.
  2. Nelson, R. (2001). Correlation of global events with REG data: An Internet-based, nonlocal anomalies experiment. The Journal of Parapsychology, 65(3), 247.
  3. Tononi, G. (2012). Integrated information theory of consciousness: an updated account. Arch Ital Biol, 150(2-3), 56-90.
  4. Davies, P. (2006). The Goldilocks Enigma: Why is the universe just right for life?. London, UK: Penguin Books.
  5. Linde, A. (2003). Inflation, quantum cosmology and the anthropic principle. In J. D. Barrow, P. C. W. Davies & C. L. Harper Jr (Eds.), Science and Ultimate Reality: Quantum Theory, Cosmology, and Complexity (426-458). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  6. Nagel, T. (2012). Mind and cosmos: Why the materialist neo-Darwinian conception of nature is almost certainly false. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  7. Nelson, A (2015). Origins of consciousness: How the search to understand the nature of consciousness is leading to a new view of reality. Nottingham, UK. Metarising books.
     

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