Coherence in Thought and Action
There are five primary kinds of coherence relevant to assessing
deductive, perceptual, and
Each category of coherence
relevant to assessing knowledge involves a set of elements and dipole
There are important differences between each of these five
primary or fundamental coherence relations and the principles associated with
These coherence principles are relevant in assessing the complex
of concepts people chose to apply to a particular situation to make it
Explanatory coherence is fundamentally a matter of there being a
causal relation between what is explained and the representations that do the
When an explanatory
hypothesis explains a piece of
evidence as does another explanatory hypothesis then there is coherence
to these hypothetical
Analogical coherence can be understood as multiple constraint
satisfaction involving similarity,
structure, and purpose
within differentiated systems.
example of analogical coherence is how Charles
Darwin used artificial selection, domesticated animal and plant breeding,
as an analogy to explain natural selection.
Analogical coherence is
absolutely neccessary for comprehension of texts
Deductive coherence is based on purely
deductive relations between propositions. Deductive coherence looks for a good
fit between general propositions or principles and
Perceptual coherence involves the assembling
of a perceptual knowledge in a 'snapshot' of the existant
Perceptual knowledge includes visual,
tactile representations of what we
No 'sensation' is
simply a matter of taking sensory inputs and interpreting them directly as
sensory inputs are often incomplete or ambiguous.
of Perception are dependent on sensory focus.
When we focus on one sense the doors
of conscious awareness to the other senses close. Those senses that have
been pushed outside conscious awareness, hidden behind the Veil of Cognitive Blindness, now inform only the
The conscious mind fills in
the blank spaces to create a whole.
Conceptual coherence involves concepts as
foundational elements and their relationship to one another. There is abundant
experimental and computational evidence that concepts are a psychologically
realistic category of mental representation not reducible to propositions.
Association of concepts can be understood in terms of
Many psychological phenomena concerning how
humans apply stereotypes can be
explained in terms of conceptual-constraint satisfaction.
If I am
told that someone is a California
Polytechnical State University educated
carpenter, it may be difficult to
reconcile the conflicting
expectations associated with the two
concepts. Surprise is an emotional reaction that signals that a satisfactory
degree of coherence has not been achieved.
Generation of new elements is
sometimes driven by incoherence. For example, I am trying to understand someone
but fail to form a coherent impression or attribution, I
may be spurred to form new conceptual elements that can add coherence to the
old set of elements. This reaction triggers
hypothesis formation, as I ask
myself how someone with a California
Polytechnical State University Bachelor of Architecture degree could
end up working as a carpenter.
perceptual, and conceptual
coherence add up to a comprehensive, computable,
naturalistic theory of coherence
which explains the thought
processes used by humans to assess knowledge.
These five primary kinds of coherence used in a
rigorous inferential process will expand individual knowledge and eliminate
A sixth category, deliberative coherence, is
relevant to decision making
Knowledge comes in a
Rainbow Spiral of shapes and forms.
Mirror neurons include a
variety of visuospatial neurons fundamentally dedicated to social interaction.
In a social setting mirror neurons fire
both when a mammal acts and when the mammal observes the same action performed
by another. The excitement of the mirror neuron system takes up the largest
portion of the focus of observant consciousness.
The neuron "mirrors" firing due to the behavior of an other
and acts as though the observer
were itself acting.
neurons mimic the firing of the neurons of a mammal in action mimicking the
neural network of the active mammal. In other words,
mirror neurons fire in the
same way when we actually recreate that action ourselves.
mirror neuron system is
important for understanding the actions and intentions of other people, and for
learning new skills through mimicry.
Mirror neurons are the
neural basis of the human capacity for experincing
the emotion of empathy. The
mirror neuron system gives us
the ability to infer another person's mental state from our mental experiences
and their behavior.
or brain waves
Delta wave (0.5 - 4 Hz)Delta is the brain wave signal of the primal animal
subconscious, the seat of
They are the slowest,
but highest amplitude brainwaves. Delta waves begin to appear in stage 3 sleep,
but by stage 4 nearly all spectral activity is dominated by delta waves. Stage
3 sleep is defined as having less than 50% delta wave activity, while stage 4
sleep has more than 50% delta wave activity. These stages have recently been
combined and are now collectively referred to as stage N3 slow-wave sleep.
During N3 SWS, delta waves account for 20% or more. Delta waves occur in all
mammals, and potentially all animals as well.
Most commonly associated
with deep restorative sleep, certain frequencies in the Delta range also
trigger the release of Human Growth Hormone beneficial for healing and
Drop below 0.5 Hz and a yogic state of suspended animation
occurs is the mythical epsilon state. There is evidence that slow wave
oscillators in the human brainstem may act as the circadian drumbeat of
Theta wave (4 -7.5 Hz)The
Theta wave is of the 'waking'
in lucid dreaming.
Theta-frequency is manifested during some short term
memory tasks. Studies suggest that Theta waves reflect the "on-line" state of
the hippocampus; one of readiness to process incoming signals. A large body of
evidence indicates that theta rhythm is likely involved in spatial learning and
navigation. Theta rhythms may function to separate periods of encoding of
current sensory stimuli and retrieval of episodic memory cued by current
stimuli so as to avoid interference that would occur if encoding and retrieval
Theta brings forward heightened receptivity, flashes
of dreamlike imagery, inspiration, and your
long-forgotten memories. Theta can bring you
deep states of meditation.
A sensation of
"floating." And, because it is an expansive state, in Theta, you may feel
your mind expand beyond the boundaries of your body. Theta rests directly on
the threshold of your subconscious.
In Theta, we
are in a waking dream, vivid
imagery flashes before the
mind's eye and we are receptive to information beyond our normal conscious
awareness. Theta has also been identified as the gateway to learning and
memory. Theta meditation increases creativity, enhances learning, reduces
stress and awakens intuition and other sensory perception
Alpha-Theta border (7Hz - 8Hz)The Alpha-Theta border, from 7Hz to 8Hz, is the optimal range for
ego patterning and using the creative power of your own mind to consciously
patterns through intention. Alpha-Theta border is the state in which
hypnotic suggestion takes
hold, induced trance states are
activated, and entrainment
Various names have been given to the Alpha-Theta border time
which include lucid dreaming and astral projection. Out of body experiences
occur at this extreme border of subconscious awareness and complete
unconsciousness. Access to your own subconscious is at a maximum in this brain
wave state. Those who have spent time walking the borderline are not easily
Alpha wave (7.5 -12.5
Alpha waves operate as
the bridge between the conscious
mind (beta state) and the totally
subconscious mind (theta state): detached critical analysis and deep
relaxed physical intuition in a daydreaming type state.
Alpha waves are
present at different stages of the wake-sleep cycle. The most widely researched
is during the relaxed mental state, where the subject is at rest with eyes
closed, but is not tired or asleep. Waking alpha activity is centered in the
occipital lobe. Alpha wave activity also occurs during REM sleep. As opposed to
the awake form of alpha activity, this form is located in a frontal-central
location in the brain.
Alpha waves arise from
synchronous and coherent (in phase/constructive) electrical activity of
thalamic pacemaker cells in humans. This wave begins appearing at around four
months, and is initially a frequency of 4 waves per second. The mature alpha
wave, at 10 waves per second, is firmly established by age 3. Alpha
oscillations occur in both REM sleep (frontal-central location) and where the
subject is at rest with eyes closed (centered in the occipital lobe. There is
also an alpha-delta or slow-wave (SWS) state. This activity spreads across the
brain in an anterior-posterior gradient.
When you are truly relaxed,
your brain activity slows from the rapid
thought patterns of Beta
into the more gentle waves of Alpha. Your awareness expands. Fresh creative
energy begins to flow. Fears vanish. You experience a liberating sense of peace
and well-being. The gateway, the entry point that leads into deeper states of
entrainment of the subconscious occurs in the alpha
Mu wave (7.5 - 12.5 Hz)Mu
wave thought patterns arise from synchronous and coherent (in
phase/constructive) electrical activity of large groups of neurons in the human
brain. This wave activity appears to be associated with the motor cortex,
and is diminished with movement or an intent to move (during the performance of
contralateral motor acts), or when others are observed performing actions. The
mu wave is an alpha wave like variant. Modulation of the mu rhythm is believed
to reflect the electrical output of the synchronization of large portions of
pyramidal neurons of the motor cortex which control the hand and arm movement
when inactive. Mu rhythms can also be desynchronized by imagining actions and
by passively viewing point-light biological motion.
Mu wave suppression
may be a consequence of mirror neuron activity
throughout the brain, and represents a higher-level integrative processing of
activity. Mu waves may represent a high level coordination of
Scientists theorize the inferior frontal gyrus is one of the
main neural correlates with the mirror neuron system in humans
and is often related to deficits associated with
system may not be non-functional in individuals with
autism, but simply abnormal in its
wave (12.5 - 30 Hz)The Beta wave is the brain wave of
an awake consciousness mind.
The Beta wave state is associated with peak
concentration, heightened alertness, hand eye coordination and visual
Beta waves are split into three sections: Low Beta Waves
(12.5-16 Hz, "Beta 1 power"); Beta Waves (16.5-20 Hz, "Beta 2 power"); and High
Beta Waves (20.5-28 Hz, "Beta 3 power"). Beta states are the states associated
with normal waking consciousness. Low amplitude beta waves with multiple and
varying frequencies are often associated with active, busy, or anxious thinking
and active concentration. Bursts of beta activity are associated with a
strengthening of sensory feedback in static motor control and reduced when
there is movement change. Beta activity is increased when movement has to be
resisted or voluntarily suppressed.
You are wide-awake, alert. Your
mind is sharp, focused. It makes connections quickly, easily and you're primed
to do work that requires your full attention. In the Beta state, neurons fire
abundantly, in rapid succession, helping you achieve peak performance. New
ideas and solutions to problems flash like lightning into your
- (above 30 Hz)Gamma waves are associated with bursts
of insight, ecstasy, epiphanies,
mystical experiences, dissociate states of consciousness, epiphanous
contentment and high-level information processing. There are many methods the
various cultures of humanity has discovered over human history to help the
acolyte or initiate into his or her first mystical experience of Gamma wave
inducment which include: fasting; the use of an entheogen; physical deprevation; pain
infliction; mystical reflection; immersion in nature; trance inducment;
mountain climbing; prolonged strenuous physical activities like swimming the
English Channel or running an Iron Man marathon. Be careful with Gamma wave
inducement as Gamma wave inducement may create
universal paradigm shifts
of conceptual structure in the inductee's worldview causes strife to close
family and friends due to the personality changes inherent in a total shift of
worldview based on immersion
in true knowledge or baptism of the
spirit into the Gnostic Mysteries.
Experiments on Tibetan Buddhist monks have shown a
correlation between transcendental mental states and gamma waves. What
meditation masters have in common is the ability to put the brain into a state
in which it is maximally sensitive. When the monks were told to generate an
objective feeling of compassion during meditation, their brain activity began
to fire in a rhythmic, coherent manner, suggesting neuronal structures were
firing in harmony.
Meditation is known to have
a number of health benefits: stress reduction, mood elevation, and increased
life expectancy of the mind and its cognitive functions.
cohesion rarely tips over into the high gamma range of 40 Hz. Even higher than
gamma is the hypergamma range, which is over 100 Hz; and above that is the
mythical lambda state, over 200 Hz, where it is rumored that human
consciousness tops out at total awareness of all things from the beginning of
time to the end of history. (Mythical lambda consciousness is stepping into the
shoes of Gaia.)
The slow wave oscillators of the brainstem vibrate
to the resonant drumbeat of the
"Each of us is something of a schizophrenic
personality, tragically divided against ourselves."
Martin Luther King,
To have a balanced
peaceful mind a human must be able to integrate their
emotional understanding of reality with their
rational logical understanding
of reality !
To do this in a natural social
culture people build simple
monolithic conceptual worldview structures in
a mythical metaphorical manner to
connect the images stored in the
To do this in a social culture steeped in
paralogisms people must build
elaborately fragmented unconnected conceptual structures in that same mythical
Unfortunately that leaves you with a subconscious
that is highly ineffective in alerting the conscious stream of thought to
problems in the surrounding environment that would be easily seen by those
living in a naturally evolved social culture.
Schizophrenia is the switching of
dominance between right and left temporal lobes. Right temporal lobe functions
do not exist in three dimensional space and do not have a linear understanding
of time - past, present, future - this is terrifying when you first experience
it as it is hard to navigate as there is no goal post presented.
springs from the subconscious network that exists underneath the conscious
stream of the left
brain, the "i am talking to myself", "little voice" or conscious thought
brain dominant schizophrenics wall off from their own subconscious to
protect their own fragile traumatized psyches from the truth of the inability
to direct one's life precisely as the improperly conditioned left temporal lobe
demands - even when it has directed the individual into
a blind alley.
individual goes to school to learn a trade, become proficient at the work and
then finds that the social culture no longer values the trade learned.
The truth is schizophrenics, primarily
left brain thinkers ,
have "ascended" into the role of Controller of Reality after succumbing to the
Transcendental Temptation which lurks unseen within their right brain.
Due to the need to function within the confines of this
social cultural meme we have elevated
patterns and crushed right
patterns. Naming schizophrenia as normal, the
exclusive use of the left
brain, while condemning both right brain thinking and non-dualistic
thinking as abherent.
Right brain thinkers that can
show their artistic talent in a manner that primarily
left brain thinkers are
con-vinced is artistic talent are accepted within the greater social culture
even though they may be rejected locally as a
consciousness shuts down - a reformat of the
left brain (known in
Christian circles as rebirth) begins due
to the realization that one's understanding of reality was hidden behind
a cognitive veil.
Consciousness flees to the
right side, or the sensory side which is identified as reptilian currently,
where self realizes that there is no emptiness and due to the massive amount of
sensory information that can never be silence, except in death, coming in
through our twenty+ sensory
For one that has never
experienced Walking the
Thinspace between Life and Not-Life, Walking through the Shadowland,
falling down the Rabbit Hole or Stepping
through the Looking Glass it is terrifying because one has no conscious
operational apparatus with which to navigate within what seems to be swirling
pulsing energy forms without mass.
There is no anchor, no foundation ,
a boat drifting on the waves, a tumbleweed rolling aimlessly across an alien
The huge amount of sensory input that was shielded from
waking consciousness, but is no longer, is that which overwhelms the individual
and makes them feel as if they have gone insane (this is how we currently
define insanity - a quieting of
the "little voice".)
What seems to someone that has never undergone
rebirth/rebooting as insane behavior is testing of never before recognized
First trip to the
Other Side of the Mirror I
remember vividly feeling compelled to action. I could not identify the
compeller. All my behavior was basic reality testing.
give you a personal account of one instant.
this instant i took a handful of 8d box nails and set down on the sidewalk in
front of my home.
i felt for magnetic field lines,
identified them and started aligning the nails to them. i started with four
nails and positioned them in a radial pattern
aligned with the magnetic lines.
here was the catch - i gently rolled the nail toward the position in which it
would be perfectly aligned with the
magnetic grid but released it slightly before it would hit the mark. i
ended up with perfectly aligned radial pattern with eight rays four nails deep,
perfectly positioned in the center of a sidewalk square.
8 radial arms
at the compass directions and at the midpoint between compass directions, 4
nails deep. It took about a minute. Calvin Peterson, a musician (right brain), was standing there
My intent was to get the nails to align in a perfectly
symmetrical pattern and i used the
magnetic field lines of the Earth to accomplish the task which i could
actually feel with my hands.
movement weds conceptualization of reality to physical reality through
ritual movement creating Intentional
This is what would be considered a miracle in ancient times.
An observer - a
left brain person
watching someone perform this type of action in an attempt to gain an
understand of reality on a deeper level - might come to the conclusion that
this was a ritual "spell" designed to modify some aspect of reality. And none
of them would understand which elements would be critical during ritual
The observer will not know what the critical factor is.
The observer may believe that the critical factor may be dependent on the
particular set of elements as seen by the observer - numbers or letters - for
example. In this case the compass directions, the nails themselves, the
concrete, the way in which they are placed or any combination of the sets of
elements which are ALL ritually generated through subconscious action.
The ritual is a dance for the person that does it and it gives that
person power of healing the psyche/soul/mind and creating Intentional Reality.
For others attempting to recreate the magic through ritual mimic, it fails as
it is not spontaneous leading edge of the exploration of conscious intention
which is the one that opens the doors to a better understanding of one's actual
Ritual can reconnect you with nature but it must come from the
Attempting to reenact a past ritual connection has no value
unless you hold the original intent.
Rituals relieve the psychic
pressure of separation from Nature or
When ritual fails is when a "magic" or miraculous result
using the written word to bring forth the
Light of GnosisThe true challenge for primarily right brain/rational/scientific thinkers lies in
using the written word to bring forth the
Light of Gnosis.
technical terminology of each of the sciences tends to seal possibilities into
specific limited and
fragmented thought perspectives.
Methodical action plans executed
outside of a clear Gnostic
vision on both the scientific (rational) and mystical (spiritual) paths
will turn out to be nothing but
delusions of grandeur
leading to deadends in the
contradicts the fundamental connections of all living things by manufacturing
unnatural desire for a technologically utopian
Through conditioning and programming
replaces the "mundane reality of daily existence" which has been cleverly
concealed behind a manufactured Veil of
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