About emergent phenomena

By Rev Illuminatus Maximus / December 22, 2014 /

Life’s order is characterized by… the spontaneous development of self-organized order among ensembles that can neither be predicted nor explained by examining component parts in isolation. Spontaneity and self-organization mean that no external agent is sculpting the organism: it sculpts itself. ((

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Complexity, Self-Organization, Emergence

By Rev Illuminatus Maximus / December 22, 2014 /

Self-organization is more likely to be achieved in undirected states, such as meditation, fantasy, or reverie, that border on waking. Dreaming serves to loosen associations lest they become obsessively tight. Francis Crick theorized that we dream in order to forget. Dreaming may be our most creative conscious state, one in which the chaotic, spontaneous recombination…

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The Eden Experiment: Aliens, Archons & the Associative Universe

By Rev Illuminatus Maximus / October 18, 2008 /

Reprint of an article originally published in New Dawn Magazine #110, expanded and revised with original illustrations. A fascinating survey of alternative human origins theories and their links to Gnostic mythology!

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Mad Science of the Multiverse

By Rev Illuminatus Maximus / December 3, 2007 /

The”anthropic principle” is a hybrid idea – part scientific hypothesis and part philosophical argument – which seeks to account for our presence in a life-sustaining universe using inference and probability.

It asks the questions: why does our universe seem fine-tuned for human life? Did an Intelligent Designer plan this universe just for us, or is it simply one of many universes in a larger multiverse, the random byproduct of an endless process of creation with no beginning and no end?

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One God Universe

By Rev Illuminatus Maximus / June 22, 2006 /

Consider the One God Universe: OGU. The spirit recoils in horror from such a deadly impasse. He is all-powerful and all-knowing. Because He can do everything, He can do nothing, since the act of doing demands opposition. He knows everything, so there is nothing for him to learn. He can’t go anywhere, since He is…

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Pavlovs Gods

By Rev Illuminatus Maximus / May 4, 2006 /

Reprint of an article originally published in New Dawn Magazine #95, expanded and revised. A fascinating survey of brainwashing and trauma in primitive Christianity, touching upon a number of shocking and exotic themes!

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The Demiurge and Disorder

By Rev Illuminatus Maximus / July 1, 1999 /

The Biblical creator god’s greatest flaw is his ignorance – he literally does not understand where he came from. The Demiurge’s limited awareness made him the target of many cruel jokes in the gnostic scriptures, not least of which were the insulting nicknames he was given: “This gloomy ruler has three names: “The first name…

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Mindless, and grows thin fast

By Rev Illuminatus Maximus / March 4, 1998 /

"Learn to look beyond the surface, gnostic, or the big bad Demiurge will get you (either that, or you will die from excessive stupidity). Of course, the bible (including your pet apocryphal gospels) has NOTHING beyond the surface, so you are probably out of practice… Anyway, my point is that your gnostic BS is entertaining…

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