Awakening of Gaia
A scenario for the early 21st century

I publish this letter to Terence McKenna, because

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From: Dr. Mario Hilgemeier 
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 96 18:21:18 +0200
Subject: eschaton scenario

Thanks for your wonderful site!

which is excellently maintained. It is a pleasure to browse there.
Long being a friend of speculation, I relished what is presented there.

I don't know exactly what is meant by 'Hyperspatial Breakthrough', not having been in the DMT space - only read descriptions of it. It seems, 'Hyperspatial Breakthrough', 'Historical Metamorphosis', and the following scenario are very similar.

Let me add an 8th speculation to you r page

'Awaking of Gaia', a scenario for the late '00s:

After the Great Plague, legalization of cheap hemp-derived pain-killers puts more people of the over-aged Western society into contact with THC than in the Sixties.

Boosted by an enourmous information infrastructure and the economic boom after the turn of the century new and old drugs are explored by a minority (the avant garde, just like in the "roaring 1920s"). This is enough for an explosion of creativity that furthers the discovery of a new scientific/artistic paradigm which spreads rapidly, thanks to the all-penetrating media. First commercial products from nanotechnology hit the market successfully.

On a mental level, respect for each other's different cultures and values grows stronger than ever before in human history. Diversity is cherished. Then, first on a person-to-person level, then on a global level, the human consciousnesses merge. They transcend mere telepathy, become one. Gaia awakes and sets out to discover and enjoy the new dimensions opened.

(or this, like the timewave, is another intricate joke of God :)

Thanks for providing the Watkins objection to the TWZ. It confirmed my feelings some years ago, which I had after I did some correlation analysis between sunspot/geomagnetic activity and the TWZ. The predictive power of the TWZ for these time-series was not good, not bad, and hardly useful.

After a seminar with Terence McKenna in Hamburg I became a firm believer in the timewave for some years, even after seeing failure after failure. But as the spring discontinuity proved so unspectacular, it let me phase shift my belief to "it is as good as a coin flip" (well, it could be worse :). And it is INTERESTING.

The findings concerning the I Ching are nonetheless important. Perhaps a Columbus on these mathematical oceans is yet to come. The TWZ is of no use for predictions or advice in real life; perhaps this is for the better: this way, the timewave cannot be exploited by the greedy. Still, the I Ching can, as always, be used for advice.

The timewave as a METAPHOR is an interesting experiment in memetics. Why could this (millennial) meme take root in the minds of so many mentally advanced people? What are the hooks that makes this mind-virus stick? Well, not everyone has a receptor for it, but in my case the first glimpse on the TWZ was in a computer journal, the article boasting to have predicted the Gulf War.

The timewave sets the mind of the interested person to consider if there is really a finality in history. The TWZ raises thoughts that think ahead - and that's a good thing.

Perhaps the virus works because this millennial yearning is something deeply ingrained (call it collective subconscious, DNA, Mind ...) in human nature. Is it a spiritual impulse, diverted to watch events in time? Lets hope that we will all live to see what really happens :)


update 1998:

You may be interested in these articles about Terence McKenna and his Timewave Zero (now Timewave One, substantially revised - have a look a serendipity for current programs).

Can the Universe Create Itself?

Authors: J. Richard Gott, III, Li-Xin Li
Comments: 48 pages, 8 figures
Journal-ref: Phys.Rev. D58 (1998) 023501

The question of first-cause has troubled philosophers and cosmologists alike. Now that it is apparent that our universe began in a Big Bang explosion, the question of what happened before the Big Bang arises. Inflation seems like a very promising answer, but as Borde and Vilenkin have shown, the inflationary state preceding the Big Bang must have had a beginning also. Ultimately, the difficult question seems to be how to make something out of nothing. This paper explores the idea that this is the wrong question --- that that is not how the Universe got here. Instead, we explore the idea of whether there is anything in the laws of physics that would prevent the Universe from creating itself. Because spacetimes can be curved and multiply connected, general relativity allows for the possibility of closed timelike curves (CTCs). Thus, tracing backwards in time through the original inflationary state we may eventually encounter a region of CTCs giving no first-cause. This region of CTCs, may well be over by now (being bounded toward the future by a Cauchy horizon). We illustrate that such models --- with CTCs --- are not necessarily inconsistent by demonstrating self-consistent vacuums for Misner space and a multiply connected de Sitter space in which the renormalized energy-momentum tensor does not diverge as one approaches the Cauchy horizon and solves Einstein's equations. We show such a Universe can be classically stable and self-consistent if and only if the potentials are retarded, giving a natural explanation of the arrow of time. Some specific scenarios (out of many possible ones) for this type of model are described. For example: an inflationary universe gives rise to baby universes, one of which turns out to be itself. Interestingly, the laws of physics may allow the Universe to be its own mother.

update 2000:

Aus dem Gästebuch von Das Auge der Materie:

Solange der Mensch auf die Frage,
wo sich die Sterne befänden,
immer nur nach oben zeigt,
ist er noch ganz und gar

               Eddie Oshins

10.03.2000 um 16:09:29

Der Spruch mit den Höhlenmenschen hat mir gut gefallen ;-) Momentan wenig Zeit. Komme wieder. (So. Hoffe, bin der Pflicht zur Genüge nachgekommen ;-) ciao,

Grüsse! Habe das Netz durchkämmt, und finde tatsächlich Sie mit Terence McKenna auf einer einzigen elektronischen Seite stehend! Was halten Sie von Timewave Zero? Beste Grüsse, ein überraschter Martin Voggenberger -Ps:Dank für das nachkommen Ihrer Pflicht! ;o)

15.03.2000 um 13:09:38

Terence McKenna, einer der originellen Denker des 20. Jahrhunders, ist schwer gehirn-krank. Er hat sehr viele durch chemische Substanzen induzierte Reisen unternommen und darüber mehrere Bücher geschrieben, die so manchen zu seltsamen Ideen anregten. Für seine vielleicht letzte Reise wünsche ich ihm das Allerbeste. Vielleicht grünt seine Idee der fraktalen Zeit ja in einem anderen Kontext weiter.

Falls noch nicht bekannt:

Suzanne Segal, Kollision mit der Unendlichkeit. Ein Leben jenseits des persönlichen Selbst.

Die Autorin macht die Erfahrung, kein 'ich' zu haben - das ist eines Tages einfach weg. Auch der innere 'Beobachter' verschwindet - für immer. Trotzdem lebt sie 'ganz normal' weiter, hat Gedanken und Gefühle. Paradoxe, aber glaubhafte Autobiographie.

comment:Ja, ich vergass von seiner Krankheit. Auch ich wünsche ihm für seine wahrscheinlich letzte Reise das Beste. Trotzdem hoffe ich, dass Terence das Jahr 2012 doch noch erleben kann. Man soll die Hoffnung niemals aufgeben. dieses Buch besorge ich mir, obwohl ich mir nicht vortellen kann, wie es ist, kein "Ich" zu haben. Kannst Du im Forum eine Zusammenfassung schreiben? Liebe Grüsse, MV!

Terence McKenna liess seinen Körper um 02:15 Uhr morgens Pazifischer Zeit am 3.April 2000. Er starb in Frieden und von Menschen umgeben, die er liebte und die ihn liebten. (The Parting of Terence McKenna )

More on resonances: we dream the world by Paul Levy

Nice and simple introduction of the Goddess

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