The noosphere is the planetary sphere of mind or thinking layer of planet Earth. To grasp the idea of the noosphere we must elevate our consciousness and open ourselves to the most general, elemental and cosmic principles of life on Earth.
As the mental sheathe of the planet, the noosphere characterizes mind and consciousness as a unitary phenomenon. This means that the quality and nature of our individual and collective thoughts directly effects the noosphere and creates the quality of our environment—the biosphere.
As the Earth’s “mental sheathe,” the noosphere represents the breakthrough to a new consciousness, a new time and a new reality arising from the biospheric crisis. This is known as the biosphere-noosphere transition.
Just as the biosphere is the unity of all of life and its support system, the noosphere is the unity of all mind and its thinking layers. In this way the noosphere can be understood as the sum of the mental interactions of all life. Within the noosphere exists the evolutionary control panels, known as the psi bank, the storage and retrieval system for all the mental programs.
As the next stage of evolution of the terrestrial biosphere, the noosphere signifies the advent of a qualitative/dimensional shift - the passage from one state to another. This is the main investigative topic of the Noosphere II project.
This perspective of the noosphere, as an evolutionary event, has been scientifically anticipated by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, the noted French paleontologist, as well as his colleague (with whom he jointly coined the word noosphere in 1926), Russian geochemist, Vladimir Vernadsky (see The Theory and History of the Noosphere).
“The historic process is changing dramatically before our eyes … Mankind taken as a whole is becoming a powerful geological force. Humanity’s mind and work face the problem of reconstructing the biosphere in the interests of freely thinking mankind as a single entity. This new state of the world we are approaching without noticing it is the ‘Noosphere.’ “
The Internet is the third-dimensional reflection of the noosphere, a form of proto-telepathy. When the noosphere is fully activated, then the human species will experience telepathy as a collective norm.
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The other day I tried to explain what ‘collective consciousness’ is to my dear old friends. At the time, I didn’t feel like explaining my personal journey into the psi bank. but, now, i do! lucky you.
so, here goes.
i like to feel electromagnetic fields. i am especially sensitive to them when i am falling asleep or just waking up, since my brainwaves are in a different state. I’m ‘between worlds,’ so to speak. (so are you! try giving attention to how sensitive you are when you are drifting.)
with certain people, i am very sensitive to the electromagnetic field produced by their heart. (did you know hearts produce an electromagnetic field about 40,000 times stronger than our brains?) so there i was, enjoying the bliss of this person’s heart, laying dreamily in bed.
then, i was there. no memory of transporting myself, but clearly, i was not just on the bed anymore. i was in a huge library with mahogany bookshelves and red rugs and long sliding ladders. i was happy-go-luckily pulling books off the shelves and reading. what i was reading, i do not recall. call it the psi bank, call it the akashic records, call it your own library, i do not care; just as long as you know that this was the best library and feeling of a library i’ve ever experienced.
just let that imagery and feeling enter into your being. breathe it in. let yourself feel your own blissful library space. can you taste the parchment?
then—(yes, there is a then)—i wiggled out of the library and back to the bed. then back to the library. and back to the bed. then i could not go back to the library. something shifted in the magnetic field of the heart that was the open portal through which i slipped in. yet, in going back and forth, i learned how i got there: wiggling. a very distinct, stair-step like action of oscillating between realities.
like this gif: the pathway to the center is a wild ride to the left and right. that’s what i felt like.
so, that’s the story of me visiting the psi banks. join me next time for more adventures in the collective consciousness!
We like our stories to be a little bit conventional. We like beginnings and middles and ends, and catchphrases and slow-motion explosions and kisses in the rain. We want to see heroes win and villains get steam pipes thrown through them and dogs cover their eyes with their paws when something embarrassing happens.
Cracked has broken this down before, discussing how Hollywood scripts in particular are assembled almost like Mad Libs, major story elements laid out according to precise minute-by-minute formulas. And yet almost no one notices this because of how comfortable we are with the formula; we expect stories to be laid out this way.
But other than our own cognitive laziness, there’s nothing that says stories have to be so formulaic, that tales can’t be spun around innovative, inventive structures. Not in the movies, of course — those are doomed. But in a word-movie, the so called “book”? Holy shit, yes. With no obligation to make back a $200 million budget or pull in the increasingly slope-browed 16-to-24 demographic, writers have pulled all sorts of inventive stunts when writing novels. Here are five of the most mind-bending.
- If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler — Italo Calvino
- "For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Worn" — Ernest Hemingway
- A Void — Georges Perec
- Pale Fire — Vladimir Nabokov
- Finnegans Wake — James Joyce
Circus Tree: Six individual sycamore trees were shaped, bent, and braided to form this.
how the hell do you bend and braid a tree
Actually pretty easy. Trees don’t reject tissue from other trees in the same family. You bend the tree to another tree when it is a sapling, scrape off the bark on both trees where they touch, add some damp sphagnum moss around them to keep everything slightly moist and bind them together.
Then wait a few years- The trees will have grown together.
You can use a similar technique to graft a lemon branch or a lime branch or even both- onto an orange tree and have one tree that has all three fruits.
As a biologist I can clearly state that plants are fucking weird and you should probably be slightly afraid of them.
On that note! At the university (UBC) located in town, the Agriculture students were told by their teacher that a tree flipped upside down would die. So they took an excavator and flipped the tree upside down. And it’s still growing. But the branches are now the roots, and the roots are now these super gnarly looking branches. Be afraid.
But Vi, how can you mention that and NOT post a picture? D:
From their announcement:
For various reasons, Bass Coast Festival is banning feathered war bonnets, or anything resembling them, onsite. Our security team will be enforcing this policy.
We understand why people are attracted to war bonnets. They have a magnificent aesthetic. But their spiritual, cultural and aesthetic significance cannot be separated.
Bass Coast Festival takes place on indigenous land and we respect the dignity of aboriginal people. We have consulted with aboriginal people in British Columbia on this issue and we feel our policy aligns with their views and wishes regarding the subject. Their opinion is what matters to us.
See is that so fucking hard?
The first Hit ever out of that bong
Take me here
venice will be my next destination
this is the best thing i’ve ever seen holy shit i can’t stop watching it
1984 - The Mighty Thor #349 by Walt Simonson