Monday, 30 May 2011

Thermodynamics of Prayers

or Mind as a recursive operation of narrative brains

Sentient beings are led to create differences in the world by their own very living nature. The differentiator engine is called cognition and the development of this architecture produces in accelerated human brains the mind technology.

Brains receive semiotic re-entry to chase their own projection as a narrative; they start to explore their own complexity manufacturing a world of stories. At the beginning they are scared of the portentous vastness but they learned to evoke a cognitive guide to walk in this narrativity. Soon they learn that the infinite dimension of possibility they may encounter is long as the breath of their brain and so they discover themselves as minds.

Here we are with our consciousness. Slowly we start to recognize cognitive differences and the inescapable happening of facts. We are either very curious to see the true face of facts and either we are freighted by the mere falling of things. Our narrative mind looks at the happening of facts as the abyss of meaninglessness: facts happen without a meaning. This is pure sufferance for a semantic cognition.

As the time goes, our mind mirrors herself in her narrativity and find that consistency and linearity are asked by narrations not by the happening of facts. Slowly, she starts to think that maybe the line of happening, is a requirement of storytelling. As narrative sentient beings, human minds are forced to weave the continuum. Most of all they inhabit the continuum they created. Of course the continuum is in the mind, but what exactly sustain the continuum? At the end of the day it is pure narrativity…

You need to weave the continuum to preserve it. It’s like a dynamo of narrations. Every recursive narrative operations is rolling this world, the environment hosting our search of self-consciousness. Prayers for example. Or repetitive habits. Even the worst ones. Like to play the same character. Yes my friend the “identity” you preserve all along your actions, it’s first of all a technology handed down from human brain to human brain. Not bad, but far from unique. Yes you are wearing a mask and your perseverance in wearing it will convince another young brain to do the same. Actually as educator (even the good ones) tend to re-affirm the uniqueness of identity. The Christian concept of persona, or the psychological concept of psyche.

Newly born human brains are the recursive operation required to establish the continuum. But very easily the mundane tendency to wear an environmental mind will eclipse the pure recursive action. Like a prayer wheel, the sentient brains weave the consciousness of the world. When they are accelerated in the narrative environment, they will adopt the mind technology and forget the recursive permanence.

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Names are World's Permutations

Human minds are distributed in the environment, shaped by their own stories. The mind then is “outside” or in other words, what we see is our consciousness. (This smells of idealism from miles. I know).

Indeed the world we experience is the superimposition of semiotic differences. The physical dimension is augmented by layers of meanings, the narrative sedimentations that constitutes our conceptual ground. Differences are invented by stories.

The world then is called by the many names human beings used in their stories. The fact is stories are not momentary episodes of recreation but the very infrastructures of cognition. To be more precise, a mind is the narrative deployment of a brain; that means the cognition itself is the entanglement of differences invented in the stories. What we see is our consciousness and it’s a narrative deployment. The world in front of your eyes is the emergence of converging stories. And the focus is a consciousness.

When the first men discovered the convergence of narrative in one’s brain deployment, they saw a mind in the surrounding world: the series of semiotic re-entry in a human world converges toward a brain in the form of a world calling for a mind.

A semiotic environment shapes the cognitive extension of a brain in narrations: the brain going up stream towards the coming stories experiences the deployment of his own narrativity. The cognitive extension becomes an exercise of narrativity. Mind is the collective term of narratives deployment from a single brain.

When a mind is in action, she will start to give different names to the world, she will make more differences. A semiotic world is made by the given names and every mind is rolling permutations in the world.

This is why the entrance of every newly born human minds is casting a new roll of permutations in the world.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

The convoluted thirst of an organism with a complex cognitive architecture

What is the meaning of a need for an organism? To get something in order to rebalance the disequilibrium their mere existence provokes. That’s why plants eat light. So: do human beings need oil? This strange species of primate apes raid its own planet, torture the environment hosting it and rape the womb that nurtured it.

The cognitive architecture of human beings is coupled with their cultural and technological environment. The extended mind theory is concerned with the cognitive aspects of that. Moreover on the neurologist Damasio is interested in the relation between emotions and neurobiology. A step further should speak about the cognitive emotions of the technological augmentation in which a human brain is hosted: a mind is hosted in her cultural environment and contains it.

So we should see these human raiders who predate their own Mother Nature in terms of technological needs, endogenous infection and the sacred ritual of a subconscious nightmare. These primate apes are compulsively forced to hyper detect differences in their environment, de facto inventing them. After that they are doomed to chase the needs created by their own ingenious, condemned to be pursued by the demons of their own cognitive architecture: the human mind is haunted by her own complexity.

So the escalation of this cognitive thirst extends herself scavenging her own environment. Vampire-like thirsted of natural resources, men are inebriated by the smell of elemental fluids and organ of Mother Earth.

They cannibalistically lick the dark blood of their fossil ancestors, stabbing deep the bowels of Nature. Like maniacs, they gut the internal organs of metals present in the entrails of Gea. They eat literally every single animal companion they can possibly find, they infect every single corner of the planet. They are the powerful infection a living being can catch. But also this predation, this rape is sacred, which doesn’t mean is less dreadful and guilty, quite on the contrary the holiness of this crime deem herself as a monstrousity generated by nature herself.

Engineers who look at themselves like the most rational employees in the human division of labour, are indeed the sacred criminals, the untouchable executioner who execute the rituals, the incestuous rape, the horrible dismembering. But the rotten kiss, human brains are given to their earth, is the circle of purification they invented themselves to open the eyes of self-consciousness. They are sinners pouring their guilt consciousness, de facto pouring “a” consciousness.

Without foul murder, stone guilt and execrable conduct, you don’t have purification and elevation. Without the circle of crime and punishment, you wouldn’t be able to accelerate an innocent primate brain in to a pervert human mind. Without their convoluted thirst, human brain couldn’t see themselves as the consciousness mirroring their minds.

The ultimate need, of course, is being able to see that there are no needs at all. This is the final, sacred, crime: the dismemberment of consciousness.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

The Mind of the Author

What facts are made of? This is a question of a mind and for a fact to be observed by a mind, it means it’s a story. Mind-observable facts are narrations; humans invented every sort of technology to see beyond narrated facts. Philosophy, quantum physics, casting Yi Jing or stretching your spine. At the end of the deployment of your technology, you’ll find always what is left after all visible fictions are cast away: a mind.

Funny, isn’t it?

Sunday, 8 May 2011


The mind beyond the scenes

The Western metaphysics instituted a subject, whowill able to bend and to manipulate facts of the world following a plan, constructed by a self-will in a god-creation style. Our current understanding of the brain and of its cognitive resonance in the semiotic environment, the mind, tells us that the situation is kind of different.

Image you’re starting to behave following the harmonic pattern: don’t mess up the universe order, but gently rhyme with its infinite breath. After perseverance and patience, taming with discipline your impetuous mind, you probably will start to see facts happening to you following the pattern.

What happened? Did I encounter the will of the universe? Well, this is an horse-face argument generated by the incestuous mating of western and eastern tradition (nothing wrong of course: we love hybrids and in general every kind of fecundation. This is just being proud of contraceptive ability, while you’re impregnating all over your surroundings). I’m cheating the happening of facts, with tricks of my ingenious (that is magic: we love magic too! But it’s like preposterous prediction: no fun in betting).

I’m not bending the universe to be surrounded by harmonic facts. On the contrary I’m shaping my mind to see patterns of harmony. In other words the universe, who by the way doesn’t give a dime about your manipulating strategies, remains the same. What is changing is the presentation of the series of re-entry that constitute the universe as you see it as a world. You change the limit of understanding the happening of facts. Quine and Wittgestein would say that your mind as limit of the world is giving a different theory of the collection of facts as you perceive it as YOUR world. Lewonthin and Bateson would say that your cognitive system re-programmed itself to be sensitive to an alternative set of differences, hence inhabiting a different environment.

I would say that you re-wrote your narrativity.

And if you see the switch of narrativity, you are able to see the representativity of the being there of living beings. You can see the convoluted expansion of living beings, in the attempt to escape the irrelevance of inanimate being. In that glimpse you see yourself as the projection of a living being that is forced to make a difference of its being from the irrelevance. When your consciousness represents herself just as a mere happening, a mere representing fact, she coincides with the happening of facts.

So to some extents you represent the universe as its consciousness: you really encounter the will of the universe!

Oh God of reasoning and logic, have mercy of my argumentation.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Posture Addiction

It is now common sense that the mind is embodied. Only some geeks so world-disconnected can think that intelligence is a pure, Cartesian entity: like a ’80 jacket, it doesn’t suit you well. Moreover intelligence in the form experienced by human beings as a mind, is generated by an informational extension in the environment and folded recursively in itself. This is massively biological, hence bodily.

For us that means that our postures are cognitive attitudes; conversely every posture is twisted around a narrative support. Why do you need to knee for praying? It’s the perfect tension for your joints and your backbone in order to develop a fierce submission: devotion. Try to knee, squeezing out from your western stiffness some respect for your body, without hedonistic self-indulgence. It is difficult to be in a mental state with the wrong posture. And vice-versa. In the western tradition of metaphysical disembodied intelligence, like the Christian, Cartesian and ’80 Cognitive tradition, it’s easy to detach a mental state from the material carrier. Actually it is normal to think of a carrier. This opens the doors for a 3 penny philosophy: “the mental state is in the carrier”, or “the process of carrying IS the mental state”, “ the message is in the second ring of the postman”.

The fact is postures are shaping the cognitive face of a brain. The problem is that postures are addictive.

When you start to stretch your muscles, to squeeze your joints, to massage your internal organs, you feel good (which is good). The misleading of a disembodied mind is very well known in the field (pubs in down town Singapore are loaded with cognitive pirates). What is less described is that posture aren’t disembodied as well. From their narratives. When you knee, you feel a strong, warm wind of devotion coming to you: your blood circulation is reinforced by a better posture. And so are your beliefs. Submit the pride of yourself, to rise stronger as a devotional warrior. Pray and feel to be on the right side. Believe and knee, and let flow your sense of being superior.

The paradox is that “God” is closer to your knee and spinal cord than to your devotional tools (but remember that an extended mind can easily transfer power from devotional postures to devotional items!), but is absent from narrativity (authoriship is generated by the deployment of narrativity: the remembered beginning comes after it started). So when you feel God in your narratives because of your posture, it’s your posture addiction kicking in. Recreational devotion. You read it here first!