|2009-09-22, by John Ringland|
First a few words about the work and then some links.
In brief, in 2000 I intuitively received a vision of the nature of
reality that re-oriented my world-view. Other than a new way of
understanding, it mainly expressed itself in my mind as a form of
mathematics, which I came to understand through the framework of
information and system theory, mystic metaphysics, quantum mechanics
and virtual reality simulation.
This evolved over time into a project that could be described as
"laying down the philosophical, mathematical and theoretical
foundations of a unified holistic science" and "using this
foundation to shed light on and unify both ancient and modern
wisdom". The work also involves self-enquiry; observation of,
and participation in, the evolution of collective consciousness; and
the navigation of a paradigm shift in our collective world-view.
To give some insight... Imagine that this physical universe could
be thought of as a virtual reality simulation, within which we are
evolved sentient virtual beings. It would all seem to us to be
physical and in no way different from how it currently does. In this
analogical context what I address is not the objects, people, places,
events, sights, sounds, shapes, qualities, etc within the VR
What I describe and model is the computational process, the logic
of the simulator, the simulation process in action, the structure of
the model that is animated, the low-level virtual processes and forms
that arise within the VR, how these integrate and evolve into complex
systems, how the behaviour of these gives rise to the principles of
physics, how some of these complex systems may attain sentience and
enquire into the nature of their situation, how they can most
effectively achieve this, what they will find when they do and how
this whole situation relates to mystic wisdom and what it describes
about reality. I also explore how such an understanding can
positively affect our individual lives and society as a whole.
What these virtual beings eventually realise is that ultimately
they are not physical beings in a physical universe with individual
identities, they are motions of a cosmic whole that is non-dual,
non-physical, non-local, non-temporal, imperceptible, all pervading
and the animating essence of all things.
Furthermore, there is a persistent cognitive habit that causes
them to perceive and experience things from a dualist perspective
(naïve realism). When this is recognised and its dominance over the
mind is overcome, then reality can be apprehended clearly. Although
it is not perceptible to the senses, it can be intuitively
apprehended in no uncertain terms because it is the inner most
essence of our being.
The true nature of the underlying reality, beneath the film of
appearances, is ultimately unknowable, however everything else about
it can be modelled mathematically and understood scientifically once
we go beyond the limitations of naïve realism, thus providing a
solid foundation for a unified holistic science/spirituality.
Here is a general
introduction that paints an overall picture of this line of
A ground up reformulation
of the philosophical foundations underlying the work.
model at the core of the work.
The main essay
describing the world view implied by the results.
behind the work.
A high level memetic
map of areas of interest.
Lots of essays
on the main website.
Here are a few articles, although there are hundreds of others...
arising from my work in five sentences,
of an Emerging Paradigm Shift,
our minds for the greater good,
the Emerging Paradigm on the SSE Forum,
Metaphysical Questions to Ask Yourself,
on the Outline of a Unified Science,
Reality Analogy Alongside Science and Mysticism,
Terms Best Describe My Metaphysical Work?,
is a system and why should we care to know?,
Metaphysical Perspectives on one Page,
I think in simple terms,
It's a vast subject and quite complex to describe in detail
(although simple in essence), so I hope this gives you an idea of
what the work is about. There are also essays,
poetry, etc on my main website.
I am happy to make contact
with people interested in these ideas, so feel free to drop me a
And if you know of anyone who would benefit from knowing about
this work the please do pass it on. That is the main way that this
information gets out there.