Synthesense -- The Action of Attending to the Entire Unified Field

Making itself intelligible is suicide for philosophy.
Martin Heidegger

Could the young but realize how soon they will become mere walking bundles of habits, they would give more heed to their conduct while in the plastic state.
William James

All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses.
Friedrich Nietzsche

We should realize that touch is not simple skin pressure but a grasp of all senses at once, a kind of tactility.
Marshall McLuhan
The Global Village

The Finder sees a Door
Supposing the journeys end, discovering just
Beginning as sight unfolds ideas and
Beliefs are shed as
Sun burnt skin peeling
Layer upon Layer of organically
Unified Field

This is my forum, my medium through which I will convey my 21st century philosophy via various images. These images, these ideas, are designed to promote active strategies to detect and heal a dis-ease that I see afflicting all the world's people. I call this dis-ease Image Sickness. The strategy for detection and healing of this dis-ease is attending to attention until a total synthesis of our fragmented awareness is grown. We have specialized our attention beam to focus on narrow slivers of all that is in the universe. At any one moment we attend to a limited set of possible movements. Typically in my cultural (American) people focus habitually on images either directly or produced by word connotation.

The images I convey are themselves illusions. Although I must use words, or image connotators, to communicate to you they are themselves illusions. Some off them are new and some are ideas that I feel that are helpful. Ideas or Images can be useful tools, but very often overbalanced focus on images leads to the general neurosis and fear, pain, depression, all expressions of image sickness. Any idea used consciously and non-habitually is a tool. Any idea that is habitual and compulsive is a demon, a slave master. And we are the slaves, elite to poor. This condition affects even the most powerful and wealthy individuals. The reason the elites do what harm they do is because they are themselves suffering. We must all have compassion for each other rich and poor, black and white, intelligent and simple. For we all have been hurt and suffer.

All essays on this website are to introduce and define a vocabulary that I will use to illustrate my core philosophical contribution: Synthesense. Synthesense is an image I use to point to a possible action. This personal action is to consciously attend to all available sensory stimuli simultaneously, the entire sensorium. Sensory stimuli includes seeing, listening, smell, touch, the feeling of the body, as well of awareness of emotional feeling and the movement of thought. Our thinking can be understood as the sensing of mental images. Simultaneous attention to all our senses leads to an awareness of the our single attention. The active state of attention can be observed to fragment among fault lines of our senses. Be aware that our conscious, our singular attention, is a spontaneous organizing system built of a multitude of awareness streams and biologically informational inputs. The action of attention to attention leads to an awareness of the dynamic processes of why we attend to what and how each situation is a unique combination of media which provides us information in different sensory ratios. Once conscious functional understandings of your patterns of attention are established new vistas of the possibilitilogical universe can be observed thus collapsing novel quantum states to actual physical reality.

What is synthesense? The integration, interweaving, synthesis of all supposed unique senses. American culture is dominated by visual imagery promulgated by habitual auditory belief and expectation. Synthesense includes sight, hearing, tactile impressions, smell, and taste. In addition we have created technological extensions of each of our senses. An X-Ray machine gives our eyes a new capabilities of sense including the ability to see through some matter.

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From the smallest particle to the largest galactic formation, a web of electrical circuitry connects and unifies all of nature, organizing galaxies, energizing stars, giving birth to planets and, on our own world, controlling weather and animating biological organisms. There are no isolated islands in an electric universe.
David Talbott and Wallace Thornhill
Thunderbolts of the Gods

A little scientific background

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Ground is a profound and powerful concept that is too often taken for granted. Obviously we are familiar with the earth's rocky surface which we most commonly refer to in English as the ground. Wiktionary's entry gives the etymology and common usage definitions. I think of particular interest is the definition of ground as: A level of electrical potential used as a zero reference. Here ground means a point of reference from which force differentials can be determined. The force potential is voltage, comparable with water pressure.

Isomorphism is an information preserving transformation of a pattern between different media (mediums). I will quote in italics Douglas R. Hofstadter, who covers this concept thoroughly in his book Gödel, Escher, Bach: The Eternal Golden Braid:

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So when you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it.
Jiddu Krishnamurti

In solitude we give passionate attention to our lives, to our memories, to the details around us.
Virginia Woolf

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Paradox is. To be aware of paradox is to see your own mind. To see a non-visual image.

M.C. Escher, "Relativity," 1953 (picture below)

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The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
Oscar Wilde

Learn to see, and then you''ll know that there is no end to the new worlds of our vision.
Carlos Castaneda

Everyone takes the limits of his own vision for the limits of the world.
Arthur Schopenhauer

...the common eye sees only the outside of things, and judges by that, but the seeing eye pierces through and reads the heart and the soul, finding there capacities which the outside didn't indicate or promise, and which the other kind couldn't detect.
Mark Twain

Any ad consciously attended to is comical. Ads are not meant for conscious consumption. They are intended as subliminal pills for the subconscious in order to exercise a hypnotic spell, especially on sociologists.
Marshall McLuhan

Complexity often does introduce qualitative differences. Although it sounds implausible, it might turn out that above a certain level of complexity, a machine ceased to be predictable, even in principle, and started doing things on its own account, or, to use a very revealing phrase, it might begin to have a mind of its own...It would begin to have a mind of its own when it was no longer entirely predictable and entirely docile, but was capable of doing things which we recognized as intelligent, and not just mistakes or random shots, but which we had not programmed into it.

Man has no individual I. But there are, instead, hundreds and thousands of separate small "I"s, very often entirely unknown to one another, never coming into contact, or, on the contrary, hostile to each other, mutually exclusive and incompatible. Each minute, each moment, man is saying or thinking, "I". And each time his I is different. Just now it was a thought, now it is a desire, now a sensation, now another thought, and so on, endlessly. Man is a plurality. Man's name is legion.
G.I. Gurdjieff


As a cultural mediator, it is the role of the artist to keep the community in conscious relation to the changing and hidden ground of its preferred objectives
..[a] strategy is to construct an anti-environment, which is the normal activity of the artist, the only person in the culture whose whole business is the retraining and updating of sensibility.

Marshall McLuhan
The Global Village


willed without witting, whorled without aimed
James Joyce

America is a tremendous gestalt resulting from a mix of all cultures of the world. Every culture's ideas, art, traditions, and beliefs are forming new combinations and patterns. This process has been accelerating for hundreds of years. Starting with the Native Americans and Europeans and later significant African, Asian, Hispanic, and people from every corner of the Earth. A tipping point of synthesis of all these cultures is resulting in the birth of a New Native American Culture. What is the character of his culture? What does this mean for us and the world?

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When we talk about understanding, surely it takes place only when the mind listens completely - the mind being your heart, your nerves, your ears- when you give your whole attention to it.
Jiddu Krishnamurti

To listen is to do nothing to prevent yourself from seeing completely
Jiddu Krishnamurti

To listen means one''s mental chatter must be silent.
Don''t try to stop chattering, that is impossible. Instead take action. Listening is an action.

Once you begin to listen actively, thought chatter dies down, and listening and seeing become one.

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