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This page presents a list of key educational materials aimed to provide BASIC PRINCIPLES AND DEFINITIONS which serve as the basic framework for developing a more in depth understanding and methodology.
This material effectively also serves as an upgrade to the framework of Dianetics and Scientology. If you do not know much about Dianetics and Scientology, you can just skip the sections “Dianetics Upgraded” and “Scientology Upgraded” [presented on a separate page] and still fully benefit from all the material and slides presented on this page.
The information is placed on this page on a “work in progress” basis so that it is available before it is finalized into a complete presentation.
Technical Note: the slides were created with Publisher 2013 which is known to have a software flaw that degrades quality of inserted images (not the quality of the slide overall). Hopefully this has been fixed in Publisher 2016; when funds become available, the slides will be re-exported with the 2016 version. This will improve quality of images in the slides that have images.
The Neural Network
Reference video (for a basic description of neural network structure and its mechanics: starts at 30 seconds into the video):
The Human Brain Project & The Blue Brain Project
Reference videos (general):
Reference videos (specific):
[Attention is focused on the first 4 minutes of the presentation.]
Key Formulated Concept:
COMPUTING PERCEPTION OF THE REALITY OF SOMETHING (PERCEPTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT).
[This is better understood with understanding of how perception of reality is formed by the mind – see the section on PERCEPTION.]
You can now read segment DIANETICS UPGRADED on page: Dianetics and Scientology Upgraded.
Reference video [attention is focused on the first 6 minutes of the video]:
This webpage has some very useful terms related to the subject of perception:
https://ebrary.net/2947/management/definition_perception_nature [PDF backup]
Another great resource website:
Key video on the subject of SENSATION and PATTERN RECOGNITION.
Reference video (TOP-DOWN PROCESSING and more):
In this video Anil uses a term “CONTROLLED HALLUCINATION” to describe the nature of perception, but it is a rather poor choice of words because “hallucination” is a word that is understood to mean false perception – perceiving something that is not there. “Controlled hallucination” would be an appropriate term to describe a form of vivid, realistic imagination of something, but it is not suitable for the phenomenon of perception. “Controlled imagination” (of something in existence) would have been better, but in order to avoid any possible confusion, the word PICTURIZATION was selected to describe the phenomenon of translating sensory information into something that is “seen” by the mind. [See below slides for a more detailed explanation].
See this video for a much more detailed explanation of what Anil described in general for the general public above.
[Attention is focused on the material covered between 20:09 and 28:26 time marks.]
FORMULATED KEY NOTIONS AND PRINCIPLES:
THE FORMULA OF PERCEPTION
Sensation + Picturization + Conceptualization + Logic = PERCEPTION
In order to develop FULL PERCEPTION of something – perception as a form of reflection of the actuality of some given reality in one’s consciousness – there must be an ability to somehow SENSE the reality in question, then to PICTURE exactly what one is sensing, to DEFINE it in more abstract terms [CONCEPTUALIZATION] and then develop an UNDERSTANDING [LOGIC] of its construction and/or the underlying principles behind its operation or functioning. The slides below attempt to provide a more detailed description of the key abilities in the process of perception formation.
You can now read segment SCIENTOLOGY UPGRADED on page: Dianetics and Scientology Upgraded.
Key reference videos:
Language is deeply integrated into the neural network of the mind (the structure of human consciousness):
Some of the best material on language and its influence on human development can be found in a number of documentaries on the subject of human evolution:
The Day We Learned To Think (BBC – Horizon – 2003)
[Key segment: 2:27 – 7:57]
There are also some great key points about language in a 2008 documentary: Clash Of The Cavemen (History Channel). Here is but one example:
Another valuable documentary with key points about language is Neanderthals On Trial (NOVA PBS Documentary) [aired January 22, 2002].
This documentary (aired August 31, 2011) Becoming Human (Episode 3) – Last Human Standing contains much more details about discoveries in South Africa.
Evolution – The Mind’s Big Bang (PBS Documentary)
One of the key concepts in the above video [time: 23:54 – 25:20] is the creation of a CULTURAL ENTITY as distinctly unique to human species.
Key reference book: “The Horse, the Wheel, and Language: How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern World” by David W. Anthony
See English Words with Slavic Roots for more word examples.
Here is a very useful blog – https://borissoff.wordpress.com – of a professor in linguistics with lists of identical or similar root words between Russian and Sanskrit as well as English and Sanskrit and some other comparisons. Russian-Sanskrit VERBS & NOUNS. English-Sanskrit similar words.
DIA in Ukrainian means ACTION which is a more basic concept than “through” taken from Greek. Hence, the word DIANETICS can be more appropriately defined as ACTION OF THE MIND.
Another great reference video is this lecture that illuminates the construct of ancient civilizations as members in a global cultural and economical network which at one point collapsed leading to the collapse of various ancient civilizations in connection to the network. This connects well to the concept of a social neural network and the idea that communication serves as a catalyst for the development of consciousness:
Much more can be said about this section, especially in pointing out the fact that location of the mind is not just limited to the head – the entire body is an intelligence system. There is a system of minds that are interconnected into one network. Each Chakra area can be associated with a mind as a processing center of information and some form of decision making. The entire body is also a a system of interconnected sensory organs – a system of sensory information collection and processing. These different centers can enter into conflict with each other: such as something that you THINK is the case may be in conflict with something that you FEEL to be the case. You think one thing in your head, but the “gut” is telling you something else. That’s because there is a “mind” in the gut that processes different kinds of sensory information – such as someone’s intention for example, apart from what someone may be saying which may be received and processed by a different part of the overall network of the mind.
The entire body is a system of sensory organs and a system of minds that process different kinds of information and make decisions (as neural networks). Below that you also have cellular intelligence structures and colonies of microorganisms. See more on page: UNDERSTANDING THE MIND.
Apart from perceiving energies of the “physical universe” in the form of light and sound waves, heat… there is also perception of PSYCHIC ENERGIES of other people (and other forms of life) such as perceiving someone’s thoughts, emotions, intentions, etc. The human mind is not limited to just processing the energies of the physical universe alone. With advances in the perception-ability of psychic energies, tele-pathic and tele-visionary communication can be developed. That is, for example, instead of having to communicate something through verbal language, someone can simply communicate a feeling or a vision into another mind directly.
Also, the ability for visual picturization does not have to be limited to sensory signals coming from the eyes. With so much intelligence and neural networks pervading throughout the entire body, there is really no reason why a human being should be able to see into various areas of one’s body as a specialized, and perhaps much more intelligent, form of “x-ray” vision. In fact, when someone is looking into their memories, they are already redirecting their picturization ability toward some other source of sensory information, not coming from the external environment.
This video is cited here because it draws parallels between the structure of Reality and the structure of Consciousness. However, evaluation of the practice of Transcendental Medication in itself has not been performed within the framework of this project nor there is any immediate plan to do so.
This is a very technical video, but it has a very interesting basic implication. It is not necessary to understand all the technical details to understand the basic point of this presentation.
Author’s website: http://www.quantumconsciousness.org/
Consciousness is a process in the structure of the universe.
Consciousness preceded life, drove its origin and evolution.
Primitive feelings present in the universe may have prompted the origin of life and driven its evolution… to “feel good.”