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The Bicameral Mind of Facebook

The Bicameral Mind of Facebook

The Bicameral Mind of Facebook and Social Media

I left Facebook yesterday. As soon as I clicked to confirm to deactivate my account, an idea came to me. Facebook and social sites in general are like an externalized mind. An unconscious, bicamerally actualized set of sensory stimuli . . . like a not-yet-conscious, ancient Egyptian might be in their hearing voices both internal and external in lieu of differentiating the audibles of these “voices” as thoughts or ideas that one has when internal, as communications when external. And, POOF, I saw the whole of Facebook as one, giant schizophrenic composite of the multiplicity of its mostly non-schizophrenic people making their messages in voice and image . . . with inspirational quotes and squee and cat pictures as the predominant societal glue-nucleus . . . or glucleus to neologically coin a word.

Like the body itself,

like the whole of Facebook, like the ringed temp-fence at Burning Man there is a concretized reference to the alchemical vessel being container and contained at one and the same time. It seems, then, that when consciousness originates within these contexts . . . social media doesn’t do a damn thing for marketing. Social media just creates more social media, and an inbox groaning from the weight. The consciousness directing oneself within it almost has to be both highly aware of and immune to flocking behavior at the same time to . . . awwww, that’s another topic for another swirling bait ball of a day.

Julian Jaynes wrote

The Origins of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind. I now see Facebook as being able to be perceived as a modern case study with itself AS a bicameral mind on the whole of Facebook. Interesting, I now see a visual diagram of the bicameral mind represented in the Tarot in the Land of Mystereum missing center expressed in the 5 of Swords, and an expression of consciousness reified in the young one in the 5 of Wands who sees what no-one else does putting down the Wand to raise up and birth a colorful rainbow of consciousness missed by the 4 bicameral others there. And, the medulla oblongata flower sneaking in to integrate with the bicameral mind of the 5 of Pentacles . . . and the allusion with the magical starfish in the 5 of Cups. The Hierophant V is both in front of and within the Pyramid Mountain with the little alien ship hovering above.

I wonder

I wonder how I will further develop this area of thought over time.

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Posted by on December 30, 2012 in Card Cameos, Card Curiosities, The Mystery

 

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The Oracle . . . As Career Path

The Oracle . . . As Career Path

Oracle

The Oracle,
always in prescient remembrance presently in presence
and speaking.
Speaking in a higher octave sprout always.
Beyond metaphor,
beyond illusion,
allsusions to magic carpet of Self always.
The Oracle is . . .
the snake his skin shedded,
the snake his skin not missed.
Chaff
from wheat
in the wind.

Look at all Ma pretty new COLOuRS!! . . .
as chaff goes away unspoken,
unspoken in the wind.
And, Oracle speaking in prescient remembrance always,
speaks!

How . . .

were YOU born to see?

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Posted by on December 29, 2012 in Card Cameos, The Mystery

 

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Christmas Present Prescient Presence

Welcome TarotBlogHoppers from Aislin’s blog! 

Welcome to this Tarothoppin’ segment along your TarotBlogHop dance of “Christmas Present.”

Christmas Present Prescient Presence & Garlic

[[[ Devil ~ Lovers ~ Ugolin ~ Judgment ~ Priestess ]]]

La lepidus illecebra

A charming, witty, pleasant, and elegant enticement?

. . . such as a present opened from the mouth of a vampire?

 

There forever

they shall reside

under a small lake,

immeasurably deep,

lying high up in the mountains,

where is brewed the thunder,

and in fair weather the dragon sleeps.

 

Ours is not a lot to be feared.

The dragon is a necessary beast.

 

Whipcrack!

The older arrow flies broken,

til the hand’s firedance overrolls the lips

to lift the line.

 

Lifting the line

to further unwrap this cadeau,

the prescient presence of this present,

now, in the present . . .

There is Brahmana, your Priestess.

There is Brahmana, My Love

as she writhes as an empowering apocalypse,

as snow leopard sent as epiphany

to sleeping warrior.

 

You have your narcissists, though predatorial bliss is diff to a vampire,

is simply a pure life lived in each moment

forever resonant with ITS own way . . .

is sniffing the acrolid bodyair of this present writhing moment

opening another present across twilight,

through and into and across dusk re-awakening . . .

Predatorial bliss is knowing this small hourglass

knowing her own stopping power,

as She knows my dreaming life

better than I know my own eternity.

 

You see . . . I opened a moment centuries ago.

I’ll call the wrapping paper of this present in the present

a prescient cadeau of The Vampire’s Offspring . . . where . . .

 

The Vampire’s Offspring

juvenilis puerilis vanitas ostentatio jactatio

Feel your safety on your holy ground.

Suckle

on the myth of your goodness

in those places you hold sacred,

while I suckle

on the rest of humanity.

We do not follow you to those places

as we cannot

do those things which are conquerable,

and simply cannot bear those places where you sing.

 

Those places do not protect you.

Enslaved gargoyles,

traitors to us lest their unknowing feet

entrained in those prison-shoes of stone you fashioned,

and an occasional bellringer stroking them

as they drone high above your path,

where the wind is stronger than the scent of your life,

keep us circling above,

intent on your storied portals,

those lists of the best tasting among you.

 

Angels.  You misname them.

They are simply prettier to you

than their gargoyle siblings

held down by those enslaving prisonshoes of stone

that you call cathedrals.

 

You should know,

there have been sly ones among you.

Those tricky Nassenes for instance,

knowing that in our vanity we will not touch our young,

as we, too, find them abominable,

stole away with nine of them,

worshipping them as they grew,

carrot-leading them:

 

You are perfect as you are . . .

Grow strong not beautiful . . .

Help keep us safe . . .

 

Up there you can see eternity. Live up there . . .

Turn to stone, it is strong . . .

 

Ignorant of their heritage,

of their eventual grace and stealth and eternity,

they were taught to perceive a strength and power

in your piles of stone conveniently shaped.

 

Behold Us!

We are strong and beautiful.

 

Can you resist us?

Gaze into our eyes and see inside your universe.

Touch our skin of winter,

and feel the heat of your passion

pulsing in the silence of our bodies.

 

Peeking through the wonder piquing,

can you resist us?,

knowing that all we want

is simply to open your entire life for just a moment?

 

Your silent guardians sometimes stir

inside their stony sleep

still unborn into a life

where they would eventually die into their own eternity.

 

They lie dormant far above you,

and nightly we circle.

Nightly the bellringer.

Nightly they stir far above you.

It is not fire or lightning

that occasionally rips the gargoyles from the towers of your cathedrals.

 

Keep eating your garlic.

We will help you stop sinning more quickly

if you are spiced up a bit.

 

Welcome to the opening of a new gift.

Welcome to your opening into a new epoch after solar system at orbital apogee with the Galactic Center.

 

The last glyph on the Mayan Calendar may actually translate as . . .

Time to re-order your Daytimer Baktunacus.

How do you open past this Grand & Epochal Apogee?

Presently, how will you open your own present of your Imagination Solar System across the magical twilight dusk-n-dawn at one and the same time both top and bottom of breath at one . . .

Exhaling, your shoulders dropping a bit to relax, the yin of breath.

Inhaling, the intake  of life, the yang of breath.

Hmmm, can you Yin-hale? Can you Yanga-style-exhale?

Ahhh, nevermind that.  Open this Grand & Epochal Apogee!

Nevermind recycling the paper.

Let the opening of your cadeau rip!

Open your prescient presence right now in the present as you open YOUR present of YOUR Imagination Solar System right now, presently!

Rip, J. blah blah Pritchard RIP!!

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12~12~12 The Hanged Man Trinity? Just Another Day?

12~12~12 The Hanged Man Trinity? Just Another Day?

So, today is the only day

where the numbers will line up during our lifetime as 12~12~12. Sure, though not if you are of Yoda stock. There’s a 12~12~12 every 100 years. There seem to be Monday through Friday and the weekend just the same.   Maybe 12~12~12 is a Fred Flintstone YABBA DABBA DOO time! Weeeeeeeee!

Hmmmmm . . . Maybe.

XII in the Tarot is The Hanged Man. Is today an opportunity to celebrate your Inner 3 Kings of Illumination? Or, like any other day, simply another day that ends in “Y”? Heck, all the days end in “y”. Monday. Tuesday. Birthday. Holiday. That’s an AWESOME way to douse the fire on any sucky ones, as it’ll be a WHOLE ‘NOTHER ONE potentially different that ALSO ends in “y” to wash this one away tomorrow. The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout . . .

Notice the rings to hang your idea solar system on.
I introduce you to illumination. Hang out with it once in a while. Like today.
I give you a place of your own to clearly float, fully supported, in your mind.

Inner 3 Kings of Illumination?

What the heck is that?! Are THOSE?!!  Heck if I know! I just made it up today playing off the date ’cause I felt I oughta blog today ’cause, heck, it’s Wednesday for crying out loud!  And, isn’t that what EVERYTHING IS? Play?  Especially the serious stuff?  And, the best comes from expert skill in play from my perspective. You see, I love to get all excited about things, and at one and the same time most things barely tick a single eyebrow to cogitate being raised. At least I have a Nordic regardless-smile that spans full-boat enthusiastic enjoyment all the way over to be the smile of full defiance when turning the other cheek.

So, today,

don’t get all hot n bothered about OH IT’S SO SPECIAL and MISS IT! Do YOUR thang today pretending into your Inner 3 Wise Men of Illumination, and let that set a tone for you tomorrow and to get better and better with each coming day. Just let ’em sing Y y y    y Y y   y y Y in a round. Once you smile or chuckle, get on doing one of your gigs today . . . let ’em invigorate you to put a skip in your own step. Y y y   y Y y  y  y Y  SING IT!  Heck, do the advanced version in a round and do one for each day of the week!  Her, I’ll start it off:

Y y y y y y y, y Y y y y y y . . . Sing it now!

Intensity might simply be your 100% pure and uncut identity, like cacao, chocolate. Bet you’ve got an inner yum for yourself today with 3 Inner Wise Men to brighten and energize and illuminate your day.  Today, have 3 chocolates to feed the Trinity of Your Inner Royalty in Your Royal Court!  Some call it the Higher Self. The Hanged Man’s already got a rope, and today x 3, so weave up some fun! I’m going to read Jack and the Bean Stalk to celebrate.  Harold and the Purple Crayon and Milo with his Phantom Tollbooth took the day off, so I KNOW there’s fun SOMEWHERE to be had. Have a great one!

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Posted by on December 12, 2012 in Card Cameos, The Mystery

 

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The Moon. Finding Your Own Lunatic

Lunatic. Luna Tic

Lunatic has roots in the moon, and in the Tarot card The Moon. Visions, illusions, poetry, madness. You were born to see in your own, personal way. Mystereum says this with, “All similar, each unique.”

Ask yourself, “How am I similar to others?”

Ask yourself, “How am I unique and a person all my own?”

Look into these card images, and try this Find My Lunatic Meditation Reading:

NOTE: arrange the cards into a spread shape all your own. This is yours. Make it so!

  1. With The High Priestess’s fully grounded out-of-body experience in this image. . . feel her groundedness as she reaches into the earth and also out into the cosmos inside her and about her as she brings form to the formless. Meditate on her with this statement, “All similar, each unique. How do I naturally bring together similar and unique qualities in myself?”
  2. With the 6 of Wands’ energies cascading down, visualize the energies that influence you. Look into the 6 of Wands. Look into the image through the portal border with a whole mindbodybeautiful-with-all-of-yourself way into the 6 of Wands. Meditate on this question, “How are you similar to others so you naturally receive the gift of their influence?” How do you resonate with their insights?”
  3. Now, with The Moon in your mind stand up straight and raise your arms in the sun and say out loud, “How am I unique with a rockin’ personality all my own?”
  4. Grab your fave deck and shuffle AFTER you have gone through the 1 2 3 meditation. Pull a card for each the High Priestess, the 6 of Wands, and The Moon. As you turn each one over, ask yourself the same questions. Note how the cards you pull enhance your clarity.
  5. Pull a card to partner with The High Priestess and ask, “All similar, each unique. How do I naturally bring together similar and unique qualities in myself?”
  6. Pull a card to partner with the 6 of Wands and ask yourself, “How do you resonate with their insights?”
  7. Pull a card to go with The Moon and ask out loud, “How am I unique with a rockin’ personality all my own?”
  8. Visualize your whole reading like your own, personal solar system. Pull one card as your Idea Solar System Partner, and ask, How do I dance with Thee?”

Best to some cool and rockin’ breathing room of clarity for you.  

What’s YOUR Luna? What laughter makes your Luna Tick?

Intensity might simply be your 100% pure and uncut identity, like cacao, chocolate. Bet you’ve got an inner yum for yourself to brighten and energize your day.  Have a great one!

Tarot in the Land of Mystereum is

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Readings Available. Great for Gift Certificates!

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All images and text (c)2010, 2012 Jordan Hoggard

(c) 2012 Jordan Hoggard

Groc the videos at www.youtube.com/drawsalotmore for entertaining learning.

Get e Free Mystereum Taster Spoon reading at MyDivination.com 

 
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Posted by on December 2, 2012 in Card Cameos, The Mystery

 

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