Nov 26 (To understand this blog you’ll want to begin at the beginning: HOME – Post 1, June 14, 2015). (glossary: N = Now, D = Demiourgos (God) C = Consciousness Q = Incipient consciousness occurring at N W = World State, t =- past)
In occlusion #2, C wills – (without thinking much about it. In the case of a web-building spider, just barely thinking at all but enough to anchor part of her web to a nearby rock rather than a leafy twig waving around in a summery riffle that could become a stiff wind from a passing thunderstorm) – specific actions of her body and the body (usually) obeys. Such a meeting of non-physical will and the physical act is an occlusion to the understanding because it is NOT a matter of Q transferring information to the brain and the brain sending the message out to the body to obey like a good little marionette. Nosir.
The brain and the body are part of the grand plenum of existence, part of an inert state of WHAT IS NOW (N). This state will immediately vanish and there will be nothing until the power of D eliminates the vast void and creates something (place) and some time: a new existence, different enough from the immediately previous one to BEGIN the change, minute though it is, that my FULL C has intended, (and that adjective, ‘full,’ is immensely important).
Therefore, if the information but of will that as represented by Q implies a DIRECTION of information, that direction must be BACK TOWARD D, not the body.
Action: Lift an arm
t several Q t subset 2
An arrow labeled Q goes up to D under which is written t subset 3.
an arrow from D goes down to N(+W) under which is written t subset 4
t subset 1 – t subset 2 requires several N with corresponding Q to arrive at a conscious decision to lift arm, in the space of one state change, this decision represented by Q at the time t subset 5 of N reaches the CAUSAL PRINCIPLE of existence D. Immediately subsequently, at E subset 4, a new W is presented with a slight change in upward position of arm.
We don’t know and we can’t know how long this action takes because we 1) cannot measure the duration of N and 2) the intervals. BETWEEN N are intervals of void in which time does not exist. What does not exist cannot be measured since C happens over many N. C’s decision to lift arm, is already made well into the past. When the arm actually begin to lift, it is even deeper into the past.
SUMMMARY – THE OCCLUSIONS:
1) Body/brain condition at N is translated into memory, perception (act of knowing), mood, by Q. Body is inert. Q is active as INTENTIONALITY in translation.
2) C intends bodily action but cannot CAUSE any state of physical world. Therefore D causes states at N in REFERENCE to consciousness’s intentionality.
3) Condition of C following death of body
I refer to a ‘consciousness principle’ to replace the notion of an ‘anthropic principle’ because it removes the question from that of being a theoretical approach to the study of nature as a body of HUMAN doctrine to the idea of consciousness in living beings as a while, down to the most primitive life forms, as it relates to the world of physical experience, specifically as in occlusion #2 – “How is it C can appear to activate its own physical locale? (I’ll call it the C–>W principle).
Given that all N(+W) is CAUSED directly by D, including all bodily actions, what really is the relationship between W and C? It appears that W locally (the body), RESPONDS in some way to the intentionality of C’s understanding most primitively in movement and in reproduction. The theory of evolution, of course, depends heavily on the latter – the transference of genes from one body to another or to one’s ‘other’ physical self in the case of cell division.
Thus a relation between intentionality and the physical world is apparent. Intentionality implies EXPECTATION. If A intends to achieve some physical effect, an action of his body, A also EXPECTS, all things being equal, that his body will behave the way he wants it to. A wants to bunt the ball down the first base line and intends by his action with the bat, to achieve that effect. A BELIEVES in personal cause and effect and angles the bat accordingly. But since cause and effect is not possible in the physical world, and since A lays down a perfect bunt that gets a runner into scoring position at third, some event that is NOT causal has resulted in A’s success.
In figure 3 on Nov 20, I suggest that there is a direct relationship between C and D. Neither is THIS relationship causal – only D can cause physical states. An EXPECTATION is a condition of the understanding involving a complex of conceptia relating to W. Only C can order and build enough categories to arrive at an expectation. This refers to both a pike, hopefully waiting in the weedy shallows for the passing, maybe, of a fat bullfrog and a scientist tabulating the numerical results of a long period of observation. The differences in C are a matter of degree and nervous system, development that can support more or less conscious activity than in kind.
Intentionality implies expectation.
Expectation implies understanding.
IS there a DIRECT relation between C’s EXPECTATION and the outline of world states? No – not likely if cause is what is meant as ‘direct.’ C is given through the logos into W and is, therefore, an EFFECT of D as cause, not the other way around. Often outcomes that are expected, fall short. The ball may actually be bunted as an infield fly right back to the pitcher because world states did not appear strictly in accordance with A’s expectation.
W as INFORMATION
The LOGOS of Existence:
What exists is our consciousness AND whatever our consciousness is conscious OF.
The first thing of which we are conscious is our self BEING conscious. Or maybe we are first conscious of a light or a movement or a shape of some THING – who can remember? But if it IS a movement or a light or a shape or a colour of some THING, we are pretty soon conscious that the THING is not US. THEN we are conscious of us being conscious of our self being conscious.
1) First we are conscious of thing
2) Then we are conscious of being conscious of thing
* Two sentences. Four conditions. None of these conditions take priority over the other three conditions in the two sentences.
* (First – then) implies ‘now.’ It implies two ‘nows’: two moments of TIME.
* (First – then) from the combination, sentence 1) 2) implies CHANGE.
* Both sentence (1 and sentence (2 give us the condition, WE ARE CONSCIOUS OF. This is the condition of BEING.
* In both sentence 1) and sentence 2) there is the fact that we are always conscious ‘OF.’ In other words, this ‘of’ is not identical to the ‘we.’ In the logic of normal English sentence structure, ‘we,’ is the subject that commands an object. We (subject) are (action) AND what is doing the action COMMANDING THE RESULT of the action (object). ‘We,’ are (subject) and ‘We’ are (action), ALSO object. We are.
What is existence?
Existence is, ‘We are,’ (singular: ‘I am’)
I am is BEING
I am something is BEING, ‘I’ commanding a ‘thing’ which is also ‘I,’ but not the ‘I’ in the same TIME as the first ‘I.’ The first ‘I’ is now commanded to CHANGE to the ‘I’ that is now a ‘thing,’ an object that is not the same PLACE as the ‘I’ that commands or observes it. To be observed is to be separate in PLACE from the observer and the act that performs this separation is the act of CHANGE which involves motion (the motion of Q) from one PLACE to another PLACE, from one TIME to another TIME as implied in the sentences 1) and 2).
Sentences 1) and 2) comprise a statement of the LOGOS: the ‘I’ of BEING EXPERIENCES A THING- A change IN place from the TIME of being conscious to the time of being conscious OF – an abrupt change to be sure, but a change nonetheless that implies the experience of NOW (N). The four categories of the LOGOS: BEING, TIME, PLACE AND CHANGE are the base elements underlying all experience and each is necessary for he others.
The LOGOS is the necessary condition of being aware of, or receiving information of some thing. This, some ‘thing,’ is the information that is called, ‘the world,’ (W). this world will gradually expand beyond the LOGOS to first include categories formed from perceptia into the grand conceptual scheme, the SOCIAL WORLD (with the help of other minds).
First, the LOGOS, the primal world, then, the social world.
But whichever world:
The world is always information.
Consciousness at N is a tiny elemental activity of awareness and intentionality. It is given into the plenum of existence at various points in place that have been developed to receive it. Since development involves physical change in motion, only D, the agent of N(+W), can change states of existence at the moment N of existence. Since N is the smallest unit of time, no physical change can occur within N’s period of duration. All physical states of the entirety of existence are for this period, inert.
Therefore the points in the plenum of existence that are able to recede consciousness are developed not by change within physicality itself but by change initiated by D. This consciousness is first given as recognition of the logos. Once a conscious recognition of the logos is given at N, it becomes a tiny elemental WITHIN N of information translation of the local environment of existence which it inhabits – the memory and sensory apparatus of existence located at this point. The action of this conscious elemental Q is to translate the state of the memory and sensory apparatus – in humans, the brain and nervous system – from a physical state to perceptia.
Q is also the initial activity of understanding which over a quantity of succeeding N organizes the confusion of perceptia into categories – or ‘things,’ according to similarities. The categories are gradually built into conceptia in which meaning is the glue that links specific conceptia together – rather as though they wee molecules of information out of which a world-concept is formed in the consciousness.
None of this activity would be possible without intentionality of the consciousness at the level of Q.
Physical existence W is given at N and endures only for the period N, before and after, there is nothing. The knowledge of existence is given also at N. It appears as logos, both as the basic awareness of the context of being in more primitive biological parts of existence and as first understanding (of the logos) in a spectrum of given neural development over successive creations N(+w) of locales of W.
Recognition of the logos comes as an expression of intentionality, a motion toward KNOWING being that cannot come from physicalia itself which is inert and exists at the moment N as a STATE which will be succeeded by the appearance out of nothing of a new inert state, a different state that both taken together, will present the impression of change in motion, cause and effect. The given motion toward KNOWING being since it cannot find its origin in inert physicalia itself must be GIVEN AS RE-COGNITION of logos in prepared locales of existence.
This crucial act of intention to understand must represent a direct force of intention, originating in the agent D that creates each world of existence at N. We have an act that is unique in that the act takes place in a nothingness in which nothing is experienced or conceived even as possibility. All known acts appear to be conceived WITHIN existence, but this conception is a FALSE judgment in perceptia or conceptia is the essential act of consciousness arising from recognition of the logos and must be an representative of a condition that only that which acts to CREATE existence possesses.
If such is the case, then how can it be possible that some acts of judgment are true and some false. Well, the answer, to this involves the FREEDOM of intentionality of the understanding. It is apparently not knowledge of the TRUTH that is given in UNDERSTANDING. The understanding is awakened as a knowledge of the LOGOS which comprises the four necessary categories of existence – the first and last certainty given. But beyond the knowledge of these, the understanding must reach for the perceptia and build the categorical hierarchy through which conceptia are formed.
All this results from acts of judgment that once the logos is recognized, are free to pursue an individual course. Consciousness is not created as perfection but as a question. There is a seeking and a need to seek beyond acts of self-preservation. In this conscious being enters confusion. But this confusion is the result of freedom, a GIVEN freedom. If it is indeed the case that consciousness refers back to the act of state-change at N in order to achieve change in its locale (bodily action), then there is reason to suspect that perhaps those aspects of existence that fall into established theory might well respond as state-change at N to persistent expectation, at least to the degree that apparent reality conforms to theory in large part.
Considering the relationship with future world states – existences that are in fact, NON-existent, that consciousness obtains. Simply lifting an arm, in this context, is an outright arcane possibility. So since it does seem to happen, why not wonder if the universe doesn’t somehow turn out to present itself pretty close to just what we EXPECT it to be. There may be an array of possible expectations that given a theoretic/practical construct like the ‘social world,’ we all inhabit, could actually come about.
This raises the question – ‘of what does the act of giving consciousness in to the physical world, consist of? What is the origin?
More To Follow Of This Investigation of Experience