“You don’t get it do you, I built this place. Down here I make the rules. Down here I make the threats. Down here… I’m God.“―The Trainman to Neo
The Trainman is an exile who created and operates Mobil Avenue and is a servant of another exile program known as the Merovingian.
After saving fellow Resistance member Axel, Niobe is approached by the Trainman in a subway station. While Niobe does not know who this person is, the Trainman tells her that Zion lasted 72 hours the last time it was attacked by the Machines (referring to the fifth iteration of the Matrix). When questioned about his identity, the Trainman states that he is only an observer of the events unfolding.
Later, the Trainman is approached by Morpheus, Seraph, and Trinity onboard a train. When he sees Continue reading
A false awakening is a vivid and convincing dream about awakening from sleep, while the dreamer in reality continues to sleep. After a false awakening, subjects often dream they are performing daily morning rituals such as cooking, cleaning and eating. A subset of false awakenings, namely those in which one dreams that one has awoken from sleep that featured dreams, take on aspects of a double dream or a dream within a dream. A classic example is the double false awakening of the protagonist in Gogol’s Portrait (1835).
A false awakening may occur following a dream or following a lucid dream (one in which the dreamer has been aware of dreaming). Particularly, if the false awakening follows a lucid dream, the false awakening may turn into a “pre-lucid dream”, that is, one in which the dreamer may start to wonder if they are really awake and may or may not come to the correct conclusion. In a study Continue reading
“1408” is a short story by Stephen King. It is the third tale in the audiobook collection titled Blood and Smoke, released in 1999. In 2002, it was collected in written form as the 12th story in King’s collection Everything’s Eventual.
In the introduction to the story, King says that “1408” is his version of what he calls the “Ghostly Room at the Inn”, his term for the theme of haunted hotel or motel rooms in horror fiction. He originally wrote the first few pages as part of an appendix for his non-fiction book, On Writing (2000), to be used as an example of how a story changes from one draft document to the next. King also noted how the numbers of the title add up to the supposedly unlucky number 13. Continue reading
Earlyne Chaney wrote in chapter 3 in page 43:
“When I probed for more knowledge about Knut (The Great Pyramid) and the Sphinx, which to us were already unutterably, aged, they related a strange tale about the great Beings called the Anaki, the Mighty Ones, who came to Earth ages ago from another solar system, arriving from spaceship. They came from the star Sothis (Sirius). They landed on a land called Aztlan (Atlantis). They brought with them a divine consciousness and knowledge of all the secrets of nature. My father called them the Sons of GOD.
When the Anaki first arrived from their home planet, they brought with them a crucible called an Ark of the Covenant. This Ark contained a peculiar pulsating crystal infused with a living light. Under guidance, it emitted rays of force. It was constructed so as to become an instrument, a device, a store-house, Continue reading
QUANTUM PHYSICS: THE PHYSICS OF DREAMING
By Paul Levy, 2014
6. SELF-EXCITED CIRCUIT
Wheeler’s vision of the universe is like a “self-excited circuit,” to use a metaphor from electronics. To say the universe is “self”-excited is to say it is not “other”-excited, which is to say that rather than depending upon an external agent, god or deity, the universe is self-creating and self-referential─i.e., able to refer to, reflect and act upon itself, and hence, endlessly re-create itself anew.
Seen as a self-excited and self-actualizing circuit, the physical universe bootstraps itself into existence, laws and all. As a self-excited circuit, the universe gives rise to observers who, in completing the circuit, potentially give meaningful reality to the universe. Wheeler says,
“The universe is to be compared to a circuit self-excited in this sense, that the universe gives birth to consciousness, and consciousness gives meaning to the universe.”
Neo-Evolution in The MATRIX Movies
By David Bashor and Mark Pizzato
The Maternal Oracle as Right-Brain Intuition and Change Agent
The Oracle herself embodies the paradoxical drive to predict a predetermined destiny, on the one hand, and yet promote change through the choices she makes and influences others to make. We learn from the father of the Matrix, the Architect, that she is “an intuitive program–created to investigate certain aspects of the human psyche.” She reflects Mother Nature’s continued drive, from animals to humans to “Machines,” to reproduce prior scripts of success while experimenting with new ways to survive. In contrast to the left-cortical linear rationalism of the Architect (considered below), she shows a right-cortical holistic intuitiveness, with stronger connections to limbic emotions and brainstem instincts–extending those aspects of each human brain, as pruned by preverbal communications between right-cortices of the child and its mother or primary caretaker.11 She also exemplifies the “Devil’s Advocate” aspect of the right cortex (Ramachandran and Blakeslee, 1998; Ramachandran, 2011), provoking Neo’s evolving identity as “the One” in a new way, with her oracular answers challenging his left-cortical expectations. Continue reading