There exists the conscious ability of godminds to reshape physical reality in the subquantal field; because the godmind alters subquantum fluctuations, which are time-free, the resulting quantum mechanical changes (the realityshaping) contain timeloose elements; in other words, a godmind does not always consciously know what it does or why; realityshaping is always a process greater than the individual that appears to initiate it.

-- A.A. Attanasio, Radix

In human consciousness, belief creates the impression of reality. People believe many different things. By believing we make the world real for ourselves, and create our own subjective realities. Unfortunately, much of this creation is done blindly or unconsciously.

excerpt from "Fade & Die" . . .

"Did you ever play that kid's drawing game where you connect the dots to make a picture?" Bob asked me sometime later.

"Connect-the-dots? Of course."

"Did you ever think that if you believed enough, the picture you made by connecting the dots would become real, would step out of the page and into your life?"

I paused, puzzled. "I don't think I've ever thought that way about a connect-the-dots drawing."

Bob was all smile. "I have," he said, "and I know that if you imagine vividly enough, anything can happen."

"Really." I was doubtful.

"All you need to change reality is a catalyst, something that surges through you, gives you the strength to believe anything, no matter how scary or close to the edge it goes." Bob winked. "I've discovered that catalyst."

He was so sure of himself that I laughed. He didn't get angry, just kept smiling. "I'll show you, Steve, but you'll have to hang on. It's quite a ride."

"Each individual has the right to create their own reality and way of life, so long as the rights of others to do the same are not abused."

-- Kessler Frey, The Creation of Reality

The creation of reality is, for each person, an ongoing process of open possibility. All conceivable experiences, phenomena, and realizations exist within the reach of the individual mind. In life's uncertain balance of choice, chance, and circumstance, personal freedom is relative to an individual's conscious awareness of what he or she is doing. This awareness includes practical knowledge of choices and their consequences, as well as the creative ability to choose among various alternatives of attitude, belief, and action.

Choices can be made from either relative or inevitable circumstances. Relative circumstances are uncertain and subject to change as a person creates his or her reality. Inevitable circumstances are fixed and cannot be avoided, though they too are shaped by an individual's reality. Having to live within and grow through the conditions one is born into is inevitable, once one is born. So is death. Yet how one faces these things remains an open possibility, subject to particular choices and consequences.

I believe there are five levels of reality achievable by an individual's will. They are:

  1. Seeing everything as it really is (all patterns, random events, and their consequences are understood from the focal point of absolute reality).

  2. An individual's own perspective, ideas, ways of seeing things (this is relative reality, and is particular to the individual. A little bit like relativity physics).

  3. Persuasion that convinces others to share in your perspective (some might call this brainwashing, others leadership, it is simply a reality that you impose on other people due to the strength of your persona or mind).

  4. Belief that you can change the physical laws of reality, and for you, these laws appear to change. This relative view of reality is a true absolute reality for you, but others may quickly consider you to be insane. For you, though, this does not matter. Think of Hitler, or Jesus. They were at this level, and often slipped into level five.

  5. A strength of belief that convinces others that you've changed physical laws, and at the high end of this level, the changes you make remain in effect after you are gone. Control of reality taken to the nth degree means that we can decide what we perceive, how we feel about what we perceive, whether we age, how we look . . . all the way up to omnipotence. For example, in seeing a red car, I can suddenly decide it is blue and make myself see it as blue. I then make others see it as blue. Once I've reached that point, and it remains blue after I walk down the block, it must now really be blue. Reality level five, when reached by an individual, allows that individual to create or make changes not only to his or her individual reality, but to absolute reality, the universe that is lived in by everybody else.

What level is preferable? Neither level one or level five are easily achievable, since level one relies on reality truth (and most people have lies or myths built up around themselves) and level five relies on a powerful mind that can change those truths, suggesting a more chaotic, malleable view of the world.

Would you want to be at reality level one? It makes sense from a structured, practical point of view, but for the most part, level one has no mystery and therefore does not attract the human spirit, which revels in the unknown. Very few people want to live without myth in their lives, without ideas held together by belief or wonder. Truly being able to discern the shaping of the current absolute reality would quickly become boring. This is partly why when you come to know too much you seem to have less and less activities that are exciting. What is there to do when you know how everything will be?

Could an individual reach reality level five? Not many people have the will power to influence the current totality of conscious or unconscious belief, nor do they have the knowledge of how to do so. Such shaping of reality is dangerous for the person attempting the change as well as for the other individuals that would be affected. Madness seems to lurk too close, waiting to pounce on any weakness involved in adjusting to a change in absolute reality.

Realityshaping involves battling your willpower against belief, facing your ideas off against minds that may think differently. Only a strong persona can overcome and change things on a grand human consciousness scale. This is what's called a visionary consciousness, or to use A.A. Attanasio's term, a godmind. Most people experience such epiphanies in only brief moments, but even those brief moments are healthy, making us aware there is something beyond our basic assumptions.

How can you influence where your self exists among the levels of reality? How can you shape your individual perceptions, and then affect others?

excerpt from "Fade & Die"

"Belief is the key," Bob went on. "Just by believing, we can do anything we want. There are no boundaries. Watch."

He plunged his arm through the road, into the ground beneath, stuck it in up to his shoulder. His arm jerked a bit, and then he pulled it free. In his hand was a rabbit.

"Pretty neat, huh?" he giggled, and then flicked the rabbit in the nose with his finger. It made a hissing sound. He rubbed its little head and I felt sure he would kill it but he set it down and chased it away.

"Bob," I began, "I'd like to try this."

A transformation of reality can be accomplished in three ways. The first is the least satisfactory and involves manipulating the senses. Drugs and alcohol will transform the world. So will giving yourself some reward, buying something expensive, taking a vacation. These methods leave you trapped in the fallacy that as an individual you are weak and that moments of happiness and vision are due to outside circumstance.

The second method is the one adopted by most human beings who are determined to evolve: the method of knowledge, or of learning knew things. Imagine that a dog has the potential intelligence of a human being, and that you want to make him aware that a library is a far more interesting place then he realizes. You would have to deepen his knowledge, make him grasp the function of language, then of writing, and so on. The dog's mental painting of the library would acquire depth, a kind of third dimension of reality. The dog knows more and understands more. This is not necessarily good.

The third method is the most difficult to practice, although the most simple in conception. This is learning to grasp the function of the creative self. It is a recognition of inner being, that which creates works of art and literature, the Great Painter of the universe as we know it. The Great Painter is the mass of human or even of universe consciousness, constantly changing, constantly establishing reality for each individual that is able to perceive it. Being able to link with the Great Painter, which is not an individual, but is instead a oneness, is the key. Creativity is the easiest path for establishing this link, allowing information to flow to the individual as well as allowing the individual to influence the collective whole.

Realityshaping is circular, in that an individual that reaches level five reality changes level one's absolute reality which then changes all the levels above that. It is a grand spinning that provides a tug both ways, one way toward omniscience (and knowledge boredom) and the other toward magic, creation, (and as some fear, madness and chaos). For the collective consciousness, there exists a balance between total possibility and total certainty. The individual is lucky; he or she can choose to go either way.

excerpt from "Fade & Die"

The flame curled tightly in my hand, blue licks of heat, shaping, forming. The figure that came from the fire so resembled her, right down to the lagoon blue eyes, that I almost believed. But that was wrong. I had more power than that; I could simply go to her, offer myself as I was, no trickery. Then she could choose and we would be.

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