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Claude de Contrecoeur 

 [Image]       This work is dedicated to my    [Image]
               cherished Hiroé Aquasaca, from
 Hiroé Aquasaca,Kasoukabé, Tôquiô, who gave me  Patanîe
Pongpatchamnanouète
the inspiration to share it with other exoreal people. Had I not met
her,
you would very probably not be reading this study! It is also
dedicated to
another cherished Chinese girlfriend of mine: Patanîe
Pongpatchamnanouète
from Souqsaouate, Bângkoc (this work is also dedicated to my dear
friend
Cyrano de Bergerac, a brillant thinker of the 17th century). Both are
my
inspiration to inform you about this important work. What we call
Amour
(love) is an extraordinary hallucination, and from such beautiful
hallucinations things can be born into the exogenous reality ... like
what
you are going to read. Alors chères Patanîe et Hiroé un jour vous
ferez
partie de l'Histoire! For whoever authentically knows about Conscious
Dreams, money, glory, recognition and similar bla, bla, bla are
nonsense!
This is the main reason why I did not bother to put my work into a
book (as
Dr A.Hobson from Harvard repeatedly suggested to me!). Maybe this will
be
done in the future if people manifest their interest in this topic.
Otherwise? There's no use in me wasting my time if only a few people
are
interested! Reading this, you will clearly understand why!!

   * Conscious dreams (Le Rêve Conscient)
   * How to achieve conscious dreams
   * MHVs are like tunnels linking MCV boxes!
   * The new alphabetisation of mankind
   * There are two ways to penetrate a conscious dream
   * What to do in a conscious dream
   * About different states of consciousness and "new" concepts
   * Different states of consciousness are generated via the mutual
     interactions of the attenuator, DRP and SBEM
   * Why does dreaming exist?
   * Oneiric Maps (Les Cartes oniriques)
   * What is the rôle of DMT in the CNS?
   * Continuity and discontinuity of consciousness (Continuité et
Discontuinité de la Conscience)
   * The illusioned consciousness: towards an understanding of
     consciousness (La Conscience illusionnée)
   * Déjà Vu is the lowest state of Illusion (Le déjà vu est le plus
petit état métabolique de l'illusion)
   * When a Naked Woman becomes transformed into a Banana...
     When a Blue Fish transforms into a blue Mouse...
     And when all that starts a silent neuroscientific Revolution!
   * Cannabinoid receptors, anandamide, illusion and schizophrenia
   * Creativity is a process of spontaneous informational
self-organisation
   * The essence of creativity: the radiating consciousness (L'essence
de la Créativité:la pensée rayonnante)
   * When two forms of drug-induced amnesia mutually cancel...(Quand
deux molécules amnésiantes annulent leur effets réciproquement)
   * Endoreality is like a coral! (L'Endoréel est comme un corail)
   * The serotoninergic consciousness and time perception (La
conscience sérotoninergique et la perception du Temps)
   * The dopaminergic consciousness and the essence of the male...(La
conscience dopaminergique et l'essence de la mâlitude)
   * We have no "free will": everything we think reflects the
biochemistry
     of our nervous system (Le libre arbitre n'existe pas)
   * Human communication is highly primitive(La conscience humaine est
fort primitive)
   * What is consciousness?
   * When does consciousness arise?
   * Consciousness is nothing more than a metabolic activity in a
memory
     area!
   * La Conscience est un phénomène de Résonance motifielle
   * What is a thought?
   * Structure de la Pensée (Structure of Thought)
   * Intersecting memories store information only once (Les mémoires
intersectionnelles ne mémorisent les informations qu'une fois)
   * In dreams we travel to the (endogenous) past
   * On Disattenuations (Hallucinations) (A propos des
désatténuations)
   * Reiterations and other phenomena (Les Réitérations et autres
phénomènes métaboliques)
   * A New Philosophy of Reality:Psychopharmacophilosophy(Une Nouvelle
philosophie du Réel:la psychopharmacophilosophie)

Conscious dreams (Le Rêve Conscient)

I have done scientific research into conscious dreams since I
discovered
them in 1976 and was published in 1979, 1980, and 1981 in France
(Agressologie, Masson, eds. Paris) and in 1976 in Italy. In my
articles I
described what distinguishes this form of dream from normal oneiric
phenomena and I also analysed different states of consciousness. The
work I
did is, apparently, the most advanced that has been done within the
scientific field. Of course, conscious dreams have been explored for a
long
time by the Tibetan monks, but they had no knowledge of present-day
scientific analysis. Conscious dreaming is, wrongly, called "lucid"
dreaming in English.,because this term obscures the nature of the
duality between consciousness and unconsciousness.

The interesting consequences of my research,which extended since 1976
until now,is that I have found a beautiful definition of
consciousness. This took me 21 years of a lot of thinking and fitting
the pieces of the puzzle together.
What is more this definition falls entirely within the field of
Science as it leads to experimentation to prove or disprove my
definition!
How? By building...conscious machines based on the concepts which are
presented throughout this draft.
I have found that I am a special kind of scientist:I make science like
a painter makes paintings!
Often,I do not need huge amounts of informations to get new ideas and
to re-order previous established knowledge.Somewhat I found that I am
a specialist in detecting links between things even with a low input
of information and putting order within a chaos.
This is what I mean when I am referring to painting.

I will describe here a simple and efficient method for
inducing conscious dreams. Moreover, I strongly believe that when most
people are able to enter, voluntarily, in the virtual world of their
dreamworld, this will drastically change society. Manipulating your
own
mind in conscious dreams cannot be compared with the highly primitive
manipulations of computer generated virtual realities ...
It is far easier to enjoy the virtual reality in your own mind than to
try
to enjoy primitive virtual realities generated by computers! To that
effect, you need no money, nothing, except practice! Moreover, by
doing so
you start to learn a lot about what consciousness is as, for instance,
in
dreams you are frequently conscious of things which are non-existent
in the
reality of the awake state. How you can be conscious of things which
never
existed is an important discovery which opens the scientific
exploration of
what exactly "consciousness" is. I analysed this, in detail, in my
1980
article.

Scientists have been engaged in big projects to unravel, for instance,
the
entire DNA structure of the human genome. In my opinion, this is
interesting but is not a priority in a technological society as
primitive
as ours because we are "advanced" technologically but nearly complete
ignorants in the domain of the workings of our very own brains. A
technological society needs to have as deep a knowledge about the
central
nervous system (CNS) as it has about exogenous reality, or exoreality.
The
knowledge about our consciousness and thinking process is minute and
the
main reason for that is not because this is a difficult thing to
achieve
but because there is no top priority project meant to study the
central
nervous system. I have been recommending for years that we should
lauch the
equivalent of an "Apollo" project for the brain. We need to devote
large
amounts of money and put scientists in many different fields at work
on the
same project: unravelling the function of consciousness. I am
optimistic
that this can be achieved!

Researchers in the brain field should combine two methodologies:

  1. Introspective observations such as first-hand observations while
in
     the conscious dream state (the famous French philosopher René
     Descartes, in his "Discours de la Méthode", explained very well
why
     first-hand observation and reasoning is of crucial importance for
the
     scientist) and observations and descriptions of the effects of
all
     known psychotropic molecules.
  2. Exogenous observations of the CNS, as is already done.

Both methodologies should work hand in hand to constantly generate new
synthesis, concepts, and ideas. This is what I started, on a lone
path, in
1976. Why? Because I found no serious scientist interested in pursuing
such
an ambitious and complex quest.

What the public does not know is that the vast majority of scientists
are
only fonctionnaires (civil servants)! They have no real intellectual
curiosity and are mostly interested in promoting their status and
making
money. These fonctionnaires love hierarchy, like the military! They
like to
establish pecking orders like chickens insteadof listening to one
another.
But Science, real Science, has nothing to do with the army or with the
behaviour of birds... Science is the human quest for knowledge:
everyone
can participate and add his stone to the erection of the building of
progress. I think I have opened new ways of exploring brain function
and I
believe that when there is more scientific interest in the field, we
will
observe a fast explosion in the domain of the neurosciences as a whole
(often new knowledge comes when individuals have enough intellectual
freedom and curiosity.The ibogaine story is an example of this as all
research on ibogaine started after a lone individual made a few
interesting
observations...). Those savants should be courageous and highly
motivated
to get to grips with their own consciousness. I have explored the
shores
and the surroundings of a mostly uncharted land. I invite all other
serious
researchers to join me in that exploration. The first call, in 1979,
went
unheard, so I continued on my way as there was no other choice.
Convincing
people of this and that has never been one of my chief interests and I
believe people should convince themselves if they are authentically
interested in what they are studying. So I am spreading my present
knowledge like a gardener spreading seeds... Reasonable people will
take
those seeds and make then grow. Unreasonable people will throw the
seeds in
the dustbin!

I am what people usually call a "pioneer". Pioneers are not special
people!
They are only highly curious and motivated individuals who are not
afraid
to take untrodden paths. Why are they not afraid? Because they know
how
ephemeral life and all human things are. They have no time to waste in
futile arguments, social beliefs and other human stereotypes. They
know
that human beings are only animals doomed to death, like all
animals.They
know that human behaviours and thoughts are rarely ever objective but
always reflect the desire of dominance, as my late friend Dr Henri
Laborit
discovered. (Human beings struggle in despair to achieve dominance,
something reminiscent of the behaviour of wolves or monkeys. The vast
majority of "scientists" behave in this way too so it is often useless
to
waste time with them! As for me I have never been interested in
dominance
and this imbecile competition which pervades the whole planet now,
thanks
to the "American" businessmen. I have always favoured communication
and
sharing, building things together while forgetting about our
ridiculous
egos. Ego means only destruction. It is totally negative). Their Grail
is
Knowledge. Their enemy is death, because we are mortal. They have to
pursue
the quest of Knowledge as fast as possible before death puts them back
into
non-existence ... until the "end" of eternity. Jean de Ribault, the
famous
French Protestant who established the first European colony in North
America: la Floride Française, "French Florida" (1562) knew all about
it
... When the Spanish Menendez came to destroy his settlements and
murder
most of the French Protestants, Jean de Ribault reminded him that this
was
a useless action as both of them, in the end, would be nothing more
than
dust in the wind ... Menendez, embedded in his ego, ordered Jean de
Ribault
to be killed together with all French over 15 years old and so
perished the
innocents. Their dust is still somewhere in what is nowadays called
Carolina ...

One of these pioneers, to which I dedicate my work, was Joël Scherk,
an
early French physicist with other pioneers of the Superstrings theory.
He
died too early from diabetes, at around 30 years old. How tragic, how
unfair. But human life is tragic and is unfair because we are still
ruled
by primitive animal instincts and, still, doomed to die. Death is a
form of
genetic disease which, I believe, will be harnessed in the future.
Unfortunately, this does not apply to us: all of us reading this will
die
anyhow and return to dust ... which was born a long time ago in the
stars!
This is the deep absurdity of human life, as Camus pointed out. Life
is
absurd but we have to struggle, like Sisyphus. We do not know the
origins
of Reality, the Objective Reality (not to be confused with what we
call
"universe") but, in a far future, our descendants, I think, might well
understand all these things which are, for us, a highly primitive
species,
still "mysteries". Reality seems to be much more complex than what we
know
today. Examining the ideas behind, for instance, the known 4 forces or
things like Non-Locality (Non-Séparabilité) gives rise to novel ideas
about
the structure of exogenous reality. Unravelling the workings of the
CNS is
the first step in the conquest of the future. Exploring our endogenous
reality is a prerequisite for all researchers who want to study
consciousness. Those who who do not care or refute this exploration
are not
serious and they are just playing with concepts unrelated to
observations... Moreover, consciousness is to be unravelled through
the
neurosciences not through grotesque ideas coming from something
totally
unrelated as quantum mechanics. . .

I here hark to the games of Penrose, who wrote a Manifesto of the
Grotesque! No credence can be given to any person who has not, first
of
all, explored his own consciousness in the way described here. Penrose
and
other physicists are talking about things they do not have the
slightest
knowledge of. Certainly they are good at physics, but they are not
qualified to study consciousness, being totally ignorant with respect
to
their endogenous reality. How can you dare to talk about consciousness
when
you have never even explored your own? The immersion in conscious
dreams
and in experiments with psychotropic molecules is a prerequisite for
any
serious discussion about consciousness. The late Dr. Joseph Moreau de
Tours
knew all about it! So what about Penrose and others? To the dustbin!
as
could have said my favourite writer Cyrano de Bergerac, in 1648!!! A
lot of
noise for nothing ... and anyhow all of us, like Jean de Ribaut and
Menendez, will soon be only dust, as my friend Cyrano de Bergerac has
been
since 1652! Hommes poussière ... rien n'est vrai, tout est vrai! Rien
n'est
blanc, rien n'est noir! Tout n'est que nuances de gris ... et vous
n'êtes
que des cirons, des puces "aux fesses de la nature" comme disait
encore le
brillant Cyrano!

How to achieve conscious dreams

In order to become proficient in conscious dreaming you need to
exercise at
least one hour per night, very, very regularly. Regularity is of prime
importance in order to be able to voluntarily penetrate your
endogenous
world or endoreality. Going at will into your endoreality is one of
the
most rewarding experience you can have in your life, as you enter in
the
reality which is completely yours and where nobody, no Inquisitor can
follow you to prevent you from just enjoying yourself. When you can
achieve
this, the exogenous reality or exoreality becomes less "real", less
stressful, less boring, as you can, now, willingly consider exoreality
as
dream-like, even if it is not a dream! But being able to consider
exoreality as oneiric-like, oneiric-mimetic, gives you much more
freedom
and self-confidence as you have now new values, new ways of seeing
important things, like, for instance, the death of your loved ones or
your
own death or, generally speaking, people and objects situated in
exoreality.

So here are the exercises you should do regularly to learn to
consciously
penetrate your endoreality:

  1. Before going to sleep, sit or lie in your bed for at least 30
minutes.

  2. In total darkness, just focus your attention on darkness and try
to
     visualise simple images, like the image of a triangle, a square,
a
     leaf, or anything you like. For instance, focussing your visual
     attention on sexual images will ameliorate your concentration!

        o If you are a man you can focus your attention on images of a
          breast, of buttocks, of legs, etc.
        o If you are a woman, you can focus your attention on a part
of
          man's anatomy which triggers your sexual desires.

     The purpose of this exercise is to teach you how to specifically
     activate some of your memory zones in order to achieve the
generation
     of controlled hallucinations. This is a very difficult exercise
but it
     will train your consciousness to control itself. Focussing your
     attention is extremely important in the discovery of your memory
and
     consciousness. It should be accompanied by breathing regulation:
you
     need to breathe slowly and regularly, as if you were sleeping.
     Apparently controlled breathing triggers hallucinations, as
     experienced by meditating monks.

     In the beginning, if you focus your attention on, say, a
triangle, you
     will observe the appearance of a faint triangular shape in the
     darkness and you will discover that this triangle will have a
strong
     tendency to move, rotate, or simply disappear to be replaced by
     another faint image. Such faint images are called disattenuated
     images. A clear and controlled hallucinated image is called a
     completely disattenuated image, while faint images are called
     partially disattenuated images. We will explain this later. A
normal
     visual thought is called an attenuated image.

     To see a memorised image as clearly as a real image means that
you
     activate the metabolism of a memory zone where this image is
stored.
     Selective metabolic activation of memory zones gives you a lot of
     power in your dreams and, also, surprisingly, in the exoreality
where
     we all live.

  3. While focussing your attention on informational objects (a stored
     image of an object perceived in exoreality) try your best to
forget
     the boundaries of your body.

  4. Try not to move at all and breathe deeply and regularly, like
someone
     who is sleeping.

  5. When 30 minutes or more have elapsed, just go to sleep - but you
still
     have to wake up in the early morning!

  6. Wake up early in the morning, between 4 or 5, and just repeat the
     whole exercise.

  7. When you next wake up write, as fast as possible, everything you
can
     remember of your dreams. Slowly, slowly, you will discover that
you
     remember more and more dreams in increasing detail.

  8. During the day, when you have time, just focus your attention on
     complex objects such as flowers, the ripples of water in a river,
the
     shape of trees, leaves, examine carefully the content of books,
etc.
     This teaches you the same thing as before: how better to focus
your
     consciousness on reality.

While doing these focusing exercises you will discover a lot of things
like, for instance, the appearance of reiterative rotating images
which is
an invariant phenomenon preceding the emergence of complex
disattenuations.
Reiterative images are, probably, a prerequisite for synthesis of
complex
3-D images. My intuition is that, in some ways, reiterative images
mutually
interact to form complex images. Reiterative images could be
explained, I
think, with a concept called MHV and MHV metabolic activation. Such
images
can also easily be seen with serotoninergic hallucinogens and it seems
that
an artist such as Escher just drew such reiterative hallucinations...
So it
is my opinion that Escher had sub-hallucinations but that he did not
mention it, for obvious reasons! Talking about hallucinations nowadays
is
somewhat reminiscent of talking about the Devil not so long ago...
Hallucinations are, still, in the domain of demonology in our "modern"
societies, one of the last taboos to eradicate.

Before reiterations appear you will notice that the darkness on which
you
are focussing becomes first 3-dimensional, then starts to "boil". By
"boiling" I mean that you start to observe sub-hallucinations,
constantly
appearing and disappearing by MHV transformations. These
sub-hallucinations
are reminiscent of the surface of boiling water! Not only do these
hallucinatory forms constantly change but they are very much imbriqué,
intertwined. The same step can be noticed by conventional
serotoninergic
hallucinogens like psilocine which is, for me, the reference
serotoninergic
hallucinogen. "Boiling" informational objects and reiterations are the
sign
of only slight metabolic activation. The same phenomena can be
observed at
the end of a dream period: if you wake up immediately from dreaming
you can
still observe (for up to 6 minutes or so) boiling and reiterative
informational objects in slow rotation (often from right to left in my
case). I call this phenomenon the "disattenuation closure" (fermeture
de la
désatteacutenuation).

After some weeks or months of such training you will have your first
conscious dream, in the second phase of your exercise, that is, in the
early morning. You will remember it as an extraordinary experience as
you
will discover that reality is only made of perceptions. Reality for
all of
us is what we consciously perceive. It does not matter where the
incoming
information flows from: from exoreality or endoreality. Evolution has
put a
mechanism which erases the consciousness of our dreams in our central
nervous system (CNS). If the mechanism did not exist, all of us would
have
chosen to live in our respective endorealities and our species would
just
be extinct!

Just see how people are running into exceedingly primitive
computer-generated virtual realities. Imagine what would happen if all
people could go, at will, into the ultimate virtual reality of their
own
mind!!! The mercantilistic society which now prevails would just
become
extinct as, in our endoreality, we can achieve everything we want at
no
cost at all. The only cost is learning. In such a future, life would
be
more tranquil as people would obviously cease to compete and
desperately
run after "exoreal" objects in order to run, instead, after their own
informational objects... When you have access to the informational
objects
stored into your memory you no longer need money and power to realise
your
desires. It is far easier to learn how to gratify yourself with
informational objects than working like mad to become a millionaire
who
will have less than you because he can only possess exoreal objects! A
proficient conscious dreamer is in a world which is constantly
extraordinary. This quality of endoreality is called extraordinarity
(extraordinaireté, a quality of endoreality as opposed to
non-extraordinarity, which is a quality of exoreality). Moreover, this
world is serene, irenic, as it is your own created world. Nobody can
run
after you in the realm of your endoreality except your fears,
materialising
in nightmarish forms, as long as you are not aware that they are the
product of your stored anxieties.

The new alphabetisation of mankind (La Nouvelle alphabétisation de
l'humanité)

The discovery of our endoreality will be the new "alphabetisation" of
humankind as this will be a complete revolution which will transform
our
societies in ways we cannot yet imagine. Endoreality exploration is
the
first prerequisite in order to analyse and understand what
"consciousness"
is. This exploration establishes contacts between our conscious and
unconscious selves. It is an extraordinary exploration from which you
come
back to exoreality with some sadness, as exoreality is so crude, so
simple,
in comparison to the beautiful complexity of your endoreality.

All reality for any given individual is in their own "mind", that is,
their
own memory. So the exploration of ourselves becomes the most rewarding
thing one can achieve in our lives. Talking with your Unconscious
teaches
you a lot about what "reality" and human life are...

Nowadays people are not yet alphabetised as regards their ability to
penetrate into themselves. Their conscious self is completely at odds
with
their unconscious self. All these great scientists studying exoreality
are
still primitives as regards their knowledge of their own selves. They
know
only the verbal language and the usual sequential analytic tools we
use in
the Sciences but they do not know how to use their Memory in order to
do
Science in a different way: more visual, more rapid, more creative.
Who
knows, for instance, that cannabinoids used with benzodiazepines and
with
the help of some self-knowledge can enhance creativity? Cannabinoids
make
you enter a "creative zone" of the mind because they intensify the
metabolism of the fabric of memory which are called "Intersections".
Cannabinoids stimulate thought to "radiate" into the imaginary
space-time
of memory through those intersections. Through intersections your
thought
can spread into many different areas of your memory simultaneously
thus
giving you a higher perspective of things. I wish all scientists would
learn how to use cannabinoids to go faster in their research.

There are two ways to penetrate a conscious dream

  1. In the first case, when you do your second round of exercises,
while
     now lying in your bed, you will notice the following phenomena
which
     will tell you that you are on the verge of crossing the frontier
     between exoreality and endoreality: you may notice a buzzing
sound in
     your ears or, more often, you will suddenly feel that your body
     "becomes light" and moves upwards. Then you may, all of a sudden,
see
     a very bright three-dimensional image just in front of your eyes.
Do
     not become excited, do not panic! Stay very calm because if you
become
     excited or even just move your finger, then the marvellous image
will
     instantly disappear and you will have lost the opportunity to
make
     your first exploration of your endoreality! Be tranquil, observe
the
     image. Suddenly, you will become a part of this image and you
will
     find yourself with an informational body, that is an oneiric body
     which is, exactly, like your exoreal body. Do not be too excited.
     Breathe slowly now that you are in your dream reality! Then go
and
     explore.

  2. In the second case, you will feel the same phenomena but no image
will
     appear and you may just think you are still in your exoreal bed.
Don't
     be so sure! Leave your bed and try to put on the light. If you
fail,
     this may mean you actually penetrated your endoreality as, often,
in
     conscious dreams lights do not turn on. If there is no light,
just
     open your window. Then look at your room for details. Is
everything in
     its correct place? If your room differs from your normal room
then you
     can be sure you are in a dream and, of course, if you slept at,
say,
     4:30, and when you opened your window you discovered a full sunny
day,
     with modifications of the surroundings, you will now know for
sure
     that you successfully consciously penetrated your own memory!
Then do
     the same as was explained before: go and explore, quietly. If you
do
     not remain calm, you may just wake up.

What to do in a conscious dream (Que faire dans un rêve conscient?)

This is not obvious. The first thing you should do in a conscious
dream is
just observe your endoreality and compare it with exoreality. Try to
meet
oneiric people, speak with them, kiss them if you like, think about
how
they can perceive you: do they really have "sensory organs"? Compare
their
behaviour with the behaviour of exoreal people. Test their will. Do
they
have "free will"? Do experiments with them to evaluate their
"psychology".
Ask them questions: do you know we are in my dream? What do you do
when I
am awake? Are you aware that we all share the same central nervous
system?
etc, etc. After a while you will fully realise that endoreality and
exoreality are similarly vivid, "real" and that you were, before, just
like
a child who never learned to read. You did not know that so many
things
happened in your mind when you were sleeping! You always, erroneously,
believed that dreams were "only" dreams and could be distinguished
from
exoreality. And you believed so because you suffered from amnesia due
to
lack of training. You will realise, especially if you are a
neuroscientist,
that there are no clear-cut differences between the two realities
except
that both obey to different laws: exoreality obeys to the physical
laws
discovered by Science and endoreality obeys to the laws of the
neurophysiology of memory. You will soon discover that exoreality is
devoid
of extraordinarity while endoreality is full of the extraordinary.
(Extraordinarity is a new philosophical term in contrast to
non-extraordinarity). In your endoreality any extraordinary thing can
happen: you may speak to a cat or be transformed into a woman, if you
are a
woman; you may transform yourself into another person or into a
passion-fruit flower; you may become, simultaneously, two or three
persons
at the same time, etc.

You can divide yourself into two persons, say a woman and a man, and
then
just make love with yourself! This is an extraordinary fullfilling
experience which cannot be described in exoreal terms. You have to
discover
it by yourself. All these virtual experiences will make you see
exoreality
into a totally transformed way as endoreality will then appear to be a
space of great freedom while exoreality will be considered a form of
prison, because exoreality is totally devoid of the extraordinary.

Slowly, slowly you will also get a sense that exoreality is, perhaps,
not
as real as we think but that it might be just a part of an unknown
hyper-reality of which we are totally unaware. Studying my endoreality
guided me then to start to be interested in physics because physics
teaches
you about the nature of exoreality. Why is exoreality so rigid, so
simple?
Is the rigidity of the structure of exoreality real or only an
appearance?
Physics can start to give mind-boggling answers to these questions! As
for
me, now my opinion is that what we call our "universe" is only a small
part
of a much vaster hyper-reality. I believe much higher forms of
intelligences should be able to create exorealities at will, for
instance
by setting physical constants and creating the forces they want... It
is
written nowhere that the 4 interactions we know are the only ones in
existence in the Objective Reality (not to be confused with our
"universe"). It is written nowhere that the values of the physical
constants should always be as they are...

I now believe intuitively that all this is only an appearance, like
the
shadows of Plato's cave, and that forces or constants can be modified
at
will, giving rise to an extraordinarily complex exoreality:
Hyper-Reality.
Intertwined but totally disconnected realities may exist, and a lot of
other strange things! I think we are at the edge of a revolution in
our
understanding of the structure of exoreality. Already modern
physicists can
imagine such hyper-realities of which our own reality would only be a
small, "illusory", part.For instance,André Linde, a renowned
physicist,
described a model of the universe (called the inflationary fractal
universe) which looks just like how we might imagine hyper-reality.

When you are in a conscious dream, you will first enjoy yourself,
meeting
loving women or men, making oneiric friends, visiting Tahiti or
Hawaii, the
Moon or Mars, etc. Of course all these experiences are imaginary but
so is
your own life in exoreality! After that, you should analyse the
oneiric
world, for instance you can try now to evaluate what the degree of
freedom
that you and your oneiric partners have in the endoreality is. Doing
this,
you will one day discover that oneiric people are hybrids between
yourself
and what you think you know about others. For instance, oneiric people
can
answer any question the same exoreal people could not answer. They can
be
influenced by your thoughts, etc. They are not always free to behave
like
they do and, most often, their volition is very weak in front of your
own
volition. One of the most important things in endoreality is that you
can
study, first hand, how your memory works. In a way you become your own
Sherlock Holmes and this is highly exciting as you are scientifically
exploring a world where no scientists have gone before you! You are on
your
way to become a pioneer of the "mind".

One important thing to do in conscious dreams, for scientists, is to
analyse the oneiric reality first-hand, from inside, as this is the
best
way to study how a biological memory works. The first thing a
scientist
discovers in endoreality is that the oneiric environment is
metastable.
Every informational object of a dream is continuously in a metastable
state
and can change to another metastable state though a "MHV jump".
Endoreal
informational objects are often relatively stable as long as the
dreamer
maintains his attention focussed on them. Say if I have a watch on my
wrist, this watch will tend to remain the same as long as I am looking
at
it. If I hide my oneiric arm with the oneiric watch for, say, 30
seconds of
oneiric time and then look again at my wrist I will notice that a
sudden
MHV jump has occurred: my first watch would have transformed into
another
watch, different, but still a watch because in our memory all
homologous
informational objects are stored in a common place.

All homologous objects colocalised in a same domain are called,
collectively, a Motif Homologiquement Variant (MHV) or a homologously
variable pattern. For example, in this example, all the watches I have
seen
in my life constitute a "single" MHV and a single watch extracted from
this
MHV is called a "slice" of the MHV. The memory area where an MHV is
stored
is called a MHV domain. Any MHV can contain a huge amount of
informational
objects which are extracted into consciousness with metabolic energy.
To
illustrate this with a simple familiar example just consider a game
with
soap which has been played, for generations, everywhere by children:
in
this game, children plunge an annular piece of plastic in liquid soap
then
blow inside and what happens? Lots of bubbles, with different sizes,
sprout
out! In the same way, when you inject energy in a MHV (you "heat" the
MHV)
this MHV starts to "bubble" its slices out into consciousness! A
bubbling
MHV is called a radiating MHV. The MHV are the shortcuts of dreams
and,
often, an oneiric scene will change to another oneiric scene through a
MHV
jump, that is a transformation obeying a law of homologous patterns.
MHVs
contain enormous quantities of informational objects which have a
similar
pattern in common. For example, a mushroom and and ashtray with a
candle in
its middle are very close in shape (pattern) and they are, thus,
colocalised. This is why if I observe one visual thought (see drawing)
consisting of an upside-down mushroom, for example, and if, all a
sudden,
this mushroom disappears and is replaced by an ashtray with a candle
inside
this is because their patterns are very similar and it needs only a
small
amount of metabolic energy to shift consciousness from the first
informational object (the mushroom) to the second informational object
(the
ashtray with the candle).

                                  [Image]

     TRANSFORMATIONS MOTIFIELLES (Homologuous Pattern Transformations)

     In this drawing we can observe the "cheminement" (path?) of a
     simple visual thought consisting of the image of a mushroom. This
     thought was observed in complete darkness. Focussing my attention
     on the darkness I suddenly observed a static mushroom as drawn.
     Rapidly (less than 2 seconds later) the mushroom disappeared, to
     be replaced by the image of the ashtray with the candle. Both
     images evolve in the imaginary space-time of memory through
     INTERSECTIONS. An intersection is an informational place of
     memory where informational objects can transform into one another
     because they share a COMMON simple pattern. Transformations of
     such visual thoughts, following homologuous pattern rules, are
     called transformations motifielles in French, which may be
     translated into English as "Homologuous Pattern Transformations".
     Such transformations motifielles have been observed by some
     artists (such as Grandville, Dali) but went unrecognised.
     Transformations motifielles are always observed when one focusses
     his attention on his thoughts. They are also, similarly, observed
     with serotoninergic hallucinogens and cannabinoids or under ...
     strong stress, meaning that stress enhances the metabolic status
     of memory. With serotoninergic hallucinogens such transformations
     seem more static while they are more animated under cannabinoids.

     These transformations motifielles demonstrate that thoughts obey
     rules and are not random. This is an extremely important
     observation as it shows that "free will" is a figment of our
     imagination. A thought can proceed into the imaginary space-time
     of memory only through intersections. This demonstrates the
     perfectly physical nature of thoughts...

     We do not need mysteries, such as Deities or quantum
     mechanics(!), to describe thoughts. The same applies for
     consciousness which is a collection, a sum, of simple mutually
     interacting thoughts.

Memory is composed entirely of MHVs which are also all intertwined.
This
gives rise to the discontinuity of our thoughts. For instance, the
vision
of a mushroom is a simple visual continuous thought. As long as that
mushroom remains the same my visual thought is continuous. When,
suddenly,
my consciousness drifts away through a MHV jump then it becomes
discontinuousor through the help of cannabinoids which enhance the
metabolic status of MHVs. The idea of an MHV is extraordinarily
powerful,
as it then permits the scientist to begin to understand how the
oneiric or
schizophrenic consciousnesses are structured. A schizophrenic thinks
in the
same way as a normal dreamer: his consciousness just follows the way
memory
is organised: into MHVs. The difference between a schizophrenic and a
normal waking person is that the MHVs in a schizophrenic mind are more
active metabolically and so MHVs start to "radiate" meaning that
discontinuity of thought is enhanced. MHVs radiation is also found in
those
religious mystics claimimg to have reached a "complete understanding"
of
the "universe"...

There are a lot of things to explore and analyse in conscious dreams.
I
will now explain some of the things I have discovered since 1976, when
I
first penetrated a conscious dream.

About different states of consciousness and "new" concepts (1976)

I will explain later, in more detail, why I call hallucinations
"disattenuated images". Basically, this stems from the fact that our
brain
is equipped with a structure called the attenuator, the function of
which
is to control, like a kind of potentiometer, the quantity of
information
flowing from memory to consciousness. An imaginary image of an exoreal
object is, thus, a fully attenuated image while the same hallucinated
image
is called a fully disattenuated image. When we dream the attenuator
ceases
functioning and so information flows freely and unhampered to
consciousness. Hallucinogens are, in fact, disattenuating molecules
while
serotoninergics, like the specific serotonin re-uptake blockers, are
pro-attenuation molecules meaning that they increase the degree of
attenuation of recalled stored memories (One exception, in this class
of
molecules, is the atypical serotonin re-uptake blocker fluoxetine
which, to
the contrary, induces subhallucinations and better recall of dreams.
The
probable reason for this is that fluoxetine should, logically,
preferentially enhance 5-HT2A receptors activity-linked to
dopaminergic
activation while other similar molecules, very probably, enhance
dopaminergic inhibition). Conversely, disattenuating molecules
increase the
degree of informational flow from memory to consciousness. This
process is
called "disattenuation".

The brain is also equipped with another very important structure
called the
dérepixélisateur in French, which could be translated as the
"derepixelator" or DRP. The DRP is responsible for the continuity of
our
consciousness during waking time. During dreaming, the DRP also stops
functioning, thus introducing discontinuity in our thoughts which
become
fragmented, like in schizophrenia (due to enhanced metabolism in
MHVs). In
fact, schizophrenia is, essentially, a disease of the DRP which is
malfunctioning. The DRP is thus responsible for the normality of our
consciousness during our waking periods. We do not know yet which
brain
structures are involved in the DRP but one structure which seems to be
a
part of this system is the hippocampus (incidentally, the hippocampus
contains cannabinoid receptors and such receptors should, logically,
be
involved in the generation of schizophrenic consciousness).

The DRP controls the informational structure of our consciousness and
maintains the stability of this structure by preventing MHV radiation.
In
every individual there is a baseline level of MHV radiation which
maintains
him in contact with exoreality. If this baseline level of radiation is
increased, then thoughts become discontinuous and we appear to be
"crazy"
to an exoreal observer! MHV radiation is increased in the normal
dreaming
state but decreased in the conscious dream state. This means that
during a
conscious dream those brain structures crucially involved in the
waking
state form of consciousness are in a lower metabolic state. This is a
very
important realisation, as it should now be possible, with PET
tomography,
to localise those structures responsible for the waking form of
consciousness... Surely this will be a great achievement in the study
of
consciousness. The DRP is, very probably, a system which controls the
intensity of metabolism in the areas which give rise to consciousness.
When
metabolic activity is low in these areas, then we have our normal
structure
of consciousness. The structure of consciousness is also called a
"pixelation pattern" (motif de pixélisation in French). When metabolic
activity becomes elevated, then our consciousness becomes metastable
and
dissolves into a mosaic of unrelated informational events. During our
waking time, the DRP maintains a low metabolism in the areas of our
brain
responsible for consciousness. So the DRP (and also the attenuator!)
is a
metabolic modulator. Understanding how the DRP works is understanding
many
different states of consciousness, from the normal waking type of
consciousness to the dream or schizophrenic types of consciousness.
The
functioning of the DRP and the attenuator are interrelated. Depending
on
these interrelations you will get different states of consciousness.

There is also another system which is fundamental in order to
understand
different states of consciousness. It is called the SBEM (systéme de
blocage des éfférences motrices) in French and I will keep the same
acronym
in English. The SBEM is a neuronal system which blocks motor efferents
during the onset of dreaming but which does not work during
schizophrenic
states, where it remains inactive. This is why schizophrenics express
an
oneiric way of thinking while awake.

Different states of consciousness are generated via the mutual
interactions
of the attenuator, DRP and SBEM.

The way the DRP, the attenuator and the SBEM work together determines
differents states of consciousness, depending upon the states of
activity
or inactivity of these integrated structures. For instance, the normal
waking state of consciousness will be defined so:

Attenuator: Active
DRP: Active
SBEM: Inactive

The normal dreaming state will thus be:

Attenuator: Inactive
DRP: Inactive
SBEM: Active

The conscious dream state will be:

Attenuator: Inactive (consequence: increased metabolism in our memory
areas)
DRP: Active (consequence: decreased metabolism in our consciousness
areas)
SBEM: Active

The hallucinatory schizophrenic state will be:

Attenuator: Inactive
DRP: Inactive
SBEM: Inactive

The non-hallucinatory schizophrenic state will be:

Attenuator: Active
DRP: Inactive
SBEM: Inactive

Hallucinatory states, drug-induced, will be:

Attenuator: More or less inactive
DRP: Active
SBEM: Inactive

Make yourself proficient in conscious dreams as this will be the next
human
revolution to come, a revolution as important as the discovery of fire
or
of writing.

Why does dreaming exist?

Dreaming is a consequence of the existence of the attenuator! The
purpose
of the attenuator is to control the metabolism of memory during the
waking
state so as to block disattenuations and MHV radiation. As the
attenuator
consumes different neuromodulators, such as serotonin, during the
waking
state, it has to stop functionning periodically in order to replenish
its
reserves. So while it is "recharging", our brain metabolism becomes
higher
all of a sudden and we start to dream. The complex cycles of dream and
non-dream periods during the night can also be understood within this
basic
framework.

Oneiric Maps (Les Cartes oniriques)

In normal dreams we can revisit previous oneiric places from time to
time.
These oneiric places seem to be quite stable in their structure. For
example,when I visit imaginary lands they are often dissimilar from
their
exoreal counterpart but still oneirically stable. It is as if my
memory
built specifically imaginary maps of places and stuck to these
constructions from dream to dream! If I am in a dream about Brazil,
for
instance, this oneiric Brazil will most often be similar each time I
come
back to it. It is as if in my mind I have a whole cartography of
places and
people which is rather invariant. This oneiric cartography is what I
call
oneiric maps.

What is the rôle of DMT in the CNS?

Hallucinogens are 5-HT2A receptor agonists. Such receptors seem to be
involved in the initiation and termination of dreams (through dopamine
activation) as deduced from introspective observations. The main
characteristic of dimethyltryptamine (DMT) is its short-acting effect
which
immediately makes you think that DMT has some specific role to play in
the
CNS. Endogenous DMT, or related compounds (5-Meo-DMT), is perfectly
suited
to be a short-acting efficient endogenous 5-HT2A agonist produced in
the
initiation and termination of oneiric phenomena or in other processes
meant
to sustain the high metabolic activity found in oneiric phenomena. Due
to
the sensitivity of the 5-HT2A receptors to downregulation by agonists
the
very short-acting effect of DMT at those receptors thus seem to lead
naturally to the hypothesis that DMT is functional in oneiric
phenomena. My
idea, then, is that DMT is cyclically produced or used during the REM
phase
of dreaming. If this is so, abnormalities of endogenous DMT pathways
could
lead to spontaneous hallucinations or dream-like episodes. In this
context
it would be particularly interesting to study the eventual links
between
DMT and the diterpene salvinorin A as far as REM sleep is concerned.

MHVs are like tunnels linking MCV boxes!

MHVs are the shortcuts of memory. They directly link different oneiric
scenes which we can represent by MCV "boxes". An MCV box is a portion
of
continuous oneiric space-time. MCV boxes are visually represented as
boxes
which explain their naming! MCV boxes are continuously synthesised by
the
dreaming brain. They constitute the locus of endonenous reality where
the
oneiric consciousness travels. Any dream can be represented (see
diagram)
by a combination of radiating "stars" (MHVs) linked to different MCV
boxes.
The center of the star is a slice of an MHV domain while the
radiations
represent the links between different slices of the MHV domain. In an
MCV
box oneiric time is, roughly speaking, continuous, discontinuity being
introduced by the radiating MHVs. Any pattern contained in an MCV can
be a
part of a "specific" MHV domain. As an MCV is a metastable structure
the
dreamer can notice, when he "walks", in an MCV box slight
discontinuities
such as, for instance, the transformation of a rose into a crystal or
the
transformation of a fish into a mouse! In a linear man-made memory
time is
stored sequentially while in a MHV domain time is, in a way, randomly
stacked, because MHV slices organise through pattern homologies
independently from time coordinates.

For example a mushroom "A", stored in 1976, and an exceedingly close
mushroom "B", stored in 1989, will be intertwined, stacked, very
closely,
independently of their respective time coordinates. This means that if
the
mushroom "A" appears into your oneiric consciousness it may very well
be
followed (through a simple MHV jump) by the mushroom "B". What is
important
to notice here is that each of these mushrooms is part of a larger MCV
stored from exoreality. So if you are watching the mushroom "A" in an
oneiric scene you may well be, in fact, in 1976 and when this mushroom
connects to the mushroom "B" your consciousness could very well jump
into
the MCV associated with mushroom "B", meaning that you would all of a
sudden jump from 1976 to 1989 via those mushrooms. MHVs are not always
as
simple as in this example...

Here is an example of motion MHV: in a train, in Tokyo, I look at the
passenger door opening with a certain velocity. Suddenly the image of
a
crab opening its arms at the same subjective velocity of the door
appears
into my consciousness! What links the image of the door to the image
of the
crab is just a motion of similar speed... The apparent complexity of
our
thoughts can be reduced to basic MHVs connecting different MCVs. The
more
you observe your thoughts and the more you become keen to discover the
links which connect apparently different thoughts.

Continuity and discontinuity of consciousness (Continuité et
Discontinuité de la Conscience)

The main characteristic of the dream and schizophrenic state of
consciousness is discontinuity. When we are awake our consciousness is
continuous and this is the reason why we can express ourselves in a
verbally "logical" way. On the other hand the consciousness of the
schizophrenic or the dreamer is made of continuous and discontinuous
parts
alternately. The nature of these discontinuities comes from the way
our
memory is organised and structured. Biological memories are not
sequential
memories: they store information both in a continuous and
discontinuous
way. Discontinuity comes from the fact that our memory classifies
information through patterns. In fact, the brain has nothing to do
with the
computer analogy as a brain is, actually, a pattern analyser not a
sequential analyser like computers. Computers will become intelligent
only
when they will work as artificial pattern analysers. As long as they
will
work sequentially they will continue to be complete imbeciles! In
fact, as
a scientist, I am amazed at how stupid computers can be. Another
reason for
their lack of any intelligence is that they cannot make mistakes and
mistakes are the basis of emerging intelligence. Intersection
memories, on
the other hand, are very flexible.

Our memory thus stores information according to patterns. For instance
spherical objects will be stored in the same memory area, triangular
objects will be stored in their own memory area, etc. Our memory
stores
also information in a continuous way. This form of information storage
is
called MCV memory from "mémoire à motifs continûment variants". In
fact,
analysis seems to suggest that MCV memory is only an illusion and an
expression of MHV memory where all stored patterns flow in the same
time
direction. So to each slice of MHV we can assign a time coordinate and
when
a set of slices of MHV have similar time coordinates then this
produces
continuity and the illusion of MCV memory. All this has been
fascinating
brainstorming and research for me, from 1976 to 1989! This is the
first
time I have shared some of my knowledge with many people.

An area which stores homologous patterns is called a domaine
d'homologie
motifielle in French, which may be translated as "homologous pattern
domain". For instance, all the heads of people we have seen in our
life are
stored in a common homologous pattern domain which can be called, for
convenience, a "pattern domain of heads": a MHV of heads! All those
stored
heads constitute a MHV of heads while one head is a slice, a section
of
this MHV, as we saw previously. This is important to keep in mind. But
one
head per se can also be subdivided into more "elementary" MHVs: so a
slice
of a MHV of heads, for instance, contains in itself other slices made
of
many mutually interacting MHVs. If we take one head (that is, one
slice of
a MHV of heads) and then introduce continuity by rotating this given
head
in the imaginary space-time of our memory we obtain a given MCV. A
moving
slice of MHV in time generates, radiates potential MHVs contained in
its
structure. This is reminiscent of fractals.

In the consciousness of normal people, those domains are always in a
very
low metabolic state. Thus, the patterns stored in these domains do not
radiate outside. Metabolically inactive patterns, then, do not enter
into
consciousness, making our consciousness rather continuous. If the
metabolic
status of these domains is increased, then these domains start to
radiate
in all directions in our memory, introducing discontinuity, as our
consciousness will start to flow according to pattern homologies. This
can
best be observed with the psychotropic cannabinoids, as cannabinoids,
specifically, enhance the metabolism of homologous pattern domains
thus
giving rise to the typical discontinuous thoughts of a person
intoxicated
with cannabinoids. This, in fact, is the beginning of madness as pure
madness will be characterised by a still higher metabolic activity in
these
domains. The thoughts of schizophrenics will thus be, essentially,
discontinuous and this discontinuity will naturally put them in a
state of
total confusion as their consciousness will then become illusioned.
The
French psychiatrist, Dr. Joseph Moreau de Tours seems to have
understood
this phenomenon in his book "Du Haschich et de l'Aliénation Mentale",
published in 1845 - one of the greatest ever books written on the
mind.

The illusioned consciousness: towards an understanding of
consciousness

When your consciousness is illusioned you can no longer recognise what
you
perceive from exoreality. To be properly conscious of an exogenous
pattern,
this specific pattern should be compared to its endogenous counterpart
stored in our memory. If is is, erroneously, compared to a different
pattern then our consciousness is illusioned: we are no more in
moderation
with the external (exogenous) reality. This is the essence of madness
and
of dreams where we are "conscious" (aware) of things which never
existed in
exoreality like false memories, etc. False memories generated in
dreams are
wrongly interpreted by non-scientists as "recollection" of "past
lives"!
When you can experience the illusionised state by yourself, at first
hand,
then you can understand how people can be convinced of the real
"existence"
of non-real events.

When homologous pattern domains are very active metabolically then
proper
recognition of exogenous patterns is disturbed and consciousness
becomes
"fragmented" because it, in fact, radiates in different stored
homologous
patterns. So, schizophrenia is a state of hypermnesia. There is a
limit to
the quantity of homologous patterns which can be recalled per unit of
time.
When this limit is crossed, then we become crazy or we start, also, to
dream! (This limit is called the seuil d'illusion in French). This
means
that no drug will ever be invented which could intensify our recalls
indefinitely, as indefinite recall just generates consciousness
radiation,
which is confusion! Cannabinoids are memory enhancers but, under their
influence, we remember so many things that we just forget them nearly
as
soon as we have remembered them!!! To the outside observer, this looks
like
amnesia but this is, actually, hypermnesia. This physiological limit
to
proper conscious recall reminds us a bit of the problem of uncertainty
discovered by Heisenberg. However, creative individuals, by
continuously
and nearly obsessively thinking of some ideas, enhance the metabolic
status
of the areas where their ideas are stored (these are hyper-complex
MHVs)
giving rise to a phenomenon of interaction/synthesis in homologous
pattern
domains. This interaction/synthesis is the basis of Creativity. So
creative
individuals learn to enhance the metabolic activity of hyper-complex
MHVs.
Interaction/synthesis is a phenomenon which continuously goes on in
MHV
domains. This process continuously generates order.

Here is a simple example of interaction/synthesis. Let us take a MHV
of
mushrooms. Now let us take two sections (two slices) of this MHV like
2
particular mushrooms. It is very important to notice here that, most
probably, these mushrooms were not stored at the same time. Maybe one
would
have been stored in September 1979 and the other one in October 1991.
These
2 mushrooms can informationally interact and thus produce a new hybrid
mushroom which was never observed in exoreality. This new mushroom
will
immediately be stored in the MHV of mushrooms. What is important to
realise
is that this hybridisation process is the basis of the Imaginary.
Without
interaction/synthesis in MHVs men would never have imagined anything
different from what they perceive in exoreality. Myths, religions, all
these things arose through interaction/synthesis in MHV domains.

So biological or artificial memories working by MHV storage inevitably
give
rise to an Imaginary. But what is more important to know, in our
example,
is that the new hybrid mushroom is a time composite.

Let us call our first 2 mushrooms A and B and the first hybrid
produced C.
Now that we have A, B and C nothing forbids new interactions/synthesis
to
proceed like, for instance, the merging of A and C to give D or the
merging
of B and C to give E. This can go on "forever": D might interact with
A to
give F, and so on. So an MHV becomes more and more complex, more and
more
ordered and structured with the passing of time. This is very
important in
understanding what "creativity" is. All these hybrids are spatial
hybrids
and time hybrids and this is why consciousness looks so free because
it can
go through all these "holes" linking different informational objects
through a lot of MHV jumps. Consciousness itself can also become
hybridised
and give rise to bizarre thinking in dreams or madness. One example I
have
was the observation in a dream of little tadpoles which I interpreted,
in
my consciousness, as seedlings of bamboos!

Such a state of consciousness can be reasonably described by a
phenomenon
of partial modal recognition and absence of informational transfer. In
the
above dream I made a model which describes how visually perceived
tadpoles
can be "consciously" interpreted as tadpoles. The model also predicts
the
opposite case, for instance, in which the visual observation of bamboo
seedlings could be evaluated by consciousness as being tadpoles! It
took me
about a year of thinking to discover this model.

Déjà Vu is the lowest state of Illusion

The phenomenon of déjà vu (already seen) is the best example of a
phenomenon of illusion which everybody has experienced. Déjà vu and
cannabinoid illusions are identical except for the intensity and time
duration. In a déjà vu the brain superimposes two or more complex
homologuous patterns which are thus experienced simultaneously. This
establishes a perceptive link between two different zones of the
stored
time continuum of memory. Déjà vu and more intense illusions are
philosophically and scientifcally exceedingly important phenomena
because
they demonstrate that consciousness arises when homologuous patterns
are
superimposed and thus compared. The informational content of those
patterns
is not what gives rise to consciousness but only the comparison
process in
itself. This is a major discovery which I realised in...1979! It
explains a
lot of things about the nature of consciousness and Reality.

So the first step in a CNS which gives rise to the phenomenon called
"consciousness" is a process of superimposition of homologuous
patterns.
This is why we can so easily have "full consciousness" of
non-exogenous
events during a dream or if we become crazy (dérepixélisé, as I say in
French!). Illusion is an extraordinary phenomenon which gives us the
possibility of being conscious of practically any non exogenously real
event! Because of this, many scientists studying "psychedelic" drugs
have
fallen into that trap to the point of believing in the exoreal nature
of
their illusions... This is understandable. Scientists are only humans
and
you need a lot of analytical power not to fall in the illusion trap as
illusions are so nice and comfortable to believe, especially for
atheists!
Other illusions that anybody can experience are visual illusions based
on
artistic drawings. They obey the same rule as all illusions:
superimposition of homologuous patterns. Cannabinoids can induce
pretty
nice illusions as you mostly stay just under the threshold of illusion
(seuil d'illusion). Experiencing one of these cannabinic illusions I
discovered that consciousness was, primarily, a process of comparison
of
homologuous patterns. In this instance, I was walking under
échafaudages
(scaffolding) in my home town of Genève when I suddenly experienced a
very
nice illusion as soon as I entered inside those échafaudages. I was
transported into a similar experience, which I had lived before in
Bângkoc,
Siam! I could feel exactly like when I was under a homologuous
échafaudage
in Bângkoc, "hearing" Thai people speaking and laughing, imagining the
heat, the nearby river, etc, exactly as if I was just reliving the
whole
situation. Had I lost the idea that I was in Genève and not in Bângkoc
I
would have appeared, to an ignorant outside observer, just as any
schizophrenic appears to their medical similarly ignorant
environment...

When a Naked Woman becomes transformed into a Banana...(Quand une
Japonaise nue...)
When a Blue Fish transforms into a blue Mouse...
And when all that starts a silent neuroscientific Revolution!

The MHV concept seems to have been first clearly discovered by myself
around 1987, while I was in Japan, and when I woke up with a
disattenuated
image of a beautiful naked Japanese woman displayed in front of my
eyes,
just after oneiric cessation! An informational spoon was floating
above her
head and a man was firmly grabbing her sensual buttocks (I guess the
spoon
was there because, in my Unconscious now Conscious, lovemaking is
often
associated with eating sweet food, like "un flanc à la crême". I mean
the
image of a penis into a vagina often evokes, in my consciousness, the
image
of eating some kind of "flanc à la crême"! In fact, in many different
cultures, lovemaking is associated with food eating in the minds of
men)...
Then the image of the man disappeared and I saw the buttocks of the
woman
opening (as shown in the drawing)! Inside each half "fesses"
(buttocks!) I
could see a... zipper (the English-speaking reader should be
acquainted
with the fact that the word "fesses", in French, is extremely exciting
to
pronounce and to hear: a lovely sensual word!). Then both zippers
started
to unzip, dividing each half-buttock again into 2 other halves.
Suddenly
the 4 halves moved and assembled together and, all of a sudden, this
was
replaced by a banana with 4 opened peels. With this observation I had
my
first incontrovertible observation of a MHV jump and I was delighted!
It
was an exhilarating discovery.

What is funny is that I made this observation while sleeping in the
house
of a Catholic priest, in Mousashi-Kosougi, near Tôkyô!!! If he had
known
what I had in mind... he might well have "ketobassed" me out of his
place
("ketobasu" means, in Japanese, to kick, and it is a very amusing word
for
Japanese ears!)! My work on the mind has been much intertwined with
love
affairs with "des femmes asiatiques", Asian women, and I am happy that
my
discovery of MHVs was revealed in such a beautiful way: les fesses
d'une
japonaise (the buttocks of a Japanese woman!)... Ouh là, là.
Scientific
discovery through buttocks! I hope this will never disappear from
textbooks
in the future!!! The buttocks have always been one of my favourite
sweets
of women's anatomy. Men have achieved a lot of things in History in
the
name of buttocks! This is not well enough emphasised. Who knows now
that,
for instance, one of the greatest achievements of the British Empire
was
done because of a woman? It was for a woman that Pitt successfully
destroyed New-France and French America!!! Each success he had against
the
French he would report to his wife in loving terms... like sweet
presents
for her so to show her that he was a real macho, someone to be admired
and
respected! Unfortunately, all that was made at the cost of blood,
invasions, murders, and usurpations!

So, as I said, women's buttocks are essential in human History! At
least,
in my personal case, the end-result of my admiration for beautiful
"fesses"
is made at no cost at all: it is totally pacific and will be useful
for all
mankind! Another observation which perplexed me for perhaps two years
before I solved it was an observation which I made in a dream (Hobson
has
it in Harvard, like the buttocks too...). In that conscious dream I
was in
front of a table and on the table was a blue fish. I seized the fish
in my
right hand and when I reopened my hand the fish had transformed
into... a
blue mouse with globulous fish eyes. I was extremely puzzled about how
two
dissimilar shapes could be connected as I was convinced that there was
an
underlying logical link between these two informational objects.
Thinking
obsessively about that only gave me headaches while I was attempting
to
make theoretical models to explain this transformation. And, one day,
while
I was walking through a market in Bângkoc (Siam), with my great love
Patanîe Pongpatchamnânouète, I started to have a "fit of creativity"!
Looking at all the fruits surrounding me I started to imagine them
radiating, bubbling with MHVs. It was all beautiful. Suddenly, I saw
in my
mind the 3D image of a rotating fish and a rotating mouse which
interpenetrated while in rotation. Then the rotation froze and here I
could
clearly see a common intersection between the fish shape and the mouse
shape (see drawing)! At last I had found the underlying connection I
was
looking for, which was of course a peculiar MHV contained in both the
fish
shape and the mouse shape, as you can see in the illustration. That
was a
nice day but very soon my attention came back to my cherished Patanîe
who
reminded me of some fruits in the market called "mancoûtes". The love
of
Patanîe was essential in my work and creativity and love was very
often
totally intertwined. Et c'est pour toi, notamment, ma Patanîe chérie,
que
j'écris ces lignes. C'est mon cadeau car toutes les femmes aiment être
fières de leur Amant! Je ne veux pas que l'Histoire oublie à quel
point tu
as été mon inspiration, comme Hiroé, Kazoué avant, Miyouqui. Je veux
que
l'on se rende compte que la créativité est intimement liée à la
joie... et
à l'absence de toute militarisation hiérarchique de la Science qui
n'est
que la fille naturelle de la Philosophie: la Philosophie Naturelle.

Cannabinoid receptors, anandamide, illusion and schizophrenia

Illusion is the basic phenomenon involved in schizophrenia. Delta
9-THC is
the main illusiogenic component of cannabis and an agonist at central
cannabinoid receptors. This means that cannabinoid receptors could
play a
pivotal role in the induction of schizophrenia. The natural ligand of
cannabinoid receptors, anandamide, is also an agonist at those
receptors.
Moreover, recently, it has been found that anandamide and Delta 9-THC
decrease glutamate neurotransmission through a presynaptic mechanism.
This
could, conceivably, give rise to the same phenomena observed with
typical
NMDA receptors antagonists such as ketamine and phencyclidine, namely
hallucinations and especially illusions. The action of anandamide on
glutamate seems to be an ideal underlying phenomenon which could give
rise
to illusions such as those observed with cannabinoids and NMDA
antagonists.
Anandamidic neurotransmission should be disturbed in schizophrenics,
especially in the hippocampus which is the link between real memory
and its
transfer to exoreality. In fact, as far as illusions are concerned,
anandamidic disturbance should be the main primary cause of
schizoprenia.
Increased anandamidic function could decrease glutamate
neurotransmission
at NMDA receptors which, in turn, would increase metabolic activity
through
dopaminergic stimulation. Dopaminergic stimulation would then be the
final
end-result of anandamidic dysfunction, leading to both hallucinations
and
illusions through metabolic activation of memory zones.

Creativity is a process of spontaneous informational self-organisation

Memory is a "structure informationnelle auto-organisatrice", that is,
a
self-organising structure. This means that the content of memory
spontaneously reorders itself to make more complex informational
structures. This is done through the continuous interaction/synthesis
phenomenon I just described, going on in the homologous pattern
domains
which, progressively, complexifies the information stored in
biological
memories. This is the very essence of creativity where new ideas
suddenly
visually appear when they are sufficiently self-organised. Biological
memories constantly create order, through interaction/synthesis in
homologous pattern domains. Then one level or order proceeds to a
higher
level, and so on. Cannabinoids can stimulate this natural phenomenon
by
enhancing the metabolism of memory areas. This does not mean that
everyone
can become creative with cannabinoids because, in order to be
creative, you
need to study and accumulate a lot of conflicting data in your memory
and
you need to be able to visually observe the progress of your memory in
creating higher and higher order. Moreover, as we have seen, the
hypermnesia induced by cannabinoids leads to spontaneous amnesia:
ideas are
forgotten nearly as soon as they are discovered because consciousness,
under cannabinoids, radiates into a multitude of homologous pattern
domains
(these new ideas are visual in nature and one can learn to see his or
her
thoughts self-organising)! As for myself, I have learned to reason not
only
analytically but also non-sequentially, through the visual system,
which
always gives solution images to a particular problem I am trying to
solve.
The visual system solves problems by approximations.

The essence of creativity: the radiating consciousness (L'essence de
la créativité)

Creativity is like a diarrhoea: it comes by sudden episodes then fades
away. Your mind starts to enter into a creative period only after a
long
period of "incubating" ideas by thinking to them over and over
again,in an
obsessive way. This incubation is the result of two things:

  1. Continuous accumulation of new information
  2. Thinking obsessively about some peculiar problem you want to
solve

The appearance of a creative episode is typically abrupt and often
starts
in the morning just after awakening from a dream in which you suddenly
discovered a lot of complete or partial answers to the problem you are
trying to solve! These answers are typically in the form of visual
static
or moving informational objects which describe the information you are
looking for. You feel that your mind is very active, a bit like under
dopaminergic stimulation. But, in fact, this state most closely
resembles
two other consciousness states:

  1. The state of consciousness induced by cannabinoids
  2. The state of consciousness induced by abrupt withdrawal of
     benzodiazepines

In fact the second state is very reminiscent of the first state but
much
weaker in intensity and not repetitive (no echo phenomena). Creativity
always comes and fades away because it implies higher than normal
metabolic
activity in some of your memory zones, those zones activated by your
scientific or philosophical obsessions! A typical episode lasts a day
or a
few days, no more. Your perception of reality is modified because your
consciousness is in a radiating state, meaning that you become aware
of a
lot of MHVs simply by looking at exogenous objects. Suddenly
everything
becomes "meaningful" because your thoughts are radiating through MHVs.
Watching a paederia scandens climbing around a stick of wood may just
suddenly mean something to you until you find, after a few minutes,
that
the basic pattern of this climbing plant was identical to the pattern
of
the mosaic tobacco virus! This pattern homology forms the basis of
this
feeling of "meaningfulness". When your thoughts are radiating through
MHVs
everything becomes a bit magic as you can nearly see shapes and
patterns
anywhere you turn your eyes! People's faces become very interesting,
as
under hashish, as watching one face makes your thoughts radiate into
homologuous facial patterns. The whole world around you becomes like a
living crystal as all forms tend to become fluid through MHV jumps.
Everywhere there are "connections", links in the form of MHVs! The air
around you seems fuzzy (vaporeux, éthéré) and anything you can imagine
appears with clarity in front of your eyes in a slightly disattenuated
way.
The exogenous world seems to reach the extraordinarity found only in
endoreality. Everything becomes interesting to watch at because your
consciousness can "travel" in those memorised homologous patterns
associated with your real time perception.

This state looks quite similar to the state of consciousness induced
by the
combination of a cannabinoid and a benzodiazepine. It is completely
different from the state of consciousness induced by the reference
serotoninergic hallucinogen psilocine. For instance, as far as I am
concerned, I never felt any illusion with psilocine. The old proverb
saying
that genius and madness are very close is well illustrated when you
are
knowledgeable about the state of consciousness induced by cannabinoids
and
when you can experience natural creativity episodes! As I said before,
everything is a question of metabolic activation. If you increase MHV
metabolism you start to become potentially creative and more
conscious,
more aware of a lot of things because you can detect all the pattern
homologies between your thoughts and external objects. But this is
done at
a cost! Time perception is altered and your lucidity is good only in
short
intervals. On longer intervals it might well give rise to confusion.

Cannabinoids seem to increase memory zone metabolism to the fringes of
madness while NMDA receptors antagonists seem to increase this
metabolism
still to higher levels, kicking the consciousness of the subject into
fullblown illusions! I have seen one person in my life going over the
illusion threshold (seuil d'illusion) with cannabinoids... she was
Japanese
and she looked really schizophrenic for about 30 minutes. Authentic
schizophrenics seem especially sensitive to the effects of
cannabinoids.
Anyhow it is clear for me that creativity and madness are very near
indeed!
The creative individual manages from time to time to have excursions
just
near the illusion threshold while the insane individual goes past this
threshold never to return! Capito?

When two forms of drug-induced amnesia mutually cancel...

This explains why the combination of benzodiazepines and cannabinoids
(two
molecules inducing "amnesia") can lead to mutual suppression of their
side-effects on memory, as benzodiazepines lower metabolism, meaning
that
they also diminish consciousness radiation. By adjusting the doses of
a
benzodiazepine (like clonazepam, for instance) and of a cannabinoid
you can
enhance your recall abilities without falling into pseudo-amnesia, and
get
interesting scientific or philosophical insights.

Introspective observation with cannabinoids gives you a good
understanding
of the dreaming, or schizophrenic, mind, as cannabinoids are,
primarily,
illusiogenic molecules. You do not get the same insight with
hallucinogens
as hallucinations, and illusions are completely different phenomena.
An
illusion is a state in which an exogenous pattern is not correctly
identified, while a hallucination is a state in which you perceive
something which just exists in your memory. In an hallucination your
memory
adds something to the exogenous perceived reality while in an illusion
your
memory wrongly identifies an exogenous pattern.

Illusions are fundamental in order to understand the oneiric and
schizophrenic states of consciousness. The only well-known illusiogens
have, until now, been the psychotropic cannabinoids. However NMDA
receptors
antagonists are clearly also illusiogenic and even much more
illusiogenic
than cannabinoids because they kick the normal waking state of
consciousness into a strong state of illusions. Salvinorin, a
diterpene
hallucinogenic molecule from Salvia divinorum, may be also
illusiogenic but
I have not tested this molecule yet. Cannabinoids have a lot of
properties
different from the hallucinogens. For instance, they disrupt the speed
of
attenuation. This speed is decreased under cannabinoids and this
phenomenon
gives rise to the "time dilation" observed under these drugs. Under
cannabinoids small sequences of time perception are continuously
reiterated
and superimposed on ongoing perception in real time.

Time perception is strongly modulated by serotonin. For instance, the
specific serotonin re-uptake blockers, such as fluvoxamine or
zimelidine,
suppress the perception of time as thoughts are decreased in
consciousness.
The number of spontaneous thoughts per unit of time is essential in
our
subjective perception of time flow. When we have few thoughts per unit
of
time, then time flow seems slowed. On the contrary, when we have a lot
of
thoughts per unit of time, then time flow seems augmented. So
cannabinoids
and serotonin reuptake blockers act on opposite direction as far as
time
perception is concerned. Psilocine is also extremely interesting
because it
seems to delocalise consciousness. With psilocine, for instance, you
can,simultaneously focus your attention on different things going on
and
follow each of these things individually! To understand this
phenomenon we
should again go back to the basics of memory organisation: the MHVs.

Endoreality is like a coral! (L'Endoréel est comme un corail)

In exoreality we all express only one person: ourself. In endoreality,
however, we share a common imaginary space-time with other people who
are
stored representations of what we know about them. In fact these
stored
representations of others are in complete adequation with those others
as
perceived while awake. If I meet a friend in endoreality this friend
is, in
fact, totally similar to his image in exoreality, as long as I do not
interfere with his behaviours... So our reality is only made of
representations. Because of this fact, exoreality can be considered as
oneiric-like in the same way as endoreality can be considered as
exoreal-like.So exoreality and endoreality are a bit like two mirrors
which
constantly reflect upon one another. If you cut this mutual link, you
are
not studying reality anymore but only a fragment of reality...

This is the reason why all people disconnected from their
endorealities
are, in fact, situated in one fragment of reality, not reality in its
entirety. So, people studying consciousness while not being conscious
of
their own endoreality are in error. They are busy with dream-like
preoccupations, not reality...

Our memory is so quite similar to a coral where myriads of polyps
inhabit
the same domain. Each endoreal person, including yourself, can be
compared
to a polyp inhabiting this space: memory. So in our endoreality many
people
live together in a same imaginary (virtual) space-time. But to appear
in
this space-time the memory zones containing those people have, of
course,
to become metabolically active. Normally, we are "ourselves", during
waking
times, because only those memory zones responsible for the generation
or
our self are active. If other memory zones become active then we
obtain the
phenomenon of "multiple" personalities! When we dream a very small
percentage of our memory is highly metabolically active. If everything
was
active, then dreaming would not mirror exoreality but be a space of
total
confusion! This is what seems to happen in the mind of those people
who
have experienced an ineffable mystic experience where their
consciousness,
apparently, radiates in many homologuous patterns simultaneously,
giving to
the mystic this feeling that he can comprehend "everything" at the
same
time.

The discovery that memory is like a coral is a great thing because you
discover that, in fact, you are never "alone"! Loneliness is only an
illusion because of your inability to contact those other people
stored in
the coral of your memory... When you can establish a contact with
those
people, then it can solve a lot of problems you encounter in
exoreality
like, for instance, the exoreal loss of loved ones. If a loved person
dies
in exoreality he, first of all, dies for himself but continues to live
in
all endorealities of those people who stored his informational
representation... Remember that our realities are made of only
representations akin to oneiric informational objects. So, basically,
they
are not real(!) because a representation can never accurately
reproduce the
objective object. The distortion between the reprsentation and its
object
is so great that any representation can be then considered as
oneiric-like,
oneiric-mimetic.

If I am in love, for instance, in exoreality with Hiroé (my exoreal
Japanese loved one) I am, in fact, in love only with a representation
of
Hiroé which is not at all the complete objective Hiroe... I am then in
love
with a complex 3D image similar to a complex 3D image of a dream... My
Hiroé in exoreality and endoreality are identical for me, so meeting
Hiroé
in exoreality or endoreality is not so much different (as long as I do
not
interfere with her oneiric will)!

The serotoninergic consciousness and time perception

The perception of time is highly dependent on serotonine. High
serotoninergic activity (not enhancing dopamine function or general
metabolism) leads to a decrease of perception of time. Time perception
can
even disappear to be replaced by a feeling of "eternal present". This
is
due to the fact that serotonine increases attenuation. When
attenuation is
strong, it is no longer possible to sense the flowing of time because
there
are nearly no informational objects inside consciousness!
Consciousness
becomes thus detached and contemplative. Under fluvoxamine and
zimelidine
(serotonine reuptake-inhibitors) time can cease to be perceived:
hours,
months, or a journey in an airplane look all similar! Time flow is
only
felt after one stops using these molecules. Under zimelidine, for
instance,
you can very easily stay, say, sitting in front of a wall for hours
without
getting bored as you do not feel time flow! For an exogenous observer
you
may look deeply "reflective" and "thoughtful" precisely when you have
no
ideas in your mind! Very amusing from a philosophical standpoint.

A cat under 200mg of fluvoxamine will sit in any position (for
instance
paws behind the head!) you put him because he also has no more
thoughts in
his mind. Having no thoughts he "forgets", in this example, that you
placed
his paws behind his head and he will stay like this in a kind of
serotoninergic cataplexy! Very funny to observe for others... a friend
of
mine to whom I was joking about my cat under fluvoxamine (he did not
know
about that) would say: "Eh bé? Je n'ai jamais vu un chat comme-ça" (I
have
never seen a cat like this)! He would think that my cat was the most
bizarre cat in the world, staying quietly with her paws behind her
head!!
Anything disturbing serotonine can lead to alterations in subjective
time
flow. For instance, if the speed of attenuation is decreased, as under
cannabinoids, time seems to be very long because there are a lot of
informational objects filling consciousness! Under cannabinoids there
seems
to be concomittant disturbances in both serotonine and GABA
neurotransmission. How both neurotransmitters are exactly linked I
still do
not know. In fact time distortion under cannabinoids can be modulated,
to a
certain extent, by benzodiazepine receptors. Clonazepam is quite
efficient
in this respect.

As I am not a physicist I do not know what is really exoreal time (I
wonder
if physicists really know about that either!) but I certainly know
that
endoreal time depends on the quantity of informational objects flowing
into
consciousness per arbitrary unit of exoreal time!!! The more
consciousness
is filled with informational events, the more subjective time
lengthens.
The less consciousness is filled, the more time comes to a halt giving
a
feeling of "no time" or "eternity", in subjective terms. Psilocine's
alterations on time perception are still not well-understood by the
author... give me time and I will find an explanation!

In summary the serotoninergic consciousness is radically the opposite
of
the "cannabinoid" consciousness.

The dopaminergic consciousness and the essence of the male...

Dopamine is a neuromodulator which plays an opposite role as the role
of
serotonine. Dopamine enhances Action and stimulates self-confidence.
It
also stimulates agressivity and the desire to demonstrate to other
males(if
you are unlucky to be a male!)that your "balls are bigger than
theirs"!!!
The anti-depressant amineptine is a good tool in order to investigate
the
effects of dopamine on behaviour. The normal dose range of dopamine
for
depression is 2OOmgr a day.At 6OOmgr/day,if you are a male,you start
to
feel an extreme sensation of self-confidence and the desire to show to
other males "who you are"...meaning showing them that you have bigger
balls
than them! Maleness may then be related to a more dopaminergic mind
while
femaleness is,clearly,related to a more serotoninergic mind. This
reminds a
bit the "yin yang" concept of the Chinese! Enhancing dopamine function
sometimes lead to warmongering attitudes because your desire of
agression
is enhanced whilst it is reduced substantially under serotonine. So
dopamine may be partly responsible for enhancing agressivity but
dopamine
and serotonine are intimately linked in the CNS.Enhancing serotonine
neurotransmission most often decreases dopamine neurotransmission and
vice-versa.Of course this is a simplified scheme as the brain,when it
comes
to any single behaviour,is extraordinarily complex and redundant.For
example,such a "simple" action as the control of penis erection
involves at
least more than 10 different receptors and many neurotransmitters or
neuromodulators!

We have no "free will": everything we think reflects the biochemistry
of
our nervous system

The concept of human free will is a Christian legacy which is no
longer in
adequation with scientific knowledge. Introspective psychopharmacology
and
the study of different states of consciousness clearly demonstrate
that
what we think, what we do, or what we say is merely a reflection of
the
particular biochemistry going on, at a certain time, in our central
nervous
system (CNS). This is why, for instance, mankind is so irrational.

Experiments of mine have shown that by slightly modifying brain
neurochemistry we can think in completely opposing ways and argue, for
instance, with pseudo-logical arguments to justify this brain
neurochemistry unconsciously. For instance if I modify my brain
biochemistry in a more dopaminergic way, or more serotoninergic way or
if I
experiment with a sociabilising molecule such as gamma-hydroxybutyrate
or
even ingest female hormones, then I will see very clearly in myself
how my
thoughts only reflect my CNS biochemistry. This can be quite
spectacular
sometimes as you may find yourself arguing "logically" in opposing
ways,
depending on the induced biochemical modifications!

For a psychopharmacologist there is no such thing as "free will", etc.
This
belief is only a prejudiced judeochristian cultural belief and a
delusion.
There are only states of consciousness expressing a particular CNS
biochemistry. This is an extremely important scientific and
philosophical
observation as it teaches us that any human discourse is always
suspect as
someone will always just express, verbally, his particular CNS
biochemistry.

When you become aware of this crucial fact you no longer feel an
urgency to
communicate with others in a pseudo "communication", as words are
merely a
way of altering the brain neurochemistry of someone else so he may
share
the same delusions as yours! Words are thus similar to psychotropic
drugs
and such words as "love" or "hate", "freedom", etc, are particularly
hallucinogenic. Politicians are experts in using hallucinogenic words
in
order to manipulate the mental states of others. So are playboys with
their
victims!

All great dictators, such as Hitler, etc, have always been very keen
at
manipulating the biochemistry of others through word-induced emotional
hallucinations, which are called corticolimbic hallucinations. These
hallucinations are far worse than cortical hallucinations induced by
molecules like psilocine or other "hallucinogens". Corticolimbic
hallucinations mostly go unrecognised in nature as people are not
aware
that they are, very often, hallucinating corticolimbically. This is
why I
also call these everyday hallucinations "unidentified hallucinations".
These hallucinations are the most dangerous forms of hallucination for
the
human species and have been and are at the root of man's aggressive
and
violent behaviour intra-specifically. All wars, all conflicts start
with
corticolimbic hallucinations. . .

A human being can never have perfect objectivity, and the examples in
Science are numerous: to discourage us from trying to attain an
authentic
objectivity, as scientists, like everybody, mostly express their own
frustrations or delusions in their discourses. Science is not
objective
even though it tries to reach objectivity. Science is the expression
of the
human mind and we can conceive that very advanced intelligences could
be
completely at odds with what we believe they should do as their
"science"
will also reflect the organisation of their "central nervous system"
or
equivalent.

Human communication is highly primitive

Man is still a primitive species as his symbolic sequential means of
"communication" has a very low flux of "bits per second" and because
such a
language has a huge signal to noise ratio. Human "communication" is
embedded in noise and thus the level of distortion between 2
communicating
persons is always very high. This is the basic reason why human beings
become so frustrated with "communicating"...

It is very probable that advanced intelligences no longer use symbolic
sequential communication but, instead, non-symbolic non-sequential
communication as this form of communication is extremely accurate and
fast.
I guess that in the future the human species will modify its the
function
of the CNS through a new science, yet to be born, called
neuromorphogenetics. With this knowledge we will create de novo new
communicating structures capable of transmitting and receiving
non-symbolic
non-sequential information. This will create a big gap between the
present-day homo sapiens and the new homo yet to be born. In fact, a
lot of
reflection on this topic leads me to think that there are levels of
intelligence and that the superior level has no logical interest even
in
trying to "communicate" with the lower levels.

This is why I believe people like Carl Sagan, etc, who replaced the
quest
for God by the quest of extraterrestrial intelligences (ETI) are,
unconsciously, deluding themselves in the desperate search for a
meaning
and transcendance of life. I firmly believe that there will never be
any
form of "communication" between homo sapiens and ETI.

Homo sapiens, for instance, does not communicate with mice because
they are
separated by a big gap in intelligence. Likewise, ETI capable of
reaching
our planet will certainly not waste their time with such a primitive
species as homo sapiens. Very probably ETI capable of reaching Earth
would
already use a non-symbolic non-sequential means of communication, the
result of this being non-communication between the two species!
Another
thing which would certainly fundamentally separate ETI from us is that
they
should have learned not to age as ageing and death are the most
fundamental
problem for any intelligence.

When homo sapiens has given rise to a new more advanced homo (and
probably
immortal, as death is a kind of genetic disease which must be
repaired) he
will soon fade away and I feel this may happen quite fast, maybe just
in a
millenium. It is science-fiction to think that homo sapiens will
remain the
same in a near future. Homo sapiens are doomed to disappear rapidly
and
give rise to more advanced beings. In a way the real human, as I
conceive
it, still does not exist as homo sapiens still share a lot in common
with
animals.

One day there will be real humans but we are not yet those humans. We
are
pre-humans, still very bestial and doomed to a grotesque destiny
because of
senescence.

What is consciousness?

The study of dreams and schizophrenia demonstrates that consciousness,
as a
whole, is the summation of small amounts of consciousness.

Consciousness is, basically, a process involving pattern recognition.
Pattern recognition does not automatically lead to objective
consciousness
as we can be (in dreams or in schizophrenia) conscious of non-existent
"memories". In dreams or schizophrenia we can be conscious of things
which
never existed in exoreality. Why? Because our consciousness is
illusioned,
as can happen under high doses of cannabinoids. To be conscious of
false
memories is a highly exciting experience which opens you up to a
quasi-infinite number of subjective imaginary experiences!

To develop all this here is time-consuming and needs some drawings!

                                  [Image]

     In this observation I first saw a fish which looked like the one
     drawn here.It looked a bit like a bizarre "baliste" (trigger
     fish?). The disattenuated image of the fish was a bit coloured
     with orange hues, like an object you see in darkness faintly
     lighted by the setting sun. This observation occured when I was
     quite stressed, one night in Bângkoc, Siam, as I guess stress can
     increase the metabolism of memory zones so giving rise to slight
     or strong disattenuations. The stress was due to the fact that my
     girlfriend Juliette Bourdat (a quite sweet extraordinary
     French-Vietnamese who helped me a lot in my work) was in a
     depressive mood that night and that I felt unable to help her. So
     as my stress rose I started to observe a lot of disattenuated
     imges while in our bed, listening to the songs of Siamese toads
     singing, outside in the night! This night I observed a lot of
     "transformations motifielles"; even a very interesting animated
     one in which I could see the back of a running horse (buttocks,
     tail and legs) transforming, in animation, into the back of a
     similarly positioned running man and so on, in a repetitive cycle
     (Hobson has this drawing! After he saw some of my drawings he
     sent me similar drawings done by a 19th century French artist
     called Grandville). What was specific in that observation was,
     again, the homologuous pattern of the buttocks and legs with the
     addition of the frequency of the moving legs. Visual thoughts can
     also be linked by a homologuous movement, like the frequency
     associated to a moving object... For instance, moving my head in
     a certain way I suddenly see the image of Arnorld Schwartznegger
     moving in the same way! If scientists had proceeded to study the
     CNS through the scientific study of disattenuations they could
     have easily discovered a lot of things which are very difficult
     to study just by external observation. Unfortunately most of them
     are very stubborn to novel ideas and will act in the same way as
     those stupid priests who refused to look through Galileo's
     telescope at the satellites of Jupiter or the spots on the sun
     because, they said, "the sun could not have anything altering its
     purity"... This kind of stubbornness (which I ironically call "le
     syndrôme testiculaire" (the testicular syndrome) is a typical
     male "dopaminergic" behaviour which Pierre Boule has
     magnificently illustrated in his famous book "La Planète des
     Singes" (The Planet of the Apes). In Pierre Boule's book the hero
     (who is French, by the way, and not American!) of the story, who
     is depicted by Charlton Heston in the US film, is named in a very
     interesting name: Ulysse Mérou. A "mérou" is a kind of very big
     fish living in the Mediterranean sea and supposed to be quite
     smart! I think this name was not chosen at random, neither the
     first name "Ulysse" (Ulysses, in English). Ulysse Mérou's
     intelligence (like the mérou) would be in sharp contrast with the
     stubborn and stupid "scientists" depicted by Boule as talking
     orang-outans... The US film depicted quite well the primitiveness
     of the "orang-outan" scientists who form the vast majority of the
     "common" kind of "scientists" in reality! For me they are the
     perfect illustration of the vast majority of so-called scientists
     you find in Universities, etc. They are struggling like baboons
     to establish their pecking order and dominance, as my late
     friend, Dr Henri Laborit, has demonstrated. They sterilise the
     imagination and enthusiasm of authentic creative scientists who
     have nothing to do with competition, ego and dominance. So if you
     are imaginative or creative you do not have much choice left in
     front of these orang-outans afflicted with their "testicular
     syndrome", something typical of males! But enough digression.
     Bon! Let us come back to this illustrated fish! So the fish
     suddenly disappeared to be transformed into a sunflower! Then the
     sunflower became transformed into "les alvéoles d'une ruche
     d'abeille" (a honeycomb). Afterwards the image shifted back to
     the "baliste" fish, in an oscillating movement. So what linked
     all these images was a roughly homologuous pattern: the
     reiterative fish scales, the reiterative interior of the
     sunflower and the reiterated bees' "alveoles".

Suffice to say that when an exoreal pattern is compared (in our
memory)
with its corresponding endoreal pattern we become conscious of things
which
really exist in exoreality. But when an exoreal pattern is compared to
a
slightly modified endoreal pattern then we become conscious of
non-existent
things. This is the basis of most dream or madness experiences.

What regulates this proper or improper pattern recognition is the
metabolic
state of memory areas involved in specific pattern recognition. A high
metabolic rate in homologous pattern domains will give rise to
erroneous
pattern recognition as homologous pattern domains start to radiate in
the
imaginary space-time of memory.

Consciousness is a story of pattern recognition and metabolism. This
is why
consciousness is strongly modified by drugs enhancing or diminishing
brain
metabolism in memory areas. For instance, the specific
serotonin-reuptake
blockers decrease metabolism and thus consciousness becomes empty,
lethargic, while enhancing dopamine neurotransmission leads to
enhanced
metabolism and thus enhanced consciousness. Serotonin is, mostly
(keeping
apart the story of 5-HT2A receptors!), the molecule of tranquility,
placidity. It makes us unreactive to events, such as stress, sexual
desire,
etc. Serotonin decreases all baseline behaviours. Dopamine, on the
contrary, is an ubiquitous metabolic activator and it stimulates
activity,
confidence, clarity of consciousness (up to the frontier of illusion
where,
consciousness, starts to radiate and thus becomes "confused"!).
Overconsciousness is thus equal to apparent confusion for an external
observer, as demonstrated with experiments involving cannabinoids and
benzodiazepines. Things are very clearly recalled but almost
instantaneously forgotten because of consciousness radiation.

When does consciousness arise?

Consciousness arises when exoreal and stored endoreal patterns are
compared. The informational content per se of these patterns is not as
important as the comparison process itself. If the comparison process
is
successful, then "consciousness" arises independently of the
objectivity of
informational content. This is the reason why we can be conscious of
things
which never existed in the exoreality. I became clearly aware of this
process around 1979 and I refer the reader to my articles for more
information.

Consciousness is nothing more than a metabolic activity in a memory
area!

When informational objects are metabolically inactive, by definition
they
are unconscious. At any moment our memory contains billions of
informational objects which are metabolically inactive or in a very
low
metabolic state. This is why we are not conscious of their existence.
Any
informational object starts to exist for us when the metabolism of the
memory area where this object is stored is increased. When the
increase of
metabolism of this object reaches a critical intensity then we, all of
a
sudden, become conscious of its existence. We have already seen that
we can
be conscious of any simple informational object (like the image of a
person, for instance) or be conscious of complex informational objects
consisting of subunits and displaying a length of time of existence:
for
example, the vision of a whole non-existent situation, like in dreams
or
schizophrenia.



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