[time 568] Re: [time 567] Re: [time 565] Rational vs. Synthetic (?) modes

Stephen P. King (stephenk1@home.com)
Wed, 18 Aug 1999 13:17:48 -0400

Hi Matti,

        ;-) I have studied some yoga techniques (I can't remember the names)
that involve this. The idea is to "oscillate" between the modes. If one
can increase the "frequency" of the oscillation enough, one can for all
intents, "be" in both modes. The "competitive" nature of the dichotomy
between the two I see as an expression of the competitition between the
Body and the Mind, each seeks to increase its equilibrium with the
Universe; but to be "body-less" is to be causally ineffective (no
inertia - Daemon Paradox) and to be Mind-less is to be selfless...

kind regards,


Matti Pitkanen wrote:
> On Wed, 18 Aug 1999, Stephen P. King wrote:
> > Dear Hitoshi and Matti,
> >
> > Perhaps the two modes are "complementary", in that a "complete"
> > understanding is impossible to realize within only one mode, and it is
> > impossible to "be" in both modes simultaneously. Rudy Rucker discusses
> > these modes and this complementarity, it is not new...
> They are! Absolutely. These modes compete. Either one wins
> in negentropy gain maximization race. One could
> however learn to spend part of time in either mode: would make
> life more interesting and help to understand fellow human beings!
> The idea about two modes is as old as human kind.
> I read Rudy Rucker's book for year(?) ago and ended up with
> the idea of infinite primes. He wrote very enjoyable text about
> the mystic and rational modes: many-one dichotomy is
> essentially rational-mystic dichotomy.
> Best,
> MP

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