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An essay by the Eschaton
...the story of the universe is that information, which I call novelty, is struggling to free itself from habit, which I call entropy... and that this process... is accelerating... It seems as if... the whole cosmos wants to change into information... All points want to become connected... The path of complexity to its goals is through connecting things together... You can imagine that there is an ultimate end-state of that process—it's the moment when every point in the universe is connected to every other point in the universe.
- —McKenna, Terence ♦ In the Valley of Novelty part 3, summer of 1998
The imagination is a dimension of nonlocal information.
- —McKenna, Terence ♦ A Few Conclusions about Life 1996
Novelty is density of connection.
- —Terence McKenna at St. John the Divine's Cathedral 25 April 1996
The human neocortex is the most densely ramified and complexified structure in the known universe.
- —McKenna, Terence ♦ Alien Dreamtime 26–27 February 1993
What is happening to our world is ingression of novelty toward what Whitehead called "concrescence", a tightening gyre. Everything is flowing together. The "autopoietic lapis", the alchemical stone at the end of time, coalesces when everything flows together. When the laws of physics are obviated, the universe disappears, and what is left is the tightly bound plenum, the monad, able to express itself for itself, rather than only able to cast a shadow into physis as its reflection. I come very close here to classical millenarian and apocalyptic thought in my view of the rate at which change is accelerating. From the way the gyre is tightening, I predict that the concrescence will occur soon—around 2012 AD. It will be the entry of our species into hyperspace, but it will appear to be the end of physical laws accompanied by the release of the mind into the imagination.
- —McKenna, Terence ♦ New Maps of Hyperspace 1989
 Peak Debt
The universe is being pulled from the future toward a goal that is as inevitable as a marble reaching the bottom of a bowl when you release it up near the rim. If you do that, you know the marble will roll down the side of the bowl—down, down, down—until eventually it comes to rest at the lowest energy state, which is the bottom of the bowl. That’s precisely my model of human history.
- —Approaching Timewave Zero Magical Blend, No. 44, November 1994
Since a circular orbit has the lowest energy for a given angular momentum, the gas can only sink further into the gravitational potential and accrete onto the primary, if it can lose some angular momentum. Finding the process by which this is done in real systems is called the angular momentum problem. We have illustrated it here with the example of mass transfer in a binary, but the same problem arises for the formation of stars from interstellar clouds or the accretion of gas onto the massive black holes in AGN. In these cases, the initial angular momentum due to random motion of the gas clouds is many orders of magnitude larger than can be accommodated by the accreting object. Rather than accreting directly, the gas forms a disk, acting like a temporary "parking orbit".
- —Murdin, P. (ed.) ♦ Encyclopaedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics 2002
The continuum's gravity well has the form of a funnel:
What happens to such a vortex if it's left to its own devices? In a frictionless, inviscid world any vortex, irrotational or rotational, ought to persist indefinitely. Galaxies, though perhaps irrelevant here, are not short-lived phenomena. But friction is the great enemy of vortices, and it's at its worst for irrotational ones. A patch of fluid spinning as if solid need only suffer interaction with its surroundings; by contrast, in an irrotational vortex shear is ubiquitous since angular velocity varies with radius. So it takes energy to keep an irrotational vortex going—to offset the pernicious effects of viscosity quite beyond the cost of any interaction with its surroundings. Deprived of an adequate energy source, an irrotational vortex deteriorates toward a rotational one as the original radial variation of angular velocity decreases. Thus the distinction between rotational core and irrotational periphery is gradually lost—in effect, the core grows at the expense of the periphery as overall angular momentum drops.
- —Vogel, Steven ♦ Life in Moving Fluids Princeton University Press, 1996, p. 208
At the event horizon (from 31 December 2014 AD on), the continuum's matter has the translational speed of light:
The alternative physics is a physics of light. Light is composed of photons, which have no antiparticle. This means that there is no dualism in the world of light. The conventions of relativity say that time slows down as one approaches the speed of light, but if one tries to imagine the point of view of a thing made of light, one must realize that what is never mentioned is that if one moves at the speed of light, there is no time whatsoever. There is an experience of time zero. So if one imagines for a moment oneself to be made of light, or in possession of a vehicle that can move at the speed of light, one can traverse from any point in the universe to any other with a subjective experience of time zero. This means that one crosses to Alpha Centauri in time zero, but the amount of time that has passed in the relativistic universe is four and a half years. But if one moves very great distances, if one crosses two hundred and fifty thousand light-years to Andromeda, one would still have a subjective experience of time zero. The only experience of time that one can have is of a subjective time that is created by one's own mental processes, but in relationship to the Newtonian universe there is no time whatsoever. One exists in eternity, one has become eternal, the universe is aging at a staggering rate all around one in this situation, but that is perceived as a fact of this universe—the way we perceive Newtonian physics as a fact of this universe. One has transited into the eternal mode. One is then apart from the moving image; one exists in the completion of eternity.
- —McKenna, Terence ♦ New Maps of Hyperspace 1989
 Peak Energy
Thus, governments ultimately end up with financial problems, if extraction costs for fuels and metals rise faster than can be offset by innovation, as they have been since 2002. ...
Shale resources are globally abundant, but they are too expensive to produce for the financials to work out. This problem is being hidden by ever more debt at very low interest rates. It can’t go on. We will have to wait and see how long it takes for the floor to fall out. Paying more to transfer shale oil by railroad car because it tends to explode is likely to be a push downward as well. It really needs pipelines, but the shale wells drop in volume so quickly, it doesn’t make economic sense to build pipelines.
- —Tverberg, Gail ♦ Why a Finite World is a Problem 2 January 2014
 Peak Internet
- —Arbesman, Samuel; Courtland, Rachel ♦ Peak internet comes into view New Scientist, 28 December 2010
 Year of Saturn
According to the Gaonim, any Anno Mundi (A.M.—the year since the creation of the world) year that is evenly divisible by seven, is a Shmita year. The year 5761 A.M. (2000–2001) was a Shmita year. 5761 is evenly divisible by seven (5761 / 7 = 823 with no remainder), which gives us a quick and easy way to calculate the Shmita year.
- —Killian, Greg ♦ Septennial (Shmita - שמיטה) Torah Cycle
The name of the world tree, Yggdrasill, literally means "Horse of Yggr" (Yggr, "the Terrible; the Inspirer of Awe", is one of Odin's epithets; drasill is a poetic word for "horse"). Being a year of the Wooden Horse/Woden's Horse, 2014 AD is the year in which the world tree emerges. Odin, pierced with a spear, hangs on the world tree for nine days (the first nine solar months, from Aries to Sagittarius), to attain wisdom and psychokinetic power by the tenth day (the tenth solar month of the zodiac—Capricorn, December):
The year began in March and consisted of 10 months, six of 30 days and four of 31 days, making a total of 304 days: it ended in December, to be followed by what seems to have been an uncounted winter gap.
- —The early Roman calendar Britannica
31 December 2014 AD is a Wednesday—Woden's day.
- ↑ Vogel, Steven ♦ Life in Moving Fluids Princeton University Press, 1996, p. 208
- ↑ Why is the Potential Energy Negative? HyperPhysics
- ↑ ENIAC: The Birth of the Information Age Popular Science, March 1996
- ↑ The ENIAC Effect: Dawn of the Information Age ENIAC Museum
 External links
- Terence McKenna's interview Hawaii, October 1998