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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
 Timewave Zero
It seems that the energy density inside a proton, due to the kinetic energy of the quarks, is large enough to flip the vacuum there into a different kind of state, which we call the "simple vacuum," in which the quarks can move freely. This little hole in the physical vacuum is called a "bag," and a mathematical model based on a simple bag has had a considerable success in explaining the spectrum of masses of the observed elementary particles. ...
In the early Universe, in the first few microseconds after the big bang, the energy density was high enough to keep the whole Universe in a "simple vacuum," and quarks and gluons would have moved freely except for scattering. We call this state a quark-gluon plasma. As the Universe cooled, it flipped into the state of the present physical vacuum, and the quarks would have grouped themselves into the protons and neutrons that we observe.
- —Willis, Bill ♦ Collisions to melt the vacuum New Scientist, 6 October 1983
The proton is essentially an energetic revolving credit facility. When the proton self-gravitationally shrinks to a more negative gravitational potential energy (i.e., to a deeper energy debt), it borrows some positive energy (angular momentum) into its current account. However, due to its rotational centrifugality, the positive energy (angular momentum) gradually becomes radiated (dissipated) into the ambient space. When the current account’s balance decreases to 50 percent of its level after the latest replenishment, the proton replenishes it again by shrinking to a still more negative gravitational potential energy (i.e., to a still deeper energy debt). By employing incremental borrowing, the proton increases its positive energy (angular momentum) and eventually turns into the neutron:
... the proton/neutron can be considered as unexcited/excited states of a two-level quantum mechanical system ...
- —Matsas, George E. A. ♦ Elementary particles under the lens of the black holes Braz. J. Phys., v. 34, March 2004
For a 20 MSun star:
- Main sequence lifetime ~ 10 million years
- Helium burning (3-α) ~ 1 million years
- Carbon burning ~ 300 years
- Oxygen burning ~ 2/3 year
- Silicon burning ~ 2 days
- —Gene Smith's Astronomy Tutorial University of California, San Diego
As the proton condenses, its potential energy (latent angular momentum, whose intensity is below the Planck quantum of action) becomes actualized (intensified to the Planck quantum of action). The centrifugal force, exerted by the actualized angular momentum, postpones the proton's gravitational collapse to a smaller radius until the moment when the proton has radiated away 50 percent of the angular momentum, actualized by collapsing to the current radius, and compensated this loss by the synergetic rearrangement (angular-momentum bonds, derivatives, etc.) of the remaining 50 percent of the actual angular momentum into a Saturnian ring (a "global economy"):
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
By the end of the stage of an iron core (peak fusion—the breakeven point between fusion and fission, which is analogous to Peak Oil, reached when 50 percent of the initial resource has been extracted), the shrinking proton actualizes 50 percent of its initial potential energy, retains a half of the actualized energy, and radiates away another half of the actualized energy.
A complex series of events, whose details are still not completely understood, leads to a rapid collapse, followed by a violent explosion, during which the supernova releases more energy in 1 year—1052 ergs—than it had given off in its entire lifetime as a star.
- —A Long-range Program in Space Astronomy NASA, July 1969, p. 5
The collapsing iron core retains a half of the actualized energy and radiates away another half of the actualized energy. The resultant neutron contains, in actualized form, 50 percent of the proton's initial potential energy:
Similarly, it can be easily proved that, upon the establishment of equilibrium, at least half the released potential energy is transformed into the kinetic energy of rotation (the remaining part being transformed into heat).
- —Bliokh, K. Yu.; Kontorovich, V. M. ♦ On the Evolution and Gravitational Collapse of a Toroidal Vortex 2003, p. 5
The neutron's negative potential energy (self-gravitation) is at 100 percent, while the neutron's positive actual energy (angular momentum) is at 50 percent (because another 50 percent has been radiated away). The neutron does not implode because its angular momentum is not chaotic as in the primordial proton, but is synergetically arranged into a Saturnian ring, so that the neutron's effective angular momentum is at 100 percent:
Then in 1963, Roy Kerr, a New Zealand mathematician, found a solution of Einstein’s equations for a rotating black hole, which had bizarre properties. The black hole would not collapse to a point (as previously thought) but into a spinning ring (of neutrons). The ring would be circulating so rapidly that centrifugal force would keep the ring from collapsing under gravity.
- —Kaku, Michio ♦ The Physics of Time Travel
In some ways a neutron star can be conceived of as a gigantic nucleus.
- —Neutron star Britannica
Analogously, having reached the point of zero increase in the nominal GDP from $1 of new debt, humanity condenses into a single couple of superhumans.
An astrological year begins at the moment of the vernal equinox, when the Sun enters the sign of Aries. The planetary positions at the beginning of a year determine the character of the whole year. The astrological year of 2015 AD begins at 22:46 GMT of 20 March 2015 AD. 13 hours earlier, at 09:46:46 GMT of 20 March 2015 AD, there is a total solar eclipse—a symbol of the Mystical Marriage and of the end of the world. A total solar eclipse, preceding the beginning of an astrological year by less than 48 hours, has not happened since at least 1943 AD.
The Alpine goat was developed in the French Alps near Switzerland. It is not known how many breeds of milk goats there are in the world. It is claimed that there are 16 breeds in Switzerland alone.
- —Lawson, James Gilchrist ♦ Farm Animals: Photographs and Descriptions of 100 Important Farm Animals ♦ Rand, McNally, 1935, p. 25
 Sabbatic Goat
Through the incarnation, God descended into nature in order to super-animate and take it back to him.
- —Chardin, Pierre Teilhard de ♦ Mysticism of Science 1939
1) the seventh day of the week, Saturday, devoted to worship and rest from work in Judaism and in certain Christian Churches
2) Sunday, observed by Christians as the day of worship and rest from work in commemoration of Christ's Resurrection
3) (not capital) a period of rest
4) (Also called: sabbat, witches' Sabbath) a midnight meeting or secret rendezvous for practitioners of witchcraft, sorcery, or devil worship
Etymology: Old English sabbat, from Latin sabbatum, from Greek sabbaton, from Hebrew shabbāth, from shābath to rest
- —Sabbath Collins English Dictionary
All electrons, for example, are identical, being quanta of a single electron field filling all of spacetime. To each distinct species of particle corresponds a field, and vice versa. This, in a word, is the essence of quantum field theory: the natural framework for a description of relativistic quantum point-particles, explaining their corpuscular properties when detected in energy-momentum eigenstates and their wave behaviour when considering their spacetime propagation.
- —Govaerts, Jan ♦ On the Road Towards the Quantum Geometer's Universe: An Introduction to Four-Dimensional Supersymmetric Quantum Field Theory in "Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Contemporary Problems in Mathematical Physics: Cotonou, Republic of Benin, 1–7 November 2003" ♦ World Scientific, 2004, p. 98
- ↑ Bethe, Hans A.; Brown, Gerald ♦ How a Supernova Explodes ♦ World Scientific, 2003, p. 61 (68) ♦ "Even if the compact remnant ultimately degenerates into a black hole, it begins as a hot neutron star. The central temperature immediately after the explosion is roughly 100 billion degrees Kelvin, which generates enough thermal pressure to support the star even if it is larger than 1.8 solar masses."
- ↑ Bethe, Hans A.; Brown, Gerald ♦ How a Supernova Explodes ♦ World Scientific, 2003, p. 56 (63) ♦ "The collapse takes only milliseconds ..."
- ↑ Gene Smith's Astronomy Tutorial University of California, San Diego ♦ "Because iron is the most tightly bound nucleus (the "break-even point" between fusion and fission), the star is no longer able to produce energy in the core via further nuclear burning stages."
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 βαφή, βάπτω An Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon
- ↑ Martin, Dale B. ♦ Sex and the Single Savior Presbyterian Publishing, 2006, pp. 44–45
 External links
- Terence McKenna's interview Hawaii, October 1998