Objects, Terminals and the I

Where the error of modern times sits is square on the issue of objects, terminals and the most basic nature of an "I".

In non-entropic systems, objects are brought into being by creative will and endowed with qualities for the perceiver by that will. A simple demonstration: get your impression of your parents (either one, or both). Notice that the impression you have has imbedded in it the qualities of that person as you have decided they are by reason of (1) perceiving and (2) postulating them. You may, for example, have endowed this impression with a stern quality which you once perceived.

Even when your mother or father is laughing, loving, or dying in another city, your impression of them contains the quality of, say, sternness. It has nothing to do with what they are creating as their impressions of themselves (at least not much). It has to do with the creation of an object in a communication system, a system of created things which makes up the parallel universe of the self.

This universe of the self is where you live, and what you do your thinking in. The space and objects in it are your own designs, modified by your perceptions. Your perceptions in turn are modified by several factors: the physical universe, your belief system, and the degree and kind of objects such as filters, screens, and the like you have placed between yourself and your perceptions.

For example: decide to do a multiplication problem in two places in your head: 12 x 11.

Notice the routines of energy you call up in order to manipulate these concepts. Notice too the thin but definite impressions you have of what "12" and "times" and "11" are, the assigned datums you have created (perhaps under some educational duress from others) to pop into view when the thought occurs.

There are many objects in any one person's universe, constructs which represent affinities and qualities of experience. Underneath many of these objects are confusions and stresses which may endow the object with qualities for which you have low or negative affinity. "Oh, he's a lawyer? I'm not sure I want to meet him. Lawyers are so....you know...". "She's Swedish. Oh, great!".

Other objects, created with less duress or confusion, are easily transparent, accessible, re-created or dispensed with at will and simply serve to embody communications about the universe. Concepts about what "7" is, for example, are usually fairly light objects unless the definition was beaten into you.

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