Greetings all. I'm new to posting here, but a long time lurker.
I've been working my path, from psychedelics and Castaneda
Welcome. What does GD stand for? I'm probably not as serious as you are.
I've done phychedelics, and read Castaneda. Also, I've noticed weird things
happen sometimes. Up until now though, I have never seen anything that
cannot be explained as a bizarre co-incidence. I guess I'm waiting for
something to happen that cannot be thus discounted.
Also I have increasingly felt the need for more structure in my practice.
Sure. Human consciousness is a recursive self-structuring structure, so
that will always end up happening.
There do seem to be hidden grains of truth out there. For example, I've
read the Jane Roberts "Seth" series as well as the entire Casteneda series.
Their other-worldviews could not be further disparate, yet I see elements
in both sets of books that perk me into minor revelations. (Oh, yeah, sure,
that makes sense..) This suggests to me that there are some unknown things
out there, self-consistent in ways difficult to understand (or perhaps even
impossible to completely understand), but which can be projected into the
'space' of human comprehension. Different understandings of the unknown are
self-consistent, yet inconsistent with other ways of understanding.
As as analogy, when a 3D object is projected into 2D, the mathematical
operations always result in a lowering of the entropy you can calculate on
the dataset of the representation. (Unless it is a hologram created at a
sufficient resolution, but I digress.) Each different 2D projection
contains artifacts, but if the projection origins & elements are
sufficiently elongated and orthogonal, the artifacts are uncorrelated with
those contained in other 2D projections, despite the fact that each one is
completely defined by the original 3D object.
Anyway. I still would like to work through
What I would suggest is actually a series of science fiction books, the
'Laundry' series written by Charles Stross. They are labelled fiction, and
I enjoy them because they play into my physics and computer science
background. But quite honestly, they are scary just because I don't see
where it is not possible that an entity from another universe has taken up
residence in the mind of the author in order to use the science fiction
stories as a vehicle to explain to us how the universe operates, especially
those cases of paranormal and supernatural manifestations. And because of
the recursive nature of consciousness I mentioned above, those things are
all the subjects of these stories.
Maybe I say this because the analytical part of my personality 'insists'
that a plausible explanation based on science at least be presented, even
if it is impossible to prove or even show that more scientific
investigation is warranted.
You on the other hand probably already 'believe' that there are things
science cannot explain, and thus do not need an explanation, not even an
unverifiable one. In that case, you might the books entertaining anyway.