Schizophrenia and Meditation as Condensation of Reality from Soundwaves
By Nobleman Nash Hollowhill - October 5, 2009
Now for my opinion on the nature of how God, DMT, and Throat Singing may be connected, though of course this is pure conjecture, and it is assumed that the reader is well versed in McKenna’s philosophy. Just before trying DMT I stumbled upon YouTube videos of Terence McKenna and the detailed descriptions of his experiences on this drug. Hearing terms like Self-Transforming Machine Elves, Jeweled Self-Dribbling Basketballs, and Visible Language enticed me to try the drug as soon as it was made available to me from my acid dealer. Though I did not have the constitution to try large enough amounts of it to be Catapulted through the center of the Chrysanthemum, break through a membrane, enter DMT Hyperspace, or be welcomed by gnomes, I did experience a wide variety of strange occurrences. (On LSD a few months previously I experienced a multiple fracturing of personality in which each of my actions took on a life of its own, and an uncharacteristic quality compared to my identity as it went careening into oblivion.) As I mentioned in an explanation of Tuvan Throat Singing, the experience of riding the very edge of linear time from past to future through extreme concentration while Throat Singing on psilocybin caused me to assess the nature of my relationship to the universe. It gave me an idea of what the DMT experience might teach us about our true nature.
When I heard about Terence being taught to create this Visible Language through glossalalia by multiple (gnomelike) components of his own psyche, and asserting that the world is made of language, I began questioning whether time is always as linear and straightforward as we are accustomed to thinking of it. This questioning led me to suppose that perhaps portions of our lives are so natural, and performed so consciously that they are in fact spent looking backward into the future and forward into the past, a concept of time we received from the Hopis. Another of the Hopis’ ideas was that time is spherical, not linear, and our experience of this dimension is caused by the overlapping of these various areas of shifting focus. This makes sense if you picture your own memories as being spherical snapshots that have stayed with you over time, at which you were most focused, surrounded by grayer areas before and after when you weren’t paying as close attention. The sensation of viewing the future as if it were the past suggests a high level of cognizance or precognition.
If there exists an arena after death (and perhaps before birth) which we all enter in which multiple components of our soul (or the oversoul, God’s soul) are competing to pass down knowledge to our unborn souls, this knowledge would likely be the type of language described by McKenna as a kind of complex Elven tongue that is understandable to the person having the experience. And the information passed down would likely be that in order to become manifest as the essence of God, one must begin to do as God is doing: singing, speaking, creating the widest variety of vocalizations possible in order to generate an experience that can then be entered from the void of pure potential that exists at the base of all time.
As Alfred North Whitehead and Walter Russell propose, the past (or ether of gravitational space) is a substrate of conditions that are just finite enough to produce a seedlike structure (or physical matter,) which in the present is a single branch extending out in every direction toward the future, and the future is absolute infinity, pure unending novelty. So a notion I developed for the nature of God in one of its purest forms is a timeless field of constant creation through the most efficient means possible: song. Because all phenomena in the universe originate from acoustic waves interacting with eachother, it seems very likely that these are originating from a single source. Thus God’s soul would appear to comprise of many hesitant components during schizophrenia which would be like the interdimensional sliders (Jonathan McGregor Bethel) that we experience as immortal, ageless versions of our young selves, be they gnomes, elves, or dwarves, which are communicating with eachother, and the information God passes along through this space is always the same, a combination of pure creation and the instruction for confused, hesitant participants to follow suit with meditation. Both linguistic codes can exist simultaneously in a highly advanced or timeless tongue like one which would exist before birth and after death, which according to McKenna may take on Elven qualities to us as unconditioned observers of this phenomenon. Madness ensues until the Creator (a single personality) receives the proper information in linguistic structures for how to perform this sonic creation, at which point he/she performs meditation through the concentration on sound. Marshall McLuhan describes the experience of divinity to be the timeless opening of an auditory space in which one is always at the center, which is everywhere, and the boundary of this space is nonexistent. He holds that in a resonant, simultaneous world of auditory space, the boundaries of work cannot be retained. Work is an action with a fixed boundary and in a multiple analysis of personality, each job can take on a gnome-like life of its own. If one allows divinity to simply exist, without the ordered filtering of the senses or the limited behavior of performing a job, this divinity takes on the form of pure sound, which can be interpreted as an auditory hallucination, spiritual channelling of ancestral voices, or simply the sound of love. Timothy Leary describes the psychedelic space as being one of chaotic, confused vulnerability in which one is informed by a higher power of truth as it exists outside of one’s ego.
Singers are very much the essence of God in the same way as all musicians and artists during a period of self-confident and limitless creation through exploration of their own psyche and implementation of meditative states of concentration, and it makes sense if we view the spiritual growth of Man over the course of history as an alchemical separation of spirit from matter. When the oversoul engulfs each of our souls, we will shed our bodies like the leaves from the fruit of wholeness, or the placenta from the womb of our biological evolution in order to be born into the heavens of unrestricted invention. This makes me think that as each of us learns the secret to immortality, we will all become one with eachother and combine to form the soul of God, a timeless being of unlimited creation, wisdom, energy, balance, and so forth. But this can only happen once we align ourselves with the most natural laws of physics and metaphysics like meditation, yoga, and in my opinion, Throat Singing. This will allow our experience of time to reverse and cause the antithesis of everything we have expected thus far to be accepted into our consciousness effortlessly to form a perfectly logical, well-rounded picture of the nature of existence and that which causes existence.
The last sentence could not truly make sense to someone who has never actually experienced the sensation of time reversing through means of entheogenic drugs, natural self-centering practices, déjà vu/synchronicity, or pure concentration, all of which allow for the understanding of incredibly great truths, and the effortless act of existence--Terence’s true hallucinations. So the afterlife in which components of my or God’s identity are instructing my body to produce Visible Language in order to construct my own reality provides in my mind a reasonable model for meditation on sound as a means of traversing the boundaries of life and death. But without first experiencing a taste of schizophrenia, one cannot embark on the journey of meditation. In other words, in order to be self-confident, one must first hesitate. This is a complete natural process that cannot be avoided. If one wishes to experience the will of the Chi, life-force, or essence of God, restlessness always precedes restfulness. This is the ebb and flow of Yin and Yang, Habit and Novelty, and exists in perfect balance like areas of positive and negative pressure in an acoustic sine wave. By losing oneself in the process of creating sound, sound being all around us, one can be transported to any reality one chooses by detaching (although never entirely) from the soul of God to inhabit our ego at the physical plane and then rejoining or coming to concrescence with God when the time is right.
Back to Throat singing. This seems to be what the gnomes or the psychedelics are teaching us to do. The auditory hallucinations experienced on the substances, which occasionally take on visible characteristics, can be mimicked causing, as Dennis McKenna describes it, Hyper-Dextro Rotation. During this process the mind can come undone and operate backwards. While glossalalia may provide an adequate means of forming the appropriate sounds necessary to reconstruct the reality we currently find ourselves in, I believe it is in free play with the sounds that can be created while Throat Singing that God’s essence resides more purely. Because meditation teaches us to seek the lower frequency patterns of physical operation, and thus open our minds up to be able to operate coherently with the higher and at the same time lower levels of neurological excitement which allow for the flow of greater and greater modes of understanding, it makes sense to me that this art (or its omnipotent equivalent) is used by the Almighty to generate soundwaves of ultimate potentiality in order to most consciously control the ways in which its essence flows. In the timeless arena of pure potential, it is necessary that one not panic, but use sound to guide the experience. Throat Singing accomplishes both of these ends in addition allowing the singer to select either the drone or the overtones to focus on in order to reenter reality. Though it is true that very short wavelengths do exist in this universe, they are an inevitable result of constant phase-cancellation caused by the lack of entropy described in Einstein’s (and The Qaran’s) and McKenna’s models of the universe as an ever-expanding (Einstein, Qaran) and novelty-conserving engine (McKenna) and thus represent no less of a manifestation of God’s essence.