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Setting A Few Things Straight About The Universe . . .


plasma cosmology Writers do all kinds of research; especially, for their characters, plot, theme, and setting.

Some even create alternate universes so they can craft special situations.

But, what if we’re stuck in this universe?

I’ve always tried to keep up with scientific findings but, over the last 15 years, I’ve taken the time to study an alternative approach to understanding our universe that bids fair to completely overturn the standard theories of mainstream science.

How would something like this affect me if all I wanted to do was write a love story, or a thrilling mystery?

One would think that if I stayed away from hard science, this new knowledge wouldn’t much matter.

The thing is that my study of this new field of human understanding is also overturning most of what passes for knowledge about the vast treasure of Mythology.

So, if I’m writing something that goes deep into human motivation and I want it to strike the right chords in the reader, I should consider the new Paradigm

Ultimately, because psychology shows that the deepest, not-conscious information and motivation have profound effects on conscious action, the closer I can get to the Truth about the Universe and my place in it, the better I should be able to write works that relate well with my readers.

Naturally, there are writers who skim the surface of life, write about it, and sell thousands of books to readers who gobble up the result

I ain’t built that way.

Also, I feel the most sensitive writers have already been tapping into this new Mythological, Scientific Paradigm.

Psychological sensitivity has a way of reaching deep into the soil of human understanding and bringing up what appears to others as amazingly powerful insights.

So, there could well be folks reading this post who don’t need the rest of the information I want to share………

Apparently, humanity has three Main Stories:

First is the rich heritage of Myth which has powered some of the most profound philosophy and psychology.

Then came the Story that Science attempts to tell.

The Third Story is just now being written—a Story with More Honest Science which incorporates New Appreciations of Myth—a Story for Humanity’s Future

Let’s be imaginative for a moment:

If you truly believed the Earth was the center of the Universe, the stories you wrote couldn’t help but somehow reflect that belief, right?

By the way, some writers are still crafting stories in that universe

I want to give you two resources to explore that might change your mind and feelings in profoundly deep ways.

The first is a Synopsis of the New Paradigm of Our Universe. It begins with a quote from H. P. Lovecraft:

“The most merciful thing in the world … is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents… The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but someday the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality… That we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.”

Believe me, that quote was clearly used for Effect. The information at that link has little chance of driving you mad or back to a personal dark age :-)

The second resource is the following video.

Even if you think you have little stomach for science (or even mythology), if you’re a serious writer, I urge you to watch it.


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5 responses to “Setting A Few Things Straight About The Universe . . .

  1. Simone Benedict March 1, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Alexander, I spent a lot of time reflecting over your post. As usual, most of what you know is over my head. But your post inspired me to write my own post. I’m still not sure about the universe part, but I was able to work a bit of science and myth in. I’ll keep thinking about your post! Thank you for the much needed inspiration today!

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  2. Jane Watson March 8, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Probably one of the most fascinating discussions of the origin of Myth I have ever heard..I could not help reflecting every time I saw the plasma shapes that they so much resembled the basic shapes used to make objects in 3d creation software. The torus with the wine glass top so resembled a shape being modelled in software such a Blender or Maya. Perhaps our need to create ‘artificial’ life in this software is tapping into our primordial subconscious, when it uses these ‘building blocks’.
    David Talbott talks about the vajra -the thunderbolt. In Hinduism the Mother Goddess, Durga, has ten arms which carry weapons, one of which is a thunderbolt and one a trident, and she is born out of the cosmic fire…:)

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