Also see

*I can has Heisenburger?*
skip to main |
skip to sidebar
## Thursday, November 24, 2011

## Friday, November 11, 2011

###
Supernature--the Story of Esalen

I got my first glimpse of Esalen in February 1963. Stanford psychology grad student Allen Sidle and his wife told me about something hot happening in Big Sur. Together with Tom Records (who later joined a Gurdjieff group in New York) we drove south along the rugged California coast to a spot on the map labeled "Slate's Hot Springs", which boasted a cliff-side bath house, a lodge and several motel rooms.

We traveled down there to hear a Stanford religion professor talk about his mystical experience. Frederic Spiegelberg, author of many books on comparative religions, as a teacher at Stanford had deeply impressed both Dick Price and Michael Murphy, who were busy turning Slate's Hot Springs into a meditation and seminar center which they were calling "Esalen Institute".

Our little gang was privileged to witness Esalen in embryo--the place was barely six months old.

Professor Spiegelberg spoke that sunny afternoon to an audience of about 20 people, standing not in a traditional classroom but on the edge of a cliff with the Pacific Ocean as his backdrop. He told us of his trip to the ashram of Shri Aurobindo in Pondicherry, India. Aurobindo was seated in a chair in a small room with a long line of devotees at the door who one by one came forward to receive his blessing. Spiegelberg awaited his turn, stepped forward, met the Master's gaze and was suddenly "X-rayed to the core" by some psychic emanation flowing from that being in the chair. The encounter lasted no more than a few seconds in "real time" but to Spiegelberg it seemed to last forever. He spent an hour attempting to describe to us what he could remember and express of this powerful and unexpected shaktipat experience in the presence of Aurobindo. It sounded to me an awfully lot like LSD.

I returned to Esalen many times: to hear Tim Leary speak, to participate with Ed Maupin in his "Symbo Experiment" in group telepathy, to attend meetings convened by Ralph Abraham, Terence McKenna and Jeffrey Kripal, to explore with wife Betsy near-by Lime Kiln Creek and sometimes just to enjoy the baths. For several years, with Saul-Paul Sirag, I led seminars on quantum physics which are mentioned in Rice University professor Jeffrey Kripal's authoritative history*Esalen: America and the Religion of No Religion*.

Recently Kripal and Cinema Arts film producer Scott Hulan Jones have been constructing a film version of the history of Esalen with the working title*Supernature: Esalen and the Human Potential*. A big portion of the movie is already "in the can", and using material from the Esalen archives, they hope to complete a rough cut by September 2012, to coincide with the celebration of Esalen's 50th birthday.

You can view here the first*Supernature* trailer, featuring a few of "the hippies who saved physics", as well as founder Mike Murphy, Jeffrey Kripal and other Esalen worthies. To raise money for additional filming and editing, the *Supernature* crew is seeking funding via Kickstart. In its nearly fifty years of existence, Esalen Institute has transformed many thousands of lives. If you have benefited in any way from Esalen, kicking in to support *Supernature* would be a great way to return the favor.

## Thursday, November 3, 2011

###
Time Machine Design

Starting from the upper right, and reading downward, the characters are phonetic *ta-i-mu*, but the ending u goes silent, so this is "time" and is written in English (katakana).

The middle column phonetically reads*ma-shi-n*, or "machine" again written in English. The bottom character is the phonetic Japanese particle *-no-* indicating possession.

The top character in the left column is the verb*tsuku-* which means "to build", and it is followed by a phonetic *-ri*, turning it into a noun meaning "construction".

The bottom character on the left is*kata* (the same word as in martial arts), meaning "form". The composite *tsukurikata* means "building instructions".

So the whole thing reads*time machine no tsukurikata* which literally means "time machine's building instructions" -- Cool!

(translation by Alec MacCall, Santa Cruz NOAA scientist and Celtic musician). Thanks, Alec.

The fundamental premise of Einstein's theory of special relativity is that space and time look different for observers that are in relative motion. A system of equations called the Lorentz Transformations shows how to translate between the spacetime events as they appear to an observer in the rest frame (V = 0) and to an observer in the frame moving at velocity V.

Assume that our moving frame is traveling at 1/4 of the speed of light. This moving frame is bounded by the same light cones but in the rest frame the moving frames time and space axes seem tilted as

shown by heavy blue lines in FIG 2. Now if the observer in the moving frame sends an instantaneous signal to the right--the direction of his frame's motion--it will always go forward in time (as seen from the rest frame). However, if the moving observer sends an instant signal in the opposite direction, it will seem (in the rest frame) to go backwards in time.

One way to remember the direction of this effect is to imagine running on an escalator. If you run UP the UP escalator, all you do is go faster. But if you run DOWN the UP escalator fast enough you can go backwards in time.

The signal goes back in time but it is traveling into the rest frame's elsewhere. To construct a time machine in the rest frame we have to bounce that signal back. This is accomplished with a second frame located at distance D traveling at velocity minus V. We do the "DOWN the UP escalator trick" in this second frame and the signal returns to the rest frame BEFORE IT WAS SENT.

Richard Baker concisely derives the time machine effect for FTL signals which travel instantly. I will follow his example (and modify his diagrams) for FTL signals of finite velocity Z where Z is greater than c--the velocity of light. I will derive the "time machine equation" for all frame velocities V and all FTL signaling velocities Z, but in FIG 3 will show the results for only one frame speed (V = 1/4 c) and three FTL speeds (Z = 2c, 4c and 8c).

Deriving the time machine equation is a schoolgirl exercise in special relativity. Lorentz transforming into the moving frame, putting in a slanted line representing a signal traveling at velocity Z, then transforming back to the rest frame, it is easy to see that the "time machine factor" F is given by the simple expression:

**F = (ZV - 1)/(Z - V) **

when Z and V are expressed in multiples of c, F is a dimensionless number proportional to how far back you go in time when sending an FTL signal Z a distance D from a frame traveling at velocity V. Only if F is positive do signals go backwards in time.

For example if D = 1 light-year and F = 1/2 then T is 1/2 year backwards in time. Since the time machine is not complete unless we bounce the signal back, this number must be doubled.

It is easy to see that the time machine factor will only be positive if Z > 1/V. Therefore for a pair of frames moving at V = 1/4 c, the FTL signal must be faster than 4c for the time machine to work. FIG 3 shows three values of Z. For Z = 2c, the signal goes into the future; for Z = 4c, the signal stays at t = 0, traveling neither into the past nor the future. For Z = 8c, the signal travels into the past. Only the last FTL signal is fast enough to build a time machine.

As the speed Z is made faster and faster, the time machine factor F goes to V. Thus the time machine expression T(instant) for instantaneous (ansible-class) signal speeds is:

**T(instant) = 2VD**

## Blog Archive

## About Me

## Sites I Like

## Books I Like

## Books I've Been Reading

## Tags

Investigating new doorways into Nature

Esalen Institute--a lab for exploring radical human possibilities. |

We traveled down there to hear a Stanford religion professor talk about his mystical experience. Frederic Spiegelberg, author of many books on comparative religions, as a teacher at Stanford had deeply impressed both Dick Price and Michael Murphy, who were busy turning Slate's Hot Springs into a meditation and seminar center which they were calling "Esalen Institute".

Our little gang was privileged to witness Esalen in embryo--the place was barely six months old.

Professor Spiegelberg spoke that sunny afternoon to an audience of about 20 people, standing not in a traditional classroom but on the edge of a cliff with the Pacific Ocean as his backdrop. He told us of his trip to the ashram of Shri Aurobindo in Pondicherry, India. Aurobindo was seated in a chair in a small room with a long line of devotees at the door who one by one came forward to receive his blessing. Spiegelberg awaited his turn, stepped forward, met the Master's gaze and was suddenly "X-rayed to the core" by some psychic emanation flowing from that being in the chair. The encounter lasted no more than a few seconds in "real time" but to Spiegelberg it seemed to last forever. He spent an hour attempting to describe to us what he could remember and express of this powerful and unexpected shaktipat experience in the presence of Aurobindo. It sounded to me an awfully lot like LSD.

I returned to Esalen many times: to hear Tim Leary speak, to participate with Ed Maupin in his "Symbo Experiment" in group telepathy, to attend meetings convened by Ralph Abraham, Terence McKenna and Jeffrey Kripal, to explore with wife Betsy near-by Lime Kiln Creek and sometimes just to enjoy the baths. For several years, with Saul-Paul Sirag, I led seminars on quantum physics which are mentioned in Rice University professor Jeffrey Kripal's authoritative history

Recently Kripal and Cinema Arts film producer Scott Hulan Jones have been constructing a film version of the history of Esalen with the working title

You can view here the first

Scott Hulan Jones at Esalen's Big House |

Labels:
Esalen,
Jeffrey kripal,
scott hulan jones,
Supernature

Japanese Translation of Nick Herbert's Faster Than Light |

The middle column phonetically reads

The top character in the left column is the verb

The bottom character on the left is

So the whole thing reads

(translation by Alec MacCall, Santa Cruz NOAA scientist and Celtic musician). Thanks, Alec.

=====================================

How could the ability to signal faster-than-light be used to construct a time machine? Here physicist/programmer Richard Baker shows what you would need to send a signal from the present to the past if your FTL signal was infinitely fast--instantaneous communication as in Ursula LeGuin's science-fiction "ansible".

Baker starts by considering the rest frame V = 0 and drawing a Minkowski diagram with time increasing in the upward direction and one spatial dimension plotted in the sidewards direction. In this diagram, the speed-of-light limit divides spacetime into two distinct regions: 1) those events that can be causally connected to point P (which are called "time-like") and 2) those events that are causally disconnected from P--called "space-like". In Baker's diagram time-like events occur in the yellow region, which is called the "light-cone", and space-like events occur in the blue region, called the "absolute elsewhere".

If we could send an instantaneous signal from P, it would travel along the white horizontal axis (t = 0) in FIG 1, but it would not go backwards in time. To build a time machine we need to introduce a second reference frame moving to the right at velocity V with respect to the rest frame.

FIG 1 -- Spacetime diagram: Rest Frame V = 0 |

FIG 2 -- V= 1/4 c Frame as seen in V = 0 Rest Frame |

Assume that our moving frame is traveling at 1/4 of the speed of light. This moving frame is bounded by the same light cones but in the rest frame the moving frames time and space axes seem tilted as

shown by heavy blue lines in FIG 2. Now if the observer in the moving frame sends an instantaneous signal to the right--the direction of his frame's motion--it will always go forward in time (as seen from the rest frame). However, if the moving observer sends an instant signal in the opposite direction, it will seem (in the rest frame) to go backwards in time.

One way to remember the direction of this effect is to imagine running on an escalator. If you run UP the UP escalator, all you do is go faster. But if you run DOWN the UP escalator fast enough you can go backwards in time.

The signal goes back in time but it is traveling into the rest frame's elsewhere. To construct a time machine in the rest frame we have to bounce that signal back. This is accomplished with a second frame located at distance D traveling at velocity minus V. We do the "DOWN the UP escalator trick" in this second frame and the signal returns to the rest frame BEFORE IT WAS SENT.

Richard Baker concisely derives the time machine effect for FTL signals which travel instantly. I will follow his example (and modify his diagrams) for FTL signals of finite velocity Z where Z is greater than c--the velocity of light. I will derive the "time machine equation" for all frame velocities V and all FTL signaling velocities Z, but in FIG 3 will show the results for only one frame speed (V = 1/4 c) and three FTL speeds (Z = 2c, 4c and 8c).

FIG 3 -- FTL signals (Z = 2c, 4c, 8c) in the 1/4 c frame--viewed from the Rest Frame |

Deriving the time machine equation is a schoolgirl exercise in special relativity. Lorentz transforming into the moving frame, putting in a slanted line representing a signal traveling at velocity Z, then transforming back to the rest frame, it is easy to see that the "time machine factor" F is given by the simple expression:

when Z and V are expressed in multiples of c, F is a dimensionless number proportional to how far back you go in time when sending an FTL signal Z a distance D from a frame traveling at velocity V. Only if F is positive do signals go backwards in time.

The "one-way time-travel equation" is: **T = FD**

The "time machine equation" is: **T = 2FD**

It is easy to see that the time machine factor will only be positive if Z > 1/V. Therefore for a pair of frames moving at V = 1/4 c, the FTL signal must be faster than 4c for the time machine to work. FIG 3 shows three values of Z. For Z = 2c, the signal goes into the future; for Z = 4c, the signal stays at t = 0, traveling neither into the past nor the future. For Z = 8c, the signal travels into the past. Only the last FTL signal is fast enough to build a time machine.

As the speed Z is made faster and faster, the time machine factor F goes to V. Thus the time machine expression T(instant) for instantaneous (ansible-class) signal speeds is:

To put these numbers in perspective, we imagine building a time machine that sends an FTL signal from Earth to the Moon and back that arrives at Earth before it was sent. For our moving frames we use rotating disks whose rim velocities are V = 1/4c from which FTL signals can be sent and received at speed Z. To keep the numbers simple, we assume the Earth-Moon distance to be D = 2 light-seconds.

Time Machine operating between Earth and Moon |

To operate the time machine we send the FTL signal when the disk is moving in the opposite direction to the motion of the FTL signal (using the DOWN the UP elevator effect) and we receive this signal at a detector moving at the same speed and direction as the sender. When V = 1/4c and Z = 8c, the time machine factor F is 0.129. From the time machine equation we see that the signal will/did arrive at Earth about 1/2 second before it was sent. The signal can be resent N times and progressively displaced 1/2 N second backwards in time but no further back than when the machine was first turned on.

For Z = 8c, the one-bounce time travel is 1/2 second. If the machine were operating in ansible mode (Z = infinity), the time machine factor F is equal to V which in this case is 1/4. Hence in ansible mode the one-bounce time travel interval is 4 x 1/4 = one second backwards in time.

For Z = 8c, the one-bounce time travel is 1/2 second. If the machine were operating in ansible mode (Z = infinity), the time machine factor F is equal to V which in this case is 1/4. Hence in ansible mode the one-bounce time travel interval is 4 x 1/4 = one second backwards in time.

Faster-than-light signaling devices have long been a science-fiction staple, from Ursula LeGuin's ansible to Star Trek's subspace radio. A short review of famous fictional FTL devices can be found here.

Artist's conception of Ursula LeGuin's Ansible FTL communicator |

Labels:
FTL,
Richard Baker,
time machine,
Ursula LeGuin

Subscribe to:
Posts (Atom)

- HOLY WATERS by Diana Rico
- BEAU BLUE'S CRUZIO CAFE
- J Orlin Grabbe Home Page
- Astronomy Picture of the Day
- Los Alamos Physics ArXiv
- MIT ArXiv Blog
- Truthout.org
- Antiwar.com
- Boing Boing
- Fractal Holos of the Real
- Jungle Girl's Blog
- No Spoon
- Without Shoes
- Rudy Rucker's Blog
- Bruce Damer's Digibarn
- Adrianne Blue's Blog
- Willy Yaryan's Blog
- Ionasphere (Iona Miller's Home Page)
- Bruce Eisner's Vision Thing
- Cosmic Variance
- Not Even Wrong (Peter Woit)
- Fourmilab (John Walker)
- Cocktail Party Physics (Jennifer Ouellette)
- Entangled Minds (Dean Radin)
- James P Hogan Home Page
- David Irving's Real History Reports
- Erowid.org
- Psychedelic Salon
- Neurosoup's YouTube Channel
- Ryan Duns Irish Whistle Blog
- Ryan Duns Irish Whistle Channel
- MindLiftTV
- xkcd Webcomix
- Eros Blog

- Quantum Reality (Nick Herbert)
- Faster Than Light (Nick Herbert)
- Elemental Mind (Nick Herbert)
- Cosmic Code (Heinz Pagels)
- Woman and Nature (Susan Griffin)
- Spell of the Sensuous (David Abram)
- Sexual Energy Ecstasy (David & Ellen Ramsdale)
- Pihkal (Ann & Sasha Shulgin)
- Sacred Drift (Peter Lamborn Wilson)
- Not Man Apart (Robinson Jeffers)

- Esalen: America and the Religion of No Religion
- The Age of Entanglement
- Ribofunk (Paul Di Filippo)
- Beholder's Eye (Julie Czerneda)
- Altered Carbon (Richard K Morgan)
- Diplomatic Immunity (Lois McMaster Bujold)
- Fractal Paisleys (Paul Di Filippo)
- Slow River (Nicola Griffith)
- The Sacred Depths of Nature (Ursula Goodenough)
- Postsingular (Rudy Rucker)
- Gaia's Body (Tyler Volk)
- Natural History of the Senses (Diane Ackerman)
- Submission: Sayings of the Prophet Muhammed (Shems Friedlander)

- 3 quarks (4)
- 32 irish county jig (1)
- 80 years old (1)
- Abner Shimony (1)
- abu (2)
- ACME warehouse (1)
- Adan Cabello (1)
- ADEX theory (1)
- Adrianne Blue (1)
- advanced studies (1)
- Afghanistan (1)
- aikido (1)
- Al Lundell (3)
- al-Sufi (2)
- Alabama (1)
- Alain Aspect (1)
- Alan Faena (1)
- Alan Goff (1)
- Alexander Klyachko (1)
- Alice (1)
- alien abduction (1)
- aliens (3)
- allahphone (1)
- alphabet mail (1)
- altered state (1)
- amanita muscaria (1)
- Amsterdam (2)
- An Imaginary Tale (1)
- Andrew Rutajit (2)
- Angel (1)
- Anna Halprin (1)
- Annie Sprinkle (1)
- anno sensei (1)
- antimatter (1)
- Anton Zeilinger (2)
- Apple Store (1)
- April 2016 (1)
- April Fool's Day (1)
- Argon atoms (1)
- arne olafson (1)
- art (1)
- Asher Peres (1)
- astrolabe (1)
- astronomy (3)
- Atilla (1)
- atom in a box (1)
- August (2)
- august o'connor (6)
- ayatollah khomeini (1)
- B. Kliban (1)
- backside (1)
- bailout (1)
- Banju Biru (1)
- Be Not Content (1)
- belfast (2)
- bell's theorem (7)
- bell's theorem blues (1)
- Beltane 2015 (1)
- benjamin bunny (1)
- Berkeley (1)
- Betsy (6)
- Beverly Rubik (1)
- bio (2)
- biography (2)
- biology (2)
- birth bill (1)
- birthday (4)
- BistroScene (10)
- black holes (1)
- blarney (5)
- Blas Cabrera (1)
- Bologna (1)
- Bonnie Eskie (1)
- books (13)
- boulder creek (6)
- brain (1)
- breaking convention (1)
- Bruce Bratton (1)
- bruce damer (4)
- Bruce Eisner (1)
- Bruno (1)
- bukowski (2)
- burning man (1)
- CAGW (1)
- Carol Ann Wilson (1)
- carrickfergus (1)
- cat (1)
- cataract (1)
- Catholicism (1)
- Cats of War (1)
- CERN (2)
- CFD (1)
- chakras (1)
- chaucer (1)
- chlorophyll (1)
- Chuck Buchanan (1)
- Church of the origin (1)
- Claire (1)
- classical optics (1)
- Clinton (1)
- coathanger (2)
- Coeleen Kiebert (1)
- Coille Hooven (1)
- consciousness (5)
- contexuality (1)
- Copernicus (1)
- corning glass (1)
- cosmic code (1)
- Coxeter Graph (1)
- crazy jane (1)
- ctg (1)
- D. H. Lawrence (1)
- dale pendell (3)
- dance (1)
- dangerous candy (1)
- Dark Pool of Light (1)
- David Jay Brown (1)
- david kaiser (7)
- David Nordgren (1)
- de Broglie (1)
- dean dauger (2)
- Demetrios Kalamidas (2)
- denman island (1)
- der führer (1)
- Dershowitz (1)
- Detour John (1)
- Diana Rico (1)
- diana warnock (1)
- dick shoup (1)
- Digibarn (1)
- dixie quinlin (1)
- dmitry morosov (1)
- doctor jabir (3)
- Dominican Hospital (1)
- Don Joyce (1)
- doomsday (1)
- doonesbury (1)
- doorways (1)
- dr future (2)
- Dr. Jabir (2)
- drama (1)
- dream (1)
- drugs (6)
- Dual-aspect Monism (1)
- duke (2)
- e e cummings (1)
- E-Cat (1)
- Earl Crockett (1)
- earthquakes (1)
- Easter 2012 (1)
- ecstasy (1)
- Ed Cramer (1)
- Einstein (1)
- elation weapons (1)
- elements (2)
- Elixir of Immortality (1)
- elk (1)
- Ellen Bass (1)
- entanglement (4)
- equations of power (1)
- Esalen (6)
- esalen institute (5)
- event (1)
- Evogrid (1)
- ewald-oseen (1)
- EyeSnapi (1)
- Ezra Pound (1)
- faster than light (6)
- Father Kelly's Reel (1)
- fedorof (1)
- Ferdinand Feghoot (4)
- fickler (1)
- fifth anniversary (1)
- FLASH (1)
- Flurb (6)
- Fortune 1936 (1)
- Frank Crawford (1)
- Frank Tipler (1)
- FTL (6)
- Fukushima (1)
- Gabriel Guerrer (1)
- galileo (1)
- Gary Snyder (1)
- George Galt (1)
- George Johnson (1)
- George Leonard (1)
- George Stokes (1)
- Gerold Gründler (1)
- Gerry (1)
- GHZ (1)
- Gia-fu Feng (1)
- Ginni (1)
- Gisin (1)
- global warming (1)
- Gloveless Gnostics. Super Natural (1)
- God (2)
- god farm (1)
- gray light (2)
- Grey Bears Bookstore (1)
- Grossinger (1)
- guest post (1)
- Guinness (2)
- Gwyllm Llwydd (1)
- hakim bey (1)
- Halloween (1)
- hanukkah (1)
- harlot nature (3)
- Harlot Nature review (1)
- Harold Gilliam (2)
- harry houdini (1)
- harry hutton (1)
- Harvey Fishman (1)
- hashish (1)
- Heidelberg (1)
- heinz pagels (3)
- Heisenberg machine (1)
- helmuth deetjen (1)
- henry dakin (1)
- higgs particle (1)
- his high superfluousness (1)
- Hofmann (1)
- horror (1)
- Howell (1)
- humor (17)
- Huntsville (1)
- hymn to her (1)
- hypnotism (1)
- Imaginary Numbers (1)
- iona miller (2)
- iPad (2)
- iPad repair (1)
- irises (1)
- Irish counties (1)
- Irish music (13)
- irish tantra (1)
- Iron Penis Festival (1)
- Isaac Newton (1)
- isc (1)
- Islam (1)
- J. Orlin Grabbe (1)
- Jabir's Proof (2)
- Jack Bowers (1)
- Jack Kerouac (1)
- jack sarfatti (1)
- Jailbait (1)
- James Ketchum (1)
- James P Hogan (1)
- James T Culbertson (1)
- James Worrad (1)
- japan (1)
- JCT (1)
- Jeffrey kripal (9)
- Jennifer Zeares (1)
- jenny wade (2)
- jihad (1)
- jim rintoul (1)
- JJTTCC (1)
- john brockman (1)
- John Clauser (4)
- John Coltrane (1)
- John Cramer (1)
- John Greeley (2)
- John Lennon (1)
- John Norman (1)
- john perry barlow (1)
- john shirley (1)
- john stewart bell (2)
- john walker (1)
- Jonathon Keats (3)
- Jose Munoz (1)
- joseph of copertino (1)
- Joseph of Cupertino (1)
- Joy of Jazz (1)
- Joy Rush (1)
- Judith Arcana (1)
- july 4 (1)
- june jordan (1)
- Kalamidas (7)
- Kamayama limerick (1)
- Karl Friedrich Schlegel (1)
- Kate Bowland (2)
- kathleen flowers (3)
- kelly evans (1)
- ken babbs (1)
- ken jenkins (1)
- Ken Kesey (1)
- Kenneth Patchen (1)
- kepler (1)
- KHAN scheme (1)
- Khola Shou Herbert (1)
- kim et al (1)
- kim fulton-bennett (1)
- king kwantum (1)
- KISS (2)
- kiss my art (1)
- Kochen-Specker Theorem (1)
- Kubla Khan (1)
- kurochkin (1)
- Ladislaw Tzestrczyk (1)
- Lady Luck (1)
- Laura Pendell (1)
- len anderson (2)
- leonard cohen (1)
- Les Blatt (2)
- Levine (1)
- levitation (1)
- LHC (2)
- Lila Seychellyse (1)
- Limerick (1)
- linda holiday (1)
- Lisa Woffington (1)
- LOL Cat (2)
- Lonely Ranger (1)
- Lord Luck (1)
- Los Gatos (1)
- Louisa Gilder (1)
- love (2)
- LSD (2)
- Luc Sala (2)
- lunarator (2)
- lvovsky (1)
- lynda williams (1)
- Lynden Stone (5)
- lyndon stone (1)
- MAPS (1)
- Marge Piercy (1)
- marijuana (8)
- Mario Krenn (1)
- Mark Buchanan (1)
- Mark R. Elsis (1)
- Martin Gardner (1)
- Mateus Araujo Santos (1)
- math (1)
- matt johnson (1)
- matter waves (1)
- Max Hoff (1)
- may day (1)
- MBARI (1)
- MELVIN (1)
- men question (1)
- Mervyn Ullrich Shrooms (1)
- metaphase typewriter (6)
- michael grosso (3)
- michael murphy (6)
- Minding Your Body (1)
- Mom & Dad (1)
- money (1)
- moon (1)
- Moses Fayngold (1)
- Moss Landing (1)
- Motiv (1)
- movies (1)
- mr death (1)
- Mrs Future (1)
- Mt Shasta (1)
- MTRP (1)
- mudhead (1)
- muldoon (1)
- muse (1)
- music (3)
- muslim numbers (1)
- mysticism (1)
- NAFAL ships (1)
- NASA (1)
- Natura Naturans (1)
- nature (1)
- naughton museum (1)
- neal stephenson (1)
- Neil Gaiman (1)
- neville's brain (1)
- new year (1)
- new year 2011 (1)
- New Year 2013 (1)
- new year 2014 (1)
- Nick at 80 (1)
- Nick Herbert (9)
- Nick's Jig (1)
- Nick's Theorem (2)
- nicolas gisin (1)
- nina paley (1)
- ninety-nine names (1)
- nitrous (1)
- no animal (1)
- no wedding (2)
- no-cloning (2)
- Nobel Prize (3)
- Noether's Theorem (1)
- nostalgia (1)
- Nothing (1)
- Numbers (1)
- Nuremberg (1)
- obit (14)
- Omer Dickstein (1)
- Omni Fung (1)
- Onyx (1)
- opening night (1)
- opera (3)
- origins (1)
- Ovid (1)
- oyster (1)
- palm (1)
- pan (1)
- parapsychology (2)
- party (1)
- Patriarch Kirill (1)
- Patricia Burchat (1)
- Patrick Reilly (1)
- patriot molestation (1)
- patriotism (1)
- Patti Sirens (1)
- Paul Einzinger (1)
- Paul Nahin (1)
- penny whistle (2)
- Peratech (1)
- Pericles (1)
- personal (1)
- PGandE (1)
- Phil Wagner (1)
- Philomena (1)
- philosophers bone (1)
- philosophy (9)
- photosynthesis (1)
- physics (34)
- physics chantuese (1)
- physics on all fours (1)
- physics poll (1)
- pierre noyes (1)
- plane geometry (1)
- planisphere (1)
- poetry (139)
- politics (12)
- prize (4)
- Prop 19 (3)
- PROWESS (1)
- psychedelics (15)
- psychology (1)
- pulmonary embolism (1)
- pysanki (1)
- Q4 (1)
- Quantum Church (1)
- quantum Darwinism (1)
- quantum entanglement (4)
- quantum eraser (1)
- quantum legos (1)
- quantum mechanics (15)
- quantum physics (19)
- quantum reality (13)
- quantum tantra (65)
- quantum tantra 2015 (1)
- quantum teleportation (2)
- quantum vampire effect (1)
- queen of mathematics (1)
- radiation (1)
- randall munroe (1)
- Randy Welch (1)
- reading readiness (1)
- Realism (1)
- Reb Yeshua (1)
- religion (2)
- Reno de Caro (1)
- Reno DeCaro (1)
- Riccioli (1)
- Richard Baker (1)
- Richard Bierman (1)
- Roald Dahl (1)
- roaring twenties (1)
- Robert Anton Wilson (1)
- robert sward (2)
- Robin Williams (1)
- Robinson Jeffers (2)
- rope (1)
- Rudy Rucker (11)
- Ryan Duns (1)
- Salvia Divinorum (1)
- Santa Cruz (1)
- santa cruz art league (2)
- sarfatti (2)
- sasha shulgin (2)
- Saul-Paul Sirag (6)
- scapegoat (1)
- Schrödinger (2)
- Schrödinger's cat (3)
- sci-fi (5)
- science (2)
- science fiction (6)
- science humor (3)
- Scientific American (1)
- Scopazzi's (1)
- scott hulan jones (2)
- Scottish Games (1)
- second season (1)
- semifinals (1)
- semiotext(e) (1)
- sex (9)
- Shakespeare (1)
- sheldon glashow (1)
- Shirley Burlingame (1)
- Sirag Numbers (4)
- Sirag Triples (1)
- siragian triangle (1)
- sky guide (1)
- Smolyaninovs (1)
- SNAC (1)
- sol entangler (1)
- solarator (1)
- song (1)
- South Street Centre (1)
- spaghetti graph (1)
- spin (1)
- Spinoza (2)
- spring (1)
- square numbers (1)
- St Paddy's Day (2)
- St Paddy's Day 2016 (1)
- St. Charles Borromeo (1)
- stamps (2)
- Stan Grof (1)
- Stanford (1)
- star wars (1)
- starbow (1)
- stellerator (2)
- steven hawking (1)
- Stillpoint (1)
- stork (1)
- Suda (1)
- Sun Lundell (2)
- Supernature (1)
- supernovas (1)
- SuperSymposium (1)
- suzanne verdal (1)
- swirl (1)
- Tannery (1)
- tantra (11)
- tantric jihad (3)
- Tao Te Ching (1)
- telepathic conspiracy (1)
- Tennyson (1)
- terence mckenna (1)
- terry pratchett (1)
- thanksgiving 2016 (1)
- The Butterfly Jig (1)
- The Cosmic Rape (1)
- Theodore Sturgeon (1)
- theodore von karman (1)
- theology (2)
- thousand science (1)
- Tim Eagan (1)
- time machine (2)
- Time Slave (1)
- timothy leary (1)
- tin whistle (1)
- TKO (1)
- Tom Herbert (1)
- Tony Dixon (1)
- torture (1)
- transit of Venus (1)
- trek's end (1)
- triangular numbers (1)
- Trump (1)
- Turfing (2)
- UFO (2)
- Ukraine (2)
- ulanov (1)
- Ulysses (1)
- unmeasurement (1)
- unnatural acts (1)
- unshackled press (1)
- URGE (3)
- Ursula LeGuin (1)
- V2 (34)
- Vadim Fayngold (1)
- Valentine (6)
- vedas (1)
- video (15)
- vidyakara (1)
- Vienna (1)
- Vikings (1)
- virtual reality (1)
- von Braun (1)
- Vulcan Mind Meld (1)
- vulvatron (1)
- Walt Bachrach (1)
- wave-function collapse (1)
- werner von braun (1)
- which-path info erasure (1)
- Whitley Strieber (1)
- wilkinson (1)
- william blake (1)
- William Burford (1)
- william butler yeats (1)
- William Craddock (1)
- William Lee (1)
- William Shanley (1)
- William Unruh (1)
- William Wordsworth (1)
- willis eschenbach (1)
- With Usura (1)
- woman want (1)
- WOMPP (1)
- work in progress (1)
- wri (1)
- X-Ray pinups (1)
- Xian Yao (1)
- Xmas (1)
- yellow jackets (1)
- YIDD (1)
- yoniverse (1)
- YouTube (1)
- yurtsever (1)
- ZAM (1)
- zogg (1)