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From The Archaic Revival by Terence McKenna:

‘What is happening to our world is ingression of novelty toward what Whitehead called “concrescence”, a tightening gyre. Everything is flowing together. The “autopoetic lapsis”, the alchemical stone at the end of time, coalesces when everything flows together. When the laws of physics are obviated, the universe disappears, and what is left is the tightly bound plenum, the monad, able to express itself for itself, rather than only able to cast a shadow into physis as its reflection. I come very close here to classic millenarian and apocalyptic thought in my view of the rate at which change is accelerating. From the way the gyre is tightening, I predict that concrescence will occur soon – around 2012a.d.’





So, Happy New Year, then.


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One Comment

  1. Teri February 23, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Weird- I was just listening to Lawrence.. somebody this morning, a physicist. He was talking about the flat, expanding universe model.

    he also noted that the math lines up to prove that everything comes from nothing, and that nothing is not nothing. And, that most everything is that nothing ( which is not really nothing).. quarks and other temporary particles etc..

    but that before there was the universe.. there was nothing, and there is still nothing..

    anyway- according to his theory, we will continually and perpetually expand until everything is soo far apart, it is essentially solitary in the universe.

    paradoxical to the tightening gyre which cannot hold..

    soooo- will your gyre continue to tighten and tighten, until it just pops OUT of existence..? ie.. winks back into nothing-ness..?

    the problem with the tightening gyre.. the everything-ness that is flowing together.. is the crazies…

    in which case.. please, let it/them wink out of existence:) pray the GOP and monsanto are at the head of that charge:)

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