The Something Monologues

TSM78 : Perfumery, permutations and combinations in the 5 senses and the material world

Tonight's monologue involves a short discussion about the subject of perfumery, as a result of a scene I wrote today in one of my novels; and an exploration of the idea that the perceptions that we have, which are informed by the 5 senses - arise from different permutations and combinations which occur in our sensory information. The same permutations and combinations fill the material world. I also wonder at how an increase in the number of senses might increase the permutations and combinations that fill our perception of the material world. 
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TSM77 : Opening awareness by connecting to the energy of trees and working with the senses

In this monologue I present two ways of opening awareness (as an alternative to expanding consciousness). The first involves connecting with the energy of trees and the second involves opening the 5 senses, by opening awareness one sense at a time. 

These two practices create the possibility of opening awareness beyond your normal conscious awareness and provide you with two practices that will enhance your awareness of energy and strengthen your bodily energy. 
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TSM76 : How ETs connect with new races, how different senses change perception and how the ETs try to understand us

In today's monologue I talk a about how ETs connect with new races and some work that the Teal'hia are currently involved in, in translating the needs of a race with 7 external senses; how different senses change the perception of reality; and how the ETs try to understand humans through observation and by learning about us from the inside. 

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TSM75 : The Nature of Thought

Well, this monologue is different ! Stay focused, as you endure my cat meowing incessantly and the wind blowing against my iPod. 

In this monologue I attempt to lead you through a discussion about the nature of thought - touching on such subjects as simple and discursive thought, thought forms, process fields, thought and the 5 senses, memory, emotional feelings, felt sense in the body, beliefs, values and action. This is probably a monologue worth doing again under quiet conditions, with a more detailed exploration of the link between thoughts, ideas, projection and reactivity - which I didn't really touch on in this monologue. 

This monologue sketches out the way that the human mind works - weaving thoughts out of silence and how thought can take us out of the present moment.

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TSM74 : Probabilistic Topologies

In this rather long monologue, I explore the idea of looking into the future through the lens of Probabilistic Topology/Topologies. This is a concept that actually exists. I'm not overly familiar with the mathematical interpretation of this, so I've used my own interpretation instead. The basic premise is that events in the future depend on certain probabilities, which create a certain shape for the future. These events can be known by the energetic signatures that they create, signatures whose probabilities in time, also have a particular shape. I could have used the term Topography but I think Topology is a better descriptor. 

I give several examples of looking into the future, including certain things that were shared with me by deceased humans and ETs.

I ramble on a bit in this monologue and have a few lapses of memory - including saying Genpo instead of Roshi (old teacher/old master), when talking about attachment to roles, in reference to Ed Dames. There's a bit of wind here and there but you can hear most of the monologue clearly. The morning became colder with the approach of a rain front and my brain and body started to seize up a bit towards the end of the monologue. But I think this monologue will provide you with enough stimulus to make you consider seeing the future a little differently. 
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TSM73 : Contact with the Shalarian

In this monologue, I take you through an overview of contact I had just had with a race called the Shalarian, who are from the Aldebaran star system.

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TSM72 : Boundaries and Hard Choices

In this monologue I talk you through a hard choice involving a sheep and ravens. 

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TSM71 : Analytical Thinking and Learning to Feel Through Engagement

In this morning's monologue I talk a little about how we are conditioned by our traditional education to practice analytical thinking but we learn little about feeling - an awareness of our emotions or physical feelings. I suggest a couple of ways to change how you experience people and objects, through an awareness of the felt experience of the engagement.

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TSM70 : The First Fire of 2016

This is a silly little monologue, in which I start our first indoor fire of 2016 !

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TSM69 : Influences for Writers and Story Telling

In this monologue I fill in a little spare time, by talking about external and internal influences for writers and the craft of story telling. I explore how we can perceive the outer world and the inner world, as a means of collecting material for stories. I also look at how we can draw material for stories from the 3 primary states of consciousness - the waking state, the dreaming state and deep sleep state.

A few things I should clarify. 
I use the words inspiration and influences interchangeably, although technically they mean different things. Kenneth Slessor's (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Slessor) El Alamein refers to his poem Beach Burial. I forgot to mention Judith Wright, an Australian poet I studied under Mr Campbell : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judith_Wright.  Here's the Australian Raven : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_raven . The five sense doors plus the sixth (mind) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayatana. Forgive the surplus so's ! My awareness was a little dim, as I shivered my way through this monologue ! 
More relevant links :
Kurt Vonnegut Jr on the Shape of stories : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP3c1h8v2ZQ
Beach Burial :
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