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The Young Shaman Perspective Part 4/5

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Man is God. He's everywhere. He's anybody. He knows everything. It all started with the media revolution, with the internet, at the end of the last century. Everything related to the old media vanished. The power of the masses. A new figure emerges. The Prosumer: the producer and the consumer of information. Anyone can be a prosumer. The news channels become available on the internet. Blogs become more influential than the old media. News papers are released for free. Flickr becomes the biggest repository in the history of photos. Youtube for movies. Wikipedia is the most complete encyclopedia ever. In the main cities of the world people are connected for free. At the corners of the streets totems print pages from blogs and digital magazines. Millions of people are now getting used to the internet's many virtual worlds. A person can have multiple online identities. Second Life launches the vocal avatar. The old media fight back. News papers, radios and televisions are financed by the state. Illegal downloading from the web is punished with years of jail. Around 2011 the tipping point is reached. Advertisement investments are done on the net. The electronic paper is a mass product. Anyone can read anything on plastic paper. The media arena is less and less populated. The net includes and unifies all the content. Google buys Microsoft. Amazon buys Yahoo! Thus becoming the world universal content leaders with BBC, CNN and CCTV. The concept of static information: books, articles, images.. changes and is transformed into knowledge flow. Advertisement is chosen by the content creators, by the authors themselves and becomes information, comparison, experience... In 2020 devices that can replicate the five senses are available in the virtual worlds. Reality could be replicated in Second Life. Anyone has an AGAV: Agent Avatar that finds information, people, places in the virtual worlds. In 2022 Google launches Prometeus: the AGAV standard interface. Amazon creates Place: the company that replicates reality. In 2027 Second Life evolves into Spirit. People become who they want and share the memories the experiences, the feelings... Memory selling becomes normal trading. In 2050 Prometeus buys Place and Spirit. Virtual life is the biggest market on the planet. Experience is the new reality. Although we know that mass equals energy: E=MC2 we know much less about energy than we know about mass. Both science and religion have been fascinated by the concept of a fourth dimension. We say that time is the fourth dimension but what we really want is to imagine another dimension beyond time and space. Whereas science likes to think of it in terms of mass because of their obsession with geometry. For a long time it was not within their jurisdiction to hypothesize a fourth dimension based purely on energy. Religion, however was already sure of an afterlife based on energy long before modern scientists began to prove that it could actually exist. Today our knowledge of computer systems is growing so fast that many scientists and philosophers believe that we are about to enter into an age of Transhumanism. By that they mean that in the near future we will want to morph with the machine. When genetic manipulation and nanotechnology are far enough we could begin to sculpt our own bodies into whatever we desire and begin to upload our minds into the fourth dimension of cyberspace. Greetings. So.. we are well along on the journey of the hero and we're at card number 16, which is the Tower and the tower represents a breakthrough or dramatic liberation. And the liberation is of a lost or unknown treasure. The flash of lightning hitting the crown represents the falling away of the highest authority. If someone has a crown on their head it means that they are royalty or they are somehow in authority. So when the lightning throws the crown off, that authority goes away and it is the collapse of an old order or a radical change. It can also represent a flash of inspiration. The tower is something that was completely appropriate to you maybe yesterday but is no longer appropriate at all or in the current circumstances. So the lightning and the people jumping out of the building represent a foreline conclusion of collapse. While the Chariot is the departure from safety or from the home into the unknown world. Then the tower is a breakthrough into unknown thought systems. So the architect here is liberation. The key is outdated thoughts and ideas. Surprising change, liberation and the face of upheaval. The risk, when you turn it around is failure and collapse. And this is the tower. In order to locate a single point in space one must identify six points of reference. This cross gives us a fairly accurate sense of where the edge of our energy field, known as the aura is located. The crucifixion of Jesus Christ seems to be a symbolic message within the lines of Plato's cave. Jesus spoke of a kingdom where flesh and blood were not allowed. A kingdom without mass. The two most important images for which he became famous are him hanging on a cross and him pointing at his heart. Could it be that he was in fact warning us for the church? The church that did everything in its power to crucify people to two dimensions. To rules and dogmas. And to an artificial concept of time. And could it mean that we are not only crucified to language and laws but that we are crucified to the third dimension the begin with. That this is in fact just a way of perceiving reality but as long as we don't turn our heads around we will not have access to a level of energy that's needed to move further.

Video Details

Duration: 13 minutes and 35 seconds
Country: Netherlands
Language: English
Producer: Rubin van Kooyk
Director: Rubin van Kooyk
Views: 254
Posted by: bookwroteitself on Aug 17, 2011

Multi-layered collage of found footage.
Story written & narrated by Rubin van Kooyk.
This video was part of my graduation work.

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