Metta, Magick, and the Fractal Hologram

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Metta, Magick, and the Fractal Hologram

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At each moment in time our universe is but one slice of a complex web of infinite possibilities that is unchanging and eternal. Technically this multiverse may be termed the “state vector” or “wave function” of reality. It is a fractal hologram that zooms forever into the future. The fractal itself does not change, it is only our mind that moves through and thereby generates for itself the illusion of space and time. To understand this process, one must understand how holograms work.

Holograms encode information by recording the interference pattern between two waves of common frequency, one wave being uniform in consistency and the other having its phase altered by the information to be encoded.

The traditional way of making a hologram goes as follows: a laser beam is split in two, one half shining onto photographic film and the other bouncing off an object before shining onto the film. What is recorded on the film is an interference pattern between these two beams, encoding the topography of the object. After the film is developed, the same laser illuminating it will be modulated in phase and intensity by the pattern and will reproduce the encoded information, projecting from it a visual replica of the object. The nature of the image projected forth from a hologram depends on the angle, intensity, and frequency (color) of the laser.

Frequency determines what information may be accessed. If the hologram is recorded with a red laser, a green laser will fail to elicit an image. Multiple images can be encoded into a hologram, each called forth by a corresponding laser color.

The angle and region of illumination decides what particular information from the range available is selected for projection. In the case of holographic film, the projected image rotates with a rotation in the laser’s angle of incidence, or changes to a different image if the laser shines upon a part of the film upon which was recorded a different object. Angle and position are both types of phases, so it is phase that selects from a given range what image to bring forth.

Lastly, intensity of illumination (amplitude of the wave) determines the degree of fidelity in the projected image. The greater the amplitude, the more accurate and complete the decoded information.

The holographic process has metaphysical parallels. The mind of the Creator corresponds to the laser source, archetypes correspond to the objects recorded, and the matrix of existence corresponds to the photographic film. It follows that we as individual units of consciousness are the illuminating laser. The laser’s color is the frequency of our emotions, its phase our thought patterns, and its amplitude our level of intent.

Just as laser color determines the layer of accessible holographic information, so does our emotional nature determine the archetypal range of accessible experience. Of this range, our thoughts determine the particular phase angle from which this archetype is experienced. And the strength of our intent determines how accurately and vividly it manifests.

This is no metaphor; the universe is indeed holographic. But it is also fractal as briefly mentioned. A fractal is infinitely complex and allows inward or outward zooming without limit. Each zoom level inward is a subset of all previous zooms. In our current state, we are zooming into the fractal and perceiving this motion as progress into the future. And naturally the future is a subset of all previous probable futures, though in truth time is illusory because all levels of the fractal exist simultaneously. Once again, this fractal is holographic; we illuminate portions of it in accordance with our emotional nature, thoughts, and intent.

But our emotional nature is complex and the frequencies comprising it are numerous. Therefore our consciousness vibrates with a spectrum of frequencies and consequently accesses from the hologram a spectrum of experiential archetypes. Each person has a unique vibratory spectrum, though different individuals may share certain frequencies. This spectrum identifies not only soul composition but also one’s unique learning path in life. Our temperament reflects our soul nature and determines the realm of our experiences.

Realms are the personal worlds we inhabit, our sphere of influence, range of perception, and region of activity. They are specific areas of the hologram we illuminate in accordance with our vibratory spectrum, our being, our essence.

Every individual projects and occupies a unique but not necessarily independent realm; some frequencies are more or less shared and account for consensual realities and mutual experiences. Realms can therefore intersect, supercede, or be subsets of other realms. The inhabitants of two intersecting realms inevitably cross paths and exchange lessons. These lessons are of an archetypal nature determined by what part of the hologram both realms commonly access.

Spiritual growth is the never-ending expansion of one’s realm to encompass deeper and wider aspects of the hologram, to increase the vibrancy and strength of one’s being. This involves enriching and expanding one’s vibratory spectrum and raising the intensity of illumination. The richer the spectrum, the closer it moves toward white light containing all colors, meaning the closer consciousness arrives to unifying with the hologram and the Source that recorded it.

This is the key to understanding how magick works. Both Magick and Buddhist practice are about learning to focus your intent, thought, and emotion in new ways. When you play with these three factors.. thought, intention, and emotion you are playing with the boundaries of your realm, IE how you perceive the hologram, and this can indeed open you up to novel experience and encounters with beings who inhabit realms that were previously inaccessible to you but which now intersect your newly modified realm.

In my opinion the difference between Theravada buddhist practice and Magick in this regard is that buddhist practices are defined in such a way as to where the changes you're making to your realm will absolutely be changes that protect and nourish your spiritual growth in the long run even though in the short run they can be annoying. Magick on the other hand is far more dangerous because it's practices are not necessarily limited to what will be advantageous for your spiritual development so the possibility exists that you will modify your realm in a way that leads you into a downward spiral that may be hinder your spiritual development. Keep in mind I'm not saying that Magickal practice definitely will hinder your spiritual development, and I'm not saying that one can't benefit spiritually from that path. I'm merely saying it's not nearly as fool-proof as the path given to us by the Buddha, and I would even go so far as to say that there are dangerous traps hidden within the magickal territory.

"Among my people are wicked men who lie in wait like men who snare birds and like those who set traps to catch men. Like cages full of birds, their houses are full of deceit; they have become rich and powerful and have grown fat and sleek. Their evil deeds have no limit; they do not plead the case of the fatherless to win it, they do not defend the rights of the poor"
- (Jeremiah 5:26)

I have not perceived any dangerous traps lurking in Theravada Buddhism. Metta practice effects how you traverse the hologram in a very powerful way. I think metta practice is the supreme Magical act where you are fully engaging emotion, intention, and thought in the most skillful way possible.
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Your thoughts on Metta mirror my own...

Magick and the Brahma Viharas
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Hermetically, I hope you've got more essays like this on the way. This type of metaphysical framework has huge potential to reinforce the depth and motivation of practice. In particular, this kind of information helps one to unify perceptions of the three characteristics in "micro" moment-to-moment experience with an understanding of the 3Cs' implications at the "macro" cosmic narrative level.

On all of these levels, the "small self" cannot be a truly extant thing. The deeper and broader you look, the more obvious it becomes there's no place for me-making and mine-making to hide. Even so, simple noting practice without any supporting metaphysical knowledge is sufficient for awakening, maybe because we're dealing with a fractal structure.
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Thanks for the positive feedback guys. I have a lot more material along this same vein so I'll try to keep this thread going. BTW Daniel thanks for showing me your writeup on 'Magick and the Brahma Viharas' that's truly fascinating and I can't wait to examine it more closely!

Realms as Themes of Experience

When one realm is the subset of another, those occupying the greater realm will fully understand and perceive those of the more limited realm but not vice versa. The difference may be small between teacher and student or adult and child, or great between man and animal or hyperdimensional being and man. Small differences account for differences in level of understanding while large differences between realms give rise to differences of perception. This simply means one has a vibratory spectrum that includes and surpasses another.

Sometimes two realms are independent, sharing few but the most fundamental of frequencies. For instance, two people may share the lowest frequencies placing them on the same physical plane but their difference in life path will make each an insignificant character in the life of the other. They may cross paths but only in a superficial manner. And if they are forced to interact or communicate, there is bound to be mutual misunderstanding and lack of interest at best and aversion or confrontation at worst. When the difference between realms is extreme, beings of each realm may not even physically perceive each other.

Realms are somewhat like movie scripts, each person being the star of his script but all scripts including others as major, minor, or background characters. The greater the congruence between two realms, the more important the role played by each character in the other’s script. The importance of a character is not determined by how frequently we interact with them, but how meaningfully we do so. We may cross paths with a background character every day, perhaps a neighbor or coworker and they leave no more than a fading impression on our souls. Others we may meet only once in life during an experience so meaningful that it marks us for life.

Perceptual Limitations

Realms also signify the boundary of our perception. Sometimes we cannot see the point another is trying to make, or else we cannot understand why they do what they do, which indicates our realm does not extend into certain regions of the hologram they are familiar with. So on a mundane level, realms delineate what you can identify with and notice.

On a more significant level realms define what you have the ability to perceive; it is possible for another being to be so far outside your realm that you cannot even perceive them and vice versa. This is for beings whose realms are mutually independent.

As for beings occupying realms of which yours is a tiny subset, hyperdimensional beings for instance, they are normally outside your range of perception but can choose to manifest visibly by projecting their consciousness into a narrow band of vibration that matches yours. This concept is easy to grasp if you consider the mundane interpretation of “realm”. When you encounter someone whose realm is a subset of yours, say a small child who has yet to learn the lessons you have already learned, you can choose to simplify your language and communicate on their level. Often this requires using metaphors they can comprehend. Likewise hyperdimensional entities wrap themselves in visual forms that we can comprehend. These visual forms are alternate expressions of their vibratory archetypes just as metaphors are alternate expressions of meaning.

Probable Futures

Quantum physics defines a wave function as a probability field. When specified as an equation it can give information about the probability that a subatomic particle, say an electron, will be in a certain position or state of energy when measured. Wave functions can be thought of as a cloud of possibilities from which only one possibility manifests when observed. It is one small region of the universal hologram from which one angle of information is projected. Quantum wave functions are the physical basis of “realms” and realms define the reach of our personal wave functions.

Unlike electrons we are incredibly complex and the wave function of our being is far richer in composition than that of any subatomic particle. Nevertheless the principles of quantum physics are just as valid for us in the macroscopic realm as for electrons in the subatomic realm. On the macroscopic scale these quantum principles manifest as the principles of realm dynamics.

Phase Selection

When a subatomic particle is measured in the lab, its wave function locks phase with the instrument’s wave function. Whoever reads the instrument locks phase with its wave function and in the end the observed particle, instrument, and observer all occupy the same reality by having zero phase difference between them. This phase is a physical quantity and is commonly called “geometric phase” or “berry’s phase” or “aharonov-bohm phase” (different names for the same phase in different situations). This phase is nothing more than the physical alignment of the wave function. To repeat, for two things to occupy the same reality and interact causally with each other they must have zero phase difference between them.

In realm dynamics the situation is a bit more complex. Geometric phase says nothing about the characteristics of consciousness. For that we need esoteric phase. Mathematically speaking, while the geometric phase is real, the esoteric phase is imaginary. Metaphysically speaking, while the geometric phase is a material property, esoteric phase is purely a conscious property. Geometric and esoteric phase are but the real and imaginary components of a “quaternion” phase characterizing the alignment of both mental and material wave functions.

To understand the role of esoteric and geometric phases in context of the holographic principle, recall how the image projected from an optical hologram depends on the angle of the laser, its frequency, and where on the hologram this laser shines.

The geometric phase of quantum physics is simply the angle of illumination. It is only important after the frequency and illumination region have already been selected. Just as selecting the laser angle determines the viewing angle of the final image, so does selecting the geometric phase precipitate one observable state from a wave function.

What about the region of illumination and frequency of the laser? These would correspond to the esoteric phase. Thoughts, emotion, and intent shape the esoteric phase to determine which part of the hologram is illuminated; this specifies one’s realm. Geometric phase then selects what tangible experiences manifest from the given range of probable futures. For the mind to experience a specific probable future, it must achieve both esoteric and geometric phase lock.

Together, geometric and esoteric phase determine where we are located on the universal holographic fractal at any moment in time. Our realm is therefore a wave function that extends from this location spherically outward into all directions of space, time, and dimension.
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Electromagnetism and the Aura

Geometric phase is sensitive to sub-electromagnetic fields, known as potential fields. These are the building blocks of electric and magnetic fields and are comparatively simpler in structure. Whereas magnetic fields are analogous to a bundle of water vortices, the potential fields are more like water currents. By uncurling a magnetic field one can generate a plain potential field capable of shifting the geometric phase of an electron, for instance. Technology exists to create such fields and allow the manipulation of geometric phase.

Esoteric phase can only be modulated by superpotential fields, which are even simpler in structure than potential fields. Whereas potential fields are like water currents, superpotential fields represent the water itself. Only two things are capable of generating and manipulating such fields: consciousness and certain hyperdimensional technologies. We don't have ready access to that hyperdimensional technology but we do have access to consciousness which is even more powerful.

Conscious beings radiate potential and superpotential fields containing various patterns, vibrations, and intensities paralleling the laser’s region of illumination, frequency, and brightness. This sub-electromagnetic field extends spherically outward into the universal hologram, illuminating regions within physical, temporal, and dimensional proximity. This glowing cocoon defines one’s realm.

The portion of this multidimensional field intersecting our physical plane is known as the aura. The aura is a combination of potential and superpotential fields emitted by living entities and serving as an interface matrix between the originating consciousness and the external environment. Standard instruments cannot detect it because the fields comprising the aura are structurally simpler than electromagnetic fields. Specialized technology is needed, some of which has been patented.

The aura is a resonance field that encodes which region of the hologram is accessible for phase lock and what experiences are therefore attracted. To a limited extent the aura maps one’s wave function and realm. It drops off linearly with distance, causing realms to often be physically localized. This is why the vibe of a person or place becomes noticeable only when one is sufficiently close.

But because the aura is only the physical, albeit subtle, component of one’s total vibratory field and the rest being in imaginary space, realms may also extend through mind-space and drop off with degree of conscious proximity. Two people far beyond the reach of each other’s auric range may still share realms through mental and emotional proximity. Long distance relationships or internet discussion forums are examples.

To summarize, one could say that the aura is a sub-electromagnetic field that attracts themes of experience but does not explicitly select which particular experience manifests. The latter is left to personal choice and circumstance. Archetypal elements within consciousness become symbolic patterns in the aura that resonate and attract corresponding experiences from the universal hologram.

Metaphysics of Realm Dynamics

With the physics of realm dynamics behind us, we are ready to examine the metaphysics. As explained, consciousness generates a field that resonates and attracts meaningful experience. But what is meaningful to one person may be old news to another. Hence your soul vibrations outline your emotional learning path — what sequence of experiences are meaningful and have enough emotional charge to catalyze your spiritual growth.

Emotions as we know them are surrogate motivators. This means they push us into doing what is beyond our normal motivation to do. Without emotion, we do what is only within our understanding and programming to do. That is our natural state of being, our realm at equilibrium.

When we are happy, we smile and become more animated than usual and our realm momentarily extends slightly along that direction. When we are angry, we may throw insults or objects and our realm boundary likewise deforms to reflect and reinforce those actions and their consequences.

So emotions alter realm boundaries by momentary illuminating new regions of the hologram. They also influence what realms we occupy. In other words emotions can carry us into other dimensions. Moving to a different realm state may be simple as changing your attitude and thereby accessing a happier sequence of experiences or as profound as shifting out of this reality into a higher density. When the laser switches color, it brings out parts of the hologram previously inaccessible.

When we are in need of a lesson our vibratory spectrum is lacking certain frequencies; the aura is devoid of a particular pattern. If our vibratory spectrum is missing a component, there is nothing within us to repel through dissonance the corresponding component in the hologram. And so we essentially allow into manifestation that which we most need to experience.

Stated another way, at equilibrium our realm boundary contains missing areas into which fit corresponding probable futures. These probable futures contain significant experiences whose emotional component is sufficient to fuel the expansion of our realm boundary and fill the gap. Once a lesson is learned, the new equilibrium state no longer invites those types of experiences because the gap is filled, but failing to learn the lesson leaves the gap a bit wider than before. This is why failing to learn a lesson the first time causes it to repeat in various forms of escalating severity.

Different people can learn the same lesson in different ways because each individual has a unique emotional learning path. What experiences are significant to one may be incomprehensible or unnecessarily harsh to another. How the lesson archetype manifests as experience depends on the emotional responsiveness of the individual in question. Some learn better with compassion and joy, others with fear and pain — whatever is the most efficient surrogate motivator. Each emotion has a certain frequency (an oscillation in the esoteric phase) and like the laser accessing a particular holographic layer according to its frequency, people with different temperaments have access to different layers of the hologram and thereby attract different probable futures for any given lesson archetype.

Thus it is temperament that most significantly influences the nature of one’s personal experiences. Temperament is merely one’s life attitude and emotional climate, the spectrum of frequencies at which the soul in its current state can naturally resonate. It measures our response-ability to learning opportunities. We can place temperament on a scale with programmed reactivity on the lower end and conscious activity on the higher end.

Temperaments that are neurotic, paranoid, worried, fearful, angry or hostile are implicitly reactive. The associated soul resonance spectrum is centered around the lower frequencies, near that of physical matter. Matter is perfectly reactive and deterministic; for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. People with low vibratory frequencies are highly reactive and at the mercy of external influences.

Temperaments that are calm, observant, and discerning are active rather than reactive because awareness and freewill predicate responses to experience. The associated soul resonance frequencies are higher on the scale, closer to that of pure consciousness. In contrast to reactions, actions are nondeterministic for they follow from true choice rather than the predetermined effect of some cause.

The scale from absolute reactivity to absolute activity is bounded by matter on the lowest end and infinite consciousness on the highest end. We as individuals are somewhere in between, our location determined by our chosen emotional learning path. Therefore our soul vibratory spectrum measures where we stand on the grand cycle of spiritual evolution.

Individuals who tread the path of reactivity require relatively abrasive catalysts to get them moving. But because every learning experience offers choice in how to proceed, there is always the opportunity to climb the frequency scale and become more conscious and less reactive, which in turn makes life experiences less abrasive. I believe that mindfulness and insight practices aim to convert all of our activity into conscious activity which helps us climb the frequency scale. This allows us to be more likely to learn the rest of our lessons the easy way instead of the painful and difficult way. If you're used to learning your lessons the hard way, and you begin to change your temperament in a positive direction then you might start to feel like your life is becoming almost magical as the things you need just seem to show up when you need them. Your faculty of conscious intent seems to become a much more potent 'working tool', and in general you begin to feel like the universe is there to support you. You feel truly blessed. This feeling of being blessed really helps with your metta practice which helps raise your vibration further in a positive feedback loop of awakening and bliss.
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Wow Daniel that's one of the most amazing things I've ever read!! You nailed it!!

I love how you point out we're already doing this kind of magick all the time even if we don't realize it.

I don't think there's anything I could add or subtract from what you wrote really, except maybe to mention that there are other kinds of practices which people call magick and which can be much more dangerous. For example various forms of evocation magick such as enochian magick or goetia which are basically where hyperdimensional entities are contacted and then either asked or forced into carrying out some task that the magician wishes to accomplish. There is also a form of magick where entities are invited in to live within the magician's body in order to confer power to the magician. These practices are dangerous because it's easy to end up violating the free will of other beings including the angels/demons themselves which will have major karmic consequences. Some of the angels who will appear and do certain tasks for you may seem perfectly willing to comply with your wishes but this is because in ancient times they were bound against their will by more powerful magick, and if you order them around you are just leveraging an ancient crime in order to carry out your wishes, and this is a free-will violation even if you didn't understand what you were doing ahead of time. Many evocation magicians today don't even realize this is the case.

My main reason for posting in this subforum is just to warn people away from this type of magick. Crowley was big into evocation magick as are the various orders in which he was associated and their spin-offs. I was concerned that some of your readers might become interested in magick by reading your most excellent material but then follow the rabbit hole deeper into Crowley's work and end up in over their head.

Again thank you for sharing that masterpiece with me!
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Interesting paradigm. Thanks for taking the time to post in such detail.

Some stuff seems to posit a true self or a soul and is quite a bit off from am orthodox Theravada Buddhist perspective, for instance...

Temperaments that are calm, observant, and discerning are active rather than reactive because awareness and freewill predicate responses to experience. The associated soul resonance frequencies are higher on the scale, closer to that of pure consciousness. In contrast to reactions, actions are nondeterministic for they follow from true choice rather than the predetermined effect of some cause.

However the holographic idea, no-cause and effect, and interdepence works very well with a Madhyamaka type Buddhist view.
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D Z:
Interesting paradigm. Thanks for taking the time to post in such detail.

Some stuff seems to posit a true self or a soul and is quite a bit off from am orthodox Theravada Buddhist perspective, for instance...

Temperaments that are calm, observant, and discerning are active rather than reactive because awareness and freewill predicate responses to experience. The associated soul resonance frequencies are higher on the scale, closer to that of pure consciousness. In contrast to reactions, actions are nondeterministic for they follow from true choice rather than the predetermined effect of some cause.

However the holographic idea, no-cause and effect, and interdepence works very well with a Madhyamaka type Buddhist view.

Thank you for the comment you're most welcome. Yes the model of reality that resonates most strongly with me there was no big bang. There is no moment when the universe arose, nor will there ever be a moment when it ceases to be. Emanation and mirroring are the dynamic principles that operate throughout the cosmos and within the human psyche. The Eternal Ground is immutable but the Universe is inherently unstable, perpetually in flux, its contents ever changing, morphing, cycling. Life is a mystery of ceaseless, seamless becoming, a living dream that constantly shifts from one scene to another, every event pivoting on the timeless moment, Now.

What changes in the Universe is not the power source, but the conditions for the manifestation of that mysterious sourcing power. “Eternity is in love with the productions of time,” said the mystic poet William Blake. Every moment holds the exciting possibility that a singularity will emerge from the depths of the Eternal Now. Novelty will appear and ripple through the manifest worlds.

The Universe arises as a material apparition from a hidden power source, a foundation awareness that never discloses itself directly: the Originator. In Dzogchen the foundation awareness is called rigpa, in Hindu Tantra, parasamvit, in the Gnostic materials, pronoia. Tantric metaphysical teachings tell us that the innate inclination of the sourcing power is to veil itself so that it can appear as other than what it is. Its self-veiling power is called maya. Wrongly considered to mean illusion, maya is in reality the power by which the foundation awareness, which stands beyond time, space, and matter, assumes manifold appearances and acts in time and space, assuming material form. Paradoxically, it hides in order to be revealed.

The Buddha refused to answer the question of what happens to an arhat after his body dies. This merger into the Infinite Creator is how the paradigm that I've been describing attempts to answer this question that the Buddha kept silent on. I think that this entire multiverse which we're experiencing including the phenomena of time itself is merely an imagining or a thought in the mind of the Infinite Creator. Therefor every atom, every being, every 'thing' that we've ever perceived or ever will perceive is the Buddha.

For, as the Zen tradition has it, a monk once asked a Zen Master,

"What is the Buddha?"

"The one in the hall."

"But," the monk protested, "the one in the hall is a statue - a piece of wood!"

"That is so," the Master agreed.

"Then what is the Buddha?"

"The one in the hall."
Whereupon the monk achieved illumination
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Just for the record, the material on these posts that the poster is taking credit for was written by a guy called Tom also known as "Montalk", and first published in 2005:
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among other sources. As a general rule I was trying not to link into dark-occult or hardcore fringe conspiracy sites on this forum as a courtesy. I was trying to deploy the metaphysics that are relevant without directly advertising "conspiracy theory websites" or promoting other concepts that unstable minds might not be ready for. In some cases I'm not in violation of copyright and in other cases I have permission.
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"As the feeling of the Brahma Vihara grows, one turns that feeling into a samatha object, such that one takes that feeling and develops it directly, working with it, expanding it, gently coaxing it through any blockages or sticking points one finds, extending it through the body until it pervades the whole body, and finally takes the feeling far out into space."

-oooh I never thought to have it permeate the entire body, I will have to try that.

Yes the brahmaviharas do have an effect on the 'outside' world, have verified this myself a few times. Being pre-path I am surprised this is possible but it is something I have an affinity for apparently, even if my concentration is terribly unstable.
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Daniel M. Ingram:
Your thoughts on Metta mirror my own...

Magick and the Brahma Viharas

I've been trying to figure out what to with Equanimity while in the jhana/nana Equanimity.
I'm not sure what the intent of the "magick" is with the phrase-
For Equanimity: ____ is/are the true heirs of their karma. ____'s happiness depends upon their actions and not upon my wishes for them.

Other phrases seem equally to be evoking the person's karma as in doing a karmic release upon them which is not an intention I necessarily wish to align myself with.
Any ideas in phrasing?
May______'s karma allow the highest good and growth for themselves and all beings...
I want something more positive but want to stay within the Brahma Viharas traditionally....
Any ideas of phrasing or on understanding the original intent such that I can get behind it?

by the way HS, love reading your posts
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For those of you who are interested in this type of Platonic worldview, here is a brilliant essay by Hans Moravec:
Simulation, Consciousness, Existence The essay explores the idea that every observed process can be seen as a simulation of a possible world (but we are unaware of most of these worlds and their inhabitants because we don't have a proper translation).

Some excerpts:

What is reality, anyway? The idea of a simulated existence is the first link in our disturbing chain of thought. Just as a literary description of a place can exist in different languages, phrasings, printing styles, and physical media, a simulation of a world can be implemented in radically different data structures, processing steps, and hardware. If one interrupts a simulation running on one machine and translates its data and program to carry on in a totally dissimilar computer, the simulation's intrinsics, including the mental activity of any inhabitants, continue blithely to follow the simulated physical laws. Only observers outside the simulation notice if the new machine runs at a different speed, does its steps in a scrambled order, or requires elaborate translation to make sense of its action.
Perhaps the most unsettling implication of this train of thought is that anything can be interpreted as possessing any abstract property, including consciousness and intelligence. Given the right playbook, the thermal jostling of the atoms in a rock can be seen as the operation of a complex, self-aware mind. How strange. Common sense screams that people have minds and rocks don't. But interpretations are often ambiguous. One day's unintelligible sounds and squiggles may become another day's meaningful thoughts if one masters a foreign language in the interim. Is the Mount Rushmore monument a rock formation or four presidents' faces? Is a ventriloquist's dummy a lump of wood, a human simulacrum, or a personality sharing some of the ventriloquist's body and mind? Is a video game a box of silicon bits, an electronic circuit flipping its own switches, a computer following a long list of instructions, or a large three-dimensional world inhabited by the Mario Brothers and their mushroom adversaries? Sometimes we exploit offbeat interpretations: an encrypted message is meaningless gibberish except when viewed through a deliberately obscure decoding. Humans have always used a modest multiplicity of interpretations, but computers widen the horizons.

Also, the novel "Permutation City" by Greg Egan explores similar ideas.
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RE: Metta, Magick, and the Fractal Hologram

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I was really interested in this thread and the spirits thread right the way up until this Montalk business. I get the feeling that there is much in here that is important to me, my stage of development, as well as understanding past experiences. In fact it was reading these threads that highlighted that what I thought were my known intentions were in fact on top of an unknown and unknowing intention that was doing much to sabotage my efforts.

But back to this alien milarky haha. I'm glad the link was shared because I think it is really important that we be able to understand the sources of information, to be able to cross reference, and to be able to use the best information we have found to set about testing. But personally I just don't know why people go way off into the unknown and attempt to declare that which surely can not be known? How can we know how the universe was created and which part rebelled? Or what alien species are attacking us from where and how etc etc? I have undoubtably battled inner demons and the hypothesis of a complex as quoted from Jung sounds fascinating, but I get the feeling there is a line somewhere here I need to find!