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Prying Open My Third Eye

These thoughts are more in the realm of a rumination, or thought experiment, and are not backed by any scientific evidence; aside from Einstein’s theory, which is actual, scientifically verifiable, information. As a preamble, I would say that this is more of a work of science fiction.

Today, young men on acid realize that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration. That we are all part of one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There’s no such thing as death, life is only a dream and we’re the imagination of ourselves.

These are the brilliant words of comedian Bill Hicks (way more funny than Dane Cook or any of these “mainstream” comics out there), made famous by the song “Third Eye,” on Tool’s Ænima album. At face value, they seem pretty far fetched. A little closer look into their meaning seems to border on the esoteric.

Lately, and for unknown reasons, these words have been going through my mind quite a bit. Thinking about life. What it really is. There’s no such thing as death? We’re the imagination of ourselves?

These propositions are pretty difficult to wrap my mind around. But, at the same time, they make total sense. Everyone’s heard of Einstein’s famous equation E=MC^2. It was actually written by Einstein as M=E/C^2… same expression, just different arrangement.

In simple terms, E=MC^2 tells how much energy (E) is possessed by an object of a specified mass (M). The crazy part is that the reverse of this formula, M=E/C^2 describes how much mass (M) can be created with a specified amount of energy (E)!

Mass can be created from energy. Energy can be created from mass. The two are interchangeable. Basically the same thing. Most times, the conversion from mass to energy is induced by a heat source… increasing the vibration of the atoms in the mass (all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration).

Now, I could keep going with these scientific explanations of things, but the real reason I’m writing this is to talk about the thoughts I’ve been having lately – not to give a science lesson. So here goes…

If all mass is merely energy at different vibrations, and the only difference between my body and the ground I walk on (or the highlift that I drive for a living) is the speed at which the atomic particles each is made of are moving, then what is the real difference between a living being and an inanimate object?? Is there a specific frequency (rate of vibration) that falls into the spectrum of “viable life energy?”

All living things seem to be made of the same things. Is it simply the speed at which the atoms vibrate that allow for life to exist??? Kind of like the climate of our planet. Hotter or colder and life as we know it would cease to exist. Plants, humans, animals. All made of similar materials, or masses. Steel and iron… these metals have an extremely high relative value for (M), or mass. Is it that the speed at which their atoms vibrate prevent them from being living things?

In one perspective these propositions seem absurd. But, on the other hand they seem to make perfect sense. It seems like such a stretch of the mind to conceive of these things being true. But, on the other hand, we know so little of our universe that the possibility seems unavoidable.

Just as the human eye can only perceive a certain percentage of the spectrum of light (light between infrared and ultraviolet), maybe an object can only be “alive” within a certain spectrum, or frequency, of atom vibration – if what it’s made of is at a certain frequency.

As far as we being the imagination of ourselves, I think this is absolutely true. Our eyes can only see so much. The particles we are made of, they are essentially invisible to the human eye. Only when they are grouped together in the trillions of trillions can we see a mass that they form. Our senses create an image out of these particles – an image that we can comprehend. And, in essence, this is our “imagination.” We create an image of ourselves that is comprehensible to us, to the limits of our own mind and what it can perceive and imagine.

No such thing as death? When we “die,” what actually happens? Biological functions stop. Our bodies, when we are “alive,” produce heat – 98.6 degrees worth, to be exact. When “death” happens and our biological functions cease, essentially what this means is, the speed at which our atoms vibrate slows considerably. Possibly outside the “spectrum of life?”

I don’t know. I’m still pondering this stuff. I feel like I’ve still got a lot of things to work out in my mind. But, I feel like I’m on the right track. Everything seems to make sense and evidence seems to back it up.

This is the crap I think about when I’m at work. Crazy? I don’t think so. This is what happens when I work on prying open my Third Eye.

Categories: All, Essential, Life, Philosophy, Science
  1. Pau
    Saturday January 5, 2008 at 9:01 PM

    A real cool thought, it is actually making sense at all. Keep it up!
    I also like to think about this kind of stuff. =)

  2. David Pinkerton
    Monday February 18, 2008 at 12:18 AM

    Hmm. I’m 23.
    I try my best to base my thoughts outside of social prejudices.
    One night after taking too many shrooms, and other misc. drugs. (for my first time.) I was locked inside my mind for about 6 hours. (without any interpretation of my senses.) It seemed I found my conscienciousnous. I realized that I had be here all along, and that I had been everyone around me.
    Not so much the physical state.. as the consciencousnous.. or as I call the dream.
    I realized that everything that may have, or has been has always been an everlasting circle.
    It disturbed me to no end, sometimes my mind drifts beyond myself. (ego)
    Being that my mind and body can’t handle the things I experience.. I normally get abnormally strong anxiety attacks.
    Also, if you don’t believe me about this “reality” being a dream, look up Brain in a Vat theories.
    It’s hard to live when you notice that all of your senses are no more than interpetations, and not concrete.
    Oh, and I am drunk.. so :D

    • Diego
      Monday July 27, 2009 at 10:13 PM

      you know, when you say that everything that has been has always been, you’re right. matter does not destroy itself, only transforms, and i recently realized that this applies to energy as well.

      peace out =)

  3. divine
    Thursday July 17, 2008 at 12:54 AM

    living with third eye? i don’t think that i could live with my third eye active.. i’ve read a lot of articles about peoples having their third eyes open and seeing ghost…shucks!!!!!!!! and some of them said that they can’t even tell if the person they’re seeing is living or ghost?….
    well..i’ve also read books suggesting that having your third eye open can give you benefit..like intuitions and esp..
    jose silva even suggested (infact a lot of them suggests) that every person living has a third eye..but not everyone is active..

    well right now, i’m about to start meditating.. a first step of a mind control course..just hope that it could make my life more better..
    just look for silva mind control method websites and you’ll see what i mean

    • ??
      Tuesday August 16, 2011 at 7:42 PM

      yes we all have them, and yes you can open it, but you cant leave it open for long. Once you open it you’ll want nothing more than to close it. it does give a greater appreciation and understanding of the universe though… so possibly worth it. meditation is a good start by the way.

  4. david
    Friday July 25, 2008 at 9:46 AM

    on to something here

    with the whole metaphysical world and the energy/chakras/astral projection realm sort of thing, it’s all in getting tune with the higher vibrational levels of the universe

    such as ascending beyond life and to heaven is literally like our essences vibrating higher than the physical world over into the next that is incomprehensible for the most part by what we have now

    as crazy as it sounds, what bill said, now that you put this here and got me thinking about it more I’m sort of believing there’s more truth to it than everyone thinks, crazy how things are all interconnected, eh?

    I’ve been meaning all summer to get all into this but I’ve just had way too much shit going on for me to do it, it sucks.. some day, though, some day..

  5. david
    Thursday September 11, 2008 at 7:08 PM

  6. Diego
    Sunday January 11, 2009 at 11:11 AM

    the life/vibration conection theory sounds really interesting, worth looking into. as for what happens after death, i had an idea, but it’s pretty farfetched, don’t even know if it can be verified scientifically.
    i thought that just as there are colors in the spectrum of light that we are not able to see, there might be forms of energy not evident to our senses like heat or electricity (as in a lightning bolt). when i started thinking about this possibility, the idea came to my mind that maybe our soul (if there is such thing) might be a form of energy unknown and invisible to us, unmeasurable. it’s been here all along, with us. within us, and in the moment of our death, it breaks free of the physical cage our bodies are, allowing us to preceive the universe in a whole diferent level, losing the senses we had in life and gaining others.
    maybe that’s what heaven is like. the same universe, but seen from another perspective, with a new understanding. a whole new place, inmense and unexplored, where we can continue our experience of learning.

    i repeat, i can’t back any of this up with scientific argument, and it’s probably impossible at some level anyway. you be the judges


  7. Mike
    Wednesday January 14, 2009 at 6:16 AM

    Wow this is so crazy. I’ve been thinking all this stuff too, and it seems like people who think like this are drawn to each other.

    Listening to tool lyrics (especially Lateralus album) has lots of thought provoking information in it.

    Anyway I agree with you about the nature of matter and energy, and have a few additions.

    One day I had a bit of a realization, like being hit on the head. I realized that ‘like attracts like’, and that everything in nature displays attraction in some form. I started thinking about why things stick together, and the meaning of gravity. We currently know HOW to measure gravity, but don’t know WHY gravity exists or how it works. Even Newton, in all his magnificence put the existence of gravity down to a divine force.

    If you look at particle/wave dynamics of matter in physics, one thing seems to come through – that is that when you have two points vibrating in a medium at the same frequency, they seem to give off a ‘combined’ wave, or ‘resonate’ as one.

    Check out this website: http://www.falstad.com/ripple/ then open up the ripple tank simulator and change the second tab down to ‘3 SRC, 1 FREQ’. Move the points around and you’ll notice that the 3 points seem to resonate as 1, giving off a common wave pattern. Interesting…

    Now, look at what science ‘knows’ about atoms. If you’ve done high school physics you’ll know that every element is made of atoms that have electrons. The electrons surround the nucleus in ‘shells’.

    Imagine that you’re looking down at the atom. Imagine that the nucleus is vibrating. We know that atoms vibrate, thats why atoms can be gas, liquid or solid as ‘heat’ is really just atoms vibrating more. Imagine that the atom is vibrating and giving off waves of ‘energy’ of a type we don’t understand. What would it look like? In 3d perspective, it would be like a dense sphere nucleus surrounded in thinner ‘shells’. Looking from the top would result in a 2d perspective, and it would probably look like a dense center surrounded by dark rings, as the dense (peak) of the wave would appear thick and the trough of the wave would appear immaterial.

    Is it coincidence that things that vibrate give off waves, and that atoms have electron ‘shells’. I think not!

    I’m not sure where to go from here, but something that seems related but i’m not sure how is cymatics and ‘standing waves’. This is when you put a sound frequency through matter, at different frequencies it results in different shapes. Sound is the material version of waves, imagine if the same effect occurs on different frequencies? Maybe humans are standing waves? Check out this crazy one of a human face: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jke7_1GdF1Q&NR=1

    Would be keen to hear thoughts…

  8. Loveistheonlytruth.
    Saturday April 25, 2009 at 11:19 AM

    You guys are definatley in the right mindset so to speak. Google David Icke and check out some of his books.
    The answer is that Infinite Love is the only truth, EVERYTHING else is illusion. The question is what is Love?
    We are mearly the imagination of a concious collective that needs to be set free from its bonds. How this is done is what I’m trying to find out, but sound, vibration, meditaion have something to do with it, and making sure you have only unconditional love in you and NO fear of ANYTHING.
    I hope these words provide you with food for thought. Please spread the message.

    • Saturday April 25, 2009 at 11:31 AM


      If you’ll notice at the beginning of this post, I had to update it in red, to mention that this is merely science fiction because people get really wrapped up in magical thinking.

      I have to completely disagree with you about David Icke. David Icke believes that the people who run our government are actually lizard people in human form, “multi-dimensional” beings as he calls them. He is a crackpot of the highest degree.

      The whole “infinite love is the only truth” is a bunch of New Age woo woo nonsense based on nothing but magical thinking. There’s no empirical basis for any of it except conspiracy mongering and, again, “New Age” woo woo.

  9. george from denver
    Saturday June 20, 2009 at 4:22 PM

    google – the big picture by max igan

  10. AHumanOnEarth
    Monday July 27, 2009 at 3:29 PM

    Thx for the food for thought guys. I’ve been on the same subject within myself for the past 3 years. Love is the glue of this type of thinking if you ask me. Peace

  11. Saturday October 17, 2009 at 3:45 AM

    I’m only 16 but I have been getting into quantum physics lately and it is a lot too wrap my mind around. I was thinking though, If our matter slowed when we died wouldn’t that mean that our physical matter would change or would the conscious still form the same thing. There are too many factors that play into these things too be certain. Such as why does everyone imagine the same thing when they see matter instead of perceiving it differently? Are we all one consciousness and if we are why don’t we all think the same? Awareness is a very strange phenomena and it seems to be unique to life but it seems that not all life is aware. When do we achieve awareness? Is it when we evolve enough to have our brains composed of Gray matter that we receive conscious thought? Does this mean that gray matter is consciousness? That it vibrates at the perfect rate to create awareness for some reason? This would mean that there is no life after death then wouldn’t it? Since once our gray matter is gone we know longer are aware, therefore we are just as any other unaware object. Our consciousness minds don’t travel on after death it ends when die. (Only a theory)

    • Tuesday October 20, 2009 at 11:17 AM

      I would only suggest to you that if someone is using quantum physics or quantum mechanics to justify something like ESP or anything paranormal, they are pulling your leg.

      It’s called quantum mechanics because it only functions at the level of subatomic particles (quarks). It has absolutely no effect in the “macro” world in which we live and function.

      People take advantage of the complicated nature of quantum mechanics, they exploit people’s lack of understanding to weasel in some strange, quack idea that “seems to make sense.” The problem is that quantum mechanics does not make intuitive sense and doesn’t apply to the world that we can see.

  12. catsluvr2
    Wednesday October 21, 2009 at 2:35 PM

    To comment on the thoughts Levi Athearn shared, i must first say that i gave up to the hope that there’s life after death. Recently i read an article about the technique and life, and how technique was the struggle of all living things to surpass their pairs. (i live in south america, not sure if technique has the exact same meaning but in the text i read it was used in the sense of a series of methods to achieve a goal). The conclusion the author gave was that all the fight that life is compares to nothing in the infinite hugeness of the universe. That our existance barely makes any difference in the face of eternity and that it’s only by our selfishness that we create something like the afterlife. Every cicle, every creation must have an end**. There must be a goal to every action or it becomes empty.

    (**A partial end, because i think the universe is movement, nothing really stops. What we understand to be dead is in fact transformed)

    I brought this up because i wanted to clarify that i don’t believe in anything like the afterlife. Nevertheless, and continuing Levi Athearn’s idea, when you say that if gray matter creates awareness then there cannot be life after death, totally agreed. But there might be something that survives the decay of our bodies. Thoughts are the reading our brain does of electricity impulses inside of itself; mind is energy. The fact that we are alive creates something, and just as our dead bodies will decompose and form part of other living systems, perhaps the energy that our mind was takes another form and continues to exist in a diferent fashion.
    I have a very strong notion that nothing ever dies, like i said earlier. Or to be more accurate, death is not a definitive end because there is no such thing. What we perceive as the end of a process or a period is merely the point in wich that something changes into something else.

    And i’m not sure if i understood correctly what you meant by saying that we all perceive matter equally, but can’t agree completely. Sure we see the same thing when we look at a pencil or a car, due to the similarity in the structure of our bodies and the different senses humans developed. Nonetheless, we still generate different readings of those same things. Schyzoprhenia is a “distorted” vision of reality. I think we are all schyzophrenic cause there’s no way of understanding reality in the same way or we would all be the same person. There are just some people that can’t handle reality to well. (and i’m using the term “reality” merely with a communicational end because i don’t think there is a single reality…)

    Perception is a funny thing

  13. Ben
    Sunday November 1, 2009 at 2:01 PM

    I’m 21 and I believe in Pantheistic Solipsism. It’s similar to how you believe we’re all intertwined as vibrations (that’s the pantheistic portion). The Solipsism portion is hard to explain.

    Basically, the only thing I’m sure of is that I exist and I experience this reality in this way. I can not EVER say that anyone else that I meet experiences the world as I do. I can not, because all I can do is OBSERVE that you are there. It is impossible for me to jump into your consciousness for a bit and feel what you feel (and even If I did, there is no way for me to prove that that is how you always feel all the time).
    This leads to things such as… I can not prove death exists to me (the observer). I only OBSERVE other people dying. I have not died myself. It also leads to ideas of… If I was not here to observe the past, has it happend? The universe DID NOT EXIST before I was born, because there was no observer to show that it happened. All the information about the universe I gather from MY observations.

    This also leads to the fact that when I DIE and there IS NO AFTERLIFE, then the universe is destroyed because there is no observer left. This doesn’t mean anyone else I meet is not real. This just means that, from the point of the observer (me, or in your case, you) is that your universe is YOURS and YOURS alone.

    To elaborate, let’s say you’re christian. In your future, perhaps the rapture happens and you are taken to heaven, etc. That is your universe. In mine, perhaps something else happens and I find a way to live forever, somehow. The way I see it is similar to a dream. Things OUTSIDE your dream (alarm clocks, noises, etc.) affect your dream, your DREAM wraps your REALITY (dream reality) around outside stimulus. So, what if your consciousness can never be erased or ceased? Your REALITY will wrap itself around the fact that your consciousness is not ending and will create a reality in which makes sense to you (going to heaven or something).

    Pantheistic Solipsism means, for me, is that… I am all that exists, and that everything I see is just divisions of separation, limits, boundaries, of myself. Everything is I and I am everything. Christians might balk at that saying you aren’t God, etc etc etc. Think of this way… God created everything, God is in everyone, God is the ground and God is every living thing, including myself. If that is the case, If I am made of God and part of God and living within God, doesn’t that make ME God?

    This also ties into the Jewish Sephirot. The Sephirot explains that there are separate realities, each one further way from God, to the point where the reality in which we are we are able to deny that God exists because we are so far from him. With each movement through existence, we grow closer to God, until the final plane is reached (lifted from Wikipedia) “Atzilut (אֲצִילוּת)-World of “Emanation”. In this level the light of the Ein Sof radiates and is united with its source. Divine Chochma, the limitless flash of wisdom beyond grasp, predominates.”. To me, this means YOU become ONE with God’s consciousness. If you meld with him and think exactly AS God, are you not God?

    These are some of the things I think about. The ability to prove them right or wrong is impossible, so I just think about them and tell others what I think. Even though I think these things does not mean I act upon them.

    Feel free to look over some of these articles. I know they are from Wikipedia, but the nature of this discussion rules out any need to rigorously fact check. These articles are to make you THINK not to tell you the truth.


  14. Ben
    Sunday November 1, 2009 at 2:05 PM

    Double post, but I forgot a little tidbit. Final thoughts. If there IS no afterlife, then what you will experience when you pass away is the infinite. Your consciousness is LITERALLY delving into the abyss that is infinity. This is something humans have a hard time comprehending.

    This does not rule out you regaining some sort of consciousness. You were physically able to exist once, surely you should be able to exist again. If you never existed in the first place, then it would be hard for you to exist again. Finally, if time is infinite, then you have ALL TIME, an infinite amount of time, to regain some semblance of consciousness.

  15. ambi
    Sunday February 14, 2010 at 12:46 PM
  16. Ryan
    Thursday February 2, 2012 at 1:44 AM

    Man i wish I found this post and all the replies years ago I would have loved to keep this thread going… Please reply if any of you see this!

  17. Nana
    Tuesday February 18, 2014 at 2:56 AM

    I’m here @ Ryan you still having these thoughts I’m totally hearing ya

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