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.