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Ezra Sandzer-Bell
Humanity is on the cusp of a quantum leap in virtual technology that will deliver us from flat screens and into immersive experience. The true magnitude of simulated reality has yet to emerge, which is one of the reasons it’s such an exciting subject. Between Facebook’s Oculus Rift, Sony’s Project Morpheus, HTC’s Vive, Magic Leap, and Microsoft’s Hololens, we can no longer deny that VR... / READ MORE /
Most know him as a science fiction writer turned cult leader. L Ron Hubbard was the founder of widely criticized modern religious group, Scientology. Few people know that in addition to writing stories, Hubbard composed soundtracks with support from some of the great session musicians at the time; Chic Corea, Stanley Clarke, and Nicky Hopkins. Space Jazz was the... / READ MORE /
Will artificial intelligence ever be capable of simulating the human mind in its totality? Developers have proven that mechanistic aspects of consciousness like knowledge representation and procedural learning are within reach, but the notion of fluid intelligence is still a bit of an enigma. Will robots ever be capable of the spontaneous problem-solving insights, or quantum... / READ MORE /
Immersion is a key feature of virtual reality. VR headsets like the Oculus Rift quite literally dictate your audio and visual input. It was hardly a century ago that humanity was in the pre-digital age. Hypnosis and imagination have always been the keys to dreamlike immersion in a fantasy. Like today’s movies and games, religious stories play upon archetypes... / READ MORE /
Sympathetic Magic A primitive or magical ritual using objects or actions resembling or symbolically associated with the event or person over which influence is sought (source) Radishes purify the blood and improve heart health.  Walnuts are high in omega-3 fatty acids that promote brain health.  This principle of sympathetic resonance is known as the Doctrine of Signatures... / READ MORE /
The following is excerpted from Ezra Sandzer-Bell’s second book, Audiomancy. My goal throughout the following pages will be to use the techniques of synchromysticism to draw unrealistic connections between true concrete points of data in support a tenuous hypothesis. Like a collage artist, I will cut and paste unrelated images and information onto a single... / READ MORE /
Brian Eno began his career as a glam rock artist and gradually shifted toward solo electronic music. Albums like Another Green World (1975), Discreet Music (1975), and Music for Airports (1978) highlight his transition from writing rock and roll tunes to designing ambient music. “I want to be on this edge between improvisation and collaboration. As soon as you hear two... / READ MORE /
German philosopher Johann Wolfgang Goethe had a name that symbolically linked J.S. Bach and Mozart. He was born before Bach’s death, before Mozart’s life, and also outlived both of them.   “Music is liquid architecture; Architecture is frozen music.” – Goethe Goethe famously said that music is liquid architecture and architecture is frozen music. He lived... / READ MORE /
Applying the Scientific Method to Synchromysticism A Collective Approach to Psychic Anthropology  Synctank: A think tank comprised of a limited number of participants, whose aim is to create a mandala of associated ideas around a central point of inquiry, using the methods of synchromysticism. Purpose: Synctanks are an experiment in precognition and/or the observer effect.... / READ MORE /
Art by Santosh Chattopadhyay A political documentary called Zeitgeist (located here) took the internet fringe-conspiracy scene by storm in 2007. The film included a detailed comparison between the religious myths of Christ and Krishna; their stories share many key features (example). However, the estimated birth of Krishna predates Christ by about 3,000 years. Also, Krishna was... / READ MORE /
 The electromagnetic field enveloping Earth is animated by extremely low acoustic frequencies called Schumann Resonances. They are generated when lightning strikes the ground, discharging kinetic energy into the cavity between Earth and its ionosphere. Like any tone produced by a musical instrument, the Schumann Resonance features a strong fundamental tone along with a number of... / READ MORE /
The complete letters of William S Burroughs can be found in a compilation called Rub Out The Words. These documents show that during the 1960’s, he showed a great interest in Scientology and was undergoing their “clearing” program. A number of letters were written to associates during this period, describing the similarity between his cut... / READ MORE /
The study of life on Earth is called biology. So far as the general public is concerned, sentient life on other planets has not yet been discovered or studied. A second term has been created to talk about the theoretical life forms that could exist on other planetary habitats. Astrobiology and Exobiology are fields of empirical knowledge pertaining to the... / READ MORE /
The William Herschel Telescope, Located in the Canary Islands, Spain It may look like an oversized golf ball double-strapped to a catapult, but the large structure above is actually a high power telescope named after William Herschel, the man who famously discovered the planet Uranus over two centuries prior. W.H.T. was first turned on in... / READ MORE /
Popular musicians and composers sometimes plagiarize from one another. Here are just a few examples of what happens when derivative works are mashed up together and interpreted through the musical Kabbalistic framework described in Astromusik and Audiomancy (located here).   Bowser’s theme was derived from Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain, which was also featured in Earthworm Jim. They... / READ MORE /