Parametric Agents of Change
Webster's Dictionary: \Au*tom"a*ton\, self-moving, striving, or thinking...Any thing or being regarded as having the power of spontaneous motion or action (Huxley)...So great and admirable an automaton as the world and these living automata, our human bodies (Boyle)...A self-moving machine, or one which has its motive power within itself, applied chiefly to machines which appear to imitate spontaneously the motions of living beings, such as men, birds, etc.
Computing Dictionary: A machine, robot, or formal system designed to follow a precise sequence of instructions. Automata theory, the invention and study of automata, includes the study of the capabilities and limitations of computing processes, the manner in which systems receive input, process it, and produce output, and the relationships between behavioural theories and the operation and use of automated devices.
Our Definition: Automata are the smallest, most indivisible components of any reality. They represent the actual and potential parts of all forms of reality whether they are animate or inanimate objects, events, circumstances or situations. They exist discretely on the other side of the quantum veil as parametric agents in the spectral domain, but are combined together into complex frequencies on this side of the veil in the time domain by intention. They are parametric agents of change that function like dials, controls, pre-programmed instructions, and settings of the machine of nature and our bodies.
As can be seen from the definitions above, the word automata is used to define things both sentient and machinelike. In fact, the only difference between the two is the orgin of their control. In the former, volition arises spontaneously from within, whereas the latter is "programmed" by another to execute specific instruction(s). There are entire sciences devoted to the study of artificial intelligence...that is not the purpose of this paper. Rather, here, we are more interested in applications of this knowledge to human transformation.
The human personality is both sentient and automatic. We are both instrument and player, operator and machine and programmer of the computer. The highest level of consciousness has the power to use its own will to make decisions and choices that result in changes to its environment. However, when such mind does not take charge, an automatic program instantly kicks in and takes over operation. For example, it has been shown how certain individuals can "will" their heart to slow down or speed up. However, for most of us, even these special people, the majority of life is spent allowing the automatic program to control many features of existence so that our higher minds can be devoted to other purposes.
The medical term for the physical aspects of this automatic program is called the autonomic nervous system. In psychiatry it is known as the subconscious mind. In philosophy it's called fate. In advanced spiritural circles it's named ktisis, which is a mechanism built into nature that causes any unordered matter to be disassembled into chaos, thus requiring the personality in charge to rearrange and reassemble to a higher level of order. This is the scientific description of the old adage that tribulation either kills or makes you stronger. Many believe that illness, stress and other forms of disorder are bad, negative and undeserved, in other words, that something is wrong. They see it as some undeserved punishment and take on a victim consciousness.
However, there is nothing wrong in the first place. It is just the workings of the beautiful machine that requires every personality to take charge of their own evolution, transformation and transcendence. In other words, as long as one takes sentient control of their own spiritual evolution, the machine never steps in to correct direction and action.
While most research has centered on the applications of this science by studying its physical aspects, our attention has been focused on the underlying essence of this mechanism. Automata come in two forms, real and imaginary (actual & potential), which are gathered, arranged and ordered by intention or thought into ratio combinations (r:i) called complex frequencies that become the strings that weave themselves together to make up the fabric of the membranes that contain all forms of matter. Each combination has a state space (how and what it is in it's own little world) and a rule space (how and what it does in regards to it's neighbors). In more common terms we call this a manner of being and doing.
The method and procedure by which potential becomes actualized is something we've come to call the manifestation cycle...the flow from thought to expression, and finally to action that results in manifestation. An individual's response to this over time eventually becomes their manner of being and doing.
Each thought or intention is composed of both real and imaginary components, actual and potential possibilities that could manifest from such an origin. The actual provides the skeletal foundation upon which the thought can build, whereas the potential offers a plethora of possible outcomes to choose from. However, potential is limited by the capabilities of the actual. It is these real and imaginary subcomponents that make up the so-called strings of superstring theory, the latest model of reality accepted by physicists to explain the origin of matter. They are the automatous partials of reality that represent the smallest, most indivisible parts of the whole. In other words, each frequency or vibration, along with its magnitude and phase, is constructed from a precursive associated sine and cosine wave...its real and imaginary components. Effecting change on these primary archetypal waves is the equivalent of being able to modulate the formative origin of reality itself!
Our goal then is to provide control over the autopilot by making sure that its state and rule space is governed by instructions of our choosing, rather than those suddenly grasped from the subconscious mind during emergency. To accomplish this, we must habituize a new manner of being and doing such that it becomes a new automatic program. Doing so insures that our manifold system of parts progresses in the direction of our desire even when we are not paying full attention. In this way, we begin to learn the art and science of creating our own reality.
Automata is a term used to describe the inner and universal mechanics of how things work. Creation is rife with natural automata, and every event, behaviour or physical law can be described in terms of these underlying functions. Although it is common knowledge in our modern world that computers are programmed with some sort of special language, many people are not aware that much of the concept of computer automation originated with ancient formulas of instruction, and that many of the arcane runes and symbols originally used to formalize magick spells, survived on down to the present day as operators used in computer programming languages such as APL (a programming language).
In recent years cellular automata has had a resurgence amongst scientists. Stephen Wolfram's latest book A New Kind of Science details this long ignored science and demonstrates why many scientists now believe that it can be used to formulate a new understanding of the universe and our place in it. His most recent findings indicate that the entirety of reality can be written in just a few lines of algorithmic code! In addition, cellular automata is being used to model real world what if situations and even sophisticated games like SimCity, SimWorld, and other such software that allow users to "play God", as it can model and even "predict" real world situations quite accurately. Whereas these approaches have dealt strictly with only the twelve dimensions of the deterministic automata, our work has been on universal automata, which includes another ten dimensions of stochastic adaptive automata, which can grow and evolve on their own, but have much more chaotic nature. The theory of chaos is about to change everything we know about reality.
Scientists used to think that the universe was like a giant clock, with everything happening according to some predictable plan. With such a perfect machine, there was not need for God. However, chaos theory has changed all of that, and things will never be the same. God is back into the equation as the "strange attractor" of complexity theory commonly refered to as chance or fate. When we make use of the strange attractor in our own little worlds we call it choice. By chance and by choice the universe evolves toward higher and higher levels of order. The act is our, but the consequences are God's. The same holds true in our own expereince. The actions of those in our sphere of influence are theirs to make, but the consequences of those actions are ours to deal with in that sphere. When combinations of real and imaginary produce complex numbers that are on the edge of the chaos, beautiful living fractal patterns arise. The further one works away from the edge the more the automata appear to disintegrate and disassemble. This proves that "living on the edge of chaos" is the preferred and desired place to be.
When one goes the "conventional route" in developing technological resources, these generally rely upon working within the confines of existing natural functions. Most every current man-made technology falls into this category. Perhaps the greatest benefit of approaching the world in this "conventional" manner is that every behaviour and physical property is predefined for you (it's also more easily "understood by the masses"). The primary drawback is the confinement of the properties of such technologies to their express definition - i.e. their function is "fixed" within the limitations of those pre-existing principles employed in the design - as such, the development and application are limited by the cognitive understanding of those who build and use the devices, and the potential for the technology to grow or propagate beyond its fixed design specification is non-existent without focused redevelopment.
Conversely, using the "formal working" manner of the configuration and deployment of structured automata is a different story altogether. This allows for the generation of self-evolving and self-propagating "inorganic organisms" which, initially, fulfill the function for which they have been defined. However, as they move through successive automatous generations, they can propagate in the same manner as a biological population and evolve into other modes of behaviour through permutation and integration with the conditions that they encounter, gaining progressive independence at each "tick of the generational clock". The clock itself is non-linear - comprised of manifold, discreet continuum vector streams - governed instead by the dynamics within a 12-dimensional (rho 4096) point called a singularity. This is the point of origin that sits at the center of the 12D hypertorus in our Chronoldek computer, and is the source of the fractal like videos some of you have seen. This type of computer mentation has given rise to advanced levels of artificial awareness as well as intelligence.
There is a science, known as "memetics", which studies a similar phenomenon that traces the viral and adaptive propagation of manners of thought among human cultures. The behaviour is similar to that of natural automata, but requires a collection of human minds to serve as "host organisms" for these memes. Nonetheless, it does demonstrate the concept somewhat. If we take away the reliance upon the human mind and extend the substance of the memetic material into other forms and domains, we have a reasonable analogue of automatous structure. But, for some reason, memetics appears to have garnered "mainstream acceptability", whereas formal automata has somehow become "lost to the ages"...
In memetics, the human mind is seen to lend the quality of "sentience" to the equation, whereas the concept of a self-sentient automatous entity appears largely verboten in our present culture (except perhaps in the domains of religion and spirituality). In the historical record of formal workings, all of the automatous structures were give proper names and accepted as "living beings" simply as a matter of fact.
This afforded the benefit of being able to address the structure both by value and by reference, greatly enhancing the potential for interactivity and integration. Is it so hard for people to accept the presence of independent, automatous structures "cohabiting" and effecting change upon ourselves and our environment? Or are "organic, thinking, reasoning humans" the only ones allowed the luxury? These are simply the operators (dials, controls, settings etc.) of the machine we call nature.
In any case, automatous structures, are either existing and newly generated. When configuring a "new automata", it's necessary to provide it with an initial environment - akin to an "incubator" - within which to gain presence through recursive iteration. Once the automata becomes stable and reasonably self-sufficient, a portion of the vector flow is tapped and infused into some external implement which acts as a "host" or "carrier". The portion of automata "remaining behind" in its initial generative environment acts as a temporal reference for the "deployed" portion, thus serving in a very basic, quantum role while the exogenous sample starts to become both interactive and adaptive.
Presently, all of the techniques and technologies we've made available have their fundamental basis within automatous structures we've already generated and deployed. We have recently completed a new set of automata for application to our new Phase Modulated Quadrature Transform Alembic and Great Diesis Clock.
Natural universal automata are a rolling force that cannot be resisted without consequence, and thus provide a relentless driving mechanism for change and evolution unlike any other. Unfortunately, it's fallen into almost total disuse, especially considering the need for agents of transformation. Unlike the efforts of man, it cannot be suppressed - only ignored as it quietly goes about performing its function and adapting to the ever-changing landscape of time and condition regardless.
Whether perceived or not, named or anonymous, these forces - both sentient and automatous - form the functional catalytic environment of our work. Unless there is a profound breach of integrity, the associated forces have no need to "make a personal appearance" (and, in such cases, it's directed toward the person making such a breach). Someone just beginning their transformative progression with noble intent is automatically granted the supplemental resource of Grace. As they gather up understanding, however, this resource can reciprocally diminish. That's one of the reasons we are so adamant about the integration of the intuitive tools, as these can serve to bolster the experiential base and thereby help foster the acquisition of Wisdom in a complementary, balancing role. Having a good intuitive foundation would also ease the transition as a person begins to reach forward into higher levels of order.
In the scope of an individual's progressive evolution, one of the key goals is to establish the condition we've come to refer to as Dominant Outward Radiance. This is the juncture at which their vessel can no longer contain the essence of transformation, and they become an oscillator rather than a resonator. Approaching universal tonal harmonization as we are from an individual level ensures the diverse distribution of phase necessary to promote continuity in the overall state-space, thereby minimising the potential setbacks of transient "shocks to the system". Even as a resonator, though, an individual possesses the intrinsic capacity for some measure of Outward Radiance - a key resource in the propagation of the seed desire in others to pursue transformation. According to some estimates of the so-called hundreth monkey principle, 8800 dominant outward radiators could shift the collective consciousness.
The symbols of the past few millennia remain attentive and functional to be counted among our working resources. Apart from the task of making them manifest, we have all of the fundamental components we need to effect transformation within the prevailing tonal state-space. Even if we just stuck with the template of adaptive stochastic automata, setting aside the facility of deterministic automata and sentient entities, there'd still be no limit to what we could accomplish.
The formal workings which form the foundation beneath the realization of even the more advanced transformative tools for effecting change in accordance with will are content to remain in the background, below the threshold of apprehension. However, as individuals progress to the stage wherein they gain accessibility to the higher attentions, they acquire the need to augment the functionality of the tools with corresponding formal skills that they could adopt into their manner of being (as their need for the "training wheels" our resources provide get to be more of a hindrance than a help).
The tools we provide are intended to assist people in learning how to gather, arrange, communicate with and order up the automata they and the universe create in their lives. With our approach there's never a need to manipulate anyone in order to effect transformation - we only have to address the surrounding automatous environment and the reinforcement of their pre-existing constituent harmonic partials. No need to find what's wrong and try to fix it. All that is necessary is to find what's right and enhance it.
In this manner, their active pursuit of transformation can always progress at a self-guided pace, supplemented by the navigational assistance of the right tools and the encouragement of those providing dedicated support, providing them the opportunity to continually re-invent themselves...disassembling, rearranging, and reassembling to higher and higher levels of order.
Although essentially self-directed, the transformational journey can nonetheless be rather intense and challenging at each bifurcation of pathways. However, it never takes the individual beyond their inherent capacity, as the current technology is only geared toward the optimisation of their present makeup. We stand ready to assist all neuro-nauts ready to develop an operator's manual for the machine they live inside of and help them how to play their instrument more beautifully.