How to Metaprogram Yourself
I’ve recently been spending some time down at Village #Occupy Vancouver as well as reading Robert Anton Wilson’s book Prometheus Rising. What a great combination. What is happening at Village #Occupy is so inspiring. I am just thrilled everyday for every minute I can be down there. We are especially fortunate here to be on Unceded Coast Salish land and to have the Elders consecrate the land the village is on.
I would like to take a second to share the game Robert Anton Wilson describes on pages 196 – 199 “The Magic Room”
I will try to keep is sucinct by pulling out excerpts that strike me as significant. Of course I will be pulling these out according to my own reality-tunnels so I recommend reading the whole thing if you can at some point. Find it on google books here.
A popular game with California occultists — involves a Magic Room which contains an Omniscient computer.
To play this game you simply “astrally project” into the Magic Room. Do not ask what “astral projection” means, and do not assume it is metaphysical (and therefore either impossible, if you are a materialist, or very difficult, if you are a mystic). Just assume this is a gedankenexperiment, a “mind-game.” Project yourself, in imagination, into this Magic Room and visualize vividly the Omniscient Computer, using the details you need to make such a super-information-processor real to your fantasy.
You do not need any knowledge of programming to use this computer. It is so built that it responds immediately to human brain-waves, “reading” them and decoding their meaning. So, when you are in this magic room, you can ask this computer anything, just by thinking of what you want to know. It will read your thought, and project into your brain, by a laser ray, the correct answer.
There is one slight problem. The computer is very sensitive to all brain-waves. If you have any doubts, it registers them as negative commands, meaning “Do not answer my question.” So the way to use it is to start simply, with “easy” questions. Ask it to dig out of the archives the name of your second-grade teacher.
(by the way I tried this and I instantly got the name of my teacher…the amazing thing about this is I have actually been trying to remember the name of that particular teacher for a few months now to no avail, but the minute I tried this experiment her name was in my head, sharply, as if a laser beam had put it there)
When the computer has dug out the name of your second-grade teacher, try it on harder questions, but not ones that are too hard. It is very easy to sabotage this machine, but you don’t want to sabotage it during these experiments. You want to see how well it can be made to perform.
It is wise to ask only one question at a time, since it requires concentration to keep this magic computer real on the field of your perception. Do not exhaust your capacities for imagination and visualization on your first trial runs.
Next try more interesting programs. Take a person toward whom you have negative feelings, such as anger, disappointment, feeling-of-betrayal, jealousy or whatever interferes with the smooth, tranquil operation of your own bio-computer. Ask the Magic Computer to explain that other person to you; to translate you into their reality-tunnel long enough for you to understand how events seem to them. Especially, ask how you seem to them.
The computer will do this for you; but be prepared for some shocks which might be disagreeable at first.
This super-brain can also perform exegesis on ideas that seem obscure, paradoxical or enigmatic to us. For instance, early experiments with this computer can very profitably turn on asking it to explain some of the propositions in this book, which may seem inexplicable or perversely wrong-headed to you, such as “We are all greater artists than we realize” or “What the Thinker thinks, the Prover proves” or “mind and its contents are functionally identical.”
This computer is much more powerful and scientifically advanced than the rapture-machine in the neurosomatic circuit. It has total access to all the earlier, primitive circuits, and over-rules any of them. That is, if you put a metaprogramming instructions into this computer; it will relay it downward to the old circuits and cancel contradictory programs left over from the past. Fro instance, try feeding it on such metaprogramming instructions as:
- I am at cause over my body.
- I am at cause over my imagination.
- I am at cause over my future.
- My mind abounds with beauty and power.
- I like people, and people like me.
Remember that this computer is only a few decades ahead of present technology, so it cannot “understand” your commands if you harbor any doubts about them. Doubts tell it not to perform. Work always from what you can believe in, extending the area of belief only as results encourage you to try for more dramatic transformations of your past reality-tunnels.
This represents Cybernetic Consciousness: the programmer becoming self-progrmamer, self-metaprogrammer, meta-meta-programmer, etc.