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Heirarchies Tribal and Solar
by Gene Poole
from Susan Carlson and Christiana Duranczyk
Mind rages around
us like a great fire, ready to burn our fables to ash.
But we persist in making objects, which are conclusions
or 'beliefs'. These too must be incinerated in the core
of the sun!
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Our primate nervous
system is anything but vestigial, and consciousness 'as
we know it' is built atop the ancient bicameral mind.
The bicameral mind, as a gambit for species survival,
worked so perfectly, that the human population increased
to the point that tribal warfare became not only
incessant, but deadly. At this point, was consciousness
'as we know it' invented.
Consciousness 'as we know it' is also called
'ego-consciousness', and ego is essentially a force of
mediation or referee. Ego mediates between the arisings
of the bicameral mind, and the criteria of identity.
Identity is an assemblage of mutally cohesive memory
fragments, which are acquired through life experience.
Consciousness 'as we know it', or ego-consciousness,
intercepts the constant transmissions from the bicameral
mind, or 'id'. 'Ego the referee' blows the whistle on
foul plays, as certified by the criteria of of identity,
which is learned social egalitarianism.
Chief among the residual aspects of the bicameral mind,
is the persistent arising of the spirit of the alpha-male
primate tribal chief, or as HE is otherwise know, 'God'.
Primate tribal life as perpetuated by bicameral mind,
provided for the appearance of Big Chief Alpha-Male God,
even in the absence of other living Beings. We continue
to have this hallucination, whenever 'consciousness as we
know it' wavers or breaks down. Under those conditions,
'God' makes an appearance, issues orders, emits glamors,
and generally compels obedience to the way of the tribe.
Schema of layers of consciousness: (hierarchy)
* (invisible space as receptive 'female' emptiness
* Top: Higher Self, Self, Universal Spirit (Superego)
* Middle: 'Ego-consciousness' ('Ego', 'Do-er') =
= (Identity [ego plug-in] =
= acquired criteria for social regulation)
* Lower self: (substrata collectively known as 'id')
-Bicameral mind (survival strategy)
-Physical layer of Being (possibility of reproduction)
-Organisation of DNA (cohesion by ordering principle)
* Self (active ordering principle/ thrust/ 'male'
If you carefully examine the above list, you will see
that Self rests upon Self; from Self, emanates the entire
hierarchical structure, and atop of this structure, is
As we do not see where we came from (Self), we also do
not see where we are going (Self). We thus do not see
what is in between the arising of everything from Self,
into Self, as Self, and finally and 'eternally' as Self.
The beginning Self is emptiness, and arising in this
selfsame emptiness, comes forth organized (according to
periodicity) matter, and patterned flesh (bound by DNA),
a mobile bit of food on the run, chasing other food on
Now arises the bicameral mind, to spare the individual
the fatal effects of individuality (ignorance) and share
the collective (tribal) wisdom; the group survives, but
the price for survival is to live always in hierarchy
under the eye and hand of the Top
Monkey/Alpha-Male/Tribal Chief or as we know him now...
Consciousness was invented in order to halt the incessant
tribal warfare which was a direct result of the success
of the bicameral mind!
Warfare became a way of life (holy war) between tribes
SIMPLY BECAUSE each tribe had a unique God, as unique as
each lineage of tribal Alpha-Male/Chief. It was the clash
of the Gods, which compelled endless bloodshed, and which
eventually necessitated the invention of consciousness,
identity, and egalitarian social systems.
Ego consciousness means "ability to know the
The human ability to cogitate/think/calculate depends
upon or actually emanates from the bicameral mind. It is
the eternal conversation between the two hemispheres of
the brain, which is the basis for the cyclic interaction
of the inductive-deductive phases of thought. It is this
cyclic digestion of sense-data, also referenced to
remembered information, which is generally called 'mind'.
We can become acutely aware of the internal conversation,
and furthermore, we can attain veto power over any
conclusion drawn by this ancient computer. We can choose
to suspend any actions which would emanate from any
conclusion. We have the power, if we choose to employ it
in service of abiding, in abiding the conversation, and
in abiding the impulse to react.
So recently have humans gained consciousness, that our
recent history is peppered with records of purely
bicameral behaviour. The deep-seated impulse to 'purify
the race/tribe' can be seen in the actions of many cults,
including the Third Reich of Germany under Adolph Hitler.
So recently have humans gained consciousness, that we
have not yet learned to call in the referee in times of
great tribe-ulation. Still, the shimmering and magnetic
image of the God of the tribe is hallucinated by those
who are in crisis, those who feel disenfranchised, those
who have been banished from their own tribal lands. In
the absence of an actual God, the projected/hallucinated
God takes command, bypassing the enfeebled and unskilled
referee, and launching holy war upon those whose
God differs from tribal specifications.
It does little to no good to appeal to those whose
bicameral minds have stolen control; it does more good to
appeal to the referee, to rebuild the referee, to
construct if need be, a referee from whole cloth. It is
possible to teach consciousness, and it is possible to
for a teacher of consciousness to 'transmit mind' to an
The tradition of the 'transmission of mind' is best
preserved and practiced as Zen. The master, who is a
teacher of consciousness, may employ the koan in order to
disable the regressive reasoning of the student. Sudden
awakening occurs when the transmitted (contagioned)
'mind' has taken root and has successfully co-opted the
entire hierarchy of consciousness within the student.
Suddenly, the whole human organism is slaved or entrained
by the imperative of space itself. In this moment,
emptiness prevails; in this moment, the receptive has
opened to the thrust of Being, and linkage has occurred.
In this moment, there is connection from the very core of
the planet, through the root of Being (matter) and
refined through the existing protocols of
self-organisation, to emerge from the crown, as a beam of
ultraviolet 'light'; this light connects with the
ultraviolet 'aura' of the planet. A loop of connection
has occurred; lower has connected with higher, and the
two are one, at last.
The receptive (space) has always more room than there is
matter to occupy it; it is up to the human to figure how
to make this connection. Fortunately, there is a lineage
of teachers of consciousness among us. Mind can be
transmitted, and received.
Mind rages around us like a great fire, ready to burn our
fables to ash. But we persist in making objects, which
are conclusions or 'beliefs'. These too must be
incinerated in the core of the sun!
What feeds the core of the Earth, comes from the core of
the Sun; and the Sun itself is fed its own information of
existence, from the Diehold, which itself reflects
Self-organising principle. From the Diehold emanates
information of existence; matter which obeys this
principle, comes to directly reflect the nature of the
Temporary, we feel the caress of entropy in the of
embrace of emptiness, and know love. We know love which
embraces wholly, our failure to carry through with the
inevitable transmigration of matter into energy, during
our short span. Our crude atomic technologies are a mere
shadow of the nuclear metabolism which will someday power
us to drink directly from the Sun itself.
* Or you can bypass the Sund and go to the Diehold
Comment by Christiana Duranczyk
Gene - breathing the crucible of fire,
stream and space
I spent the day in direct relationship with the precision
of your words... entrained through the various portals
you hold open. Pulsations of lightfire, wateressence and
spaceheart. Crucible and breathe.
As I read your commentary on the 'diehold', its
holography as an archetypal mold, as well as it's
relationship with suffering, I was moved by the
homonym... dye. For the dye to 'hold', salt is used, and
the fabric is colored forever as such; unless, of course,
other 'agents' intervene. I then thought about salt, and
the salt produced by the tears of suffering. As if on
'cue' your last lines spoke....
To identity, reality tastes like salt-water; but for the
realizer, it is the purest spring
to saltless tears from the font of pure beauty... to
relaxing and being absorbed by the space 'outside'..
What is a
Gene Poole responds to Susan Carlson
You asked "what is a diehold"?
That is a fair question. As I wrote my article, I assumed
that I would be able to give a weblink to the primary
page which explains all this. But, the link now leads
only to an empty directory.
Instead, go to this link:
This is the first chapter of the book 'Reality Revealed'
by Doug Vogt.
To proceed with reading the book online, you must
manually change the URL by replacing the chapter number
in your browser location window like this, to go to
Just keep on manually changing the chapter number and you
can read or download the entire book, if it is all there.
(If you 'save as... source' to a specific folder on your
local disk, you will have the whole book to read at your
Here is a link to a discussion of the diehold on a list
allied to NDS:
Here are some other links which discuss the diehold:
The term 'diehold' seems to have been coined to describe
'a place (like the hold of a ship) which holds the forms,
templates, or 'dies' (a metalworking term) which pattern
This would necessarily mean that the diehold is 'outside
of reality', and that it 'transmits the information of
existence' which organizes (gives rise to) 'all of what
Perhaps you have heard the phrase 'the die is cast' or
'the die has been cast'. This has nothing to do with
gambling or dice; instead, it refers to a mold (die)
which has been cast (made).
Once the mold is made, everything which comes from it,
will have the shape of the mold. 'The die is cast' thus
states that a pattern has been laid down, and thus
subsequent events will conform to the pattern. This
phrase lends itself to assumptions about the future being
predictable, once patterns are seen in the present.
We can notice patterns in the present, and we are fond of
speculating about origins. Plato put forth a concept of a
place or dimension where the 'original forms and
essences' are located, and he stated that this place of
origins was beyond direct human touch, IE, 'out of
reality' as is the diehold.
One of the greatest obsessions of modern science it to
'reverse-engineer' the universe, to be able to put hands
on the most elementary controls of existence. Our
experiments with atomic bombs and nuclear energy reflect
this deep drive to uncover 'the philosopher's stone', or
the key to everything.
The leveling effect of 'nondual realization' and 'nondual
studies' allows the space and time for the observer to
come to realize that the only way to gain control of the
universe, is to be outside of it.*
We can gain control of the world-dream by being outside
of it; we can gain control of identity by being outside
of it. We can relax and abide the flux of phenomena, to
eventually 'see' all of this.
At some point along the way, it becomes apparent that the
drive to 'understand' emanates from suffering.
Understanding in-service-of 'control of the universe'
seems to be an understandable, if actually unworkable,
motive in response to the realization of mortality and
vulnerability. The mortal vision of death is an attempt
to peer closely at what cannot be seen, because it
(death) is 'outside of this universe' in the realm of the
The drive to understand is similar to the impulse which
drives the salmon to to return to the place of its
origin. In a sense, the diehold is the 'spawning ground'
of existence. But realize that peering intently at
nothing, with the intent to escape death, is to put off
the experience of smelling the roses of existence. We are
showered with blessings beyond imagining, yet shrug them
off in our obsession with death and mortality. We have
not only clues, but we ourselves as awareness, are the
answer we seek.
It is the troublesome seeking of a vantage point
'outside', which blinds us to our true position. We seek
'objectivity' and seek to overcome frivolity and volatile
memory, for purposes which arise wholly from suffering.
Our lifestyles are an ongoing confession of suffering,
overlayed with a thin coating of glossy and unjustified
confidence. Why the disparity between what is and what we
assume 'should be'?
Suffering breeds idealism; idealism is compensation for
the animal fear of death. Humans who experience the
connection I describe in my previous posting, see very
clearly that human concerns are generally a frantic
expression of lostness and disconnect. And this
disconnect is facilitated by the attempt to get beyond
death, to escape/migrate/spawn to the diehold, which
exists ourside of this universe, and is otherwise known
as the eternal Heaven afterlife.
On the other hand, to simply abide 'in the here and now'
will reveal reality as no book is capable of. Our door is
being consistently 'knocked on', but
our frantic poundings on our own side of the door make it
impossible to hear the gentle request for entry which is
emanating from 'the other side'.
We are literally awash in communications of 'truth', yet
persist in attempts to decode what we assume has been
hidden in the folds of time and space and energy and
matter. 'Water, water everywhere and not a drop to
drink'. To identity, reality tastes like salt-water; but
for the realizer, it is the purest spring
(* Note: I am already 'coming from outside of it'.)
responds to Gene Poole
The light of
recognition goes warm... :)
I have not gone to the links yet but I will tell you that
without reading what has been written I think we are in
the same ball park.
The term 'diehold' seems to
have been coined to describe 'a place (like the hold of a
ship) which holds the forms, templates, or 'dies' I must say up front that I am
*not* a techno-engineering babe. I am of the kinesthetic,
mystic experience, visonary sub species. I leave the
explaining how it works to the techo mages.
(a metalworking term) which pattern reality itself. This
would necessarily mean that the diehold is 'outside of
reality', and that it 'transmits the information of
existence' which organizes (gives rise to) 'all of what
When I first 'woke up' about ten years ago, I began to
have a series of 'downloading' or 'chunking' experiences
that still happen to this day. I would be 'in state' and
feel, hear info being downloaded into me at an almost
instantaneous rate. ( I have found this is a common
experience among some of my awake female friends.) I
wouldn't hear the info per se but I could hear the sound
as the object volume size was chunked into me. Later, I
would begin to have epiphanies which I think were
understanding and bringing to surface awareness this
One day about 5 or 6 years ago, I was sitting on my couch
staring out the picture window, daydreaming. (one of my
favorite activities) Out of the blue, as these things are
apt to happen, I had an epiphany. This epiphany was this:
I am an organizing field of consciousness and also the
Universal Field of Consciousness. I am It and part of it.
As a creatrix I call together a template with which to
'extrude' universal 'stuff' or energy. This causes the
process of manifestion from immaterial to material. The
successful manifestation of what I want to create depends
on my clarity of intent and the condition of the
'boundary' between I and i. From the I standpoint looking
towards i there is no boundary. From the i standpoint
looking towards I, the boundary lately is looking like a
leaky permeable membrane. ( good news for me)
We can also look at this as creating patterns of the
future but I am reserving the right as an I outside of
reality to change the patterns that do not serve me. I
may be just stroking the little i here...but, I think I
am in the ball park with you...I am just looking at the
microscopic view rather than the macroscopic.
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