Hacking the Reality: Expect the Unexpected.

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I don’t believe we’re living in a simulation — neither digital nor spiritual, but I do believe it’s possible to crack the perceived reality with a self-confident mental hammer knock on our expectations — as those are frail as glass windows on an old, abandoned house. It all depends how one chooses to see the reality; as something predictable or out of our control. I often say that I see the world as chaos, and I stand by that, but it don’t stop me from believing that we can control parts of this chaos — the most intimate parts of it. I like the idea of reality as a tunnel, where we can move around a bit but the only direction in the end is forward to an end that’s already decided-ish, within a predictable amount of choices. I tend to see it like one of those circular shaped tunnels/sewers in movies, where the hero is chased on a motorbike by the bad guys (or by a blob i Chuck Russell’s 80’s masterpiece The Blob!), swaying up and down the side of the tunnels — and if he loses his flow and stop/slows down he will crash and burn.

Could it be… ANCIENT ASTRONAUTS? No, just kidding! I mean, could it be that maybe our DNA is a part of that reality-tunnel? Whether we want it or not we seem to behave in a certain way, like it’s inherited — yeah, maybe predetermined. Let’s look at myself (as I have no shame in bringing up myself as an example — I am an individualist, so it comes completely natural) and my heritage: is it just by chance my grandmother married a hard-working Norwegian boat captain and my mom married a hard-working Norwegian sailor… and I married a hard-working Polish ex-navy? My grandpa and Grzegorz even share some physical similarities. Three generations of almost identical love affairs (even if I turned out to be man I still married a man…), and in all these cases it seems to be the definitive meeting of soulmates. It is a pattern and it is quite similar, as least for us who belongs in this family tree.

I like patterns. It’s fun and it’s a valuable thing when it comes to self-analysis, but there’s truly something more to it. The brain wanting to see patterns can be a part of the system of magick, just like we’re using intuition to understand both ourselves and the world around us. A classic and effective example is the art of tarot, which is far more complex and interesting than what the typical carnival fortune tellers do with their deck of Rider-Waite deck. Using, for example, the Thoth deck is more about self-analysis than fortune telling — but can of course be used to look deeper into things that can affect or confirm one’s future.

Working with quantum-generated randomness the last days have opened my eyes how to shift — maybe distort — the predictable existence, at least if we see it as a reality-tunnel. A group of indie scientists, mathematicians and (probably) magicians have started The Fatum Project and describes as “… an attempt to research unknown spaces outside predetermined probability-tunnels of the holistic world and has become a fully functional reality-tunnel creating machine that digs rabbit holes to wonderland”. This with the help of the production of random locations through quantum generated numbers from the ANU Quantum Random Numbers Server. They describe on their homepage like this: “The random numbers are generated in real-time in our lab by measuring the quantum fluctuations of the vacuum. The vacuum is described very differently in the quantum mechanical context than in the classical context. Traditionally, a vacuum is considered as a space that is empty of matter or photons. Quantum mechanically, however, that same space resembles a sea of virtual particles appearing and disappearing all the time. This result is due to the fact that the vacuum still possesses a zero-point energy. Consequently, the electromagnetic field of the vacuum exhibits random fluctuations in phase and amplitude at all frequencies. By carefully measuring these fluctuations, we are able to generate ultra-high bandwidth random numbers”. No, I don’t understand it either. But I like it. How to deliberately shifting the reality around us have fascinated me for years, and I’ve been writing about way more primitive ways to change the reality for others — or sometimes for oneself, just by mistake. This project on the other hand actually feels like THE thing. It works, or at least that what we who have done experiments with it feels. We call ourselves Randonauts, as in random — not Ayn Rand.

The Randonaut concept, with an open mind and a sense of humor, have showed me that it is possible to hack the reality and experience stuff that goes against everything you think would happen, at least that’s how I experience it. Magick, because it’s a form of magick, needs humor, that’s an established fact in most parts of the occult community, and this does the trick. You can’t go out doing it totally serious. The playfulness is a must, an open mind and the will to see patterns and be more aware than what you usually are.

Curious of what the heck this is? Check out my video from my first excursion, and read my report from the second one I had. Here’s a good article that might everything a bit clearer, or read the official theory from The Fatum Project. Wanna try it yourself? Here’s all you need to know. And of course on Reddit.

Enjoy the reality as you know it, because soon you might see it totally diffrently ;)

Author, thinker, television freelancer, mystery aficionado and cat lover.

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