Sunday, October 30, 2016
Scribes of Solomon Mentors
S O S
Solomonic: meaning inner wisdom, direct knowing, or subjective understanding. Exhibiting or requiring the exercise of great wisdom, especially in making difficult decisions.
1. Pareidolia: The pattern that is, is not, and yet is…
2. Apophenia: The principle that is, is not, and just might be…
3. Hierophany: The ultimate truth that is, always was, and always will be
The text below will clearly explain the three unfamiliar words you just read.
When you seek answers from Solomon, you will receive specifically chosen Words of Wisdom from Solomon to help you discern your answer.
Human consciousness naturally self-organizes into patterns, principles, and revelatory truth. When people apply this Words of Wisdom method, individual, usable perceptions are created in all three cognitive arenas. However, the most definable and pragmatic creativity is the result of the confluence of all three cognitive activities; pareidolia, apophenia, and hierophany.
Non-linear thinking is a huge asset that is often ignored by linear thinkers, to their own detriment.
PAREIDOLIA: The pattern that is, is not, and yet is…
Seeing the shape of animals or people in the stars or clouds is a universal trait of the human mind, with cross-cultural validation. There are many other examples of the human mind’s proclivity toward seeing patterns where there are none. All humans are capable of connecting dots in the midst of randomness, and observing recognizable patterns.
The creators of Solomon Answers have developed a method for making this universal tendency useful to human beings in a predictable way. The method for evoking meaningful patterns described below is just one of several examples.
Artists often lead the way in teaching mankind how to be creative. The surrealist artist Salvador Dali would cut the bottoms off of plastic film canisters, and glue the cylinders onto reading glasses. He would then catch lightning bugs, remove the tops of the film canisters, insert the lightning bugs, replace the caps, put on the glasses, and intermingle his creative mind with the random visual stimulus of lightning bugs flashing on and off, very close to his eyes. He reported that the creativity of his art product benefitted significantly. This is an example of pareidolia being used to enhance the quality of life for human beings. Solomon’s Words of Wisdom will do the same thing for your cognitive creativity that Dali’s lightening bugs did for his art.
Now, please keep in mind that the patterns emerge in the creativity of the individual. The patterns are not somehow contained in the stimulus, and then discerned by the individual. The stimulus merely serves as a catalyst for the individual’s creative process. Primitive attempts to harness this power throughout history have made the fundamental mistake of attributing magical powers to the stimuli.
The technical psychological term for this phenomenon is pareidolia: the tendency to perceive a specific, often meaningful image in a random or ambiguous visual pattern.
APOPHENIA: The principle that is, is not, and just might be…
If the human mind is capable of creating patterns out of nothingness, it should be spectacularly successful at organizing usable patterns out of fact, data, science, observations, and a lifetime of collective memory. In this case your entire database is stored in the most complex computer ever devised; your own mind. Imagine having a tool that would search and organize your massive personal data, so that you can become consciously aware of potential principles embedded in your own creative genius. You have the power to discover profound principles and usefully apply them to your life. All this information is imprinted on millions of your own neuron pathways.
Your brain contains 100 billion neurons, and 10,000 times that many connections. Our usual method for solving a problem or answering a question is to consciously attempt searching through this huge database. The conscious mind is a poor tool for sorting and organizing a database of this size. However, we already know that random stimulus facilitates the search and self-organization of information stored in human consciousness. Non-linear methods facilitate this process. Just tell your mind what you are looking for, Solomon’s Words of Wisdom will provide the random stimuli, and creative treasures within your own data bank will be revealed to you.
There are several other non-linear tools that will assist in the creative organization of data already stored within your brain. Solomon’s Scribes have the ability to mentor the revelation of many unanswered issues which have lurked on the periphery of your consciousness for some time.
So, Solomon’s Words of Wisdom has provided you with a search engine which will help you access your enormous databank. Any solution or answer you find in your own database is your unique answer. Solomon just facilitated your discovery. The psychological, technical term for this phenomenon is apophenia: the perception of connectedness among unrelated phenomena or data. This facet of Solomon’s Triad has the advantage of producing outcomes which are subject to the scientific method, the advice of others, and further fact-checking, just as does linear thinking.
Words of Wisdom is a convenient place to start, and the response to your first question is always FREE!
Certainly, there are tips on how to enhance the effectiveness of this process through an inquiry to Solomon’s Courtyard Community Page. (And as a note put LINK) But the basic method of deciphering the “Words of Wisdom” is quite simple.
· Just ask your mind a question, or pose a problem.
· Contemplate the meaning of the Words of Wisdom provided by Solomon
· Discern the best resulting solution or answer
HIEROPHANY: Ultimate truth that is, always was, and always will be…
Oddly, many scientists deny that knowledge can come through revelation. We say “oddly,” because just as many scientists also report scientific breakthroughs as a result of revelation. Let me illustrate. The famous ouroboros dream was responsible for the discovery of the shape of the Benzene ring, when organic chemist Friedrich August Kekule von Stradonitz dreamed of a snake rolling downhill, grasping its own tail. Einstein’s fantasy work that he called “thought experiments” could hardly be called linear thinking. The revelation of the shape of the DNA molecule, as a result of a dream about crawling up a spiral staircase, is yet another example. Non-linear thinking frequently informs linear, scientific conclusions.
But this phenomenon of hierophany goes beyond science. Spiritual rapture is another example. For a good discussion on this subject, see William James’ classic work, “The Varieties of Religious Experience.” Or go to – the “Eureka Moments” page on the Solomon Answers website. (add link called “Eureka Moments.”) A good definition of hierophany would be a mind-boggling thought, as a consequence of inspired revelations, from a source independent of human intellect. Some might say that hierophany is a gift from God or Shekinah, (Biblical Hebrew: שכינה) which means G_d caused to indwell.
The scholar’s term for the phenomenon of knowledge through revelation is hierophany: from the Greek roots “ἱερός” (hieros), and “φαίνειν” (phainein) and signifies a manifestation of the sacred, meaning “sacred” or “holy,” “to reveal” or “to bring to light”
The Solomon Answers experience is sometimes a precursor for a “Peak Experience.” The Solomon Answers Words of Wisdom tool can cause neuron pathways to connect that would not ordinarily be connected.
Fully “grokking” (understanding profoundly through intuition or empathy) Solomon’s Words of Wisdom results in:
1) seeing useful patterns where none exist, pareidolia
2) observing data self-organizing into principles, apophenia
3) and gaining knowledge through revelation, hierophany
Caution – Self deception is also a common human trait. The non-linear indicator of truth may be correct, but your interpretation could be wrong. That is why we need the balance of both linear and non-linear thinking to arrive at trustworthy information.* (see below)
* A cautionary tale – Croesus, King of Lydia beginning in 560 BC, tested the oracles of the world to discover which gave the most accurate prophecies. He sent out emissaries to seven sites who were all to ask the oracles on the same day what the king was doing at that very moment. Croesus proclaimed the oracle at Delphi to be the most accurate, who correctly reported that the king was making a lamb-and-tortoise stew, and so he graced her with a magnitude of precious gifts. He then consulted Delphi before attacking Persia, and according to Herodotus was advised: “If you cross the river, a great empire will be destroyed.” Believing the response favorable, Croesus attacked, but it was his own empire that ultimately was destroyed by the Persians.
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