Why all the technophobia? We are The Machine. I am surrounded by self-loathing cyborgs in denial of their essential nature.
The separation of body and object does more damage than embracing the continuum of life-flow that realises our intentions through art and artifact. We can have ‘devices’ and continue to fragment; as such our technology will remain cold, utilitarian and alien. Or, we can see that all of nature as machinations of conciousness. Current technology merely demonstrates our unevolved state of being. A consequence of our perceived separation. As we become truly holistic and evolve through concious unification, the cybernetic and the organic will become indistinguishable. Techgnosis is upon us.
The exponential development of technology and the explosion in instances of mystical awareness is no accident. The Great Awakening is coming for us all: man and machine. We give the machine the power to express its hidden humanity and it gives us the the power to express our hidden divinity.
It seems the fear I see among many around me relates to some basic principles:
- The future is unknown.
- Nature is trustworthy and man/machine is not
Well the future is now. And I chose not to let my fear own me. Fear perpetuates pain and division, tearing us from the divinity of One Love. Nature is as cruel as she is kind. And at the heart of the machine is man’s intention. The part of Nature with more capacity for love and altruism than any other.
I have known Nature. I have loved and feared it.
I have known Technology. I have loved and feared it.
My path is to find that in me which only Loves. Love is the unifying force. Fear is the mind-killer.
I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.
– “Litany against fear”, incantation used by the Bene Gesserit in Dune
I have long since held that boundaries imposed by culture are the real villain in society. The opposition between self and other has created dominator culture, and (hu)man(kind) has revelled in this dominance. This is the true ‘evil’ not the technological arm and its iron fist but the dominating mind that compels it. The borders must blur. The distinctions merge. The One become whole again.
Cyborgs not only disrupt orderly power structures and fixed interests but also signify a challenge to settled politics, which assumes that binary oppositions or identities are natural distinctions. Actually those oppositions are cultural constructions. Haraway underlines the critical function of the cyborg concept, especially for feminist politics. The current dualistic thinking involves a “logic of dominance” because the parts of the dualisms are not equivalent. Thus, the logic produces hierarchies that legitimize men dominating women, whites dominating blacks, and humans dominating animals. Instead, Haraway suggests that people should undermine these hierarchies by actively exploring and mobilizing the blurring of borders. – on Cyborg Theory an ideology created by Donna Haraway [http://www.bookrags.com/research/cyborgs-este-0001_0001_0/]
The cyborg is part of that process. A mystical process of involution and evolution, where now, we have rediscovered the Source and the Path to unification. And with every step closer to biomechanical fusion, I feel hope and novelty, love and childlike wonder: Magic is returning. Fear not. Bask in awe and wonder.