In his pioneering 1967 dissertation:
“Programming and Metaprogramming in the Human Biocomputer,” Dr. John C Lilly
postulated that humans are essentially a biological computer,
born with specific bio-firmware programming such as eating,
sleeping, and feeling pain… embedded in their genetic code. Our
ability to take in new information and to develop ideas beyond
these innate programs depends on our capacity for
"meta-programming," or learning to learn.
By altering the brain's normal operations via the application
of various “Consciousness Hacking”
techniques, the range of human thought, the power and ability of
the human mind can be increased beyond any previous
(noun) 1 - the state of being aware of and responsive to one's
surroundings. 2 - a person's awareness or perception of something, ie: the
fact of awareness by the mind of itself and the world.
aspect of mind is more familiar or more puzzling than
consciousness and our conscious experience of self and
world. The problem of consciousness is arguably the central
issue in current theorizing about the mind. Despite the lack
of any agreed upon theory of consciousness, there is a
widespread, if less than universal, consensus that an
adequate account of mind requires a clear understanding of
it and its place in nature. We need to understand both what
consciousness is and how it relates to other, non-conscious,
aspects of reality.
-Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
(noun) 1 - a person who uses computers to gain unauthorized access to
data. 2 - an enthusiastic and skillful computer programmer or user.
hacker was anybody who tinkered with any kind of system,
mechanical or electrical, in order to better understand how
it worked. Today hackers are persons who create or modify
computer software, typically with the goal of using software
in a manner not intended by the original computer
is a series of techniques (yogas) and an
array of technologies (tantras) designed to promote mindfulness, develop
clarity and invigorate internal energy or life force (chi or prana). These techniques entrain the mind and body to be familiar with
specific, beneficial brain-state modes such as concentration,
compassion, correct understanding, patience, humility,
perseverance, etc. Consciousness Hacking's most ambitious form
seeks to effortlessly sustain single-pointed and enthused concentration.
Rather than to seek oblivion, or to "turn off" the world,
allows its practitioner (intelligence engineer, in
tekgnostics parlance) to enjoy a sustainable sense of
well-being, while being fully engaged in day-to-day activities.
Consciousness Hacking can be considered a spiritual
technology. The word spirit (from Latin spiritus "breath")
is often used metaphysically to refer to human consciousness or
personality. Consciousness Hacking has been intertwined with
humanity's planetary rise to prominence, for the last 10,000
years, perhaps more. The oldest form of consciousness hacking is known as:
meditation. The history of meditation can be traced back at
least 5,000 years, to when the effects of staring into
flickering flames of fire was first discovered by ancient
humans. This discovery became a form of practice as early man
sought to repeat the experience.
this "first practice" ...several meditation techniques
were developed and began to spread throughout Earth's early
civilizations. It can be argued that these early practices were
the foundation of spirituality, as well as it's "evil twin"
...religion. Tek-Gnostics views religion as a political
institution, thereby making it suspect. In keeping with Tek-Gnostics core tenet that the
essence of being human resides within the relationship between spirit
and universe, Consciousness Hacking is driven by individual
need, desire and intent. In this regard, Consciousness Hacking
is a spiritual, consciousness enhancing conceptual
modern science has revisited the brain entraining properties of
the flickering flames of that primordial fire. Light and sound,
used in the proper setting, have been shown to facilitate brain
entrainment, through what is known as the frequency-following
effect. This effect is more profound with pulsed,
binaural beats. A
binaural beat is the result of one ear hearing a pure tone of a
slightly differing pitch than the other ear. The brain then
actually synthesizes the difference between the two, syncing
with the result.
pursues Consciousness Hacking with a Cyberpunk,
DIY ethos. Brain
entrainment technologies need to be the purview of the
individual, rather than in the hands of manipulative
institutions. In this modern world of mass media manipulation,
personal autonomy of thought has never been more imperative. It is
therefore in the spirit of individual Gnosis (knowledge) that we
present the following...
Declaration of Memetic-Autonomy
in the course of human events
becomes necessary for the individual to dissolve the tyrannical
coercive persuasion imposed by an antiquated dominator culture
and to assume among the powers of universe the authority to
which sentience entitles... a decent respect to the collective
conscious of humankind requires that the individual declare
their right to memetic-autonomy.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all terrans are created equal... that they are endowed by universe with
certain unalienable rights... that among these are life, liberty
and the pursuit of happiness.
behalf of the future, we declare the content of our mind and
the capacity of our heart to be
naturally independent of imposed media.
We proceed with no greater authority than that with which
liberty herself always issues. We recognize no higher allegiance than the natural communion between self and universe."
- inspired by the writings of Thomas
Jefferson, Terence McKenna
& John Perry Barlow
the many matrices of information and systems of perception
presented on this website, the exploration of consciousness continues to be
prime pursuit. We maintain that by better understanding our
multiple perceptive (reality) filters… ie: consciousness… we can better
understand universe and our relationship to it. The
an individual to have a working knowledge of… and to possess the
capability to modify or augment his
or her own consciousness is
central to self-autonomy. This premise is the "cornerstone" and
motivation for the operative aspect of Tek-Gnostics... what we
call: Intelligence Engineering (iE ).
As outlined by Dr. John C
Lilly, referenced above,
iE: pursues trainings (yogas)
and teachings (tantras) that facilitate meta-programming of an
individual's bio-computer. With practice, the exercises
presented here, along with our
tantras, allow development and access to meta-consciousness.
Historically, access to this knowledge has
been monopolized by a variety of hierarchal institutions that,
for the most part, do not have the individual terrans best interest at
heart. Too often, political aspirations for power and control...
of the many, by the few... have corrupted the original integrity
of such systems of evolution.
These institutions, the most overt examples being churches and
universities, have become systems of control rather than
vehicles of learning. Accordingly, it has thus become necessary to access this information
in unorthodox ways. We title these methods of acquisition…
Perception Current neuroscience
suggests that our nerve-net continues to expand via the growth
of a specific classification of neuron, called a
interneuron. Unlike a local interneuron, a relay interneuron
develops incredibly long axons that connect circuits of neurons
from one region of the brain with those in other regions. The
interaction between interneurons allow the brain to perform
complex functions such as learning and problem solving. The
continued growth of relay interneurons represent our ability to
evolve and expand increased mental capacity.
The human body is an adaptive organism of
evolution and filtration. The air we breath, the food and water
we consume, are taken in and processed by our bodily filtration
systems. The function of any filter is
to screen out undesirable, impure or un-needed elements. This same
process may result in a more refined or pure product, once it
has passed through the filtration system. Pertinent to the topic at hand, the
perceptions we take in via our many perceptive faculties, are
constantly being filtered or refined via our Reality Filters...
As a mechanism of human
evolution, the ability to limit or
filter out nonessential perceived information allows us to focus
on vital signals, pertinent to species survival. Taking in only a
limited segment of environmental signals prevents our nervous
system from being overwhelmed by data.
In terms of receiving information from our
environment, we are visually limited to a very thin segment of
the electromagnetic spectrum. The smallest wavelength we can
visually discern is violet at 380 nanometers, while the longest
wavelength... red... measures 750 nanometers. Ultra-violet on
the short side, and infra-red on the long, are normally outside
our perceptive abilities. Our other perceptive organs receive
similar limited signals.
Perception beyond the normal limits of our
species-wide awareness filters challenge the normal limits of our reasoning
framework. This framework has traditionally been referred to as
consensual reality. Unfortunately, the nature of
consensual reality is driven by the lowest common denominator.
This is evidenced by the sometimes shameful mass human behavior
known as "herd" or "mob" mentality. This concept of
"group mind" was first put forward by 19th-century French social
psychologists Gabriel Tarde and Gustave Le Bon.
This bio-conceptual artifact (consensual
reality) is humanity's shared structure
of consciousness and coordination. This species-wide
framework has allowed for the rise of human civilization and
culture. It allows for
navigation and cooperation, both physically and mentally, within our
3-dimentional framework of space-time.
Consensual reality has been
considered a survival mechanism for the human species. Human
exploration beyond the fringe of shared perception has been
instrumental in accessing new information, thereby expanding and
evolving consensual reality. This exploration and it's
utilization has been termed creativity... thinking "outside the
The driving engine or mechanism of
creativity is known as... imagination. Imagination is, quite literally,
a machine of manifestation. Put
another way, imagination is the primal force and the vital
reality creative power source of human existence. Before
you can create it, you first must imagine it.
Creativity can be a "two-edged sword" in the sense that it may
disrupt the current consensual reality grid as new information
is gleaned and presented for inclusion within said grid. New
information is typically presented by the intrepid individual,
to the collective. If the information is validated by the
collective, it is typically labeled as innovation or (more
Change can be perceived either negatively or positively,
depending upon one's perspective. Perspective is
defined as thestateofone'sideas or thefacultyofseeingalltherelevantdatainameaningful, interrelated
and holistic way.
Regardless of how change is viewed... it
is clear that change is a universal certainty.
powerful filter of perspective has been termed critical thinking.
This tool allows us to separate noise from information... filter
out the superfluous from the essential. In this way, we can sift
through the barrage of raw data to identify the relevant
information within the data-stream... select the best working
model of reality. Correct and repeated usage of the critical
thinking filter produces a phenomena, first described by Dr.
Timothy Leary, as Intelligence
Increase ( I² ).
Intelligence increase, applied collectively
and with the utilization of our artifacts, both physical and
conceptual, becomes Intelligence Amplification.
Human Earthlings appear to have a particular talent as tool
builders. It turns out that having a big brain, incessant
curiosity and opposable thumbs... is a most effective combination
of attributes. The artifacts created by domesticated primates are as
much a part of contemporary
Earth history (read: last 10,000 years) as humans are. Our
artifacts become an extension of who we are. Oft-times, in
examining the consequences of human ingenuity, we realize and
must contend with unintended consequences.
anticipating one such consequence, that thought provoking and
concerning event that has been popularly labeled:
Technological Singularity, we are faced with an intriguing
dilemma. Simply stated, and as examined elsewhere at Tek-Gnostics,
singularity is the moment when machine intelligence surpasses
Computer networks and
human-computer interfaces (one of humanity's more recent
artifacts) may be instrumental in what has been titled
Intelligence Amplification (IA).
In fact, IA is a likely
scenario, given our intimate relationship with our technologies.
IA is something that is
proceeding very naturally, as we create and interface with
increasingly sophisticated computer systems. Every time our ability to
access information and to communicate it to other humans is
improved, we have
achieved an increase over natural
intelligence. This concept is clearly evident in the development
of social intelligence network sites, such as
question is this: Do increasingly sophisticated algorithms
equate with intelligence? ...with sentience? If the answer
is yes, humanity must recognize that in network and interface
application, there is something as profound (and potentially
sentient) as Intelligence Amplified Artificial Intelligence. New developments in artificial
intelligence (AI) will undoubtedly have applications in IA, and
vice versa. With that
insight, we may see the internet, a mundane interface and
networking tool, serve to advance us toward the singularity along the
path. The marvelous opportunity presented by the world wide web
is that it is participatory. As the cost comes down and access
to a greater portion of humanity increases, it also becomes more
IA Viewing the worldwide Internet as a
combination human/machine tool may manifest the Singularity
before anything else. The power and influence of even the
present-day Internet is vastly underestimated. The very anarchy
of today’s worldwide net development is evidence of its
potential. As connectivity and bandwidth and archive size and
computer speed all increase, we are experiencing the
transformation of our very biosphere into a vast data processor,
with a million times greater speed and with millions of human
intelligent agents (ourselves) in direct participation.
These developments appear to be
evolutionary in nature. The internet is arguably one of
humanity's most ingenious and ambitious creations to date. Being
nothing less than a vast working model of global consciousness,
each human with the means to connect to the web becomes, in a
sense, a single, autonomous neuron in the mind of our biosphere,
or as she has been more eloquently titled,
Gaia. Given the incredible potential each individual
earthling brings to this system, the creative possibilities for
our global consciousness are seemingly infinite. As this global
nerve-net becomes more complex and sophisticated... singularity
It is the intent of
Tek-Gnostics Department of Intelligence Engineering to explore and facilitate the concept of
consciousness hacking in symmetry with intelligence
amplification. In this most opportune moment in
humanity's history, each of us must apply IA to the best of our
ability, toward a common goal. We define this goal as creating
a balanced, sustainable co-existence of humanity and Earth... a
networked, primate-planetary-partnership of global
consciousness. In the pursuit of our
explorations, we will employ the existent networking artifacts
at our disposal to advance our knowledge (gnosis) and
communicate that information... for it is in the utilization and
interaction of earth's global electronic medium that the
Intelligence Engineer's unique opportunity for gnosis presents
Popular Future Analysis of and commentary on
cause and effect trends of twenty-first century earth, as
seen through the lens of popular media...
Our first technique
is designed to focus one's intention on the here and now. Thinking about the
past or the future is in essence time travel. Although this
ability is what separates the domesticated primate
from most other species on Spaceship Earth, it is not always the
appropriate use of one's energies. We consider the following
mind focusing exercise to act as a consciousness cleanser. It allows one to work more
efficiently with one's existing faculties while taking in a
little more of the available electromagnetic spectrum.
Mindfulness 100 level
The Tek-Gnostics mindfulness exercise begins with simply sitting down,
relaxing and breathing. Close your eyes and pay attention
to your breathing, following the breath in and out. "Do not
attempt to adjust your dial" on your breath, simply place
your awareness within it. Your body's natural breathing rhythm
is necessarily perfect. After a
short time, move your attention to your body, one part at a
time, noticing any sensations of cold... hot... tight... sore or
anything you can identify. After a few minutes of attention on
your body, start listening to the sounds of the space you occupy, without
judging or criticizing or even thinking about them.
Slowly open your eyes and
look around... as if seeing your world for the first time. Stop and rest your
eyes on an object for half a minute. Examine it without saying
things about it in your mind. If you so desire, you may repeat this
with other objects while
maintaining an awareness of your
body, and your breathing. This simple centering
exercise allows you to realize a state of consciousness that is conducive to
accessing deeper, meditative states.
simple technique is designed to
focus one's attention on our “collective consciousness”
via utilization of the “eleven minutes after eleven” phenomena. Awareness
of this event entails the increased observation of a flashing
11:11 on a digital clock or other such digital device.
Recognizing the 11:11 signal to be a manifestation of
synchronicity (meaningful coincidence)... elevates it beyond mere
coincidence. Through the conscious intention of attributing significance to the appearance of
11:11 in one’s environment, we allow it to become a “cosmic
Synchronicity 101 level
The Tek-Gnostics synchronicity exercise is
opportunistic. It begins by noticing the eleven-eleven cosmic
trigger as it presents itself in your environment. It may be
that you look up and notice that your DVD or Blu-ray is flashing 11:11. It may be that you glance at
your cell phone and its clock reads 11:11, etc. The point is
that you recognize the emerging pattern of reoccurrence (pattern
recognition) and make the mental connection that this is a
Awareness of the 11:11 signal is a world-wide phenomenon that
continues to gain momentum. As more people associate 11:11 with
synchronicity, we approach a “critical mass” in collective
Once you consciously make the association between 11:11 and
synchronicity, your awareness of this phenomenon will increase
dramatically. As you begin to see the flashing 11:11 signal
more frequently, it will become a synchronistic reminder that
there is a tangible connection between you and the phenomenal
universe. This self-programmed affirmation goes beyond opening
your awareness to the possibility of synchronicity. It
facilitates the integration of synchronicity into your
understanding of universe and subsequently your world view.
In this regard, the 11:11 signal can be viewed as a
a nod from universe.
This cosmic trigger serves to remind us of the mystery and
wonder... that there
is magic in the world around us... should we have but the eyes to see it.
following technique originally appeared in the wonderous
manual of "HEADonic Engineering" The Illuminati Papers
by Robert Anton Wilson. We appropriated and adapted this
powerful Tanara, to meet our needs. The science of Neurologic is
easy. It is easy to reprogram the nervous system.
You can be anything you want to be, this time
Reprogramming 102 level
Follow the link provided below. You will be
directed to a dedicated page for this exercise...