Reality Tunnel

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Reality Tunnel
« on: November 16, 2011, 04:10:59 PM »
Reality tunnel is a term coined by Timothy Leary and popularised by Robert Anton Wilson.
The theory states that, with a subconscious set of mental "filters" formed from their beliefs and experiences, every individual interprets this same world differently, hence "Truth is in the eye of the beholder".

This is not necessarily meant to imply that there is no objective truth; rather that our access to it is mediated through our senses, experience, conditioning, prior beliefs, and other non-objective factors. The individual world each person occupies is said to be their reality tunnel. The term can also apply to groups of people united by beliefs.

A parallel can be seen in the psychological concept of confirmation bias—our tendency to notice and assign significance to observations that confirm our beliefs, while filtering out or rationalizing away observations that do not fit with our prior beliefs and expectations. This helps to explain why reality tunnels are usually transparent to their inhabitants. While it seems most people take their beliefs to correspond to the "one true objective reality," Robert Anton Wilson emphasizes that each person's reality tunnel is their own artistic creation, whether they realize it or not.

It is believed that through various techniques one can break down old reality tunnels and impose new reality tunnels by removing old filters and replacing them with new ones, new perspectives on reality—at will. This is achieved through various processes of deprogramming using neuro-linguistic programming, cybernetics, hypnosis, biofeedback devices, meditation, controlled use of hallucinogens, and forcibly acting out other reality tunnels. Thus, it is believed one's reality tunnel can be widened to take full advantage of human potential and experience reality on more positive levels. Robert Anton Wilson's Prometheus Rising is (among other things) a guidebook to the exploration of various reality tunnels.

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Re: Reality Tunnel
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2011, 04:38:44 PM »
Reality tunnel is a term coined by Timothy Leary and popularised by Robert Anton Wilson.
The theory states that, with a subconscious set of mental "filters" formed from their beliefs and experiences, every individual interprets this same world differently, hence "Truth is in the eye of the beholder".

This is not necessarily meant to imply that there is no objective truth; rather that our access to it is mediated through our senses, experience, conditioning, prior beliefs, and other non-objective factors. The individual world each person occupies is said to be their reality tunnel. The term can also apply to groups of people united by beliefs.

A parallel can be seen in the psychological concept of confirmation bias—our tendency to notice and assign significance to observations that confirm our beliefs, while filtering out or rationalizing away observations that do not fit with our prior beliefs and expectations. This helps to explain why reality tunnels are usually transparent to their inhabitants. While it seems most people take their beliefs to correspond to the "one true objective reality," Robert Anton Wilson emphasizes that each person's reality tunnel is their own artistic creation, whether they realize it or not.

It is believed that through various techniques one can break down old reality tunnels and impose new reality tunnels by removing old filters and replacing them with new ones, new perspectives on reality—at will. This is achieved through various processes of deprogramming using neuro-linguistic programming, cybernetics, hypnosis, biofeedback devices, meditation, controlled use of hallucinogens, and forcibly acting out other reality tunnels. Thus, it is believed one's reality tunnel can be widened to take full advantage of human potential and experience reality on more positive levels. Robert Anton Wilson's Prometheus Rising is (among other things) a guidebook to the exploration of various reality tunnels.
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Re: Reality Tunnel
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2011, 05:32:30 PM »
Reality tunnel is a term coined by Timothy Leary and popularised by Robert Anton Wilson.
The theory states that, with a subconscious set of mental "filters" formed from their beliefs and experiences, every individual interprets this same world differently, hence "Truth is in the eye of the beholder".

This is not necessarily meant to imply that there is no objective truth; rather that our access to it is mediated through our senses, experience, conditioning, prior beliefs, and other non-objective factors. The individual world each person occupies is said to be their reality tunnel. The term can also apply to groups of people united by beliefs.

A parallel can be seen in the psychological concept of confirmation bias—our tendency to notice and assign significance to observations that confirm our beliefs, while filtering out or rationalizing away observations that do not fit with our prior beliefs and expectations. This helps to explain why reality tunnels are usually transparent to their inhabitants. While it seems most people take their beliefs to correspond to the "one true objective reality," Robert Anton Wilson emphasizes that each person's reality tunnel is their own artistic creation, whether they realize it or not.

It is believed that through various techniques one can break down old reality tunnels and impose new reality tunnels by removing old filters and replacing them with new ones, new perspectives on reality—at will. This is achieved through various processes of deprogramming using neuro-linguistic programming, cybernetics, hypnosis, biofeedback devices, meditation, controlled use of hallucinogens, and forcibly acting out other reality tunnels. Thus, it is believed one's reality tunnel can be widened to take full advantage of human potential and experience reality on more positive levels. Robert Anton Wilson's Prometheus Rising is (among other things) a guidebook to the exploration of various reality tunnels.

So you're arguing that we should force hallucinogenic drugs on to RE'rs to help them escape the fake reality tunnel they've made around their minds, while making them see the objective truth of FE?
I don't remember anything. Well, I do, but it's really vague. Like I was on drugs the whole time.

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Re: Reality Tunnel
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2011, 05:35:48 PM »
Reality tunnel is a term coined by Timothy Leary and popularised by Robert Anton Wilson.
The theory states that, with a subconscious set of mental "filters" formed from their beliefs and experiences, every individual interprets this same world differently, hence "Truth is in the eye of the beholder".

This is not necessarily meant to imply that there is no objective truth; rather that our access to it is mediated through our senses, experience, conditioning, prior beliefs, and other non-objective factors. The individual world each person occupies is said to be their reality tunnel. The term can also apply to groups of people united by beliefs.

A parallel can be seen in the psychological concept of confirmation bias—our tendency to notice and assign significance to observations that confirm our beliefs, while filtering out or rationalizing away observations that do not fit with our prior beliefs and expectations. This helps to explain why reality tunnels are usually transparent to their inhabitants. While it seems most people take their beliefs to correspond to the "one true objective reality," Robert Anton Wilson emphasizes that each person's reality tunnel is their own artistic creation, whether they realize it or not.

It is believed that through various techniques one can break down old reality tunnels and impose new reality tunnels by removing old filters and replacing them with new ones, new perspectives on reality—at will. This is achieved through various processes of deprogramming using neuro-linguistic programming, cybernetics, hypnosis, biofeedback devices, meditation, controlled use of hallucinogens, and forcibly acting out other reality tunnels. Thus, it is believed one's reality tunnel can be widened to take full advantage of human potential and experience reality on more positive levels. Robert Anton Wilson's Prometheus Rising is (among other things) a guidebook to the exploration of various reality tunnels.

So you're arguing that we should force hallucinogenic drugs on to RE'rs to help them escape the fake reality tunnel they've made around their minds, while making them see the objective truth of FE?
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Re: Reality Tunnel
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2011, 07:17:07 PM »
Well of course.
We all have our own universe that we live in.  We filter the world through our own beliefs and what we think is possible or moral or justifiable.

I am a terrible person and I am a typical Blowhard Liberal for being wrong about Bom.

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Re: Reality Tunnel
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2011, 02:26:31 AM »
Well of course.
We all have our own universe that we live in.  We filter the world through our own beliefs and what we think is possible or moral or justifiable.

I'm a solipsist and I disagree.
I don't remember anything. Well, I do, but it's really vague. Like I was on drugs the whole time.

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Re: Reality Tunnel
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2011, 07:02:14 AM »
I've been trying to detect my own confirmation bias when discussing things and searching for information on whatever subject under discussion. It's not easy.
I'm sorry. Am I to understand that when you have a boner you like to imagine punching the shit out of Tom Bishop? That's disgusting.

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Re: Reality Tunnel
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2011, 02:35:00 PM »
I've been trying to detect my own confirmation bias when discussing things and searching for information on whatever subject under discussion. It's not easy.
And it will never work.  You need another method, other than pure willpower.  You will always have bias.

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Re: Reality Tunnel
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2011, 03:10:37 PM »
I gave up tripping balls ages ago.
I'm sorry. Am I to understand that when you have a boner you like to imagine punching the shit out of Tom Bishop? That's disgusting.

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El Cid

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Re: Reality Tunnel
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2011, 03:17:26 PM »
I gave up tripping balls ages ago.
I don't know what that means...but I would recommend Zen to start with.

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Re: Reality Tunnel
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2011, 11:12:40 PM »
I gave up tripping balls ages ago.

But, that's half of the fun in life!
I don't remember anything. Well, I do, but it's really vague. Like I was on drugs the whole time.

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Re: Reality Tunnel
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2011, 06:01:43 AM »
Tripping balls sounds like it would be entertaining, but my balls are sensitive.

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Re: Reality Tunnel
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2011, 10:20:30 AM »
Don't worry, your balls will enjoy it.
I'm sorry. Am I to understand that when you have a boner you like to imagine punching the shit out of Tom Bishop? That's disgusting.

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Re: Reality Tunnel
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2011, 10:23:51 AM »
I'll try anything once.  However, when it comes to my balls, I am very cautious.