Friday, 6 June 2008
Matrix Warrier - Being The One
I strongly recommend that any itladians keen to understand how we are part of a greater "weltgeist" should try and track down a copy of the simply stunning Matrix Warrior - Being The One by Jake Horsley (isbn 0575075279).
If you read this book with your itladian glasses on you will be stunned. It is like a 'self help' manual for an Eidolon who wishes to become a Daemon (or a unification of both - something I think we should term a "Homoplasmate" in honour of Philip K Dick) . Jake applies the philosophy of the first Matrix movie and takes it to its logical conclusion - that we are all existing in The Matrix. Of course we term this the "Bohmian IMAX" but the principle is identical. Jake suggests that the vast majority of people - he calls them"humatons" are blissfully unaware that they exist in a brain-generated illusion. For Jakes' "humatons" read "Eidolon" and it all suddenly makes sense. Jake's book discusses how some individuals - "Matrix Warriers" . The central character of the Matrix movie is Thomas Anderson (Humaton/ Eidolon) who becomes Neo (Matrix Warrier/Daemon). The book discusses what it is like to be a Daemon in an eidolonic world.
Jake has now been in touch again and has joined this blogsite this morning. I am honoured to have him on board and I am looking forward to some fascinating postings from him.
Jake tells me that the book is now out of print but I am sure that copies can be sourced via Amazon etc or from libraries. Do check it out ... it is great read!
Another occasional reader of this blog - Dr. Bill Irwin, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Kings College Pennsylvania, has edited a book called The Matrix And Philosophy - Welcome to The Desert of the Real. I am not sure if Bill knows of Jake's work but he may find it of some interest - and vice versa. Bill and I were in email contact only the day before yesterday ... so synchrondipity abounds!!!