Experiment: Intentional Information Transference Utilizing Emergent Processes of Unconscious Pattern Recognition Through Both Dreams & Experienced Synchronicity(The LS Dream Experiment)
Hypothesis: The use of a magical symbol can create an isometrical link between minds, through which information can be purposefully transferred to the psyche of connected and invested individuals.
Project Proposal: Empathic and magical links are isometrical in nature making them a potential conduit for deliberate information transferral. With this experiment I plan to explore the boundaries of information theory by utilizing a glyph or symbol, which is a primitive and effective technique of human information transference. One that even could be argued to be evolutionary in nature by utilizing emergent processes of unconscious and conscious pattern recognition.
Empathy is defined as the feeling that you understand and share another person’s experiences and emotions (according to merriam webster, which will be the definition I will use in context of this experiment) I theorize that empathy is another example of emergent processes of unconscious and conscious pattern recognition through similarity or internalized personal symbolism with or about another party.
For this study I want to explore the potential for information transference utilizing emergent processes of unconscious pattern recognition through both dreams and experienced synchronicity in the experiment subjects.
I will be utilizing a symbol in modern occultism known as the Linking Sigil or LS. While there is an interesting and complex history and mythology to this symbol and its subsequent egregore, I feel that associations embedded in the structure of this symbol are beneficial to the experiment at large. First the title and name itself “Linking Sigil” is a linguistic mnemonic that sets up the initial conditions for the symbols function. The simplicity in the LS’s original structure has been its greatest asset, allowing it to be easily internalized and memetically propagated in a wider subset of social contexts than more traditional occult symbols or glyphs. The second asset of the LS is the visual composition. The L and the S are overlapped, visually combining both the concept of a link and the sigil itself. Slightly to the left of this overlap there is an independent mark or dot. While the occultist interpretation of this again is rich and varied, here I am instead choosing to consider it as a visual composition rather than as esoteric symbol in itself. The mark is set apart from the functional vector of linking and sigil, implying an independent variable, which can be memetically utilized as either an access point or a point of injection of information. The third asset of utilizing the LS is a combination of the above in that it allows the experiment to be extend beyond the common personalities in modern occulture.
Participants in the experiment will be asked to be willing and able to participate for a period of four weeks per phase. The experiment will take place three days per week: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. On these nights subjects will be asked to record their dreams and other data to be outlined in the participant guideline booklet. Examples of data to be recorded include reactions, words, information or thoughts upon gazing at the symbol for a period of one minute before sleep, or any odd synchronicities, patterns or recurring thoughts the following day.
Participants will be asked not to discuss their dreams or other related experiences for the duration of the experiment phase. Experiment administrators at the same time will refrain from discussing any and all results or conditions of the experiment and will refrain from engaging participants in conversations regarding or alluding to the planned weekly topics.
- Numbers and Shapes
Simple data, mathematical/ structural
- Colors and Emotions
Empathic data and associative anchors
- Letters and Landscapes
Formative data and detail retention
- Words and Concepts
The information collection process will be made anonymous and efficient by use of dedicated forms, which will be posted three times a week on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Participants are encouraged to record their initial findings on paper as to be outlined in the participant guideline booklet and use this to transfer to the electronic questionnaire. If a participant misses more than one day on any given week they will be dropped from that week. If a participant misses more than two weeks they will be dropped from the experiment.
The experiment administrator will record and photograph all conditions of the experiment daily as well as any remarkable experiences or thoughts deemed important to note. The administrator will summarize findings weekly, to be compiled and any findings or correlations commented upon at the conclusion of the four weeks. At this time it will be determined if the experiment would benefit by a second phase with different test variables.
To participate in this study please sign up here: http://bit.ly/1nnTCkJ