Friday, June 5, 2015

Bruce Duensing Has Died

It is with a sad heart that I have to inform readers and discoverer's of The C Influence - of the passing of co-founder Bruce Duensing, yesterday afternoon, after what apparently was a short and intense hospital stay. The world will miss Bruce's speculations and observations about this world and world structure. I certainly will.

Finally - I wanted to share the link to my blog called The Heavy Stuff (no longer generally available on the internet) that started this blog.... the post generated an intense online discussion the likes seldom seen between Bruce and I and then offline in our e-mails... eventually I said to Bruce that I was starting the blog and within minutes Bruce was on-board as co-founder. The C Influence was our attempt to bring various intellectuals to the table to discuss the anomalous - Bruce put some amazing works on TCI (before removing them about 2 years ago) ... please dig into the labels to read what remains of his thoughts and materials here.

Anyway... and lastly... this was the post (below) that inspired Bruce and I to attempt to bring the concept of a C influence to the world..... Eventually Bruce became disenfranchised with this type of writing and removed his posts from TCI as he did with one of his other main blogs of the period (the one that made BD a known name. Perhaps it was part of the Carlos Castaneda idea of leaving a small footprint and erasing personal history
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Be Here Now(ish)

One of the `esoteric takeaways' of the 1960's and 70's was the `tree-hugging' phrase - "Be Here Now". And, frankly, ultimately, it had a lot of `meanings' - from the non-attachment of Zen, to a `re-connecting' with the environment and spirituality, to a `self-centering' - awareness and meditation connotation - and even more. It was a `hip' thing to say (or - to say that you were `doing').

(This would actually be `not-doing' to those `into' Carlos Castaneda.)

Anyway, that phrase BHN entered my mind again the other week and this post has been brain bubbling since then - so - let's see how my mind treats this today. And, as you might expect - my mind generally has been mauling over the whole Phenomenology aspect of the phrase first - both in relation to `science' and my so called Phillips Phenomenology. (see my categories (labels)  on this page for much more about PP)

The first `science' thing that comes into my mind - is - of course, the shear impossibility to BE HERE NOW - as `all nows' pass and have NO duration; and our actual `here' is moving at an incredible rate of motion. All while being the pinpoint of the time-cone - with that exact balance of the actualized past `picking' the next actualized space (the now) of the `future'.

Indeed, if we just consider THE REAL SPACE - that one (humans) occupied as matter --- the `space' that `was you' - an instant ago ---------- has truly `moved' hugely

Do you know the reason?

Well, we are `traveling' on a planet that is `rotating'; we are `traveling' on a planet that is moving in rotation around a star; and we are `traveling' as part of that stars rotation around OUR galaxy; and we are `traveling' as part of the Milky Way's `movement' in a particular direction that all local galaxies are moving in. EVERY SECOND. Every Moment. (Indeed, I once added all this movement up and it is a large portion of 1% of the speed of light - every instant. The `here' of `our last instant' is `miles' from the actual location of the `here' of `this, our current instant'.)

So, that should put to rest in your mind that what we perceive as a permanent local space - is ONLY so - because it (every object within)  ALSO is moving at the same rate. We are matter spiraling thru space points - and have NO claim to a HERE in the human mind sense of the term. Indeed, only the `counting' of the here's of our space/matter - provides us with a `now' or more precisely, a here-now,  at all.

And, before I even get to the `now(ish)' - lets look at how human consciousness might fit into the words of this BHN phrase.

Certainly, the best connection of human consciousness lies in its own `beingness'.Beingness of the actualized past; beingness of the unactualized past; beingness of the actualized future (now); beingness of the `unactualized' (referred to as the) future.

beingness of `our space' (body/matter) - a beingnessof `our minds' (sense-knowingness of actualized memory, sense-knowingness of actualized now, sense-knowingness of actualized fantasy) - but most of all - a Beingness of Determinism via self-knowingness.

Indeed, we ARE, - our being IS, - because we KNOW the determinism we experience of space-time-and our consciousness - as only a BEING with a Ontological Knowingness can. BEINGS with ontological knowingness determine the `what is not able to not be'. That is, at least concerning their own perception structures of other SPACES (the not able to be) and other TIMES (the able to not be) - internally or externally.

(But spaces ARE NOTHING (not able to be) without duration (time - able to not be(ness) and time IS NOTHING without space to be (time needs to give a space it's able to not be(ness) to MAKE - the determined Not Able To Not Be --------------- that we call reality.

Finally, lets talk about what science has told humans about their consciousness of `our external senses of now'. First and foremost, research indicates that humans `see' about 100 or so `frames' of our external reality each second - YET - our consciousness picks about 8-12 of these and `molds them' into a flowing reality for perception purposes. (Not only that - reality itself - turns on and turns off - trillions of times in that frame of reference.) I won't even mention that what we `see' in our brain is upside-down and the whole process needs to be righted for our senses.

But, even more important than that - at least to me - is that EVERYTHING we see ---- all objects ------- are objects from the PAST --- as the light that bounces off objects - which allows us to sense them -  has taken (time)(or a counted space)  to reach our retina. Time which MAKES that datum a PAST, a determined past that is UN-alterable as to its location or time of its data being sent by the light bounce.

So, if EVERYTHING outside of us is FROM the past (to us)  and is Now(ish) ---- isn't the best a human can do is - Be Here Nowish?
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THANKS FOR ALL YOUR THOUGHTS AND WORDS BRUCE - MAY SOME ANSWERS AND MEDITATIVE STATES AWAIT YOU.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Heavy Stuff

Hello Fans Of The C Influence - remember when right? Well I do have my own news of my newest Kindle Book on Amazon - it's called The Heavy Stuff. 

J.S. Flower gives the first comment about the book:

"This cat will spin your synapses into the unknown quicker than any known buffer reality we identify with. Who really has the gumption to go way deep into the Heavy Stuff? Its much easier to sit on the shores of the cultural construct and think that gathering zero's is important. But take the plunge if you dare, and open your mind to this outrageous search of anomalous phenomena."
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And, with the first review like that - how can you not take a look?
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The Chapter Titles
CHAPTER TITLES

NOW WE KNOW, POLITICIANS LIE ABOUT UFO’S
DID HOUDINI ESCAPE DEATH?
PARANORMAL VIDEOS – DUBIOUS OR AMAZING?
THE MISSING SPACE OF MISSING TIME INCIDENTS
DO FRUIT FLYS HAVE FREEWILL? DO HUMANS?
GHOSTS, EVP AND DIRECT VOICE COMMUNICATIONS
GHOSTS, EVP AND DIRECT VOICE COMMUNICATIONS PART 2
MIGHT `ORBS’ BE INDEED `DEAD’ HUMAN BEINGS?
TULPAS, ZOOFORMS AND ORBS – THE CONNECTION
HOW `REAL’ IS REAL?
MEDIA INTERCEPTS POLITICIANS WITH UFO QUESTIONS
DISCLOSURE ISN’T READY FOR PRIME TIME YET
UFO DISCLOSURE – ASTEROID IMPACT DISCLOSURE – WOULD SOCIETY CRUMBLE?
THE `SHADOW BEINGS’ INTERVIEW
ARE TULPAS EVERYTHING ESOTERIC?
EMPTY SPACE
PILOT DOPPLEGANGERS - ESCAPING DEATH
40 DAYS TO 6.66 BILLION HUMANS
DOES `STRANGE HIGHNESS’ OVERLAP HIGH STRANGENESS?
IS OUR EXISTENCE `SIMULATED REALITY’? OR IS IT, `REALITY SIMULATED’?
SCRUTINIZING THE ANALYSIS OF `UFO RESEARCH’ AND THE MURKY WORLD OF `UFO FACTS’
COULD `CAMERAS’ BE CAPTURING – OR ACTUALIZING – A VIRTUAL REALITY?
COULD MARS POLAR LANDER HASTEN DISCLOSURE?
MEDIA PROMOTES `SEEING THE FUTURE’ `RESEARCH’
REAL-SUBJECTIVITY IN A MATERIAL-OBJECTIVE WORLD
CONSCIOUSNESS, CHEMICALS, AND PATHETIC POLITICIANS 
THE `WINK’ FACTOR INDEX
THE `WINK’ FACTOR INDEX – PART TWO
PIERCING HUSSERL’S PHENOMENOLOGY – PART ONE – JULY 2008
THE TRANSFORMATION OF IDEAS THROUGH TEMPORAL CHARACTERS
EDGAR MITCHELL’S INTEGRITY VERSUS THE BIG MEDIA SPIN MACHINE
BIGFOOT IN MY FREEZER – IS UFO IN MY BARN NEXT?
THE FEDERATION OF LIGHT, PROPHET YAHWEH, USED CAR LOTS, AND THE 72 HOUR GUARANTEE
COULD AN OCTOBER 14TH ALIEN CRAFT DISPLAY BE A COLLECTIVE LUCID DREAM APPEARING IN SPACE?
THE OCTOBER 14TH NO-SHOW, THE PROBLEM WITH EXPECTING ENLIGHTENMENT FROM ABOVE
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Please Read A Sample



Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Speaking Of Flux........

Mr. Flower emerges from the event horizon with this offering in  a recent E-Mail offering to Phillips:
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Yo R.,
Speaking of flux...
Found this quote on the back of a business card:
"with the advent of GPS-enabled cell phones, hyperaccurate space was woven together with hyperaccurate time as the new standard for a cultural life that had accelerated to the speed of the cloud. In this process, we traded the internal arena of personal inhabited time for a more crowded more public domain in which we were always available, always locateable and always part of a social network."

So thus it seems that non-standard time, non-locality and non-dual awareness will remain almost impossible to conceptualize let alone achieve with this dumbing down i-everthing, microsoft-blogability, machine presence that fills the mind and hand with more digital finger tip garbage to masticate upon...sheeple, manimals fracksawdozing away this incredible harmonious mystery....for zero collecting and HFT yo-yo's market absurdity functioning.

Lesser of two evils is wearing thin drone you think?
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The throwaway insights of J. Flower - found nearly exclusively on TCI.
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Saturday, September 29, 2012

The BOOK, BLOG, And MagazIne Side Of The C Influence

Yes, I know, it's been pathetic how TCI has been treated. But, the good news is - the archive is FREE - and it has a ton of content to stimulate your mind with some of the best writers on the internet when it comes to anomalous phenomena. 

Indeed, to achieve such levels of thought and writing takes an internal energy one might or might not have at a given interval - we, the bloggers of TCI may have been lucky to produce this much good content in our group effort. Many writers/bloggers of such material often fade in and out of producing content or even at relating the anomalous events that happen to others. Speaking of the `second attention' is draining.

Indeed, I am no longer in contact with all the bloggers who are/were contributors to this blog - only some of them. Can TCI come back in some manner? Time will tell.

Now, all that said, bloggers are figuring out ways to make sure that their best material does not fade away from the digital world. Indeed, they are finding a better method to bring such digital anomaly writing to a wider public - Kindle Books or E Books of any kind - and offering ones blog on Amazon. And, multiple writers and contributors of The C Influence are doing just that - find some of those offerings below:
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For Example - Erich Kuersten offers his blog on Kindle for 99 cents a month: Acidemic Film Journal which he describes as:

Exploring cinema from today, the psychedelic 1970s, and pre-code 1930s in a style that dissolves academic theory, Jungian archetypal psychology, gonzo memoir/journalism, and pop culture shoot from the hip kinetics into one potent brew.

Kindle blogs are fully downloaded onto your Kindle so you can read them even when you're not wirelessly connected. And unlike RSS readers which often only provide headlines, blogs on Kindle give you full text content and images, and are updated wirelessly throughout the day.
Here's what a review said:
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Acidemic film journal is not for tenderfooted tire kickers. It is for those who want more from a review than passive affirmation or vapid water cooler sound bites. Now that everyone and their cousin Joey has a film blog, it is imperative to be discerning if you value your position as a qualified cinephile. Erich does not take the easy route when it comes to blogging. His reviews have the uncompromising swagger and fire of an experienced pen fueled by a passion for the subject matter. Too often film blogs reek of artistic frustration and are fraught with distracting tangents and sophomoric stabs at theory. Erich delves beyond the narrative and into Jungian/Lacanian/Neitzschean/Satrean anthro-socio-political deconstructionism blended seamlessly into anecdotal nostalgia of a 70's disaffected youth & his subsequent demon battle lore. Many of his reviews are of obscure films because Acidemic is about the art, not the revenue. Often Erich's writing surpasses the quality of the film, which is kinda weird. To quote one of Erich's latest rants, "He expects no reward or condemnation, he doesn't think ahead or crave validation - he's just a dancer in the Shiva flame."
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Lon Strickler also offers his blog Phantoms And Monsters too:

It's 99 Cents A Month too. And, here's what one reviewer said:
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best value out there!!! October 2, 2011
By far Phantoms and Monsters is the best value out there. Everyday Lon has numerous articles and stories to fill your day. I've subscribed to other blogs and would only get an update every month or so. I have not been updated daily maybe 4 times and each time Lon has posted that there will be no updates. Thanks Lon for the great work you do.
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Lon has also just uploaded his first Kindle Book called `Cryptid Encounters' too:
Lon describes the book as such:

Book Description

 September 25, 2012
A collection of personal cryptid encounter reports submitted by regular people who felt compelled to find answers about their unexplained experience. I keep an open mind when reading and discussing witness accounts since I truly understand how they feel...because few people believed my extraordinary encounter either.
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And, Erich Kuersten, Bruce Duensing and Myself (Rick Phillips) - all had chapters in the below book released by Robert Cheatham in 2012 on Amazon. A book by the title `Materialization & Manifestation' (subtitle) `UFO Drag Queen'

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I will be featuring my Kindle books in an upcoming post.
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And, it's not all 2012 stuff - Lesley Gunter and Regan Lee had Chapters in the same issue of the UFO Magazine below:
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I see that Erich has something in the draft phase in the dashboard - and I will be posting soon with all my new Kindle books too - perhaps a comeback of sorts has started.

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