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The Illusion is Real

Everything is real, including illusions. That’s because consciousness is real. We know consciousness is real because it is at the core of every single experience we have. An illusion pretends to be something it is not, like a mirage of water in a desert. The mirage exists even though the water doesn’t. The awareness and perception and experience of the illusion is real.

The scientistic materialistic neuroscientists who claim that perception is an illusion are correct but for the wrong reason. They think that consciousness is an “emergent phenomena” of the brain, that neurons firing in the brain create a simulation that we call reality.

This is an error. Perception is a consequence of awareness, of consciousness, not the other way around.

This means that awareness is first, not perception, not brains, not bodies.

The materialist is correct in saying perception is an illusion but not because of neurons firing in the brain.

Perception is an illusion because it is a function of consciousness, the singular, undivided unity of Conscious Living Intelligence that modulates itself into apparent space/time subject/object relationships in which objects and universes are perceived and experienced. The reason this is so incredibly important is because this awareness is our actual identity, not merely the objects of our awareness.

It’s the difference between a map and the territory it describes. Perception is a map of the territory of Awareness.

The body/mind precipitates out of consciousness like water vapor that condenses on a glass of iced tea.

To say that consciousness comes out of the body/mind is upside down and backwards. This prevents an accurate understanding of our actual Condition as infinite consciousness.

Its also a completely ridiculous premise that exists without a single shred of supporting evidence. The neuroscientist never explains how it works, how a non- material, weightless, massless, dimensionless Awareness emerges from matter.

As a result our science is unable to explain what we observe. Astrophysicists are endlessly “baffled”. Medical science is also crippled by materialistic assumptions which is why we have so many specialists. The singular, undivided reality has been artificially sliced into pieces and particles.

There are no particles anywhere in the universe. The particle is an illusion created by interference patterns between wave forms of energy and light. Its similar to an image on a screen. The image is a pixel, not a particle.

In the same way, the body is an Image projected onto the Screen of Consciousness. There is a seamless unity between the Image and the Screen. We don’t notice the screen when we watch a movie in the same way the neuroscientist doesn’t notice the consciousness with which he creates his theory.

The neuroscientist uses consciousness to disprove consciousness. This is intellectual dishonesty at its worst.

The elephant in the neuroscientist’s living room is Consciousness, the proper subject of scientific exploration. Consciousness, perception and experience must be understood in order for reality to be comprehended as it is. Looking  through microscopes and telescopes day after day without looking at the Looker produces ignorance and stupidity. If I did not know I was wearing rose colored glasses, I would think that snow is red. The apparatus of the body/mind and its senses color Awareness like a prism, a rainbow in which clear light is refracted into color.

The real scientist doesn’t stop at the color, he traces it back to its origin. In the same way, we should not stop at perception and experience but trace them back to their origin in Awareness. Awareness is the clear Light of Living Intelligence that shines through the prism of the body/mind, producing the experience of perception of the universe.  

This is only the beginning, the Doorway.

Reality shines as it is when the doors of perception are cleansed

Aldous Huxley

Robert Cinque

In addition to writing essays like these, Robert Cinque also builds beautiful, affordable and comfortable yurts for homeowners and businesses in the fabulous Skagit County. Throughout the past three decades, his work has included building and installing wood art at local landmarks like the Cascadian Farm Organic Fruitstand in Rockport (WA), the Birdsview Brewery at the foot at “the American Alps” in the Pacific Northwest’s Skagit Valley, and many others. He has worked with visionary architect and organic designer Sunray Kelley for over 20 years on many beautiful projects. Together, they formed Radiant Homes and are actively engaged in the development of the Living Home, the Bioshelter, the no-mortgage, no-permit, food and energy producing home. Their work has been featured on National Geographic, MTV, Better Homes and Gardens, and represents the Greening of Architecture, a movement they consider to be the most important development since the Industrial Revolution. He says: These essays are about “dungeons of mind, the root of suffering, true sanctuary, and the glorious imperative to live intimately with That Which Is Alive As All Things. They are painful, bloody and hard-hitting (the “truth will set you free, but it will piss you off first”). They are designed to destroy what’s false and cultivate what’s real. They are not merely my opinions or philosophy; they are field reports from the underground where the Lie was deconstructed. They are wrecking balls, cosmic insults to vanity and arrogance, bulldozers and firebombs that burn out the tangled underbrush. They are intended to water the Seeds of Life buried under mountains and centuries of false beliefs, inherited “culture” and ego cults, so-called “religions”, including scientism, masquerading as truth. Idols are routinely lampooned and sacred cows are turned into hamburger as quickly as possible. I really don’t mean to offend any one personally. I’m not after them. I’m after the beliefs that are harming them: the Big Lie, the belief in separation from Love and Truth that strangles the heart and creates terrible, unbearable suffering. I love to help create Sanctuary and Shelter. I am a green builder and enjoy showing others how to build a no-mortgage, no-permit bio-shelters that also provide food and energy. cell 360-393-5663

5 thoughts on “The Illusion is Real

  • Joe Roberts

    Spot on as usual. Understood and agree 100%.

  • markfarrar

    hey Robert , long time no read !
    excellent essay , perfectly simple .
    good to see you are still thriving .
    keep warm , stay strong in spirit ,
    best wishes from Wessex , England .

  • markfarrar

    Let us Play !

    I am One
    I am Two D
    In Three D …
    I breathe In
    And exhale Out
    Energy …
    I am Perfect
    But Learning …
    I am Feeling
    Discerning …
    A new Game
    Is Beginning …
    I am You
    You are Me
    We are Winning !


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