By @jason_silva and @NotThisBody - Follow us on twitter!
Our other videos:
Beginning of Infinity - vimeo.com/29938326
To Understand Is To Perceive Patterns - vimeo.com/34182381
Imagination - vimeo.com/34902950
Abundance - vimeo.com/34984088
Ecstasy is the experience of becoming "epiphanized" by rapturous AWE.
As described in Rich Doyle's Darwin's Pharmacy, "...a sense of interior and exterior dissolves in awareness and awe."
"...there is an upwelling of fresh insight coupled with a feeling of ubiquitous harmony," in the experience.
The vision -- which i hasten to point out, is neither "religious" nor "otherworldly" -- feels like a"startling recognition."
"Christopher Uhl reminds us that "while gazing 'up' at a night sky, one in fact hangs off the planet and near the edge of a galaxy, vertiginous, suspended over the infinity of space." - Rich Doyle, Darwin's Pharmacy
"As you lie there feeling yourself hovering within this gravitational bond while peering down at the billions of stars drifting in the infinite chasm of space, you will have entered an experience of the universe that is not just human and not just biological. You will have entered a relationship from a galactic perspective, becoming for a moment a part of the Milky Way galaxy, experiencing what it is like to be the Milky Way galaxy." - Cosmologist Brian Swimme
Astronomer Rebecca Elson wrote in A Responsibility to Awe that:
"Sometimes as an antidote
To fear of death,
I eat the stars."
The Imaginary Foundation says that "to understand is to perceive patterns" and this is exactly what all great thinkers have done throughout the ages: they have provided a larger, dot-connecting, aerial view of things that subsumes the previous paradigm. As Richard Metzger has written:
"What great minds have done throughout history is provide an aerial view of things... Consider now how the evolving notions of a flat earth, Copernican astronomy and Einsteinian physics have subsequently changed how mankind sees its place in the cosmos, continuously updating the past explanations with something superior."
Philosopher Charles Baudelaire was fond of hosting "hashish parties" where members of the intelligentsia could become inspired and elicit a very affective 'rhapsodic oratory'... essentially "having a download".
"People completely unsuited for word-play will improvise an endless string of puns and wholly improbable idea relationships fit to outdo the ablest masters of this preposterous craft...", wrote Baudelaire...
"Every difficult question that presents a point of contention for theologians, and brings despair to thoughtful men, becomes clear and transparent. Every contradiction is reconciled. Man has surpassed the gods."
The goal of this video is to epiphanize you.
Works by the following artist were incorporated /vimeo profiles/
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