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  • This is the awe-inspiring universe of magic:
    There are no atoms, only waves and motions
    all around. Here, you discard all belief in
    barriers to understanding. You put aside
    understanding itself. This universe cannot
    be seen, cannot be heard, cannot be detected
    in any way by fixed perceptions. It is the
    ultimate void where no preordained screens
    occur upon which forms may be projected.
    You have only one awareness here—the screen
    of the magi: Imagination! Here, you learn what it
    is to be human. You are a creator of order,
    of beautiful shapes and systems, an organizer of chaos.

    ― Frank Herbert, Heretics of Dune

    Transmission #111

    Report From Base Camp Aumoria

    Camp set up near Aumegan Mountain monastary, and have begun work in the Great Library. Currently analyzing collection of fragments of a huge database which we believe contains digital artifacts from between 6500-7000 AD, It appears that the Aumorians hoped to send valuable information back through time to us, knowing that one day we would acquire the technology to explore their civilization and learn from them. From what we can tell, the Aumorians in perhaps 9000 AD moved on to another planet, but made sure to leave behind repositories of their wisdom in libraries such as this one.

    Here is a fragment on Aumorian Media which we believe is addressed to us:

    Here in Aumoria, we do not have "television programs" in the same sense that you have them back in your Time Zone. No, we still have sets, but the screens are much, much bigger, hundreds of times bigger, and we watch sunsets, sunrises, moonscapes, pictures sent back from space explorations. We watch waves and shooting stars, flocks of starlings and schools of fish in the sea. We watch eagles, elk, whales and wolves. We talk to our television screens, interact with them, and pray for rain when we need it. We create ceremonies in which we all link up and use our interwoven thoughts to create symphonies. Sometimes, we just watch colors: the adobes and soft mauves of the desert, the iridescent greens of great forests. We watch snowstorms, blizzards, hurricanes, tornadoes, and walk through the delicate geometry of DNA molecules and the lattices of snowflakes. We fly instantly to far stars, and play in virtual environments that we conjure up in our imaginations. We make our own movies, playing ourselves in avatars we invent: Tigers, Mermaids, Trees, Clouds. We write love stories, invent myths, conjure up heroes and heroines. Our screens mirror consciousness, that we may understand better who we are and why we are here. We visit temples and sacred cities from the deep past, trek through jungles, catch rare butterflies. We watch our own brainwaves, and the rising and falling of our heartbeats as we talk, touch each other, laugh, play and meditate together. Our gigantic screens are a new kind of interstellar cathedral, meeting places to share wisdom teachings and poetry and the arts. As you read this, realize that from our vantage point in the deep future, we are waving to you, sending you love, wishing you well on your journey into the heart of our Mysteries. Welcome, Friends! Bienvenidos!



    A Previous Log Entry:

    Transmission #108

    Decompression process underway for survival in Black Hole environment. When acclimated, we will be able to travel forward and backward in time at will. First destination will be to travel forward into 7000 AD to study the Aumoria civilization which succeeded the Arrakian. Base camp will be at an abandoned monastery in the Far Aumegas mountains which we understand contains a vast library of both ancient and future maps and manuscripts. From what we know of Arrakian Black Holes, they collapse all space-time, making it possible to experience infinite Infinity in an environment of Eternal Now. We plan to conduct experiments in tenth-dimension consciousness, singularity, cyber-synthesis, and quantum location. In this research, we hope to discover if both ancient and future civilizations may in fact be interacting now, and have in fact interacted in the past, with our emergent civilization on Planet Earth.


    (Photograph by Alex at Splintered Rock, in the 3-D virtual world of Second Life)
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