Truth, Harmony, and Free Will

The stem of the Reality Funnel summarizes the alternation of the less conscious standpoints "perspectively". But if they don't only jump around there, they also have a closer effect on each other and are wound in places to cores which connect many perspectives harmoniously. (Without harmony they would fall apart again.)

Such a comparatively harmonious core as, for example, our inner self can hold our Awareness (I) together, and from it probably emanate more comprehensively harmonizing impulses for thought and action than from the adjusting roles of our little ego. On the other hand, this ego can often handle everyday situations better. Therefore, it is best that both devote themselves to their own subject and benefit only from the skill of the other. We can feel such a harmony like a beautiful concert. If, instead, the ego is once completely in line with the inner self, we can speak of unity, but hardly of harmony: The connection is too rigid and the duet probably short.

Is There a Constant Reality?

If we can exist only in the constant change of the point of view (sensory, psychic, mental) and this must apply analogously to every place of effect (hardly has it worked, it is different), how then stability, something constant arises? 

Of course, by repeating the alternation: of thought, of way of looking at things, of mutual confirmation, of effect. Quite exactly, the change can be repeated only for an infinitely short moment; then it must already reach beyond the repetition in order not to cancel itself out. That is, it changes altogether and thereby remains open. For stabilization, approximate repetition is sufficient, though. So we believe approximately the same thing for a long time.  

How Consciousness Creates Reality. The Full Version

Claus Janew
The main argument in this book is the undeniable openness of every system to the unknown. And the fundamental question goes: What does this openness produce?
We are a part of the infinite universe and an incorporation of its wholeness. Both for us means an individualized reality, through which the universe expresses itself and on the other hand through which it is built up with. It also means our necessity, importance and indestructibility for the sum of its incorporations. Most connections among ourselves are hardly conscious for us. Meanwhile the infinitesimality structure of all consciousness guarantees not only the logical lack of inconsistency of these connections but also the freedom of choice of every individual.
Our goal by no means can be to decide completely consciously. Responsibility contains spontaneity or rather trust in a meaningful working together of the forces. We increasingly become aware of our role in the entire relationship and we learn to contribute optimally to the value fulfillment of all individuals, ourselves included. Beyond the supposed differences between objective and subjective reality, we at some point of awareness comprehend that we create our reality out of our innermost depths.

"A fabulously good work. Arguments and expositions are coherent. Fascinating!" 
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Why do we exist? Do we actually create reality? What is the root of our being? What freedoms do we have? What connects us intelligently with each other? What is time? What exactly is immortal about us? If you are tired of tradition cult and superficiality, if deep thinking brings you fulfillment and if you also expect practical insights from philosophy, then read "How Consciousness Creates Reality. The Full Version" now.

"Claus Janew's enterprise in putting on paper mental processes and procedures that we cannot always analyze, recognize, or follow with our external senses, and especially the depth with which he treats the subject, are simply admirable." 
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"In today's world, marked by the leveling of all values and the selling off of viewpoints, the probity of Claus Janew's thinking is pleasantly striking." 
Dr Wolfgang Dahlberg, Germany

Probability Thinking

If we weigh between two alternatives, say between job A and job B, then we weigh between their respective precedence. Each job has a certain probability of realization, which can change during the weighing, whereupon the probability of the other one adjusts immediately. That is, if we prefer job B, job A becomes less probable, but remains available in the background for a while. With job B we choose an individual probability hierarchy as such to our reality.

What about the other applicants? What about the other applicants? They and their decisions are also part of our probability hierarchy. They are aspects of our individual Awareness, which altogether decides for a new individual reality, a new probability hierarchy. This means in reverse: The other applicants have their own awareness and choose their own probability hierarchies. In the respective awareness, we all meet, but do not merge.

Subconscious - Free or Not?

If we combine the results from Consciousness I and Consciousness II as well as Awareness I and Awareness II, the following picture emerges:
  • What exists for us in the circumscribing alternation of perspectives as their common approximation, we are conscious of.
  • If perspectives slip away from the approximation, we still can be aware of them. They exist as such in constant alternation.
  • Everything dynamically (i.e. alternately) existing transitions funnel-like from the most conscious "opening" via a perspectively "narrowing" stem into an awareness that we can call subconscious.
  • This subconscious ultimately extends to All That Is.

Alternating Consciousness. From Perception to Infinities and Back to Free Will

Claus Janew
Can we trace back consciousness, reality, awareness, and free will to a single basic structure without giving up any of them? This dialogue founds consciousness and freedom of choice on the basis of a new reality concept that also includes the infinite as far as we understand it. Just the simplest distinction contains consciousness. It is not static, but a constant alternation of perspectives. From its entirety and movement, however, there arises a freedom of choice being more than reinterpreted necessity and unpredictability. The unity and openness of the infinite enables the individual to be creative while this creativity directly and indirectly enters into all other individuals without impeding them. 

Great Read. Thank you for putting your work out into a conscious space for all. Much appreciated. 
Marcel P. Londt, PhD, South Africa

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The Reality of Free Will

The uniqueness of each standpoint, each point of effect, can only be "overcome" by the standpoint changing to other standpoints and returning. In such alternation, which can also appear as constant change, lies the unity of the world. The entirety of an alternation, however, is a consciousness structure due to the special relationship between the circumscribing periphery and the infinitesimal center. This process structure unites determinacy and indeterminacy also totally at every place. Therefore, we are dealing with forms of consciousness everywhere, with more or less freedom of choice and an increasingly unknown depth. We live in a world of the choosing consciousness or better: awareness. In this respect, our environment expresses a deep truth about ourselves.

I am impressed by the comprehensiveness of your interdisciplinary approach. There are some major philosophical concepts which you weave very well into a necessary system of reality: potential, the one and the many, alternation, constant change, the reality and uniqueness of oneiric experience and the whole, interdependence, infinity, the mandate of opposites and many more. The combination of these ideas cannot be attributed solely to any other of the established classical and modern thinkers of whom I am aware. I thank you for your enlightenment.
E W Ralph, UK

All That Is – What is Awareness? (II)

If every perspective is individual and if structures only arise from circumscribing alternations, then alternation cannot be limited to the Awareness (I) of a human being. Rather, every standpoint, every place of effect must alternate and emerge from alternations. (Ultimately, it is the alternation of infinitely small points of an i-structure – defined in What is Consciousness? (I).
This consequence entails others:
  1. We must basically be able to put ourselves into the individual awareness of other people (and even non-human). Indeed, we empathize with others; otherwise we could not communicate with them. We at least approximate their standpoints repeatedly and thus converse with persons who are similar to them. If we were to put ourselves completely into their position, our consciousness would quickly be overwhelmed and would have to repress most of it into the subconscious.
  2. The change of a standpoint is the change of the whole reality (a rearrangement of the Reality Funnel), namely from a foreseen, probable reality to an even more probable one, the current reality. While one reality takes precedence, the others fall into their subordinate position. They become or remain potential, just as the one now taking precedence did. But they do not disappear: They are still aware standpoints.

The Reality Funnel - What is Consciousness? (II)

In What is Consciousness? (I) we have considered the formation of i-structures by circumscription and in "What is Awareness? (I)" the alternation of perspective as such. But basically both are one and the same.

Circumscribing movement – consciousness – is of course an alternation of individual points of view. And the perception of an alternation – awareness – circumscribes also a constant center. The difference between emphasized circumscription and emphasized alternation lies in the density of the circumscribed central area. If the circumscribing alternation (for example between facades) forms an object (a house), the content-dense center symbolizes its unity ("being inside"). If the alternation is perceived more as such, the object character is thin ("Is it several houses or one?").

The maximum of the unity is in the intuitive center point, whereas the maximum of the alternation consists in the alternation itself. That is, the alternation is authoritative and the circumscription is derived. (Without facades no inside either.)

How Consciousness Creates Reality

The present text is a very abridged version of a book I wrote out of the desire to examine the structure of our reality from a standpoint unbiased by established teachings, be they academic-scientific, popular-esoteric, or religious in nature. We will begin with seemingly simple interactions in our daily lives, examine how they originate on a deeper level, come to understand the essentials of consciousness, and finally recognize that we create our reality in its entirety. In the course of this quest, we will uncover little-heeded paths to accessing our subconscious, other individuals, and that which can be understood by the term "God". And the solution to the classical problem of free will constitutes the gist of the concepts thus revealed.

There is no book that explains consciousness in such a clear way as it is given in this book.
Rajagopalan Madasami, India

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Omnipresent Consciousness and Free Will

This is not an attempt to explain consciousness in terms basically of quantum physics or neuro-biology. Instead I should like to place the term "Consciousness" on a broader footing. I shall therefore proceed from everyday reality, precisely where we experience ourselves as conscious beings. I shall use the term in such a general way as to resolve the question whether only a human being enjoys consciousness, or even a thermostat. Whilst the difference is considerable, it is not fundamental. Every effect exists in the perception of a consciousness. I elaborate on its freedom of choice (leading to free will), in my view the most important source of creativity, in a similarly general way. The problems associated with a really conscious decision do not disappear by mixing determination with a touch of coincidence. Both must enter into a higher unity. In so doing it will emerge that a certain degree of freedom of choice (or free will) is just as omnipresent as consciousness - an inherent part of reality itself. 

Dynamic Existence

What is real? What is creation?
Everything is in motion. "Inertness" arises from (approximative) repetition, that is, through rotation or an alternation that delineates a focus of consciousness. This focus of consciousness, in turn, must also move/alternate (the two differ only in continuity). If its alternation seems to go too far - physically, psychically or intellectually - it reaches into the subconscious. In this way, interconnection is established by the alternation of the focus of consciousness. Therefore, in a world in which everything is interconnected, all focuses must reciprocally transition into each other. "Reality" is a common "goal", a focus which all participants can switch into and which is conscious to them as such, as a potential one. Its "degree of reality" is the probability of its fully becoming conscious (or more simply: its current degree of consciousness). Thus, a reality is created when all participants increase its probability or, respectively, their consciousness of it.

What is Awareness? (I)

The uniqueness of each standpoint, each point of view, can obviously only be "overcome" by changing the standpoint to other standpoints. And returning. In such alternation alone, which can also appear as constant change, lies the unity of the world.

The grasping of this dynamic unity exceeds mere consciousness because Consciousness (I) always tends to circumscribing condensation, that is, to the formation of symbolic, quasi-static objects. In contrast, the change to other standpoints – other individual attitudes – is naturally more open. The perception of this alternation I therefore call awareness

How is Freedom of Choice Possible?

The question of whether we can freely choose between several possibilities without imagining this freedom or confusing it with chance leads us to the truth about our responsibility. Because if we had to answer for something that comes from us, but was not decided by us, it would be no more than the responsibility of a cloud for its rain. 

To find the answer, we will consider the simple choice between two continuations of our day, for example, whether to go to the cinema or to the theater. Actually, we like both equally, though sometimes we feel more like one than the other. Today, however, we really don't care; we might as well flip a coin. But we don't - that would be too cheap. We are thinking. We put ourselves into the cinema, then into the theater, then back into the present, and so on. In this way we circumscribe the entirety of the decisive situation, the present being its center. Strictly speaking, this center is infinitely small, right in the middle of the whole circumscription with all its details. That is, in us.

What is Consciousness? (I)

Whatever consciousness "is" - it must have structure. Even emptiness can only be defined in contrast to fullness and non-duality versus duality (as the word says). Or it is simply "Mu". And that would be the end of this post - and everything else.

I suggest we allow ourselves some time with this and try to start from a consciousness that is as concrete as possible, from a conscious object, say a water glass. We perceive something that we distinguish from ourselves. We also distinguish it from its environment (table, cupboard, room) and determine it in comparison with other known things (table, cup, plate) to what it "is". That is, we circumscribe its existence by comparisons. Likewise, it stabilizes itself through external and internal interactions (pouring and drinking, molecular attraction and repulsion).

Individuality and Reality

Your Individuality is far more than a little peculiarity. It is a view that nothing and nobody has except you. Otherwise it/he/she would be you.  Also you will have changed your perspective – yourself – in the next moment and you cannot turn back time.

For convenience, we come to an agreement on "common" objects, which allegedly everyone perceives, although everyone views from his own standpoint. If you see me rolling a pen across the table to you, you may think it is the same pen I see. However, I see something completely different than you do. There is not the slightest match between my perception and yours. Because otherwise I would sit in your place, have your thoughts, memories and feelings and link with them a form rolling towards me.