The View

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August - December 2008

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released December 12, 2008

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Paul Lafornara Ellicott City, Maryland

Name: Paul J. Lafornara
Moniker: Lafontaine
Mission: Never stop composing truly thought provoking, original music.
Software: Cakewalk 9, Samplitude 6
Hardware: Dell E4310
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'04,'05,10,12,14-19

Genre: ELECTRONIC NEW AGE GROOVE - 10 albums:
The New Regime
The View
Multiverse
Fellowship of Nature
Higher Ground
Z
Assuming Truth
Inner Moai
Project 9
A System of Symbols
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Track Name: No Regret
My home is beyond any place,
My place is beyond any address.
Is not the body, is not the soul.
I am from dearest of the dearest,
the soul of the supreme creator.
I read of duality in myself.
And I saw both worlds as one ... I only see each one

All one
No one
... and ask for one

If in my life I spend a breath without you.
From that day and that moment of my life I am regretful ... I am regretful.
I am drunken with the wine of love!
Both worlds have fallen out of my hands.
Except drunkeness and jubilation I know nothing else.
If one day I get a private moment with you,
I would put both balls under my feet,
And I would dance with all of my beings.
Track Name: Campaign Change
Let me start by noting that this is our last rally of the campaign that began nearly two years ago.
We’ve gone to every corner of this country.
I have been deeply humbled by this journey.
You have spoken of your dreams,
You have moved me again and again.
You have ... inspired me.
Sometimes when I’m down you have lifted me up.
You’ve filled me with new hope for our future.
And you’ve reminded me about what makes America so special.
I’ve been struck again and again about the fundamental decency,
and generosity, and dignity of men and women who work hard without complaint
to meet their responsibilities every day.
I’ve come away with an unyielding belief,
that if we only had a government that was as responsible as all of you,
as compassionate as the American people,
there is no obstacle we can’t overcome.
There’s no destiny we cannot fulfill.
Tomorrow
Twenty-one months of campaigning,
we are less than one day away
from bringing about change in America.
Tomorrow
at this defining moment in history,
you can give this country the change that we need.
Now our campaign hasn’t been perfect,
there have been times that I have looked back and said,
ya know, maybe I wouldn’t have done that,
if I thought it a little bit more.
But I tell ya what, when I think about this campaign
ya gotta lot to be proud of when it comes to the tone that we set,
We tried to argue issues, and not engage in personal attacks.
We’ve been fierce in defending ourselves,
but we’ve tried to make sure that we’re always reminding our supporters,
that all of us are in this together;
Black, White, Hispanic, Asian, Native-American, Democratic AND Republican,
young and old, rich and poor, gay and straight, disabled and not disabled,
all of us have something to contribute.
We tried to communicate for these last two years,
we can’t afford the same political games, the same tactics
that pit us against one another, to make us afraid of each other.
We can’t afford that anymore.
Not this time.
We are all one nation,
all of us proud,
all of us patriots,
all of us salute this flag.
The men and women who serve our battlefields,
come from many walks of life,
different political parties but they fought together, and they bleed together.
Some died together, under the same proud flag.
They have not served red America or blue America,
they have serve the United States of America.
And this is what this campaign had been about!
Calling out to serve the UNITED STATES of America!
In this campaign I’ve had the privilege to witness what is best in America,
The UNITED STATES of America!
Track Name: Open The Door
If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America
is a place where anything is possible,
who still wonders if the dream of our Founders is alive in our time,
who still questions the power of our democracy,
tonight is your answer.
It’s the answer told by lines that stretched around schools and churches,
in numbers this nation has never seen.
By people who waited three hours and four hours, many for the first time their lives.
Because they believed that this time must be different.
That their voices could BE that difference.
It’s the answer spoken by young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican,
Black, White, Hispanic, Asian, Native-American, gay, straight, disabled and not disabled,
Americans who sent a message to the world
that we have never been just a collection of individuals
or a collection of red states and blue states,
we are, and always will be the United States of America.
It’s the answer that led those who’ve been told for so long, by so many
to be cynical, and fearful, and doubtful about what we can achieve,
to put their hands on that arch of history,
and bend it once more toward the hope of a better day.
It’s been a long time comin’, but tonight because what we did on this day,
in this election, at this defining moment, change has come to America.
I know you didn’t do this just to win an election.
And I know you didn’t do it for me.
You did it because you understand that enormity of the task that lies ahead.
The road ahead will be long.
Our climb will be steep.
We may not get there in one year or even in one term,
but America I have never been more hopeful,
than I have been tonight that we will get there.
I promise you, we as a people will get there!
And I will always be honest with you about the challenges we face.
I will listen to you, especially when we disagree.
And above all I will ask you to join in the work of remaking this nation,
the only way it’s been done in America for the last two hundred and twenty one years;
block by block, brick by brick, calloused hands by calloused hands.
What began twenty one months ago in the depths of winter cannot end on this autumn night.
This victory alone is not the change we seek,
it is only the chance for us to make that change.
And that cannot happen if we go back to way things were,
it can’t happen without you.
So let us summon a new spirit, of patriotism, of responsibility,
where each of us resolves to pitch in and work harder,
and look, after not only for ourselves but each other.
In this country we rise or fall as one nation, as one people.
Those are values that we all share.
Heal the divides.
And to all those who have wondered if America’s beacon still burns as bright,
tonight we’ve proved once more
that the true strength of our nation
comes not from the might of our arms
or the scale of our wealth
but from the enduring power of our ideals,
democracy, liberty, opportunity, and unyielding hope.
Track Name: The Agenda
Chaos Theory, the basis of an infinite amount of possibilities and results for every decision imaginable. Everything we do results in another path that could be taken, another path in another reality IS taken. It is known as chaos, because it has no order, that will branch and diverge in seemingly random directions infinitely or presumably in infinite timescales. However all things have an end. There comes a point where nothing can go further. And they all converge once more via the theory of a 10th dimension, the dimension which all things are acknowledged as one again. At which point, the cycle begins again.

Chaos ... Chaos ...

Science ... came along in the 18th century and took over for religion and said, "WE'LL be the objective force that controls chaos. Science tried to do that and in the 1960s it all began to fall apart. So that today, we have a realization, a new realization, which is the ancient realization that chaos is intregal to all the natural functions. The ellipses of the planets, the planets move in ellipses, not in perfect circles ... the calendar year is not a perfect 365 days, and that life itself is full of chaos ... the weather systems are full of chaos ....

And yet, there is a pattern ... there is a kind of order that emerges with this chaos. I know there's nothing more chaotic than birth. But I also know that from birth, this wonderful being comes forward. And I presume that is probably where we got the idea of the Goddess of Chaos, is from the birth process. So all creativity contains chaos. And if you're not at home with chaos, if our educational system is not at home with chaos, if we can't welcome chaos then we are killing our strongest suit as a species which is our creativity. The fact is we're living in a time when our government is forcing teacher is give constant exams, constant exams, constant exams ... they're not encouraging teachers to teach young people to live with chaos, to play with their imaginations, to develop creativity.

The first three dimensions can be described with these words;

length ... so our whole culture has made a choice

width ... that law and order and control

depth ... are more important than imagination, birth and creativity. Chaos is the source of all creation, that's not at all unlike the beginning of the Bible - in the beginning was the void ... or the nothingness ... or the chaos. It does not mean 'disorder' that appears with two other fundamental concepts; Gaya - who created the universe, and Eros - the creative impulse. So they come together, it's a trinity - Chaos, Gaya, Eros - they make love together, they get things done together, they create the world together.

It has no size ... no dimension, is of indeterminate size. TRINITY! Trying to view our three dimensional world, THE CREATIVE IMPULSE, of our 4th dimensional self.

It's very exciting ... testify. Overcoming chaos. Becuase there's a lot of chaos in our psyches today. As a species, we've hovering over chaos ... we're hovering over nothingness. And this is where the the mystical tradition comes in to help us. Because psychically speaking the name "Chaos" is the same as the name "The Dark Man of the Soul". Because when you're going through the 'Via Negativa', the Dark Man of the Soul, things are chaotic. The bottom is falling out. The Dark Man of the Soul, when things fall apart.

BECAUSE IT HAS NO ORDER ... is does not mean disorder

That another reality IS taken.

... actually twisting and turning in the dimension above. It is us who feel like it is moving in a straight line in the 4th dimension, but it will actually be in the 5th dimension that we can branch to at any given moment. Those branches will be influenced by our own choice, chance, the actions of others. Quantum Physics tells us that the sub-atomic particles that make up our world are collapsed from waves of probability simply by the act of observation. We can now start to see how each of us are collapsing the indeterminate waves of probable futures contained in the 5th dimension in the 4th dimensional line, that we are experiencing as time.
Track Name: August Frenzy
All truth, is one. In this light. Science and religion endeavor here for the steady evolution of mankind.

From darkness to light ...
From narrowness to broad-mindedness ...
From prejudice to tolerance ...

It is the voice of life, which calls us to come and learn.

Queerer than we can suppose, the strangeness of Science. Now my own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we CAN suppose. I suspect there are more things in Heaven and Earth than are dreamed of or can be dreamed of in any philosophy. Quantum theories, experimental predictions of atoms. This means that Quantum theory has got to be in some sense true. Yet the assumptions that Quantum theory needs to make in order to deliver those predictions are so mysterious if you think you understand Quantum theory, you don't understand Quantum theory. It's so queer that physicists resort to one or another paradoxical interpretation of it.

In the fabric of reality embraces the "many worlds" interpretation of Quantum theory. Because the worst you can say about it is it's preposterously wasteful. It postulates of vast, and rapidly growing number of universes existing in parallel mutually undetectable except through a narrow porthole of quantum mechanical experiments. The queerness of modern Physics is just an extreme example. Science, as opposed to technology, does violence to common sense.

... the number molecules per glassful is hugely greater than the number of glassfuls, or bladdersful, in the world. You have just breathed in a nitrogen atom that passed through the right lung of the third Iguonadon to the left of the tall Sykat tree. Queerer than we can suppose. What is it that makes us capable to supposing anything? And does this tell us anything about what we CAN suppose? Are there things about the universe that will be forever beyond our grasp? But not beyond the grasp of some superior intelligence. Are there things about the universe that are in principle, ungraspable by any mind however superior? The history of Science has been one, long series of violent brainstorms as successive generations have come to terms with increasing levels of queerness in the universe. We're now so used to the idea that the Earth spins rather than the Sun moves across the sky. It's hard for us to realize what a shattering mental revolution THAT must have been. After all it seem obvious that the Earth is large and motionless, the Sun small and mobile. It's worth recalling, why do people always say it was 'natural' for man to assume that the Sun went 'round the Earth, rather than the Earth was rotating? Well obviously because it just LOOKS that the Sun is going 'round the Earth. Well what would it have looked like if it HAD looked as though the Earth was rotating?

Science has taught us against all intuition that apparently solid things like crystals and rocks are really most entirely composed of empty space. In the familiar illustration; is the nucleus of an atom is a fly in the middle of a sports stadium and the next atom is in the next sports stadium. So it would seem the hardest, solidest, densest rock is really almost entirely empty space, broken only by tiny particles so widely spaced they shouldn't count. Why then do rocks feel solid and hard and impenetrable? Our brains have evolved to help us survive within the orders of magnitude of size and speed which our bodies operate at. We never evolved to navigate in the world of atoms. If we had, our brains probably WOULD perceive rocks as full of empty space. Rocks feel hard and impenetrable to our hands precisely because objects like rocks and hands cannot penetrate each other. It's therefore useful for our brains to construct notions like solidity and impenetrability. Because such notions help us to navigate our bodies through the middle sized world in which was have the navigate. Moving to the other end of the scale, our ancestors never had to navigate through the cosmos at speeds close to the speed of light. If they had, our brains would be much better at understanding Einstein.

We are evolved denizens of middle world. And that limits what we are capable of imagining. We find it intuitively easy to grasp ideas like when a rabbit moves at the sort of medium velocity at which rabbits, and other middle world objects move and hits another middle world object like a rock, it knocks itself out.

What is the atom mostly made of? Space

What am I mostly made of? Atoms

All I have to do is merge the spaces!

Unaided Human intuition ... schooled in middle world, finds it hard to believe Galileo when he tells us a heavy object and a light object (air friction aside) would hit the ground at the same instant. And that's because in middle world air friction is always there. If we'd evolve in a vacuum we'd expect them to hit the ground simultaneously. If we were bacteria constantly buffeted by thermal movements of molecules it would be different. But we middle worlders are too big to notice Brownian motion. In the same way, our lives are dominated by the force of gravity but almost oblivious to the force of surface tension. A small insect would reverse these priorities. We have this tendancy to think that only solid, material things are really things at all. Waves of electromagnetic fluctuation in a vacuum seem unreal. Victorians thought the waves had to be waves IN some material medium ... the ether. But we find real matter comforting only because we've evolved to survive in middle world, where matter is a useful fiction. A whirlpool is a thing with just as much reality as a rock.

In a desert plain in Tanzanian in the shadow of the volcano Ol Doinyo Lengai, there's a dune made of volcanic ash. The beautiful thing is that is moves ... bodily. It's what's technically known as a barchan. The entire dune walks across the desert in a westerly direction at a speed of about 17 meters per year. It retains it's crescent shape, and moves in the direction of the horns. What happens is the wind blows the sand up the shallow slope on the other side and as each sand grain hits the top of the ridge it cascades down on the inside of the crescent, so the whole horn-shaped dune moves. That you and I are more like a wave than a permanent thing.

You weren't there! Not a single atom that is in your body today was there when that event took place. Matter flows from place to place and moment'rily comes together to be "you". Whatever you are therefore you are not the stuff of which you are made.

If that doesn't make the hair stand up on the back your neck, read it again until it does ... because it is important.
Track Name: The Paradox of Oneness
One focus, one premise ... and that is the real, and unchanging
The real and unchanging, it cannot be repeated enough
Because it simply doesn't change, it is oneness
Oneness, everything is one.

There is nothing that you can see, or hear, or experience
that is not inter-dependent, inter-related, and inter-connected
Everything is one

Now imagine that you being to see that
as far as your life and others are concerned
and how you begin to understand yourself
in a whole new way

... because there's only one self

The mind, is the nature of thought
Now thought always has an opposite
Oneness has no opposite
Mind thinks, the thought has an opposite
Every thought has an opposite
So whatever it is that you desire
or need, or even think about creates an opposite.
And the opposite unconsciously is what predominates in your life.
Now oneness has no opposite to be understood by others
And what is that?
You feel it through oneness
Your heart is crying, to understand itself
They do not respect themselves

Oneness

... or however your feel, want others to be
is how you are to yourself.

Now when you begin to see oneness
that everything is one, then immediately we complete the circle

How many of us really believe that you are a separate individual? Separate individual.
Therefore there is the fear of death.
Why? because in oneness existence and non-existence are both the same.

Can the mind understand this?
The mind can't understand that.
Because the mind is thought
The mind is memory
it can only understand that which it has experienced in the past
it cannot understand anything that is higher than it's only experience
These words will not reach your mind
Until there is a resonance, and the heart is saying,
"I resonate with it, there is something deeper in me that knows"
And here is the oneness again, the Paradox of Oneness
That as long as you think you know something, you really don't know.
What is there to understand?
There's nothing to understand about life. It's all one.
Well the moment you begin to see that it's all one
and therefore there's nothing you can understand
because it's a mystery ...
you begin to understand.

But you begin to understand deep down,
not through words,
not through showing that you think you know something,
but it's a deeper understanding, a deeper knowing
and because whatever you know in your heart, cannot be touched.
Once you recognize it
you see we think there's something to attain
we think there's somewhere to go,
we think we have to realize something.
I do not feel it, there's nothing to realize.

Then who or what is there?
There's no one to realize it
So realization means you realize there's no one to realize ... anything.
Now that's a big one for the mind,
because it's a mystery ... it's a big mystery.
The opposite of love is fear
but that which is all encompassing, can have no opposite.
We cannot conceive of anything that has no opposite.
So when we think of love and fear, because that which is all encompassing
... is really love itself, but love is a mystery
... see we think love is something, there's no way you can understand oneness
But can you begin to feel it? OH YES!

What is love?
Oneness

But until you feel love, you don't know love.
because it has nothing to do with knowing about it intellectually

It is the heart knowing
It is a feeling
It is that connection
It's a type of listening
Tuning in ... and you begin to realize it
because tuning and listening and love ... are one and the same.
Track Name: To Be Alert
Self actualized ... Self actualized ... Self actualized

Their internal reference point has become the spirit, not the ego.

All you have to do is have awareness in the body. Just that idea ... and then, the self beams in every cell in the body.

Pure, Pure, perfect balance, perfect integration ... integration, perfect order, perfect harmony. Pure consciousness, bliss ... everybody.

Keep your attention in the body. And you'll see, it bubbles with energy ... bubbles bubbles ... with bliss. Quite fast. Even though time is an illusion.

THEY KNOW FROM THEIR OWN EXPERIENCE THAT SPIRIT IS A REAL FORCE! It may be mysterious, it may be abstract, it may be incomprehensable to most people but because they've had a direct experience with it, it's their internal reference point.

They became so relaxed ... what does that mean? Within two minutes you start watching your breath, you get so relaxed you start to drift off the sleep ... what does that mean? It's that it's the relaxation response. It's to relax.

The fact is the yogis, ancient seers (the word yogi comes from the same group of the Latin word "yoke", which means to unify) -- the experience of body, mind & spirit -- the yogis who were the original authors of mediation, these guys in the Himalayas, in the caves were pretty relaxed to begin with. They weren't trying to relax. They were trying to be more ALERT ... they were trying to eavesdrop on the cosmic mind, on this non-local field of energy and information.

And of course relaxation can be a prelude to that, but please don't think relaxation is the ultimate experience. It's only the prelude to awareness. And awareness is the SOURCE of biological information and energy, and everything << >>. The same awareness that filters through this body and creates my world, filters through your body and creates another world for you ... same awareness. And in order to get to that awareness we have to learn to slip in the space between thoughts. And when we do that, when we eavesdrop on the software that not only runs the machinery of our own bodies, is the software that runs the machinery of the universe. And then from that level, we put our attention on something we can then activate energy and information.

How many people when they put their attention on the body find a little rush of energy? or some tingling.