Conversations For Transformation: Essays Inspired By The Ideas Of Werner Erhard

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Blue Screen And The Prism:

A Composition In Two Movements

Napa, California, USA

May 19, 2005



This essay, Blue Screen And The Prism: A Composition In Two Movements, is the companion piece to

Alpha



Blue screen. Selfcontext.

Backdrop for any thing to show up as it is.
Including ...

the prism. Egomind.

Refractor of every thing into something similar.

Omega



When I first experienced blue screen, its vastness took my breath away. I was born knowing I would come to it or it would come to me soon enough. There was never any doubt about that - ever. How I pictured it then was when it did come, it would be roughly the same size and shape as my corporeal frame: about five feet ten tall and six feet or so wide with arms outstretched. Yet what I saw when it did eventually miraculously appear was so much more than that ... waaay  more ...

It was vast, shimmering, curved air miles and miles thousands of miles high and again as wide, huge enough to give Life to the projection of my life and the universe and everything in it, the backdrop for any  thing to show up exactly the way it is and exactly the way it isn't.

Including the prism.

I gazed at blue screen ... Self ... context ... Selfcontext ... through clear glass and it kept on changing. After a while I realized blue screen hadn't changed at all. It never did. It never has. It never will. Supposed clear glass is not clear after all. Not a pane but the prism, refractor of every thing into something similar.

So everything changes, not because blue screen's nature is change. Rather because the prism's is. Blue screen is what we're given to be. The prism ... ego ... mind ... egomind ... is what we're given to gaze with. At our lives and the universe and everything in it.

At blue screen.



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