Friday, 22 January 2016


Rob Ayling writes: 

"Thom the World poet is an old mate of mine from way back in my history. Even pre-dating Voiceprint, when I was running "Otter Songs" and Tom's poetry tapes and guest appearances with Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth and Mother Gong are well known and highly regarded. 

It just felt right to include a daily poem from Thom on our Gonzo blog and when I approached him to do so, he replied with in seconds!!! Thom is a great talent and just wants to spread poetry, light and positive energy across the globe. If we at Gonzo can help him do that - why not?" 

to the assigning of relationships
to spatial dimensions,and quantum links
to all states of being.Emotions,thoughts,feelings-
all have electrical valence.Their speed and alacrity defy us.
Robots may imitate/yet their very existence is proof
that consiousness holds both space and time in this moment.
Your awareness can be quantified.Your IQ measured.
Why then dispute that consciousness is a parallel state of being/
a self-reflexive meditation.Action/reaction-like pain /or love.
States of being are vital to our connection with all sentience.
Matter is easy to measure.As are electrical impulses.
Vital it is ,in these days of Higgs-Boson/that we enlarge  our concepts
of what form consiousness takes,and how we can find a larger space for it in our own time...
This seems limited to me. A key element of all consciousness is reflection (this is why one questions whether sociopaths have consciousness). Conscience, shame, epiphany. I don't see assembling of information as a prerequisite, because I don't see epiphany as necessarily logical / a conclusion
A new way of thinking about consciousness is sweeping through science like wildfire. Now physicists are using it to form…|By The Physics arXiv Blog

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