All human beings who reach adulthood in the world today are programmed biocomputers. None of us can escape our own nature as programmable entities. Literally, each of us may be our own programs, nothing more, nothing less.
Despite the great varieties of programs available, most of us have a limited set of them. Some of these are built in. In the simpler forms of life the programs were mostly built in from genetic codes to fully formed organisms. The patterns of function, action and reaction were determined by necessities of survival and of adaptation to slow environmental changes, passing on the code to descendants.
Eventually the cerebral cortex appeared as an expanding new high level computer controlling the lower levels of the nervous system. For the first time learning and faster adaptation to a rapidly changing environment began to appear. Further, as this new cortex expanded over several millions of years, a critical size cortex was reached. At this level of structure, a new capability emerged, learning to learn.
When one learns to learn, one is making models, using symbols, analogizing, making metaphors, in short, inventing and using language, mathematics, art, politics, business, etc. At the critical brain cortex size, languages and its consequences appear.
To avoid the necessity of repeating learning to learn these symbols, metaphors and models each time, we symbolize the underlying idea in these operations as metaprogramming. Metaprogramming appears at a certain cortical size. The cerebral computer must have a large enough number of interconnected circuits of sufficient quality for the operations of metaprogramming to exist in each biocomputer.
In a well organized biocomputer, there is at least one such critical control metaprogram labeled “I” for acting on other metaprograms and labeled “me” when acted upon by other metaprograms. Most of us have several controllers and selfmetaprograms which divide control among them either in parallel time or in sequences of control. One path for self development is to centralize control of one’s biocomputer in one selfmetaprogrammer, making the others into conscious executives subordinate to the single administrator, the single superconscious selfmetaprogrammer. With appropriate methods, this centralizing of control or unification operation is a realizable state for many biocomputers.
Beyond and above in the control hierarchy of this single administrative selfmetaprogrammer and attendant staff, there may be other controls and controllers. These are many or one depending on states of consciousness in the single selfmetaprogrammer. These may be personified as if entities, treated as if a network for information transfer, or realized as if traveling in the universe to other spaces or dimensions. If one does a further unification operation on these superself metaprograms, one may arrive at a concept labeled God.
Certain states of consciousness result from and cause operation of this apparent unification phenomenon. We are still general purpose computers who can program any conceivable model of the universe inside our own structure, reduce the single selfmetaprogrammer and program it to travel through it’s own model as if real. This property is useful when one steps outside and sees it for what it is, an immensely satisfying realization of the programming power of one’s own biocomputer. To realize that one has this property is an important addition to one’s selfmetaprogramming list of probables.
Once one has control over modelling the universe inside one’s self, and is able to vary the parameters satisfactorily, one’s self may reflect this ability by changing appropriately to match the new property.
The quality of one’s model of the universe is measured by how well it matches the real universe. There is no guarantee that one’s current model does match the reality, no matter how certain one feels about the high quality of the match. Feelings of awe, reverence, sacredness and certainty are also adaptable metaprograms attachable to any model, not just the best fitting one.
We know that just because a culture generated a cosmology of a certain kind and worshipped it, there was no guarantee of proper fit with the real universe. We can now test rather than worship models of the universe. Feelings such as awe and reverence are recognized as biocomputer energy sources rather than as determinants of truth. A pervasive feeling of certainty is recognized as a property of a state of consciousness which may be indicative or suggestive but is no longer considered as a final judgement of a true fitting. Even as one can travel inside the models inside one’s head, so can one travel outside or be the outside of one’s model of the universe. In this metaprogram it is as if one joins the creator and unites with God. One can so attenuate the self that it may disappear.
One can also conceive of other superself metaprograms farther out than these. Here the self joins other selves, touring the reaches of past and future time and space. The planetwide consciousness joins into galaxywide consciousness. Intergalactic sharing of consciousness fused into the mind of the universe finally faces its creator. The universe’s mind realizes that its creator knows its imperfections and will tear it down to start over, creating a more perfect universe.
Such uses of one’s own biocomputer as the above can teach one profound truths about one’s self and capabilities. The resulting states of being, of consciousness, teach one the basic truth about one’s own equipment. In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true is true or becomes true, within certain limits to be found experientially and experimentally. These limits are further beliefs to be transcended. In the mind, there are no limits.