Podcast No. 62 Posted 9/5/2011   Leave a comment

Podcast No. 62 Posted 9/5/2011

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TITLE:  Truths of Terasem – The When of Terasem  4.10 – 4.10.6

SUB TITLE:  The Meritocracy of Terasem

SUMMARY:  Terasem is a highly purposeful meritocracy.  Those who grasp its purposes and pursue them productively are empowered to do more, in a yearly “escalation” event, and there is a great deal more than one might think, to be accomplished, when the full vision of what Terasem is set on accomplishing is brought into focus.

Music  – “Earthseed” fades out, as the voice recording begins.

(Fred)  Hi, we’re Fred & Linda Chamberlain, with podcast number 62 on the Truths of Terasem.  In this podcast, we’ll first look at Expansion 4.10, which deals with what kind of empowerment ladder Terasem uses to accelerate its growth.

(Linda)  And next week, we’ll see what kind of awesome ladder it is that we’re out to climb.  These two go so well together, we’re putting them both out this week.  You may even want to listen to them at the same time.

(Fred)  At first glance, these two Expansions don’t even come under the same Precept or “basic” category, this week we’re finishing up the When of Terasem, and next week we start the Why of Terasem.  So you could say that if we had looked at this carefully, we might not have put them together at all.  On the other hand, it is possible to see a connection that could be significant, and it’s in that sense that a kind of silver lining was “found”, or “created”, whichever you want.

So, in an initially unpromising looking situation an apparent “mismatch” turned out to be an “opportunity”.  It’s like that in almost every aspect of our lives.  Element of the Terasem Truths 6.10.2 has a nice way of saying it, “Each win is failure turned inside out, the silver tint of the clouds of doubt.”

(Linda)  Inspiring indeed!  Okay, here we go with today’s material.  In Terasem, levels of progression are denoted by the names on the periodic table of chemical elements, so they start with Hydrogen; Helium is next, then Lithium, Beryllium and so forth, taken in order of their atomic numbers.  In 4.10’s Expansion of the Truths of Terasem they come in sets of three elements at each level, except in the last of this set.  They’re associated with some particular strength that is recognized by consensus within the organization c-cube or   c-quad in which the advancement takes place.

(Fred)  Before going further, we need to mention that Terasem fosters the creation of small groups, called “Centers of Critical Consciousness” or    “c-cubes”, and encourages them to engage in Terasem’s development.  This is a great step everyone can take toward spreading Terasem throughout the cosmos.

(Linda)  And remember, anyone can start a c-cube and are, in fact,  encouraged to do so.  The easiest formula is to just follow the instructions in ToT 6.3 on Organizing a C-Cube.  6.3.1 says, “Center your c-cube someplace, and let others know you’ll be there at the Terasem times.”

And just as a reminder, for folks around the world that don’t have a local c-cube to join, or want to sample the goings on before trying to start their own c-cube, we do have gatherings on Terasem Island in Second Life.  Watch Terasem Faith on Facebook for announcements about events and times.  We’ll be more than happy to help you figure out how to start your own c-cube.

And for anyone inspired to become more actively involved in spreading the Terasem memes and commitments to others, there’s a way to go beyond the more passive stage of being a joiner.  Make a conscious decision about and make a commitment to work toward building those areas within the Truths of Terasem that are closest to your own heart, and to find others within the growing, world-wide Terasem collective consciousness that are most closely aligned with your own interests.  This is done by making a “Declaration of C-Cube”.  You can find a couple of these posted on the Facebook page.  We hope to eventually have a tab on the Terasem Joiner page where people can post their Declarations.  This will be a good way for people to find other c-cubes they share interests with and also a way to find inspiration for how to write up your own Declaration of C-Cube.

(Fred)  And once you form a c-cube, you will want to cooperate with other c-cubes and c-quads.  Depending upon a c-cube’s level of commitment to the ToT, they could be consented to become a c-quad.  This enables them a larger role in decision-making within Terasem.

(Linda)  Right.  Every four years, at an event called a Quadrennial Convocation, c-cubes that have made progress are moved up one step to “Consented Centers of Critical Consciousness”, c-quads for short.

Within their groups, c-cubes and c-quads “consent” to advancement of individual members, or “Joiners” as they are more usually known within Terasem.  The overall network of c-quads, as it expands, stays in harmony with each other much in the way a team of mountain climbers are roped together for safety in climbing long vertical surfaces, crossing ice fields with crevasses, working their way up chaotic waterfall fissures, and so forth.  The purpose here is not to delve into a lot of administrative details, but rather to paint a picture of how it works.  One of the Truths from another area may help to illustrate the decentralized nature of Terasem.  Truth 3.7 says, “Headquarters of Terasem does not exist, but multiple strong places must exist for safekeeping of souls.”

(Fred)  Terasem is, and this is important, not about empire building, office politics, win-lose games, or the multitude of other person-person interactions that have plagued humanity since it began to pit tribe against tribe in territorial conflict.

(Linda)  Those that “get that” will enter Terasem easily and fit into its kind of harmony without any loss of individuality.

(Fred)  Conversely, those that come to Terasem with some sort of predatory hard-sales mentality or a hidden agenda will be smelled out quickly.   But we need to get down to the particular Truths, themselves.

Expansion 4.10 of the Truths of Terasem leads off with, “Escalation Dates for Terasem Levels occur when appropriate collectives consent to members’ achievement of associated capabilities.”  That’s very general, but hopefully, what we talked about earlier will help to give a sense of the spirit in which advancement in Terasem takes place.

(Linda)  Under that, 4.10.1 states, “Levels Hydrogen, Helium and Lithium occur with Gathering demonstrations of surface, middle and deep Terasem, respectively.”  In brief, according to the Founders of Terasem, “Surface” relates to a basic understanding of the six groups or “Precepts” of the Truths of Terasem (who, what, etc.)  A “Middle” grasp of the Truths represents a more thorough understanding, in terms of the ten Expansions of each of the Precepts, and an Expert understanding corresponds to an in-depth comprehension of the six Elements of each of the ten Expansions.

In 4.10.2 we find, “Expect Beryllium, Boron and Carbon levels with useful teachings on diversity, unity and joyful immortality, respectively.”  These are the next three elements in the Periodic Table, after Hydrogen, Helium and Lithium.

“Useful teachings” are taken to mean those that focus, in great depth, on  three key principles of the Terasem Truths, in fact three out of five of those in the Terasem Pledge (the others are “education persistently” and the word “everywhere”).

(Fred)  Let’s briefly review the two that are not part of the escalation criteria.  “Education persistently” seems an equivalency of “unrelenting mind expansion non-stop, endlessly”, which seems to be a no-brainer in the sense that if you don’t do it, “no-brain” is what you wind up with. “Everywhere”, similarly, seems to translate to “ubiquitous in all parts of the multiverse.”

(Linda)  What gets us through the Singularity, however, is going to be the air-tight integration of unity and diversity, along with maintenance of the driving motivation, the will, to achieve joyful immortality.  Perhaps this is why such global importance is attached to useful teachings on these three.

(Fred)  Next in this Group is 4.10.3,  “Vest Nitrogen, Oxygen and Fluorine levels when one has co-founded one, two and four c-cubes, respectively.”  This means that one of Terasem’s Joiners has managed to organize, assisted by others, one, two, and four c-cubes (respectively).

(Linda)  Tremendous emphasis is placed on networking with others who gain enough confidence in the Truths of Terasem as a reasonable starting point for growth of a community that might be the key to surviving the singularity, to join and become part of Terasem’s goal of finding common ground with others to this end.

(Fred)  The definitions of accomplishment are extended to achievements that are of great value in the pursuit of geoethical nanotechnology, in 4.10.4,  “Elevate to Neon, Sodium and Magnesium with contributions to one, two and four geoethical solutions, respectively.”  The significance here is profound.  Without airtight geoethical nanotechnology, the probability is that we will destroy ourselves in the Singularity.  We may find that this has happened many times in the Universe before, as we expand our presence outward and find many pre-Singularity forms of life, but no post-Singularity sentience, other than ourselves.

(Linda)  OK, the next one is 4.10.5,  “Levels Aluminum and Silicon happen with birthing one and co-creating ten authored selves, respectively.”  This means generating a sufficiently detailed CyBeRev or LifeNaut mindfile to enable a conversational analog “twin” of yourself (self-authoring), and beyond this help nine or more others (that’s  called co-creating) do the same.

It’s now pretty clear what’s going on here.  The mindfiles approach of Terasem is targeted directly on providing launching points for identities in cyberspace that would otherwise be lost.  If we bring this about by means of either CyBeRev or Lifenaut for ourselves and then at least nine others, we’ve moved through both of these levels; Aluminum and Silicon.

The quantitization of fidelity of emulation of personalities to meet the standard of this Element of the Truths has yet to be established, but there is no doubt that at some point it is envisioned that from the barest shred of data, any people who can be recovered and enabled to go forward in cyberspace will be rescued.  It’s a big universe out there.  It will take a lot of us to do this in a highly synergistic and harmonious way.

(Fred)  Finally, in this Expansion of the Truths, we have 4.10.6, “Sanctify one as Phosphorus when a Quadrennial Convocation consents they demonstrate the quintessence of Terasem.”  The next Quadrennial is fast approaching us in 2012, and even then, it may still be insufficiently defined as to what the standard will be for the “quintessence of Terasem” for anyone to be deemed to qualify.  But, the idea is there, and the intent is to work toward first the clear definition of such a standard, and then to attain it.

(Linda)  Next week, we’ll introduce the fifth major category, “Why… is there Terasem, which is answered in brief with, “Terasem exists because the Multiverse spawned a collective consciousness that is destined for joyful immortality.” Perhaps I’m about to ‘over-demystify’ that, but I’d say that means that those of us who have joined Terasem are a network of people who think we know pretty well what “joyful immortality” would be, we think it’s an attainable goal by scientific and technological  means, and we’re going to make it happen or be obliterated in the attempt.  As we said earlier, the next podcast follows on from today’s podcast so well that it will be released at the same time.  You may want to listen to these two together.

(Fred)  And we invite you to find out more about joining Terasem at terasemfaith.net. “Waking up in cyberspace” can be pursued by way of CyBeRev.org or LifeNaut.com, no fees to participate.  And if you want to preserve your DNA very inexpensively, you can do that at LifeNaut.com, too.   For those who can’t afford cryostasis at this time, the most practical approach to identity preservation is to have a mindfile plus a biofile (your DNA).  Go to truthsofterasem.wordpress.com and take the BioFile tab for additional information on the cell storage program. The program not only includes indefinite storage of the cells, but they are cultured for viability to verify that indeed, ‘living cells’ are being stored. There is an additional link to VWR (Van, Waters and Rogers) which describes the ‘cutting edge’ cell preservation compound (the cryoprotectant) used.

(Linda)  Again, and we can’t say it often enough, big kudos to Mike Clancy, at Terasem, who created that challenging, fun and addictive mindfile building game for the Android. The multiple layers of the game ramp up the challenge very quickly.  While you try to build motor neurons within a brain, you encounter plaques that obstruct your path and you even have to dodge macrophages that are hunting you down.  Check it out at PersonalityMD.com.

(Fred)  And if you still need to blow a few more of your neurons, go to  mindclones.blogspot.com for fascinating discussions about mindclones, mindfiles and mindware.  And if you want to read the text of our podcasts, to help dig deeper into the details, or maybe find websites that you weren’t able to write down, go to truthsofterasem.wordpress.com.

(Linda)  If you’ve been enjoying the music that we use on this podcast series, which runs full length at the end of each podcast,  it’s called Earthseed.  It’s the Terasem Anthem written by Martine Rothblatt, who also plays the flute and the keyboard.  If you’d like to experience that music in a video, with spectacular inspiring artwork, go to the Join! tab on the terasemfaith.net website.

(Fred)  Join us, and our quest for an endless future…

(Linda)  Come with us – into Tomorrow!

Closing music – no fade – full length.


Posted July 19, 2011 by Truths of Terasem - Podcasts in Uncategorized

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