Podcast No. 74 Posted 11/07/2011   Leave a comment

Podcast No. 74 Posted 11/07/2011

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

TITLE:  Truths of Terasem – The How of Terasem  6.3 – 6.3.6

SUB TITLE:  Building geoethics and an exciting future

SUMMARY:  We look at how organizing a Center of Critical Consciousness (a c-cube) pragmatically implements the how of Terasem.  How it starts the very process of building geoethics, Terasem and creating the exciting future we seek. An ethical framework must be erected and firmly guide what will happen; that starts one person at a time, one group at a time, one group of groups at a time, and so on outward until an airtight protective shield exists.


(Fred)  Hi, we’re Fred & Linda Chamberlain, with podcast 74 on the Truths of Terasem.

(Linda) Now, we get to look at how we take the first baby steps to get to where we’re going.  Expansion 6.3 begins with “Organizing a Center of Critical Consciousness (a c-cube) pragmatically implements the how of Terasem.”  How hard is it to do this?

(Fred)  It’s the simplest thing in the world.  6.3.1 says, “Center your c-cube someplace, and let others know you’ll be there at the Terasem times.”  Further, it only takes one person to start a c-cube.  You pick a location, and announce that you’re going to be there at certain times.  The criteria are not rigid, but it is important that they be specific, and there is room for diversity of approach.

(Linda)  Just in case any listener has forgotten the difference between  c-cubes and  c-quads, a c-cube has three C’s in the name and stands for Critical Center
of Consciousness and a c-quad has four C’s in the name and stands for Consented Critical Center of Consciousness.

(Fred)  Right, it’s easy to get those mixed up!  You and I, together are an example of a c-cube, and we do two or three Terasem “connections” a day, but, we choose and define the content, and while we are aware of and respect the times of day recommended by Terasem, we adjust this as need be to optimize the flow of our lives.

(Linda) Any single person, it doesn’t need to be a couple even, can do this, but then it would be important to broaden the connectivity to include others.

(Fred) We are not restricted to being in just one c-cube, either.   You and I are also part of a larger c-cube, in fact it is a c-quad, in Melbourne Beach FL, that has somewhat less than a dozen members.  It holds monthly gatherings, quarterly celebrations and other annual events.

(Linda) For anyone inspired to become more actively involved in spreading the Terasem ideas to others, there’s a way to really individualize your c-cube.  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 then build your c-cube by finding others within the growing, world-wide Terasem collective consciousness that are most closely aligned with your own interests.

(Fred) This can be done by making a “Declaration of C-Cube”.  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.

(Linda) The next Element builds on this, with 6.3.2: “Encourage participation in the music, art, recitations, teachings and yoga of a Terasem gathering.”  These are suggested as a way to connect all the c-cubes and c-quads of a given area, on the 10th day of each month at 10 a.m., to share ideas and aesthetic values.  In the most complete sense, gatherings at both 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. might be held, depending on the character of the local groups, but in most cases at present. 10 a.m. is the main event.

(Fred)  6.3.3 says: “Narrate stories of freedom, nature, obligation and transcendence at their respective Terasem quarterly holidays.”  These can be events that go on all day, or just an evening, where a meal is shared.  Each of these four holidays has its own theme, the same each year, to remind us in detail of how  much we have to be grateful for, in addition to how far we have come in the past year.

(Linda) These are concrete examples of using rituals to build fellowship and solidarity among an expanding membership in c-cubes and c-quads. More details about these holidays and events can be found under Frequently Asked Questions at terasemfaith.org.

(Fred) 6.3.4 says, “Train c-cube members to graduate to higher levels of Terasem, culminating with graduation ceremonies each 10-10.”  On October 10th,
each year, those who have accomplished valuable things in support of Terasem are moved up, or escalated, to various levels that reflect their comprehension
of, and efforts to promote the successful memetic spread of the Truths of Terasem, as well as many other critical Terasem goals.

(Linda) These are not, in any way, positions of “authority”, but they do entail additional responsibilities for work in support of Terasem.  We discussed
these in more detail in podcast no. 62.

(Fred)  The importance of networking comes to the surface in 6.3.5, where we find: “Extend cooperation to other c-cubes and c-quads and to all of Terasem.”  Here, we are recognizing that only as we hang together and help each other grow are we going to move most rapidly and methodically toward our goals. This is not about seeing who can beat who to some goal.  It’s about working together through both diversity and unity, to see that we all get to the goal, that we all get to live as long as we want, and do so with fulfillment and joy, and that no one is left behind.

(Linda)  This principle is expressed in other Truths of Terasem also, in different ways.  Network harmony and synergy is a big part of what Terasem has going for it, but carefully approached in such a way as not to intrude on diversity or individual pursuit of joy either.

(Fred) 6.3.6 tells us to: “Reach for recognition as a c-quad”.  Once every four years, at an event called a “Quadrennial Convocation”, c-cubes that have accomplished enough are formerly recognized as     “c-quads”.  A “consented critical center of consciousness” is one to which the other c-quads have agreed should be formally included in decision making, where it is necessary to “consent” to expansion of their numbers.

(Linda) This happens only every four years, so it is not something that can be rushed.  On the other hand, if your c-cube has not accomplished enough to be recognized as a c-quad at a Quadrennial Convocation, you’re going to have to wait another four years for such a promotion.  So, doing what you can to qualify for that recognition is important, if you want to be able to contribute at a maximum level to Terasem’s growth.

(Fred)  As always, the principle of diversity says that you may do whatever you wish, consistent with the Truths of Terasem, as to quality and quantity of
contributing to Terasem, but there is no escape from the fact that how much you do and how well you do it are going to be directly reflected into how
survivable your c-cube or c-quad may be, and how much it might be able to do to inspire others to form and build strength.

(Linda)  I’m glad you brought that up.  We’re not just talking about socializing, though the c-cubes serve that purpose as well.  Let’s not forget that we are now entering an era of transcendence in humanity where only those who can commit themselves to high standards of personal growth and responsibility will be qualified to be at the controls of the societal starship we picture as safely navigating the challenges of the technological Singularity racing toward us.

(Fred) Terasem is out to build such a starship.  It’s fully empowered emergence is yet to be realized, but, the fact that such a starship must be built and flown is indisputable in the view of those of us who are laying out the launching pad now.  In order to weather the Singularity, it’s existence is absolutely essential.

(Linda) In building your c-cubes, then, keep this in mind.  You are looking for others who understand the dangers that lie ahead and understand how critical it is that corruption is blocked at every entry. You are looking for others who have the conviction and the determination that the mountain can be and will be climbed, in order to put together a team that will be able eventually to climb it.

(Fred)  And that leads us to the topic for the next podcast.   We’ll take a close look at the kinds of activities Terasem people use, in the most concentrated way, to focus their lives on what has to be accomplished here and now, and for as long as we stay in these limiting biological bodies.  They involve practices, some of them with roots in ancient Indian Yoga, mixed with extremely positive affirmations, to maximize health and rid one’s mind of dark and painful thoughts, thus freeing maximum energy for accomplishing all we can in each day to prepare for leaving these biological bodies behind.

(Linda)  I’m inspired by this part of what Terasem does, more than I can say.  For over four decades we ruled our lives with a hard, cold kind of logic that seemed to point toward an equally if not greater kind of cold, hard, endless future if we did manage to avoid biological death.  (Fred) Maybe that’s part of why we gradually lost the thirst we shared when we first got together, for living on endlessly in a limitless future with so little warmth and love outside our own close coupling.  That, in large part, gradually shifted over the decades to a more compassionate and community based vision of what endless lives can be like.  And even more important, we now understand to be critical to the success of Terasem and to surviving the Singularity.

(Linda)  We’re on the same wavelength about that.  We’ll also explore how with time, in the interest of diversity, some of us will want to evolve into other forms, and how this may map into what we may be doing once we arrive in cyberspace.

(Fred)  Wow!  I can’t wait.  And don’t forget –  It’s easy to “Join Terasem” at terasemfaith.net if you want to be part of this kind of community and be closer to the heart of this adventure.  “Waking up in cyberspace” is pursued by the programs of CyBeRev.org and LifeNaut.com,  no fees to participate.

(Linda)  And you can create your personal history, or autobiography, and upload it to CyBeRev.org by using the LifePact interview form.  Go to Terasemfaith.net, then go to Mindfile Building, about half way down the page.   Remember, there are no fees for building or storing your mindfile.  And if you want to create a BioFile by preserving your DNA, you can do that at LifeNaut.com, very inexpensively, too.

(Fred)  For those of you who love games, Mike Clancy, at Terasem, has created the new maze-based, mindfile game for the Android. It’s addictive because the difficulty ramps up quickly with multiple layers of challenges.  While you are trying to build motor neurons inside a brain, plaques are obstructing your path and you have to avoid macrophages that are hunting you down!

(Linda)  Here’s the premise from the introduction to the app: “You are an artificial intelligence charged with controlling a nanobot inside a human brain. The brain belongs to a person who is about to be resuscitated after being cryonically stored for almost 50 years. You have been chosen because, ironically, the person being restored to life is the same person on whom you (the AI) were based! Their mannerisms, personality, recollections, feelings, beliefs, attitudes and values were recorded and stored with the CyBeRev project and later coupled with mindware to create your digital persona”.  Check it out at PersonalityMD.com.

(Fred) And I’d like to encourage everyone to visit, if you haven’t already, my favorite blog:  mindclones.blogspot.com.  Martine Rothblatt will treat you to
fascinating discussions about mindclones, mindfiles and mindware that will take you far, far beyond what we are able to just sample lightly in these podcasts.  And you can find the text version of these podcasts at truthsofterasem.wordpress.com.  And don’t forget, Terasem has a priority list; those who join earlier are most likely to make the jump to cyberspace sooner.  The longer you wait, the longer the line will get!

(Linda)  If you’ve been enjoying the music that we use on this podcast series, it’s called Earthseed.  It’s the Terasem Anthem.  It was written by Martine Rothblatt, who also plays the flute and the keyboard.  If you’d like to experience that music in a video, with a background of astronomical 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 November 8, 2011 by Truths of Terasem - Podcasts in Uncategorized

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