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How To Operate Your Brain: Systemology of Reality Engineering with Dr. Timothy Leary


The reference to “information” being an ‘in-form’ or ‘forming-in’ experience — found within Joshua Free’s Systemology bestseller: REALITY ENGINEERING — is derived from ‘How to Operate Your Brain’ (1994) by Dr. Timothy Leary, stating:

“Throughout human history, as our species has faced the frightening, terrorizing fact that we do not know who we are, or where we are going in this ocean of chaos, it has been the authorities — the political, the religious, the educational authorities – who attempted to comfort us by giving us order, rules, regulations, informing – forming in our minds – their view of reality. To think for yourself you must question authority and learn how to put yourself in a state of vulnerable open-mindedness, chaotic, confused vulnerability to inform yourself.”

REthumbself “Think for yourself…Question authority…” infamous lines from Dr. Timothy Leary (b. 1920 – d. 1996) exclaimed by the experimental psychologist during the 1960’s; words that have since been immortalized along with the concept of “set and setting” (which is used in NexGen Systemology) and the phrase: “turn on, tune in, drop out.” The passage selection extracted is derived from ‘How to Operate Your Brain‘ (1994). Leary explains:

“The natural state of the brain is chaos. We’re dealing with a complexity of information. The first thing to do is to overwhelm your focused mind, your linear mind, by overloading signals, digital patterns, clusters of photons and electrons which produce a pleasant state of confused chaos. This is the state of the brain when it is ready to be informed, that is, to be reprogrammed. The human brain contains one hundred billion neurons, each neuron is as powerful as a large computer, and each neuron has around ten thousand connections with other neurons. Within our foreheads there is a chaos, inside our brains there is a galaxy of information, which is incomprehensible to our linear minds.”

sys101newcvrthumb “This contrasts and compares perfectly with the chaos without. We’re living in a universe, which has one hundred billion galaxies, each galaxy with star systems, planets, a complexity, again, which to our minds right now is chaotic, incomprehensible. Chaos is beautiful. Now many times we are afraid because we want order. We can’t deal with the confusion and disorder. We want form. We want rules. Yes, throughout human history there have been people—religious leaders, political leaders—who will give you order. They will give you rules and commandments.”

But chaos is basically good. Relax. Surf the waves of chaos and learn how to redesign your own realities. Sit back. Flow. Open your eyes. Turn off your minds. Unfocus, and let the waves of chaos roll over your brain. Float. Drift, Zoom. Design. Create new order, your order, your style from chaos…


“The aim of human life is to know thyself. Think for yourself. Question authority. Think with your friends. Create, create new realities. Philosophy is a team sport. Philosophy is the ultimate, the ultimate aphrodisiac pleasure. Learning how to operate your brain, learning how to operate your mind, learning how to redesign chaos. The religious leaders, the political leaders want to give you orders to run your life, to determine how you think. The basic goal is to operate your own mind. Think for yourself.”

REthumbself “To operate your brain you must understand how to use your eyes. “Oh say, can you see?” Oh say, can’t you see what is being done to your eyes? Who controls your eyeballs, controls your mind, imprints your brain. Oh say, can’t you see that the messages that hit your eyeballs in modern television are creating realities, imprinting messages from the sponsors who are not usually interested in your learning how to design your own realities.”

water_nuke_2560x1600 “Who controls your screen controls the programs in your mind. Your eyes are the windows of your brain. The eyes are extensions of the brain. The eyes are made up of hundreds of layers of neurons, rods, cones. Your eyeballs deal with one energy: It’s light. Through your eyes come illumination, vision, perception, enlightenment, illumination. Your eyes are the windows of your soul. Who controls your eyeballs programs your brain. Learn how to dial, fine tune your eyeballs. Learn how to unfocus your eyes, dilate your pupils, learn how to open up to illumination and light, and then refocus and redesign your own inner order, your own designs, your own language.”

sys101newcvrthumb “The brain is designed to design realities. If you operate your own brain skillfully, you can learn to design your own realities, learn how to communicate in the language of the brain: electrons and photons. We are doing this now. We are sending messages from our brains, using the vehicle of electrons and photons, to your eyeballs. As we watch this screen, our minds are bedazzled, our minds are softened, our linear, sharp logical thinking is gentled, and we are communicating brain to brain. We are using the electron, computer circuits, to feed each other’s brains with light…”

Knowing How To Know & Epistemology, The Philosophy of Knowledge – Systemology with Joshua Free


Epistemology is the school of philosophy containing the theories about the structure of knowledge and reason. As an understated, misrepresented and much misunderstood field, epistemology is actually at the heart of every philosophy and science because it explains how you might come to know anything with any certainty.

REthumbself Joshua Free’s essay “On the Philosophy of Epistemology” is excerpted from ARCANUM as it appears in the appendix of the 2013 release: REALITY ENGINEERING (Systemology 2.0 materials).

Essentially every bit of knowledge or belief is an idea or a concept about “reality.” The materialist interpretation of Rene Descartes led to the “standard scientific method,” the greatest stumbling block of post-modern science like quantum and string theory. Materialist science alludes us to believe that everything is separated (not unified) and that reality is something that exists “out there” completely independent of the observer and yet we find that reality is covertly dependent on personal cognition, “observation,” experience and sensory perception for it to “exist.”

You accept knowledge that you cannot personally verify outside of the conception or paradigm and use of language that was specifically created to identify and prove the very knowledge in question.

52588-1 French philosopher Rene Descartes (1596-1650) can be credited with offering the most significant modern contributions to epistemology, primarily founded by him as a generalist philosophy of all “modern” scientific thought. In the entirety of his works, only a few simple key tenets stand out distinctly, though thousands of words and multiple essays were composed to offer explanations and clarification to the era he was writing for.

As described in the original essay by Joshua Free:

In “Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting the Reason and Seeking Truth in the Sciences” (1637) Descartes describes an intensive process by which the operator must attempt to clean their slate of knowledge of all that can be doubted, which proves to be essentially everything determined through sensory perception and physical experiences. These things can then be added back into a personal paradigm after vigorous scrutiny and in the logical order of certainty. First and foremost is self-knowledge, proved by the self-aware consciousness of an individual; then God, the perfect encompassing generative force in the Universe; and finally mathematics and geometry, the means in which one might measure and quantify existence in the Universe. Mathematics, however, will necessarily loop the seeker back to contemplation on the interpretive use of symbols and language. Descartes even illustrates that as a model of observable (empirical) materialist science, even if we are certain of what our senses tell us about a causal “how,” no absolute knowledge of the “why” can be determined the same way.


checkerboard Perhaps the least cited, but most concise, discourse from Descartes is “Principles of Philosophy” (1644). The work composes over one hundred propositions, each with an explanation, as well as significant axioms and other clarifications of his unique paradigm. Though the title might suggest some all-encompassing resolution or textbook, this slim volume actually reduces philosophy into two main aspects: the nature of human knowledge (epistemology) and the nature of material existence and reality (metaphysics). The concept is put forth that the senses deceive and all that we can determine of the material world is accessed by material senses and then processed cognitively. Anything beyond the material, or “metaphysical,” which includes our cognitive faculties and the mind-body connection, cannot be determined with the material senses and therefore lies outside of the domains of “empirical” science. Hence, a development in the “meta-sciences” that will take into account the “spiritual” and other alternate levels of existence.