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10.2. The Experiencer experiences

The world is a long, long chain of experiences, where one follows the other without any break. It's branching out.

How did it all start?

The Experiencer experienced a first impression and had to interpret – understand – this new and foreign. To interpret means to establish an understanding, create knowledge, give something a label, a name, an idea – a concept, which is the word I often use.

The Experiencer may get such first impressions in an endless stream, just as you can get ideas or experience impressions continuously. The only difference is that all your impressions can be traced back to one first impression, while the universal Experiencer must get such impressions without them being traceable to anything earlier, seen from our perspective.

It sounds strange, but at the same time not, since we all possess an extreme ability to fantasise.

Each of the Experiencer's first impressions will necessarily result in a new, independent universe. These are, of necessity, internally consistent and livable but have entirely different physical properties than our universe.

The fundamental laws governing all universes, if there are more than one, are straightforward, as we shall see, and always the same in all possible universes, for they have the same origin; the Experiencer.

This constant, eternal ability to register changes and at the same time interpret them, i.e. create vivid fantasies, is the inherent attribute of the Experiencer, the only one it has.

Whether this quality thus is the Experiencer, or the Experiencer is a conscious creature behind who has this ability, we can not know from our point of view because we are within and part of the Experiencer's experience.

We can, so far, say that the Experiencer has three closely interconnected functions:
  1. Register change, experience.
  2. Interpret the experiences, i.e. understand the changes as something: notions, abstractions, concepts, ideas about what they are.
  3. Experience the interpreted, i.e. the ideas, conceptions – as qualia, a quality that is «felt», experienced.
The third point is the same as the first, namely to experience. Thus, this is an eternal circle.

Since points 1 and 3 above became one, we can say that the Experiencer does only two things:
  1. creates abstract notions, ideas and conceptions through interpretation, and
  2. experience how the ideas feel, i.e. what quality – qualia – they have.
Also, «creating ideas through interpretation» is an experience but an experience of something abstract.

«Experiencing something abstract» is the same as thought.

Thus, it has all boiled down to only one thing:

The Experiencer is experiencing.

This experience is total, contains everything, for it manifests itself as an experience of abstract ideas as thoughts and experience of thoughts as perceptible qualia; materiality, light, sound, emotions, the feeling of being, etc. – at the same time.

There is nothing else.

This permanent, continuous experience – the process of experiencing – is what we call «life».

Here our story of the world begins.