Q: How do you launch a book about quantum infinity?
A: Create singularity moments.
Consider this YOUR invitation to create a singularity moment:
At 20:20 on 0202 2020
(That’s twenty past eight in the evening GMT on 2nd February 2020 - feel free to adjust timings to suit yourself)
Your creative act represents an active engagement with the ‘act’ of publication of All Moments Are One Moment - a radical work of philosophical fiction.
What is singularity?
As a common noun it is defined thus: the state, fact, quality, or condition of being singular.
Eg: "he believed in the singularity of all cultures"
Which, In common language means: A ‘unique’ and ‘specific/particular’ moment.
In Physics and Mathematics it is defined as: a point at which a function takes an infinite value, especially in space–time when matter is infinitely dense, such as at the centre of a black hole.
How you interpret it is up to you.
From my perspective as author, when writing All Moments there was a section which for a long time was titled ‘A Singular Moment’ and/or ‘A Singular Cave’ . In the final published version you will find that Form 11 EARTH generates METAL ( and the first part of Form 36 CALLUM generates PRYCE) is subtitled A Singular Cave.
This section begins:
Somewhere in a conversation, characters spoke. And listened. Readers stepping into the cave may hear the voices before they see the writing on the wall.’
For me, the ‘singularity’ is about (at least) two things:
1) rendering into specific state/example, a deeper concept/part of ‘story’
2) bringing together the strands of the stories within All Moments.
And this is, for me, a sort of quantum wave pattern within quantum infinity.
What is this invitation?
Put simply, I’m inviting you to bring your own life/reflections into focus for a period between 20 seconds and 2 minutes around 20:20 0202 2020. It's a chance to explore your perspective of a moment Qi[m] as part of All Moments in Quantum Infinity. Qi[M].
You might like to think of it (analagously) as sitting in a cave looking at the writing on the wall. Or standing in the river. If you’ve read All Moments you’ll have more of an idea of what I’m talking about. If not, your point of reference may be like the 2 minutes silence held on Remembrance Day, but I’m suggesting that what you do is focus on ‘your life’/ ‘your place in the universe’ for this time - and if you like, think of it like the opportunity to inhabit the centre of a black hole - you may even feel the desire to use the ‘point’ as a transformative move - your own ‘Big Bang’ moment. Or not. It’s up to you.
Some background for the curious:
I have thought long and hard about the publication of this work - especially about its ‘birth’ or moment of transformation from ‘unpublished’ to ‘published’ which is, for me, a lot less important than how it ‘is born’ or ‘exists’ in terms of acts of individual observation, more commonly known as 'reading.'
The only significance to me of publication is that more people can read it. As a commercial 'act' it's distinctly unimportant. For me publication is about widening of reader choice, not any part of a marketing campaign. So, rather than celebrating the publication per se, my celebration is around what, for me, has been a ‘moment’ of singularity I had aimed for all along - which is 0202 2020.
Several things happened which allowed All Moments to ‘exist’ as it now does. The content was driven by personal relationships and the form was enabled by Scrivener software and Tai Chi/Qi gong practice. Bringing these together and reflecting on them was the key to my ‘process’. The other was 'time' in a conceptual and real sense. I had wanted to write All Moments when I was working on the draft of Brand Loyalty in 2009. I had been trying to write Brand Loyalty for nearly a decade when I finally published it. While writing Brand Loyalty I had the conception of All Moments in a loose form but had no idea of how to actualise it. I could kind of 'see' how I wanted it to be but had neither the perspective nor the ‘tools’ with which to achieve my vision.
In writing All Moments one thing I discovered is that sometimes, when you can't reconcile your understanding of personal identity and time, all you need to do is wait until you find a perspective on ‘the moment’ in which things become clear. Brand Loyalty was published on 2010 2010 and it seems fitting that All Moments should work round this sort of ‘theme’ Thus 0202 2020. I have lots of thoughts about the ‘significance’ of binary/number patterns - I ‘see’ patterns of numbers in quite a unique way.
And interestingly enough I’ve finished writing this at 11.22 on 2201 2020. Make of that what you will. Perhaps it just means I have ‘a beautiful mind?’ Perhaps it means I am in the open circle. Perhaps, beyond fact and fiction, the universe smiles. I like to think it's a vindication of the theory of Qi[M]. And, after all, reality is what you choose to believe.
You can read Brand Loyalty free online at this site and you can buy both Brand Loyalty and All Moments Are One Moment from the Unco store (and from 2nd Feb from Amazon/other online retailers - though its visibility may be diametrically opposed to the level of commerciality of the retailer. For commercial concerns stories are product after all!)
Find out more about the theory, process and meanings - an exercise in creating a brain in a virtual vat.