Hello, Gunārs! The uses of discontinuous consciousness has been in ‘use’ for some time by those who have higher education and funds to design machinery and drugs to take advantage of this phenomenon. I understand that some of modern devices cannot really be used only without the assistance of psychotropic drugs http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychoactive_drug; combat pilots are said to be regularly using such drugs on their missions. In a simplified way, this is like getting your (government approved) ration of rum when needing to advance across an open field against an enemy firing at you with deliberate aim and the air filled with bullets that have lost their way (the battles at Austerlitz, Borodino, Gettysburg, Waterloo come to mind). While death under such conditions is nearly certain, at least you face it deliberately mindless and are not trapped in the nieche evolution designed your consciousness to occupy.
Yesterday I listened to a drone pilot, who lives with his family in Las Vegas describe his trip to his air force base, get into a shack or van, take over an ongoing drone mission in Afghanistan, and begin ‘helping’ (or ‘killing’?) some NATO soldier or Taliban ‘terrorist’ in Afghanistan: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-24522150#TWEET922099 It does not sound as if this ‘pilot’ is on drugs, but the very fact that I have to put the word in quotation marks, reflects that I am talking about a ‘reality’ apart from where I sit at this moment. I cannot imagine this ‘pilot’ keeping at such a job (killing someone at one moment, the next helping his daughter chose what color tutu to wear) without soon seeking help at a PTSD hospital or in a bottle of vodka. From what I have heard, marihuana is more efficient and less harmful than prescription drugs.
In past times, before mens lives were governed by governments (NSA and their like) and most of us lived in or near a wood (as I did during WW2), while neo-religion had long repressed our native religion, there were still stories circulating about magicians, male and female (burvis and ragana) and their expertise with healing teas, potions, compreses and like. Then there were also stories of how these native medicine doctors were burned at a stake, or tied to a chair at the end of a pole, which was regularly dunked into a pond to make them confess to using mushrooms or Wild John to escape the Dominicans or Franciscans come to ‘save’ them and us. Surely, with so many Latvians at one time serving in the tsar’s army in Central Asia fighting Turks and other ‘heathens’, it is simply disingenuous and stupid to believe that they returned home with missing limbs, they did not bring home to Livonia Johns Grass seeds and knowledge of the plants healing properties at a popular level.
As far as the ‘saving’ is concerned, it seems to have been little other than a repetition of the demand for our forebears to have ‘faith’ in the monks from Frankland teachings. Today those same monks have ‘progressed’ to being ‘scientists’ who likewise insist that the ‘doctrine’ of ‘science’ must be followed, i.e., if you wish to have access to communications http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-09/why-were-shutting-our-comments you must have ‘faith’ in our ‘editors’ who are members of our ‘government’. In an astonishing manner, we are witnessing the repetition of the old fight between the ‘heretics’ and the ‘priests’ with imprimatur. Another way of putting it is the belief of the heretic that he-she may communicate with reality on the strength of their organic brain and those who insist that higher reason can be reached only through ‘faith’ in the academia.
As ‘reason’ is another name for the process of ‘deduction’, I wonder why an atheist’s ‘deductions’ are more credible than those of a heretic walking next to him? Is it because ‘atheists’ deny the existence of a parallel universe, but access it as passengers in a rocket to the dark side of the moon?