Influence – A Canticle of Reality (5)


Unity fields diversity.
Cöcö sows the fields of existence.
Fields within fields among fields compose the cosmos.
Fields become Nature when construed. By their construal, fields wield influence.
Awareness and knowledge actualize form.
All react. Beings act.
A soul is a field which incarnates into dobe.
The mind dynamically defines its psychospace, construing dobe as one’s being.
Dobe acts as a field.
Matter is tangible as a frictional field. Energy is a cöforce construed as acting on matter.
Matter has gravity. Energy has levity. This is the lightness of beĩng.
A social relationship involves fields of interactive interest with another being. Harmony in a relationship generates a standing wave.
The expanse of relationships craft culture and frame societal dynamics. Such is the standing wave of sociality.



A field is a localized data bundle that may influence other fields and be influenced by other fields. Field interplay is the mechanism by which existence transpires.

In proposing the radiative propulsion of magnetism, English scientist Michael Faraday introduced fields into physics in 1845. The idea of fields increasingly dominated physics theories in the decades that followed. Fields are the beating heart of quantum mechanics, which is also known as quantum field theory.

Unity fields diversity.

The idea that a universal field imbues fundamental characteristics to the quantum fields of existence is termed localization. English physicist Peter Higgs theorized localization in 1964. The Higgs mechanism was discovered in the late 2010s.

Cöcö is the universal field which localizes to populate the innumerable fields (cöforces) of existence. The mirage of physicality occurs via quantization, where a cöforce produces the appearance of particulate matter.

Cöcö sows the fields of existence.

Cöcö wills the cöforces that compose existence. Sowing “the fields of existence” is from desire for entertainment.

Fields within fields among fields compose the cosmos.

Modern physics teaches that existence (“the cosmos”) is a summation of fields from the quantum level on up. Existence is entirely of fields.

Fields become Nature when construed. By their construal, fields wield influence.

The data fields that comprise existence transform into information by a mind giving them meaning. This transformation is construal: interpretation which assigns significance. Nature is existence construed.

Living is an exercise of influencing and being influenced. The seemingly inert offspring of bacteria illustrate this.

“Bacterial spores can spend years in a dormant, biochemically inactive state, yet they retain the ability to process information from cues that can release them from dormancy and allow them to undergo germination,” explained Japanese microbiologist Kaito Kikuchi. Such spores monitor field “pulses of nutrient that does not require energy production in the dormant spore.” Electrochemical fields from potential nutrients whisper to spores of bacteria. When they sense that a sufficient food supply is about them, spores come alive.

Bacterial spores germinate when their habitat smells favorable. Smell is a construal that comes from field interaction.

Smell is a universal among Life. The earliest microbes developed olfaction, which is sensing odorants (smelly molecules). Viruses home in to their host target by smell. Microbes and many animals, including insects and fish, forage by smell.

People rely upon smell not only to judge their food, but also other people. “Humans make judgments about others using their sense of smell,” sussed Australian psychologists Mehmet Mahmut and Richard Stevenson.

In 1949, English physiologist R.W. Moncrieff hypothesized that olfaction works by molecular shape, in a lock-and-key manner. But the shape hypothesis fails to explain why similarly shaped molecules have distinct smells, or why molecules of quite distinct shapes have a selfsame smell.

Sense of smell works via field aura. Organisms detect smell via the molecular vibrations of odorants in the infrared band of the radiation spectrum. “From structural changes in chemistry to molecular signaling, all processes in Life have to do with molecular vibrations,” remarked Indian American physical chemist Ara Apkarian.

Awareness and knowledge actualize form.

In the 18th century, Anglo Irish philosopher George Berkeley observed, “To be is to be perceived.” Berkeley intuited that Nature is of minds and their metaphysical contents, with mental constructs deceptively fabricating a tangible world.

The appearance of physicality (“form”) is a mental presentation to a consciousness. The mind transforms the data from fields into portrayals of matter.

Fields themselves have awareness and knowledge.

Electromagnetic field travel is termed radiation. A radiating field refracts when it encounters a different medium from that which it was traveling in. The specific angle to which a field changes course is its refractive index.

Radiating fields refract to hold themselves together as a traveling band. The only way that radiative fields could consistently refract is by knowing exactly what they are getting themselves into.

In 1801, English polymath Thomas Young showed that light exhibited a duality: behaving both as a cooperative bunch of particles and a wave. This appearance of duality is readily understood as individual particulate fields behaving synchronously to act in a wave-like manner: coherence in fields at distinct scales. The only way field phenomena could work this way is if the fields themselves know what they are about.

The way that water ripples and waves hold themselves together is another example of field coherence. In the instance of water, these are molecular fields interplaying and selectively banding together.

Water is a miraculous molecule. By its field influence (hydration force), a water molecule organizes molecules in its vicinity. This is apparent by the way that water self-organizes into fractal waves in its movements.

Fire is rapid oxidation of a fuel in the exothermic (heat-releasing) chemical process called combustion. Fire requires 3 conditions to sustain itself: heat, fuel, and an oxidant, which is usually oxygen. Water extinguishes fire by cooling its fuel.

Water has a high heat capacity. Water’s superb thermal absorption owes to the hydrogen atoms in H2O being readily willing to associate with the oxygen atoms in nearby water molecules. The breaking and remaking of water’s gregarious hydrogen bonds creates a vibrational matrix capable of retaining considerable heat.

“Electron-electron interactions are crucial because they produce the plasmon mode that is instrumental to the energy transfer mechanism. The main contribution originates from a resonance,” explained Chinese physicist Xiaoqing Yu. A plasmon is a quantum of vibration. Water’s many unique properties owe to its flexibility in its field interactivity.

A body of water can take in a lot of heat energy before its molecular matrix starts to sweat and its temperature rises. This is why it takes water so long to boil.

Water is the requisite molecule for all Life. Numerous life forms, including bacteria and tardigrades, suspend living when dehydrated. Those in suspended animation revive with hydration force. Similarly, seeds are sensitive to the presence of the hydration force in deciding to sprout.

Hydration affords living. Considering the effect of the hydration force on Life, biological physicist Ozgur Sahin concluded, “It is really water’s world.”

Via awareness and cognition, fields behave according to their ingrained physics.

All react.

Animism is the ancient doctrine that everything in Nature knows what it is about. Modern science has proved animism true.

Electromagnetism is the ambient field that defines and envelops existence at the atomic level. This interactivity is chemistry, which is the science of reactions among configurations of matter. Chemistry is an existence proof of animism.

Electrons methodically react to craft chemical activity. The only way an electron can nonrandomly react is by being aware of its environment and know how to behave when interacting with other local fields.

Electrons bond with nucleons to form atoms. The protons in nucleons put out a positive field charge which attracts negatively charged electrons. Electrons orbit nucleons in specific layers of traffic, called shells.

An electron dances with other electrons in a methodical way depending upon the environment and other electrons’ sway. There are many ways that electrons react to each other. Flexible, specific reactions are only possible via awareness and knowing what to do under certain conditions, such as ambient pressure, temperature, and the specific medium through which an electron is traversing.

Anything that might be perceived must know how to put on its little show. As such, every field has consciousness and mentation. This is animism.

Beings act.

The distinctions between the inanimate and animate are desire and imagination. Desire necessitates imagination.

The challenge of living is in swimming in an ever-flowing river of desire. Fulfilling desires often requires overcoming obstacles. Problem-solving requires counterfactual cognition: imagining what does not exist as a goal and then acting in a way that actualizes that goal.

Imagination provides the capacity for initiative. Whereas the inanimate only react, beings can also act: initiate behavior.

Life solves problems and act to achieve desires. As shown by their behaviors, a virus is alive, as are the proteins that comprise the workforce of cells.

The principle of vitalism posits a basal distinction between being alive and inanimate matter. The functional variance is the capacity for acting versus merely reacting.

Life works through desire. Imagination is necessary to have and achieve goals. By contrast, the nonliving has no wants, and thereby no need to imagine what is not.

A soul is a field which incarnates into a being of dobe.

A soul is transcendental to a single life experience. This is the classic definition of a soul. A soul incarnates by becoming the consciousness of a being.

The qualities of a soul craft the field that characterizes dobe. The mind construes dobe as the character of a being.

The mind dynamically defines its psychospace, construing dobe as one’s being.

The mind is a field with innumerable fields within it. Mental fields are of perception, memory, imagination, and intention.

Psychospace is the mental map of memory. Events or relations are considered close or distant (proximal or distal) depending upon the depth of their felt meaning.

Loved ones may feel near even when they are far away. For good or ill, an event of years ago can linger in the mind like it just happened. Conversely, events and associations of scant impact or importance fade into the psychospace distance.

High-level construal is abstract: getting the gist, looking at the big picture. Conversely, low-level construal is concrete, focused on detail.

Problem-solving happens in psychospace. The mind is focused on details when working. When work hits a snag, the mind pulls back into overview mode.

Overcoming an obstacle can only be solved by distancing in psychospace to establish context: to view the frustration at a distal remove, and thereby gain a better perspective for options toward resolution.

Psychospace provides the fodder data for the mind’s construct of self. What is held close or kept distant is instrumental in this assessment.

Construal of self is primarily based upon evaluation of dobe. The mental fabrication of self is an appraisal partly based upon inner strength (perceptivity and clarity) and power (expression of strength).

Dobe acts as a field.

Dobe is like a field in being subject to change via psychospace interplay. The common idiom for this is “learning from experience.” Further, the field effect of awareness level determines beĩng quality and thereby profoundly affects dobe in its entirety.

Matter is tangible as a frictional field. Energy is a cöforce construed as acting on matter.

This passage contrasts matter and energy from the perspective of its perception. Matter is tangible because of friction.

Scottish mathematician James Clerk Maxwell proposed a unified field theory in 1865. He construed that light is an undulation in the same medium as electromagnetism. Maxwell helped usher in the era of modern physics.

Maxwell wrote, “The energy in electromagnetic phenomena is mechanical energy.” The energy of mechanics is defined by friction.

Friction also defines the quantum realm. The quanta of matter – fermions – cannot occupy the same space. Disharmonic friction between the fields that compose fermions do not allow spatial overlap.

A cöforce is a local field of influence that does not manifest. Physicists call quantum cöforces bosons. Bosons influence fermion behavior in numerous ways.

Matter has gravity. Energy has levity. This is the lightness of beĩng.

“Matter has gravity” is a straightforward physics statement. Gravity is the idea that a physical body attracts other matter in proportion to its mass. Gravity is a cöforce generated by amalgamation of matter. Gravity illustrates how cöforces can act far afield from their spatial origination.

“Energy has levity” holds double meaning in going to the nature of energy as a physics interaction as well as being a psychological influence. In physics and psychologically, energy excites.

That energy “is the lightness of beĩng,” affirms the positive influence that the Life cöforce gives. We feel most alive when we feel energetic. The “lightness of beĩng” also alludes to bliss, which powers ikigai (will to live). Ikigai is elaborated in the next chapter.

A social relationship involves fields of interactive interest with another being.

The relationships we have create fields in our mind that influence us. These fields include memories and aspirations that arise from our relationships.

Harmony in a relationship generates a standing wave.

A standing wave is a self-sustaining field created by harmonization of intersecting fields. After seeing standing waves in water, Michael Faraday mathematically described standing waves in 1831.

Standing waves may occur in any fluid medium. Electrical superconductivity within a metal behaves as a quantum standing wave.

Mentation is a fluid medium. A relationship generates a standing wave in the memories of those involved.

The expanse of relationships craft culture and frame societal dynamics. Such is the standing wave of sociality.

The network of relationships we have form the web by which culture emerges. Culture frames the way that societies behave. The institutionalization of folkways into conventions of behavior defines societal mechanics.