Gurdjieff and the Triode Amplifier
I introduce another article by dreq hempel who wrote here such articles as How Qigong or Taoist Yoga Explains Gurdjieff and The Highest Technology of All Technologies: The Yan Xin Secret
Gurdjieff and the Triode Amplifier: Your I-thought is the Pre-Amp, Taoism is the Triode Amplifier
by drew hempel, MA
Normally the mind is weak and we are controlled by our emotions, causing sickness and lack of potential free energy.
As Gurdjieff states the West relies on dualism – whereas he relies on the Law of Three. There is an exception though in the West – THE TRIODE AMPLIFIER.
To turn your mind into a triode amplifier you first need a PRE-AMP. The I-thought – without visions and without words – is the pre-amp grid which reverses and amplifies the weak current that normally exists in our brain.
80% of our brain’s energy is used for vision but when we are asleep people rely on sound to wake us. Just as Einstein used the Doppler Effect to develop his theory of relativity – so too does the phase-shift of frequency create a significant increase in amplitude.
That’s the secret of quantum chaos Brian Goodwin – a biologist who authored “Temporal Order of Cells” and is now the inspiration for digital biology at M.I.T. Basically Kirkhoff’s Law – harmonic functions – apply equally to mechanical and electrical systems.
So back to your brain – the pineal gland exists between the ears – in the center of the head. When we hold onto the I-thought we activate the pineal gland as the pre-amp grid, just like a triode tube amp.
So normally there’s ALWAYS a weak current between the inner ears – the grid of the I-thought blocks that current and then amplifies it as a reversed current – a 180 degree shift.
This is just like how pedaling a bike makes you go forward – but you can’t explain this to someone, they just have to learn how to do it. The first time I was lied to, that I remember, was when I was taught how to ride a bike. The mind or talking and seeing is cheap. We learn through experience.
Einstein liked to use bike riding as a metaphor – just keep moving so we off-set the inertia which normally makes the wheels wobble side to side. You can see this by holding a wheel at the axle and spinning it – you can’t hold it because it wobbles side to side.
So gravity is just the velocity and acceleration of the forward motion while the mass causes the inertia. Intensity of energy is actually caused by frequency, not mass as amplitude. So gravity uses logarithmic math while quantum energy uses divide and average statistics but BOTH are dualistic. The triode amp is different – it uses Gurdjieff’s Law of Three whereby the I-thought, as the Pre-Amp, harmonizes the Will and
The amplified current is the kidney energy (will), the spinning of the wheel, is the reverse breathing, activated through the I-thought.
But remember – the whole system relies on putting that PRE-AMPLIFIER or grid in place.
Gurdjieff emphasized that most Western alchemists just focused on the chemistry – what Taoists call the Jing – and therefore the energy level was just left at the emotional level.
He said the reason is because the West is too materialistic and didn’t take into account that alchemy starts with the I-thought. So will power is driven by the I-thought – the YI or intention in Taoism – reverses the desire of what our eyes see, so that the weak current between our ears now, with the pre-amp in place – the grid of the I-thought, is activated, reversed and AMPLIFIED.
Welcome to your new triode amplifier system – enjoy it’s hi-fi quality! haha.
OK so last night I was reading at Hard Times, the local anarchist cafe (for Mpls. readers). I left there at 3 a.m. or so, after shooting energy into a friend of mine who is really into Algernon Blackwood and his “cosmic horror” buddies (previously he was into Crowley). We shared garlic cloves as I recovered from that 75% discounted Easter candy at Walgreens. haha.
Anyway then I had 3 mutual climaxes with this young well-endowed female who sat across from me. Of course I was sitting in full-lotus as I do all day long.
Oh yeah I was reading Richard Feynman’s autobiography and he was the Triode Amplifier master of western science. That’s how he started his career – fixing tube amps in the depression in NYC.
What’s fascinating is that he wondered about “streamless consciousness” and so focused his mind when sleeping to see if it slowed down or just smeared into gibberish. He broke his sleep into two intervals so that he would double his dream mind yoga practice.
He figured out that it was the latter (the mind turned to gibberish) but then he also developed lucid dreaming. Finally he realized his dreams were symbolic and took advice from a Freudian analyst about it.
But Feynman stopped just when things were getting interesting: He dreamt that the back of his skull was getting soft and that an metal rod had penetrated the back of his skull.
For anyone steeped in studies of alchemy it’s clear that he had developed his astral body for spirit travel. For example the skull DOES become soft when the body is filled with electromagnetic fields – as detailed in the book “Taoist Yoga: Alchemy and Immortality” and as I experienced and as detailed by qigong master Chunyi Lin – http://springforestqigong.com.
Feynman already was dreaming in color (DMT-pineal gland) and was young, healthy – so his emotional ethereal body was already strong. He was developing his Higher Emotional consciousness but he stopped.
Anyway Feynman just assumed that his brain was “bored” with lucid dreaming and therefore was making up new gibberish – he didn’t want to analyze it and of course Freudian psychology didn’t provide any answers.
The subconscious answer though lies in his Triode Tube Amp work – Feynman focused on one particular problem which first gave him the “genius” reputation. A radio had really strong noise – and Feynman figured out that the tube amps had to be reversed because the preamp was getting to hot to fast.
As I’ve stated the I-thought is the Pre-amp and Feynman, by relying solely on mind yoga, ALSO heated up his brain too fast, without grounding the energy in his lower tan tien of Taoist alchemy.
Gurdjieff states very clearly that the problem with the West is that the sex energy remains undeveloped – and clearly Christianity doesn’t develop the sex energy (not CONSCIOUSLY that is). Most people consider Gurdjieff a Sufi but he stated that he relied on Pythagorean teachings—the original gnostic Logos of the Bible. The Logos goes back to the time of tantra in Buddhism and in fact Gurdjieff’s teaching is most closely related to mahayana buddhism, as detailed in Professor and yoga master Nan, Huai-chin’s books (best-sellers in Asia, but unknown in the West, precisely because Nan focuses on grounding the energy in the body, instead of relying on mind yoga).
The connection between the Taoist lower tan tien – or what Gurdjieff called the Moving Center – and the Intellectual Center (the upper tan tien, the brain) is the middle tan tien or the Emotional Center (the heart). What happens is that the heart emotion is over-excitement as the alchemical transformation of sex energy – and the love energy is shot out of the eyes as love-light. That’s how tantra works—you shoot the heart energy out of the eyes, through the pineal gland, but at the same time you take in the Moving center energy from where you shot the Love energy. It’s just yin-yang or negative-postive harmonics.
As Gurdjieff states, the Moving Center is NEUTRALIZED or grounded by the sex energy and this is why it’s so important to develop the sex center. It’s detailed how Gurdjieff also practiced what I call “O at a D” – in Colin Wilson’s book The Occult.
So in Taoism the meditation practice always focuses on the lower tan tien – in order to take the electromagnetic love energy of the heart-mind – and ground it in the stomach (so that the energy doesn’t just stay at the electrochemical level of over-excitement). But this grounding also entails replacing the moving energy with the love energy – and this is why Gurdjieff always ate very little food.
That was his tantric secret. I assure you that the western diet is totally against alchemy (whether it’s lack of omega-3, too much omega-6 or sugar and salt, etc.)
Gurdjieff practiced what in Taoism is called a “modified bigu” diet.
Ramana Maharshi, for example, insists that even mind yoga, what he teaches, must rely on vegetarianism.
So anyway as the heart energy increases then the higher emotional consciousness is achieved – but only when this is grounded in the stomach – through pure logic as the source of the I-thought – will Higher Intelligence be achieved (what’s called Nirvikalpi Samadhi or the Emptiness in Taoism).
Just as Richard Feynman reversed the amp tubes so that the radio wouldn’t overheat – so too must the pre-amp, the I-thought, be reversed so that it’s stored in the stomach, thereby causing the final level of alchemy described by Gurdjieff in a chart in the end of “In Search of the Miraculous” – the heart-mind has now been completely filled with the sex energy converted into pure consciousness and, just as Ramana Maharshi achieved and Gurdjieff describes: the WILL (kidney reproductive energy of the moving center) and the I-thought are merged or united back into pure consciousness (the Number 8 person of Gurdjieff or the Level 8 consciousness of Mahayana Buddhism).
Just like Christ, Ramana Maharshi literally stopped his heart for over 10 minutes, but did so with total self-awareness, the I-thought as the Pre-Amp. This is the goal of Advaita Vedanta, the secret of the Gnostics, etc.