I AM A I Unfolding the

About I AM A I

  • Conceptual Overview

  • A mystic science textbook within a non exclusive paradigm that synthesizes physical sciences with metaphysical/spiritual/mystical sciences.

    The Book

      I AM A I is a mystical how to book.  This book will not only explain, it will teach you how to meditate; how to cultivate ESP; how to use music; how to perceive truth; and how to do numerous other things.
        It is a primer only.  It is up to you to decide what "variations on a theme" -- universal themes -- you want to apply.

        This is a metaphysics science book.  The ‘lab’ for this science book is the ‘you’ behind the eyes and between the ears – your mind.  The exercises in both books --  I AM A I and the Truth Tuning Toolkit -- are presented as experiments with you observing your change of being after most experiments. 
        This science textbook presents a relatively simple paradigm that synthesizes the current science paradigm and uses science's reasoning – mathematical reasoning – to help illustrate ancient metaphysical concepts. 
        I AM A I provides a universal model to you. I AM A I uses the science class format -- along with math reasoning -- to introduce to you metaphysical science principles.  This book does this through unifying or using inclusive ideas, definitions, or specific new terms.  One example of this is in the definition of truth used in this work: "laws by which something works".  This definition applies to gravity as well as magic.

        Basic physics is relevant in our daily lives.  For instance, we use the recognized laws of motion, thermodynamics, gravity, etc., just to walk, talk, and to keep warm; and, we do it unconsciously.
    Likewise, the basic metaphysical laws and mechanics in I AM A I are applicable daily. 

        This is a textbook.  It can be used on an individual level as a personal self-help book.  And…it can be used by an instructor as a course textbook.  The assignments are there to illustrate types of personal applications.  Experimentation is encouraged.

        The curious and the initiate will benefit from this book.  I AM A I's paradigm and applications expose you to some basic fundamental metaphysical principles that are behind all things, including your mind. 

        The value of these books manifests with the application of their contents.  Because the exercises in I AM A I work off of the basic mechanics of your being, the exercises are generic enough to enhance and be adaptable to most working religious and mystical philosophies.  (For generic mind expansion exercises only, see the Toolkit)

      Since Truth is Eternally constant, there is nothing new in I AM A I.  Even using mathematical reasoning metaphysically is not new.  The idea is older than Pythagoras. 
        It is the presentation of the metaphysical subject matter as a western science class that makes I AM A I 'relatively' different.  A summary of I AM A I follows.

    Chapter 1
    An Overview
      The 'lab' or playground for this book is you 'behind the eyes'.  The first chapter introduces this to you and presents an overview of the textbook. 

        Chapter 1 examines the physical -- science -- paradigms, the metaphysical -- spiritual -- paradigms, their respective strengths and weaknesses, and begins to synthesizes them.  The chapter then examines the strengths and weaknesses of I AM A I's constructed format.

        The chapter shows that the idea of the use of mathematical logic and mysticism is not new.  You are introduced to the Axial Age, Pythagoras, and the Pythagorean mystery schools. 

        In addition, the two mathematical proportions that are at the root of western sacred geometry are introduced --  pi and the golden section (golden mean). 

      There are a number of exercises presented in this chapter. 
    • The first lab and homework assignment is one in truth recognition, for you to see the effect truth has on your mind.  And...it helps define the workspace of this book -- the mind. 
    • The second homework assignment is about keeping silent with numerous rationale for this.  And...both exercises also help define the workspace of this book -- the mind. 
    • The third is to make your own mandala or yantra (something like the left) using base figures (in the Index) and shading.  (Mandalas are to be made in preparation for a power chant type of exercise presented in Chapter 6.)

    Chapter 2
    Postulates and Basic Theorems
      The second chapter begins with a brief history of the evolution of mathematics -- its roots, how mathematics transcended its roots -- physical form, and defines what is a postulate and a theorem.

        This chapter then gives language terms precise meaning, treats these terms as if they were mathematical expressions, and using algebraic reasoning assembles them into a set of postulates and theorems. 

        Seven postulates and over sixty theorems are generated.  The postulates and theorems of Chapter 2 are the 'skeleton' of I AM A I's paradigm.

        These postulates and theorems also serve as an introduction to a multitude of ancient mystical axioms.

    Chapter 3
    The Correction and the Mirror
      The thought construct of Chapter 2, plus its implications, is continued in Chapter 3.  The provided skeleton of Chapter 2 is 'fleshed' out, integrating the current science paradigm, into a physical body

        This chapter continues the theme of going from the 'top' down from the previous chapter.  Chapter 3 touches on how physics and metaphysics theories are united with the introduction of the concepts involving correction of untruth -- truth, the Mirror, Bubbles of Temporal/spatial Reference (BTRs), and their consequent matrices of interactions. 

         At the end of Chapter 3, the concepts involving Eternal-temporal interface mechanics (specifically time folding or time ignor-ance) are introduced.  The idea of time and space being non sequitar to the Eternal is to be worked with later in the book.
    • Mid chapter, a long-term exercise or homework assignment is presented. This assignment involves a comprehensive truth perception by mentally jumping parallels from everyday objects. 

        This assignment involves a truth a day for an extended period (a year?) and writing it in a journal.

    Chapter 4
    Realities and the Human Matrix
      Chapter 4 begins with defining a reality as "an effect of sets of truths or laws".  This chapter then introduces the five basic realities generated by the truths of previous chapters.

        This chapter then concludes the thought construct -- paradigm -- started in Chapters 2 and 3.  It gives the skeleton and body a mortal mind. It examines in detail how truth and untruth exists in the human thought, the limits of perception, and the predominant elements of the human BTR's matrix and Perceptual Lens Array (Perceptions, Desires, Faith, Belief, Attachments, Truth, Untruth, and Choice). 
        (This chapter contains a b/w block diagram -- a bow version of left illustration -- of our mortal mind  and maps its routes and paths.)

        Chapter 4 discusses Storages (Truth, Knowledge, Programming, Memory, and Untruth and how they relate to the previously introduced realities), Focus Control, the Perceptual Lens Array (mind's eye), and presents a block diagram breakdown of interactions of these elements within the human mind/matrix. 

        Comparisons are made between the human matrix's operation and a camera or our eye. 

      Within this chapter, there are time and space perceptional exercises and personal labs using the imagination to expand the 'mind's eye'.
  • One exercise introduces the mind's cognitive input, shows the temporal limits of the mind, and using the eyes how you can 'reset' the mind.
  • Another exercise has you extend your mind through space by visualizing your immediate surroundings and then extending your visual scope.
  • A third exercise is similar to the second however it has you extend your mind through time.

                The remainder of I AM A I looks at various manipulations of the previously presented human matrix/mind model.  Chapters 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6 introduce elementary operations of the human matrix. Chapters 7 and 8 introduce intermediary operations of our mind/matrix. Chapters 9 and 10 cover intermediary to advance metaphysical/spiritual usage of our mortal mind.

    Chapter 5
    Formula of Effectiveness and Motivational Analysis
      Chapter 5 takes the components of the human mind/matrix introduced in Chapter 4 , treats them as numerical values, and then produces a general formula of effectiveness for all human situations. 

    • This chapter introduces to you  the front end of your mind (the perception/desire lens) by an experiment or homework assignment.  It helps show you the relationship between what you 'see' and what you 'want'.

    Chapter 6
    Concerning Meditation and Disciplines
        Chapter 6 is almost all exercises -- meditations and chanting.  This chapter introduces a variety of exercises, labs, and meditations, both traditional and non-traditional; and references their mechanics to  Chapter 4

    • There are exercises introducing one-point focus on an event with three basic breathing exercises.
    • There are exercises introducing  the three basic forms of chanting
      • contemplative -- inward
      • affirmation -- outward (done with mandala or yantra  shaded in from Chapter 1, Assignment 2) like ------->
      • devotional
      • combination of above
    • There is an exercise introducing  Lexio Divinio
    • There are exercises introducing  Zen and empty mind exercises

    Chapter 7
    Concerning ESP and Psychic Phenomenon
      Once a person has been doing still mind exercises for a period of time, psychic phenomena (ESP) becomes a side effect.  This is the realm of Chapter 7.  This chapter simplifies things by defining all psychic phenomena as communication within One Mind.  We perceive these psychic forms as telepathy - either Mind/mind or mind/mind.

        This chapter gives brief definitions of some of the major manifestations of ESP and the routes taken through the human mind/matrix model presented in Chapter 4 -- its mechanics. 

        And...Chapter 7 shows how ESP uses the time/space ignor-ance mechanics (introduced in Chapter 3).

      Relating information given in Chapters 4, 5, and 6, Chapter 7 introduces to you -- the reader -- a number of exercises that can help cultivate psychic informational flow through your mortal mind.
    • One set of exercises focus on the cultivation clairvoyance
    • Another set focuses on the cultivation of telepathy

    Chapter 8
    Concerning Metaphysical Tools and  Music Use
      Chapter 8 is an extension to Chapter 6.  It touches on tool usage and expands on empty mind exercises.  The chapter presents a partial list of metaphysical tools.  The tool list includes the I Ching and the Tarot and touches on their basics.

        This chapter also discusses the most useful and powerful metaphysical tool we have, music.  The chapter goes over the use of music, modalities, and its mechanics.  To help facilitate a change of consciousness, Chapter 8 gives labs or applications.


      Chapter 8 exercises involve:
    • how empty mind exercises (of Chapter 6) are easier, if done in short bursts of blankness. 
    • focusing to music can work like the eye exercise of Chapter 4
    • 'pumping' a specific set of truths through the mind with musical lyrics

    Chapter 9
    Concerning Magic
      All the information of the previous chapters is pulled together in the ninth chapter, Concerning Magic. 

        This chapter defines the five kinds of magic (Black, White, Gray, Silver, and Gold), plus introduces the four rules concerning the learning and use of magic: To Know, To Dare, To Will, and To Keep Silent.

        Chapter 9 discusses the Eternal to temporal mechanics (Chapters 2 - 4) of magic.  It relates the human matrix (Chapters 4 and 5) to Truth Matrix mechanics (Chapters 2, 3, and 7).  The chapter presents easily understandable patterns and parallels (it parallels the magical operation to an architect building a house), and relates the magical operation back to the formula of effectiveness (Chapter 5). 

         This chapter is the springboard to the last chapter.

    • The one exercise in this chapter concerns itself with demonstrating to you how energy moves through your body.

    Chapter 10
    Concerning World Religions and Miracles
      In Chapter 10, the concept of Gold magic is extended into miracles. 
        The Axial Age introduced in Chapter 1 and the basic concepts involved are tied together with concepts from I AM A I
        World religions (Covenant and Non-Covenant) and spiritual quests -- shamanic journeys -- are touched on.  The chapter gives a short synopsis of world religions, their major concepts, and what they have in common. 

        I AM A I finishes by taking the introduction and the first chapter of A Course in Miracles(C) (The Principal of Miracles) and cross-references the ACIM material to the material in I AM A I's previous chapters.1


    About the Author
       When the author was very young, he would take toys apart to see what made them work.  As he got older, he turned that inquisitiveness to how his mind worked.  Between the ages of 9-18 he learned or started ‘playing’ with a multitude of things such as: he could not trust his mind; the relationships of wants – desires – in everything we do (and changing his desires); he learned the permanence of mathematics and science; there were ‘glitches’ in our – mankind’s -- perception of reality; he learned blank mind exercises; he learned truth perception in everyday objects; he learned to use music to aid blank mind exercises; and, he started to experiment with entering deep relaxation trance states.

         The ages of 18-20 found Steven as a merchant seaman and he sailed the pacific orient for a while before the selective service caught up with him.  When a seaman, he learned about chanting and would do this on the deck of the ships he sailed and he also ‘played’ more with trance states.
         He entered the army at the age of twenty.  The author turned the army experience into a serious metaphysical study and mental practice; mostly as a rebellion to the army (“They got my body, but they don’t have my soul.”)  He began studying and doing exercises regularly in the Tarot, I Ching, thaumaturgical magic, music aided exercises, and learned raja yoga.  Steven devised and performed numerous empirical experiments in the mystical/ESP/magic vein at this time and did many while he was doing his military chores
         It was while in the army he was initiated into an intense period of internal schooling of thirteen months, which had distinct initiations through the ‘school’.  The schooling continued after his release from the army.  The graduation from this school required his death.  The age of twenty-three found Steven as an adept.

         Thinking it could not be that simple, he then studied the core concepts of world religions.  The author found he could pick up books like Tao te Ching, Upanishads, or Bhagavad Gita and the majority of the time knew exactly what the books were expressing and be able to explain the core concepts to others.
         He has been in service to communities dedicated to growth, education, service, or of a spiritual nature most of the time since then.  Fixing things is his version of “chopping wood and carrying water”.  The spectrum of these communities range from years working at Esalen Institute to years working for a Catholic monastery -- New Camaldoli Hermitage.  Consequently, he has been exposed to a multitude of philosophies and thought systems.  It was while he was at the hermitage that he started to put the concepts he learned into a book -- I AM A I

         Steven has taught workshops in Mysticism and the Moody Blues, Magick: Preparation of the Operator, and was a Course in Miracles(C) group discussion leader for a number of years. In addition, he has regularly taught an extracurricular quarter class titled an Introduction to the Mystic Arts (or Science) at  Heartwood Institute.  He taught this class using a previous version of his book (Iamai: A Journey into the Unseen) as the textbook. 
          Sometimes Steve likes to play 'mad scientist' with inventions like the quantum converter and the electric field transformer,


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