based on the yet to be published Theory of Everything.
Predatory / Primitive Mind
PLACE: EuroAsian continent
TIME: Palaeogene/ Neogene
Predatory mind is like a desert: an arid, barren, undulating landscape. The flatlands reflect higher ridged fata morganatic features on its horizons with a precision of a xerox photo copier. It is seducing life into its deadly trenches by mirroring the most scintillating, sumptuous, tempting things.
Every uttered word of the earliest human mind is a reflection of a bit of a horizon, of real words, of real things. These reflections are unprocessed, only ever copied into forming memory regions. Forty million years ago, when the first human looked at the surrounding arid landscapes of the EuroAsian continent, all that its mind was able to do is reflect the visuals, and store them as copies, similar to digital devices storing copies of images. The predatory human was unable to process its reflections further, and so unable to understand them at the embryonic stages of human evolution.
Modern reality is much more complex today, so the reflections of it, of human words that evolved millions of years later, of modern urban landscapes, make for far more complex realities to reflect. This makes for a very complex illusion to detect.
Predatory human is a legacy of our evolution, after millions of years it still roams the Earth’s continents. Its rough-edged nucleic blockchain phosphate-nitrate molecules survived in our deoxyribonucleic vines intact, impacting how we think.
These ancient mosaics pieced together rise like fatamorganas in modern words printed in Substacks, New York Times, and Twitter. The art of detecting these mosaics is finding the edges, they will be broken or blurred, or overlapping. A direct effect of the haphazard piecing is confusion, and slipping off the center of the subject matter, eyes glazing over the word message. Lengthier mosaics lead towards aberrations and absurd. When used in political or social platforms, these word salads can and do make for dangerous propagandas, as they will be reflected by thousands of reflecting minds. Detection encounters problems, as they are precise copies of originals. The aid comes in a more sophisticated method of detection: the reflection is always a reverse image, like in a mirror or on film. Because the early human mind functions by reflecting, sans processing the images and words, what is presented is always a precise reverse version of the original. What the receipient hears or sees is an unconscious projection.
The primitive mind needs a constant primary source to reflect. It also needs many secondary and tertiary mirrors to reflect reality around him or her. It looks for the most scintillating, bright and shiny objects that intensify its sense of being. The effect of which is disconcerting to those it reflects. In case of primary source, the primitive human initially reflects positive emotions, and positive reactions, it is the golden stage, of intense positive attraction. The mind feels alive seeing the new exciting reflections, and tries to initiate as many as possible, copying them and making them his own. Primitive mind cannot see the difference between the object and the reflection that is copied into its memory. Outer objects become introjects that remain latent, unprocessed, along with other reflections. If these introjects are not reinforced, some of them fade in time, some are never stored, some blend with others in the same category.
Devaluation commences soon afterwards. The primary source (partner, spouse) devalues the primitive human by presenting a negative reaction. It is followed by immediate mirrored, reverse reflection. The ensuing devaluation slippery slope leads to a discard by the primary source, instantly followed by the predatory human discard. The primary source is always the reflected subject, and the source that initiates each part of the cycle. Predatory human never discards its sources, because it only ever reflects them. The only way for the sources to avoid being reflected is by removing themselves from its spheres of influence. Predatory mind will always seek its own reflections in others, who are its only purpose, as an appliance, and a mirror.
Reflecting is a way the primitive mind functions in reality and the world at large. It is a mechanism that is instrumental to forming predatory fiefdoms, and pyramidal structures. It is a powerful glue that holds the structures together.
When formed, visually the image is often striking. E.g in the Nazi Germany which was the most powerful predatory fiefdom up to date, the furher’s raised hand reflected by thousands of predatory humans is seared into everyone’s memory.
Predatory mind is not aware of the reflecting process as it is not self-aware. The only moment it comes close to self awareness is the moment it sees itself in the mirror. It is the moment it is able to reflect itself, and copy the xeroxed image into its memory. Because predatory human is unable to process the image further by organizing it and linking it to other images, it must keep looking in the mirror, or keep taking a series of selfies.
A popular name used in popular psychology for a primitive/ predatory human is the narcissist. The connotation the term brings with it, misses the actual nature of the neurological processes inside of the mind of the predatory human. In reality it is self-less, lacking a self, forever bound to trying to process its own image to understand its own identity but it always fails.
Since the modern predatory human is a hybrid of the original predator and an evolved Homo Sapiens, I introduce a new term: the Rapinae.
Those who come into the Rapinae’s spheres of influence, naturally reflected by it, experience complex ptsd when the illusion shatters, when they are no longer reflected. The illusion shatters and so does their sense of reality as making sense, a cohesive space time.
Being reflected is of course pleasant. It is an addictive, extraordinary experience. The problem arises when the Rapinae begins to reflect also the flaws, and the ugliness that is naturally a part of life. The devaluing reaction to it initiates a mirror devaluation by the narcissist/Rapinae. If a source is flawless, the positive, seductive reflecting continues, until the Rapinae finds a newer source that gets its attention, to reflect.
The Rapinae human attempts the first reality processing by simply dividing reality into good & bad reflections. This distinction is a first attempt at organizing information. Because the information remains unprocessed, stored in short memory, either good or bad reflections can momentarily be switched. The Rapinae builds a vast matrix of both good and bad reflections, triangulating them with each other, which creates a dimensional hall of mirrors.
THE PROCESS OF REFLECTION
The Rapinae mind uses all senses to receive reflections. In text as a written word, the reflection has the least impact/ potency, the shortest latency/ impression on the mind. As a spoken word, its sound reverberation lasts much longer. As a live presence, the combination of images, sounds and motion create the strongest reflection, its latency is longest.
These fleeting reflections, as they all fade unprocessed, give the human a sense of its own identity which is much dependent on surroundings and the quality and quantity of sources which generate the reflections. Its sense of identity is very fragile, and as fleeting as the memory of a reflection. The Rapinae must seek new reflections each day, or renew the latency of captured reflections from surrounding sources (appliances). It is an exhaustive search, one that always ends in failure to retain the reflection, and thus its sense of identity. The Rapinae unpredictable behavior reflects that chaotic, relentless, endless process, as it attempts to scour its surroundings for mirrors that will identify and satisfy him.
However, the process is a little more complex, because the predatory human is not a purely unevolved human and as primitive as our mind millions of years ago. The primitive process of reflection in predatory mind resides within modern human mind’s structure, and is dependent on inherited ancient nucleic vines which vary from individual to individual. This is a material for another chapter.
Time: Neogene / Pleistocene
Space: EuroAsian Continent
24.5 million years ago when we opened our eyes for the first time, we couldn’t process what we saw, and who we were. We may have not even been bipedal yet (disputed by the Millenial Man), clinging to trees for protection. Our primitive minds saw the surrounding landscapes, and started storing the images we saw in our short term memory, but as soon as the landscape changed, its memory faded quickly. We weren’t able to process the images and store them in long term memory yet.
Image processing, its replication came later along with the evolution of our mind, its size and the neuro-network capacity that allowed to replicate the reflected images and store them in long term memory.
Long before we’ve become social human beings, mere 200k years ago, we’ve been through several phases spanning twenty million years.
The social human mind, a vast majority of human beings today, reflects incoming information and then replicates it creating a precise replica that is stored in long term memory. The image is replicated, still primitively as either good vs bad, the same way as the primitive mind had, but it is now organised in a linear order. This is the entire process right there. Reflection processing is extended to storing and neat linear organising.
In contrast, primitive mind unable to store information long term, and process it further, does not remember the previous day. Its memory is checkered, distorted by numerous pieces of reality reflections, past and present. Its memory has to be triggered each time by a source (of reflection) and execution criteria need to be met in order for the primitive human to take action.
Primitive mind is unable to categorize reflections farther than the white (good) or black (bad). The latent image reflections blend with each other, appearing as the same. A white reflection will be considered a strong reflection, not necessarily positive as long as it is strong, involving all expressions and all senses in an intense frequency. If a human has two or more white reflections, they will often blend into one, and he will mistake one for another. It is the inability to process information that causes these aberrations in behavior, which are often unconscious, and instinctive, such as the silent treatment, projection, triangulation, lies, and gaslighting.
The social mind’s replication process removes these distortions of reality and prevents aberrations in behavior by simply organising reflections in an order.
The driving force behind further evolution of human mind are emotions, crucial processes that help give value to stored reflections. Emotion compounds are the quartz of our mind, where reality is tagged and mapped. The social mind began developing positive emotions, which were absent and remain absent in the primitive mind. In addition to the initial negative emotions: fear, anger, hatred, jealousy, contempt (the negative compound spectrum), human mind began evolving positive emotion compounds: joy, sadness, grief, happiness, content, etc, and thus organising reality impressions into a more complex reflection.
The social mind organizes reflections in a linear order, and adds another second dimension of tagging reality into a more ordered positive vs negative reflection.
Time: 1 AD / Holocene
Space: European Continent
Empathic mind emerges in the last second of human evolution, with the appearance of “mirror” neurons. It is the most powerful nucleic vine leap.
Time of self-reflection. We know who we are, who we were and who we will become. We see so clearly now, as if our blurred and distorted lens became clear. We look in amazement at the stunning beauty of reality, reflected, replicated, remembered, restored at a moment’s notice from a series of neatly organised mosaics.
Mirror neurons end our quest for reflections. We now self reflect, equipped with trillions of mirror neurons our minds buzz with, scintillating, amusing us as reality is reflected in them in octillions of combinations. Our minds greedily look around, storing these amazing reflections, organising them through the social phase of linear replication, and finally now understanding them. A bigger picture emerges. And then more, and more, ceaselessly building ever more complex realities, constantly increasing our understanding.
Understanding expands in wider circles, reaching the sky, and then the galaxy, and then the universe, reaching the end and the beginning of everything. We suddenly understand everything. Not only the ways another human feels, but how everything else relates to us and how we ought to relate to everything else around us: other animals, the planet, eco systems, our urban communities, other human species among us. The little mirrors don’t skip anything, as every little thing matters now. We cannot avoid looking and seeing, and feeling everything around us anymore, as we become part of everything reflected in our own reflective mosaics that belong to us.
With it, comes a price. As our little mirrors become more sensitive, we often experience adverse effects. Some of us do, as the transition from the social phase to the empathic phase proves to have its price.
It is also called autism.
Time: 1 AD / Holocene
Space: European Continent
This transition can be disabling. The entire autistic spectrum reflects a wide range of side effects from mild to quite severe: sensory overload, emotional meltdown, unwillingness to communicate with the outside reality.
Sensory overload is an effect of mirror neuron growth, which results in more sensitive reflections bombarding a more sensitive brain. Autistics feel overloaded with physical stimuli accessing their senses of seeing, hearing and touching. The need to store these sensitive reflections is increased, and it eventually reaches an overload- the capacity to accept further stimuli and a refusal to process them. The overload causes emotional meltdown and a need to abdicate daily activities in order to give the overactive brain a chance to rest and recover. The repeated cycle of increased stimulation (nucleic learning), met with an overload, is the mechanism of evolution. This way the human brain is literally trained to increase its neuro-capacity, which increases its sensitivity and depth.
Emotion compounds evolve further, as room is being made by the increased capacity. A deeper emotional spectrum causes emotional meltdowns, parallel in nature to the overload of stimuli. It is a self perpetuating mechanism, driving the evolution of human mind. Autism is another word that simply means evolution.
Autism is not a mental illness, it is a sandy nucleic vine training in sensitivity.